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Explore the OPI Shine Bright collection

OPI® have launched a dazzling set of nail colours and you can now make them a part of your winter offering. This blog will explore the personalities of each shade as well as offering some useful tips on how to apply different coats.

Inspired by the festive season 

The winter period is a chance to explore all the shimmery, shiny things that come with the season. Whether that’s trying on limited edition nail gems, painting on sparkly green overlays or dressing nails with tree foils, in these months, all that glitters is absolutely gold. Satisfy your clients’ excitement for this special time of year and help them treat themselves to an equally special manicure. 

12 festive colours   

The Shine Bright collection includes a set of 12 irresistible shimmery shades that will suit any occasion your clients may find themselves attending. It’s a great choice to add to your colour collection. The 12 shades comprise classic nail colours which have an added pearlescent shimmer or glamourous pieces of glitter which will appeal to all your clients, giving a boost to much needed winter sales. OPI Shine Bright collection

Additionally, OPI has teamed up with jewellery giant Swarovski to create 3 limited edition colours created with glitter that has a jewel like shine providing you the opportunity to attract a wider client base which will help you to gain extra revenue.

Read on to learn more about the shades and discover how the individual shades can appeal to your clients.

  • Tinsel Tinsel lil Star

Tinsel Tinsel lil Star is a gloriously frosty sliver shade that will give nails a sparkle even a star would envy. Its metallic lustre captures the essence of tinsel, which makes this shade great for the festive period.

  • To All a Good Night 

If you could capture the colour of a dark aqua marine disco ball in a nail polish it would be, To All a Good Night. This shade sparkles and captures the intrigue of those who get to see it on a pair of perfectly manicure hands, thanks to its magnificent blend of blue hues and sparkles.

  • This Shade is Ornamental           

This velvety rose pink shade is as gorgeous as it is sophisticated. Its soft shimmer will be attractive to anyone who sees it and it will make your clients feel pretty wearing pink.

  • Snowfalling for You 

A delicate pearlescent pink, Snowfalling for You is a romantic shade that will suit any outfit your clients choose to wear this season.

  • Red-y For the Holidays OPI Red-y for the holidays

A staple nail colour, this rich, vibrant red is a shade that will be loved by all and compliments every skin tone. Red-y For the Holidays is a classic standalone shade that’ll remind your clients of candy canes, Santa and all things bright and beautiful. Everyone who spots this shade will adore it.

  • Naughty or Ice 

Naughty Or Ice is a radiant champagne colour that contains tiny pieces of enticing pearlescent sparkles that shine gracefully under any lights. A soft shade, this will work best for your clients who desire a light opaque shimmer on their nails.

  • Merry in Cranberry 

Worthy of replacing the berries on the grandest of festive wreaths this merry metallic fuchsia shade is great for stealing the show.

  • Heart and Coal

Darkness meets glamour in the shade Heart and Coal. A black colour with specks of rainbow glitter, this shade embodies the holiday spirit and captures the classiness of the colour black.

  • Let's Take an Elfie OPI Let's take an elfie  

This exciting violet shimmer is as bold as it is bright and will be loved by your clients who like to go for sparkly, noticeable shades.

  • This Gold Sleighs me

The metallic gold This Gold Sleighs Me screams celebration. Whether it’s Christmas, New year’s or a birthday celebration, this one should be presented to your clients who are looking for their nails to be the centre of attention on that special day.

  • Gingerbread Man Can 

Gingerbread Man Can is a toasty taupe shade that’s a glamourous spin of a classic nude colour. Clients who tend to settle on nudes will adore the soft shimmer this nude shade offers.                                     

  • Dressed to the Wines 

Dressed to the Wines is a deep wine red that contains the perfect blend of purple notes and a subtle shimmer. Bold, dark and extravagant, this one is a great choice for clients looking to dress up their outfits.

Limited edition glitter shades

  • All A'twitter in Glitter

The translucent snow white All A'twitter in Glitter adds that extra iridescent garnish on a set of perfectly manicured gel colour nails or creates a winter wonderland inspired overlay.

  • Bling It On

An icy blue filled with blue, yellow, green and pink glitters, this shade will create a gorgeous sparkly rainbow layer on a set of gel colour nails, or a sensational blue coat with rainbow glitters by itself.

  • Puttin' on the Glitz

This gun metal grey glitter is a stunning colour that gives a night time glamour to the nails when used alone and a dark, sparkly iridescent coat on gel colour nails. 

Which OPI system works best for my nail services?

These 12 shades plus the 3 limited edition glitters are available in all of OPI’s nail systems. If you’re not yet familiar with OPI’s nail systems, they run in 3 high-quality liquid formula categories: GelColor, Nail Lacquer and Infinite Shine. GelColor promises long lasting coverage of up to 3 weeks with a minimum of 15 minutes manicure time. Infinite Shine is a hybrid of GelColor and Nail lacquer. It carries the same level of high shine as GelColor, but has the simple removal process of a Nail Lacquer, with up to 11 days of wear. The classic Nail Lacquer is stronger than most standard nail polishes and lasts up to 7 days, chip-free. You can read more about them on our blog here.

What nail art inspired by Shine Bright can I try?

OPI Ornamented in glitter nail art

Ornamented in glitter

  1. Start by applying 1 thin coat of OPI natural nail base coat.
  2. Apply 2 coats of Naughty or Ice, allowing each coat to dry.
  3. Apply 1 coat of Let’s Take An Elfie to the middle of the nail, curving the top and bottom like a French manicure.
  4. Pro tip: you can use a small detail brush to draw the upper and lower curves first and then fill it in.
  5. Using a dotting tool or small detail brush, pick out the largest pieces of glitter from All A’twitter In Glitter and place along each edge of the purple.
  6. Finish with your favourite top coat.

 

 

 

Candy cane bling

OPI Candy cane bling nail art

  1. Apply 1 coat of Natural Nail base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply 2 coats of Naughty Or Ice, allowing each coat to dry.
  3. Using a striping brush and Red-y For the Holidays, create diagonal stripes in different thicknesses. Let dry. 
  4. Pro tip:  You can use a small detail brush to draw the upper and lower curves first and then fill it in.
  5. Finish the look with your favourite OPI top coat, placing a Swarovski crystal in the middle.

Where can I buy the collection?

The collection including the 3 limited edition glitters are available to buy on the Ellisons site.

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