2019 Holiday Advent Calendar

The OPI Advent Calendar

The 2019 OPI Advent Calendar

It's finally here! OPI has everything holiday joy from giveaways and insider inspo, to nail exclusives. Join the holiday countdown fun each day!

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Day 1
Hello Kitty Giveaway!
We’ve partnered with our favorite gal pal to kick off our holiday advent calendar and give one lucky winner some super cute @hellokitty goodies, along with a full collection of our #OPIxHelloKitty

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OPI + Hello Kitty Giveaway
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Day 2
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Inside the OPI x Hello Kitty Holiday Collection

’Tis the season for celebrating, and we have a LOT to celebrate. Not only is magic (and the smell of pumpkin spice everything) filling the air, but we’re partnering with Sanrio to ring in Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary with our OPI x Hello Kitty holiday nail color collection!

In honor of our favorite gal pal’s birthday, we wanted to make something extra special, so we bottled up all the things we love about her and created festive shades you can wear all season long. And because Hello Kitty is all about her besties, we couldn’t do another collab without bringing back “Let’s Be Friends,” because let’s be real, pink is never out of season.

So take a look at what’s inside the OPI x Hello Kitty Holiday Collection and discover the many ways it can inspire your holiday season.


Friends don’t let friends go apple picking, decorate cookies, or watch holiday rom-coms alone. There are so many fun ways to spend time with your besties during the holidays, which is why bringing back “Let’s Be Friends” was a no-brainer. Paint your nails, and your BFF’s, and watch this iconic pink shade add a little cheer to the end of your year.

SHOP THE SHADE LET'S BE FRIENDS

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Hello Kitty has a heart of gold, so we created a holiday nail color that will make you glitter as much as she does. Whether you’re celebrating an icon’s birthday (hint: she loves bows), or ringing in the New Year, “Glitter all the Way” will make you the life of any party you attend.

SHOP THE SHADE GLITTER ALL THE WAY

 

For even more shimmer, “Born to Sparkle” was inspired by Hello Kitty’s natural star power. Wear this pink glitter nail polish to Friendsgiving, your office holiday party, or your bestie’s ugly sweater bash, and

SHOP THE SHADE BORN TO SPARKLE

 

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Hello Kitty is the first to greet all her friends with hugs and kisses, so hang some mistletoe and get ready for “A Kiss on the Chic,” a rich burgundy shade that might make you blush.

SHOP THE SHADE A KISS ON THE CHIC

 

Fun fact: Hello Kitty loves to bake, so we created “Pile on the Sprinkles,” a purple shimmery shade that sets the bar high. P.S. we can’t confirm or deny that this shade won’t inspire you to add sprinkles to everything you make, pie included.

SHOP THE SHADE PILE ON THE SPRINKLES

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Hello Kitty’s iconic cranberry red bow is what we channel when we wrap all our holiday gifts, so we created the “All About Bows” holiday nail color for you to wear on your hands while you tie up something sweet for your pals.

SHOP THE SHADE ALL ABOUT THE BOWS

 

Now that you’ve gotten a look at what inspired our holiday nail color collection, paint your own festive wonderland with your favorite shade, then show us a pic on social media with #OPIxHelloKitty!

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It’s giving Tuesday!

Head to our IG stories, take a note from our Small Acts of Kindness card, and share how you were kind to someone by posting and tagging @opi or #ColorIsTheAnswer for a chance to win Isn't She Iconic from our #OPIxHelloKitty collection for you and up to 5 friends 👯👯!

SHARE HOLIDAY CHEER

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Day 4
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Holiday Gifting Nailed!

20% off #OPIxHelloKitty

For ONE day only enjoy 20% off our most coveted collection. Happy shopping!

This sale has passed! Stay tuned each day to see what fun we have in store next!

SHOP #OPIXHELLOKITTY

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Day 5
Get the look:
Don't Be Snow Flakey
Brrrr it’s cold in here. We partnered with our friends at @ultabeauty to create this exclusive Snowflake Nail Art tutorial for the perfect winter manicure.

