Tag Archives: Nicole by OPI

Nail Art Tutorial: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Nails

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Nail ArtI love the Christmas story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. (It’s like the holiday version of The Ugly Duckling.)

When you embrace your imperfections, it can be very empowering. Don’t be afraid of doing something different. If we were all the same and liked the same music, movies, or nail polishes, life would be more boring than reading the telephone book backwards. (Although that might be interesting – I’ve never tried it.)

You may remember that back in 2011, I posted a Reindeer Nail Art Tutorial. In that design, I used heart sequins for Rudolph’s nose, and I made the ‘mistake’ of using a dark background, so the antlers didn’t quite show up as well as I had hoped. Nevertheless, I still very much enjoyed wearing that design.

Now that it’s 2014, I decided to revisit the design again and create Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Nail Art! This time, I opted for all creme nail polishes and a lighter base. (I highly recommend using cremes for everything to help your design stand out. However, it would be really cute if you used a glitter or shimmery red polish for Rudolph’s nose!)

P.S. I’m going to try doing more festive freehand nail designs this month. Not sure how many I can squeeze in before Christmas, but I’ll do my best!

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Blog News: My Striped Nail Art Tutorial on PromCanada.com

Striped Nail Art Tutorial & Pictures smallerIf you follow my blog, you know that I’m all about fun colour, and I don’t often get too excited about neutrals, tans, or nudes.

However, when I was preparing this Striped Nail Art tutorial for Prom Canada’s website a while ago, I decided to challenge myself and bridge both a tan polish with something punchier. (Of course green had to be in the mix!) ;)

Here’s the look I came up with months ago for Prom Canada’s website, and it’s currently featured on there right now.

Check out my tutorial on Prom Canada, or keep reading this post, where I show you step-by-step how to recreate this easy-peasy look that’s ideal for those who lead busy lifestyles.

You can easily make this a festive Christmas look by subbing out the yellow for a red and doing a gold-glitter base instead of a neutral.)

The colours I used are all from the Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection:

  • Nicole by OPI Count to Tan (tan)
  • Nicole by OPI Bee in the Moment (yellow)
  • Nicole by OPI Simply Sub-Lime (green)

Also, check back again tomorrow because I’m going to post my tutorial for the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer nail art you may have seen me post on Instagram recently.

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Quick Look: Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection Swatches, Photos & Press Release

Nicole by OPI 2015 CollectionWhen I attended the Nicole by OPI Blogger Dinner back in October, PR gifted me with the entire 11-bottle Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection!

The recap post on that event will be coming just as soon as I get some free time after work! (Phew, my schedule continues to be as busy as a bumble bee in herringbone! I’m also gradually replying to comments that my lovely readers have left on the blog.)

Today, I’d like to show you some bottles shots and quick swatches of all the shades in the Nicole by OPI 2015 Collection, which will be available in stores beginning January 2015!

Also included is the official press release, so you can read about the inspiration behind the collection.

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Blog News: I’m Attending the Nicole by OPI Spring 2015 Collection Launch Blogger Dinner Today

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I am honoured to have been invited to attend an exclusive blogger dinner tonight for the Nicole by OPI Spring 2015 launch!

A select few bloggers were chosen to participate in this intimate event, which makes it even more special. (It’s not every day that I get to chat with fellow bloggers!)

It’ll be nice to see some familiar faces and to meet new-to-me bloggers. We’ll all share the common thread, so it’ll be interesting to hear what they have to say about their experiences.

Not only will we be able to stuff our faces with what will no doubt be delicious cuisine, but we’ll get to chat about the latest Nicole by OPI Spring 2015 Collection!

Also, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, the Co-Founder, Brand Ambassador, Executive VP, and Artistic Director of OPI will be answering any questions I have via e-mail after the event! Very cool – I’ll be sure to share my questions and her answers with you all in a future post.

If you have any questions that you’d like me to ask Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, please feel free to leave a comment here to let me know.

I’ll also be active on my social-media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest), but especially Twitter and Instagram, so follow me there to get my live tweets during the event and as many photos as I can take without looking like a paparazzi creep. ;)

You can also tweet any questions you have for Suzi:

If you tag me in the question, I’ll make sure that I include your question when I send my interview questions to Suzi.

Then, stay tuned, because I plan to write an in-depth post on the whole experience.

Thanks to PR for giving me this incredible opportunity! And a huge thank you to my blog readers. Without you, I wouldn’t have doors like this opening! You are so supportive and inspiring!

P.S. Stay tuned tomorrow because the nail-news train keeps on chugging! ;) Yup, I have more exciting things to share with you. Hint hint!

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Blog News: My Funky French Nail Art Tutorial on PromCanada.com

Funky French Nail Art Tutorial SwatchAndLearn PromCanadaIt’s amazing how powerful nail polish is!

Even if you spent a long, crappy day dealing with lazy individuals who seem to make slugs stuck in molasses look as fast as Usain Bolt, the physical act of painting your nails is relaxing.

And even if the nail design is simple or there are imperfections, the wonderful thing is that you feel happy instantly. It’s like colour therapy plus beauty, all rolled into a convenient package!

Give yourself some “me” time, as you relax and paint your nails. You may be surprised at how therapeutic it can be.

I’m very honoured to have had the opportunity to once again showcase a nail-art tutorial on PromCanada.com.

This time, I painted a very simple look featuring just two contrasting colours, Nicole by OPI Oh That’s Just Grape! and Nicole by OPI Teal Me Something New.

It’s ideal for those who don’t want to spend a lot of time doing their nails, but still want something fun and easily customizable.

Go to Prom Canada’s website to see the original article, or keep reading the rest of this post to see my step-by-step tutorial with photos and written instructions.

P.S. In case you haven’t already, enter my worldwide giveaway for your chance to win the OPI Don’t Speak 18K Gold Top Coat! (Ends Friday October 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT.)

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Blog News: My Bold Nail Art Tutorial Featured on PromCanada.com

PromCanada SwatchAndLearn Nail ArtWhen you want a completely customizable design that makes a statement that ends with exclamation points, try out my Bold Nail Art Tutorial Featured on PromCanada.com!

(You can click here to see the original article on Prom Canada, or continue reading this post for the tutorial.)

It uses just two different nail-polish colours, and it’s very quick to paint, so it’s not only ideal for a prom look, but for any time when you want your nails to be bold and really pop.

The pink I used is Nicole by OPI LeaPink for Joy (from the Seize the Summer Collection), and the gorgeous, shimmery purple is Nicole by OPI Back in My Gloria Days… (from the Modern Family Collection), which lends a sharp contrast, while still creating a girly manicure.

If any of you decide to try it out, please tag me on social media, so I can see and share with my readers!

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Blog News: My Nail Art Tutorial Is Featured on PromCanada.com

Easy Nail Art TutorialFor June, I whipped up a super simple design for PromCanada.com that you can complete quickly, and it only involves a few colours.

It’s literally as easy as 1-2-3! Plus you can easily match your dress and change up the design to suit your personality.

It uses 3 shades from the Nicole by OPI Seize the Summer Collection!

My Nail Art Tutorial for this look is featured on PromCanada.com. Click here to see the original article!

Thank you, PromCanada, for featuring me, and I look forward to sharing another fun nail-tutorial on your website in August!

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