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OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane & diagonal nail art

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Hello! So in a few of my blog posts this week I have mentioned I visited my family last weekend. They live about four hours’ drive away from where I live so me and my husband typically make a weekend of it. So, as you do when in a different town, I went shopping and picked up two polishes: LA Colors Expressionism, dual-ended neon pink and multi-glitter polish from the Flash Pop! Collection, and OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane, a beautiful deep burgundy polish from OPI’s recent San Francisco Collection.

I was drawn to In the Cable Car-Pool Lane instantly; I had seen a few swatches of the polishes on some other blogs but I didn’t realise how gorgeous In the Cable Car-Pool Lane was! I took my pictures in my grandparents’ sun room so you might notice a different background with the photos below.

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane by Dry, Dammit!

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane by Dry, Dammit!

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane by Dry, Dammit!

In the Cable Car-Pool Lane is more a dark red jelly rather than a creme; it even looks a bit purple in some light. In the photos I have two coats on, but I really think I could have used a third coat. Application was easy as usual with OPI polish.

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane by Dry, Dammit!

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane by Dry, Dammit!

While seeing my family I also did my grandmother’s and mum’s nails. We did the obligatory nail shot below. My mum’s nails are left (you will see I recreated the nail art I showed you earlier this week), my hand is in the middle (wearing In the Cable Car-Pool Lane) and my grandmother’s nails are metallic pink using Ulta3 Celebutant!

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane by Dry, Dammit!

I wore In the Cable Car-Pool Lane for a couple of days and then decided to do a little diagonal nail art design. I don’t know what else to call it. I used two dabbed coats of Revlon Brilliant Bordeaux and then used a black striper from BYS to mark off the diagonal lines.

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane nail art by Dry, Dammit!

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane nail art by Dry, Dammit!

OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane nail art by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Glow Cosmetics
  • Cost: AU$16
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

You may notice my nails are a bit more square shaped than my usual squoval shape. This is because I have decided to try out the square trend. I quite like it. As my nails are short, I have to wait until they grow a bit for some of the edging to have more impact, but it’s a start! Thanks for reading!

8 thoughts on “OPI In the Cable Car-Pool Lane & diagonal nail art

  1. I love the pic of the 3-generations-of-hands the most. β™₯

  2. I’m really jealous you got to do your grandmother’s and mum’s nails, mine don’t do polish. Or makeup. Or anything girly come to think of it. Its a great photo, and I can actually see where you get the shape of your hands! I love this OPI polish, it kinda makes me think of port, not that that’s purple really.

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  4. Ohh I’m so into this shade lately! Such a rich colour! Whoa so cool all of you enjoy getting nails done! πŸ˜€ I wish I could do my grandmother’s but she’s way too traditional haha plus she likes her natural nails just the way it is so I totally respect that. πŸ™‚ At least I still get to pamper my Mom’s. XD Love the diagonal mani you came up with! It went very well with the In The Cable Car-Pool Lane (totally need to take note of this polish’s name now that I have my eyes set on this one) XD ahhaha!

    • I love the colour too and the name. It’s such a beautiful colour. It was really fun doing my family’s nails, it find it fun to do other people’s nails in general, but there’s something extra nice about doing it for your family. Keep an eye out for it!

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