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OPI ULTA SNOWFLAKE V01c

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Day 6
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Our Holiday Nail Lacquer Mini 4 Pack will impress anyone who unwraps it – with our most popular shades from our OPI x Hello Kitty collection, like fan favorite, Let’s Be Friends, this festive set is the perfect little something to gift this season.

SHOP GIFTS: HOLIDAY MINI 4 PACK

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Surprise your partner in crime with a gift that says “Let’s Be Friends” again! The Infinite Shine Trio Pack comes in a super cute gift box featuring our Infinite Shine ProStay Primer and Gloss, and the most popular shade from our OPI x Hello Kitty collection, Infinite Shine Let’s Be Friends.

SHOP GIFTS: INFINITE SHINE TRIO PACK

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Our best seller is a best seller for a reason. Nail Envy is the perfect addition to any winter skincare routine, so this makes the perfect stocking stuffer for someone who loves giving their nails a little TLC in the colder months, or year around.

SHOP GIFTs: NAIL ENVY

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Let someone you love know you’re always there for them with the Always Bare For You gift set. Featuring 4 Infinite Shine sheers that are subtle and glam, these pinks and nudes are perfect for those who love a soft splash of color.

SHOP GIFTS: ALWAYS BARE FOR YOU

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Know a nail enthusiast? Show them how much you care with OPI nail gifts. A collection of our chicest shades wrapped together with love.
SHOP GIFTS

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Act of Kindness Giveaway

The best part of the holidays? The gift of giving, of course! Head to our Story to expedite a gift request directly to the North Pole. All you have to do is screenshot, fill in and repost with @opi for a chance to win one of our new customizable gift sets, complete with three colors of your choice. Two for them, one for you - or the other way around 🤷‍♀️

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Day 8
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Inside OPI: @nailartbysig

This week we took a look inside OPI, and what it's like to be an OPI Pro Educator. @nailartbysig shares her story on her passion, the path to becoming a Pro Educator, and advice to aspiring nail artists.

 

When did you find out you had a passion for nail art?

In 2013 I started doing nail art as a new way to artistically express myself and I got hooked. I was inspired by other women to start my own nail art blog and I haven’t turned back since then.

When did you decide that this is what you wanted to pursue as a career?

Soon after I started my own nail art blog, I pursued a job at NAILS Magazine. The role coupled my background in journalism and my new found passion for nails. After being on the editorial for more than a year, I got the team’s support to go to nail school and get my license. Getting licensed gave my writing more credibility, but more importantly, it allowed me to think like a nail tech because I was a nail tech.

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How long did it take you to become a pro and what were some of the challenges?

I was in nail school for about seven months. California State Board only requires 400 hours of nail school, but I attended a 600-hour program where we got the opportunity to learn a little bit more on acrylics and hard gel. The biggest challenge for me was juggling a full-time editorial job and a minimum of 20 hours of nail school a week. Plus, the school that I attended was almost a two-hour commute away from my apartment. But I choose to attend Advance Beauty College in Garden Grove, CA because of the school’s heritage and the huge nail community in that area.

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What is the one must have item/tool in your nail art kit?

A dotting tool for sure! Dotting is a nail art staple yet it can be so versatile.

What’s the best thing about being an OPI Educator?

The best thing about being an OPI Educator is the opportunity to pass on pro tips that can improve a nail pro’s workflow. I live for the ah-ha moments students get during a class or when I share a tutorial online.

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Where do you get inspiration for your nail art from?

I recently downloaded Pinterest again so I have boards dedicated to patterns and color palettes. When I feel a lack of inspiration, I ask my husband for a nail art challenge. He usually has some great ideas!

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What’s the one OPI product you can’t live without?

Bond-aid is a must have product during prep. It’s a ph balancer that makes the nail plate more alkaline and increases adhesion for a longer lasting manicure.

