Monday, March 31, 2014

Zoya: MY BOX, Subscription Service - Coming Soon!

Ohhhh, this sounds GOOD!!!!! :)

*Update...Yep, it's an April Fools Joke! :(

*Info sent by PR for review!

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Beauty Box 5: Makeup Madness Box

This is a ONE TIME box, and not a subscription box!  It has over $115 worth of luxury, high-end products at only $39 plus shipping.  YEP! This is not a mirage, LOL!

"Forget point guards-- we're talking about looking on point. Steal hearts and score serious cosmetic points with this exclusive Makeup Madness box! Filled with five full-size products and sporting a $100+ value, this limited time offer ONLY contains makeup. From liners, to shadows, to lipsticks, and more, you're guaranteed to look romantic and radiant this spring."

It has: 
  • Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eye Liner inCafé Noir ($27.00)
  • Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara in Blackened Brown ($7.99)
  • Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Old Hollywood ($25.00)
  • Lancôme Le Crayon Lip Contour (assorted colors) ($25.00)
  • Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Quad in Golden Lilac ($30.00)

  • Better grab one HERE,  before they are GONE!

    *Info sent by PR for review.

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    Nicole by OPI: Modern Family color, swatches and review

    Yep, I found another Holiday collection that was buried underneath many other polishes...Opps!

    Is it just me, or did we have A LOT of holiday collections this past holiday?  It is probably just me, trying to find an excuse why this mini-collection was lost in my collection, LOL!

    So here they are, The Modern Family Collection for Holiday 2013... but still very applicable today  :)

    Nicole by OPI
    "Late Blu-Mer", 2 coats, no top coat

    This blue is very pretty and still very relevant for this Spring.  This is a bright blue metallic shimmer, very pretty and easy to wear.  I have to apologize for my application, I have a long standing battle with NOPI brushes, and they seem to WIN every time, LOL!

    Nicole by OPI
    1 coat of "Spark The Conversation" over "Late Blu-Mer".

    OKAY...I left this upside down for 15 minutes before I applied it, and I still got THIS :(  Color me UNIMPRESSED.  These large holographic square glitter suspended in a clear base are appealing, but after the fight of getting them on the nail, I QUIT! Also, I was not prepared for the base to turn cloudy like it did. True they have been sitting in a box on my shelf since November, but that base should not be cloudy after only a couple months :(

    Nicole by OPI
    "Who Red My Journal???", 2 coats, no top coat

    Another metallic shimmer, except this one is red with orange undertones. It's very pretty, but nothing that "WOWS ME".  

    Nicole by OPI
    1 coat of "You're My Treasure" over "Who Read My Journal???"

    Much better with the gold topper.  This glitter topper was much easier to apply too, I didn't have to hold the bottle upside down for 15 minutes before applying, plus the base did not turn cloudy either :)

    Nicole by OPI
    "Aren't Families Grape?", 2 coats no top coat

    Metallic purple shimmer, this is very pretty and is perfect for Spring, plus this color would be perfect on spring-time toes-ies!

    Overall my favorites are "Late Blu-Mer", "You're My Treasure", and "Aren't Families Grape?".

    Nicole by OPI products can be purchased at your local Target and Walmart as well as several local drugstores.

    *Product provided by PR for review.
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    Friday, March 28, 2014

    OPI Brazil Collection and Liquid Sand Mini's: Review and swatches

    It's actually very gloomy today, but hopefully my swatches will brighten the day. :)

    OPI is bringing us some warm tropical tones and some warm sandy tones to help guide us into Spring and Summer.

    OPI "I Sao Paulo Over There"
    2 coats, no top coat

    This is a very pretty lilac mocha cream. Smooth and easy to apply, this is an easy "go to" polish for Spring.

    OPI "Next Stop...The Bikini Zone"
    2 coats, no top coat

    I was expecting this to be sheer in two coats, but it wasn't and surprisingly it covered well in two coats. Color me impressed!  This is an amethyst toned metallic polish, very subtle and very pretty!

    OPI "Don't Bossa Nova Me Around"
    2 coats, no top coat

    Nope, not a fan! I do like the fact that this muted pink creme is not "in your face", and it did apply well in two coats, but this color not my style.

