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Friday, November 8, 2013

Rock/Mineral Nail Art Theme Week: Day 5 - Opal Nails

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I wanted to do opal-inspired nails for this week. But I wasn't sure how to go about it. So I have a couple of opal-inspired manis for you for the last day of Rock/Mineral Theme Week I'm doing with a few of my blogger friends.

Opal Nail Art

First up, a saran wrap mani that was inspired by the base my friend Jacki over at Adventures in Acetone used for her butterfly nails. I really thought her base looked like opals and I loved it, so here's my version...

For this mani, I used a base of Sinful Colors SinfulShine Alfresco and followed Jacki's tutorial using SinfulShine Rendezvous, Sinful Colors 24/7 and Color Club Pucci-Licious.


Of course we all know opals come in all shades with all sorts of striations, so here's another version using a flaky polish...

For this mani, I used a base of Elevation Polish Mountain Air and layered over Ruby Wing Sweet Shimmer (sheer shimmer) and Ruby Wing Chocolate Mousse (the flaky polish) and finished up with a coat of butter LONDON Bread and Butter Pudding (a very sheer nude) to tone it down a bit.

That concludes Rock/Mineral Theme Week! Next theme week is the first week in December and the theme is Japanese. Hope to see you then!

Don't forget to have a look at the other great theme manis in the links below!

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  1. These are both beautiful! Thanks so much for linking, I love love how you have 2 :)

  2. Love both manis - so gorgeous! I love that you came up with 2 different ways to show off opals. I love opal. :)

  3. Wow! Way to end the week with a bang! I can't believe you managed too equally astounding opal manis (how do you have time, lady?!). Both are beautiful :D

  4. I adore opals and they are my birthstone - thanks for doing these - I like them both.

  5. they both look so like the originals - great job x


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