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The 2020 OPI Holiday Advent Calendar

The 2020 OPI Advent Calendar

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DAY 1
GIVEAWAY ? ❤️
Calling all OPI Obsessed! We're starting off December with a dazzling collaboration with @Swarovski! One lucky winner will win these Swarvoski sparkly flutes, champagne cooler, and a full #OPIShineBright collection! ?
Here’s how to enter:
1. Head to the @OPI Instagram and like our giveaway post⁠, 2. Follow @OPI and @Swarvoski, 3. Tag your bestie(s) in the comments
 
Calling all OPI Professionals! GIVEAWAY? Five lucky winners will win a Swarovski crystal cap and some ProSpa goodies!
Here’s how to enter:⁠ 1. Head to the @OPI_Professionals Instagram and like our giveaway post⁠, 2. Follow @OPI_Professionals, 3. Repost the giveaway on your stories & tag a friend!
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DAY 2
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Introducing the Shine Bright Holiday Collection

Inside every OPI bottle, there’s a world of dazzling color–one shake and its magic unleashes. This holiday season, we’re unleashing the festive world of OPI with one of our sparkliest collections yet. Put on the glitz with 12 new limited edition shades and 3exclusive glitters all in collaboration with Swarovski.

Our palette brings to life the joy-filled festivities that spark our imagination with some added crystal glitz to make you dazzle. So whether you’re with family, friends, or coming up with creative ways to celebrate, we hope it inspires you to Shine Bright all season long.

We can’t deny our love for dressing up, and the holidays inspire us to go all out. Get Red-y for the Holidays by punctuating sparkly ensembles with a classic red that goes on like velvet, or make your nails dazzle with Puttin' on The Glitz. Have a black-tie affair? Get Dressed to the Wines with a deep red wine that’s the perfect amount of shimmer.

Shop the Shade: Red - y for the Holidays

SHOP THE SHADE: Puttin' on the Glitz

SHOP THE SHADE: Dressed to the Wines

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Naturally, our second favorite tradition is decorating, so these shades channel our favorite decor. Tinsel Tinsel Lil’ Star will make you beam brighter than your tree with its metallic silver pigment, but if you’re craving something sparklier, All A'Twitter in Glitter will make you glisten with iridescence. And don’t forget the ornaments–adorn your nails with This Shade is Ornamental, an unexpected velvet-like pink rose.

SHOP THE SHADE: Tinsel Tinsel Lil’ Star

SHOP THE SHADE: All A'Twitter in Glitter

SHOP THE SHADE: This Shade is Ornamental

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When the world is a winter wonderland, make your nails one too. Naughty or Ice? is a one - of - a - kind champagne shimmer you’l l want to toast to until the ball drops, and Snowfalling for You will make you fall in love with this soft pearlescent pink.

SHOP THE SHADE: Naughty or Ice?

SHOP THE SHADE: Snowfalling for You

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Feeling inspired? We want to see how our #OPIShineBright collection is fueling your creativity. Check out our full collection, plus the Swarovski extras that will give your nails major bling, then share how these shades are inspiring you to express yourself this season with #ColorIsTheAnswer.

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DAY 3
? Christmas Tree Nail Art

Let’s get festive! ? Christmas tree #NailArt to warm your #DIY spirit this holiday season. We partnered with our friends @sallybeauty and nail artist extraordinaire @amyle.nails to bring you this seasonal DIY Christmas Tree nail art look.

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OPI Nail Pros:

This holiday season, give your clients the luxury of #BlinginAroundTheChristmasTree with the most fun and fashionable manis EVER! ? Head to our OPI Professionals site to see the step-by-step to get the look.

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DAY 4
Exclusive One Day Sale!

Take up to 20% off the OPI Shine Bright Holiday Collection! The sale ends at 11:59 pm PST on 12/4. *Discounts taken at checkout.

The OPI sale has ended. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about other exclusive sales. Shop new in to get the latest collections.

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DAY 5
GIVEAWAY?

OPI Obsessed:
GIVEAWAY? Calling all entertainers and partygoers! ? This extra special GIVEAWAY is served up on a platter and guaranteed to bring joy! One lucky winner will win *6* Swarovski encrusted caps and a full #OPIShineBright collection.

Here’s how to enter:⁠
1. Head to the @OPI Instagram and like our giveaway post
2. Follow @OPI
3. Tag your bestie(s) in the comments⁠

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?GIVEAWAY? Inspiring to #SparkDelight with an extra special #HolidayGiveaway of some of our favorite #Swarovski must haves! One lucky winner will win a Swarovski Premium Crystal Kit, Crystal Pixie Kit, OPI ring, and an entire Shine Bright collection!

Here’s how to enter:⁠
1. Head to the @OPI_Professionals Instagram and like our giveaway post
2. Follow @OPI_Professionals
3. Tag a friend in the comments⁠

Shine Bright Holiday Collection Giveaway
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DAY 6
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The Best Winter Nail Trends

The best thing about changing seasons? The chance to switch up your nail polish. The season of glitter, shine, and snowflakes is here and we’ve rounded up the best winter nail trends to keep your cold hands warm.

Strong, healthy nails are on trend all-year-round, but never more so than in the season of cold and snow. Keep yours in tip-top shape by using Nail Envy Dry + Brittle, filled with the antioxidants vitamins E & C to boost resilience.

SHOP THE SHADE: All A’twitter in Glitter

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Strong, healthy nails are on trend all-year-round, but never more so than in the season of cold and snow. Keep yours in tip-top shape by using Nail Envy Dry + Brittle, filled with the antioxidants vitamins E & C to boost resilience.

SHOP Nail Envy: Dry & Brittle

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‘Tis the season to be moody, so upgrade your black nail polish with a touch of sparkle in Heart and Coal.

SHOP THE SHADE: Heart and Coal

 

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Pastel shades may usually be associated with summer, but we’re bringing a pop of purple to your nails with Galleria Vittorio Violet to brighten up any cool weather ensemble.

SHOP THE SHADE: Galleria Vittorio Violet

 

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Whether you’ve already tried the matte nail polish trend, or are looking to test it out, there is no better time than the holiday season. Jump ahead of the curve with a coat of Matte Top Coat over your favorite shade.

SHOP TOP Coat

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If you’re not into moody shades, you can never go wrong with neutral nude nail polish. Mixing pretty pink with tones of mauve, Somewhere Over The Rainbow Mountains is the perfect base for winter nail art.

SHOP THE SHADE: Somewhere Over The Rainbow Mountains

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A dazzling, celestial midnight blue hue will dress up your nails with decadence. Throw on your favorite dress and host a holiday party in To All A Good Night.

SHOP THE SHADE: TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT

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Shimmering, rose gold and seriously on-trend, Worth a Pretty Penne is literally a party in nail polish form.

SHOP THE SHADE: Worth a Pretty Penne

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Santa Baby, the Holiday season is coming and we’re Red-y For The Holidays with the perfect winter nail polish to wear from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.

SHOP THE SHADE: Red-y For The Holidays

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More than just your basic blue, Russian Navy nails automatically add a touch of sophistication to winter nails.

SHOP THE SHADE: Russian Navy

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There is nothing better than cozying up by a warm fire with a glass of red. Coordinate your winter tipple with Malaga Wine, our favorite dark red winter nail color.

SHOP THE SHADE: Malaga Wine

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A new take on festive green, take your winter manicure to the next level with the fashion forward teal, CIA = Color Is Awesome. You’ll feel merry and bright in no time.

SHOP THE SHADE: CIA = COLOR IS AWESOME

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What winter nail trends are you trying this year? Share your looks with us and tag #ColorIsTheAnswer for the chance to be featured.

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DAY 7
Candy Cane Nail Art

Surprise, surprise! What a fun treat inside! Excitedly awaiting what the holidays have in store? Check out this tutorial and start practicing this #CandyCaneBling nail art to be ready no matter what!

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Candy Cane Bling: DIY Nails for Christmas

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DAY 8
? OPI OBSESSED GIVEAWAY?

Counting down to giving what matters most: love and lacquer! ❤️ This GIVEAWAY is designed to help you spark joy for the holidays with our customizable gift sets. 5 lucky winner's will win one custom OPI gift set.

Here’s how to enter:
1. Head to the @OPI Instagram and like our giveaway post⁠
2. Follow @OPI
3. Tag your bestie(s) in the comments⁠

? OPI PROFESSIONALS GIVEAWAY? We have an extra special giveaway for our amazing #nailpro community. Three lucky winners will win our entire Shine Bright and High Def Glitters Collections!

Here’s how to enter:⁠
1. Head to the @OPI_Professionals Instagram and like our giveaway post⁠
2. Follow @OPI_Professionals
3. Tag a friend in the comments

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DAY 9
https://www.opi.com/OPI%20Healing%20Hands%3A%20Hands%20that%20Feed%20-%20Holiday%20Peppermint%20Mocha
OPI Healing Hands: Hands that Feed - Holiday Peppermint Mocha

We understand that color has the power to bring joy and that it can be the answer to self-expression, healing and wellbeing. If you’ve been following along with our Healing Hands series, you know how important color and self-expression can be to that healing journey and how we feel hands can play a role in that process of wellness. In this edition, we took the time to sit down with wellness influencer and food blogger Olivia Noceda of @olive.eeeats to see how she got her start in content creation, what her journey with food has been like, and how important color and hands are in that process of creation to her. Plus, she’s shared a cozy Collagen Peppermint Mocha recipe that’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit this season!

