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OPI MLB Collection Nail Art for the Cleveland Indians #RollTribe

By on April 5, 2014
in Blue, Nail Art, OPI, Red, Spring 2014, White with 11 Comments

OPI MLB Nail Polish Collection Spring 2014

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Yesterday was the Cleveland Indians home opener and, in spite of the rain delays, wind and overall crazy weather, they managed to pull out a major win over the Twins. Now, because I suffer enough with weather during Browns season, I never go to opening day at The Jake (sorry Progressive), but I cheer from home with #RollTribe pride.

Fortunately, the new OPI MLB Collection arrived a few days ago, just in time for me to create some Indians-themed nail art. Partnering with a sports league is a first for OPI and these seven new shades scream Americana, just like our national pastime.

Truth, I’m not the biggest baseball fan, I’m a football girl, but I love to watch the first home game of the season and try to get down to the stadium at some point during the summer, preferably on a fireworks night. Regardless, I love my city and will always support our sports teams, no matter how many times they let us down. Today I’m showing my CLE pride along with some love for the Tribe.

For this manicure I used five of the seven OPI MLB shades; OPI Girls Love Diamonds (frosty white), OPI Umpires Come Out at Night (midnight blue creme), OPI Love Athletes In Cleats (sparkly red), OPI Right Off The Bat (shimmery navy), OPI Short-STOP! (red creme).

OPI x MLB Cleveland Indians Nail Art
To begin, I polished all my nails, except the thumb, with three coat of OPI Girls Love Diamonds. This is one gorgeous silvery white packed with iridescent metallic flecks. A little sheer but buildable.

I then used my dotting tool in OPI Right Off The Bat and Short-STOP! to write CLE in dots. SO much easier than trying to draw letters with a striping brush.

Next, I pulled out a striper brush and dipped it in OPI Love Athletes in Cleats to create the baseball stitching on my pinkie nail.
OPI Girls Love Diamonds Nail Art from the MLB Collection

OPI x MLB Nail Art featuring OPI Right Off The Bat
Finally, I made my thumb the accent nail by applying two coats of OPI Umpires Come Out at Night then dotting OPI Girls Love Diamonds in a flared pattern to represent fireworks in a night sky.
OPI Umpires Come Out At Night Nail Art

OPI x MLB Nail Art - Cleveland Indians #RollTribe

The OPI MLB Collection is available now at salons and spas nationwide and online at ULTA.com. OPI nail polish retails for $9/ea for a .5oz bottle. There is also a mini set with 6 of 7 shades available on Amazon.com.

What do you think of this collaboration between OPI and the MLB? Do you plan to pick up any of the OPI MLB polishes? Do you prefer going to baseball or football games? Or neither?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for OPI. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. Lisa N. says:

    What a cute mani you created!

  2. TropicalChrome says:

    As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, nope, I’m not buying any of these. My beloved Rockies’ team colors are black and purple, neither of which are represented in this collection.

    Not to mention that I already have *cough* quite an assortment of polishes in what I call “Rockies purple”, which I wear when I attend the games. Yes, I’m a huge baseball fan, and really don’t pay attention to football at all.

  3. Pam says:

    I’m liking Girls Love Diamonds and Right Off the Bat. And if you think being a Cleveland sports fan is tough, you should live in Chicago…and be a Cubs fan…

  4. Dani says:

    I’m disappointed that they choose the “Cleveland Indians” to partner with, not bc of anything about the team but because it comes off as endorsing their team name. If we called them the “Cleveland Mexicans” and had an old-school stereotype cartoon Mexican as the logo and encouraged fans to dress up as racist stereotypes of Mexicans, I think it’d be obvious to everyone that it was uncool… so why all the “Indians” and “Redskins” and “Chiefs” out there?

    This is a great piece about it:
    http://www.freep.com/article/20140404/SPORTS02/304040115/cleveland-indians-chief-wahoo-protest

    • Hi Dani, I’m not quite sure you read my entire post. OPI didn’t partner with the Cleveland Indians. They partnered with Major League Baseball. I live in Cleveland and created the nail art to support my city’s team.

  5. Courtney says:

    I love the hues in this collection! I love the baseball nail art!

  6. Shell says:

    Nice art! I’d like to see the NFL partner up with someone. I’m constantly on the lookout for the most obnoxious, hurt-your-eyes, glittery orange and blue polishes for my beloved Broncos. I don’t wear them in my outside the stadium life, but at the games? Oh yeah, baby…the brighter the better… it’s hard to overdo it in the stadium. My favorite oranges at this minute are Zoya Amy and China Glaze Riveting. I’m still looking for a Broncos blue with the same glass fleck-type finish but haven’t yet been able to find it.

    I’m the opposite of TropicalChrome — it’s football only for me, and I don’t pay attention to baseball. I know who the Rockies’ Todd Helton is only because he’s Peyton Manning’s BFF. lol

  7. Jennifer says:

    I can’t seem to find them online at Ulta- are they still available there?

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