Life In Lacquer

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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.
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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.