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Carrie Underwood nail polish collection for Nicole by OPI

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection

Even though I’m not into country music, I am a Carrie Underwood fan. I’ve followed her since her Idol days, I listen to her crossover hits and give her two thumbs up for marrying a NHL player (I live with a hockey goalie).

So, even though I’m not necessarily the target demo for Nicole by OPI, they skew towards a younger crowd, I’m curious to check out the Carrie Underwood Collection. Fourteen brand new shades, inspired by the country crooner, are headed our way this January, including a signature gold called Carrie’d Away.

Keep reading for bottle images and color descriptions.
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Chanel Spring 2014 Nail Polish Charivari & Tapage – Coming Soon

Chanel Spring 2014 nail polish, Charivari and Tapage from Notes de Printemps

Chanel Spring 2014 – Charivari and Tapage

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After seeing pale nails dominate the Spring 2014 runways, I feared we were doomed to a relatively color-less season. Thankfully, Chanel isn’t playing that neutral game. Their spring nail polish offerings, Chanel Charivari (soft purple/mauve) and Tapage (bright pink) are bold and vivid.

Lightness and brightness set a fresh, upbeat tone for spring. Inspired by this sunny duality, the Chanel Makeup Creation Studio presents a harmony of pastels, electric pinks and vivid purples in COLLECTION NOTES DE PRINTEMPS.

The contrast of lively reds pairs unexpectedly with pinks and purples to create an infinite array of playful yet polished looks.

The Chanel Spring 2014 Collection Notes de Printemps nail colors officially launch in January 2014, though they are already available on and coming soon to and Chanel nail polish retails for $27/ea.

I will have a full review and swatches soon but, in the meantime, are you excited by these new colors? Which one are you gravitating toward?

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Zoya Naturel Nail Polish Collection – Coming Soon

Zoya Naturel Spring 2014 Nail Polish

Zoya Naturel

If the Spring 2014 runways taught us anything, it’s that the neutral nail is coming back in a big way. Hold on to your seats, color lovers, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Kicking off the trend is the Zoya Naturel nail polish collection, launching January 1st, 2014.

The natural nail only better… The Zoya Nail Polish Naturel collection masters delicate tone on tone color with six new, full-coverage (opaque) neutral nudes with a pink undertone, that can be worn beautifully alone or stunningly together to create modern tonal accents.

The Look: It’s not about matching – it’s about coordinating colors with slight tonal differences to create interest.

And to drive “The Look” home,  Zoya has provided some nail art ideas, below, for wearing Naturel. Keep reading to get an up close look at the shades.

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Sneak Peek: Dior Holiday 2013 – Frimas and Minuit Diorific Vernis

A sucker for fab packaging, I regretted missing out on the gorgeous Diorific nail polishes in last year’s Dior Holiday collection. This year, I got an early look at two of the shades from the Dior Holiday 2013 lineup, Frimas and Minuit.

Dior Holiday 2013 - Diorific Vernis Minuit and Frimas

Dior Holiday 2013 - Frimas & Minuit

As crazy as it is to even be talking about holiday colors, they’ll be on shelves before you know it. These should be out before the end of September and I’ll have a full review closer to the launch date but I couldn’t resist sharing.

Do you get sucked in by fab packaging? Which of these colors are calling your name?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Dior. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

Nail News: Nicole by OPI to Partner with Carrie Underwood in 2014

When I think of Carrie Underwood, I always picture her in gold dress. Probably because she wears gold so well on a red carpet. Which is why I was thrilled to hear that in her new partnership with Nicole by OPI, there will be a signature gold nail polish shade created specifically for the country diva.

Nicole by OPI Announces Partnership with Six-Time Grammy Winner Carrie Underwood for 2014

Nicole by OPI announces 14 new nail lacquers inspired by award-winning superstar Carrie Underwood. Available in January, this collection features a colorful mosaic of hues ranging from soft pastels to dark sultry shades to playful glitters. Additionally, the line will include a signature gold textured shade called Carrie’d Away, created exclusively for Carrie.

Nicole by OPI partners Carrie Underwood in January 2014

“This is the first time Nicole by OPI has ever designed a signature shade for one of our celebrity partners! We are excited to share this news with both music and nail fans – isn’t that everyone?” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.

“In working closely with Carrie, we came up with 14 nail lacquers that truly encapsulate her soulful spirit and showcase different facets of her personality,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With shades as American as Apple Pie, you’ll get Carrie’d Away by her Southern Charm!”

I have to say, I’m pleased to see Nicole by OPI partnering with someone who is such a great role model for their younger demographic and I can’t wait to see what Carrie’d Away will look like. Even though I’m not a country music fan by any stretch of the imagination, I’ve always enjoyed Carrie’s catchier, pop tunes and loved her on American Idol, back when I still watched it religiously.

What do you hope this partnership will bring? Are you happy to hear that NOPI is working with Carrie Underwood?

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