Nicole by OPI

Nicole by OPI Sealed With a Kris

I’m still loving all my red polishes recently. And I adore Sealed With a Kris from Nicole by OPI. It think it’s such a pretty, sexy dark red. And the formula applies like a dream. I do usually have to do three coats since it has a bit of a jelly consistency, but I don’t even mind applying three coats because it’s so smooth. Highly recommend this one. :)

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Before-you-take-of-the-polish Stamping

Sometimes right before I take off polish, I do a bit of stamping. I do this for the following reasons:

  1. It’s great for testing out different stamp designs. This design was hard to stamp because you had to get the placement just right.
  2. Testing out different top coats over stamping. Essie Good to Go and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri smear the stamping, while Seche Vite is perfect still.
  3. If I like how it turns out, I stretch the manicure a couple more days.

So, this is what I did tonight. Although, I’ll be taking it off soon…

Base Color: Nicole by OPI All Kendall-ed Up
Stamping Color: Konad White
Stamping Plate: Cheeky Plate A

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White with Black Lines Stamped Manicure

Happy Sunday, all!

I have a simple yet striking manicure for you today. When I first saw the BM-319 plate in the new 2012 Bundle Monster pack, I really wanted to try this design using black and white. I think it’s just so modern looking. :)

Anyhow, enjoy! I also filmed the manicure as well. :)

Base Color: China Glaze White on White, Nicole By OPI It’s All About the Glam
Stamping Color: Konad Special Polish Black
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-319

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Patriotic 4th of July Manicure

Hi all! I’ve had a 4th of July manicure on my to-do list for ages, mostly because I knew it would take ages to get it done! LOL! This was my second attempt and it’s much better than the first. :)

Here I used white for the accents, but in my first attempt I used silver. The silver just didn’t pop as much (you can see it in a card how-to video I did earlier today), and I had some application issues, so I was more than happy to take that manicure off this afternoon and start over. And these are the results! :)

Base Colors: Nicole Listen to Your Momager (blue), A-England Perceval (red)
Stamping Color: Konad White
Stamping Plates: Konad m84 (stars), Cheeky Jumbo Image Plate I2 (diagonal stripes & pointer finger)
Heart: China Glaze White on White
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Things to note:
I created the small heart with China Glaze White on White and a dotting tool. I just dotted two dots close together to form the top of the heart and then “drew” the bottom of the heart with itty bitty dots. Also, the tip on my pointer finger smudged a bit after stamping so I ended up painting just the tip with White on White to clean it up. I ended up liking that better anyway. :)

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Nicole Up & Kim-ing Pink + Kim-pletely in Love

Today I’m wearing three coats of Up & Kim-ing Pink, and one thin coat of Kim-pletely in Love (very sheer pale pink with iridescent shimmer). It’s hard to see Kim-pletely in Love on top since the bottom color is SO pink, but you can see it slightly in the first shot.

I liked this combination. Not love, but just liked. I’ve had it one for a day and it’s a bit too… girly? I guess that’s the best way to describe it. I’m very girly (hello nail blog?), but sometimes bright bubble gum pink is a bit much for even me. :)

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Nicole My Empire… My Rules

Another polish from the Kardashian Kolor collection by Nicole by OPI. I love this muddy wet-cement color. It’s neutral (sort of grayish-brown), but darker than the lighter grays I’ve worn. Application was a dream. I love the formula of the Nicole polishes. So smooth and creamy. :)

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