Thursday, June 16, 2011

OPI Coral Reef-One of the Polishes from My Giveaway!

My 300+ follower giveaway ends soon (June 19th) and in my initial post announcing the giveaway, I mentioned I would try to feature the polishes, and really haven't done that except I did another using OPI What's Dune? So today's mani includes OPI Coral Reef.

The base coat is CND Tropical matches the pedi I had yesterday. Started with two coats.

Then added one coat of OPI Coral Reef. Both Coral Reef and What's Dune? are part of the OPI It's Summer for Shore collex. Over time, I've been able to pick up them all except Blue Moon Lagoon. Coral Reef is pretty sheer and even one coat, you see the holo in the polish. I'm sure if I had have put on a second coat, the holo would be more pronounced, but I knew I was going to stamp over it, so left it at one.

Then stamped using Konad black special polish, using fauxnad IP A51. This is before adding a coat of SV.

And after a quick coat of SV....the black stamping is more pronounced with stamping...too bad the black Konad is so hard to remove! Sorry, but the pix do show a bit not removed in cleanup! And unfortunately, I nicked my nail when I was picking up my camera and the SV was still wet so my index finger is a little smudged. *sigh* Just another reason to do my nails tonight!

Lastly, a rare pix of my right hand...I was using it as a tester to try to figure out what stamp I wanted to use so I could get a gauge for how much of the polish would show through using whatever stamp...only showing as it has a couple fingers with another image from the A51 plate, which I thought was cool...can easily see me doing a mani with it in the near future!

The giveaway ends on June 19th...if you haven't entered already and are interested in doing so, please go here!

Thx for looking!


  1. nice! :) I love the stamping :D

  2. Nice pretty color and love the stamping :)

  3. You're so lucky! The only polish from the Summer for Shore collection that I have is Blue Moon Lagoon... three bottles of it LOL. I got lucky but I'd kill to have some of the other ones! This is a cute mani, I wish I had your stamping skills!

  4. Cool design!! They all look super clean to me~:D

  5. Love the tester hand! Coral Reef is prettier than I knew. I might have to start looking for that one--I'm overdue for a trek to the odd beauty supply place that sometimes has old stuff anyway.

  6. wow ..i love this sweetie! this is an amazing manicure!

    /Hugs xxx

  7. Tagged you for the Top 10 Award!!!!!

  8. OMG! Coral Reef is just too beautiful to be true!lol I love its holo effect!


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