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Trust Us: This Muppet-Inspired Nail Art Is Worth Copying

Mar 29 2014 - 7:00am

While Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog may not seem like the usual suspects for Spring nail art inspiration, you may want to rethink that notion. OPI has released a set of limited-edition nail lacquers to coincide with our favorite childhood characters' latest big-screen appearance, Muppets Most Wanted. Best of all? The polish company's pros even created a set of matching nail art designs that are anything but cheesy, and we're showing you how to pull off four of them. Just wait till you see what Kermit's iconic collar looks like on your nails . . .

Kermit's Kollar

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [1]

Step 1: Prep

Stick a hole punch protector at the base of a clean, prepped nail.

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Step 2: Base Color

Polish on two coats of OPI's I Love Applause [3] ($9), leaving the cuticle bare.

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Step 3: Arc It

Using OPI's Miss Piggy's Big Number [5] ($9), make an arc of five tiny dots about midway up your nail. You can use a nail art brush or a toothpick for this.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [6]

Step 4: Draw Triangles

With the same nail polish and a thin nail art brush, draw two lines up from your sticker guide to each dot, creating five triangular points.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [7]

Step 5: Fill Them In

Fill in your triangles with polish.

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Step 6: Remove Sticker

Remove your sticker guide carefully. Tip: gently pull from one side of your nail to the other; never pull directly up.

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Step 7: Topcoat

Finish with topcoat.

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Finished Nails

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Kermit <3 Piggy

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [12]

Step 1: Base Color

Start with a dry I Love Applause [13] ($9) manicure.

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Step 2: Glitter-Ready

Pour out a bit of OPI's Gaining Mole-mentum [15] ($9) onto a paper plate or piece of tinfoil, then pick up the glitter flecks with a toothpick.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [16]

Step 3: Heart

Start placing the glitter flecks on your nail in a heart shape. Tip: use the center line of the nail as a guide for the center of the heart.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [17]

Step 4: Fill It In

Fill in your heart with more glitter flecks.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [18]

Step 5: Topcoat

Finish with a topcoat.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [19]

Finished Nails

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Mega Moles

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Step 1: Base Color

Start with a dry OPI's Chillin' Like a Villain [22] ($9) manicure.

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Step 2: Outline Circles

Outline circles using Kermit Me to Speak [24] ($9) and a thin nail art brush.

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Step 3: Outline More Circles

Outline more circles to create an animal-print pattern.

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Step 4: Fill Them In

Fill in the circles, and let them dry.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [27]

Step 5: Topcoat

Finish with a topcoat.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [28]

Finished Nails

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Interpol 'Stache

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [30]

Step 1: Base Color

Start with a dry Chillin' Like a Villain [31] ($9) manicure.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [32]

Step 2: Layer Glitter

Layer on OPI's Let's Do Anything We Want [33] ($9) glitter. Tip: dab on glitter to ensure even coverage.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [34]

Step 3: Dot It

With a dotting tool, make two dots of Miss Piggy's Big Number [35] ($9) at the tip of your nail.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [36]

Step 4: Outline It

Using a thin nail art brush, continue to outline the two sides of a mustache.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [37]

Step 5: Fill It In

Fill in the mustache, and let dry.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [38]

Step 6: Topcoat

Finish with a topcoat.

Photo courtesy of Chalkboard Nails for OPI [39]

Finished Nails

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