How to Get OPI’S RODARTE x Mari Eastman Runway Nail Look

OPI has partnered with celebrated manicurist Miss Pop to create the nail look for Rodarte’s new limited edition capsule collection, which debuted in Los Angeles last week with a colorful, 80’s roller rink theme and a rockin’ performance by The Bangles’ very own: Susanna Hoffs.

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The collection featured artwork by Mari Eastman – a mix of watercolor moths and kittens.

“The glitter ombré look for the Rodarte show was inspired by the disco lights at the roller skating rink, the way they sparkle across the floor,” explains Miss Pop. “With the lights dim, the splash of light and color sets the mood – it’s time to strut, speed, shimmy and showboat. So, OPI brought that attitude to the nails — nothing says “go for it!” quite like glitter.”

 

Get the Look

HOW TO CREATE YOUR CUSTOM GLITTER O.P.I. TOP COAT:
  1.  You can start with a gently used bottle of O.P.I. Top Coat or you can pour out into a paper towel 20% of a new bottle of Top Coat, or until the middle of the letters O.P.I. Throw the paper towel away. TIP: Be sure not to do your pour with the paper towel directly on a surface because it will stick.
  2. Cut a strip of plain computer pinter paper or the like into a rectangle about 3″ x 5″.
  3. Roll the paper rectangle at an angel until it forms a cone. Be sure small opening of the cone is able to fit in the neck of your top coat bottle. Lock in shape of cone with a piece of tape.
  4. Place cone into the opening of your O.P.I. Top Coat.  Pour the cosmetic glitter of your choice into the cone, all the way up to the bottom of the bottle neck. Backstage at Rodarte, we used a glitter size .015.
  5. Shake it up! And viola, you have custom blended the sparkliest Top Coat ever.

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HOW TO GET THE RODARTE GLITTER OMBRE:
  1. Paint on a coat of O.P.I. Natural Nail Base Coat.
  2. Paint two coats of your preferred O.P.I. Pastel like Gelato On My Mind or Polly Want A Lacquer?
  3. Take out your custom glitter O.P.I. Top Coat and give it a good shake to get the glitter flakes going. Then, wipe one side of your brush on the bottle neck to remove extra top coat. This should leave the side of the brush facing you with a bunch of glitter on the tip and a little top coat.
  4. Starting at the very bottom of the nail, dab that glitter down by the U of your cuticle. Stack it so the glitter is completely covering the rim of your nail.
  5. Dunk the brush back in the glitter polish and then, stroke and dab up towards the free edge to fade the glitter. You should stoke up to about 3/4th of you nail. TIP: The bottom quarter of your nail should be completely covered in glitter. The second quarter should have some glitter. The third quarter should have sparse glitter. The quarter by your free edge should have no glitter.
  6. Seal your Rodarte Roller Rink Glitter Mani with O.P.I. Top Coat for even more shine and long wear.

“It is such a a pleasure to be collaborating with the gorgeous rainbow of O.P.I. and the visionary sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte,” adds Miss Pop. “Rodarte is known for their romantic and magical collections. This season their take on streetwear is transporting us in a time machine to the fun and fabulous scene of the roller discos of the 80s.” 

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Courtesy of OPI.

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