Woooohoo! OPI did a very nice surprise launching OPI Sheer Tints, catching on the jelly polishes wave. These sheer tints are tinted jelly top coats that can be used to layer over a particular colour of polish, or used for nail art. Initially I was reluctant to get myself these sheer tints, because I felt that the watercolour effect I have been seeing across the nail art community can be achieved using acrylic paint. However, they looked much more colourful, so I decided to get a set of OPI Sheer Tints minis to try them out. In this post I will do a OPI Sheer Tints review, and show you what nail art I did with the polishes.
From Left- Right
I am Amberrassed- Orange in the bottle, but is in fact yellow.
Be Magentale With Me- Magenta pink in the bottle, but is a baby pink.
I Can Teal You Like Me- Dark blue in the bottle and it’s slightly lighter when layered over white.
Don’t Violet Me Down- Dark purple in the bottle, but similarly lighter when layered over white.
I tried doing watercolour nails using sponging technique instead of painting onto my nails straight. However, the sheer tints are incredibly gooey so I had to thin them down before usage.
After doing so, I felt that it was a bit plain and I googled to search for more ideas. I saw some designs with white stamping which looked so pretty! I had to give it a go.
I am very new to stamping, but I find that stamping plates provide a wide variety of designs that could be easily transferred onto your nail with little effort if you’re skilled. I finally got my hands on some stamping plates with bigger designs, as I only had cartoonish Konad stamping plates which my mom bought for my sister and I when we were very young. Other than Konad, Bornprettystore also sells stamping plates at extremely affordable prices!
I did up a video tutorial here on my Instagram, but I suggest you watch the video on YouTube because it’s slower and more detailed. I had to skip some steps on my Instagram video to fit into 15seconds.
Note: Please press the gear icon and click 480p for best quality! I filmed this with my iPhone 5, which is pretty decent aye!!!! Edited with iMovie.
Here’s the final look!
Base Coat- OPI Natural Base Coat http://amzn.com/B004220C6E
White Polish- OPI Alpine Snow http://amzn.com/B0002Z8NJS
Paddlepop- OPI Sheer Tints Minis http://amzn.com/B00IKTU2XS
Sponge- Dishwashing Sponge http://amzn.com/B002YLX6PO
Top Coat- G&G HK Girl Top Coat http://bit.ly/HK-Girl-Top-Coat
Stamping Plate- QA66 from Bornprettystore http://bit.ly/QA66-Plate
Scraper and Stamper- Konad http://bit.ly/1iZ4E8J
The QA66 stamping plate from Bornprettystore is very good to use! I had no problems with the stamping and transferring of design :)
I hope you guys like the tutorial. I will be spending more time doing videos because I quite enjoy making them. Take care and see you guys!