Friday, 30 November 2012

Together With Lines And Cracks

Hi Guys,  It's Friday and the weekend is almost here.  I 'm still playing with my crackle polishes and  I love the fact that they make wonderful backgrounds and they give the look of  texture to any nail art design. 

Here is Pure Ice Silver Mercedes and topped with crackle polish Pure Ice Shattered.  I like the combo silver and green and with the added white and black stripes it pops.

I left my ring finger as an accent giving the design dimension.
I'm pretty pleased with this look.  What are your thoughts? 

Until next time please have a great nail polish day. (✿◠‿◠)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Nicole By OPI Exclusively At CVS, Swatches and Review

Hi Guys,  Today I'm showing you the new Nicole By OPI Exclusively At CVS Collection.  This collection has some nice finishes and colors.

Nicole By OPI CVS Exclusive
 See single swatches after the jump...

                                     NOPI Always A Silver Lining
Nicole By OPI CVS Exclusive
Always A Silver Lining is a beautiful light silver with fine micro gold shimmer.  A great formula and it built up nicely with three coats. 

                                        NOPI Don't Over Pink It
Nicole By OPI CVS Exclusive
Don't Over Pink It is a jelly creme bubblegum pink, the formula is nice I used three coats to cover well.
NOPI Personally Speaking...
Nicole By OPI CVS Exclusive
Personally Speaking..., a vintage rose pink with silver shimmer.  It's prone to brush strokes if your not careful.  I love the shimmer in this one.  I used 2 coats.
NOPI Feeling Grapeful
Nicole By OPI CVS Exclusive
Feeling Grapeful, the name is cute and I love this shade of violet purple it's a jelly creme.  A great formula just like Don't Over Pink It.  Used three coats
NOPI A Pinker Shade Of Pale
Nicole By OPI CVS Exclusive
A Pinker Shade Of Pale,  a cool blush pink with silver shimmer. It's on the frosty side.  I had a hard time applying it trying not to prevent too many brush strokes.  Here I used two coats.    
NOPI I See You And Raise You
Nicole By OPI CVS Exclusive
I See You And Raise You, look at this gorgeous blue!  You know I love it.  Lol!  It's so vivid and saturated a great formula and only needed two coats to cover well.
NOPI Marooned In Paradise
Nicole By OPI CVS Exclusive
Marooned In Paradise,  I love any name with the word *paradise*.  This is a lovely shade of maroon it also has some subtle purple shimmer mixed in.  It applied nicely and I used three coats.
Overall,  I like most of the colors in the collection.  I'm not to fond of the brush stroke ones.  My absolutely favorites are Always A Silver Lining, I See You And Raise You and Marooned In Paradise.  The dry time on these are average.
These new CVS-exclusive shades are available for $7.99 each at select CVS locations nationwide.
For more information, visit Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!
Did you pick up any?  Which are your favorites?

Until next time please have a great nail polish day. (✿◠‿◠)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Get Bonded with OPI’s Bond Manicure

Get the Bond Look!

Get Bonded with OPI’s Bond Manicure for Holidays, as seen on Skyfall’s Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe

For sexy, sophisticated nail designs this holiday season, OPI launches Get Bonded, a set featuring three lacquers from the Skyfall Collection, to get the Bond manicure, as seen on Bérénice Marlohe in the latest James Bond installment. With Skyfall, a rich maroon, painted on top of the nail and GoldenEye, a shimmering gold, painted on the undersides, Marlohe’sluxurious manicure offers a glamorous final touch to any holiday look.  Get Bonded also includes The Spy Who Loved Me, which can be worn instead of Skyfallfor a vibrant red nail.

            “The Bond manicure is the hottest look of the season,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Inspired by the film’s blend of elegance and danger, this manicure looks like a timeless classic at first glance, but has an unexpected twist. If your nails aren’t long enough to wear Bérénice’s manicure, I suggest wearing either shade with GoldenEyepainted along the tip or moon for a pop of shimmering color, or layering one coat of GoldenEye over either The Spy Who Loved Me or Skyfall for a multi-faceted, glittering look.”

As with all OPInail lacquers, Get Bonded lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition promotion will be available beginning November 2012 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $19.95 ($24.95 CAN) suggested retail for each set.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTSand become a Facebook fan!
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.
About Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising.   EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films.   The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-three films produced since 1962.  Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE and SKYFALL.

 Until next time please have a great nail polish day. (✿◠‿◠)

PURE ICE: Out With The Old In With The New

In 2013, 28 shades of Pure Ice will be discontinued (4 renamed)

