Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hello all! Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with joy and happiness and lots of laughter! I just wanted to do a quick post to wish you all a happy holiday and show you my Christmas mani!

Polishes Used
- Essie Marshmellow
- China Glaze Party Hearty
- OPI Get in the Expresso Lane
- OPI San Tan-Tonio
- China Glaze Ruby Pumps
- Black and white nail art pens

I messed up a little on the reindeer, but it still looks decent enough!

Happy Holidays!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

China Glaze Spam

I recently ordered a lot of China Glaze polishes and didn't get to do swatches of them, but on spare time I did some quick swatches. So here is some random China Glaze spam with some polishes from the old and recent collections. I also ordered the Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away collection,  but I rather do that on a separate review because that collection was simply amazing.

Man Hunt

Red Satin

 Pure Joy over Red Satin

 Cast a Spell

 Make a Spectacle over Cast a Spell

Purr-fect Plum

Glitter Goblin

Glitter All the Way

Bizarre Blurple


Winter Holly (amazing)

Glistening Snow (gorgeous)

Angel Wings (stunning)

Beauty Within

As you can tell, some polishes were from Halloween release, Breast Cancer Awareness, Holiday, and even Summer. But I did hope you enjoy this random spam of China Glaze polishes :) Which ones did you like the most? Because I can't choose, I love them all!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Nicole by OPI CVS Exclusives

Today I have seven Nicole by OPI CVS exclusives to share with you guys. These seven new shades are only available at CVS stores and consists of three metallic shades and four gorgeous cremes.

 Feeling Grapeful is a bright purple creme. 2 coats. I really like this one, it leans more towards the fuchsia family.

  I Sea You and Raise You is a bright ocean blue creme. 2 coats. I love seeing bright colors for the Fall!

Marooned in Paradise is a maroon creme with very slight hints of shimmer. 2 coats. In the bottle this looked like a maroon creme, but applied on nail you can see the tiny tiny tiny hints of shimmer on the nails. Very interesting!

Don't Overpink It is a girly bubble gum pink creme. 2 coats. I'm not really sure but this sort of applied like a jelly base polish. But it's not quite jelly enough to be classified as a jelly finish.

Always a Silver Lining is a metallic silver with tiny specks of holographic shimmer. 3 coats. This one is a little sheer,  but three coats is enough for the nails. I was really surprised with this one. The bottle looks like a plain boring silver metallic, but as I was applying it on my nails it was showing these holographic specks that were not noticeable on the bottle!

Personally Speaking... is a metallic rosey mauve. 2 coats. Look at the shine to this one!

A Pinker Shade of Pale is a metallic pale pink. 2 coats.

The formula for these were good. I only had trouble with two of the metallic polishes, as no matter how careful I did it, there was still visible brush strokes on the nails. But the colors are gorgeous, and I did like almost all of this collection. Always a Silver Lining was my favorite of the whole collection.

Which one of these do you like?

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

Monday, December 17, 2012

Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor Holiday Glitter and Shimmer Lacquers

Hi everyone! I know it's been awhile since I've posted, but work has been overworking me :( I've been working overtime for the past two months and I'm exhausted physically and mentally. I did have some time to do some swatches, but didn't have much time to write reviews. But I did promise to have one up and hopefully I'll have a few more posts up with the last few days of 2012.

Anyways, today I have six new Kardashian Kolor for the Holidays. This release came with six gorgeous colors and glitters! Let's have a look.

Here We Kome A-Karoling is a shimmery dark purple. 2 coats. Very dark and vampy, loving it.

Keeping Up With Santa is a shimmery red. 2 coats. This is a classic holiday red color!

Deck the Dolls is a shimmery teal. 2 coats. This one literally glows, it's such a gorgeous teal color.

Kardashing Through the Snow is a multicolored glitter with clear base. 3 coats. This is definitely used as a top coat as 3 coats is still too sheer for full coverage.

All Is Glam, All Is Bright is a mix of fine red and silver glitter. 2 coats. Oh my, I am so in love with this one. It's full coverage after two coats. This one is so festive.

A Gold Winter's Night is a mix of gold, pink, and teal glitters. Some glitters are small round glitters, and some are bar glitters. 3 coats. This is really interesting! Love the mixture of bar glitters and round glitters on this one.

The formula for these were great. I did not have trouble with a single one of them. They all applied smoothly (including the glitters). I know we've seen many of the shimmer colors, but the glitters of this collection is simply gorgeous. My favorite definitely was All is Glam, All is Bright; the mixture of fine red and silver glitters is simply beautiful and perfect for the holidays.

Overall, I am satisfied with the collection. I am happy to see that companies are coming out with more and more glitter polishes, as I am a glitter fanatic!

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

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Press Release

Oh my gosh, I am super excited for this collection! I absolutely adore Selena Gomez; she's so adorable! And I used to be a huge Wizards of Waverly Place fan haha

Here's the press release:

Starring Selena Gomez!

Nicole by OPI Announces Partnership with
Singing Sensation Selena Gomez for 2013

Nicole by OPI announces the launch of 14 new nail lacquers inspired by actress and singer Selena Gomez.  The line features shades designed to capture Selena’s sweet yet spunky personality, from soft pink and peach hues to bright glitter and confetti lacquers.
“Selena is an ideal partner for Nicole by OPI. Millions of fans love her for the same reasons we do; she’s smart, talented, funny – and has an incredible sense of style,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “She has that classic ‘girl-next-door’ appeal, but she’s also edgy and fun – just like the Nicole consumer.
“Selena is not only a chart-topping singer and actress, she’s also a clothing designer and an active philanthropist,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “Like women around the globe, Selena has many interests and passions; this collection, with its diverse range of hues, offers a perfect match for every occasion!”
The Selena Gomez Collection includes:

Stars at Night
Star light, star bright...confetti-silver nails tonight!

Mi Fantasia
This purple-aqua glitter is the stuff dreams are made of.

Kissed at Midnight
This romantic gold glitter is perfect any time.

Confetti Fun
Nothing says “party!” like a shower of color.

Heavenly Angel
This iridescent confetti gives me wings.

Sweet Dreams
This violet-teal is a dream-come-true.

Inner Sparkle
Let this light pink glitter shine through!

This fresh, young peach will make your heart sing.

Hit the Lights
This not-so-mellow yellow has got stage presence.

Love Song
Fall head-over-heels for this true purple.

Who wouldn’t want this pure pink dream?

Spring Break
The perfect hot pink for the perfect hot vacation!

Pretty in Plum
This picture-perfect purple is a genuine beauty.

This shimmery red-violet is leading lady lovely.

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. Selena Gomez lacquers will be available January 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Target, Walmart, CVS, K-mart, Rite Aid, ULTA, Sears, Meijer, Fred Meyer, Kroger and H-E-B locations. In Canada, this line will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

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