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OPI Berlin There Done That with Chevron Stamping

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The blog is seriously lacking in "work" posts. Let's face it, work manis aren't very exciting. For today's post, I forced myself to come up with a nail art look that I could confidently (or perhaps covertly) get away with at work. In the process, I discovered my new fave neutral...OPI Berlin There Done That. I used two coats, then stamped a chevron pattern with VL006 and OPI My Very First Knockwurst. I finished it off with OPI You Don't Know Jacques on the tips.

OPI You Don't Know Jacques, Berlin There Done That and My Very First Knockwurst (work / play / polish)

I'm getting more confident with the stamping. It really comes down to the size of the image on the plate. If the image covers nearly the entire stamper...then you can just smash it right on the nail with no worries. I wasn't happy with the ends, hence the addition of You Don't Know Jacques. You'll also notice I didn't get the chevron centered...I just went with it and followed the chevron. I think I prefer it over them all being identical.

OPI You Don't Know Jacques, Berlin There Done That and My Very First Knockwurst (work / play / polish)

The three polishes I used are below. Berlin There Done That (center) is from the OPI Germany Collection. I really liked most of the collection when it was released, but I didn't race out and get them. Let's just say Fall 2012 had already seen a large influx of polishes into my stash. I've been slowly acquiring them. My Very First Knockwurst (right) is also part of the Germany Collection. And last but not least, You Don't Know Jacques (left) is an OPI staple, released way back in 2008 as part of the La Collection de France.


Berlin There Done That deserves its own pics. I looooove this color. It's a mauve-y smooth taupe that reminds me of light chocolate milk. I just picked this up at Salon Centric last week. I'll get a ton of use out of it.

OPI Berlin There Done That (work / play / polish)

Plus, it's so shiny. It was shiny even before the topcoat!

OPI Berlin There Done That (work / play / polish)

What's your favorite neutral polish? I need to expand my options.

The Vivid Lacquer VL006 plate with this chevron pattern is available in a bundle at the Vivid Lacquer Etsy Store.