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OPI Hawaii Spring 2015 Swatches and Review

By on January 26, 2015
in Beige, Green, Mauve, OPI, Peach, Pink, Purple, Red, Spring 2015, Teal, Yellow with 0 Comments
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OPI Spring 2015 – Hawaii

Growing up, all I knew of Hawaii was what I saw in the surfing movie North Shore (not the FOX TV show, though I watched that too) and that my mother wanted to go but felt it was one of those places that you visit and never want to leave. If I had a dollar for every time she said, “If I go to Hawaii, I’m not coming home,” well, I wouldn’t have to work.

This spring, OPI is celebrating the island state with a nail polish collection as colorful as the tropical paradise it represents. The twelve nail polish colors of OPI Hawaii include a variety of finishes and a rainbow of hues.
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a-england Elizabeth and Mary Swatches & Review

By on December 24, 2014
in a England, Blue, Green, Metallic, Purple, Red with 7 Comments
A-England Elizabeth & Mary collection via @alllacqueredup

A-England Elizabeth & Mary

Because I refuse to grow up, my DVR looks like it was programmed by a teen. The CW has my number and one of my fave shows is Reign, a fictionalized account of the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots. While I have no fascination with the modern day royals, I do enjoy shows/movies like The Tudors and Elizabeth, so the a-england Elizabeth and Mary collection intrigues me as much for its historical references as its gorgeous colors.

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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
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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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NARS Holiday 2014 – Algonquin, Barents Sea and Sherwood Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on October 20, 2014
in Blue, Brown, Holiday 2014, NARS, Purple with 12 Comments
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NARS Holiday 2014

The first thing that caught my eye about the NARS Holiday 2014 collection nail polishes, was the packaging. The graphic print, that is an adaptation of architectural designer Chris Kabatsi’s design, feels like a futuristic snowflake. The juice inside is just as captivating. Three unique shades that range from warm and toasty to crisp and cool to sleek and icy. A true mix of everything winter and the holidays have to offer.
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China Glaze All Aboard Fall 2014 Swatches & Review – Part 1

By on September 18, 2014
in Brown, China Glaze, Fall 2014, Green, Purple, Red with 18 Comments
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China Glaze Fall 2014 – All Aboard

When I think of train travel, I immediately picture the episode of Sex and The City where Carrie and Samantha venture cross country with visions of luxurious sleeper compartments and glamorous bar car parties that are quickly squashed by the reality of today’s rail system.

Though, like a scene out of 50s movie, the China Glaze All Aboard collection hearkens back to a more elegant time for the rails, when people dressed for travel and the possibility of meeting your Cary Grant on board was alive and well.
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