Sunday, 8 April 2012

Elegant Manicure with O.P.I Pirouette My Whistle

Good afternoon, dear readers!

I hope I am not jumping the gun by saying that this manicure is elegant.  To me it is, but to you it may not be.  ^-^

For this I used a light taupe-y franken for a base, then I added two coats of O.P.I's Pirouette My Whistle.  I absolutely ADORE that glitter!!!  It reminds me of snow, softly falling in a beautiful winter landscape.  Very elegant!

I then painted some designs with black acrylic paint, and finished it off (to my sister's suggestion) by adding a small, clear rhinestone to each nail.


I hope that everyone is having a fantastic weekend! :D

Happy Easter!



  1. It is very elegant and feminine! I love those swirls sooo much! Great mani, as always ;)

  2. Wow, these are gorgeous! I especially love the black. Very detailed and dainty. :)

  3. its so elegant and pretty :)

  4. GORGEOUS, Ash!!! I love it!! I hope you have a great Easter!

  5. The swirls remind of me of a ballerina spinning :)

  6. Beautiful! I need to get that glitter!

  7. Oh my!! I wish I could do the things you do, that is absolutely stunning!

  8. This is beautiful! Very elegant :)

  9. Your free hand swirls are amazing! They look so delicate over that OPI polish :)

  10. These really are elegant and gorgeous, your artwork is very good, it looks like nail stickers.

  11. So beautiful! The art has such amazing detail! <3

  12. Absolutely stunning as usual! Your line work really is impressive. I think your sister was right - adding that gem really worked!

  13. Gorgeous. This is so elegant, I love it. Happy Easter to you too :-)

  14. This is so lovely! My favorite so far!

  15. I just love the look of that Pirouette-I actually have it-but it is a PITA to get off! This mani is so pretty!

  16. very pretty and girly! love it!

  17. This is so gorgeous! I love the design and the colors...It's so elegant! hehe
    I also wanted to let you know that I awarded you with the Blogger Appreciation Award: <3

  18. @ Theodora R: Thank you so very much!!! :D

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    @ AllThatIsGorgeous: Aw, thank you so much Jenn!! I hope that you have had a wonderful Easter too! :D

    @ Jayne: Aw thank you!! I really like that! :D

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  19. Wow, I can't belive it is freehand! Gorgeous!! Your mani made me want Pirouette My Whistle which wasn't on my wish list because I already have Servin' Up Sparkles :D

  20. So delicate and perfect - fabulous work!!

  21. This is really delicate and pretty! I like it!

  22. This is really cute Ashley! I love that glitter.

  23. Very elegant. I love Pirouette my Whistle. IMO, it's the only good thing about this collection, but it is gorgeous and makes up for all the rest (well, maybe all but one ugly, UGLY one).

  24. Those are hand painted!!?!! Oh my, I still have a lot of practicing to do... Greetings and love from a new follower! :)

  25. @ My Nail Polish Online: Thank you so much!!! Serving Up Sparkles is on my wish list, haha!! XD I love the glitter in Pirouette as the larger hexes are a shiny white. SO pretty!! :D

    @ hollysagemini: Thank you so much!!!! :D

    @ ScarsLikeLace: I’m really glad!! Thank you! :D

    @ MariJo: Thank you so much!!! Me too!! :D

    @ Leisel: Hahah, which of the collection did you not like? I agree about this being the best in the collection, in my opinion. I just had to have it!!

    @ Paulina: Thank you very much!! ^-^

    @ Eugenia: Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate that! :D

  26. You definitely did not jump the gun. THIS IS ELEGANT!!!

    Really gorgeous!!!

  27. @ Lizzy O: Thank you so much!!! :D I really appreciate your comments!! :D


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