It’s day 20 of the nail art challenge for April and the theme is border manicure! When I think about border manis I think, “what two colors work well together?”… and most times I think out loud. So my man suggested purple and yellow. Well, I have a two-pack of Nicole by OPI polishes with those exact two colors! How perfect is that?
I can think of a lot of young girls that would love this manicure. WHY? Because these Nicole by OPI shades are inspired by Justin Bieber! I’m a Belieber is a nice basic purple cream (Bieber’s favorite color is purple) and the yellow is called My Favorite Gold. I’ve swatched My Favorite Gold before- here’s the post. It’s a beautiful and bright gold color, but it needs a lot of coats (and preferably some undies too)!! Next time I try a border mani I will use more opaque colors. I’m a little embarrassed to say how many coats I’m wearing here! Even still, I love the final result and how the purple really stands out against the gold. I think Justin Bieber would be proud! 😀
Day 3 of the Nail Challenge is today… and the theme is yellow. I had to brainstorm a lot for this design, mostly because the majority of my yellow polishes suck!! They are not very opaque and do not work well for nail art. Why does yellow always have to be like that??
I decided on a white base coat of NYC Nail Enamel in French White Tip. Then I taped some random criss crosses onto my nails using striping tape. Then I sponged some different shades of yellow on top using little pieces of a cut-up makeup sponge. I like cutting my makeup sponges into much smaller pieces because it’s less messy and easier to apply that way. After I peeled the tape off I was left with this cool white and yellow cross hatch design.
I was inspired to do this mani by viewing this: Wacky Laki- Striping Tape and Gradient. If you are into tutorials then you will love this page of hers… it’s chock-full of pretty stuff!
Here’s the yellow polishes I used:
China Glaze ♥ Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Wet n wild ♥ The Wonder Yellows
Sally Hansen ♥ Mellow Yellow
Nicole by OPI ♥ My Favorite Gold
View the other participants designs here!
I haven’t tried this Nicole by OPI shade yet- and I figured it would be a great glitzy color for the 3 day weekend! I just found out yesterday that I have bronchitis, and now I’m surprisingly really happy! I have been sick for ten days, so I’m glad to finally have a diagnosis and some meds. This shiny gold polish is perfect for me today since it matches my good mood.
This shade is called My Favorite Gold and it’s part of the Justin Bieber collection. This gold is super shiny, glam and is really an eye-catcher. It’s one of those polishes that really glows! If I dare venture out of the house today I can imagine getting a lot of compliments on it. The formula was iffy- it did dry fast, but man- did it need a lot of coats?! Shown in my pics is 5 coats… and I could almost go for a 6th! If I turn my hand just right I can still see some visible nail line. Next time I’ll have to use a white or yellow base coat underneath it. I also decided to spice up this mani a little bit with some fimo flowers. Has anyone used these before? The flowers seem small at first glance, but once I apply them to the nail I realize how big they really are. They take up way more space than I planned. I wish they were a bit daintier…. but they’re still fun to use as an embellishment once in a while.
My Favorite Gold came in a two pack along with I’m a Belieber and I noticed a funny typo on the box. There’s a couple words printed on the packaging- fashion, art and DYI. DYI? What’s that? I think they meant to say DIY! Hehehe… I love finding random typos.