By Christene Carr

OPI’s ‘I Knead Sour Dough’ was included in our January “Beautifully Delicious” Box curated by Chef Roblé. ‘I Knead Sour Dough’ is a toasty brown nail polish that is a perfect alternative to the basic nude manicure. Up close it has just a tiny hint of purple/pink iridescence, so we amped it up a little more with a lavender and black leopard inspired accent nail.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Base Coat/Top Coat

  • Cuticle Oil

  • Nail File

  • Cuticle Stick

  • Cotton

  • Nail Polish Remover

  • Black Nail Polish

  • Lavender (or off white) Nail Polish


Step 1
Clean, shape and dry nails
Step 2
Apply your favorite base coat
Step 3
Apply two thin coats of OPI’s ‘I Knead Sour Dough’ and clean up cuticle areas, if necessary (two thin coats will dry faster than one heavy coat)
Step 4
Use your lavender shade to make imperfect dots all over your accent nail
Step 5
Carefully line the outside of two opposite sides of your lavender dots, being careful not to completely encircle the dots
Step 6
Wait two to three minutes until polish is almost dry and apply topcoat to all nails
Step 7
Clean up cuticles and apply cuticle oil to all nails, then allow polish to dry completely

Tip: To extend the life of your manicure, add a second layer of top coat two to three days after your manicure.

And that’s it! Feeling the ‘knead’ to give this DIY Mani a try? Tag your pictures on Instagram using #COCOMani and you could be featured on our social media pages!