15 January 2014

OPI Over & Over A-Gwen with Gold Studs

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OPI Over & Over A-Gwen with Gold Studs

I hope you  don’t mind, this is my third Gwen Stefani for OPI post!  (See the first two here and here.)  But I just had to share, because I was so excited that I, the most uncoordinated person ever, actually managed to pull off “stud” nail art.  I know a lot of you are pros at applying nail art, but my hands shake so  much that I usually have a hard time, get frustrated, and quit.  I think the reason that I found this easier is that I applied the studs with the included nail glue, as opposed to top coat.  Both the studs and the glue came with the polish.

OPI Gwen Stefani Signature Look

I first tried to use the gunmetal diamonds, but found that the studs did not work on my overly-rounded nail beds.  After browsing through the included look book, I tried a simplified version with three round gold studs on each nail.  I applied three dots of nail glue, then applied the studs over the glue with tweezers, and finished with a layer of top coat.

OPI Over & Over A-Gwen with Gold Studs

The studs lasted all weekend, in fact they stayed on a little too well!  I had a very hard time removing them!  They did not come off with my preferred nail polish remover (Zoya Remove+) so did have to resort to pure acetone.  Even then they were stubborn, I really had to work at removing them!
You can pick up the OPI Gwen Stefani Signature Look set where ever OPI is sold for $14.95.  I got mine at ULTA!

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