Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mom's Favorite Nails: Orly Luxe and OPI Black Shatter

Hey everybody!  Who's your style icon? 

A fashion designer?  A Hollywood star?

Mine is my Mom.

My Mom at 18

A lot of people remember their mother as a sweet lady, a great cook, or a lot of fun.  Well, how fortunate am I?  My Mom was all those things, AND she was drop-dead gorgeous. 

Mom was always put together.  We were just an average middle-class family...didn't have lots and lots of money...but Mom always looked like a million dollars.  She could have looked runway-ready with 15 bucks to spend.

She never even swept the front porch without her hair and makeup being right.  My sister and I have both inherited that mindset. :)

Well, Mom is still like that.  She loves fashion and she loves jewelry.  And every Saturday evening, she asks me to pick her out a nail polish to match her dress for Sunday morning church.

So in honor of Mother's Day, I asked Mom to choose her favorite nail look. :)

Mom really has a fondness for shatter/crackle effect polish.  I know a lot of people aren't fond of this trend and are happy to see it being replaced by textured polish.  Shatter nails are mostly just okay with me, but I do really like a black shatter.  You can wear it over any color you want, and it always looks like some sort of abstract animal pattern.  This effect is best achieved when worn over gold.  Mom likes to wear Orly Luxe, a rich metallic gold, with a coat of OPI Black Shatter.


Orly Luxe and OPI Black Shatter

Orly Luxe is just that...a luxurious gold.  I used 2 coats for the photos with 1 coat of Black Shatter.  My top coat was CND Air Dry.

Black and gold give the look of a leopard/zebra...a ZEOPARD! :P
Luxe is a gorgeous gold!
Grrrrooowwwwlllll

This is a look I really do love.  Black and gold together always make a bold statement. :)  Speaking of bold statements, here is my Mom today, rocking a maxi dress and wearing bright blue nails...and she's 73 years old.


Oh, and her polish for tomorrow? Hare Polish Bury the Hatchetfish.  She's THAT cool. :)

Thank you, Lord, for our Moms!  And everybody have a wonderful Mother's Day! :)

18 comments:

  1. This will always be my favorite of your posts because it features the coolest Mom ever!

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  2. You two are so fortunate to have a mom like Carolyn and she is likewise blessed to have two such sweet daughters.

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  3. You are lucky to have such a hot mom; she looks like a million bucks! I bet she was a great example for you. ;-)

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    1. Hahaha...she's still so beautiful. My sister and I tell her she gets better and better looking. And yes, we loved having a hot mom! :)

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  4. What a style icon your mum is! She looks devine and great choice of nail polish Melissa's mum :D Happy Mothers Day! x x x

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  5. So sweet and touching blog post!

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  6. Great combo manicure! Your mom is pretty :)

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  7. Awwww! What a sense of style she has. I would dare say she dresses more "hip" than my mom who's in her 50's! :P
    You're right, most people do look down on the crackle trend, but I still think it's cool! I especially love black crackle over my neon polishes. :-) This is for sure a beautiful combo - and OH! THE RING! *drool
    You seriously must have a ring (or two or three!) that go with every mani. ;-)

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    1. :) Yeah...well, speaking of Mom's sense of style, the ring is hers!! She has as many rings as I do polishes, so I'll never run out of props. :P

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  8. Your mom sounds like an awesome gal and my GOSH, she looks amazing! She is indeed rocking that maxi dress :) Lovely post, Melissa :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Liesl! She is quite a wonderful lady. :)

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  9. OMG, your mom is soooo beautiful! And that's awesome that she even knows what the crackle polish is. It looks so cool with the gold, what a great idea. Does your mom read your blog??

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    1. Aww, thank you! :) Yes, she knows all the nail trends and all about my dirty little secret (my blog)...heh heh. She likes crackle because her manis last forever!

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