Here’s another great way to use your OPI Sheer Tints…
Start with a white or light neutral base color. Then do some nail stamping over top. When that’s dry, light sweep some OPI Sheer Tints over top of your stamps to get this awesome effect! One of the cool things about Sheer Tints is that they are so translucent you really don’t need to be neat or accurate when you apply them. Yet the finished product makes people go “hmmmm how did you do that?”
Yesterday’s blue crackle manicure was a lot of fun for me to wear and I loved it! So I took it off and did another. (Yup, this only makes sense to those of us who are obsessed. Because a normal person would KEEP their manicure on if they loved it.) But, I digress…..
Two manicures in a row using the same blue polish? That’s right! Out of all my ‘special’ nail polishes, this previously-untried electric blue crackle is a surprise favorite. I love when a nail polish comes outta nowhere and knocks your socks off!
This time I started with a hot pink base color. This is hot pink is hotter than hot and I love it. It’s Zoya Ali. Then I added my crackle- Electric Blue Blasted from Sephora by OPI. Except for my 2 ring finger accent nails which I painted off-white using OPI My Vampire is Buff. Then I added a butterfly wing diy decal that I made. How did I make the decal? I used my MoYou Pro stamping plate and… ummmm… well, I’m sure I’ve explained it a bunch of times before! I really should just do a tutorial so I can just insert da link ! For now- here’s Indian Ocean Polish’s tutorial which is great!
Here’s a side by side comparison of yesterday’s and today’s blasted nails. One blue nail polish, two looks. It’s funny that the pics came out almost identical and I didn’t plan it. Which do you like better- the orange or pink mani? I’m not the biggest fan of how mix-match manis look on me sometimes… so I’m leaning towards the orange. But dang, that hot pink!!! What do you think?
Happy New Year!!! Here are my new years eve nails for the N.A.I.L. linkup! I went with a mix-match snake skin manicure. I used two different magnetic polishes in this design and I also hid ‘2014’ in there as well. 🙂
GREEN NAILS- My green nails were painted with Sinfully Magnetic Snakeskin nail polish in a green shade called Force Field. I applied one coat and let it dry. Then I applied the second coat and then immediately held the included magnet over top. The magnet reacted with the polish and created such an amazing criss-cross snakeskin effect (see my other post about Force Field here). This is probably my absolute favorite magnetic polish & magnet of all time! I also applied some pearl-toned studs to these nails for a feminine sexy touch.
BLACK NAILS- These nails were painted with China Glaze Liquid Leather. Then I stamped MoYou Pro 05 snakeskin design over half of these nails using a silver magnetic Orly polish called Paint on Electron. I’m so glad that the silver stamped so well! The puny Orly magnet that came with the polish really sucks…so I’m happy to find another use for Paint on Electron which didn’t even require a magnet. *Another thing to note about stamping with magnetic polish- it didn’t smudge at all when I applied topcoat!
Oh and about the hidden ‘2014’- I placed my studs strategically to represent the year 2014– I put 20 studs on my right hand and 14 studs on my left. 🙂 I also patterned my nails differently on each hand just for effect.
Do you think magnetic nail polish has a fun ‘party feel’ ? I love it and I think it’s just perfect for the holidays. Plus, I did magnetic nails last new yrs eve… so I’m sorta keeping up with traditions by doing another one tonite. These nails are also just in time to say goodbye to the SNAKE. Au revoir 2013, year of the snake! Bonjour 2014, year of the horse!
While we’re on the topic, I’d like to show you a pic of my new horse calendar for 2014. I got it as a Christmas present from my uncle! Isn’t it purty?
I look forward to a new year! See you in 2014!
View the other N.A.I.L. entries here:
N.A.I.L. December Theme 1 – Snowflakes
N.A.I.L. December Theme 2 – Shopping
N.A.I.L. December Theme 3 – Winter Solstice
N.A.I.L. December Theme 4 – Festive French Manis
N.A.I.L. December Theme 5 – New Year