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.
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