The latest OPI collection comes straight from the tropical shorelines of Brazil! It’s a mix of bright fun colors and sexy deep shades. Inspired by the natural beauty of the country’s culture and its famous cities; this collection will have you sizzling this spring or at least for now, longing for hot summer nights!
Brazil Collection Beach Sandies by OPI – a collection of matte and sparkly liquid sand lacquers. From left to right: You’re So Flippy Floppy, What’s a Little Rain Forest?, I’m Brazil Nuts Over You, Samba-dy Loves Purple.
Brazil Collection Copaca Babies – Gloss and metallic, from left to right: Next Stop… The Bikini Zone, Kiss Me I’m Brazilian, AmazON… AmazOFF, Where did Suzi’s Man-go?
OPI You’re So Flippy Floppy – Bright textured yellow liquid sand
OPI Next Stop… Bikini Zone – Metallic Amethyst Pewter
*Photo courtesy of OPI
“All I want for Christmas is you baby!” This song has been on repeat inside my head as I blogged and swatched this collection! Unlike the first Mariah Carey Sand collection, I am a huge fan of this new one. This time, OPI decided to add glitter to the sand effect to make it pop! Of course the only thing missing from the original Mariah Carey OPI collection, was glitter. Mariah is Glitter! So it was only fitting to incorporate it into this new holiday collection.
It’s Frosty Outside is my favorite polish from the collection. It’s a frosted silver shade that leaves a crushed diamond effect on your nails. It has the sand texture of course, but the added flecks of glitter powers over the matte effect. It looks stunning! I did pack on three coats to get it to high sparkle capacity!
Kiss Me at Midnight is also another favorite of mine. It’s a frosted ice blue that sparkles like icicles. It also has a gorgeous glitter effect that illuminates the ice blue base color. Because the base color was darker than the silver in It’s Frosty Outside, I only needed two coats on this one!
Emotions is described as a coal black sparkle. It lacks the sparkle effect compared to the other swatches and really only showcases the sand effect. It’s definitely a different take on the standard black polish, but nothing too spectacular here. I also used two coats.
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*Photos courtesy of OPI
Well I suppose cold weather is creeping up on us again -_-
I get excited about fall fashion, but not about the temperature dropping. Oh Summer, why must you leave us so quickly! As the days get shorter, some beauty brands are well into their fall product launches. My nail salon has stocked up its fall collection and this week I decided to try OPI Keeping Suzy at Bay from their San Francisco collection.
Keeping Suzy at Bay is a glossy deep ink blue – it’s like a pen exploded on my nails! I wasn’t ready to rock a dark burgundy yet – just like we don’t wear white after labor day, I don’t wear burgundy shades before it! This blue works for an end-of-summer-look because even though it’s a dark color, it still has a pop of brightness. It reminds me of a beautiful summertime night sky. Great color, can’t wait to try more from this whopping 15-shade collection.
(Photo courtesy of OPI)
Happy 4th of July Beauties! This year I went all out with a stars and stripes manicure featuring a firework accent nail.
Here are the polishes used for this patriotic manicure:
- OPI Danke-Shiny Red
- Maybelline Color Show Pedal to the Medal
- Color Club Trippie Hippie
- Star and Round Rhinestones
Manicure done by Jessica at M3H Nail Salon.
The new James Bond Movie – SKYFALL has been all over the media lately. October 5th was dubbed James Bond Day, so it was only fitting to release Adele’s latest single from the movie and the new James Bond 007 cologne for men. My favorite 007 launch was the new OPI SKYFALL Collection. It’s sexy and mysterious just like the Bond Girls. The collection is divided into two main groups – The Seductive Shades and The Dangerous Shades. The Bondettes Kit came loaded with two shades from each side. Let’s Review, shall we!
OPI GoldenEye is a sparkly glitter gold nail color. It took three coats to achieve this level of opaqueness. It’s very similar to the MAC Marilyn Monroe Rich, Rich, Rich polish.
OPI The Spy Who Loved Me is a romantic red. It has a little bit of glitter in it that adds a hint of sparkle. The formula is great, the first coat glides on smoothly and is very bright.
OPI The World Is Not Enough – a gorgeous rosy silver shade. Gunmetal meets mauve with a dose of glitter. It took three coats to get it to look this rich.
OPI Live and Let Die is the color of Bond’s private jet! It’s a dark shimmery black-green color. This shade is similar to Essie’s Stylenomics – but with added specs of glitter.
GoldenEye and The Spy Who Loved Me are both part of The Seductive Shades and The World Is Not Enough and Live and Let Die are both members of The Dangerous Shades.
Can’t wait to see SKYFALL, it hits theaters November 9th!
(Photo courtesy of OPI)
Essie knows we are all on a budget! The new Fall collection is inspired by our current economy. In this new economy, fashionistas everywhere are coping with the challenge of maintaining a trendy wardrobe. How do we ever do it, it’s almost near impossible!
Essie Miss Fancy Pants is a fabulous griege color. It’s similar to Essie Yogaga and it’s a great color for the fall/summer transition. You know when dark colors kind of feel too dark because days still hit 80 degrees – but bright colors feel too bright. Creamy gray, beige, and tan nail polishes help fill in that gap of color uncertainty.
Essie Recessionista is a beautiful deep raspberry red. I think this color is so pretty, it’s rich and juicy at the same time. I love the name too!
Essie Head Mistress is a bold dark red. It’s a simple basic red nail polish. No big deal here!
Essie Skirting the Issue is a burgundy red. I had trouble getting this polish to go on evenly. The manicure looks blotchy and uneven. Not a fan of this formula!
Essie Stylenomics is a rich like money – a deep dark green. This color is so unexpected and I love it! It’s a bold statement for your nails. As you can see, this polish is super glossy and shiny. Definitely a great shade for fall.
(Photo courtesy of essie)
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