Groovy Swirls with OPI Color Paints!

In Funky Fingers, KBShimmer, KBShimmer, OPI by Jacki2 Comments

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Good afternoon, readers! I am really loving my current nail art and had to show you right away! About a month ago, while scrolling Instagram, I came across this mani by @nailsbycambria. Although she used neons, I instantly thought of the OPI Color Paints Collection and knew I had to give it a try when my Color Paints arrived. The time has come, and I am thrilled! KBShimmer Swirls Vinyl Nail Decals made this design super easy and a black top color took the precision out of the color painting step. Let’s take a look and I’ll explain further below.

OPI Color Paints Groovy Swirl Nail Art 2

  • To begin, I painted 2 coats of OPI Silver Canvas and topped it with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to speed up the drying process.
  • Once completely dry, I applied a KBShimmer swirl vinyl to each nail, making sure there was a spot where the end overlapped my nail edge for easy removal.
  • Next, I painted one coat of Funky Fingers Dark Knight over the entire nail.
  • Before it was able to dry, I used tweezers and removed the vinyl to reveal a silver swirl.
  • Starting at the center and working outward, I used a nail art brush and the OPI Color Paints to paint small sections of the silver swirls in this order: Purple Perspective, Indigo Motif, Turquoise Aesthetic, Landscape Artist, Primarily Yellow, Chromatic Orange, Magenta Muse, and Pen & Pink.
  • I didn’t have to be too careful while filling in over the silver because the Color Paints didn’t show over the black. YAY for easy!
  • Once I was done, I added another coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to seal it all in.

OPI Color Paints Groovy Swirl Nail Art 1

What do you think? Super groovy, right? It was easy enough for a full mani without much effort and I don’t see myself taking them off any time soon! Have you tried the OPI Color Paints yet? I’m really having fun with them so expect more manis in the future.

WHAT THEY COST: $4.75 salon, $9.50 retail ($5.95 CAN salon, $11.50 CAN retail)
WHERE TO FIND THEM: Explore these shades from May 2015 at ULTA,, and select
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  1. Autumn

    I’d love more in-progress shots of your manicures. I didn’t follow along as to how you did this one.

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