What’s the best part of your job?

I feel lucky to be a part of the creation and execution of such an iconic brand. I get to make beautiful and colorful things every day and everything I do, I do with nail pros in mind.

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What do you wish more people knew about being a nail artist?

Every nail artist has a different expertise and a unique artistic expression. Some have a passion for sculpting and shaping an amazing enhancement while others love painting intricate designs.

Do you have any career advice for aspiring nail artists?

The nail artist career path is not linear. You can work behind the table, start your own business, work on-set or become an instructor. Those are just some examples of what a nail tech can do but if you have the passion, drive and perseverance, your career will be what you make it.

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Day 9
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3 Holiday Outfits to Match our Most Festive Shades

The holidays are a time for dressing up – whether you’re hosting a gift exchange with your friends, or wanting to make your work attire more festive, ‘tis the time to bust out all your fancy coats, sweaters, and glitzy nail polishes.

We teamed up with the ever-so-fashionable editors at Who What Wear to create some fun looks you’ll want to try this season, complete with matching shades from our OPI x Hello Kitty holiday collection.

This time of year, sweaters can be dressed up or dressed down, but we prefer dressed up. This tan sweater dress is perfect for your family get-togethers or those casual office parties – pair it with a bright, punchy heel (we are partial to a hot pink slide to set us apart this season), and accessorize with a glitzy pop of fun on your nails – Glitter To My Heart is the silver glitter polish you need to top off this look. 

SHOP THE SHADE: GLITTER TO MY HEART

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White trousers, check. White sweater, check. Tan fuzzy coat, check and check. What goes great with an almost all-white-everything look? A bold nail. Pair this outfit with Dream In Glitter, our favorite deep berry glitter polish this season.

SHOP THE SHADE: DREAM IN GLITTER

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Animal prints are back in a big way, and they’re not just for your spring and summer wardrobes. Go from work to your friend’s white elephant gift exchange in this cheetah print dress that will show off your wild side. Pair it with chunky boots or a bold slide, and then complete the look with a shade that twinkles, like our favorite gold glitter polish, Glitter All The Way.

SHOP THE SHADE: GLITTER ALL THE WAY
 

GET THE LOOK

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Who What Wear has outfits for all your holiday parties. Find more festive outfits!
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Hello Kitty Holiday Nail Art to Try Now

Prepare to sleigh, because we created something extra special for you to paint with this holiday season. We partnered up with Sanrio to celebrate their 45th anniversary, and what we came up with is a collection of glitters, shimmers, and festive shades that inspired some super cute Hello Kitty holiday nail art. Instead of candy canes and snowflakes, we went all in on the bows—Hello Kitty’s bow, that is—and used purples, pinks, and blues to bring it to life in a few new ways. Have your favorite nail tech grab a brush and get ready to deck your nails.


Shades You’ll Need: Let’s Be Friends, All About the Bows, Black Onyx , Dream in Glitter

Step-by-Step:

Step 1: Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Base Coat. Cure for 30 seconds.
Step 2: Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Let’s Be Friends to each nail. Cure for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Using a nail brush and OPI GelColor All About the Bows, paint a bow on each nail. Cure 30 seconds.
Step 4: With OPI GelColor Black Onyx or Lady in Black and a nail art brush, outline the bows, then flash cure.
Step 5: Repeat step 4 by painting additional outlined bows on each nail, then flash cure.
Step 6: Outline the frame of the nail with a detail brush and OPI GelColor Black Onyx or Lady in Black, then flash cure.
Step 7: Add a touch of OPI GelColor Dream in Glitter to the red bows. Cure for 30 seconds.
Step 8: Complete the look with one coat of OPI GelColor Top Coat. Cure for 30 seconds.

