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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Geometric Rays - Nicole by OPI Modern Family Nail Art

Hey friends! I hope you had a great holiday! Thanks for sticking around while I took a few extra days for the family celebrations and stuff.

We're kicking off today with some nail art using the new Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection! I've seen a good chunk of the Modern Family series, but unfortunately I'm not caught up. Why the heck isn't it on streaming Netflix!? Anyway, every single episode of this show I've seen has been hilarious; I hope to watch all of it eventually.

For this design I did a bit of a geometric look. I was hesitant about mixing the silver in with the cremes but it actually ended up being one of my favorite parts of the manicure. I freehanded these shapes, but if you want to try it out and you feel more comfortable using tape, then by all means use tape! It would be more precise, of that I'm sure.

I began with a base of Nicole by OPI My Jay or the Highway! which is a warm khaki creme. My obsession with neutrals continues -- I think this shade is lovely. I only needed two coats and the formula was excellent.

Then, I freehanded on triangles using Nicole by OPI Alex By the Books, which is the minty green. This shade was creamy as well, and would need just two coats for opacity if worn alone. I followed suit with Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story..., a hot pink with subtle shimmer. Again, great formula and would need two coats. Finally, I added the metallic sections using Nicole by OPI A Phil's Paradise, a sparkly gunmetal shade. It's no surprise by now: lovely formula and just two coats needed!

What was surprising, however, was how much I liked A Phil's Paradise. I am not normally a fan of metallic shades, but I found the sparkle and richness of this one to be really appealing. Alex By the Books ranked highly for me as well.

All in all, I enjoyed the way this came out. The design and color mix feels kind of Madeline Poole-esque to me!

Modern Family lacquers will be available beginning January 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, ULTA, H-E-B, Meijer and Duane Reade locations. In Canada, this line will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

Products sent for review.


  1. WOW this is freaking amazing!!!!! And I can't believe you free handed those I thought you used tape!!! Your nails never cease to amaze me LOL gorgeous!! :)

  2. Very nice and the silver does really add to it ~

  3. Well what can i say? i love all of your nails!!

  4. Very cool! I was actually pleasantly surprised by this collection. The colors are really beautiful.

  5. Very cute design!!! I will definitely be trying this!

  6. How on earth did you free-hand those?? It looks gorgeous and I will be doing a far less tidy version of these just as soon as I get home.

  7. Great look!! Did you use a striper brush?

  8. as i was reading this i thought "ooh i should watch this on Netfli--never mind :-P" i love this mani!

  9. Lovely! The silver definitely complements the other colours nicely, and adds a bit of visual interest too :)

  10. super pretty! these colors look so great together!

  11. That's really pretty, perfect combo of colors !

  12. Lovely colour combo!I wonder how you did it so neatly:)how do you do it please answere...xOxO...

  13. your art is always amazing! love the sharp lines & colors.

  14. Really gorgeous! I love the color combo you used.


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