Good morning & Happy Friday Eve! Anyone else super excited for the weekend to almost be here?
Today I’ve got some pretty nail art to share with you featuring some of the OPI Fall/Winter 2017 Iceland Collection. The first design I saw when I looked at these polishes was dry brush! I wanted to create something that would bring to mind the beauty of the Aurora Borealis.
For this manicure, I used:
- Base Coat: OPI Natural Base Coat
- Top Coat: OPI Top Coat
- OPI Less Is Norse
- OPI Aurora Berry-alis
- OPI One Heckla Of A Color!
- OPI Reykjavik Has All The Hot Spots
- OPI Check Out The Old Geysirs
A couple tricks to a good dry brush:
- have to have a light hand & only apply small spots of colour. I find it’s good idea to only choose a few shades for your dry brush. I tend to stick to about 4 polishes to avoid my dry brush ending up muddied.
- make sure you don’t have too much polish on the polish brush. I like to keep a piece of paper towel (or regular paper would work too) beside me to brush your polish on first to steal any excess. This also keeps you from gunking up the neck of your bottle.
- Use a clear polish or non-quick dry top coat to brush over your dry brush a few times to blend the edge of the colours together. (I do this with gradients & sponge manicures too!)
What do you think of these Aurora Borealis inspired dry brush nails? It’s been a while since I played around with dry brush, but as always I love the look. Also I think I was (semi) successful channeling my inspiration! I’m having a lot of fun playing around with these OPI polishes, so stay tuned for lots more nail art to come!
All of these lovely polishes were all gifted to me by OPI as part of the #PreenMeVIP program.