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Shades You’ll Need:  Let’s Be Friends, Hello Pretty, A Kiss on the Chic, My Favorite Gal Pal

Step-by-Step:

Step 1: Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Base Coat. Cure for 30 seconds.
Step 2: Using OPI GelColor Hello Pretty, paint a little more than half of the nail, then paint the other half with OPI GelColor Let’s Be Friends and blend the two to create an ombre look. Cure for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 for coverage. For even more opacity, repeat again.
Step 4: With a nail art brush, paint a bow using Kiss on the Chic. Cure for 30 seconds.
Step 5: Using My Favorite Gal Pal, outline the bow. Cure for 30 seconds.
Step 6: Complete the look with one coat of OPI GelColor Top Coat. Cure for 30 seconds.

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There you have it! We can’t wait to see these holiday nail art looks recreated using the OPI x Hello Kitty Holiday Collection, so show off your works of art on social media using #OPIxHelloKitty. Check the rest of the collection out and even more nail art to find inspiration!

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OPI Pro: Salon Tips For The Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which means salons around the world will experience a rush of customers looking for last-minute manicures before their holiday party, office soiree, or end-of-the-year gala.

But don’t you worry, because OPI is here to help you survive the holiday madness. From promotions to tips and tricks, it’s time to get in gear and end the year right!

Retail

Retail is everything and everywhere, which is why it’s so important to start early by stocking up on all of your clients’ needs – try to adopt this into your business model not only this winter season, but throughout the year. How perfect is it that you can top off a client service by helping them select a product for someone on their Christmas list? Making suggestions doesn't mean you’re pushy, it’s simply lending your educated and professional opinion which can close a sale.

Set the Tone

OPI’s guiding principle is “Color is the Answer,” so carry this mantra with you in all that you do in your salon. Whether it’s scent, color, or sound, make it an experience – setting the tone is crucial to both you and your guest. Starting off relaxed makes for a happy guest, and happy guest = happy stylist. Now that’s math everyone can understand.

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Show and Tell

If you’ve just launched a new line, technique, or color, then wear it! What better way to promote all those fabulous services that you offer than by displaying them yourself? Customers look to you for the latest trends, so when you flaunt them, you’re a walking testament to what’s popular. Want another way to inspire your clients? Instagram. Consider your feed a source of inspiration for the nail art obsessed – whenever you finish an awesome design or the perfect mani, snap a pic and share it with your followers so they can get ideas for their next appointment.

Pre-Booking is Your Friend

Guests appreciate pre-booking as much as you do, so pre-book your appointments through the end of the year as soon as you can. This ensures that you’ll stay on top of your schedule, lock in your direct income, and allow clients stay on track of their beauty regimen. And with the holidays comes an influx of parties, vacations, and festive events clients need manis for, so you may want to consider tweaking your hours to accommodate the extra appointments and clients that will come your way.

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A Reason to Drive Seasonal Trends

Another way to push seasonal trends is to host a themed day at the salon that’s accompanied with seasonally relevant nail art. Make it fun by dressing the part – this is a surefire way to get everyone involved. And remember, this is the perfect time to pull out all that inventory and create gift baskets for sale at the end of the celebration.

Promotions!

Everyone needs to get pampered, so why not create a few promotions that will make clients want to book more appointments during the holiday season. For example, try offering one free accent nail art design, or free pedicure upgrades like a hot towel treatment. Social Media and Newsletters are great for drumming up interest for promotions!

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Now you’re ready for whatever the holiday season will throw at you and your salon, just don’t forget to show off the best snaps of your salon festivities on social media by tagging us with @OPI_Professionals!

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Nail Art
Get the look: All Dolled Up, Some Place To Go
Inspired by the Land of Sweets from The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. 

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This nail art look will have you “All Dolled Up, Some Place to Go” all holiday season long. Follow the step-by-step tutorial brought to you by Sally Beauty. Also, enter to win one of five $25 Sally Beauty gift cards to help you recreate the look!

