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Thursday, January 29, 2015

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection Swatches

Good afternoon, everyone! I know I've been MIA for several months, but I'm back today to share the new 50 Shades of Grey collection from OPI. Let's get into the swatches!


My Silk Tie is a gorgeous silver shimmer. The formula and application on this is nice, but it is on the streaky side even when dry. The image below was 2 coats.


Dark Side of the Mood is a deep grey with blue undertones that dries to a subtle pearl shimmer. Like most of the shades in this collection, the first coat goes on a bit sheer, but becomes opaque after a second coat.


Romantically Involved is your basic, medium red creme; nothing too fancy here! I used the red here a as a random brush strokes for the mani below. Otherwise, this is opaque in two generous coats.

Embrace the Gray is a medium grey creme. This goes on very sheer, but is perfect in 2-3 coats depending on your application.


Shine For Me is a clear base packed with blue and silver glitter. This can either be used as a glitter topper or can be built until you reach opacity. This was two coats over Embrace the Gray. Again, opacity with vary depending on your application technique! ;)

Lastly, Cement the Deal. This is a light grey creme that I easily confused with Embrace the Gray! These 50 shades of grey will do that to ya! ;) This was 2 generous coats.


The collection is now available for a limited time only.
Nail lacquers will retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Swatches: Coca-Cola by OPI & Nicole by OPI Seize the Summer Collections

Second post of the night!

When I take naps in the daytime, it always seems to completely throw off my sleeping pattern. -_- From the title, you know I have two collections to share. There's quite a few colors, so let's get started! 

Orange You Fantastic! - golden yellow base loaded with gold, silver, orange, and burnt orange glitters
You're so Vain-illa - nude vanilla creme (2 coats)
Coca-Cola Red - bright red creme (2 coats)

Sorry I'm Fizzy Today - warm pink creme (2 coats)
My Signature is "DC" - shimmery, silver metallic  (2 coats)

Get Cherried Away - berry/wine creme (2 coats)

Today I Accomplished Zero - sheer, black base with red glitter (2 coats)

Green on The Runway - golden/brown/green duo chrome

Seize the Summer 

Lay It On the Lime 

The Coral of the Story
Leapink for Joy
Shaved Nice

China Glaze Off Shore Collection Nail Art

Good morning, beauties! 

It's been a while since my last post, but I'm back to share the new Off Shore collection from China Glaze. This post features 12 new, fun shades bursting with color! So grab your sunscreen, flip flops, and sunglasses, because Summer isn't complete without these essentials! 

Wait n Sea - Aqua Creme
I Sea the Point - Indigo Creme
Stoked to Be Soaked - Shimmery coral/orange 

X-TA-SEA - bright purple
Skin Upon My Skin - yellow creme 
Shore Enuff - light green creme 

Be More Pacific - soft neon lime 
Float On - neon bubblegum pink 
Dune Our Thing - dark neon berry creme 

Feel the Breeze - baby pink creme
Sea's the Day - hot pink creme
If in Doubt, Surf it Out - melon creme

Monday, March 31, 2014

Review & Swatches: China Glaze City Flourish and Surprise Collections

Good evening, everyone!

Tonight's post features a few polishes from China Glaze's City Flourish and Surprise collections. Here are my thoughts!

Lotus Begin is a gorgeous, lilac creme. The formula on this was okay and offered good coverage in two coats. 

What a Pansy is a soft, violet creme. The formula on this was very smooth and opaque in two coats.

Glitter Up is a clear base loaded with metallic purple, sky blue, beige, and peach hex glitters. This was one easy coat.

At Vase Value is a minty/pastel blue creme. Ugh! Such a gorgeous polish, but such horrendous application and formula! :(  This was three, thin coats.

Grass is Lime Greener is a vibrant, neon green. This color is very interesting. The bottle looks a lot softer than it appears on the nail. Again, a pretty shade, but a horrible formula. This was three, thin coats.  Shine-nanigans is a clear base loaded with pistachio, magenta, and metallic purple hexes.

1 coat of  Glimmer More over two coats of Peonies in Park Avenue. Such a lovely combination!

Metro Pollen-Tin is a cantaloupe creme. The formula on this was on the streaky side, but evens out in three coats. 

Which colors will you be picking up? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

These were sent for review.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Review & Swatches: OPI - Muppets Most Wanted

Happy Friday, everyone!

