These small jars are filled with extraordinarily tiny beads. Apparently manicurists use them to create create on-trend nail styles.
|The Caviar Manicure. |
(Image from primped.ninemsn.com.au)
I take a fairly classic approach to manicures and pedicures. In fact, I generally forgo polish all together on my fingernails opting simply for a buff and shine. Why? Because I hate chipped polish and I don't have the discipline or disposable income to keep up a manicure. For my feet I opt for short, well shaped nails adorned in a single bold or bright color. Think:
Chanel's Vamp knock-off or orange.
|Thriftier Vamp option: Tell Me Moor! by OPI|
Decals, jewels, micro beads...uh...not so much. Once, I did get daring. I purchased a bottle of gold glitter polish by OPI to complement the purple pedicure I'd just received. A coat of
old gold glitter over my purple tootsies (just one on each foot) to recognize the centennial celebration of my father's fraternity...Omega Psi Phi! I didn't get too many comments on the pedicure when I went out that night. Oh well guess there weren't that many foot fetishists out and about ; )
|Glitter top coat looked a little like this. |
(Image from www.luuux.com)
|Color base coat looked a little like this purple glitter.|
(Image from air-tan.com/blog)
Enough of the digression on beauty trends! I was lucky enough to pick up this pack of 8 bottles from the dollar store. Wow, that's a little more than 12 cents a bottle. I cannot wait to use these in a mini scene. Perhaps my next kitchen or artist's studio. Who knows...we shall see. Most of you in the miniature blogoshpere are a pretty thrifty bunch. This post is a simple reminder: don't forget your dollar stores.