Linear Lineup

I wanted to try out some lovely polishes that I received as gifts in a nail art design, but I don’t know if I love it or hate it. First, my dear friend Katie gave me OPI Black Satin, a vhtf (very hard to find) polish that is gorgeous. its almost a blackened gray frost but its anything but a regular frost. I wanted to see if I layered another gift, made by my friend Lori and given to me by my dear friend Jeanie would jazz it up even more… a linear holographic topcoat. It did and it came out absolutely gorgeous. But, I wasn’t done and this is where the trouble started. I wanted to try OPI’s new shade My Address Is Hollywood, but I didn’t know how to make it look nice with a gray holo, so I added OPI’s The IT Color, and both ended up covering up more of the base than I intended. Regardless, I still LOVE the base polishes and eh, I’ll take it off tomorrow and do another design. :) I hope you like it though!

 

For this design I started with OPI Natural Nail Base Coat and two coats of OPI Black Satin. I then topped with one coat of Lori’s special Spectraflair Topcoat and then did lines with OPI’s new shade My Address Is “Hollywood” and OPI’s The IT Color. Topped with Seche Vite and this is what you have!

I will be using all of these shades in the future (hopefully separately!) to give you a better idea of how gorgeous they all are. My Address is “Hollywood” isn’t just a flat creme, but as with many of the new shades in the Touring America Collection, it has a subtle shimmer that I love oh-so-much!

Thank you Katie and Jeanie!

Some of the polishes in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer. For further information, please see my disclosure statement.

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, I Need More…

Tonight, I get to see my favorite band of all time play! Yes, Motley Crue is my favorite for nostalgia’s sake, but overall my favorite? They don’t hold the top spot. No, the top spot is held by the band A Perfect Circle and I am CRAZY LUCKY to be able to go. They just got back together recently and have been touring. Their shows sell out in 3 minutes or less and I’ve never heard of one of their show NOT selling out. When I found out they were coming to Atlanta, I flipped. Then, they were sold out (of course). I was devastated. THEN I found tickets online and snatched those suckers up!!! The design today is based off of their album covers of my two favorite albums by them (okay, yeah they only have three albums, so what)…. The left hand (top) is for their album Mer De Norms, and the bottom is for Thirteenth Step. The also have eMotive, which has some GREAT songs too, but most of my favorites come from these two.

 For the left hand: I started with OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, OPI Black Onyx and OPI Midnight in Moscow (sponged over certain spots of Black Onyx). Then I sponged some OPI Take The Stage (which I also used for the thumb symbols) and some OPI Quarter of A Cent-ury. For the duality circle symbol I used OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story and for the white I used OPI Alpine Snow. Topped with a coat of Seche Vite.

 For my right hand I used OPI Natural Nail Base Coat as a base with Alpine Snow. I sponged on some OPI Skull & Glossbones and then used OPI The IT Color for their duality circle symbol. Lettering was done with Black Onyx and again topped with Seche Vite.

Some of the polishes used in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer. For further information, please see my disclosure statement.

 

Vibrant Vibrations

I wanted to do another BAM POW! post with bunches of bright colors. Today’s design was inspired by an abstract piece of art that had white dots all over it. That was the plan originally but I liked how it turned out without the lines. I swear, in person the polishes don’t look so transparent or streaky! That’s my camera doing weird things to it! Haha

I used a coat of OPI Nail Envy as a base and then two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. For the colors: OPI Quarter of a Cent-ury, The IT Color, Planks A Lot, Green-wich Village, Dating A Royal, Suzi Says Feng Shui, Chop-Sticking To My Story, Black Onyx, and Seche Vite top coat.

See a pattern here? These seem to be the colors I go to for primary bright cremes. I know them and I love them and they’re, well, BRIGHT!

Enjoy!

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