Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nicole by OPI Introduces Texture Coat

Nicole by OPI Introduces Texture Coat

Nicole by OPI announces the launch of Texture Coat, a line of graffiti-style nail art products inspired by OPI’s bestselling Shatter. Available in six chic shades – Gold, Silver, Red, White, Turquoise and BlackTexture Coat offers a simple way to create unique, unpredictable patterns on nails with a quick, at-home application.
“Fans of Nicole by OPI are fun, fashion-forward women who love experimenting with trends and using nail lacquer as a form of self-expression,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Texture Coat offers an easy way to create your own completely customized nail art. Whether you choose pastels, darks, glitters, shimmers, or sheers to pair with Texture Coat, the endless options will accessorize every look.”

 To use this product, start with Base Coat Plus, followed by two coats of any Nicole by OPI nail lacquer. Let the lacquer dry completely before applying Texture Coat. Complete the manicure with Top Coat Plus for a high-shine finish. 

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde.  Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality, with products featuring the Perfect Stroke brush for streak-free, even coverage. Texture Coat will be available July 2011 for $7.99 each at ULTA, Target, Meijer, Harmon, Wegmans, Sears, and H-E-B. Texture Coat will be available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Loblaw.
For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan

*This info. was sent by OPI PR. 
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Friday, May 27, 2011

BB Couture: Sea of Cortez

Ahh yes, the deep blue sea, I love to watch it from the shore, I love to swim in it, snorkel in it, and scuba dive, BUT the second I step foot on a boat...I turn as green as "whale snot" and I get SEA SICK...seriously SEA SICK...it's so sad...LOL!

I digress, here is the lovely and  not "sea sick" in color..... Sea of Cortez by BB Couture. A gorgeous blue medium blue jelly with fine glitter sparkling throughout.

3 coats and I am in LOVE YA'LL!!!

"Sea of Cortez" is from BB Couture's Spring 2009 Collection, It applied so easily, and layered nicely! Every coat kept getting better and better :)

Look at that glitter sparkle!!!!

You can get BB Couture at Overall Beauty, check them out!!
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shrek and Fiona together!!!

Yep, I found the 2 greens from the OPI "Shrek Forever After Collection" at a dusty and decided to do a combined manicure, with shatter.

First I decided to apply the greens OPI "Who The Shrek Are You?" and OPI "Fiercely Fiona"

I randomly dabbled 2 coats of each color on, in no particular order on my nails. Let them dry 5 minutes and then applied OPI "Blue Shatter", and 1 coat of top coat.

You can barely see the different colors underneath the shatter, but if you look closely?...

This manicure was fun and when I saw L's manicure of OPI "Who The Shrek Are You?" under OPI "Blue Shatter", I knew I had to do it too.  Thanks for the inspiration!
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Get "Unbeatable" Sparkle with OPI.

Get “Unbeatable” Sparkle!

OPI Unveils Three New Shades from
Serena Williams’ Glam Slam! Series

OPI joins tennis superstar Serena Williams in announcing the latest three lacquers in the Glam Slam! collection.  To celebrate the world’s oldest, most prestigious tennis tournament, Glam Slam! England features two duo-packs filled with sparkle.
The first Lacquer set includes Your Royal Shine-ness, a metallic silver shade, paired with Servin’ Up Sparkle, a shimmer-packed silver glitter. The second Lacquer set also features Servin’ Up Sparkle, along with Grape…Set…Match, a metallic purple. 

Your Royal Shine-ness

Servin’ Up Sparkle,

 “England’s premier tennis tournament warrants colors with extra glitz and glamour,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The next big trend in nails is making lacquer look 3-dimensional by adding different micas and glitters, turning fingertips into jewelry. With two bold metallics and a sparkling glitter, these colors are fit for royalty.”
“For stand-out nails, I love experimenting with different glitter shades,” explains Serena Williams. “The new Glam Slam! England lacquers can be worn alone for a bright pop of color, or layered with Servin’ Up Sparkle to create a textured effect.”

2-2-2-2 OPI/Glam Slam! England

New shades in the Glam Slam! collection will be introduced to coincide with each of the four major tournaments, beginning with the Australian Open in January 2011, followed by launches in May 2011 for the French Open, June 2011 for Wimbledon and August 2011 for the US Open. As with all OPI Nail Lacquers, the Glam Slam! collection contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

Glam Slam! England will be available beginning June 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $14.95 ($20.95 CAN) suggested retail for each duo-pack. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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It's a Meteor Shower!!!

Actually in parts of the United States, there are actually hail storms and tornado's that have destroyed homes and several towns.  I hope everyone is safe!

This polish reminded me of the devastation, when I saw the name.

China Glaze
"Meteor Shower"
2 coats

Gorgeous dark blue polish with multi-colored glitter!!...and before you ask, I used the foil method HERE to remove it.  No way, was I going to rub, and rub, and rub all day long to remove this...LOL :)

Oh, and you know it took 3 coats of top coat to get a perfectly smooth top...LOL....but it was worth it!!! :)

Here are some un-intentional blurry shots to show the bling..LOL

My prayers go out to all the people effected by the storms. Take Care.
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Zoya 'Touch' 2011 LE: Full Coverage Nude Nail Colors

2011 limited edition, full coverage nude nail colors
soft  sensual  sexy
Zoya Nail Polish presents 3 new, full coverage nude nail polish shades designed to coordinate with a variety of skin tones ranging from light to dark. Each softly kissed with a bit of metallic to make them ultra wearable.

Zoya TOUCH Collection

Minka (ZP561) - latte beige cream with a metallic kiss
Shay (ZP562) - desert rose sand beige cream with a metallic kiss
Pandora (ZP563) - mauve beige cream with a metallic kiss
Zoya is the new color of fashion...
The Zoya TOUCH collection was designed to recreate the custom looks developed for and inspired by the runways of New York Fashion Week.
Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find Zoya TOUCH as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at www.zoya.com. As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women.
TOUCH by Zoya
PRE-ORDER May 25 - May 31, 2011
shipping JUNE 1, 2011
Sug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl. oz. bottle (US)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review and Coupon Code: Beauty Express Mall

Beauty Express Mall is an online retailer that carries a full line of Crackle Glaze nail polish by Sassy Nails in 9 different colors, including exciting colors like neon yellow and sea green..Woo Hoo!

I have today the color "Candy Red".


The instructions are very specific, the crackle glaze must be applied within 4 minutes after the base color has been applied. Different from the instructions for the other Crackle polishes we've seen. Wet polish is best!!

 So I quickly applied 2 coats of my base color, China Glaze "Papaya Punch" and then one coat of "Candy Red"

 This is VERY different than the crackles by OPI and China Glaze.  The cracks are smaller and more "low-key" and subtle.  I REALLY like it!!! My favorite part is that it dries super super shiny!

The formula is smoother and more "sleek",  than other crackles. It applies like regular polish basically, which makes application a BREEZE!!!

Look at those great little cracks peaking thru...definitely different and unique and for those ladies who do not like the bigger cracks, this is for you :)

Beauty Express Mall offers this is jet black, sea green. dark blue, neon yellow, candy red, golden yellow, midnight purple, CLEAR, sky blue...yeah you heard me..CLEAR!!! I want that one!!!!

I can see it now.....matte nail polish with a clear crackle...AWESOME..GENIUS!!!!

Next time I will do one nail at a time, to make sure the base polish is still really wet.  I wonder if the cracks will be different?! Stay tuned!

So go get you some of these beauties and  for my readers Beauty Express Mall is offering 30% off all products with the code  NAILPOLISH30.

They also carry, nail art pens, glitter polish pens with rhinestones and various other beauty care items.  Check them out, Beauty Express Mall.

 *These items were provided for review.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Yep, "Girls just want to have fun", and it's easy with this color !! :)

"Girls Just Want To Have Fun"

This is from Lippmann's Summer 2011 collection. I purchased mine from Apothica.com

3 coats, of squishy coral goodness! I topped this with 1 coat of OPI Top Coat and then 1 coat of SV.