OPI: Hi, Olivia! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your story with us, how did you get started with your journey as a creator? What drew you into creating content around food?

ON: I created my instagram about 4 years ago with the desire to take pictures of food. I had been in the arts my entire life, and once I had graduated college I really felt like I wanted to explore art through a different medium. Food styling felt like something that would challenge me, and I had really gotten into cooking healthy dishes at the time as I was training to become a yoga teacher.

OPI: What’s your relationship like with food and how has it transformed over the past 5 years?

ON: I’ve kind of been through it all with food, and I don’t expect that my relationship with food will be linear for the rest of my life. I’ve gone through ups and downs - overeating, undereating, portion controlling, ingredient obsessing, paleo, keto, intermittent fasting, no sugar, etc - I am finally in a place in my life where I eat very intuitively. I don’t cut anything out or restrict myself. I truly just eat what I want, when I want. That being said, I still have days where I over or under eat for various reasons. I think the most important thing is being self-aware about it and bringing yourself back to grounding when it does happen rather than punishing.

OPI: What’s your favorite recipe to make during the winter time?

ON: I loooove soup so much! It’s easy, nourishing, and filling! Plus when you’re really cold there’s nothing better. Also, any type of holiday flavored coffee, like the peppermint mocha recipe I’ve included here today.

OPI: Can you share with us what “sexy soup” is?

ON: Haha. i didn’t really realize that soup could take on a form of sexiness until I made this tomato soup in a sheet pan. The drizzles of oil and bubbling of tomatoes just made it all feel so… sexy. I don’t necessarily think of the word sexy as denoting something provocative. To me, it’s something that’s exciting and appealing. In this case, to my tastebuds.

OPI: We love all the sweet treats you feature on your page, like cookies, brownies, and pancakes. How do you balance your sweet tooth with a healthy diet?

ON: It’s definitely a work in progress! Like I've mentioned before, it helps that I don't restrict myself. When I want a sweet, I eat it. Even if that’s a piece of chocolate in the morning or whatever - I do it. Rather than setting restrictions that I must have dessert after dinner… sometimes I want chocolate in the morning and eggs at night. It’s all the same.

OPI: You mentioned you grew up as a theater kid. How has that influenced what you do today and the creation process, if at all?

ON: It’s influenced almost everything about my personality. Having a background in theatre has completely molded me into the person I am today. It taught me so much, but mainly that I should never feel ashamed or embarrassed to be exactly who I am. I like to think that philosophy is seen as I move through the career of being an internet personality.

OPI: You speak about monthly intentions on your page regularly too. What would you say is the most important rule in intention setting? Could you provide any advice for someone just starting out with this practice?

ON: Yes! Intention setting is so important and can really change the course of a week, month, or year. If you’re just starting out, I’d say the best thing to do is write down one goal per month that you can accomplish. It doesn’t need to be big, it doesn’t need to be material. It can be something like, “give myself a compliment in the mirror every other day”.

OPI: What keeps you balanced in your day to day? Any activities other than cooking or baking that help keep you grounded?

ON: Cooking definitely helps me stay balanced. I have a small arsenal of dishes I love to cook and the process has become almost therapeutic to me. I also love to do some yoga if I’m feeling off, or go for a run. Playing music (whether I’m listening or singing) is also a huge release and helps bring me back to balance during my busy days.

OPI: What impact do your hands play into the process of recipe sharing? Both in creating the recipes as well as how you share it.

ON: I was called “man hands” in middle school. I have exceptionally large hands and I was always ashamed of it until I began this career. My hands are the brush to my canvas. I need them not only to cook, create, and style, but they add so much humanness to a plate of regular looking food when shot on film.

OPI: How do you feel as though self-expression can help or aid in mental health or wellness?

ON: I think it’s so incredibly important to express yourself, for yourself. You begin to realize how amazing you are when you let yourself live to this full expressive potential. There is nothing more incredible than having boundless self-love, and I think it begins to bleed positively into all areas of our lives.

OPI: What importance does color have in that self-expression or creation for you? Are there specific colors that you gravitate to when it comes to recipes or food creations?

ON: Color is everything to me. It’s hard to explain, but I definitely see things in color palettes. When I love a specific color palette I tend to eat foods and buy specific things that match that palette without even realizing it. I feel like color has so much impact on what I create and the mood I’m in when I create it. Currently, I’m loving grey/green, beige/tan, cream, and black.

SHOP THE SHADE: THIS GOLD SLEIGHS ME

 

Ingredients:
Espresso or Drip Coffee
2 tsp Maple Syrup
⅛ tsp Peppermint Extract
Oat Milk
1 tsp Chocolate Collagen (or Cacao Powder)
Candy Cane (Garnish)

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Add maple syrup to the bottom of a glass. Pull an espresso shot or pour hot coffee over the syrup, and add peppermint extract. Pour oat milk + chocolate powder or collagen to a steamer to mix + froth. Then, pour the steamed milk over the coffee and garnish with a candy cane + enjoy!

