Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ciaté Caviar Manicure in Rainbow

Today I have Ciaté's Caviar Manicure in Rainbow to share with you guys. This is the first time I am trying the brand Ciaté since it is available at Sephora now. The Caviar Manicure came in a set of two polishes, Strawberry Milkshake which is a pretty pink polish (I forgot to take a picture of it alone) and the beads are in rainbow color. This is also my first time trying the Caviar manicure as well.



You're not suppose to put a top coat over this manicure, but I decided to give it a try on my pinky to see how it looks, and it doesn't look that great.




 Top coat over the pinky, which kind of destroys the look

This set is available at Sephora for $25. Is it worth it? Probably not as you can buy micro-beads at an arts and crafts store for probably a fraction of the price. And since this manicure only lasts 48 hours, I definitely don't think its worth the price. The only reason I purchased this was out of curiosity just to see how it looks like. I mean I love the look of it, but knowing that I can get the same look with a cheaper price irks me a little.

The formula for Strawberry Milkshake was pretty good though. It applied smoothly and I had no issues with it. I was debating whether to buy the black and white set, but after trying on the rainbow, I think I'll save my money.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Nicole by OPI Five NEW Fall Shades Exclusively at Target Preview


Accessorize with Lacquer!



Nicole by OPI Launches Five NEW Fall Shades, Exclusively at Target


Nicole by OPI announces five new nail lacquers to be sold exclusively at Target this fall. With richly pigmented formulas in shimmering shades of deep blue, gold, purple, mauve and green, these five hues can be worn as the ultimate accessory to the season’s hottest styles, from military-inspired jackets and heavier brocades to micro floral prints and leather.
 Nicole by OPI is excited to bring the fashion-forward Target guest new lacquers for the fall season,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Not only do the shades add the final touch to runway trends, the shimmery finish adds elegance and depth to these trendy colors.

The five new lacquers include:

  
For Gold Times Sake
Go on and try on this gold…

Iris My Case
Because this purple is amazing.

Just Busta Mauve
You will want to put on your dancing shoes to wear this one.

If the Blue Fits…
This blue fits all!

Mer-Maid for Each Other
This green is so hot it was made just for you!

Nicole by OPI nail lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. These new Target exclusive shades will be available August 2012 for $7.04 each at select Target locations nationwide and online at Target.com.
For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!


About Nicole by OPI:
Nicole by OPI offers a salon-quality range of bold, fashion-forward nail lacquers. The brand’s heritage is based in OPI’s well-established foundation of excellence in both color and technology, providing premium products to a broad range of consumers looking for trendsetting nail lacquers.

OPI Diamond Dust-Infused Designer Series Preview


Indulge in Luxurious Lacquers!

OPI Launches New Diamond Dust-Infused Designer Series Shades for Fall 2012

            OPI releases two new high-shine hues – DS Indulgence and DS Luxurious – to join the Designer Series by OPI collection this fall. Fusing fashion and technology, the Designer Series lacquer formula is enhanced with real diamond dust, offering light reflecting, multidimensional color.
DS Indulgence, a radiant red-violet with a shimmering, golden finish, will launch along with DS Luxurious, a captivating coral-red with a golden glisten. With these two additions, Designer Series by OPI will offer 12 glitter-filled, highly-saturated, breathtaking colors.
            “Red nails are the epitome of glamour, and this fall OPI is adding two dazzling reds to the Designer Series line,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “With vivid color and intense shimmer and shine, these lacquers create a bold, high-fashion accessory statement. DS Indulgence provides a deeper, classic red look, while DS Luxurious incorporates rich auburn pigments.”
Designer Series by OPI nail lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. DS Indulgence and DS Luxurious will be available beginning September 2012 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.  

DS Indulgence

 
 DS Luxurious

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com.  Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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ABOUT OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

OPI Germany Collection Preview


Edgy Elegance


OPI Launches the Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012


OPI embraces runway trends with the Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012. Drawing inspiration from Berlin, an exciting new fashion hub that blends classic looks with the avant-garde, the collection’s twelve shades offer a mixture of vibrant color, urban-chic neutrals, and reds in variations from light to dark.
“Designers showcased rich colors and striking textures for fall,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “The Germany Collection beautifully complements these looks, with standout shades in various hues of red and burgundy – the season’s ‘new black.’ Sapphire, black olive and lime yellow are married with creamy neutrals in honey, taupe and nude rose.”
“The overall feel of the Germany Collection is elegance with an edge,” adds Suzi. “The varied palette of colors adds another accent to the list of special touches – think beadwork, paneling, fur and embroidery – that walked the runways during New York Fashion Week. Wearing these shades on fingers and toes is a great way to accessorize a range of looks for the season.”

Germany by OPI includes the following shades:


 Don’t Pretzel My Buttons
A haute honey-beige that can always make you smile.

My Very First Knockwurst
…and what a magical rosy-nude rendezvous it was!


 Berlin There Done That
A traveling taupe that’s seen it all. (Yep, that too).

Don’t Talk Bach to Me
There’s nothing mellow about this sassy lime-yellow!

  Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!
A bodacious black-olive? We say “Ja! Ja! Ja!”

Unfor-greta-bly Blue
Everyone’s favorite Fräulein loves this über shiny blue.



Every Month is Oktoberfest
Prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten.

 
Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs
The most beautiful bright purple of all.

 
Deutsch You Want Me Baby?
A self-assured shade of shimmering red-orange.

  Danke-Shiny Red
You “Bitte” try on this ravishing ruby before it’s too late!

  German-icure by OPI
The best burgundy shimmer in the business.

 
Schnapps Out of It!
Shake off the blues with a shot of fall’s must-have mauve!


Germany Collection nail lacquer shades contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
Germany by OPI will be available August 8, 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer. 
            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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ABOUT OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Julep Pedi Brights

JULEP LOVES... Pedi Brights

If you're ready to rock hyper-bright and ultra-vibrant shades, Julep's Pedi Brights Nail Vernis collection has you covered. Keeping your toes on trend this season, the four new shades feature vivid and pulsating hues in pinks, purples and blues, with a hint of metallic sheen.
Lily is a hot sizzling fuchsia. 2 coats

Claire is a gorgeous and vibrant sky blue. 2 coats

Morgan is a frosty grape purple. 2 coats

Lauren is a hot tropical pink. 2 coats

Ideally, these were designed for pedicures, but I rather have it on my nails instead. The formula for these were amazing. I had no problem applying them on my nails. They applied very smoothly. Surely, these colors are not unique but they are very nice for summer. My favorites are Claire and Lauren.

Julep is powered by girlfriends. We donate a portion of proceeds to organizations that support women. All Julep Nail Vernis feature 4-Free formulas developed without carcinogens such as formaldehyde or formaldehyde resin, toluene and DBP. Julep's Pedi Bright Nail Vernis Collection launched in June 2012 and is now available at www.julep.com for $14.00 for 8ml/.27fl.oz. Follow Julep at Facebook.com/Julep and Twitter.com/JulepMaven.

(Products sent for review)