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DIY Holiday Nail Art Tutorial: "All Dolled Up, Some Place to Go"

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OPI + Real Techniques Giveaway

 We’ve partnered with @realtechniques to gift you some expert beauty tools just in time for the holidays. One lucky winner will win the Real Techniques Life Force collection AND a full set of our limited edition #OPIxHelloKitty collection ✨⁠

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OPI Eats: A Hello Kitty Approved Apple Pie Recipe

If there’s one thing Hello Kitty loves, it’s her Mama’s apple pie, so we’re celebrating by whipping up her favorite food. We’re rolling up our sleeves and rolling out some dough with Megan Sherer, one of our favorite bloggers who is all things wellness and tasty treats. She channeled our favorite gal pal and helped us recreate Mama’s favorite recipe, but with her own healthy spin on it – just add a candle, put on a few coats of Let’s Celebrate from the OPI x Hello Kitty collection, and call it a party.

Crust:      2 1/2 cups almond flour
                1/3 cup coconut sugar
                1/4 tsp himalayan salt
                1/4 cup coconut oil or butter *plus extra for greasing
                1 large egg
                1/2 tsp vanilla extract
                1/2 tsp cinnamon

Filling:      6-8 cups apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
                 1/2 cup sugar of choice
                 3 tbsp almond or paleo flour
                 2 tsp cinnamon
                 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
                 1 tsp lemon juice

Topping:  3/4 cup almond flour
                 1/2 cup rolled oats
                 2 tsp cinnamon
                 1 tsp apple pie spice
                 1/2 cup coconut sugar
                 1/3 cup coconut oil or butter
                 chilled Maple syrup, optional (to taste)

 

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9 inch pie pan with butter or coconut oil.
Mix all crust ingredients in food processor.
Press dough evenly into pie pan. Poke holes in the dough using a fork.
Put in the oven to pre-bake for 10 mins.
Mix together all filling ingredients in large bowl until evenly coated. Pour apple mixture into pre-baked pie crust.
Combine all dry topping ingredients in large mixing bowl.
Cut in butter or coconut oil using two forks until mixture is crumbly but well combined. Spread crumble topping evenly over pie.
Bake pie for 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees. About halfway through, cover the edges of the pie crust with foil if the crust is browning too quickly.
Allow pie to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Optional toppings: coconut whipped cream, ice cream, or fresh whipped maple butter.

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Megan Sherer is a Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Expert. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University, and has a background in all things healthy living. She has extensively studied and been certified in Holistic & Sports Nutrition, Personal Training, Yoga, AcroYoga, meditation, breath-work, reiki, emotional transformation and eating psychology. She runs a private practice with 1:1 clients, a corporate wellness consulting program, and mental health focused wellness initiatives.

One of her biggest passions is being in the kitchen and creating healthy versions of old favorite recipes! She also founded a non-profit organization called Be More, dedicated to creating conversations & curriculum about how social media impacts self-esteem and mental health in teenagers. Follow her Instagram for more!

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Day 16
Promotion
20% off Nutcracker items
For two days only enjoy 20% off Nutcracker items, now through 12/17. Happy shopping!

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OPI Advent Calendar Giveaway
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Day 17
Giveaway
Casetify
The satisfying feeling when your phone case matches your nails perfectly… Enter to win the full OPI holiday collection and festive Casetify cases!

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OPI Advent Calendar Casetify Giveaway
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Day 18
Giveaway
Stila Beauty
Makeup and nails… name a more iconic duo – we’ll wait! Enter to win festive holiday sets from OPI and Stila Cosmetics.

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OPI Advent Calendar Stila Beauty Giveaway
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Day 19
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Gifts For The Host: What To Bring To Holiday Parties

‘Tis the season for glitter, sparkly nails and holiday parties. Alongside wrapping all of those gifts for your loved ones, preparing to see family and meeting deadlines... your also contemplating what to gift your party hosts right? Take a deep breath because OPI is here to help! We promise we’ve got it nailed!