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Olivia Noceda, Speech-Language Pathologist, food blogger and wellness influencer. You can follow olivia @olive.eeeats on Instagram for tons of yummy food, mindfulness tips, travel, and overall good vibes. For more information, you can check out her website at www.oliveeeeats.com.

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Be sure to stay tuned for more wellness-based content coming soon, as we continue highlighting experts in the community and sharing their stories and practices with healing hands.

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DAY 10
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Designscape Tutorial: Hanukkah Menorah

The sky's the limit when it comes to holiday nail art. We've partnered with Bana Jarjour to share nail art tutorials for Christmas Lights and Holiday Houses, and next up we have a look for Hanukkah Menorahs. Don't forget, Hanukkah falls on the same day as Christmas Eve this year, so these next few weeks will be prime time for people with holiday designscape requests. See below for how to get this look and don't forget to check out our other holiday looks so you're prepared for any ask that comes your way. 

After applying your OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, apply two coats of Dating a Royal or one of our other favorite blue nail polish shades and let dry.

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Draw one larger line and two smaller lines using a nail art brush and Rich Girls & Po Boys. Let dry.

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Create flames on each candle using a nail art brush and My Twin Mimmy or one of our other favorite yellow nail polish shades. Let dry.

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Using a nail art brush, outline each flame with In My Back Pocket or one of our other favorite orange nail polish shades and a glare using Alpine Snow. Let Dry.

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Add dots using a dotting tool and Happy Anniversary. Let dry before adding your OPI Top Coat.

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Feeling inspired? We want to see how our #OPIShineBright collection is fueling your creativity. Check out our full collection, plus the Swarovski extras that will give your nails major bling, then share how these shades are inspiring you to express yourself this season with #ColorIsTheAnswer.

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DAY 11
? GIVEAWAY?

Calling all #OPIObsessed!
We love giveaways and so does @Ultabeauty! That’s how we get through the eternal wait to give and receive during the holidays. ? One lucky winner will an Ulta Beauty gift card, one Swarovski encrusted cap, and a full #OPIShineBright collection.✨ 9 others will win an Ulta Beauty gift card. 
Here’s how to enter:⁠
1. Head to the @OPI Instagram and like our giveaway post⁠, 2. Follow @OPI, 3. Tag your bestie(s) in the comments

For our OPI Professionals:
?GIVEAWAY? It’s Friday and we’re shining a sparkling spotlight on this dazzling #GIVEAWAY! Five lucky winners will receive one Swarovski crystal cap and our Shine Bright Collection!                     
Here’s how to enter:⁠
1. Head to the @OPI_Professionals Instagram and like our giveaway post⁠, 2. Follow @OPI_Professionals, 3. Tag a friend in the comments

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DAY 12
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12 Days of OPI Nail Tips

The holidays are officially in full swing, and as the weather becomes chillier it's more important than ever to make sure hands and nails stay in tip top shape. That’s why we’re bringing you 12 days of OPI nail tips, the ultimate round up of all our favorite OPI tips -- everything from breaking your nail biting habit, to growing stronger healthier nails-- we’ve got you covered just like your favorite cozy sweater. Read on to see what tips we have to make sure you nail it this season.

There’s no use crying over broken nails. We have an easy-to-follow guide on how manicurists fix a torn nail, and yes, it includes a tea bag.

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Onychoschizia, aka splitting nails, is caused by overexposure to water. Fluid makes the nail cells expand beyond their limits, and since the cells are unable to shrink back to normal after the nails dry, the nail layers separate.

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Ridges are usually harmless and a sign of a vitamin deficiency. This can include vitamin A, B-12, protein, calcium, iron or zinc deficiencies.

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Even if you don’t have time for a full manicure, applying a hydrating and strengthening base coat can prevent the nails from peeling and becoming weak.

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When specifically working with nails that are brittle and break easily, TBC, etc. Read the blog below to find out more.

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The cuticle sits atop your nail and is the dead, colorless tissue attached to the natural nail plate. It's actually an extension of your skin and it protects your nails by acting as a barrier for bacteria. You can tell if your cuticles are dry if they’re flaking, cracked, or peeling. If you notice this then take action fast as cracked and peeling cuticles may allow bacteria to enter your nails and cause an infection.

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First, stop any picking, pushing, and biting as soon as you can. Fingernails tend to grow between 3-4mm a month on average, so make sure to trim and file them regularly to promote healthy growth and prevent snags.

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The world has more nail shapes than we have fingers, but we’re on hand to help you select the right angles for your nails, so you really can enjoy your perfect mani. Before we get started, take a good look at your hands.

