Saturday, December 7, 2013

NOTD: Interview Nails

It seems my life has decided to continue being... interesting. My health has more or less evened out, thankfully, but now my company has closed *weary smile*. On the bright side, being back on the job market means more time for blogging! Last Wednesday I had my first job interview, and the company looks really great, so I hope I get it. Can't say I have any idea how I did, but I think I'll at least get a second interview. Wish me luck!

Figuring out what to wear on my nails to interviews is always tricky. Do you go for something mature and conservative, so you look professional? Or do you go for something interesting and unusual, so you possibly have a conversation starter to help forge a personal connection with the interviewer?

I decided to go for a compromise, a simple blue gradient that matched my shirt so it looked put-together, but blue isn't a color you see every day, and neither are gradients. The interviewers didn't notice in the end, but there's always second interview to look forward to! I confess, after the interview I had a busy day and ended up chipping my polish before I could photograph it, so this is a recreation.

Colors Used:  (top to bottom)
Perfect Chic - Out of the Blue
GA-DE - Dazzling Cobalt
GA-DE - Blue Blood

This may actually be my favorite gradient ever. It's definitely the most gradual color transition I've ever managed! I will probably adopt this idea into later designs.

Once the interview was over, I decided to spice it up with some stamping and glitter. The glitter may have been too much, but overall I like how it turned out:

For the stamping I used the Konad blue polish and a design from the QA27 plate which I bought from the Born Pretty Store. The black and white is from the Maybelline Polka Dots collection, all four of which I have swatched for my next post. (yay planning ahead! Haven't done that in a while.)


  1. I LOOOOOOOOOVE the way it came out with the stamps and glitter!

    1. Thank you! :D It's a look I will probably do again, since it's fairly quick and easy. I love when the work-to-payoff ratio is like this!

  2. love the black and white glitter over the blue. definitely have to try it

    1. You totally should! Black and white glitter over gradients are basically a failproof design, they look good with everything.

  3. Sorry to hear about the life issues...I hope things turn around soon, and you have a nice holiday season :)
    PS: loving the blue gradient!

    1. Thank you! And have a lovely holiday season yourself :)


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