The answer is wine

It may be the season to be short on time, but that’s no excuse not to bring a good bottle of wine. Simple, flavorful, and inexpensive are the mainstay traits of every great party wine. We recommend figuring out ahead if your host prefers red, white or champagne wine so you can grab a bottle they’ll really enjoy.

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Food = Fantastic

Put it this way, a holiday party can never have too many foods to nibble on. So now is the time to pull out your show stopping specialities and make a crowd pleasing dish. From your grandma’s spinach dip, to chocolate chip cookies or pumpkin ice cream pie, we guarantee your host will love a delicious and well-presented appetizer!

Get ready for a selfie

The party really starts when you walk in with a box of photo booth props. These are great for breaking the ice. Choose a fun selection and get everyone to send you pictures post-party to make the host an album of memories.

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Think festive

From festive wine glasses, to homemade gingerbread men, or a holiday candle (we love anything cinnamon and clove btw) – embrace the season with an appropriate gift. Our personal favorite? Fill a mason jar with the dry ingredients for your host to make holiday cookies post-party. Perfect for beating a hangover!

Gifting in bloom

Not sure what to buy? You can never go wrong with a festive floral arrangement. We recommend going above your average bunch and opting for a seasonal plant, Christmas cactus, or fresh pine garland centerpiece – which will keep the party spirit going for weeks after the night has ended!

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Nail it

If your host is #OPIObsessed then we recommend upgrading their holiday party look with one of our carefully curated nail gift sets.

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We told you we’ve got it nailed! Which gift from our line-up is perfect for your host? Now that you’ve gotten that taken care of, get ready for your holiday parties with festive OPI shades! Shop our favorite holiday party shades below.

SHOP THE EDIT: HOLIDAY PARTY NAILS

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Day 20
Nail Art
Get the look: Soldier Blues
Inspired by the Land of Snowflakes from The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. 

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Let your nails sparkle in the snow with this soft holiday look, “Soldier Blues.” Follow this DIY nail art tutorial brought to you by Sally Beauty. Also, enter to win one of five $25 Sally Beauty gift cards to help you recreate the look!

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DIY Holiday Nail Art Tutorial: "Solider Blues"

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OPI Eats: Holiday Cake Pops

The Holidays are here, which can only mean one thing - Holiday Parties! This year, instead of bringing cookies or cupcakes, switch things up by trying out our OPI Eats: Holiday Cake Pops recipe!

Just be careful, you’ll be surprised at how fast these get eaten once they’re made. Don’t worry, you can always bake a backup batch just for you. And if all the frosting has inspired you to try a new colorful OPI Shade, try out Machu Peach-U from our Peru Collection, or Ginger’s Revenge from our Nutcracker collection!

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Instructions:

Take your favorite cake mix and prepare.

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Add oil and eggs as directed on the box.

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Mix oil, egg and cake mix.

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Until ingredients are well mixed.

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Cook the cake as directed, crumble the cooked cake and mix in with 1 can of frosting, (your choice). Roll the mixture into balls and place on sticks.

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Put the unfinished rolled cake balls in the refrigerator for an hour or more.

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After an hour or more, take the cake balls and coat with icing, dust them with some crushed peppermint candies and you have Cake Pops!

https://www.opi.com/OPI%20Eats%3A%20Holiday%20Cake%20Pops

Loved our recipe? Take a picture of you holding your cake pops (in your best OPI Shade of course), and tag us with #OPIObsessed for a chance to be featured on our social media page!

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Day 22
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Holiday Beauty – OPI and Stila Light Up The Night

Looking to bring your best sparkle for the holidays? Don’t worry, OPI is here, and we collaborated with our friends at Stila to make sure you’re shining brighter than your grandmother’s crystal! Unwrap our tips and tricks below to treat yourself to the best present of all - glam.

