• Fashion
  • Beauty
  • Lifestyle
  • Men's Style
  • All
  • Trending
  • Style Stories
  • Style Tips
  • The Edit
  • All
  • Beauty Review
  • Beauty Trends
  • How To
  • All
  • Food
  • Home Decor
  • Gift Guides
  • All
  • Trending
  • What To Wear
  • Iconic Men
  • Mr Jones
David Jones

The Perfect Summer Nails by OPI

OPI was proud to be the official partner of the David Jones S/S 2014 Fashion Launch, which featured their new Nordic Collection on the runways for the new season.

Melisa Giraldo, celebrity manicurist and new Australian OPI Colour Ambassador provided some tips and tricks the achieve the perfect summer nails from backstage at the David Jones S/S 2014 Fashion Launch.

For the perfect at home manicure, always give your nails two additional wipe-overs with cotton rounds using a gentle nail polish remover and prior to painting, try washing your hands and nails with a hand wash and a good towel dry. Manicures always last longer with a completely dry and oil-free nail. Apply a base coat or nail strengthener depending on your nail concerns, then I find 3 coats of lacquer always last better than just the two. Ensure you seal the free edges of your nails with your top coat, then finish with a spritz of Rapidry nail polish dryer – once you’ve tried you’ll never go back! I always recommend using hand creams and a cuticle oil after your nails are painted and dry for fresh and glowing summer hands.

The OPI Nordic Collection is in perfect synergy with the current trends we are seeing on the runway. We are seeing lots of warm metallic with cinnamon and toffee hues to unexpected pastels of blue-violet, creamy coral and sea greens . We are also seeing lots of intricate detail and stripes. My favourite colour in the collection is "My Dogsled is a Hybrid". I also love "OPI With a Nice Finn-ish" teamed with "Can't Afjord Not To" – which we have just seen on the David Jones S/S Fashion Launch runway which give a warm opulence to summer nails taking you from day to night. These two colours can also look great when accenting your ring finger in the alternate colour or adding a stripe in the  alternating colour.

Shop our top four favourite hues from OPI's Nordic Collection below!

  • OPI

    OPI - Can't Afjord Not To

    Whatever it takes, get your hands on this extravagantly creamy coral!

    Shop Now
  • OPI

    OPI - My Dogsled is a Hybrid

    Enliven your environment wearing this creamy sea green.

    Shop Now
  • OPI

    OPI - OPI With a Nice Finn-ish

    This light, mellowed bronze completes me. The end.

    Shop Now
  • OPI

    OPI - Do You Have This Colour in Stock-holm?

    Stock up! This icy-blue violet is in hot demand!

    Shop Now

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Receive a complimentary top coat valued at $19.95,* when you spend $39.90 or more^ on OPI products.

†One per customer, while stocks last. See page 65 for Terms and Conditions.
^In one transaction. *Valued by OPI.