Good morning and welcome to Hump Day! Earlier this year, Nicole by OPI announced 15 new nail lacquers for 2014. NOPI is releasing a little of everything, from nude cremes to cool shimmers to dark hues (original press release here.) I must admit, Nicole by OPI is growing on me. My biggest gripe has been the unusual bottle shape and how they won’t fit in my tidy Mani Cave shelves. (The horror!) But that’s not fair, is it? So I’ve opened my mind (and my IKEA Alex drawers) to an ever growing stash of NOPIs. Today I have some nail art using four new NOPI shades.
I polished three nails with Teal Me Something New, a pretty teal creme. Then I used Oh That’s Just Grape, a cool, medium purple creme, on the remaining nails. On the teal nails, I painted a criss-cross striped pattern using Emerald Empowered. It’s a beautiful shade of deep, glowy-metallic teal green and it complements the creme base perfectly. On the purple nails, I dabbed the multi-colored, holo, diamond-shaped glitter topcoat, Be Awesome, onto a plate. I picked up one diamond glitter at a time with a small brush and placed them on the nail until it was filled. I wasn’t going for perfection…I just tried to line them up in an orderly way and ensured nothing overlapped. I had to use nippers to cut a few for the top. This was hilarious to watch! But finally I got a few the right size and could scoot them onto the nail so they lined up perfectly with the edge.
The entire mani was topped with two coats of top coat for a smooth finish over the glitters. There’s some bubbling on the blingy nails, but it’s not noticeable really. I LOVE how all these colors go together and I love the end result! There are five other colors in the NOPI new releases that I have my eye on to make a soft, spring gradient nail art look…so look out for that in a later post.
All 15 new Nicole by OPI polishes are available now for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart, Target, CVS, Kmart, Kroger, ULTA, H-E-B, Meijer and Duane Reade locations. In Canada, these shades are $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.
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