As a child I loved to paint. I wasn't very good at it, but I loved it nonetheless. I guess I have always been one who loves to express herself in fun ways and although my closet has become more monochromatic by the day, my face is my canvas and my make-up and beauty stash is my paint. Oh, that's the latest line I can add to my resume of cliched phrases. The new OPI Color Paints Blendable Nail Lacquer collection offers a vast selection of paint-like formulas in gorgeous shades that allow you to let lose your creative juices on your nails. You can probably see by my attempts below that my creative juices were admittedly running a drought, but I had fun playing around with them anyway. The blendable, semi-transparent colour lacquers allow you to customise and mix colours together, illuminated by a silver metallic base coat - you can literally layer and build to your nail's content, which I clearly didn't do very well. I am as cack-handed with nail paints as I am with an actual paint brush. I am still experimenting, that's my poor excuse. I apologise. Ree does it better, she does a lot of things better than I, so it's worth taking a gander at her post.
The collection comprises nine nail lacquers, alongside the Silver Canvas Base Coat, which include: Primarily Yellow, Chromatic Orange, Pen & Pink, Magenta Muse, Purple Perspective, Indigo Motif, Turquoise Aesthetic and Landscape Artist. I have four of the colours, which are pictured above (l-r: Purple Perspective, Landscape Artist, Chromatic Orange and Turquoise Aesthetic, which, along with the purple, I think is my favourite). I am yet to play around with them on my actual nails, but I have just found this great image from nailthataccent.com who has hit the nail on the head and shown us all how it's meant to be done. They are quite bright though, as apposed to a watercolour-like consistency that I was expecting. I think I am going to have lots of fun this weekend. The collection will be available exclusively at Selfridges from 24 June.