Friday, February 1, 2013

Squared Away Nail Art with Nicole by OPI - Geometric Challenge 2013

Good Morning!!
Excited to be sharing with you, another brand new challenge I will be participating in for the month of Feb. Love joining these as they really help me to be creative and get new ideas on the nail. Hope you enjoy too :)

So this challenge is all about Geometry. Fun, right?? I'll include the challenge calendar at the end of the post so you can see what's next. Today's theme is "square". So I bring you squares! I decided to show off two of the new Nicole by OPI shades for 2013.
Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.
These will be available in stores beginning January 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, ULTA, H-E-B, Meijer and Duane Reade locations. In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.
For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan

 I started with 2 coats of Nicole by OPI Still Into Pink a fun hot pink matte with a silver shimmer. Very easy to work with!


 I used tape to help me create my squares. This was no easy task...and working with matte polish makes it a bit more challenging as it show mistakes more, and you can't put a fast dry top coat on to speed up the process. In fact, I waited until forever until I thought the polish was surely dry before I started taping, but sure enough the tape pulled up some pink polish with it. I had to go back with a small detail brush to fix it, and you can see the marks of where I had to fix. That is why I ended up top coating the final design. Well, that...and I wanted to see it top coated anyway :P


 With two coats of Seche Vite to smooth everything out.

 Nicole by OPI Totally in the Dark for the squares. I needed 2 coats for full coverage.

Here's the challenge I'll be working through, and please check out what the other very talented ladies created :)

http://www.sincerelystephanienails.com/ - Stephanie of Sincerely Stephanie
http://www.lacquerologist.com/ - Emily of The Lacquerologist
http://www.dressedupnails.com/ - Whitney of Dressed Up Nails 
http://www.neverlandnailblog.com/ - Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog
http://www.xoxoalexisleigh.com/ - Alexis of XOXO Alexis Leigh
http://www.preciouspolish.com/ - Brittney of Precious Polish

You know, I have to ask...which do you like better? With or without topcoat? 

xo, Victoria 

22 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! Love the black squares of that pink.

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  2. I love the colors you used and the simplicity of the design! And I give you props for being so patient with the tape!! Great job!! =)

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  4. Love what you came up with - without top coat is my favourite! :))

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  5. It's too bad that the pink polish got pulled up because the matte version looks so cool! The top coat brings out the silver shimmer so beautifully though, so I can't decide which I like better. Your squares look awesome by the way, so perfect! :)

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  6. I love that pink base so much, so bright! I can relate, tape is a pain to apply combined with the fact that I'm super impatient.. it's a bad combo haha. This design looks amazing though, love it!

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  7. Oh so cool! I love it just a bit more matte than gloss, but just a bit. This sounds like a mind challenging blog challenge. I hope more gals join as I love reading these sorts of things u bloggers do. Gets my brain buzzing with ideas!

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  8. Perfect. I love that the ring finger is different. Such a cool touch

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  9. Soo great, black and pink goes so well together! Love it.

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  10. I like it both with and without. Makes it a completely different mani!

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  11. My goodness I LOVE this! Both matte and shiny you did an amazing job!

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  12. that pink is gorgeous! the pink is lovely on its own but eye catching with the squares :)

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  13. wow super cool. the squares came out perfect.

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  14. Wow. You have insane patience. That ended up looking awesome though! Super fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. This NOPI pink is so gorgeous :D

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  16. love. this. so. much. i love it without topcoat but i think i like it even better with topcoat! i'm a sucker for shiny-as-crap nails, though :)

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  17. I plan to wear red polish with black hearts on ring fingers

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  18. Wow, so cute! I gotta say, I like it better with the top coat.

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  19. Yes Love the Nails!!!!<3

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