Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bye, Bye Google Reader....

Some of you may already know that Google Reader is shutting down July 1st! You will lose the list of blogs you follow via Google Reader, but you can easily transfer the list of all the blogs you follow so you don’t miss out.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Red, red, red....

Sometimes you just want RED!

Dare to Wear "Full Bloom" and "Goddess of Samba".

I did an easy 2 coats of "Full Bloom", and then followed with 1 coat of "Goddess of Samba" on the accent finger. Wallah! That's It! Topped it all off with 2 coats of top coat, and that was it!

"Full Bloom" is from their 2013 "Floral Fantasy" Collection.  It is a true red shimmer with golden micro-shimmer mixed in.

"Goddess of Samba" is from their "Carnaval" Collection.  It is a glitter packed party with red multi-sized glitter and some silver hex glitter.  This applied smoothly and is so glitter packed it can be work alone. in probably 2 coats, 3 if you are a glitter-holic!

Yep! Sometimes you just gotta go RED!  I grabbed these beauties at my local Nail Supply, but they are available on Ebay and online.

Keep It Sweet!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Color Club "Evolution" and "Pearl-spective",swatches and review

The heat is starting to rise here in Southern California and I am happy.  I prefer warm weather...don't you? :)

Today, I have a cooling ice blue creme with an even colder topper from Color Clubs Kaleidoscope Summer Collection 2013. 

Color Club "Evolution" and "Pearl-spective"

Color Club "Evolution" is a bright arctic blue creme, that covered perfectly in 2 coats. It went on smoothly, and dried in the usual time to a high shine.  Looks great..but wait till you see it with it's "party dress" on, LOL!

 "direct light" is not the best venue for this topper, but indoors and in indirect lighting...

OH YEAH!  "Pearl-spective" is a pearlescent flake sheer top coat.  I added 1 coat over "Evolution".  The flakes are small, almost "micro" and they are pretty. Easy to apply, this predominantly pink shimmer is pretty, but at other angles you can see a golden yellow shimmer...

Oh yeah, this topper would be amazing over a nice summery pink or coral and for the fall, top it over a black and "knock them dead" :)

Color Club can be purchased  at your nearest retailer and online for $8.00 on their site Shop Color Club, free shipping for order $30 or more. 

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* Products provided for review.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Orly "Sparkling Garbage"

Yep, you read that right...Orly named a polish "Sparkling Garbage"....and it is AWESOME!

Orly "Sparkling Garbage" from the Orly Mash Up Collection.

This is a gorgeous sea foam green jelly holographic polish, that is AMAZING I tell ya!  Yes it is thin, so I did 4 thin coats, and I let the holographic madness take care of the rest. :)

With 4 thin coats, it went on very well, and did not feel thick, AT ALL! It dried smooth, and after my usual 2 coats of top coat, it was PERFECT!

Here are some "blurry" pics , so you can see how "blingy" this is....

Oh man! This polish was a lot of fun to wear.  If you love sparkles, and you love a smooth finish you don't have to fight...I suggest this beauty!After 4 coats, and my usual 2 coats of top coat, this manicure lasted 4 days before I got my first chip. :)

If you don't want to do 4 cats, you can always layer this over your favorite sea foam green creme, like OPI "Mermaids Tears". :)

Bottle Shot

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Nicole by OPI: Scandalous! Neons: Swatches and Review

Yep, it's that time of year again, the time when NEONS are plentiful and abundant, LOL!

It's SUMMER!!!! Today is the official day of SUMMER, and to kick it off, I have some bright and fun mini-neon polishes from Nicole by OPI.

Nicole by OPI
"Blue Neon"
2 coats of white and 3 coats of "Blue Neon" with top coat

In the sunlight.

 In indirect light.

Gorgeous , gorgeous neon blue, but a bit high maintenance. It was streaky after 2 coats, so 3 is necessary to get a smooth flawless finish.  I also found this to be thinner than the others, so keeping this color from pooling was difficult. Never the less, a gorgeous bright blue!

Nicole by OPI
"Purple Neon"
2 coats of white and 2 coats of "Purple Neon" with top coat.

In sunlight.

In indirect light.

This is a great neon purple creme, and reminds me a lot of Color Club "Puccilicious". This offered the best coverage at 2 coats, and application was easy.

Nicole by OPI
"Pink Neon"
2 coats of white and 2 coats of "Pink Neon" with top coat.

In sunlight.

In indirect light.

A nice bright pink neon creme. No issues with application, applied smoothly.  I do not own a black light to show you how they "glow", but I did take a picture of my nails with a flash super close, LOL...

Glow, baby glow! Hahahahaha....Keep It Sweet!

Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.   Scandalous! Neons mini pack are available in stores NOW for $10 each at retailers including Meijer, CVS, Duane Reade, H-E-B, Kroger, and ShopKo.  Top Coat Plus will be sold alongside the kits for $7.99. In Canada, the kits will be available for $12.50 each and Top Coat Plus for $10.99 at Loblaw, Jean Coutu, Rexall, London Drugs, and Shoppers Drug Mart.  

For more information, visit Follow Nicole by OPIon Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

*Product sent by PR for review.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Week 3 Giveaway Winner is....

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I've sent the email off, so hopefully she will respond to claim her prize. 

Thank You to everyone for participating, stay tuned because next week I'll announce a 4th giveaway :)

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Nicole by OPI Gumdrops: Swatches and review

I have something sweet for you...Gumdrops!

Yep, nail gals can't get enough of the sweet textured polish trend, and Nicole by OPI is giving us more to love!

Nicole by OPI
"I Lilac Gumdrops"
3 coats, no top coat.

Yummy lavender gumdrop!  This is a great color, but needed 3 coats for opacity, and since you do not apply top coat, these took a while to fully dry.  The best way to enjoy this color, is to layer it over your favorite lavender creme.

Nicole by OPI
"My Cherry Amour"
2 coats, no top coat.

Holler for Holo! I love this deep cherry gumdrop, and the added holographic glitter makes it extra special.  Easy application, no issues.

Nicole by OPI
"Blue-Berry Sweet On You"
2 coats, no top coat

This is a keeper! My Favorite! I used this in my prior post for a gradient, love, love, love! Applied well, no issues, and the color is a gorgeous periwinkle blue!

Nicole by OPI
"A-Nise Treat"
2 coats, no top coat

Deep, and gorgeous! Black licorice gumdrop, not my favorite candy, but on the's sweet enough to eat! Applied, well no issues.

Nicole by OPI
"Candy Is Dandy"
3 coats, no top coat

Sticky sweet pink gumdrop with added multi-sized glitter. This required 3 coats, and at 3 coats, this did not dry quickly. plus at 3 coats, with the added glitter, it was a bit "goopy" on the nail. Not my favorite.

Nicole by OPI
"Cinna-Man of My Dreams"
2 coats, no top coat

Oh Yeah! Warmed pink cinnamon! This is a very unique color, I can see myself wearing this one again. Applied nicely, and due to the pink undertones, it will go nicely with many varying skin tones.

Overall, I like this collection, some of them are shades and textures we've already seen, but the stand outs for me are "Cinna-Man of My Dreams"  and "Blue-Berry Sweet On You".

Nicole by OPI Gumdrops nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat to achieve the unique textured matte finish.

Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.  This limited edition collection will be available beginning May 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart (May 2013), CVS (June 2013), Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Ulta, H-E-B, and Duane Reade locations (August 2013), In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada (July 2013), Jean Coutu, Loblaw, andLondon Drug (August 2013).
For more information, visit Follow Nicole by OPIon Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

*Product sent by PR for review

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