Nail Art w/ OPI Infinite Shine Polishes

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Hiya guys. My week off from work is more or less over today since I realized tomorrow I need to go in half a day. Kind of lame. But it was fun while it lasted and I made a serious dent in my swatch pile! Not only that though, because I managed to get some nail art done as well. Today I'll be showing you guys another mani I'll be submitting to the Preen.Me OPI Infinite Shine Challenge.


I'm super excited these turned out exactly how I envisioned them. That doesn't happen very often with me! I feel like this is a very classic, almost edgy, kind of nail look. Maybe it's the color scheme, but I feel like a badass lol.


Here's the materials used to create this look:
  • Polishes: OPI Infinite Shine Polish - Tanacious Spirit, We're in the Black, and Unequivocally Crimson
  • Bow from eBay & micro beads from Sally's Beauty
  • Pure Color Detail Brush
  • Half moon vinyls from Twinkled T
  • OPI Infinite Shine Primer Base Coat & Gloss Topcoat
All products in this post were received from OPI as part of the PreenMe Program. All opinions stated here are completely my own.

No video tutorial for this mani is available, I forgot to hit record as I sat there doing each step in front of the camera. Yes, I did hulk out at the discovery afterwards. But the whole thing is actually much more simple than it may look. Start off with a base color, here I used Tanacious Spirit by OPI. Then create the leopard print using the other two polishes of your choice and a detail brush. After this has thoroughly dried  (I waited fifteen minutes to make sure) use the half moon vinyls to create the cut away at the top and bottom of the nail. I then painted the cut away with the same color as the inside circle of the leopard print. For the micro beads, I added topcoat onto my nail and using a toothpick I quickly placed them one by one in a half circle pattern to outline the cut away.


But I would love to hear what do you guys think about this mani. Let me know down in the comments! Also any mani suggestions would be highly appreciated as I've been drawing a blank lately. Need some inspiration, feel free to leave links to patterns or pictures. Thanks guys and I'll catch you all tomorrow.

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  1. These are so cute!!! I love the bow!!

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    1. Thanks! I haven't used bows in nail art in so long it was nice.

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  2. I love nail art. But I know I'd be so bummed out if one of those bows fell off within the first day or something. Lol :(

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    1. Haha yeah I'm always nervous about them falling out, but if I use nail glue they stay intact for at least a week.

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  3. Wow! You took nails to a whole new level! Those things look awesome!

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  4. Dang, girl - you did an awesome job!! I love how they came out.

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  5. OMG I am completely floored. The designs are stunning :D

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    1. Thanks a lot, I'm really happy with how they turned out.

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  6. I'm not sure I could handle wearing a 3D mani long term but I did giggle at the thought of you hulking out at your video not recording!

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    1. Haha sad thing is this isn't the first time it happens to me.

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  7. Those are pretty awesome but I imagine with as much hand washing as I do that these 3d nails would just come right off.

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    1. You'd be surprised, there are a lot of special nail glues that allow for charms to last a while even after washing a lot. Personally I have had them last two weeks straight at the most.

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  8. Those designs are so pretty. It sounds really difficult to do too! The bow works so well with this look.

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    1. Thank you. I wish I could of recorded the video, it's not too hard so long as you're patient.

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  9. Oh how awesome! When I was younger my mom did all kinds of funky stuff like this to her nails! Mine aren't long enough but I would love to do this!

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    1. Thank you! I got a lot of my creativity from my aunt and grandmother who would both do my nails when I was a kid.

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  10. These are awesome!! I can't wait for my days off this summer to get some creative designs down. I love your use of the beads And the bow. The whole thing looks awesome together!!

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    1. Thanks a lot! I'm so glad I remembered I had the beads and bow, I don't usually use things like this often.

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  11. I know I already told you, but I ADORE this look. It's fierce and sexy and feminine and RAOWR! :D For nail inspiration ideas, I pick up a high-end fashion mag (Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, etc) and tear out ads or campaigns that I like the prints or color combos (uhhh, make sure you buy the magazine first. :P).

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    1. Haha, thanks Jessica! And that's a great idea, I'll pick up some magazines and hopefully get inspired.

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  12. This is such a gorgeous design! It is very Minnie Mouse.

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  13. I love the nail art! My daughter should come to hang out with you so that you could do her nails everyday! She loves that kind of thing! She has been into stripes lately, so give me a great stripe idea please!

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    1. I've definitely been meaning to do a stripe mani so I'll have to do it soon and hopefully your daughter likes it!

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  14. I love your nails! You did an amazing job. I wish I could do that great of a job. I'd love to have something like this done with my nails.

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    1. Thank you! All it takes is a little practice and patience and you could definitely so some nifty nail art on yourself.

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  15. This is absolutely amazing. Would love do this with my nails - reminds me a bit of a sassy Minnie Mouse :)

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  16. Love the bow , looks very fashionable. Nail designs like these is just a dream for me since I can't wear them. I do most of the things around the house so my nail polish always lasts only for a day or two.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you like them, honestly even with heavy daily housework this would probably last two weeks for you without chips. It's all dependent on the polishes you use and these Infinite Shine ones are designed for lasting a while.

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  17. These are all sorts of adorable! <3!! I wish I were that talented, hahaha.

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  18. Your nails look so cute! I so wish I had the patience and creativity to do something like this with my nails.

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like them. They definitely take patience and a quiet room to work in.

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  19. The are awesome! I especially like the leopard print nails :)

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  20. I know I've been ecstatic (extatic?) over this mani as soon as I saw it on Facebook, and I've commented there as well. I just find it gorgeous! It's daring and sexy and so eye-catching!! Love it!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad that you like them. I'm entering to them to the competition so if you could spare a like on them on my instagram I'd appreciate it.

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  21. Wow your nails look amazing, I get mine done in a salon. I usually get pink glitter or white tip Acrylics

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  22. Wow, that nail art looks so beautiful! I really love the bow decal you used too, so pretty!

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  23. Your very talented. I am not sure if I could do my nails like yours but gosh they come out so beautiful and perfect.

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  24. Wow those are so rad. I love the design and the colors you used. How do you do your dominant hand?

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  25. This design is fabulous - red and leopard print is always a win in my book!

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  26. Those are so fun! If I still worked outside the home I would do my nails in fun styles again. As a food blogger I am pretty hard on my hands these days.

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  27. The bow accent is so cute on the nails. I really do enjoy seeing your nail art! It looks like this took a long time to do.

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  28. This is one of the most creative looks for nails I've seen! Love the colors and love the everything you did with them! So awesome!

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  29. Your nails are gorgeous. So pretty! I love those! The bow is just too cute.

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  30. Wow your nails look amazing!! I wish I had the talent to make mine look like that!!

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  31. That bow is adorable! These colors look really great and seem to work well with nail art.

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  32. Those details are SO intricate! How long do the embellishments stay on again? That is awesome, so pretty!

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  33. I saw these on instagram and loved them so much! I like how there's so much going on but it isn't "too much", it's just right!

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  34. Your nails look amazing. I love this design it is so cute.

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  35. I love the style and colors combination! I'll try this at home.

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  36. My daughter loves hearts so she would love this manicure.

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  37. I love this! It would have been perfect for the Red Coat Tuesday thing you gals all did!

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  38. So cute! i love that shade of red and the bow is so cute!

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  39. Omg how cute are these nails?!?! I'm inlove with the bow!!! And the color. So cool!

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  40. Stunning! And adorable at the same time. I love it!

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  41. I wish I make my nails like yours - super cute! I love the nail art, too!

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  42. Nice job! you are very talented.

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