Monday, June 16, 2014

Nails of the Week #2: OPI Sheer Tints in Watercolor Manicure

So the technique definitely needs some work but this week I did an awesome watercolor manicure using the OPI Sheer Tints! These polishes definitely weren't what I was expecting so the result is a little messy. I was under the impression that they were just colored top coats so I was thinking a much thinner formula, definitely not. They were quite thick and VERY sheer, so it was tricky to get the balance between enough color without delivering a gelatinous blob on my nail. I ended up with a bunch of air bubbles, as well as a design that started cracking in one day. While the bubbles bothered me (as usual) I thought the cracks were actually find because then it looked like cool stained glass, but then when large chunks started cracking and breaking off, not so cool anymore. Anyways I think the outcome (when done right) is beautiful, this is the PERFECT type of manicure that these tints were designed for and so easy to do! Just layering the colors however you like over a white base, it looks so complicated and pretty with very little effort.

This is definitely something I will try again and do an update on and hopefully there will be no more air bubbles!


  1. This is seriously so cool! I've never heard about this product before but it looks so amazing! :)
    Can't wait to see more of your posts! Also, the rainbow nails look so lovely and effortless--like a piece of art!
    Hope you're having a lovely Monday!!xx

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    1. I debated picking these up for so long but I'm glad I did! So many fun manicure options now! :)