Monday, October 22, 2012

Style Play Polish: OPI Black Spotted Manicure DIY

We've got a new feature on the site y'all! Considering how fanatic we are about nail art, it only made sense that we'd start a nail art tutorial series. Welcome to Style | Play | Polish - get ready to be inspired! Our first tutorial comes courtesy LBS intern Grace. She's gonna show you how to achieve the Limited Edition OPI Black Spotted Top Coat manicure without the actual lacquer (it's only available in France!)

Check it out:

OPI released their Black Spotted Top Coat as part of the Spiderman Collection, exclusively in French Sephora stores, which means this highly sought after polish is being sold and bid on through Ebay for prices an average nail enthusiast would not pay. We're talking well over $40! So what's a girl to do? We put our creativity to the test and came up with a cost efficient way to achieve this look without having to spend a dime.

What you will need:
Step 1: Apply your favorite base coat to protect your nails from the colored coat.

 Step 2: Apply a bright color for contrast.

Step 3: Use an empty polish bottle to apply the oil to your completely dried nails. Using the oil makes it easier to lift the black polish in step 6.

Step 4: Pour the alcohol into the cap and soak the Q-tip.

Step 5: Cover the entire colored surface with the black polish. Don't worry if it clumps up.

Step 6: Use the alcohol soaked Q-tip to create spotted patterns on top of the nail.

Step 7: Seal your creation with a top coat.

In the end, your design should be a replica of what it would actually look like if you used the OPI Black Spotted Top Coat. It's quick, easy, and free!

Would you try this nail trend?

Want to save time and buy the real thing? Get it on Ebay HERE

- Gracie J.
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  1. I LOVE THESE NAILS! I am going to attempt the DIY. Hopefully mine come out as dope as yours did.


    1. :D thanks lol It's very simple and cheap! and It lasted a whole week on my nails. So imma say at least 6 days with the brands we used.

      - Gracie

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