Sunday, September 30, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 30 Inspired by a Tutorial

Last year The Nailasaurus did an amazing mani inspired by Michael Kohrs. I have been wanting to recreate this look ever since. Today's challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to do it so here we are!

Here is a link to her awesomeness: 

If you aren't familiar with her blog you need to add it to your google reader or whatever you use and check it out. It's one of my favorite nail blogs. 

Here is my take on it:

 I love love love how it looks in black. It is fierce in black.
 I wanted to see how it would look in red.

 This is Zoya Sasha. It seems like a crelly (creme/jelly) to me.
 It applies smoothly and is opaque in three coats. It is very glossy and beautiful. 
I love this color. 

 I used gold micro beads from Michael's. As you can see I had major top coat bubbles on my spirit finger but the others were fine. I used OPI top coat because I needed it to dry slowly so I could apply the beads. When all of the beads were in place, I used Cult Nails Wicked Fast over my entire nail to seal the beads.

 I am pretty happy with this. If I were to do it over again I'd space the beads further apart like The Nailasaurus did. I think it looks better and it would take less time. Less leaning over my nails = less pain. 

I was pretty proud of myself until I looked at my nails through the lens of my camera. Instead of having awesome "spike" nails I just saw a bunch of strawberries. *sigh* 

Did I just ruin it for you or did you see strawberries immediately? Should I make little stems? J/K

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Press Release - OPI So So Skullicious

Colors to Die For!

OPI Launches So So Skullicious
Mini Lacquer Set for Halloween 2012

Celebrate the lives of the dearly departed with OPI’s festive Dia de los Muertos-inspired shades, arriving just in time for Halloween, for a limited time only. The new So So Skullicious mini pack includes four mini lacquers in supernaturally bright and bold orange, pink, yellow and black hues.
The So So Skullicious set also includes 10 nail decals for instantaneous nail design, offering vibrant variations of the iconic Dia de los Muertos skull.
“Rather than simply be spooky this Halloween, OPI has created colors that are full of life,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  So So Skullicious features vivid colors and fun nail decals that offer the perfect way to get festive for the holiday, whether you’re looking for a little way to show Halloween spirit, or planning to get decked out from head to nails and toes!”
So So Skullicious includes the following shades:

Hi, Pumpkin!
This jack-o-lantern orange is sweet on you.

A-Rose from the Dead
This hot pink is the life of the Halloween party.

Mourning Glory
A black so shiny, it will lift your spirits.

Be all aglow in this flame yellow.

Each nail lacquer shade in this set contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. So So Skullicious will be available for a limited time beginning September 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each mini pack. 
            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.