Life In Lacquer

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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.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Some things will always live on-black stilettos, friendship bracelets, David Bowie, and frozen yogurt (we refuse to believe this is a trend!). Within that circle of things we hold near and dear are classic Nicole by OPI colors. They are the shades that accompany us to some of the most exciting events of our lives, and just like a best friend, they stick around and know our deepest, darkest secrets.  Nicole's classic shades aren't your run-of-the-mill hues, they are the type of colors that will get you noticed. They are timeless and over-the-top. With each of the below mentioned lacquers, you're not only completing your look, you're creating an identity.  Left to right: Light a Candle, Respect the World, The Right Thing, Virtuous Violet and No Limits. 
What I Wore
Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
When we met up with Jessica Quirk, owner of the personal style blog What I Wore, it was a rainy day in Indiana. Luckily, we quickly forgot about the gloomy June weather when Jessica opened up about her blog, her upcoming book, and her experience with Betsey Johnson (we were more than jealous). It only took us five minutes to realize we were having coffee with an incredibly smart and fashion-savvy Hoosier, and it shouldn’t take you much longer to see that her debut book, What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style, is a must for any woman who has ever said, “I have nothing to wear.” Tell me a little about your background?
Nail Growth
Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
In college, we were determined to get strong nails and long locks. We spent our weekend money on weird supplements that boosted instant growth results - the ingredients too complicated to pronounce. But after constant paranoia that the scent of the pills were permeating from our pores, we abandon ship and pinky-promised a life of healthy eating, taking normal vitamins, and using excellent products to achieve the results we wanted. We know that nail strength and growth-potential are partly genetic, but below Nicole by OPI suggests a few foods and vitamins to work into your diet that will help get your nails ready for a good catfight.
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Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011
Nail art is a perfect way to express your individuality and celebrate color. While traditional nail art is cool, the crazier the better for Nicole by OPI. This past weekend some of the Nicole staff hit up Beat Swap Meet in Los Angeles-an event full of vinyl record sales, B-boys showing off their skills, and geometric-heavy manis by LA collective Kleur.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
What do atmospheric science and nails have in common? They are both passions of the artistic talent behind the nail art blog For Your Nails Only, Tara. Tara is the type of nail artist whose work is so unique and unconventional that you can’t even fathom how she creates the masterpieces she does with no official art training. A recent college grad from Cornell University (in you guessed it, atmospheric science), Tara takes Nicole by OPI through all that is the world of nails, blogs, and creative inspiration. What do you like most about nail lacquer and doing nail art?