Monday, January 13, 2014

Nicole by O.P.I Carrie Underwood Collection Sweet Glittering Gradient Nail Art Look

(**Press Samples**)
Good morning! 

  I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was pretty mellow, and reeeeeally warm. Florida is hell bent on making me sick with all these weird and sudden climate changes haha. Anyhow, today I want to share this sweet look using Three of the shades from Nicole by O.P.I's Carrie Underwood collection. Something about these colors brought together like this seems very Valentine's to me. That was purely accidental :D. 
ILMP, American as Apple Pie and Lips are Dripping Honey photo DSCN4427_zps3fbe7804.jpg
 For this look I started with a base of Love my Pups. Once my base color was dry I proceeded to work on my gradient using Love my Pups and American as Apple Pie. American as Apple Pie is a beautiful shade of bright Red with some slight Pink undertones. It is definitely more on the Blue toned family and it has a really nicely saturated formula. When sponged on for my gradient it created a gorgeous blushing effect on the tips of my nails, which is exactly what I wanted. 
 To give my gradient some pizzas I then went back and lightly sponged Lips are Dripping Honey over the Red portions of my gradient. Lips are Dripping Honey is a beautiful glitter topper made up of prismatic Gold hexes, soft Pink iridescent hexes and small prismatic glitter suspended in a clear base. I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with this glitter. To finish my look I off I added a top coat of Seche Vite. 

My base color Love my Pups is a delicate shade of soft Ballerina-tights Pink. The consistency of this color is really nice and crelly. I did not have any issues with application and had a good opaque base at three thin coats. This color can also make a great base for French manis if left at One or Two coats. I love this color because these are my go-to lazy colors. I just love how dainty and healthy colors like this make my hands look. 
I love my Pups photo DSCN4385_zpsb30aca7f.jpg
 My birthday is right around the corner and I still have not the foggiest idea of what I will be doing with my nails for the occasion. I am definitely open to suggestions :D. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 


  1. That's so pretty! And wow, you're back in Florida! For some reason I thought you'd moved to California when you went before >.> anyway, I have been waiting (im)patiently to find Lips are Dripping Honey and this just makes me want it more. Beautiful mani :D x

  2. that glitter looks like the dupe to what I'm wearing today. OPI "when monkey's fly". Your mani is fab Cristina :)

  3. I love this! I can never get my gradients to look anywhere near acceptable. Major props.

  4. These are so pretty, your gradient is perfect! I love Lips Are Dripping Honey :)


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