I’m super excited for my OPI Nail Tech Kit. The kit is so large that it was a little overwhelming, but like I said, super exciting!

I spent my first-week practicing filing nail shapes, applying silk wraps, and forming full nail acrylics. The nail shaping was something I was definitely already familiar with, but it was a lot of fun to get to play around the shaping since I always keep my own nails squared off. The silk wraps were new to me though. I really enjoyed doing them, and I am looking forward to being able to repair nail cracks this way. I was a little nervous about trying my hand at acrylics for the first time, but it came much more easily than I thought it might.

Full nail acrylics

Above is my first set of full nail acrylics.

Of course, I had to add a little polish, so I applied two coats of OPI Cajun Shrimp and a light gradient with China Glaze Fairy Dust.

I went a little squoval with this set, and added Color Club The Sweet Life, and some random dots with China Glaze 2Nite and Cirque Colors Memento Mori.

Negative Space

I was curious how the acrylic would look with a negative space design, so I did a bubble gradient with Cirque Colors Memento Mori and Carpe Diem.

Polka Dots

I did some sharper ovals and topped them with Zoya Cole and polka dotted with Cirque Colors Carpe Diem.

Holo Version

I was looking through the classroom polish supply, and the very last bottle on the shelf made me freak out a little bit … the super holo version of OPI My Private Jet. You know there was no way I couldn’t use that one! I paired it with these vampy edge points.