Friday, November 23, 2012

WIN Julep's Favorite Things 2012 Nail Color Jewelry Box

Julep is giving a chance to win the their Favorite Things 2012 Nail Color Jewelry Box! This contest is open from November 19th-December 3rd 2012. One lucky winner will be chosen on December 3rd! Here is the information:

Nothing says the holiday season like “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” Oprah Winfrey’s famed list is featured in the current issue ofO, The Oprah Magazine as well as a 2-hour television special on OWN on November 18, andSeattle-based Julep is one of very few beauty brands featured! After a special delivery of custom-madeKorean heirloom boxes, hundreds of stunning colors to choose from, and months of intense yet exciting deliberation, 12 gorgeous toxin-free nail polish shades were hand-selected by Oprah herself.
Julep is a company of women serving women – the brand’s culture, spirit and mission is truly unique and dear to Jane Park, Julep Founder and CEO. Every day the brand works to inspire others by bringing together the endearing qualities and passion of girlfriends everywhere. Being chosen for Oprah’s Favorite things is like being given approval from the ultimate girlfriend and role model – someone who has always inspired Jane – Oprah herself!
“The past few months have been an exciting and nerve-wracking as we prepared for this opportunity. We didn’t really know what to expect,” commented Jane. “We placed a significant order of these specialty sets with the chance we would be selected and featured when the issue hit stands this month. In the past few days since the Favorite Things list came out, we’ve experienced skyrocketing sales and had to buttress our website in response – our development team lovingly calls it ‘Oprahfication.’ This could be a defining pivot point for us as a growing business.”
Placed in a beautiful limited-edition, white lacquer box, the Favorite Things 2012 Nail Color Jewelry Box features:


 
Julep Nail Color inRose – Juicy watermelon red crème
Julep Nail Color inLauren – Hot tropical pink crème
Julep Nail Color inCarrie – Classic, cotton candy pink crème
Julep Nail Color inMaria – Rose pink frost
Julep Nail Color inGloria– Modern coral crème
                Julep Nail Color inMaya – Delicate pink seashell
                Julep Nail Color inLynn – Nude blush pearl
                Julep Nail Color inAudrey – Light pink micro-shimmer
                Julep Nail Color inMorgan – Frosty grape purple
                Julep Nail Color inCharlotte – Demure lavender crème
               Julep Nail Color inAmy– Smoky, turquoise crème
               Julep Nail Color inSusie – Muted mint green crème

Exclusively for O, The Oprah Magazine, the 12 nail polishes are originally $168, but are now $84 with code OPRAH on julep.com. All Julep Nail Color features 4-Free formulas developed without carcinogens such as formaldehyde or formaldehyde resin, toluene and DBP. Follow Julep at Facebook.com/Julep and Twitter.com/JulepMaven.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

OPI Holiday 2012 Skyfall Collection Swatches & Review

Hello all. Today I have OPI's Holiday 2012 Skyfall collection to share with you. This collection was inspired by James Bond. This collection consists 12 polishes named after each James Bond movie to celebrate 50 years of James Bond. I was very excited about this collection because my father was a HUGE fan of James Bond. Each time I watch any James Bond movies I'm reminded of him :)

All pictures were taken indoors with flash.

GoldenEye is a yellow gold glitter. 3 coats. I really love this finish of this one!

The Spy Who Loved Me is a bright red with gold shimmes. 2 coats. This is a very bright color for fall, but I'm loving it. Red polish is really growing on me lately!

Die Another Day is a red shimmer with some orange undertones. 2 coats. This color comes to life. I love that it looks like it's actually glowing.

Casino Royale is a plum purple creme. 2 coats. Love the plum color! Casino Royale was one of my favorite movies!

You Only Live Twice is a shiny magenta with pink and gold glitters. 2 coats. This one is very shimmery and girly, I like it!

Skyfall is a brownish burgundy creme. 2 coats. A very interesting color! It's a bit hard to describe, it can be described as a dark brick red too.

Moonraker is a silver grey frost. 2 coats. Please ignore the smudge on my pointer and middle finger. This one was a little tricky to apply. It was the only one I had problem applying. It was very thick and it wouldn't settle onto the nail. It's a nice color, just wish the formula was better. There's also visible brush strokes.

 
Tomorrow Never Dies is bright purple shimmer with blue tones. 2 coats. Ooo! This one is very interesting, the picture with flash looks gorgeous, without flash you can see the purple more.


The Living Daylights is a silver, copper, and teal glitter in clear base. I did two coats over Tomorrow Never Dies. I love this glitter! Chunky glitters but not chunky enough to be scratching you. This is definitely a unique shade of glitter!

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a smokey blue grey base with blue, green, pink, gold shimmer. 2 coats. A very interesting polish. When I first saw this it instantly reminded me of Zoya's Crystal. They can definitely be cousins though. Actually more like distant cousins lol

Live & Let Die is a blackened green with gold and green shimmers. 2 coats. The shimmer on this is insane!

The World is Not Enough is a silver brown base with rosey shimmer. 3 coats. Oh this is gorgeous!

I am very impressed with this collection! The colors are beautiful and the formula were great. Well aside from Moonraker, all the other polishes were perfect. The formula applied very well with no issues. OPI did a great job on this collection. My favorite is The Living Daylights, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, actually I loved all of them. If Moonraker's formula was good I would've loved it too!

Well this is all I have for today, what do you guys think of this collection?

Disclaimer: Product samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration.