Swatch Saturday: Nail polish minis OPI Venice collection + nail art

Today’s Swatch Saturday are the *little Bambinos nail polish minis from the new OPI Venice Collection. I’ve also created some simple nail art using some of the shades.


The OPI Venice collection has been released for Fall/Winter 2015. While Australia has finished winter and is heading towards warmer weather, the Northern Hemisphere is getting ready for Fall.

The *little Bambinos minis from the OPI Venice Collection are just a small sampling of the range of gorgeous shades included in the collection.

little Bambinos minis swatches

OPI Venice collectionA Great Opera-tunity– A nice melon shade, I did call it peach at first…but looking at it again, it does remind me of Cantaloupe/Rock-melon. A bit sheer, above I have applied two coats.

OPI Venice collectionWorth a Pretty Penne– Not much to say really, a very shimmery copper shade. Fairly opaque, but (as above) two coats will up the intensity of the shimmer!

OPI Venice collectionAmore at the Grand Canal– A nice crimson red, again not much to say really. A little sheer, so definitely needs a 2nd coat.
OPI Venice collectionMy Gondola or Yours?– Black with a hint of shimmer (didn’t show up in the photo). I was surprised that I also need two coats for this shade, as normally black polishes are fairly opaque.

OPI Venice Collection Nail Art

OPI Venice collectionFor my simple nail art design, I used A Great Opera-tunity as the base. Then I used a fan brush to ‘brush’ on rough stripes of Worth a Pretty Penne and I finished it of with a heart on my ring finger nail with Amore at the Grand Canal.

The OPI Venice collection is available at Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies.



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Simple Flamingo nail art

Lately I have noticed a new trend of Flamingos on everything! Fabric, stationery and homewears. It has inspired me to create a super simple Flamingo nail art design.

Flamingo nail art shades:

flamingo nail artLeft to right: Rimmel 60 seconds vinyl shine in ‘Black out’ (now called 60 seconds super shine in ‘800 Blackout’), Chi Chi salon formula nail polish mini in ‘Boys Boys Boys’, Essie nail colour in ‘Madison ave hue’, piCture pOlish nail polish in ‘Fairy Floss’

1. Paint your nails with a blue polish as a base.
flamingo nail art2. Use the light pink shade (fairy floss) to paint your Flamingo’s body, neck and head. I used a toothpick to paint the neck and head, so they were not to thick/big.
flamingo nail art3. Using another toothpick, paint on the black details including the eye, beak and legs.
flamingo nail art4. Finish the design off by painting on the wings with the darker pink polish.
flamingo nail artWhat trends are you loving at the moment? I also noticed there are a lot of Banana things around, I wonder if this is because the Minions favourite food are Bananas?…coincidence haha