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Amor de Lacquer: OPI + Konad

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

I love OPI. After all “The It Color” is featured in my Amor de Lacquer banner. But I don’t dabble into OPI as much as I used to so I’ve been catching up these day. But wait…when was the last time you visited their website? I may be late but I love the swatches features.

 You can choose any color, choose your skin tone and desired nail length. I spent a good 20 minutes playing around on that site. #dontjudgeme And how awesome is this trio?

I first ran into Jade is the New Black from the Hong Kong Collection when I got a manicure in NYC for my meet and greet with Iman. I just recently picked it up a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it.

I don’t own a green like this. I love how dusty it is. And I get the most professional looking nails when I used OPI polishes. That pro-wide brush is the bomb diggity!

I love that not so close to the cuticles look but it’s so hard to achieve–except when I’m using OPI.

And then there’s Suzi Says Feng Shui also from the Hong Kong Collection.

My camera makes it look cooler than what it is. It is actually a dustier blue with a tinge of gray. I wanted to have some fun with these kids so I decided to use Fiercely Fiona from the Shrek 3 Collection to play around with some water marbling.

Two nails later and I decided it wasn’t for me.

I’ve tried with several brands, colors and finishes and I just suck at water marbling. iFail at it. I am clearly no Colette and I can live with that. Konad and freehand on the other hand….

…are a little bit more up my alley. I’ve never used this design before but I am lovin’ it!

If I weren’t so lazy I would konad my nails more often. But I can honestly say I’m done with water marbling. I just can’t seem to get it right.

What was your last OPI haul? Whatcha think about the Shrek 3 collection?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

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  • K&T Makeup Artistry

    Water marbling definitely takes practice. What I found works for me is that doing it on a highlight nail is way easier and that is what I am sticking to because I can't be doing all my nails! I love the Konad designs though! They are gorgeous!

  • K&T Makeup Artistry

    Water marbling definitely takes practice. What I found works for me is that doing it on a highlight nail is way easier and that is what I am sticking to because I can't be doing all my nails! I love the Konad designs though! They are gorgeous!

  • K&T Makeup Artistry

    Water marbling definitely takes practice. What I found works for me is that doing it on a highlight nail is way easier and that is what I am sticking to because I can't be doing all my nails! I love the Konad designs though! They are gorgeous!

  • K&T Makeup Artistry

    Water marbling definitely takes practice. What I found works for me is that doing it on a highlight nail is way easier and that is what I am sticking to because I can't be doing all my nails! I love the Konad designs though! They are gorgeous!

  • Noire

    I love Jade is the new Black!!!! I wore it as a pedicure last week!!! A gorgeous green that is muted yet bright enough for summer!!! This week I am wearing Hot & Spicy. Beautiful on dark skin!! I got lots of compliments!

    Noire Tropical Beauty

  • Anonymous

    i love the new shrek collection especially the blue colored one (mind blanket i cant think of its name) but it looks similar to suzi says feng shui. I've gotten so many complements on that shrek blue its ridiculous! Is it possible B, for you to do another konad video? An updated version that includes what polishes work better and which ones dont!

  • Amour

    Actually B I don't think you did such a bad job on the water marbeling it just takes a long time to dry and of course with marbeling we're not going to get every nail exactly how we want it. I like to stick to the old school way of marbling because the water way just seems a little messy.
    On to the blog @ hand. I actually don't have one OPI (or CG for that matter) although I do adore a lot of the color selections they have to offer. I want to try the Shrek collection and I found some minis on Amazon that I want to add to my polish collection real soon.

  • rmcandlelight *I’m wearing China Glaze Stella*

    Love me some OPI. You did a great job marbling, just slap some shiny top coat on and you are good to go :) You did great with the konad, I still haven't mastered it. My newest collections I have of OPI shrek and the flutter collection which is awesome!!

  • rmcandlelight *I’m wearing China Glaze Stella*

    Love me some OPI. You did a great job marbling, just slap some shiny top coat on and you are good to go :) You did great with the konad, I still haven't mastered it. My newest collections I have of OPI shrek and the flutter collection which is awesome!!

  • rmcandlelight *I’m wearing China Glaze Stella*

    Love me some OPI. You did a great job marbling, just slap some shiny top coat on and you are good to go :) You did great with the konad, I still haven't mastered it. My newest collections I have of OPI shrek and the flutter collection which is awesome!!

  • rmcandlelight *I’m wearing China Glaze Stella*

    Love me some OPI. You did a great job marbling, just slap some shiny top coat on and you are good to go :) You did great with the konad, I still haven't mastered it. My newest collections I have of OPI shrek and the flutter collection which is awesome!!

  • Colette

    Awww, don't give up hope B! Once upon a time I sucked at marbling too LOL. I remember the very first time I tried it & COULD NOT get the polish to spread for the life of me (now I know it's because I was using tap water). If you have any specific questins just drop me a line, I'll try to help out =)

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  • http://www.beautyburg.com applepark

    Great manis! Jade Is The New Black is one of my favorite greens and it looks awesome on your skin!

    • Brittany

      Thanks sweets!

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