I wanted to start the new year with something completely different from anything I have ever done before and Opal Nails have been something I was terrified of doing!
I have used multiple brands and finishes to create my masterpiece (insert evil laugh here).
What I used:
- Opals & Tutus
- Dope Jam
- Sweet Pea
- Varsity Jacket
- Julep Adrian
- Makeup Sponge
- Julep Gold Foils
- Seche Vive & Vite
I started with one coat of Sweet Pea and two coats of Varsity Jacket as my accent nail. If I was feeling lazy another coat of Sweet Pea would have given me a great mani!
So, I forgot to get the in between image of the accent nail transformation, but what I did was on a make up sponge I dotted all the colors and sponged on to the nail. Once I was satisfied with the coloring, I took some more of the Opal & Tutus and sponged that on top of the nail to get more of the opal effect.
For the other nails, I applied a coat of Opals & Tutu and then sponged on the rest as I did with the accent nail.
I then began to randomly apply the pre cut Gold Foil by using a dotting tool and then applied some pressure to make sure the foils laid flat on my nails. I topped it with Seche Vite quick dry top coat and then a coat of Seche Vive Gel top coat.
I feel particularly proud of these guys! and I have found that in indirect light like by the light of my computer in a shaded room there is a spectacular shift of the Opal that looks like the fabled Unicorn Skin!
Thanks for Reading and Happy New Year!