Wednesday, December 25, 2013

OPI Pure 18K Top Coat with Snowflake Nail Art + Tutorial!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Hello everyone!  And, Merry Christmas!

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.

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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!

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CND Blackjack (the best!), Nars Ecume, Square Hue Times Square, OPI Pure, and a size10/0 brush (from Michael’s)

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Here’s a closeup that I posted on Instagram the other day:
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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! :)




I hope you all have an amazing holiday, and thank you for reading! :)


Kristin


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8 comments :

  1. It's absolutely gorgeous! The TC is amazing, but your snow flake..!

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  2. Very beautiful! I agree with Criminal Nails, the top coat is amazing, but your hand drawn snowflake is just out of this world. You have amazing free hand skills!

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  3. Totally relaxed after the film. Love it!

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