NYC – OPI showed off a taupe French Manicure nail look at New York Fashion Week for Houghton at Milk Studios with OPI’s lead nail artist Miss Pop and the OPI team of nail techs. To complement Houghton’s display of bold army greens, golds and navy fabrics, OPI provided a new take on the two–tone manicure.
To re create this look follow these step by steps!
1. First, apply OPI Natural Nail Base Coat.
2. Next, apply two coats of OPI Nail Lacquer in You Callin’ Me a Lyre, then allow a few minutes for the polish to set.
3. Next, on the tip of your nail, create a thin strip by doing right to left strokes with OPI Nail Lacquer in My Vampire is Buff.
4. Last, apply OPI Top Coat to lock in the look.
Seems like the nails so far this #nyfw are subtle or very extreme. I love them both!
More from OPI and Houghton!
Such a great statement lip and soft subtle nails to contrast!
My most favorite style that I am seeing a lot of this year is the use of matte top coat! I love the way it draws attention but in a subtle demure way. See blog post about New York Fashion/OPI week here. http://seriouslynails.com/?p=4222
Well, I have to say that the world seems to be full of 50 shades!
From a parody (live here in Las Vegas)
to wine, 50 shades is every where! Including coming to theaters on friday!
this must be a Canadian (or English) wine! They spell it like I do when in Canada!
Well, the book definitely made a splash and so has the ensuing phenom!
OPI has given us 6 delicious color shades that epitomize the contents of the book.
From dark deep red to subtly glitzy hued glitter with blue and purple sparkles. The collection also shows us the different personalities of grey.
So here are my swatches and for a little extra twist, I asked my husband for a descriptive word or two on each shades.
We’ll call it the Mr. Factor!!!!
“MY SILK TIE”
My Silk Tie
A shimmery taupe-y warm toned silver. It has good coverage but can be streaky if your not precise.
The MR. Factor=”Brushed Nickle”
“CEMENT THE DEAL”
Cement the Deal
This is a nicely opaque ‘baby hippo’ light gray creme. Very easy to apply.
The MR. Factor=”Gray Wolf”
“EMBRACE THE GRAY”
Embrace the Gray
I LOVE this gray. It is a charcoal creme ‘grown up’ hippo gray! Also nicely opaque.
The MR. Factor=’Thunderstorm Gray”
DARK SIDE OF THE MOOD
Dark side of the Mood
This is a dark charcoal gray with perfect coverage. Moody is the perfect description for this deep charcoal gray. Almost black but not quite.
The MR. Factor=”Coal Gray”
This is seriously the prettiest sexiest red I have seen in a long time. I’m not sure that the picture does it justice at all. It has this deep deep base that feels like you are falling into the color. I think that they “nailed” this color for this collection!
The MR. Factor=”Ruby Sky”
And finally the pretty versatile “Shine for Me”
SHINE FOR ME
Shine for Me
As you can see, this is the most versatile of the collection. It is a glitzy duo-faceted polish. I used it by itself on the thumb and then one coat over each one of the gray colors in the collection. (one coat each of the base color)
So there you have it. The 50 Shades of Grey collection from our friends at OPI!
I have a really great subject to write about but I ran out of time, so I am giving you some Random NAIL ART for today!
This is OPI Gel Color in “Do you Take Lei Away” (Hawaiian Collection!), then lightly sponged with “My Signature is DC”. I added some swirls in “Alpine Snow” for a little interest! Finish with Top Coat!
OPI Gel Color Nail Art!
Voila, easy to do nail art! Especially with Gel Color because it doesn’t cure until I put it under the LED Light!
Stay tuned for my really great subject….think more nail art!
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, who creates OPI’s seasonal collections says this:
Nordic Collection by OPI complements the oxblood, coral and earthy tones seen this season and offers a variety of hues. Use of GelColor creates a perfect manicure and pedicure that stays glossy and chip-free for weeks.
Two of my favorite colors in this collection are “My dogsled is a Hybrid”
My Dogsled is a Hybrid
and “Do you have this color in Stock-holm?”
Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm?
Vibrant tones with hints of jewels that give us vibrant, lively, deep colors.
I was sent the Nordic Collection by OPI in GelColor for use and review. I have to tell you, as a nail artist who loves to do nail art, you CANNOT beat GelColor for doing nail art without the the hassle of waiting for lacquer to dry.
There is nothing more frustrating than polishing the nail and then moving on to the next step before the polish has dried. It’s so frustrating to ruin it and to have to start again!
pic from perfectlypolished12.blogspot.com
GelColor cures in the LED light in 30 seconds! GelColor is applied like traditional nail lacquer and flash LED UV-cured for 30 seconds (almost four times faster than standard gels) after each coat. How fast is that! Plus, it eliminates the above pictured problem!
I paired up my two fav’s to make a design for NAILS Magazine 30 day nail art challenge in which the prompt was “Puzzle Piece”
Using “Alpine Snow” to accentuate the bold colors and define my puzzle pieces brought this finished result.
So, All the piece fall into place using OPI Nordic Collection GelColor!
Sorry to all my non professional gals but all GelColor products are available for professional use only. OPI is guaranteed only when purchased through authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores, not from a drugstore, supermarket, mass outlet or other unauthorized source. Head over to your professional nail stylist and get top notch service options using OPI GelColor!
For more information about GelColor by OPI, please visit pro.opi.com.