Showing posts with label OPI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OPI. Show all posts

March 18, 2015

OPI Midnight In Moscow

OPI Midnight In Moscow was originally part of their Fall 2007 Russian collection but has since been added to their Classics line with good reason!

OPI Midnight In Moscow is so fun; it looks like liquid vampires! It's a sheer charcoal jam-packed with brick red micro shimmer. The first coat is streaky but as soon as you start the second coat everything turns rich and glossy and magical. I love OPI's wide brushes too so this one really was a pleasure to apply. I don't usually go for dark, vampy colors but Midnight In Moscow is simply fantastic!
In artificial light so you can see the shimmer.
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April

February 2, 2015

I Still Love Crackles With OPI

I will always love crackle polishes and I think this combination is simply stunning. OPI Ski Teal We Drop topped with OPI Pink Shatter.
 
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January 12, 2015

OPI Ski Teal We Drop

OPI Ski Teal We Drop is from their Swiss Collection for Fall 2010. It's a gorgeous deep teal that is very easy to apply and shown here in 2 coats. I love OPI's wide brush and Ski Teal We Drop is a very beautiful color unlike any other in my stash. Definitely a keeper and I need to get one for my sister Ashley since this will go so well with her wardrobe. 
 

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January 6, 2015

SmartNails Sticker Stencils With OPI

I love wearing nice soft pinks this time of year and this manicure was easy to create using my trusty SmartNails sticker stencils. I started with a base of OPI Heart Throb and then used SmartNails Magnet for the design with OPI DS Signature.
 

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January 4, 2015

Matte and Gloss Nails With OPI

Sometimes a manicure just won't photograph well! This is the gorgeous OPI Love Angel Music Baby, which is a matte polish, with glossy asymmetrical french tips. It looked spectacular in real life but I could barely get the change in finishes to show up at all in my photos. Oh well. The polish is  still pretty!
For any craft beer lovers out there, this is my beloved Prairie Artisan Ales Dino glass in silver & gold. 

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April

November 24, 2014

OPI Heart Throb

I don't have very many OPI polishes but I really love their wide brush. OPI Heart Throb is one of those colors I would never pick out for myself (so pink!) but I ended up loving. Shown here at 3 easily applied coats, Heart Throb is a nicely balanced classic pink jelly polish that will look great on a wide range of skin tones. Nothing new but still gorgeous! I think this color actually works great with all of the cold weather we've been having too.
 
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October 22, 2014

OPI Love Angel Music Baby

OPI Love Angel Music Baby is from their first Gwen Stefani collection. Shown here at two coats but I could easily have gotten away with just one. OPI Love Angel Music Baby will be added to my growing stash of polishes I can use when I need to get out the door in a hurry! It dries super fast  and applies like a dream with w truly superb formula and their wide brush. I'm in love and might need to buy a backup bottle! Lovers of Zoya Tomoko might want to grab this one too.
 I am a voracious reader. You can check out what I'm reading on my Goodreads profile!
 
 

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April

November 10, 2013

Why My Blog Is Called Concrete & Nail Polish & OPI Done Out In Deco

People who stumble across my blog probably wonder about the curious name. It's actually very simple; Ashley & I make concrete! I snapped this spicture of her nails after we poured a few batches. OPI Done Out In Deco is her all time favorite polish (she's gone through two bottles & has two backups!) and it looks lovely even covered in concrete. I love this snapshot of my hard working sister!You can see some of our concrete work in our Etsy store, The Makerage.
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April

February 16, 2012

OPI Pink Shatter, Two Looks

I still love crackle polishes & I probably always will. I rarely keep my nails the same for more than 3 days in a row, but occasionally I just don't have time to completely start fresh. If my nails are looking chipped or have tip wear & I'm in a rush, I always reach for a crackle. They dry quickly, are virtually foolproof, & easily cover any wear that I want to hide.

That being said, OPI Pink Shatter didn't win me over on my first try when paired with The Painted Nail by Nubar OMG Gorgeous. It dried matte & just seemed kind of weak & washed out. The formula was fine but very sheer for a crackle.
I wanted to give it another try before I gave up on it & I'm so glad I did. I layered it over Maybelline New Year's Blues with almost no expectations. The results were quite amazing. I think this combination would be a good start for some galaxy nails which I still haven't successfully done yet.
 
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April

January 31, 2012

Layering With Zoya Chloe


Zoya Chloe is a sheer pink topcoat loaded with duochrome flakies in red-orange to gold and gold-green to blue from their new Fleck Effects collection. This set looks gorgeous in their bottles so I decided to try to get the same look on my nails. I think I accomplished my goal!
Chloe by itself is very sheer with just a hint of pink in the base. This is 2 coats of OPI Elephantastic Pink topped with 2 coats of Chloe. Gorgeous! I love all of the Fleck Effects but Chloe is my favorite. I can't wait to try it over other colors.
 
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

January 29, 2012

Layering With Zoya Opal


Zoya Opal is a sheer green topcoat loaded with blue & green flakies from their new Fleck Effects collection. This set looks gorgeous in their bottle so I decided to try to get the same look on my nails. I think I accomplished my goal!
Opal by itself is very sheer with just a hint of green in the base. This is 2 coats of OPI Greenwich Village topped with 2 coats of Opal. Lovely!
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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

December 20, 2011

OPI You Don't Know Jacques Suede & Christmas Garland Nail Art


I love matte & suede finish polishes. I traded my friend Carla-Rose a Nubar 2010 for You Don't Know Jacques Suede. The formula on the suedes is very tricky. It seems like you need to do one coat without going over anything! It starts to ball up and drag when I tried to level it out. I tried waiting a while for it to dry before I did another coat but I had the same problem. I love the look but I could use some application tips ladies!
The next day I used Zoya Holly & Rina to make garland and then added sparkly bows with China Glaze Ruby Pumps. I added a topcoat too.
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April

October 25, 2011

OPI DS Signature

I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous polish from Rin's Nail Files. This is two easily applied coats. Dark dusty rose linear holo loveliness!!
 
 

One shot in the shade.

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April