Look at My Nails! OPI DS Classic + Sally Hansen Iced Metal

I have a new philosophy toward nail polish: If you don’t like the way a shade looks, put something else on top of it!

A lot of nail polish is semi-sheer in one coat, and nail geniuses use this to their advantage, layering shades to create a custom color. I’m no color expert, but I stumbled across a combination I love, and I wanted to share it with you.

I started painting my nails with one of the OPI designer shades: Classic (a gold shimmer). The color was too close to my skintone and I wasn’t happy with the way it looked. Thinking my manicure was ruined anyway, I idly painted Sally Hansen Iced Metal (a shimmery silver in their Teflon Tough formula, long discontinued). WOW.

The gold showed through the silver, creating a warm-cool mix that I absolutely LOVE.

OPI DS Classic, Sally Hansen Iced Metal

Bonus tip: The resulting nail polish finish is a foil (a term I just learned). It refers to a gritty, grainy, metallic look that feels smooth. And because a picture is worth a thousand words, check out this absolutely brilliant guide to nail polish finishes published by The Edge of Sanity.

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2 Responses to “Look at My Nails! OPI DS Classic + Sally Hansen Iced Metal”

  • HT says:

    Wow, it never occurred to me to layer my polishes like that. I’ll have to try it! It’s so pretty!

  • priya says:

    absolutely beautiful !! loving it!

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