Say bye bye...Lilac Mist, Scandal, Jaguar, Silver Mercedes, First Time

Discontinued Shades

230 Honey Do (Pearl Pink Orange)
260 Unzip (Pearl Yellow)
301 Desire You (Pearl Grey Purple)
304 Naughty Girl (Light Orange)
306 Once Again (Robin Blue)
307 Superstar (Maroon Red)
400 In the Mood (Grumpy Bear Blue)
538 French Kiss (Dark Blue)
743 Watermelon Ice (Pearl Melon Pink)
761 Calypso (Pearl Blue Green)
800 Mint Dream (White Sheer Iridescent Green)
826 Lilac Mist (Sheer Pink)
827 Iced Copper (Pearl Copper)
912 Gold Dust (Pearl Gold)
913 Iced Merlot (Burgundy with Gold Micro Glitter)
953 Coral Reef (Sheer Pink Orange)
966 Taupe Drawer (Crème Grey Purple)
976 Tease (Sheer Magenta)
982 Dreamy (Crème Bright Pink)
983 Scandal (Dark Blood Red)
986 First Time (Pearl Moss Green)
987 Gossip (Crème Bubble Gum Pink)
989 Oh Baby (White Sheer Iridescent Blue)
994 Jaguar (Gold)

Renamed Shades

758 Jamaican Me Crazy will now be called Crazy Love
970 Splash (Bright Pink) will now be called Pretty in Pink
988 Silver Mercedes will now be called Silver Star
980 Black Rage will now be called Black Out

Pure Ice will launch 29 new shades in early 2013 to replace discontinued colors.

Pure Ice Nail Polish does not contain formaldehyde, toluene and DBP

Are you sad?  Hurry and get the ones you want while they last.   Are you excited to hear about the 29 new ones?

Until next time please have a great nail polish day. (✿◠‿◠)

Pink Wednesday, Leopard Print Nails

Hi Everyone,  Do you like animal prints?  Which ones? Leopard, Zebra, Giraffe just to name a few.  I love them in clothing, handbags, house accessories just about anything.  Today, I did leopard prints on my nails.  It's a fun and easy design to do and I plan on doing more.  They are really striking when they are done with various color bases and colored spots.

My base is Pure Ice Nude Beach which is a very pale pink creme.  The gold glitter is OPI Gift of Gold (2010 OPI Ulta Exclusive Winter Collection) it also has some red glitter in it. The black is Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris.  I achieved this lovely print by laying down the golden spots in random shapes with my dotting tool also with my dotting tool I outlined the spots with black it can't get any easier than that.    
I love my nails and I can't stop looking at them. 
What do you guys think? Have you tried leopard print nails?     

Until next time please have a great nail polish day. (✿◠‿◠)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

30 Days Of Purple, Day 6: Nina Ultra Pro PURPLE-XING

Finally getting back on track with my 30 Days of Purple.  It's so hard for me to commit to a challenge when there is so many things to do in life besides swatching polishes. (Did I say that?! Lol!)  But, I'll try my best to keep it going even though I'm not up to date here is day six.  I'll be done sometime in 2013 :P

Nina Ultra Pro Purple-Xing

Nina Ultra Pro Purple-Xing
Gorgeous, right?  I'd say Purple-Xing is one of the best jelly holographic purple polishes I've seen.  Great formula and price.  I bought this from my local Sally's a long, long time ago.  I don't know if it's still available at the store but I think it's available online.  Nina Ultra Pro packaging has changed to a rounder  bottle and with a sleek handle.

Nina Ultra Pro Purple-Xing
I used three coats to cover well.  You purple lovers if you don't own this amazing polish you need to get it.  I think you will love it just as much as I do.  Why would you pass it up? Lol!

Until next time please have a great nail polish day. (✿◠‿◠)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Blue Monday, Jelly Jeans Queen And Hippie Fest

Hi Guys, I'm loving Nail The B.Y.T.C.H Jelly Jeans Queen because it's a gorgeous periwinkle with blue shimmer.  I'm such a sucker when it comes to the color periwinkle if I see one in the store that I don't already have I'll probably buy it.

I purchased Wonder Beauty Products Hippie Fest several months ago but never used it.  After coming across a blog that showed a lovely picture of it I quickly remembered that I had it.  So,  I immediately went to look for my bottle.  It didn't look the same as was featured.  The base was pink and only had silver and blue shreds, the shreds melted turning the clear base pink.   I contacted Jen and she said that it had been reformulated she was willing to refund me or send me out a new reformulated bottle.  I opted to get a new bottle and I'm glad I did.  Great customer service Jen!  Thanks *-*

I'm glad I paired these two together they were meant to be.  Hippie Fest is loaded with shreds of glitter in royal blue, teal,  purple, green and chartreuse in a shimmering base of white iridescent and golden fairy dusts.  A great formula, here I used 1 & 1/2 coats to cover well.

I wish there are more colored shreds in a bottle like Hippie Fest.  Oh, Jen does have another! I hope other Indie makers hear my plea. Lol!  Wonder Beauty Products can be found on esty.
 Do you like shredded glitter?  What are your thoughts? 

Until next time please have a great nail polish day. (✿◠‿◠)

Friday, 23 November 2012

Caught In Candy Design

Hi Guys,  I have another simple abstract nail design to share with you.  My base is Nail The B.Y.T.C.H Caught In Candy,  I love this greenish teal shade.

I started the design with black starting in the corner striping toward my cuticles.  Then made white dots along the stripe.
My plan was to make gradient dots along the stripe but it didn't happen.  I seem to always run out of paint making the dots messy looking.  Oh, well I just have to keep trying but I'm still pleased with the results.
What are your thoughts? 

Until next time please have a great nail polish day. (✿◠‿◠)