I've been obsessed with OPI Pure lately, the 18K White Gold & Silver top coat (I posted a little glimpse of it here). I think I even like it more than the gold leaf top coats that were so popular this past year, and I absolutely loved those ones. I think with this version, the white gold looks amazing over every single color, whereas with the gold, I feel like some colors suit it much better than others.
I don't have the OPI gold version (The Man With the Golden Gun), but compared to several of the other gold leaf top coats that I have, the formula of Pure is just perfection. It has the perfect amount of clear base to white gold & silver, and it's just a dream to apply. There are also lots of varying sizes of flakes, so you get really great coverage on the nail in just one coat.
I was looking forward to trying it over black, and the look is so chic and pretty, just as I imagined.
As you can see (or may have already seen on Instagram the other day), I added a snowflake on my ring finger, and I am very happy with how it turned out! While I was googling photos of actual snowflakes, I came across one I thought was really cool, so I decided to try something similar with white polish, but of course I had to amp it up a little by adding some holo!
CND Blackjack (the best!), Nars Ecume, Square Hue Times Square, OPI Pure, and a size10/0 brush (from Michael’s)
Here’s a closeup that I posted on Instagram the other day:
I also filmed a tutorial of my snowflake, so I hope you all enjoy it. Please let me know if you have any other questions or requests, and feel free to tag me @kgrdnr in your photos on Instagram if you try it! :)