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Monday, August 13, 2012

Avocado Print - OPI Germany Nail Art

So, by now, most of you are aware that instead of swatching new collections, I like to do nail art with them! That's where today's unorthodox nail art came from...

I was staring at the OPI Germany Collection, thinking about what I could do with them, when I looked at Don't Talk Bach to Me. I kept thinking how much it looked like an avocado color. I started looking at the other colors in the collection and realized that I had all the proper colors to make a full avocado!


Every avocado print needs a background color. For me, it was OPI Berlin There Done That. It's a pretty taupe shade. I used two coats for full opacity.

Next, I worked on building my avocados. I began with the lighter green shade, using OPI Don't Talk Bach to Me. It really is kind of a perfect avocado color, a light yellow-green.

Next, I added on the outline of the skin with OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! using my medium length striper brush.

I then mixed Don't Talk Bach with a little bit of Nein! Nein! to make the darker green shade, which I lightly brushed on around the edges of the inside of the avocados.

The last step was to add the seed! That part was easy -- I just took a dotting tool and added single dots of OPI Ger-manicure by OPI.

The formula on all of these were great and gave me no issues.


I love avocados, so it was probably just a matter of time before I put them on my nails. I love them alone, on turkey sandwiches, in guacamole... I could go on! I don't buy them as often as I should for the amount of love I have for them, though.


I really can't believe that it worked out so perfectly to have all the colors I needed to make avocado print in one collection. This nail art is so silly but I can't help but completely love it!

Would you wear avocados on your nails?


The OPI Germany Collection is available now! You can find it at many professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 suggested retail per lacquer.

The products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR.

57 comments:

  1. Yummm! This looks so cute and I love avocados! Very well done!

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  2. HA! This is funky, cool and so appropriate! You're so right, it IS the right green shade. Bonus to loving Avacados is that they are really good for your nails. Avacado and tomoatos on toast is the best breakfast anyone could ask for ;)

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  3. I love this! Big fan of avocados!

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  4. These are adorable! I love them. I love avocados, and also this nail art. So cute!

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  5. So artistic and I love avocados

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  6. Wow, these are really good, I know they're avocados, but they just remind of a Van Gogh painting or something.... I could get lost staring at them....great interpretation .

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  7. This is so random lol. I really like it though, looks very abstract.

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  8. This is so awesome!!! I love the drab colors you used, my favorite kinds of colors. Super fun!

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  9. I really like this nail art (I really like advocado as well^^)

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  10. Wow! It looks just like avocados! I love it :D

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  11. I can't stand avocados, but I love this mani! So creative! I want avocado nails now :)

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  12. Haha this is so ridiculously cute! I love avocados. Be careful nobody tries to nom on your nails :p

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  13. OMG-- You're so freaking creative!! :)

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  14. These are too cute. I love avocados!

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  15. Ha! I adore avocados and this manicure. My fiance and I were in ULTA looking at the OPI Germany colors and couldn't figure out what they'd be good for, but this is definitely it. I will have to share your avocado art with him :)

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  16. This is so cute! I never would have thought of this! You did a really great job! :)

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  17. I don't know if you noticed, but avocados are so in right now (diet wise)! These came out so cute!

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  18. LOL, this is funny.. they really do look like cute little avo's! YUM!

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  19. MMMmmm... Avacados are so tasty! And they look wonderful as nail art!

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  20. Gorgeous! I only bought the gorgeous orange from the Germany collection, but if I had the makings (and the skills!), you can be sure I'd wear such a fun avocado mani.

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  21. Hehe :) I would wear avocado nails, but since mine are shorter than yours, I'd probably do a close-up of one single fruit :). I just ate avocado today in my eggs...yum! My favorite way to enjoy them! I just got OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest today and it's SO LOVELY! Yippee!

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  22. You're awesome! These are so well done and I love the idea of using colours within one collection. Love it xx

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  23. They are awesome! I would definitely wear them, even though I don't like avocados.

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  24. awesome,,,, this is picture perfect avocado.. i thought at first it was a nail decals,,, your so talented

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  25. Amazing...looks like it should be on a canvas in a gallery....love it!!

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  26. I wouldn't wear avocados on my nails--but you TOTALLY made me smile :) This is so awesome and why I follow you by email--so I never miss a thing!

    Now I want some guacamole..... ;)

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  27. I LOVE THESE!! I can't believe how beautiful your avocados are...hmmm, that doesn't sound quite right ;-) Anyway, YES, I would so wear avocados on my nails, especially if they are as gorgeous as these! Amazing!

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  28. I love avocados :D Really beautiful mani :)

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  29. I really like this design and the colors you used. Very creative!

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  30. You have such steady hands! It's a miniature painting of avocados! Love the muted grey background color. You're too cute :3
    You have inspired me to make an avocado milkshake.

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  31. Ha ha ha! Sometimes your creativity blows me away! I'm not a fan of eating avocados, but they are a beautiful food and the name is very fun to say. (look at me, waving my weird around for all to see!)

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  32. Your very creative, love this design!

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  33. This is so cute and creative! I love it <3

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  34. jeez ..... can you see outer space from where you are ? Stratospheric! xx

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  35. these nails are so funny! I too have an unholy love for avocados. I eat half of one every single morning with breakfast... so I would TOTES wear avocados on my nails (I mean I already wear it underneath them enough from peeling/cutting them haha!)

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  36. So cute! Would have never thought to put avocados on my nails...genius! :D

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  37. If you did them I would totally wear avocados on my nails! Looooove it!

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  38. OMG, I would totally wear avocados on my nails! When I was a kid visiting Mexico, I would eat a small avocado every day because they were abundant in that climate. I've unfortunately had to scale back here in the US ;)

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  39. never would have thought to do avocados...awesome!!

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  40. Love avocados on EVERYTHING. Haven't tried it on my nails, but now I must!

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  41. LOVE avocados! this is so clever!

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  42. OMG this is SOOOOO awesome! You and I must be the only true avocado lovers out there, because I would totally do this mani if I had your skills (and this collection!) Hahaha! Way to go...your nail art is always so creative and perfect - and your photos of it...don't even get me started. I hope my blog/photos are one day even 1/4 as amazing as yours! P.S. I just duplicated your neutral base with orange and blue dot gradient mani - LOVE it!!

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  43. I missed this the first time around. Those avocados are a trip. LOOOOVE them. It's such a fabulous manicure. Makes me happy.

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