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Festive Marble with OPI Starlight Collection

by Sigourney Nuñez | November 20, 2015

OPI is known for taking us all over the world with its destination-themed collections. But this season, OPI looked to the stars for inspiration. Just in time for the holidays, OPI introduces 18 out-of-this-world shades with the Starlight collection. The set features a celestially beautiful new color palette of jeweled tones, unearthly metallics, and glitters. OPI Global Nail Artist Vu Nguyen created a step-by-step for a festive look you can offer to clients.


1. On a properly prepared nail, apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Base Coat. Cure for 30 seconds in the OPI LED Light. Apply one thin coat of OPI GelColor Is this Star Taken? Cure for 30 seconds. Apply a second coat of OPI GelColor Is this Star Taken? Do not cure.


2. Using OPI GelColor Love is in My Cards, apply five to seven small dots randomly on the nail. Do not cure.


3. Using OPI GelColor Alpine Snow, apply three to five dots overlapping the red dots. Do not cure.


4. Using a Golden Pointe Brush, gently drag the gel in all directions. Cure for 30 seconds. Apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Top Coat. Cure for 30 seconds. Remove gel residue with Expert Touch Nail Wipe and N.A.S. 99.

For more information, visit www.opi.com.

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