For every new client who brought us a prior year return to look at, they got entered into a drawing to win a $25 VISA Gift Card. There was also an incentive that the Tax Pro with the most 2nd Looks in the Region (All of So. Cal) would win an Apple i Product of their choice. I had a ton of 2nd Looks to work on. I even had an awesome success story where I found a client $1000.00 through missed energy credits. Pretty cool, right?
Well, first I want to show you the manicure I rocked for the event. The weather has been so on and off that I had a really hard time capturing the mani on camera so I also did some nail wheel swatches as well. Basically, my nails looked like a leprechaun's pot of gold. Very sparkly and blingy. I started with 2 coats of Zoya's Ziv, a shimmery gold foil. I then topped it with 1 coat of Shimmer, Kelly.
|Shimmer, Kelly. 1 coat. Indoors; not the best picture.|
|Zoya, Ziv. 2 coats. Indoors; not the best picture.|
|With a coat of Gelous & Seche Vite.|
On the nail wheel I tried 3 different base colors and got completely different looks for each:
1) China Glaze, White On White
2) Zoya, Ziv
3) OPI, Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!
As you can see Kelly had really great coverage with just 1 coat:
|1. 2. & 3. Outdoors.|
Ziv is great in that it's got added shimmer that makes the formula very easy to apply and without visible brushstrokes. It was a little sheer and could have used a 3rd coat if I wasn't planning on putting a glitter over it. It's not quite a pale gold, but not as yellow as traditional gold.
Kelly is a great mix of green, gold, and holographic glitter in a clear base. Very dense and loaded with glitter. It was pretty easy to apply even though it's thick but dried very gritty. I used a coat of Gelous and Seche Vite to smooth it out.
The next day I found out I was the Tax Pro with the most 2nd Looks in my District (Riverside and Moreno Valley). It was still unknown if I was a contender in the Region. However, I got this email from the Regional Manager, So I was definitely amped up:
Sadly, a few days later I found out that I didn't win the Regional contest; a Tax Pro with 40 2nd Looks did... Really?!? 40?!? I honestly can't imagine someone being able to do 40 2nd Looks in one day. I was there for 12 hours that day just to get all 19 of mine done. I was expecting someone to beat me by like 2 or 3, not by over 20. All is not lost though, I got a $25 MasterCard. :-) I was also able to catapult my office into the limelight which I know was very important. So, I'm good with the results. (Next year I'm going for broke! LOL)
You can buy Shimmer Nail Polish at www.shimmyshimmer.com and Zoya at www.zoya.com.