Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cool Shades Color Block

 I'm so in love with these colors that I don't even mind that my photos today turned out terrible. For this color-blocking manicure I started with a two coats of OPI Pamplona Purple (swatch below) and built from there. After my first color dried, I used striping tape to section off my nails to create a funky block pattern.

The teal blue is OPI Fly, which has a great opacity—for some of the blocks where I had a lighter application I needed two coats, but one thick coat also worked great. The white—beautiful, crisp white—is OPI Alpine Snow, looking brighter and better than ever.

Once the polish was mostly dry, I removed the striping tape and used my striping brush and black polish to draw the horizontal and vertical lines. So. In. Love.

Here's a swatch of Pamplna Purple. It's such a gorgeous, rich hue and applies really smoothly. Also, in the background, you'll notice a Band-Aid on my thumb—another kitchen mishap.

What do you think of the color combinations ... are you loving them as much as I am?

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