Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Nicole by O.P.I- Carnival Cotton Candy & Goodbye Shoes Broken Lines Nail Art Tutorial

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Happy humpday! 

  Today I have an odd color combination nail art look for you guys. These two Nicole by O.P.I shades come from the Carrie Underwood Collection. For some reason the odd mix of Cotton Candy Pink and muted smokey Green kept jumping out at me, so I decided to combine them into this quirky look. 
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 This look started with a base of Carnival Cotton Candy. This shade is a lovely soft Pink with slight Blue undertones. Once my base color was dry I added some "broken line" accents on my middle and ring nails using striping tape and Goodbye Shoes. Goodbye Shoes is a muted shade of smokey, mossy Green. On my pinkie and index nails I did the spun sugar technique. I top coated my striped nails but left the sugar nails as they were to avoid altering the effect. 

 Here is Carnival Cotton Candy before any nail art was added. I only needed Two easy coats of this color for my swatch. The formula on both of these shades is fantastic and easy to work with. 
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And just for shigs, I actually did a mini pictorial on how to achieve the broken lines look with scotch and stripe tape. It is a pretty straight forward process, but if you guys have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments ♥. 
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 I hope you guys enjoyed this look and tutorial. Even though it was a weird color combination, it really did something for me. They remind me of vintage decor for some reason. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 


  1. I really like this combi! I like strong contrasta, not only in hue or tone, but in "character" too. I mean clear and muted, soft and hard etc. This candy pink is great for this muted green.
    I like the nail art mix, too. Although, the suger spun might have been wonderful the other way, too :-)

    Greetings from Berlin,
    Moni from
    my fingertip gallery

  2. I really like the colors and the mani you did, and thanks for the tutorial i think it is very helpful for the dummies like me! :))

  3. Very nice! Love the colors.

  4. Wow this is so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial, very helpful!

  5. Thanks for tutorial!!! I`ll do that some day)

  6. Wow! I love those stripes! I love this color combination a lot! It's one of my favorite besides blue and brown

  7. Carnival Cotton Candy looks beautiful, and great tutorial for the stripes! I'll definitely give it a try :)

  8. If you do give it a shot, Id love to see your go at it!!

  9. Thank you!! When you do try it, make sure to share your version with me!!

  10. Awww!! Well, I hope you give it a shot! It is an easy way to create a quirky mani :D.

  11. Thank you. The color combination was very impulsive haha. The bottles were next to each other by chance and I really thought they looked so unique, but pretty together. I had to see them in nail art :D.

  12. Wow! :D Amazing how you did that stripes nail art! :D I love it. :)


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