Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection Nail Art with TopCoats and Treatments Review

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Happy Wednesday to you! I'm in a productive mood and have some designs I created and haven't gotten a chance to post yet to show off today.
I have an interesting look I created with 4 out of the 5 shades from the Modern Family Holiday collection.

 I wanted to play up the squares theme from the squares glitters in Spark the Conversation.
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Nicole by OPI You're My Treasure, Who Red My Journal???, Late Blu-mer, Aren't Families Grape?, Spark the Conversation

 I started this manicure with 2 easy coats of Late Blu-mer, which has a great formula, though I did have slight brush strokes as this is a slight metallic blue.
 I painted out sections with You're My Treasure and Who Red My Journal??? on wax paper and let dry. Another coat and let dry. When they were completely dry I pulled up the paint and used a craft punch to cut out my square shapes. I applied each red and purple square individually with a dotting tool, and the thumb and pinky were the leftovers after the squares were punched. I applied each of the glitter squares again, individually with a dotting tool. I finished the design with Nicole by OPI Quick Dry Top Coat and I was nerrrvouss! I'm always nervous trying a new quick dry or top coat over nail art because no body wants the dreaded smear. I was super impressed with this one! Dried quickly and didn't smear my design.
 Here's the design matted. I'm not actually sure which way I liked it better, but the Nicole by OPI Matte Top Coat worked perfectly.

 I know it's Spring now..and this isn't a very Spring-like manicure..but it was needing to be seen anyway. I have plenty of Spring ones on the way :D
 I received this set to try out and share my thoughts on. I used the 3-in-1 as my base coat and it worked as it should. No issues and no staining upon removal of polish (I've tried it out with many Nicole by OPI shades including a dark navy). As I previously stated, the Matte and Quick Dry both work extremely well!
The Oil To Go is a great product and I love the packaging. I think it's brilliant to keep in your bag, that way it's a clean application when you are out and about. All you need to do is gently squeeze for some product to be released onto the brush. I felt like for the time I had it on, it worked well...but here's the problem...the smell was so strong and perfume-y that it gave me a near instant headache. I had to wash it off it was that disagreeable to me. I did give it another try on a different day and got the same results. I am very sensitive to smells and have all but eliminated products scented with synthetic fragrance as opposed to natural fragrance and essential oil. If this is not an issue with you, I wouldn't worry about it.

Do you like the mani? Do you prefer it glossy or matte? I promise, next one will be flowers! :D 

Nicole by OPI Modern Family shades are $7.99 at select CVS stores. These treatments will be available January 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select CVS, Target, Walmart, Kmart, Duane Reade, Kroger, H-E-B.

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All the best, 
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  1. wow, this is so elaborate! Love the squares, especially on the fingers where you stuck the glitter squares in-between. Must have taken you ages!!

  2. Beautiful geometric mani. You've a steady and sure hand to place all those squares and glitter bits individually. I think I like the matte version better.

  3. What a fun design with all those squares.


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