Friday night was the premiere of 50 Shades of Grey. Maybe you have heard of the books and movie....unless you have been living under a rock! I read the series and wasn't a fan. I thought it was bad writing with an unimpressive story. Yes, there is sex, but I have read much better smut books. I was happy to hear the OPI was releasing a collection based on the series. As a lover of grey, I knew there would be some great ones in the collection. I wasn't disappointed!
I used the collection to create this manicure.
My Silk Tie - a soft silver polish. I'm not typically a fan of silver but I think this soft, muted silver is stunning. I applied two coats, but you will want to be careful with your brushstrokes.
Romantically Involved - classic, dark red. OPI is known for their reds and this one is perfect. I applied two flawless coats.
Dark Side of the Mood - dark charcoal with a subtle blue tone. I found this polish to be very confusing. OPI lists this as a creme but mine has some glitter in it. I'm not sure why it is not included in the official description. I love the little extra sparkle. I should have taken a bottle shot so you could see it because you really can't see it in the photo. I applied two coats.
Cement the Deal - perfect light grey. This one will be a fantastic base for nail art. Flawless application in two coats.
Embrace the Gray - slightly darker grey. I found this polish to be a tad thin but I evened out in two coats. Gorgeous grey!
Shine For Me - fine silver and blue glitter. I applied two coats but this is more of a topper.
Here are the steps of my design.
I finally tried watermarbling again. I used all the colors to create the marble. I am really happy with how it turned out but I should practice more. I need to get better at creating the marbling. It got a bit crazy on my ring finer.
I used Shine For Me to create this glitter gradient. The fine glitter is perfect for this technique. I applied one swatch on a makeup sponge. Isn't the coverage amazing!
I didn't like the books but I LOVE the polish!