Nails Magazine Mural Contest

Hey y'all!   Today I thought Id share some nail art I did for Nails Magazine's Mural Contest.  I actually did these last November and the winners were announced in the March issue of Nails Magazine.  Better late than never right?  I didnt win BUT I did get an Honorable Mention in the magazine.  Which is still pretty much like winning ;).

The theme for the contest was mural nails, which is nail art that spans across 5 to 10 nail tips.  I chose to do a more literal theme of a graffiti mural.  I am really proud of how it turned out.




I started out by sketching out my idea on paper.  I had a basic idea of what I wanted when I sketched it out and I really think I transferred it well into the actual project.  Heres a collage of my sketch at the beginning and the finished sketch. 


When I began the nails I started by painting the brick background and then painted the graffiti like any graffiti artist would (except legally and I didnt use spray paint of course lol) 


My favorite part of this whole project was making the little 3D spray paint can lady.  She turned out so much better than I expected.  I sculpted her out of clear acrylic from Young Nails and then I painted her with acrylic craft paints and added a gel top coat to make her so shiny.  



This was so much fun to create from beginning to end.  Even though I didnt place in the contest its still a HUGE honor for me to even be mentioned in the magazine.  

There I am on page 120. :)  


Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog today.  I hope you have a great week!  Xoxo  

OPI GelColor Brazil Collection

Press Sample


Hey y'all!  Today I have the awesome OPI GelColor Brazil Collection to share.  I did these swatches a while back but my computer died so I haven't been able to post them :(.  I'm actually posting from my parent's house now. 

This is a gorgeous collection to say the least. Bright and summery and definitely has the beautiful colors of Brazil down to an art.  These colors were released in the regular OPI polish line as well as the OPI GelColor which is a professional only product.  To find a salon near you that offers OPI products, go to OPI.com and click on "Where to find OPI" in the right hand corner.

I am very impressed with the quality of these GelColor polishes.  They went on very smooth and covered nicely in two coats.  The key to applying gel polish is THIN coats, you get too thick and you get running and shrinking and nobody wants that.  
My favorites in this collection are Red Hot Rio and Kiss Me I'm Brazilian. 

Red Hot Rio

Next Stop...The Bikini Zone


Don't Bossa Nova Me Around


Taupe-Less Beach


I Sāo Paulo Over There 


AmazON...AmazOFF


Kiss Me I'm Brazilian 
 


OPI Scores A Goal  


For more information about the OPI GelColor Brazil Collection as well as other professional OPI products visit Pro.Opi.com.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great day! XOXO


The products in this post were sent by a company representative in return for an honest and unbiased review.