3/24/14

New! OPI Sheer Tints Nail Polish Review PLUS Giveaway!!

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Hello there! I'm back today with something new from OPI- here is their Sheer Tints collection of top coats! These 4 polishes give a sheer wash of color either on their own or over another polish:


L-R: Don't Violet Me Down, I'm Never Amberrassed, Be Magentale With Me, and I Can Teal You Like Me

To start, I did one layer of each sheer tint over a white creme:

And here's 2 layers of each tint (still over the white creme):

Next, I did some polka dots using a dotting tool. This was a little more difficult than I thought it would be because the tints are (like it says on the bottle) actually "top coats", making their texture a little stickier than a "regular" polish. Once I got the hang of it, however, it was smooth sailing. My quick dry top coat made some bubbles :/  BOO, but I still wanted to share so you could get the idea of how these worked:


Giveaway Time!!!
Want to win a set of your own OPI Sheer Tints to play around with?!  Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!!  One winner will receive one set of the 4 Sheer Tint colors (Prize provided by OPI)! Please note, this particular giveaway is open to US residents only, but I will be posting an international giveaway very shortly!



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  Some parting words from OPI's press release :

Sheer Tints features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Sheer Tints will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


Thanks for stopping by!

 


45 comments:

  1. I would use the sheer tints to try my first gradient mani.

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    2. Katiebug! Try entering your email again on the rafflecopter...it was messed up yesterday when I first posted this :)

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  2. There's so many things I'd like to do with these! One thing I'd like to try is to do a random brush stroke mani (like a distressed mani kind of). I'd also like to do a waterfall.

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  3. I think I would use them for changing colors I already have, to get more use out of them.

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  5. In Canada, so no entry for me, but I wanted to thank you for the pictures! What did they look like over a clear topcoat, or would you def. need a white undercoat for this?

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    1. Hi Janice! You can definitely use them over a clear topcoat, but they are super sheer so multiple layers are needed for sure :) Thanks for reading my blog!

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  6. I definitely would be doing some argyle patterns!

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  7. I really like the water color look!

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  8. I would love to try to do some glitter inbetween two coats of it maybe? Like a jelly sand which. I

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  9. I would use them to do a watercolor manicure

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  10. I've seen awesome designs where an outline was stamped onto the nail and then "colored in" with the sheer tints, and I'd love to try that!

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  11. I really want to try a watercolor mani with these!

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  12. These are really cool! I've never seen anything like that.

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  13. I'd try out a watercolour manicure or for using over glitter.

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  14. I would try either a watercolor mani or gradient mani. I could probably even do an Easter mani!

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  15. I really thought the idea of the tints was stupid until I saw all the gorgeous manis! Now I'm dying to do something in a watercolor design!

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  16. I'd like to use them for a distressed mani look ~ Thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. I'd use it to make stained glass decals

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  18. I want to do some mean jelly sandies with these babies!!

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  19. I love your dots! I would try out dots and a plaid look with these tints :D

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  20. I would use them to create stripes over white.

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  21. I would use them as a jelly sandwich. Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  22. I would layer them over another color.

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  23. I would like to use them as a jelly sandwich since I love the look and can never find the right polishes to make it work for me

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  24. I'd love to use then for the Lead Light stamping technique.

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  25. I want to use these for different designs and layerings. Polka dots to stripes. Possibilities are endless! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!

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  26. My sister really wants these so i would give them to her. It would be a great congrats new momma present.

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  27. Would love to use the OPI tint polishes to wear as a top coat over simple colors to make it a pop of color kind of mani! :D

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  28. I would like to try some watercolor mani's. I really want this set to try out! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I'd love to try the tints over metallics/glitters like a metallic silver I have that has a bit of glitter in it.

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  30. I would use these for trying different nail art, maybe the q-tip dots one (don't remember who posted that one, sorry!). alona y.

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  31. I really want to try Gradient with these. They look awesome!!!

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  32. I would do: jelly sandwiches, pond manis, doticures over white, plain sheet multi-layer manis and "plaid" by doing partial layers of the various colors together. So many ideas!

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  33. i think these sheer tints would make awesome easy gradients and fun watercolor art techniques. :)

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  34. I'm excited to see it like the water colors designs.

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  35. I would layer them over cremes in similar colors!

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  36. I really want to try making gradients with the Sheer Tints. They look so neat!

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