Tonight's post features the new Muppets Most Wanted collection from OPI. Here are my thoughts!

Int'l Crime Caper is a pearl/opalescent finish with magenta and violet shimmers. IMO, we see this color/finish a lot, but I'm a huge fan so that didn't bother me. I used three coats in the image below and as you can see, there is some definite VNL. Use it on it's own, or add it to a dark base to add a nice opalescent sheen. 

Gaining Mole-Mentum is a clear base packed with gold and soft rose gold shreds. This was personally my favorite from the collection. Typically, shreds are seen more often in indie polishes, so it's nice to see that more well-known brands are branching off from the more ordinary glitter shapes we're so used to seeing nowadays.  

Chillin' Like a Villain is a soft, peach/apricot nude. This is such a pretty shade on its own. It is very thin, so you will need around 3-4 coats for opacity. 

Let's Do Anything We Want! is a clear base loaded with white, pink, and silver glitters. I love the medium white, squares they added for an extra special touch. This was one generous coat. 

I Love Applause is a soft pink beauty. Look at that glossy sheen! This was three, thin coats and is now my go-to sheer pink. 

Muppets World Tour is a clear base loaded with silver, white, blue, magenta, and gold glitters. The image below was done in one generous coat.

Miss Piggy's Big Number is a vibrant, shimmery blue. I wouldn't say it's a metallic polish, but it does have a slight metallic finish. Perfect in two coats.  

Kermit Me To Speak is an olive/purple duochrome. Again, another color we see very often, but a beauty nonetheless. This was two coats over Miss Piggy's Big Number.  

Muppets Most Wanted by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.Muppets Most Wanted will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail. 

Which colors will you be picking up? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

These were sent for review.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Review & Swatches: Zoya Magical Pixie Collection

Good evening, everyone!

The second post of the day features the three polishes from the Zoya Magical Pixie Collection. Here are my thoughts and swatches. 

Cosmo is a silver base with multi-sized silver holo hexes. This was two coats. Unfortunately, my camera was unsuccessful in capturing the true glittery goodness sparkle these polishes offer.  

Lux is a rose quartz with the same multi-sized, holo hexes. This was two coats. 

Vega is described as a Blue Opal Sparkle. This was two coats and was my favorite from this collection. 

Overall, I love the intense grittiness that these polishes offer. The chunky, matte texture is fantastic, but also means it will require a lot more elbow grease during removal. Each polish required two, generous coats for opacity. These reflect beautifully indoors, so you can imagine how gorgeous they sparkle in the sun. The formula on these are thicker than your average Pixie Dust polishes, but isn't the least bit difficult to apply. If it's too thick, go ahead and add a few drops of thinner, until you've reached your desired consistency. 

Which colors will you be picking up? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

These were sent for review.

Review & Swatches: Nicole by OPI Roughles Collection

Good morning, beauties!

I'm feeling a little under the weather this morning, but as I sit in bed writing this post, it instantly helps cheer up my mood! Today, I have the four piece Rougles Collection from Nicole by OPI to share and I'll tell you now, this collection is an all around WINNER in my book!

Sand In My Shoe is a pale, apricot base with specks of red/orange. This was two coats. Now, these are all matte finishes, but I took the pictures a little too earlier before it had the chance to completely dry. 

Rock the Look is a baby pink base that consists of black and red specks. This one totally reminds me of a strawberry smoothie, YUM! This required two coats and was my favorite from the collection!

On What Grounds is a baby blue, turquoise with blue and black specks. Remember, this collection consists of all matte finishes. It dries to the same gritty texture as Rock the Look.

I'm Stucco On You is a gorgeous lavender, periwinkle base loaded with blue and red specks. This was my second pick from this collection and required two coats to reach opacity.

Overall, I really loved the direction Nicole by OPI went with for this collection. I loved the gritty matte finishes and the playful color combinations. From the easy to work with formula, to the ease of application, and the overall look, this is a total and complete win in my book! If you like pastel colors and textured finishes, you've got to try these out! Not to mention, this collection is perfect for Spring! 

Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.  The 4 new nail lacquers will be available in stores beginning March 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Duane Reade, Kroger, Kmart, Fred Meyer, CVS locations. In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Rexall, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

Which colors will you be picking up? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!

These were sent for review.