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Monday, April 7, 2014

Sweet and Stormy Half Moons - Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection Nail Art


Grey is a favorite color of mine. I especially love pairing it with bright colors... The grey really grounds bright shades and adds a great element of chic-ness. I was really excited to see a gorgeous stormy grey in the Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection, and had to pair it with a sweet peach shade from the same collection.



For this look I applied Nicole by OPI Sweet Daisy, the peach, as my base. Then, using a small nail art brush, I handpainted the grey half moons in Nicole by OPI Goodbye Shoes.

This is the first time I've freehanded a half moon, I think! Usually I go for the hole punch reinforcement sticker method. I think these turned out well, though, and were much faster for me, so I imagine I will be doing my half moons by hand from now on.


This collection was officially released in January so you should be able to find it pretty easily now in locations like CVS, Ulta, and WalMart.

What do you think? Are you a fan of pairing grey with bright shades?

22 comments:

  1. Jealous of your freehand skills- this looks perfect! and a great color pairing, too. Love!

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  2. These are simple but so pretty. The two colors pair well together too.

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  3. I love these two colors together and your freehand is marvelous!

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  4. I lurve grey! I love it in my clothes, my eye shadow, and of course nail polish. Your combo with the peach shade is so pretty!

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  5. I agree with you and greys. For a long time, I was drawn to bright polishes, fun pastels, anything that caught attention or popped (and of course I still am!). But I've slowly come to appreciate beige, off-white, and gray. As you said, it's fun to mix with a pop of color and we all know there's like...50 shades of it (teehee). I love Sally Hansen's Earl Grey, it's sort of clay-esque which means it has become a go-to neutral. I've always admired your ability to match colors so well (your glitter swatches are perfection...you just know what base will help make it shine).

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  6. Hi Trisha! I use a DIY lightbox, which you can find a tutorial for at this link: http://www.chalkboardnails.com/2012/03/intermediate-nail-photography-lightbox.html

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  7. Unfortunately I can't pull off grey shadow very well. :( I do love it in clothes though! Thanks!

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  8. Thank you! Freehanding them also allows me to practice my brush control, as I'm sure you know!

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  9. Thank you very much! I spend lots of time agonizing over my glitter bases, haha. But man, you said it all! I feel exactly the same way about greys. You extrapolated right from my brain!

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  10. I own Sweet Daisy! it was love a first sight I am so in love with this color it looks gorgeous on olive skin! However, I was dissapointed with the formula it is thin and streaky had to apply about 4 coats to accomplish true color. Does anyone have this problem?

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  11. Hmm, I think I used three coats for the opacity shown here. I'd recommend letting your polish set a little longer between coats, and try not to fuss with your brushstrokes too much. Going over my nails too many times in one coat causes streaks for me.

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  12. Thanks for your feedback. I even thought about using white as base and then topping off with the color you think that would work?...I guess I was overly excited when I was polishing my nails wanted to see final product.

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  13. You could use the white base method, but it would change the final effect of the polish and would probably require you to use more coats (2+ coats of white and then 2+ coats of Sweet Daisy). Sweet Daisy has that semi-opaque effect and using a white base would make it completely opaque.

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  14. I will try experimenting with the white nxt time! ;) Thxx Sarah!

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  15. Marieta García LópezApril 9, 2014 at 4:26 AM

    Wow! it's a nice mix, darling. I always paint my nails with brush and enjoy doing that. I've seen this OPI collection in all places. Thanks for sharing it.

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  20. Breena EstilloreApril 9, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Wow! They look awesome even without the stencil :D Awesome freehand :)

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  21. Gorgeous combination! And freehand half moons?! Well done :)

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