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?”
Frida is a sheer teal jelly from the Fall 2012 Gloss collection. Yes, it’s from last fall, but I don’t care since I’m loving fall right now! The crisp air, the cool mornings… it makes me so happy and also kinda reminiscent. I can’t quite explain why, but fall makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about the past. So today I’m more than happy to wear an old fall release. Here’s how Zoya describes Frida: A sheer, dark, warm-toned teal blue with a buildable jelly gloss finish. The jelly gloss formula can be worn alone or layered to create an endless variety of custom colors and effects.
I’ve been longing for this polish (or any part of this collection!) since they came out last year. Well lucky me! Julie, aka Short & Sweet in Texas, just sent me this polish in a swap. Yeah!!!
As you can see it’s very sheer. I could’ve done more coats, but I thought I’d bask in it’s teal translucence! Still, I was a little curious to see how the jelly would build up, so I did a couple nails with 3 thin coats, and a couple with 2 thick coats. Surprisingly, you can’t tell which are which! So I vote for two thicker coats!
This last photo below was taken in the bright sun. You can really see how transparent it is here! And extremely glossy too! I’m not even wearing topcoat with Frida and look at how shiny it is!
So what do you think of this kind of polish? Would you flaunt Frida or would it annoy you to have visible nail line?