Your manicure is about to get a lot cuter! To follow up on the success of last year’s classic Minnie Mouse lacquers, OPI is launching a second range of colors inspired by Disney’s most fashionable mascot. The Couture de Minnie collection is giving Minnie Mouse a high-fashion upgrade by including runway-ready hues and edgy textures. “This year, OPI is exploring a different side of Minnie Mouse,” said the brand’s Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “The collection draws inspiration from Minnie’s iconic style and incorporates trends most recently seen on the runways.” We especially love the red and white glitter lacquer, which allows you to repurpose the icon’s polka-dotted skirt as nail art! The Couture de Minnie collection hits stores nationwide in June, priced at $9 per bottle, and a set of four mini-polishes is available now for $13 at ulta.com. Click through our gallery to preview the whole range!
It’s always a pleasant surprise to find that your nail polish and cell phone case complement each other, but now you can sport exact color pairs thanks to OPI‘s latest launch. The famed nail brand collaborated with My Case Couture to develop nail lacquer and phone case duos decked out in their most iconic hues, from the true blue “Dating a Royal” shade to the vivid “Pink Flamenco.” Each case puts a literal meaning into the term “a splash of color,” and includes a free mini nail lacquer in the exact shade showcased across the back. Plus, My Case Couture also offers screen protectors paired with OPI’s heavy-duty top coat, so your phone can be just as durable as your manicure. Pick up the sets at mycasecouture.com, priced at $40 for cases and $20 for screen protectors.
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Fresh on the heels of OPI‘s Skyfall-inspired collection, the nail brand is looking to James Bond once again to launch a six-piece nail polish range based on the franchise’s most-memorable vixens. “It has been a thrill to create color for the women who have captured Bond’s attention over the last six decades,” said OPI co-founder and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “Worn without a top coat, these Liquid Sand lacquers give nails a pebbled, matte finish worthy of captivating the Bond girls’ name.” The shades range from the Ursula Andress-inspired gold to high-impact brights, and we love how each polish imparts a fashion-forward matte effect in just one swipe. The Bond Girls collection hits stores in May for $9.50 per bottle—but you can get a sneak peek at the entire lineup right now in the gallery.
Ready to go over the rainbow? Looks like you are, because this week’s most popular pin was a sparkling hue from OPI’s Oz: The Great and Powerful collection. We love the When Monkeys Fly shade so much, we can’t wait to click our heels and twinkle our tips with a coat of this yellow brick road-inspired metallic. Vote for this polish or any of our lacquer loves, then let us know what else you’re obsessing over at pinterest.com/instylemag by repinning, liking, or commenting on any of our 67 stylish boards—or by clicking the link below.
From printed decals and matte glitters to color-changing lacquers, 2013 is kicking off with a new set of manicure innovators that are bound to spice up your nail beds. Click through the gallery to see (and shop!) our five favorite new nail effects. They give the term “statement nail” a very literal meaning!
OPI is bringing magic to your fingertips! The nail brand is set to launch a seven-piece range inspired by Disney’s upcoming film Oz: The Great and Powerful. “This collection captures the whimsy seen in the film, from glittery shades packed with white, gold, and iridescent confetti, to soft neutrals,” said OPI’s executive VP and artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “The rich taupe hue (left) was designed for James Franco’s character, the great Wizard of Oz, and is sure to make a bold statement this spring.” And the antique metallic shade has a dose of sorcery built in—the lacquer features OPI’s new Liquid Sand effect, which creates a matte pebbled texture using small glitter particles. Click through the gallery to preview the entire collection, and shop the shades in stores starting in March for $9 each.
Gel polish may last longer than regular formulas, but—oops!— sometimes even the strongest manicure can chip. The fix isn’t as hard as you think, thanks to the easy to follow tips from our January issue!
IF YOU DID IT YOURSELF: First smooth the chipped area by gently buffing the nail’s surface. According to manicurist Jin Soon Choi, if you used an at-home kit spot apply two coats of color on top of the chip, curing each one as directed. Apply topcoat and cure it again for a quick remedy!
IF YOU WENT TO A SALON: If you got your mani done in a salon, find a close shade in a regular polish, touch up the area, and then apply a high gloss topcoat. “CND and OPI have regular and gel polish with the same names, so it’s easy to match those up,” says manicurist Julie Kandalec.
For more tips on how to get a gel Super Mani, flip to page 93 of InStyle’s January issue. On the go? Download the issue on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet!
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Modern Family nail polish is coming soon! OPI teamed up with the television show to launch a collection inspired by the comedy for the brand’s Nicole line. ”Modern Family is not only one of the funniest shows on television, it features a great ensemble cast of rich characters that inspired a range of shades,” said the brand’s executive VP and artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “From studious Alex to bombshell Gloria, to classic Claire and flirty Haley, there are shades to represent each of these uniquely fabulous women—and everyone else in the blended family!” We got a sneak peek at all of the shades, which hit stores in January for $8 a bottle. Click through our gallery to see all of the colors, and the characters that inspired them!