Monday, April 30, 2012

Spider-mani: The Brights

Today's look is the second of my OPI Spider-manis! This one features the two brights in the OPI Amazing Spider-man collection, as well as the white that you've seen already in my last Spider-mani.

As with the last manicure I did with the OPI Spiderman collection, this is a look that used striping tape.


The orange color is OPI Call Me Gwen-ever. It's a lovely bright-yet-dusty orange creme. It has good coverage. You would only need two coats for a regular manicure; for this one I used one thickish coat on top of the white base (OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls). It's quite an interesting color, though usually I do prefer my cremes a touch brighter.

The pink frost is OPI Your Web Or Mine. As you may have read on other nail blogs, this one is a tough color to love. It is a grandmother's pink, and the frosty finish makes it look dated. The color shows brushstrokes very easily, and not even a deft hand can eliminate them completely. Using them in this color blocking mani helped to minimize the unpleasant characteristics.


The combination of colors in this manicure as well as the specific blocking makes me think 60's mod.

As a refresher, this can be achieved by placing striping tape on a dry, painted nail. In this case my first coat was the white. Then, carefully paint on the sections that the tape has created with your other colors. Clear most of the polish off of the brush when doing this, as big beads can drip down and flood your sections. Carefully peel off the striping tape. Let it dry, and finish with topcoat.



I've got one more Spider-mani to share with you -- a combination featuring the last shade in this collection: the shatter! The last look will not be a nail art look, as I found it difficult to do nail art with shatter. :) 

The OPI Amazing Spider-man collection will be available in May and will retail for $8.50 per bottle.

Product samples provided to me by OPI.
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34 comments

  1. Awesome and very very on theme with our Dutch national holday of Queensday today where everyone wears orange ;)

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  2. I think you did a wonderfu job to display the (hidden) beauty in the universally unloved Your Web Or Mine. I Love the look of this mani, your right about the mod feel to it. Also I think it looks sorta like bricks, in a good way!!

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  3. OMG!Fantastic manicure!!Original and perfect :)

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  4. That is so cool. Looks like a brick wall for Spiderman to swing off of. :)

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  5. It looks cool! I'm not into oranges much but I'd definitely try this in another colour :) Neatly done, as always!

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  6. This is crazy awesome! I had already decided to buy some striping tape but you just finished convincing me.

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  7. Love this design! I totally need to buy striping tape. Pinned this to save the idea for later. :)

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  8. The frosty pink colour actually goes really well with the orange. Awesome manicure!

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  9. this is wonderful! just wanted to let you know that I "mimicked" one of your mani's for our monkey see monkey do mondays - http://gnarlygnails.blogspot.com/2012/04/monkey-see-monkey-do-time-featuring.html

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  10. This is great! I am planning on doing some similar color blocking soon! Even Your Web Or Mine looks nice here! =)

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  11. I have to say that when I got this Spiderman set in the mail I was very underwhelmed. It seemed like the same old stuff. You, with your mad polish skills have made all these colors look good. I still think the pink is going bye bye from my set but I will keep the rest. My favorite is the "white", I think it is grey but OPI is calling it white. I can see me using the white one a lot. Thanks for sharing your great manicures. I strive to be as cool as you someday, or at least have my polish look as clean and neat!

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  12. So pretty!!
    I love the pattern you created, I love the color combo, I love everything about this mani!

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  13. This pattern is AHmazing! The colors look great together--another fantastic mani with the Spiderman collectio!

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  14. I'm loving the designs you come up with for this collection :D

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  15. Your Web or Mine really is a tough color to love, but you made it look great with this combo. I wish there was at true red in this collection to match Spiderman's suit..

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  16. I agree, Your Web or Mine is not a fave but you make it look good. I love this look! Very Mod. :)

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  17. Very Original and PERFECT! I love it!

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  18. Wow, you managed to make two colors that I wasn't interested in buying look really awesome! Love the mod orange/pink combo...and now I might need to get these too!

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  19. Que prefeição adorei.
    Boa terça
    Beijos coloridos!

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  20. this is so pretty, youre so creative!

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  21. I love it! So where do you get your striping tape?

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  22. Color Combo is AWESOME!!! :) oxoxo

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  23. I'm not keen on this OPI collection but this mani looks amazing!

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  24. Such a great manicure! i love how the tape lines are so smooth! I hope to achieve this one day :) Also, i very much like the colors combination :)***

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  25. I love this design! I can't wait to recreate it when I finally get some striping tape.

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  27. This is an awesome way to colour block. Absolutely stunning and chic! =)

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