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Season of Giving Giveaways – OPI Nordic Collection

By on December 14, 2014
in Giveaway, OPI with 168 Comments
ALU Giveaways 2014 - OPI Fall 2014 Nordic Collection via @alllacqueredup

Season of Giving Giveaways – Day 3

Happy Sunday Funday peeps! I put a little too much Funday in my Saturday at last night’s wedding so things are running a little slow at ALU HQ today. Thus, a later start to today’s Season of Giving Giveaway. Anyone have an IV of Gatorade handy?

Anyway, today’s prize is a fun one for all you OPI fans. It’s the entire OPI Fall 2014 Nordic collection. That’s right, you get all 12 colors, including one of my faves of the year, Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm?

All giveaways will be open for 48 hours. This giveaway is for US residents only.

If you can’t view the widget, CLICK HERE to enter.

OPI Nordic Collection Giveaway

Good luck!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for OPI. No compensation was received for this giveaway. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

OPI Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani – “The Darks” Swatches & Review

By on December 1, 2014
in Berry, Brown, Green, Holiday 2014, OPI, Purple with 23 Comments
OPI Holiday 2014 Gwen Stefani collection via @alllacqueredup

OPI Holiday 2014 – Gwen Stefani

The year, OPI is flipping the script on their holiday collection, introducing not twelve but EIGHTEEN new colors for their continued collaboration with Gwen Stefani. In addition to the traditional six reds, OPI Holiday 2014, includes six metallics & glitters and six colorful darks, which I’m focusing on first. Check ‘em out!
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OPI Nordic Collection for Fall 2014 – Swatches & Review (Part 2)

By on August 19, 2014
in Berry, Brown, Coral, Fall 2014, Gold, OPI, Tan, Taupe with 19 Comments
OPI Fall 2014 Nordic collection swatches and review via @AllLacqueredUp

OPI Fall 2014 Nordic collection

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I’m calling the second half of the OPI Nordic collection for Fall 2014, 50 Shades of Tan. Okay, I’m exaggerating but there are a lot of neutrals here. So much so, that they seem better suited for the Wild, Wild, West than the Nordic countries. Granted, I’ve never visited Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden so they could be totally on the nose for that part of the world. Let’s take a look!
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OPI Fall 2014 – Nordic Collection Swatches & Review (Part 1)

By on August 15, 2014
in Fall 2014, Glitter, Green, OPI, Pink, Purple, Silver with 39 Comments
OPI Nordic Fall 2014 swatches and review via @AllLacqueredUp

OPI Nordic – Fall 2014

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As we move into Fall, prepare to be whisked away to an icy wonderland thanks to the OPI Fall 2014 Nordic collection.

When creating colors for a new seasonal collection, I always draw inspiration from the food,
music, art, landscape and street style of a particular destination,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “While conceptualizing the shades of the Nordic Collection, I ate cinnamon buns and drank glogg, snapped photographs of brightly painted houses, and gazed in wonder at the region’s topography – from the northern lights and midnight sun to lava flats and deep fjords. All of these diverse elements came together to inspire an equally varied array of colors that capture the aesthetic of the Nordic region.
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Gel Nails – Gel Polish? Gel Hybrid? Gel Effect? Let’s Break It Down!

Gel Polish and Hybrids Breakdown via @AllLacqueredUp

Gel Polish and Hybrids Breakdown

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With every brand and their mother putting out a product with “GEL” in the name, nail world is becoming a very confusing place. The introduction of CND Shellac started a gel nails craze that has prompted more traditional polish brands to jack its style, producing products that promise gel-like results.

But here’s the problem. Gel Polish, Gel Hybrid, Gel Effect, Soak-Off Gel, UV Gel. What do they all mean? All this terminology makes it hard to decipher how a product applies and performs so I’m here to break down the differences for you.
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