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Nail polish application typically involves 1 coat of base coat, 2 coats of color application to ensure full coverage, and 1 coat of top coat for long-lasting wear and shine. OPI Nail Lacquer is the ultimate DIY nail polish system that allows the expression of color with trendy and iconic shades.

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Looking for more information on how to apply long-lasting nail polish? Read our OPI Infinite Shine How To Apply Blog below.

FIND OUT MORE

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Real talk, there is nothing cute about biting your nails. Not only is it unattractive, but it can be a huge burden on your nail health. Whether it's a nervous habit or something you've been doing all your life, there is no time like the present to stop biting your nails.

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Healthy hands are happy hands, and as thankful as we are for hand soaps, sanitizers, and household cleaners right now, continuous usage can leave our skin feeling rough and dry. While cleansers and antibacterials make things squeaky clean, they also strip your skin of its natural oils, which can result in extremely dry hands and cuticles.

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Here are some tips on how you can transform any day of the week into a much needed spa day that will give you a happy heart, and happy hands and feet – bonus points if you have your feet soaking up during a work call, or add a glass of wine and some good music to the mix.

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Many of you reached out to ask how to do a proper manicure at home. We agree it’s not always easy to get the basics right, so we asked mani master & nail artist @AmyyTran to develop the ultimate DIY step-by-step tutorial to make your nails look picture-perfect.

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Be sure to tag us @OPI on Instagram to share your holiday manis with us for a chance to be featured this season.

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DAY 13
Personalized Gifting Nailed

Time may be running out, but #CustomGifting on OPI.com is only getting easier...and more fun! Enjoy 15% off our custom gift sets. Head to https://gifts.opi.com/ to see what gifts catch your eye. #ColorIsTheAnswer to spreading joy this #HolidaySeason.

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DAY 14
✨ OPI OBSESSED GIVEAWAY✨

Let’s get #MerryInCranberry and spread some #Giveaway vibes! We've partnered with our friends @alexandani to gift one lucky winner PRIZE and a full #OPIShineBright collection.

Here’s how to enter:⁠
1. Head to the @OPI Instagram and like our giveaway post⁠
2. Follow @OPI and @alexandani
3. Tag your bestie(s) in the comments Plus, We paired @alexandani pieces with holiday lacquer shades from #OPIShineBright! Head to The Drop, a blog by OPI to get the low down for our favorite stylish looks. ✨

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? OPI PROFESSIONALS GIVEAWAY?

It’s #ManiMonday! Who’s ready for a #GIVEAWAY?! One lucky winners will receive a Swarovski crystal bottle and our High Definition Glitters Collection!

Here’s how to enter:⁠
1. Head to the @OPI_Professionals Instagram and like our giveaway post⁠
2. Follow @OPI_Professionals
3. Tag a friend in the comments

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DAY 15
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OPI Eats: OPI x Sprinkles Cupcakes, The Seasonal Orange Cranberry Cupcakes You Need

Happy National Cupcake Day to our OPI Obsessed! To celebrate this sweet national holiday, we partnered with our friends @SprinklesCupcakes to get the low-down on the must-have recipe of the season. The sweet, fresh flavor of orange, stuffed with tar cranberries (fresh and frozen work equally well), makes for a vibrant dessert, and it pairs perfectly with one of our fave shades, Merry in Cranberry from the new OPI Shine Bright Holiday Collection.

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What You’ll Need:

For the Cupcakes or Cake: (Makes 12 cupcakes, or one 2-layer 9-inch cake)
1½ C & 1 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Baking Soda
¼ tsp Fine Sea Salt
⅔ C Whole Milk
2 Tbsp Lightly Packed, Finely Grated Orange Zest (from 2 Large Oranges)
½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
½ C (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, Slightly Softened
1 C Sugar
1 Large Egg
2 Large Egg Whites
1 Cup Fresh or Unthawed Frozen Cranberries

For the Orange Frosting: (Makes about 2 cups)
1 C (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, Slightly Softened
⅛ tsp Fine Sea Salt
3 C Confectioners’ Sugar, Sifted
1 tsp Whole Milk
1 Tbsp Lightly Packed, Finely Grated Orange Zest (from 1 Large Orange)
1 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
⅛ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

For the Cupcakes:

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with paper liners.
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1½ cups of the flour, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small saucepan, heat the milk and orange zest over low heat until hot (but not boiling); cool to lukewarm, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low, add the egg and egg whites one at a time, and beat until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly add half the flour mixture, then the milk mixture, then the remaining flour mixture, beating until just blended after each addition. In a small bowl, toss the cranberries with the remaining 1 Tablespoon flour. Using a silicone spatula, gently fold the cranberries into the batter.
3. Divide the batter evenly among the liners and bake until the tops are just dry to the touch (some may be slightly golden on the sides before this happens) and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 17 to 19 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool completely before frosting with orange frosting.

