Life In Lacquer

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2011
A new year means a new beginning, and for many of us that means a new place to call home. Like picking the perfect nail color, decorating an apartment can become an obsession. The time spent trying different shades on, scouring the web for nail art ideas and MMSing pics to our BFF to affirm we aren’t sending the wrong message is now shared with reading ELLE Décor, consulting recent Apartment Therapy posts for inspiration and debating over feeling cozy or modern most of the year.
Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011
From the catwalk to the red carpet, the last few weeks have shown us that 1) glamorous silhouettes with lace are here to stay and 2) nude nails are the hottest trend taking us into spring. Luckily, it’s not just Florence Welch or Michelle Williams who can pull both of these stunning looks off. Because whether you need a break from vibrant colors or want a shade that is always occasion-appropriate, there is guaranteed to be a nude hue to suit you. Try Nicole by OPI’s shimmery Sheer Fun! or You Can!. Doll it up a bit more with the lovely crème pink nude Do Good…Feel Good.
Posted on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
When we were young we performed in school talent shows to our favorite songs of the time. Artists like SWV, New Kids on the Block and Kriss Kross had us ‘Roger Rabbiting’ across the stage and battling to win street cred amongst our peers. That’s all we won though, bragging rights. Call us ungrateful, but Nicole by OPI thinks those willing to show off their skills need a bit more than a pat on the back, so we’ve decided to have our own ‘talent show’ of sorts. Nicole by OPI’s One Less Lonely Girl video contest allows you to display your dance moves and/or singing skills for a chance to win the entire One Less Lonely Girl collection and a bundle of Bieber merchandise.
Posted on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
As a female you can’t deny an appreciation for shiny things. We are born to believe diamonds are our best friends. Massive bracelets and rings have become staples in our wardrobe.  And we can’t take our eyes off of our favorite band’s sweaty lead singer. So when a lacquer collection comes around that turns our nails into gleaming mirrors of pastel, we couldn’t be happier. Paired with a solid outfit of black or your favorite beige blouse, Nicole by OPI’s new Liquid Metals can not only be used to save you on a deserted island (practice your SOS hand movements just in case), but can help you get the attention you deserve. With names like “Miss Independent” and “The Next CEO”, everyone you meet will know you mean business. If you’re unsure on what pieces to pair with these tinted silvery hues, we’ve got four ideas to get you going.
Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
The holidays are over, but they still feel like they are in full swing. The last few weeks have brought us the wide release announcement of the Gorillaz iPad exclusive album, the live Yeasayer performance from Ancienne Belgique (available for a name-your-own-price download) and now, the Swedish pop duo JJ’s mixtapelayered with Dr. Dre beats, Kanye West lyrics, M.I.A. flavor and more-is spreading like wildfire.  Put on your dancing shoes, cause it’s about to go down. Happy New Years!
Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
Part of being a Nicole girl is about embracing DIY nails. Whether you are devoted to solid, clean tips or love the freedom of layering colors and creating designs to bump your look up a notch, there is great pride in knowing you made your nails look stellar. So, when Style Expert Erica Domesek released “P.S.-I Made This…” last fall, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the book that would take DIY beyond our nails and into our fashion.