Monday, October 14, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Skittles - OPI Miss Universe Skittle

It is that time again! A Digit-al Dozen Theme Week!  This week we will be doing Skittles.  I am really hoping to come up with some interesting manis this week.  I have lots of ideas and now I just need to translate them to my nails!

I recently received the new OPI Miss Universe Collection for review and the minute I saw them I knew I had to use them for one of my skittle designs!  

OPI announces the launch of three limited edition MISS UNIVERSE nail lacquers – the dusky purple I’m Feeling Sashy, the deep black plum Miss You-niverse, and the textured matte platinum This Gown Needs a Crown. Worn without top coat,This Gown Needs a Crown offers a new satin finish. Each bottle of this matte silver nail lacquer comes with a complementary bejeweled crown ring – the finishing touch for a manicure worthy of Miss Universe. All three hues are inspired by the gorgeous, sophisticated women entering the 2013 MISS UNIVERSE® competition, to be held November 9, 2013.
 “The women competing for the MISS UNIVERSE title are beautiful, intelligent and inspiring,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and Artistic Director. “They are passionate ambassadors for many worthy causes, and through the Miss Universe Organization, they help to empower other young ladies around the world.
“The three new shades in the MISS UNIVERSE promotion were created with these exceptional women in mind,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “The colors are very glamorous – ideal for special occasions, a night on the town, or even being named the most beautiful woman in the world!”
OPI was named the Miss Universe Organization’s official nail care sponsor for 2013 at the MISS USA® pageant, a precursor to the MISS UNIVERSE® competition.

I created my skittle using the Miss Universe lacquers and I couldn't help it...Alcatraz....Rocks matched these colors perfectly!  It became the accent on my index finger.

The Miss Universe Collection is amazing! The purples are gorgeous! Miss You-Niverse is a yummy dark purple and I'm Feeling Sashy is a beautiful dirty purple! 

I was most impressed with the Satin Finish of This Gown Needs a Crown.  At first I thought the polish would be a texture but it is more of a matte shimmer.  It does not have the texture feel, it is nice and smooth!  And absolutely gorgeous!

I applied two coats of each polish.

Now for the skittle!

Thumb - Stamped with Miss You-Niverse and Cheeky Jumbo Plate 3
Index - Created plaid using a stripping brush, Miss You-Niverse and I'm Feeling Sashy
Middle - Stamped with I'm Feeling Sashy and Cheeky Jumbo Plate 3
Ring - Miss You-Niverse and I'm Feeling Sashy Dots
Pinky - Line gradient using This Gown Needs a Crown and Miss You-Niverse

I felt that the entire mani needed to be matted, so after I added a coat of HK Girl to my thumb, middle and pinky, I added two coats of OPI Matte Top Coat.  Adding HK Girl first prevents the matte coat from smearing the design.

This skittle turned out so much better than I thought it would!  I love the contrast between the purples and the textures!  It is just so rich and beautiful!   The Miss Universe lacquers are beyond gorgeous! OPI really created something amazing with this collection!

MISS UNIVERSE nail lacquers each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. This Gown Needs a Crown features a satin finish and should be worn without top coat for best results. These shades will be available October 2013, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and
 for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 

            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


  1. beautiful. I especially love the little finger x

  2. This is so great! I tried to pick a favorite nail, but couldn't because they're all wonderful! :-)

  3. I can't believe you just did this off the top of your head! My skittles always take hours of planning and test runs on a swatching wheel - nail geek I know!

  4. Beautiful! Love the uniqueness of each nail!

  5. Super lovely!!!! I love the matte look!!!!

  6. these are so pretty! I especially love the ring finger design!

  7. Love the dot effect on the ring finger.

  8. These colors work so perfectly together, awesome job!!

  9. I'm so in love with that Satin! I think it's a must have for me :)

  10. That silver is definitely going on my wish list! Great idea with the Alcatraz Rocks!


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