The formula was great and I loved how the polish was slightly transparent like a jelly, but layered nicely and was opaque in 3 coats.  I love polishes that ride that "fine line" between being a creme and being a jelly :)

Lippmann has a great formula and almost all of her polishes dry to a "high shine".  Of course, I added my usual 2 top oats, because I wanted my manicure to last longer :)

I definitely had a great time wearing this beauty, and I can't wait to grab more Lippmann's from Apothica.
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The winner of my 1st anniversary all holo giveaway is.......

Chosen by Random.org......#72 out of 336

*** Andrea.Chambers****

Woo Hoo! Congrats, I'll be sending you an email shortly, Andrea!

Thank you to everyone for taking part in my giveaway, there were 336 entries, and I plan on reading each and every critique and comment :)

Thank You for following me too :)
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Zoya: French Twist: Promo Offer

Limited time only
Get Zoya Dove and Zoya Caitlin FREE with ANY** purchase on Zoya.com!

Try the Zoya "French Twist" manicure created by Haven Spa for the Joy Cioci presentation at NYFW! For a limited time with any** purchase (excluding Zoya Color Spoons) on Zoya.com you get Zoya Nail Polish in Caitlin and Zoya Nail Polish in Dove for free!! Just enter the code ZB52 when you check out! These trend setting spring colors are MUST have in any collection! 

This offer is only good until Monday May 23 (11:59PM EST)! Act now and try the "twist" everyone is talking about! 

*Online only, cannot be combined with any other offer , promotion or coupon. US ONLY. Promotion ends Monday May 23 at 11:59 PM EST. Offer good for 1(one) open stock .5 oz bottle of Zoya Caitlin  and 1(one) .5oz bottle Zoya Dove with the purchase of any NON-SPOON item on Zoya.com. Art of Beauty Inc. will not honor promotions that are submitted after promotion has ended - No exceptions. No exchanges. No returns. Worst case scenario please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Comments, videos and pictures posted about this Zoya Nail Polish Exchange outside of Zoya.com or zoyanailpolish.blogger.com are not representative of the opinions of Zoya Nail Polish, Art of Beauty, Inc., Qtica and Qtica Smart Spa and we do not confirm the accuracy of any postings. Customers are responsible for maintaining active accounts. If username or password have been lost we (Art of Beauty, Inc.) are not responsible for restoring accounts or giving out any account information. S/H not included. 
**offer excludes Zoya Color Spoons.  

*This info. provided by Zoya PR
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Sparkle Bomb!

Don't ask me why I said "Sparkle Bomb", it just sounded fun to say..LOL :)

This is a manicure I did this past weekend, and I was very happy with it, and seriously did not want to take it off.   I was IN LOVE with the accent finger :)

This manicure is:

Manicure, 3 coats of China Glaze "Sexy In The City"
Accent Finger, 2 coats China Glaze "Hologram" topped with 2 coats of Maybelline "Shooting Stars"

"Sexy In The City" was surprisingly thin, but the color was gorgeous after 3 coats.  Great aqua blue shimmer with a brighter turquoise green shimmer underneath.

Now.."Shooting Stars" was a Dollar Tree find, and boy was it a great find.  When I first saw the bottle I thought, "I'll give it a try", and I did...after it sat on my counter for almost a year!!! Why did I wait???? *smacks head*

As a base, I thought China Glaze "Hologram" would be a great holographic polish to layer "Shooting Stars" over. I can see this as a fun manicure overall,  for going out to a club or something fun.  I'll have to try that soon :)

Awesome, silver holographic glitter with rectangular turquoise pieces of glitter, and the glitter complimented "Sexy In The City" perfectly! AWESOME!!!!

HA, you can see my camera in the reflection..LOL :)

Okay, I'm off to watch "Pirates Of The Caribbean" tonight, and of course I will be sportin one of the lovely OPI colors for the occasion...sooo Ahoy Maties!!! LOL :P

Happy Friday and remember...keep it sweet!
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