Day 17: Orly Gumdrop & OPI Designer De Better
This morning I was driving to school and I realized my nails match my shirt. When I got to school I realized that my laptop matched my shirt. That must mean that this manicure is like a triple threat or something. LoL
Excuse my poor polish application. This is what happens when you are trying to study and paint your nails while you are in bed.
Polish wise, Orly Gumdrop is cute, fun, and girly. It is opaque in two coats and it does not have a thick consistency.
OPI Designer De Better also has a nice consistency. It is a silver shimmer with some copper shimmers to give this silver a warmer tone perfect for spring.
Whew! What a New Year celebration. I just wanted to share with you guys the mani I did to ring in the new year. It wasn’t anything related to the new year, it was just on my list of “manicures to try”.
So I started out with OPI’s Nicki Manaj Collection, Fly
I apologize for the color not being accurate. I’ve tried playing with the settings on my camera, but I just couldn’t quite capture the right color. But if you happen to come across this color I do recommend you get it. The color is stunning and fun. It is a great cream to add to the collection.
Next I used OPI Designer De Better from the Muppets Collection. Take a drop of your second color on a piece of paper, and using your dotting tool make random dots along your nail like so…You can do it all over the nail or on part of the nail like I did, however you want really, just make sure they aren’t TOO spaced out.
Next take a third color (I used OPI Black Onyx) and place drop on the paper. Using a thin brush make random marks around the dots.**Thanks to the bf for taking an “action shot” for me** And it should look like this.And really that’s it. The lines around the dot don’t have to be perfect. I’ve also added a few more random spots around the nail for a little more character. But experiment with other colors and have fun with it. If it isn’t perfect don’t worry about it, rock it. One last picture.
A couple of weeks ago I got a few bottles from the OPI Muppets collection. This post is only showing OPI Rainbow Connection
OPI Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It
And OPI Designer…De Better
I used this color on my accent ring finger. It looks like a plain metallic, but if you take a closer look you can see the flakes of silver and bronze. This lacquer has tons of depth.
On my other fingers, I used a pencil to draw a heart shape on the tips of my nails like so.
Trace these lines with a corresponding color. Since OPI Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It is a deep red glitter, I used OPI Big Apple Red to help emphasize the deep red.
The next steps are easy, just apply your glitter coats. Here is OPI Rainbow Collection. I have to say, it is quite possibly the cutest glitter ever! This is two coats of RC over DDB.
OPI Getting Miss Piggy with It with one coat of Servin’ Up Sparkle.