Saturday, 17 October 2015

Nail Art using OPI GelColor

A new client asked for some camo print nails, I was of course only too happy to do these. All hand painted using OPI GelColor. 

The base is the classic You Don't Know Jacques and the design has been created using the Venice Collection in My Gondola Or Yours and Baroque...But Still Shopping.

Each layers was cured in the OPI LED lamp before moving on the the next one to prevent any movement of the gel.

Loving this subtle yet different look!

Have a great weekend,
Claire xxx

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Nail Art using OPI GelColor in Cajun Shrimp

Many of my clients tend to want plain nails. This is due to work commitments, or needing to match a number of outfits. 

One of my clients this week wanted a polka dot accent nails on her Cajun Shrimp natural nails! I was of course very happy to oblige!!!

Applying nail art using gel means that you can change and perfect your design before curing, ensuring that the client is completely happy with the design.

Dots are possibly one of the easiest ways of adding some hand painted nail art, and with gel, the possibilities are endless.

The colour used to contrast is OPI GelColor in the dark taupe 'How Great Is Your Dane' from the Nordic Collection.

Have a great weekend!

Claire xxx

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Hen Night Nails using OPI GelColor

I created these nails for a client heading off on her hen night.   She wanted something bright but still subtle enough to go to work with!!

These are created using OPI GelColor in the colours: Don't Forget Your Czechbook & You're Such A Budapest.  The white glitter is from the Gwen Stefani 2014 Christmas Collection - Snow Globetrotter and the little heart with Big Apple Red.

What did you have on your nails for your hen?!

Claire x

Saturday, 31 January 2015

OPI DS Pewter GelColor

I am in love with the OPI Designer Series range.  I have had DS Radiance in my collection for years which has been well used by all my clients.  Now many people have moved to gel polish nails I have been looking out for colours to match the most popular polishes (a reason I love OPI GelColor), I was excited to see that DS Pewter has been brought out in this formula.

Within 4 days I have used it on 4 clients!  We are on to a winner!!

The colour is a deep gunmetal grey / pewter with multi sized pieces and glitter type flakes to add incredible shine without it looking to 'glittery'. There are no holographic glitter pieces, but like the polishes, there is the complex mix of pieces and the added 'diamond 'dust' for added shine and depth.

OPI have got it right with this and I hope they bring out some more Designer Series colours in the GelColor range!!

Below are photos in different lights to give you the different looks of DS Pewter.

Have a great weekend!

Claire x