Tuesday, November 8, 2011

OPI: Designer...be Better!

OPI's Designer... be Better is from the Muppets Collection (Fall/Winter 2011). It is described as a bronze metallic but I have to disagree. It is more  foil in my opinion. There are creme and bronze colored micro glitter that make up the base. It is reflective like a foil as well but too gritty to be a metallic.  I used 2 coats for opacity then took Konad black polish and stamped using my Shany plates (purchased from Amazon).  I have been so excited to use this design but found that the grooves were deep and "ate" my polish so when I stamped the plate to get the image, it was sometimes flooded with polish. This made the circles come out thicker lined than they really should have. It's still ok though, especially if you haven't seen the plate and don't know anything about stamping :-D . I received multi colored and sized rhinestones from Viva La Nails (I'm part of their blogger program), and put them in the circles on my ring finger as a colorful accent. I have this as a full mani and I cannot tell you how many rhinestones I have on just two fingers! It's a whole lot of beautiful color and shine. I'm also excited that the samples they sent have different sizes in them ranging from itty bitty to large; it will be great for creating nail art.
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  1. I bet this looks AH-MAZING as a full mani! Pics please!

  2. Such a great mani!!
    I really love the design with strass!

  3. Gorgeous mani! Loving the base color and the rhinestones!! :)

  4. Love it! Just picked it up on Sunday and cant wait to try!

  5. Such a beautiful design. Even the colour on it's own looks gorgeous. I can't wait to get it!


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