Wow... first off I'd like to thank Courtney for graciously letting me do some blogging for her. She is completely amazing and I am so happy we met and are friends. However the blogging request turned out to be both a blessing and a (tiny) curse. As soon as I agreed and we went out and bought me an Ott-Lite, things took a turn for the worse.
First, I actually wasn't in the mood to paint my nails. I've been painting my nails about once every 2-3 days for about a year now, so not wanting to paint my nails for a week or so was strange. Then 2 huge shelves fall off my wall crushing my Wet-n-Wild Black Creme with it (crucial to this blog post). Finally I attend a crab feast and completely murdered my nails. So I decided to suck it up, file them down, stop by CVS for a new WnW Black Creme and force myself to sit down for my mani. I was so nervous painting my nails that I got black nail polish all over my hands, clean-up was horrible. Then the dreaded picture taking. My first pictures looked nothing like Courtney's amazing pictures. So after taking about 40 in different lights and backgrounds over the last 24 hours, I finally got a set of pictures I was happy with.
So you see, this first post was a serious labor of love. So it can only get better from here! I am so excited to finally be posting, to be sharing my love of nail polish with the blog world, and doing it with my dear friend Courtney.
I first became aware of OPI's Movin' Out when reading this post on Fashion Polish. I've been dying to get Clarins 230, a nail polish with amazing color changing pigment, but it goes for about $60 on Ebay. I love nail polish, but not that much! So when I saw this post and Sam's amazing pictures and video, I instantly got onto Ebay and secured one for $10. Now my pictures don't do this nearly as much justice as the ones on Fashion Polish, so I urge you to check those out as well. Enough blabbing! Onto the polish!
To achieve this look, you need layer one or two thin coats of Movin' Out over any black creme polish. This multichrome polish flashes purple, magenta, amber, and green. It also has beautiful shimmer to it, which I believe is what actually gives it the amazing color changing abilities that I tried desperately to capture. I didn't do it justice (couldn't manage to capture the amber at all). Movin' Out is from the 2003 Holiday on Broadway collection which means it is Hard-to-Find. However you can still grab it on Ebay for under $15. It's also still available on Aveyou.com. Since it's from 2003, that means its the old, chemical filled formula and no Pro-Wide brush. Pick this up, you won't regret it!