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For the Cake:

1. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans, line the bottoms with parchment paper cut to fit, and butter the parchment. Flour the pans, coating the bottom and sides of each pan, then tap out the excess flour.
2. Divide the batter between the two pans and bake until the tops are dry to the touch, the sides of the cake start to pull away from the pan, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (for generally the same amount of time as in the cupcake recipe).
3. Let cool on a wire rack and cool completely, then remove each cake from its pan and discard the parchment paper. Set one cake layer on a cake round, frosting turntable, or the final serving platter. Frost the top of that cake layer with the frosting, stack the second layer on top, and frost the top and sides with the remaining frosting.
For the Frosting:

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Reduce the speed to low, gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, and beat until incorporated.
3. Increase the speed to medium, add the milk, orange zest and juice, and vanilla and beat until fully blended, 1 to 2 minutes, making sure not to incorporate too much air into the frosting.

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Sprinkles opened its first bakery in Beverly Hills in 2005, drawing long lines of loyal cupcake fans and celebrity endorsements. Today, the company has grown to 40 locations from coast-to-coast. Passionate innovators, in 2012, Sprinkles debuted the world’s first Cupcake ATM and continued its foray into classic American desserts with the launch of Sprinkles ice cream, cookies, and layer cakes. Baked fresh in small batches throughout the day, Sprinkles confections are handcrafted from the finest ingredients. Sprinkles also offers a vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free twist on its most popular flavor – red velvet.

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DAY 16
White Diamond Nail Art ?

A #NailArt design that’s simple and classically Christmas! Head to our Instagram @opi, like our nail art post, tag a bestie, and be sure to follow us for a chance to win a #Swarovski crystal nail lacquer cap to add sparkle to this look! We partnered with our friends @ultabeauty and nail pro @amyytran to bring you the DIY white diamond nail art look with all the bling you need this season.

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@chelseas_nails created the ultimate white diamond nail art look using the #OPIHighDefGlitters Collection. Head to the link below to read the blog and get the inside scoop on how to re-create the look clients will be asking for this holiday season.

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DAY 17
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OPI Eats: Bake Spirits Bright with Gingerbread Cookies for the Holidays

If you’re like us, you’ve been ready for colder temperatures and warmer beverages since the beginning of November. These delectable bites of seasonal goodness are just things you need to get into the holiday spirit. Pair them with shades from our latest OPI Holiday Shine Bright Collection for an added dose of holiday cheer.

What You’ll Need:

Cookies: (Makes about 36 cookies)
1 C Butter
1 C Light Brown Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 C Molasses
1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
5 C Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
½ Tsp Salt
1 Tbs Ground Ginger
1 Tbs Ground Cinnamon
½ Tsp Ground Allspice
½ Tsp Ground Cloves
¼ Tsp Ground Nutmeg

Icing: (Makes enough icing to ice all cookies)
6 Tbs Water
2 ⅔ C Powdered Sugar

Instructions:

Cookies:
1. Add the sugar and butter into a large bowl. Use an electric mixer and beat on medium to high speed just until combined.
2. Add the wet ingredients to the mixing bowl, and continue to combine.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and spices.
4. Add the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl working in batches until fully combined.
5. Time to Chill: Be sure to chill your dough for at least 3 hours to allow it to rest.
6. Pro Tip: Grab some festive nail polish shades and turn on your fave holiday movie to help pass the time.
7. When your dough has fully chilled, preheat the oven to 350 F.
8. If making cookies using a cookie cutter, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick using a rolling pin and extra flour to keep everything from sticking. If making cookies into traditional round shapes, create 1 inch balls of dough.
8. Space cookie shapes or balls of dough about 1 inch apart onto a baking sheet, and place into the oven to bake.
9. Pro Tip: Traditional gingerbread cookies like these don’t rise or fall much, so if making cookies using dough balls, you’ll want to bake them about halfway, then flatten them with a spatula, and continue baking the remainder of the time.
10. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a traditional oven, but be sure to keep an eye on them while they cook! Over-baking will result in tough gingerbread, rather than a softer sweet treat.

Icing:

1. Be sure to allow cookies to fully cool on a cooling rack before frosting.
2. Grab a large mixing bowl and add the powdered sugar, if using an electric mixer start at a slow speed.
3. Add each tablespoon slowly to the powdered sugar until all of it has combined and you’ve reached your desired consistency. Pro Tip: Icing will be slightly runny inconsistency, but it stiffens up as it dries.

Top each cookie with icing by filling a piping bag and using a very thin detailer top. You can also use a plastic zip top bag and cut a small hole into one of the corners to get the same effect. Add smiles and buttons to each gingerbread shape, or get creative and add snowflakes and other designs as you prefer.

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DAY 18
Snowflake Nail Art ❄️

We partnered with our friends @ultabeauty and nail pro @thehangedit to dazzle us all with a DIY snowflake nail art look with just the right amount of sparkle and shine.