Eyeshadow

They say that eyes are the window to the soul, so let's make sure your soul is filled with sparkles! Achieve this shimmering look by starting with the Enchanted Eyes Liquid Eye Shadow Set, and be sure to try out the shades Next To Notte and Diamond Dust. This liquid eyeshadow can be used with powder shadows to amp up a look or can be used alone, depends on what type of function you’re headed off to! Start with a dash of Next to Notte over the lid, then follow up with Diamond Dust on your inner corner, lower lash line, and finish on the brow bone.

These holiday-relevant plum and glitter shades, combined with a silky smooth texture which allows for easy blending by hand make this look a must-have for the season!

https://www.opi.com/Holiday%20Beauty%20%E2%80%93%20OPI%20and%20Stila%20Light%20Up%20The%20Night

Mascara

Make the most of the holidays with enchanting lashes. And is there anything more enthralling than Fringe With Benefits? We think not. This package includes both a mascara which can create big and bold lashes in an instant, as well as a silver eyeliner which is perfect for a glittery and glamorous look on the eyes. Let your lashes do all the talking when you use this darling duo.

https://www.opi.com/Holiday%20Beauty%20%E2%80%93%20OPI%20and%20Stila%20Light%20Up%20The%20Night

Lips

Give your lips the A+ treatment and pass With Flying Colors Lipstick Set this season. The two shades we recommend to amp up your look are Vino and Rubino. Layered on one another, they create a fun, deep lip. With a smooth formula and long-lasting pigment, this fun-sized set is made to slip in your holiday clutch for touch-ups after sipping warm eggnog.

https://www.opi.com/Holiday%20Beauty%20%E2%80%93%20OPI%20and%20Stila%20Light%20Up%20The%20Night

Face

Make an impression that others will be dazzled by when you use Shine Bright Heaven’s Dew Palette. This smooth and shimmery trio catches the light perfectly. This easy-to-use cream is your new secret weapon, all season. Try it out alone, or layered with your favorite highlighters!

Creams that glide on the face with the perfect shimmer. Can be used alone or layered on top of your fave highlighters.

https://www.opi.com/Holiday%20Beauty%20%E2%80%93%20OPI%20and%20Stila%20Light%20Up%20The%20Night

OPI Nail Polish

No sparkle rundown would be complete without a mention of some of OPI’s newest shiny nail polish shades! Get into the holiday spirit with I Pull The StringsGold Key To The Kingdom, or Dreams On A Silver Platter, all part of OPI’s limited run collaboration with Disney to celebrate The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Available in OPI GelColor, Infinite Shine, and OPI Nail Lacquer, these three shades will give your nails just the right pop of polish that this holiday season so rightly deserves.

shop the opi and nutcracker collection

https://www.opi.com/Holiday%20Beauty%20%E2%80%93%20OPI%20and%20Stila%20Light%20Up%20The%20Night

There you have it! Add a dash of sparkle to your life. Enjoy this holiday season, and when you’re out and about wearing your glam, don’t forget to snap a photo of your gleam, and tag us on social using the hashtag #OPIObsessed to be featured on our social channels.

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Day 23
Giveaway
Just Fab
New year, new nails, new shoes! We’ve partnered with Just Fab to help you and your bestie step into 2019 with total confidence. 2 lucky winners and their best friend will win $160 of Just Fab credits and OPI products!

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Day 24
Nail Art
Get the look: We Stand as Solid Gold
Inspired by the 4th Realm from The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. 

See the step-by-step guide

“We Stand As Solid As Gold” in this holiday nail art look. Follow the step-by-step tutorial brought to you by Sally Beauty. Also, enter to win one of five $25 Sally Beauty gift cards to help you recreate the look!

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DIY Holiday Nail Art Tutorial: "We Stand As Solid Gold"

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Day 25
Giveaway
Tokyo Collection
We present to you a sneak peek of our Spring 2019 collection! Inspired by a city at the forefront of fashion, beauty and nail art. Want to get your hands on it before ANYONE else?! One lucky winner will win the full collection.

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