OPI Ink watermarble

26 september 2015 av nailsbyic
Nails, Tutorials

Every week I’m posting a mani with a special theme or a special OPI polish on Instagram. It’s a collaboration with OPI in Sweden and some super talented nail artists and we all use the hashtag #veckansopi to gather our posts in one place.

This week’s theme is the polish ‘OPI Ink’, a beautiful dark purple polish with pink shimmer. I decided to do a watermarble mani using OPI Ink and Alpine Snow and I must say love how the watermarble turned out! I didn’t expect OPI Ink to become so much lighter when pairing it with Alpine Snow. However, I’m really glad it did because I think it’s a gorgeous purple shade!

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OPI Color Paints |Dry brush manicure

15 september 2015 av nailsbyic
Nails, Tutorials

The dry brush technique must be one of my favorite techniques.  It’s sooo easy! For this mani I used OPI Push and Shove together with some polishes from the OPI Color Paints collection.

OPI Push and Shove, Silver Canvas, Primarily Yellow, Turquoise Aesthetic and Pink & Pen

Push and Shove is one of the coolest polishes I own! The metallic effect it creates is amazing. The only downside with it is that it can be hard to apply evenly. However, with some practice you’ll be fine! In this mani I applied Push and Shove on my pinky and middle finger.

For the accent nails I used Silver Canvas as a base and then randomly painted Primarily Yellow, Turquoise Aesthetic and Pink & Pen on top. Take a look at the video below to see how I did.

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Multicolored gradient

25 augusti 2015 av nailsbyic
Nails, Tutorials

What’s better than a gradient when you want colorful nails?! It is not very hard once you get the hang of it and you can use any colors you like to get endless variation. For this gradient I used four different polishes from IsaDora:  504 Sunray (Yellow), 514 Summer Flirt (purple), 508 Shell Pink (orange/pink) and 509 Pink Pulse (pink). I applied all polishes onto a make-up sponge and dabbed it over my nails several times. I used a white base to make the colors stand out more.

To make the clean-up a little easier I used a peel off thingy from Color4nails called Crystalline Nail Veil. There are many similar products out there. Other ones I’ve tried and like is Peel Off Base from IsaDora and Glitter Off from OPI. The best thing about Crystalline Nail Veil is that is has a very thin brush compared to the others. It makes it easier to get close to your cuticles and you can even get creative and use it on your nails to make patterns.

Take a look at the tutorial below to see how I made this multicolored gradient.

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