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OPI Nail Pros: #LetItSnowflake because our countdown is winding down! Try this wintery #HolidayNailArt look that will have all your clients #OPIObsessed! Find out how to get the look with our OPI Pro how-to tutorial on our OPI Professionals site.

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DAY 19
Exclusive One Day Sale!

Take up to 15% off Collection Gift Sets and mini packs perfect for last-minute gifting! Sale ends at 11:59 pm PST on 12/19. *Discounts taken at checkout. 

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DAY 20
New Years Eve Nail Art ✨

We partnered with our friends @sallybeauty and nail artist extraordinaire @nailartbyqueenie to help your nails shine this New Year's Eve with a glitter nail art look that shines.

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DAY 21
https://www.opi.com/How%20to%20Up%20Your%20Glitter%20Game
Up Your Glitter Game

Fact: Glitter is having a moment and what better time than the holiday season to embrace all things sparkle. Whether you want to make a splash with full on glitz, try glitter nail art or just add a touch of sparkle to your tips, there's a glitter nail idea for you.

Crushed diamonds, or glitter nail polish? It's hard to tell when you go full on sparkle. Dress up your nails into a winter wonderland with the iridescent All A’twitter in Glitter or Puttin’ on the Glitz. Just remember to apply at least three coats and add a top coat for full coverage.

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Looking to get into the sparkling spirit? It’s time to bejewel your nails with our brand new limited edition collaboration with Swarovski. From crystal shimmer, to rose gold and chrome, add texture and glitz to any winter nail art look with the sparkling crystals in our Swarovski Mini Crystalpixie Pack.

 

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Looking for a more discreet way to get into the holiday spirit? Try a subtle shimmer with a touch of glitter from the champagne shade Naughty or Ice? A thin coat of glitter paired with a colorful tip is equal parts ethereal and high-fashion, even just a smattering across the tips make for a chic nail look. A little glitter goes a long way, so why not upgrade your French Manicure with the shimmering purple Let’s Take an Eflie.

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OPI Drinks: The Perfect Apple Cider Recipe to Warm You this Winter

As the temperatures continue to drop and the winter chills continue to roll in, we’re embracing the desire to bundle up and get cozy with an Apple Cider recipe to help warm you inside and out. It pairs perfectly with your favorite holiday sweater and a classic like OPI Big Apple Red. Read on to get this season’s must-have holiday drink.

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What You’ll Need:

Apple Cider:
10-12 Medium-Sized Green Apples
2 Medium-Sized Oranges
1 Tbs Whole Cloves
4 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
1 Tsp Allspice
16 C Water
½ - 1 C Brown Sugar (Depending on desired sweetness level)

Instructions:
1. Add the water to a large pot on the stove.
2. Clean and cut the apples and oranges, removing any stems, seeds and peels. Add them to the pot.
3. Add all seasonings and gently combine.
4. Heat on medium-high heat until simmering, not boiling.
5. Simmer for approximately 2 hours, stirring occasionally adjusting the heat to ensure it doesn’t boil. Pro Tip: Grab some festive nail polish shades and turn on your fave holiday movie to help pass the time.
6. Once softened, mash with a potato masher or spoon on the side of the pot to further break everything down.
7. Cover the pot and continue simmering for another hour.
8. Strain the solids from the cider using a strainer or colander, be sure to press the solids against the strainer to further separate the liquids.
Pro Tip: You can save the pulp with a small amount of the liquid to make your own home-made applesauce!

Serve hot or cold with an extra cinnamon stick and apple slices for an added twist. Snap a pic of your apple cider inspired manis and tag us with @OPI for a chance to be featured on our channels.

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Here at OPI, it’s safe to say we’re obsessed with color – from our nails to dressing up for a Zoom NYE, we never shy away from a bold pop, pretty pastels, or extra sparkle. So for our latest Inside OPI, we are reflecting on 2020, with our team members sharing their most worn shades, new year’s resolutions and the skills they’ve learned this year.

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Merry and bright, An OPI #Giveaway done right! Five lucky winners will win Powder Perfection goodies!

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1. Head to the @OPI_Professionals Instagram and like our giveaway post⁠
2. Follow @OPI_Professionals
3. Tag a friend in the comments

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DAY 24
https://www.opi.com/OPI%20Tips%3A%206%20Ways%20to%20Prevent%20Dry%20Hands%20This%20Winter
OPI Tips: 6 Ways to Prevent Dry Hands This Winter

The weather outside is frightful and the fire may be delightful, but all of that cold chill and warm heating can wreak havoc on your hands. Luckily OPI is here with six tips that will ensure that your hands avoid looking like a dry, flaky horror show. Read below and learn how to prevent dry hands and keep your skin feeling and looking smooth all winter long.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize


On chilly days keep your supply of ProSpa Protective Hand Serum and Moisture Bonding Ceramide Spray near you at all times. Apply these every time you wash your hands to nourish, heal, and protect dry skin.

