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MAR 2015

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42 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MARCH 2015 In December, OPI hosted an intensive Artistic Design Preview with its global artists and invited guests at Siren Studios in Hollywood, Calif. After spending two full days brainstorming new nail art ideas and inspiring each other, the global team from OPI — which included brothers Vu and Robert Nguyen, The Illustrated Nail's Sophie Harris-Greenslade, Canada's Danny Phung and Chelsea Baart, Christy Graham, Kesha Scales, Adela Munoz, and Japan's Tomoka Dei — presented some of their creations to select members of the media. The looks were photographed and videotaped and will be coming to OPI educational events this year. Inspired by the polish giant's next collection, Hawaii, the looks were created with OPI Nail Lacquer and OPI GelColor, as well as a variety of embellishments. Go to Instagram and search the hashtag #OPIasART to see more photos from the event. OPI Global Artists Brainstorm New Nail Looks } { nails file Wall decals allow you to paint a picture with words — and when you're tired of those words, you can remove them with minimal fuss. "Wall decals are fairly easy to apply," says Sarah Sowa, whose Etsy shop, Vinyl Design Creations, ofers both pre-designed and custom-ordered decals. Here's the lowdown on adding decals to your decor, according to Sowa: > The larger they are the more difcult they are to apply. > You can use them on any fat, smooth, non-porous surface. They can't be used on high-gloss or highly textured surfaces. > You can wipe the front of the vinyl with water if needed for clean up. > They come of of walls easily and only a minor paint touch-up may be needed. > They will stay on the wall for years until you remove them. > They are removable, but not reusable. Many of the decals on Sowa's site are tailored to the beauty industry, and she also ofers custom designs in an array of sizes and colors. For more information, go to www.etsy.com/shop/vinyldesigncreations. Say It All With a Wall Decal NAILS editor Hannah Lee (seen here fanked by Vu and Robert Nguyen) rubbed elbows with OPI's most innovative nail artists.

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