Working with Opi Nails – By Sophie Harris Greenslade

I was so excited and privileged to fly to LA last year to work with OPI on their Spring/Summer 2014 lacquer collections. I had designed nail art using their Couture de Minnie collection before I flew over and we filmed nail art tutorials based on these designs when I arrived.

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I was also asked to design nail art tutorials using their Brazil collection which has just launched this February. It was exciting using the shades and creating designs before anyone had seen or heard anything about the collections. The Brazil collection images were shot at the most amazing house in Malibu and it was fantastic being on set to film the Brazilian inspired nail art tutorials. I also met the artistic director of OPI, the lovely Suzi Weiss-Fischmann and was able to give her a manicure using the new Brazil shades in the collection. Such an honor!

I was also asked to work on another incredible OPI collaboration which has just launched this month. I was to make a number of nail sets for Gwen Stefani (!!!!!!) so that they could be applied on the day of the Gwen Stefani for OPI collaboration shoot. We were able to size Gwen Stefani’s nails and I made custom fitting nail designs for her. I made lots of initial designs using the new Gwen collection which also features Swarovski Crystals and Studs. We then chose final designs and I made 12 final sets for the shoot. I absolutely love the images and it was such a privilege being able to work on the designs for the Gwen Stefani for OPI collection. The lacquer shades are just amazing!

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