Wear Gloves


Protect your hands and invest in a pair of cashmere or wool-lined leather gloves. Not only are they more effective at blocking wind and keeping hands warm, but they can add an extra element of style to your outfit. Continue this trend indoors, and be sure to wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or using chemical cleaners to help prevent dry hands.

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Exfoliation Time


If you are already seeing signs of dry and weathered skin, use our Micro-Exfoliating Hand Polish to slough away any cracked and dried areas, then rinse and pat dry. This not only removes dead skin but it means it’s easier for moisturizers to penetrate the skin. Immediately add Protective Hand and Cuticle Cream to both hands and massage gently. When you have more time, we also recommend adding a spritz of Moisture Bonding Ceramide Spray, before topping it off with ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil.

No More Hand Dryers


If given the choice between an automatic dryer (with hot air) or paper towel, opt for the latter, as the hot blast can dry out your hands in the winter, even more.

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Your cuticles and nails are equally sensitive to harsh winter weather, so make sure to massage ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil into your hands once a day.

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Treat dry hands at the very first sign of symptoms. Large cracks or fissures can be difficult to treat if you wait too long, so carry that ProSpa Protective Hand Serum at all times.

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Armed with this knowledge, you’ll have the healthiest hands, come rain or shine. Treat your hands well, and your nails will thank you for it! Shop our full range of OPI Hand and Nail Care products today, and make sure to snap a photo of you holding your must-have product. Tag us on social using #OPIObsessed.

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DAY 25
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Inside OPI: Our Favorite Shades for the Holidays

2020 brings a holiday season like no other. We understand this year has been harder than most, so as part of our mission to destigmatize anxiety, depression, and uncertainty, we asked our team how they've found healing through the #PowerofColor and beyond. From personal experiences to advice and how they unwind with color, our OPI team has your back.

The shade I love from the Shine Bright holiday collection is Heart and Coal - dark shades look so great in the wintertime, and they compliment short nails as well. I usually wear my nails shorter in the winter to give them a break from extensions and focus on moisturizing and strengthening treatments. My winter mani routine includes Nail Envy, cuticle oil, and lots and lots of shea butter! I love shea butter in the winter because it’s so thick but non-greasy. When I use it to moisturize my hands, I find it also nourishes my nails and cuticles.
A unique fresh tip is my go-to holiday nail art! I love minimalist nail art all year round, but I find a french mani works well from party to a formal dinner.
The ProSpa item I can’t live without in the winter is cuticle oil. Period. Also this whole year has been nuts, but I’m most excited about creating a new holiday tradition with my loved ones. My family is pretty small and we usually travel each year to a new place (last year was Bali). Since that’s not in the cards, we’ll probably make a new holiday dish, or find a way to join forces and celebrate with friends who are just like family. I’m still creating a new lockdown holiday tradition, but I want to learn how to make apple pie!

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My favorite shade from the Shine Bright Collection is To All A Good Night - because I absolutely love gunmetal hardware and this shade feels like a new take on gun metal. This shade is the perfect dark grey blue with the right amount of shimmer.
During the winter, I really up my moisturizing routine. I get paraffin treatments and apply cuticle oil twice a day. It gets really dry in LA and my skin and cuticles need extra TLC.
My go-to holiday nail art is Candy Cane! I love candy cane nails for the holiday because it’s super fun, festive and easy. All you need is Alpine Snow, Big Apple Red, and a nail art brush. I had the cool opportunity to design the nail art looks for Shine Bright so if you want some inspo, definitely check out Candy Cane Bling.
My ProSpa essentials for the winter is the Nail and Cuticle Oil. I leave it on my desk and apply at least once a day. I spend a lot of time at my desk so I keep my essentials there for easy access and for others, it might be their night stand.
Covid has definitely made things harder but one tradition I have is making my special strawberry jello cheesecake with a macadamia crust. I know it sounds funny but it’s absolutely delicious!
We also do a Covid test before family get-togethers to make sure we’re all negative. We did this before a family vacation to Lake Arrowhead during the summer. Even though everything was closed it was nice to have a change of scenery and be with family.

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My favorite #OPIShineBright shade is To All A Goodnight because I love the sparkle, and there is nothing else like it in my collection. My winter mani care routine is constantly applying Protective Hand, Nail and Cuticle Cream as well as Cuticle Oil. These two products really keep my hands/nails moisturized.
Anything with glitter is my go-to holiday nail art. I love a good sparkly mani! ✨But I can't live without Cuticle Oil; it keeps my cuticles beautiful and moisturized.
My favorite holiday tradition is when my siblings and I all gather at my parents' house for Christmas dinner. We all have separate lives so I love it when we all get together especially for the holidays.
I have no new holiday lockdown traditions just yet. ?

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