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Given recent events, I did not think I would be up for participating in a Nail Art Challenge…

However, as I was playing around with the beautiful Carrie Underwood for Nicole by OPI polishes (will soon be on the blog), inspiration struck! I really wanted to do a simple gradient, so I sponged on three beautiful colours for a Valentine’s Day-appropriate mani that was perfectly my style. I hope you like it enough to vote for it on Nail Polish Canada’s contest page.

I used Nicole by OPI’s new 3-in-1 Base and topped that with 2 coats of the beautiful Color Me Country, a beautiful coral pink in an amazing creme formula that leans slightly jelly:

NicolebyOPI_Carrie_ColorMeCountryLook at that! Exactly what a girl needs to brighten her day. I cannot wait to wear this shade as it warms up – it’s exactly the kind of shade I really adore.

I then sponged on a three-colour gradient: the stunning cherry red American as Apple Pie towards the tips (you may have seen it on my Instagram feed – it’s incredible) and the deep pink Some Hearts in the middle, with a touch of the base colour Color Me Country towards the cuticles.

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I used Glitter Gal’s fantastic top coat Gloss Boss to finish it all up, et voila:

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And a sunny pic:

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What do you think of the end result?

If you like my nail art, would you vote for me on the Nail Polish Canada challenge page?

~xo

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I was recently invited by the good people over at Nail Polish Canada (they do a good job of supporting my polish addiction!) to participate in their second annual Holiday Nail Art Challenge. Though I fancy myself a nail polish connoisseur, but hardly a nail “artist,” I still decided to give it a try and participate this year! Let’s see if I can keep up. 😉

The first week’s nail art challenge is “snow” – and I decided to go for an abstract look. My snow-themed nail art is inspired by the beauty of a sunny, cold day in the middle of winter, when the ground and trees are totally covered by sparkling, fluffy snow.

I started with a base colour of OPI’s Ski Slope Sweetie (which I was wearing over a coat of OPI’s My Vampire is Buff already) – this was completely dry. I then sponged on a gradient of Zoya’s gorgeous blue Pixie Dust Sunshine with a hint of a blue-grey holo Colors by Llarowe called Rare Bear in the middle and OPI’s Ski Slope Sweetie toward the base of the nail. Finally, I applied a few dots using Butter LONDON’s gorgeous white Cotton Buds and OPI’s glitter Which is Witch? for sparkling snow.

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Mariah Carey for OPI’s Ski Slope Sweetie epitomizes a gorgeous, snow-covered ground – it is a beautiful white with golden shimmer, so I thought it would be the perfect base for this “snow-covered” mani. I love the sparkle and texture of Zoya’s Pixie Dust Sunshine, and thought the blue was a beautiful contrast to the white mani. Finally, OPI’s Which is Witch contains holographic glitter in a clear base, making it the perfect finishing touch for a “snow” themed manicure!

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And a macro shot:

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What do you think?

 

If you like my nail art, would you vote for me on the Nail Polish Canada challenge page?
Feel free to also register and participate here!

 

~xo

 

Nail Polish Canada (almost) the best e-tailer in Canada

NailPolishCanada.com is close to being named the best e-commerce company in Canada as part of Canada Post’s E-Commerce Awards and needs your help!

NailPolishCanada.com was selected as a finalist for best e-tailers in Canada by a panel of judges including executives at Facebook and Google (So yes Dad, nail polish is a “thing”!).

As for who will be crowned the Consumer Champion it now comes down to a vote

“It’s been thrilling to work with so many great customers and bloggers over the past few years. So thank you all for building NailPolishCanada.com into a company worthy of such an honor. Sam even teared up a little bit as he wrote this sentence pretending to be me.” – Nikki, VP Glitter.

To encourage everybody to show their support and vote, NailPolishCanada.com is offering up to $2000 in prizes!

How it works

Vote for NPC

  • You can vote every day. Voting runs from August 28th to September 20th 12:00PM.
  • You must record your vote to enter & win at Nail Polish Canada’s vote page here.

Voting & prizes are open to Canadian and U.S. residents.

Daily Draw

There is a daily thank you draw for everybody who voted that day for awesome prizes!

Bonus: If Nail Polish Canada Wins the Vote

This is the kicker, if NailPolishCanada.com wins Consumer Champion, then we’re having a huge giveaway with two winners!
Grand Prize #1: 24 bottles of Enchanted Nail Polish

Grand Prize #2: $1000 shopping spree at Nail Polish Canada

Both prizes are awarded separately and every day you voted for us as Consumer Champion is one entry to win.

Prizes are only open to Canadian and U.S. residents. See http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/vote for full details.

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