Opal Nails

16 Feb

Good afternoon everyone!  I hope you are all having a great Monday!  Today we were teased by the weathermen of potential snow but as always we get cold rain.  This seemed like the perfect opportunity to share an idea I have had on my mind for a few weeks now.  I had read in a group someone talking about wanting to creating nails that look liked opal and I wanted to give this a try.

For my attempt at opal looking nails I started with a good base of OPI Alpine Snow.  I then layers Finger Paints Symmetrical Symphony, Vivid Reflection, Abstract Attraction, Psychedelic Hue, and Colorful Dream to create an opalish look.  The flakes are subtle but truly beautiful.

Opal 1 Opal 2 Opal 3 Opal 4 Opal 5


Now this certainly had an icy feel but not quiet opal enough so I decided to take this a step further.  I made a very sheer white crelly blend to layer overtop the flakies.  The flakes didn’t pick up as well on camera but in person is certainly had a more milky opal feel.

Opal 6 Opal 7 Opal 8


So what do you guys think of my attempt at an opal look?  I certainly love this combo as a palette cleanser and love the final look.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I will see you all again tomorrow.

2 Responses to “Opal Nails”

  1. LaraLeaf February 17, 2015 at 8:36 AM #

    That is a pretty mani. I have those flakies but had never considered doing something like this with them. Thank you for the idea!

    • Nina February 17, 2015 at 12:05 PM #

      Yay! I am so glad you liked them and glad I could spark an idea! <3

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