Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Layering with OPI Ink

Hey everyone! I have a problem... I can't seem to wear just one polish at a time!

Now, OPI Ink is the actual name of the shade, so technically this is OPI OPI Ink, but for the sake of not looking redundant, I'll omit the first OPI ;) OPI Ink is a beautiful dark royal purple polish with blue and purple glass fleck-ish shimmer. It has a slight duochrome quality to it. Since I painted my nails with this the night before, I don't have pictures of OPI Ink on it's own, but they're easy to find :)

For this manicure, I layered two coats of OPI Ink, one coat of Ruby Kisses All Purpled Out and two coats of OPI I Juggle... Men.

lol, accidental cat hair


  1. why are your nails all different shapes?

  2. @j drakeman

    For a couple of different reasons, the first being that I am constantly breaking my index fingernail, usually at the side. Secondly, my index fingernail has a wonky nail bed; I shut my hand in a car door when I was younger and almost completely removed that nail, I'm surprised it came back at all. Lastly, and probably most importantly, I can't file my nails. It's not that I'm just bad at it, actually doing it causes my anxiety to spike. I have anxiety and panic attacks, for one reason or the other, the sound and especially the sensation of a nail file on my nails causes me to freak out. Unfortunately I'm not left with many options on shaping my nails, so I do what I can with nail scissors.

    With that said, my nails aren't "all different shapes". My index finger definitely is, but the rest of them are basically the same shape with my middle finger being a hair more rounded than the rest because it's shorter, and again, I can't file my nails so it is harder to get them all the same exact shape.

    Everyone else: thanks for the compliments! :)

  3. This manicure has so much depth in the colors, it's very eye catching! A very pretty layering :)

  4. Gorgeous! I love layering! I actually just bought OPI Ink Suede and I'm super excited to try it! I love how 3-dimensional it looks with the layers!

  5. @Ambermy nails are the same way. My thumb, pointer and middle finger grow with a rounded, squoval type edge and my ring and pink fingers grow to a squared edge. I don't file them all the same shape because they look weird when they're forced to be a different shape other than how it grows naturally. Plus, they're easier to keep up with when I leave them their natural shape.

    Gorgeous layering experiment, BTW! I love your photos. The colors are always so bright and vivid!

    PS - Ignore the haters! Just remember, if they didn't care, they wouldn't look .. no one is forcing them to be here - so, you must be doing something right. :)

  6. How rude are they!! I also have imperfect nails due to damage caused by steroid cream... Ignore them. I love ink layered with opi the one that got away xx