December 6, 2010

A Change of Pace: OPI Girls Just Want to Play

OPI Girls Just Want to Play, two coats, no flash

Being a nail blogger, I rarely go to the salon to have my nails done. I change my polish so often that it seems like a waste to go pay money to have my nails done, only to remove it a day or two later. However, during my recent trip to the salon, I remembered why it's nice to get a professional manicure occasionally.

Since getting my nails done isn't something I normally do, I also picked a color I wouldn't normally pick- OPI Girls Just Want to Play. Girls Just Want to Play is a red creme. When do I wear red cremes? Neverrrrrrr, they bore me. However, I really like this one. It's a super bright red with a healthy dose of orange. I have received loads of compliments on this color since Friday.

OPI Girls Just Want to Play, two coats, with flash

As you can see in the pictures, my nail tech didn't do the kind of clean-up around the edges that I would normally do. I have since cleaned this up, of course. She did a great job shaping my nails, although I definitely winced when she started sawing away at the walls of my nails. I'm sure I'm in for some breaks soon. The main things that convinced me to go to the salon more often were the treatments she applied and the hand massage. I got the Mineral Salt Spa Manicure, and the nail tech just applied cream after cream, followed by an exfoliating scrub, followed by oil, followed by more creams! Could I do this at home? Yes. Do I? No. The Mineral Salt manicure was definitely a nice treat and I think I will try to do this maybe every other month. It really is a nice change of pace to have someone else do your nails.

OPI Girls Just Want to Play, two coats, no flash

Also, this visit got me thinking- I'm dying to try the OPI Axxium Gel polish. A friend of mine recently had this done, and her nails have looked gorgeous for more than 2 weeks! Have you tried this yet? How was it? My mom is dying to try them as well. I think that would be a good Christmas present- mother/daughter Axxium nails! Obviously, I'll post about my experience with them!


Tessa said...

i like this color :) I love reds! Thisone looks good on you :D

x0x0 Tessa

Never Enough Nails said...

Thanks! I was surprised that it looked good on me, red cremes often don't, especially the blue based ones.

Nails Night Out said...

Hi! What topcoat did you use?

Never Enough Nails said...

Nails Night Out- Sadly, I don't know what they used in that salon! It's a great top coat though, super shiny and it made the mani last a longgggg time. It started with a D and said New York somewhere on the bottle. I wanted to ask, but I didn't want the nail technician to think I was a psycho, you know?