    OPI "Taupe-Less Beach"
    2 coats, no top coat

    Another purple toned cream. This is a light lilac taupe creme. It applied well, despite the cotton ball strand left on my ring finger *Grrrrr* . I don't love it...but I don't dislike it either.  Middle of the road for me. :)

    OPI "OPI Scores A Goal!"
    2 coats, no top coat

    This is where wine meets chocolate, LOL! This is a pretty wine colored creme.  Definitely wine colored, but the richness of the tones reminds me of a chocolate bar.  It's a nice color, and when I first saw it I thought of fall, but on the nail it has a "berry brightness" to it that lends itself more to Spring, rather than Fall.

    OPI "Amazon...Amazoff"
    2 coats, no top coat

    Pretty teal green polish with a very understated shimmer. I know OPI is calling this a green, but it's not. I need them to revisit their past "Green" colors and use them as a guide to what really is GREEN! I like this color, smooth and bright and the slight shimmer is an added surprise. :)

    OPI... if your going to do a "green", make it a REAL green, preferably with a shimmer... I need more green polishes in my life. :)

    OPI "I Just Can't Copa-Acabana"
    2 coats no top coat

    There is nothing "mellow" about this yellow :)  This is a bright sunshine, new banana kind of yellow, LOL!  Covered well in two coats, but I was very careful when applying this one, as yellows are notorious for bald spots.  Two coats, and my tips were bright and sunny. :)

    OPI "Where Did Suzi's Man-Go"
    2 coats, no top coat

    I hate to say this, but I think this warmed mango creme is my favorite of the bunch. Applied well in two coats, looks great on the hands and conveys "Spring" to me!  This is exactly the color I needed to wake up my winter tips. :)

    OPI "Toucan Do It If You Try"
    2 coats, no top coat

    This did not photograph well for me, I need a new camera, LOL! The bottle is more accurate than the nail.  This is a bright coral orange creme. Applied well in two coats, no issues. Darn Camera!

    OPI "Live.Love.Carnaval"
    2 coats, no top coat

    Pink coral.  Yep, this is going to be great on my toes. This is a great coral pink creme. Applied perfectly in two coats, went on smoothly and it will definitely be my next pedicure color.

    OPI "Kiss Me I'm Brazilian"
    2 coats, no top coat

    OYE! This pink is ELECTRIC! It is NOT neon, but it IS bright! Two coats is all you need, in order to wake up your tips say, "Wake Up, it's SPRING!" :)

    OPI "Red Hot Rio"
    2 coats, no top coat

    You can't have a collection about Brazil and NOT have a red!  This red is very pretty, it is a true blue toned red, so don't think red tomato...think red corvette! :) Amazing in two coats, and although I have a tone of reds in my collection, there is always room for another fabulous red. :)

    Next Up...the Liquid Sand colors!

    I wore these for 30 minutes before I photographed them.

    OPI "Samba-dy Love Purple"
    2 coats, no top coat

    This is a great bright purple polish with a liquid sand texture.

    OPI "I'm Brazil Nuts Over You"
    2 coats, no top coat

    Hot pink liquid sand . This has a slight shimmer to it, which is nice.  I like when textured polishes have an added sparkle or shimmer to them, it keeps them from looking dull by the second day.

    OPI "What's A Little Rain Forest?"
    2 coats, no top coat

    A lovely tropical blue textured polish.

    OPI "You're So Flippy Floppy"
    2 coats, no top coat

    A lemon yellow textured polish, that will wake up any manicure! This one took longer to dry on me than the others. The colors was great, but the dry time was a tad slower than the other textured colors in the set.

    Overall, I love "Where Did Suzi's Man-go", OPI "I Sao Paulo Over There", and OPI "Next Stop...The Bikini Zone".  These three definitely stand out to me. 

    Brazil nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. Brazil by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning.  Nail lacquers will retail for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack will retail for $12.95 ($14.95 CAN). GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 - $38 for a manicure and $35 - $45 for a pedicure.

                For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

    *Product sent by PR for review.

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