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OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 – Glitter and Gold Swatches & Review

By on December 4, 2013
in Brown, Glitter, Gold, Holiday 2013, Metallic, OPI with 29 Comments
OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013

OPI Mariah Carey Holiday

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Due to her hit song, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, Mariah Carey is as much a staple of the Holiday Season as Bing Crosby. And thanks to my mom’s office, where holiday music plays non-stop from Thanksgiving until the new year, it is ingrained in my brain.

For that reason, it makes perfect sense that OPI would continue its collaboration with Mariah in their holiday collection, OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013. Only this year, not only do we get the usual twelve shades, six being red, we get six new Liquid Sand shades as well. Today, I’m focusing on the non-red portion of the twelve.
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Essie Winter 2013 “Shearling Darling” Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

By on November 22, 2013
in Blue, Brown, Essie, Lilac, Red, Teal, Winter 2013 with 35 Comments
Essie Winter 2013 Shearling Darling nail polish collection

Essie Winter 2013

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If there’s one thing I’ve come to expect from Essie’s Winter collections, it’s warm, cozy shades. Founder Essie Weingarten has a relationship with fabric that really comes through in her collections and at a time when all I want to do is bury under a blanket next to a roaring fire, she delivers that feeling in nail color.

For her Winter 2013 nail polish collection she is pitting rich, dark tones against power pastels, bringing a lightness to what could have been a really heavy palette.
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OPI San Francisco for Fall 2013 Blues & Browns Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on October 29, 2013
in Blue, Brown, Duochrome, OPI, Sand/Texture with 15 Comments

I’ve never been to San Francisco but I’ve eaten my fair share of Rice-A-Roni over the years. Does that count? San Francisco is one of those cities I almost don’t want to visit because I fear I may love it so much, I’ll never want to leave. Do you know what I mean?

OPI San Francisco nail polish collection for Fall 2013

OPI San Francisco - Blues and Browns

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Clearly, OPI shares my long distance love affair with the city as its the subject of their Fall 2013 collection. Though, this year they have expanded their usual twelve color offering to introduce three new Liquid Sand shades. Today I’m showing you the first half of the collection which consists of blue and brown hues, including the three textured nail polishes. One of which I’m simply swooning over.
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Estée Lauder “The Metallics” Fall 2013 Nail Polish Swatches and Review

By on October 28, 2013
in Blue, Brown, Estee Lauder, Green, Metallic, Pink, Purple with 6 Comments

If any brand has earned a “Best Formulation” award for Fall 2013, it’s Estée Lauder for their “The Metallics” nail polishes. Not that their Pure Color Nail Lacquers weren’t great before but, they have single-handedly redeemed metallic nail polish’s not-so-stellar reputation.

Estee Lauder Fall 2013 "The Metallics" Nail Color

Estee Lauder "The Metallics" for Fall 2013

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In general, true metallic nail polish gets a bad rap. Deservedly so, for the most part. It can be streaky, lumpy and tend to dry with major brush stroke-itis. It’s one reason why foil metallics have gained such popularity over chrome metallics. But, Estée Lauder truly hit it out of the park with this stunning limited edition collection of eight brushed metal shades.
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#Nailgating at Opening Day with a Cleveland Browns Nail Art “Fanicure”

By on September 9, 2013
in Brown, COVERGIRL, Fall 2013, Nail Art, Orange with 8 Comments

As a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, my favorite part of the football season is the opening day tailgate. Up until kickoff, our eternal optimism says, “This is our year!” The hope is still alive and we celebrate like no other. The past few years, I’ve missed opening day covering New York Fashion Week. This year, I was NOT skipping out.

COVERGIRL #Nailgating with the Cleveland Browns

#Nailgating with the Cleveland Browns

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And thanks to COVERGIRL’s partnership with the NFL, the last thing I needed to worry about was what to do with my nails. Donning the Cleveland Browns “Fanicure” allowed me to focus on the important things; making pudding shots, prepping monkey bread and packing my Bloody Mary essentials for tailgating. Keep reading to see how it all turned out!
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