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OPI Infinite Shine Review & Swatches

By on January 21, 2015
in Blue, Gray, OPI with 39 Comments
OPI Infinite Shine Review via @alllacqueredup

OPI Infinite Shine Review

OPI has entered the gel hybrid game with OPI Infinite Shine. A concept similar to CND VINYLUX, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel and Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy, it claims to deliver gel-like shine and 10-day wear with the ease of removal you get from regular nail polish.

Though, differentiating itself from the others, OPI Infinite Shine is a 3-Step system. After experiencing dulling with VINYLUX, staining with Gel Envy and a streaky finish with Miracle Gel, I was curious how OPI’s version would compare so, I picked up a couple bottles and put it to the test.
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7 Marsala Nail Polishes You Can Get Right Now!

Marsala Nail Polish via @alllacqueredup

Marsala Nail Polish

A browned wine shade, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala. It’s so 90s, like Brenda Walsh’s lipstick on 90210. And given that we have similar coloring, I wore the heck out of it myself. In fact, I recently discovered an old tube of Estee Lauder marsala-colored lipstick at the bottom of backpack purse, buried in a trunk with some things from college. Yes, I said backpack purse. It was green suede and I wore it everywhere!

Longtime readers know that I host a March Madness-style nail polish battle for the Color of the Year, last year it was Radiant Orchid Madness. I will be doing that again with Marsala but if you just can’t wait to get this color on your digits, I have seven permanent nail polish colors you can get right now!
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OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Swatches & Review

By on December 17, 2014
in Gray, OPI, Red with 36 Comments
OPI Fifty Shades of Grey via @alllacqueredup

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey

Flash back to Spring 2012. I’m listening to Jennifer Hutt on Sirius XM Stars as she spends an entire hour asking people to call in if they’ve read some book called Fifty Shades of Grey. Apparently all the mom’s in her Jersey suburb were reading the Twilight fan fiction and calling it “mommy porn.”

Six months later everyone and their mother was talking about it so, of course, I gave in and read the first book. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that the writing is awful. AW-FUL! Regardless, come February, the X-rated phenomenon will come to the big screen and OPI has partnered with the film to bring us six inspired shades.

I’ve long been a fan of grey polish, even after it was bastardized into griege and griolet, and happily welcome new versions into my collection. So, even if I’m not jazzed about the movie, I’m all in on the OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection.
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The Best Glitter Top Coats for Holiday 2014

Top Best Glitter Nail Polish for Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Best Glitter Nail Polish for Holiday 2014

When it comes to holiday manicures, there is no easier way to transition your nails from day to night than adding a glittery top coat. Nail art is fun, if you have the time, but considering how crazy this season is, time is never on our side.

Take this past Saturday, for instance. I had the best intentions of creating a fun look for my friend’s wedding. The reality… I was shopping all day and by the time I got home, the best I could do was throw a gold glitter over my navy mani. Done and done!

With all the unique combinations of glitter colors and sizes being thrown our way, the options for sprucing up your nail look are limitless. Today, I have my Top 10 Glitter Top Coats to take your mani from “fine” to “fab.”
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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
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