Life In Lacquer

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Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Nothing is more gratifying than learning that our products help people through hard times. And that’s exactly what it did for the owner of the nail art blog Originail Kolors, Karla. She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in late 2010 and after suffering from anxiety, depression and stress, was forced to leave college. With nothing to do, and a fear that her friends wouldn’t understand what she was going through, she focused her time on polishing her nails. Now nine months after her diagnosis, she’s found her life passion-creating unique designs unfathomable by many of us. 
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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011
In 1988, we giggled at slumber parties while playing the board game Girl Talk. In 2006, we danced our butts off to the mash-ups on Night Ripper, the first wide-released album by musician Girl Talk. And in 2007, Nicole by OPI introduced the rich creamy red/brown hue, Girl Talk.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Confession: We change our minds about as fast as Emma Watson changed her hair after filming Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2. Our trends, our moods (it's really all very fleeting), but our love of color isn't. While we adore sunshine on our skin, chilled cocktail-filled mason jars and long days riding our beach cruisers into the sunset, we still get giddy over new nail shades for fall. At the beginning of spring we released 12 shimmery, vivid Target Exclusives, but we couldn't stop there. Enter the Something about Color collection. The four rich gems - Love You Cherry Much, Sounds Grape to Me, It's Not Me, It's Blue and Green Up Your Act - are the kind of lacquers that will have our nails begging for stability.
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Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2011
We can’t get enough of nail art, and from what we’ve seen neither can all you lacquer lovers. So this weekend when we attended the opening of Store 13 in Pasadena and met the diamond in the rough that is Patty, a cosmetology student with a knack for out-of-the-box urban nail art, we nearly fell apart with joy.
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Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2011
Fashion/personal blogger Alicia wanted a creative outlet to contrast the boredom she felt from her corporate job, so she started her blog Cheetah is the New Black. With two years under her belt, her site has become a stylish outlet of animal prints, delicious cocktails, DIY projects and pretty nails that reinforce our lacquer love. This month, Nicole by OPI finds out a little more about our Bay area blogger and gets inspired to find our own signature look. So let’s dive right in. Your site is called Cheetah is the New Black, when did you develop your love for cheetah and leopard print?
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Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
When we're having a rough day, nothing puts the wind back into our sail like striking nails. Sure a single hue keeps us beaming, but what bumps our mood from drab to fab is a glittery accent nail, a two-toned design or a burst of DIY nail art. Deciding to doll your tips up can be completely spontaneous. That's to be expected, we're girls who stay on trend! And while one day we want a creamy peach like You Can!, the next day "In your face" are the only words we want to utter when holding out our hand to show off our style. If you get the urge to go wild with your nails, but haven't invested in nail art brushes or spent a lot of time prepping, we've got you covered. Here are five household items that will make nail art a piece of cake and take your mani through the roof.