The OPI Art Series is HERE!!

For a while now, I’ve been hinting on Facebook, Twitter, and such that OPI and I have been working on a project together. Well the time is here to tell you what’s going on! OPI has some great art in their corporate office that was commissioned by artists especially about OPI and OPI products. As a result, we thought it would be cool to do interpretations of the OPI office art WITH OPI products as nail art! You may have seen some of the pictures that I’ll be using on the OPI Facebook page, but some will be making their debut here. The point isn’t to copy the designs identically but to take them and sort of put my own twist on them so… here’s the first installment:

OPI Abstract

From now on, I’m just going to list the colors I used so its a bit shorter: ALL OPI: Natural Nail Base Coat, INK, INK Suede, Black Onyx, Alpine Snow, The Show Must Go On, Glacier Bay Blues, The IT Color, You’re Such A Kabuki Queen, Take The Stage, Extra-va-vaganza, You Don’t Know Jacques Suede, and Rapid Dry Top Coat.

The nails are super short but the damage from October is GONE! So now I can work on growing them out long again. So, what do you think of the OPI Art Series concept? What about the actual design- isn’t that such a cool painting?! It sort of reminds me of an abstract heart anatomy.

Some of the products in this post were sent to me for consideration and review by the manufacturer. For further information, please see my disclosure statement. 


I really need music to study, and since I’ve been busy and I let my iPod Touch battery die a while ago, I was happy to get it running again in prep for tomorrow’s heinous exam (9am! Wish me luck!). But of course I needed a study break (wink wink nudge nudge nail art time!!)

Movin’ And Groovin’ To The Beat

For this manicure, (gels) I used two coats of Revlon’s Powder Puff Matte Suede for the thumb base, two coats of Claire’s Neon Green for the index finger base, two coats of OPI’s The IT Color as the middle base, two coats of China Glaze For Audrey for the ring base, and two coats of Sinful Colors Sweat Treat for the pinkie base. I used Sinful Colors Black on Black for the silhouettes and Sally Hansen’s Lavender Cloud for the headphones/ipods. For the apple, I used all of those colors plus Nina Ultra Pro’s Cha-Cha-Cha, a mix of OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark and Lavender Cloud for the purple and Nina Ultra Pro’s Bossa Nova for the blue. I topped off with two coats of Seche Vite.

I know that may people have done the Apple Inc symbol, but I haven’t seen this design out there yet. Thank Rafik for this one since it was completely his idea! He’s my creative backer-upper person…. yeah…

Are You Smarter than… A Cornell Senior?

I have an exam Thursday so I decided to multi-task this afternoon. I decided to do blackboard nails with some of the equations for one of my majors classes that we have to have memorized for derivations of the more complex equations that will be on the exam.

I also have a quick, gratifying story. Rafik and I went into the nail place today (ONE OF MY CRAPTASTIC GELS ALREADY CRACKED!!) and we asked for the owner. Then, Rafik says to her, “hi, my girlfriend got these nails done the other day at a salon, do you think you could tell us what’s wrong with them? She’s very unhappy…” and the owner says, “well, these 8 are crooked, there are bubbles everywhere, the surface is lumpy, and whoa! You said you got these yesterday and this one is cracked!! May I ask where you got these done? They’re awful!” And that’s when I jumped in and said… “…Here.”

Needless to say, she ripped the tech a new one, sculpted new tips, refinished the surface and fixed the crack, among other things, in two visits since she ran out of time when I had to go to class. So, nails are “fixed” and now I’m not so pissed. :-)

Now…. Are You Smarter Than A Cornell Senior?
For this manicure, I used one coat of OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat (even though it wasn’t necessary it makes me feel more…”normal”…) and two coats of Sally Hansen’s Black Diamond as a base. I then topped with two coats of China Glaze Matte Magic and drew in the formulas with Sally Hansen’s Lavender Cloud.
Now for the fun part: Since you can’t really read every one of the equations here (these were also the shortest darn formulas I could find, I dare you to try to write the three dimensional momentum equation for the atmosphere on five nails) I decided to list them out for you, how you would say them out loud.
Thumb: Static Stability Equation: Sigma is defined as alpha over theta partial theta partial p AND Dry Adiabatic Lapse Rate: gamma sub d equals negative dT dZ
Index: Ideal Gas Law (aka PV=nRT in chemistry)P equals r sub d T over alpha (which also equals r sub d t rho but I couldn’t fit that)
Middle: Convergence Equation which describes vertical motion: Del P dotted with V sub h equals negative partial omega partial p
Ring: Hydrostatic Balance: d P d Z equals negative rho g
Pinkie: Coriolis Parameter: f  equals 2 omega sine phi
To reward all of ya’ll who actually made it through all of that, the first person who comments on this post with the correct name for TWO of these equations will receive one (1) brand new bottle of Milani 3D Hi- Tech.  But be careful, these all pertain to a particular subject, so if your formula name isn’t quite perfect, you should be able to VERY vaguely describe what the equation is used for/about/etc….

For example, if you gave me the equation for C= pi*d and you said its used for circles, I’d want to know more, like… its the circumference equation for a circle…

Happy hunting! Remember, first one to post correctly wins but you have to have both to win the prize! You can post as many times as necessary to get it right and leave your email address so I can notify you if you’re the winner!

Cupcakequeen22 Correctly guessed the last two equations!

To satiate what I know must be your desperate yearning to know what each equation was, I’ve listed the name of each by the equation description above :-) And just as a sidenote, don’t feel bad if you have no idea what I’m talking about as I forget the names of these equations MOST of the time!!!
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