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OPI Announces Three NEW Holiday Gift Sets:
Wrapped Wild for the Holidays, Holiday
Glam’s in the Bag and Plaid About You

OPI launches three new gift sets this holiday season – Wrapped Wild for the Holidays, Holiday Glam’s in the Bag and Plaid About You. Each set includes nail lacquers ideal for the season plus a special gift in festive packaging, perfect for giving and receiving.

Wrapped Wild for the Holidays features three duo gift sets, each containing two nail lacquers paired with a cheetah-print infinity scarf. Holiday Glam’s in the Bag offers two nail lacquers along with two sateen zippered cosmetic cases, tied with a festive bow. Plaid About You includes three nail lacquers plus Start-to-Finish packaged in a plaid cosmetic bag.

“These three gift sets are perfect for beauty and fashion lovers,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “Wrapped Wild for the Holidays offers great duos for holiday manicures and pedicures, with a bold cheetah print infinity scarf that looks great when paired with rich, jewel-toned clothes. Holiday Glam’s in the Bag and Plaid About You not only offer some of OPI’s bestselling shades handpicked for the season, these sets also come with cosmetic bags that are ideal for storing nail lacquer and other beauty essentials.”

Wrapped Wild for the Holidays duo #1 includes new Gwen Stefani holiday shades Rollin’ in Cashmere and Love is Hot and Coal, duo #2 includes Big Apple Red and Muir Muir on the Wall, and duo #3 includes Lincoln Park After Dark and Samoan Sand. Each duo is packaged with a cheetah-print infinity scarf.

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Holiday Glam’s in the Bag features Bogotá Blackberry and Funny Bunny nail lacquers along with two cosmetic cases, one in black sateen and the other in a white and black print with contrasting red zipper, ideal for holiday travel. Plaid About You includes Peace & Love & OPI, OPI…Eurso Euro and Snow Globetrotter nail lacquers, as well as the treatment product Start-to-Finish, which gives lacquer a glossy finish and protects nails – especially important during harsh winter months. The four products come packaged in a black and white plaid cosmetic bag.

Wrapped Wild for the Holidays, Holiday Glam’s in the Bag and Plaid About You will be available October 2014, at Professional Salons and Spas. Wrapped Wild for the Holidays retails for $21.50 CAN each, Holiday Glam’s in the Bag retails for $21.50 CAN and Plaid About You retails for $39.50 CAN.

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

OPI Launches Limited Edition
Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat

OPI announces the release of Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat, inspired by No Doubt singer/songwriter and L.A.M.B. designer Gwen Stefani. Featuring gold leaf flakes dusted with iridescent glitter, Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat adds gold foil texture to nails when worn over any OPI lacquer shade. This genuine 18-karat gold leaf and glitter top coat comes packaged in a special limited edition collectable box.

“As the name suggests, Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat will render you speechless. This luxurious top coat was inspired by Gwen Stefani’s chic, sophisticated style and is the must-have accessory for the holiday season,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “I recommend layering the top coat over a rich jewel tone like OPI nail lacquer in Just BeClaus, or pairing it with a charcoal brown like OPI nail lacquer in Love
is Hot and Coal for a truly show-stopping effect.”

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Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. This limited edition promotion will be available beginning October 2014 at professional salons and spas for $37.50 CAN suggested retail.

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

Gwen Stefani Joins OPI to Release 18 New
Limited Edition Holiday Nail Lacquers

OPI announces the launch of 18 new limited edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by No Doubt singer/songwriter and L.A.M.B. designer Gwen Stefani. This seasonal collection includes an assortment of red, maroon, burgundy, and forest green hues, along with shimmer-packed silver, gold and black shades.

“During the holiday season, women adopt a more glamorous beauty look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “OPI’s 18 new shades are inspired by Gwen’s edgy, sophisticated style. There are several rich, warm reds – Gwen’s signature color – deep, jewel-toned amethyst, garnet and emerald, as well as silver and gold. I recommend wearing these festive nail lacquers to instantly accessorize party dresses and elegant winter-wear.

“Gwen Stefani Holiday for OPI also includes an array of unique glitters in shades of black and white, with iridescent and chrome accents,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “The holidays are all about indulgence, and these sparkly shades epitomize luxury!”

Gwen Stefani Holiday includes the following:

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This magnificent maroon came into my life just in the “nick” of time.

OPI_Kiss-me-or-elfKiss Me – or Elf!
There’s no denying the allure of this amorous red violet.

OPI_I-carol-about-youI Carol About You
I just fa-la-la-la-love this deep royal purple!

OPI_Christmas-gone-plaidChristmas Gone Plaid
I sure am plaid I found this tree-mendous forest green.

OPI_In-a-holidazeIn a Holidaze
I’m dizzy-in-love with this maroon beauty.

OPI_Love-is-hot-and-coalLove is Hot and Coal
Turn the heat up with this deep grayish brown.

OPI_Fashion-a-bowFashion a Bow
So busy – all tied-up today loving this bright reddish-orange!

OPI_Cinnamon-sweeetCinnamon Sweet
Sugar and spice…this deep, warm red is everything nice.

OPI_What's-your-point-settiaWhat’s Your Point-settia?
So what if I think this is the one truly perfect holiday red?

OPI_Red-finger-and-mistletoesRed Fingers & Mistletoes
This smooch-worthy red shimmer is holiday-perfect.

OPI_First-class-desiresFirst Class Desires
This mélange of gold and eggplant shimmer is #1 on my wish list.

OPI_Sleigh-parking-onlySleigh Parking Only
Tell the valet to take good care of this exclusive dark burgundy.

OPI_Rolling-in-cashmereRollin’ in Cashmere
Wouldn’t you just love wearing this warm, luxurious gold?

OPI_Unfrost-my-heartUnfrost My Heart
The shimmery cool glamour of this gleaming silver is beyond hot!

OPI_i'll-tinsel-you-inI’ll Tinsel You In
Black and white confetti and fine glitter adorn this ornamental glitter.

OPI_Snow-globetrotterSnow Globetrotter
Shake up your world with this glitter swirling with white and rainbow flakes.

OPI_Comet-in-the-skyComet in the Sky
Iridescent beams and midnight black create cosmic art in this glitter.

OPI_So-elegantSo Elegant
Black and chrome confetti add sophisticated drama to this glitter.

Gwen Stefani Holiday nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Gwen Stefani Holiday will be available October 2014, at Professional Salons and Spas for $11.50 CAN suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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

OPI Launches Two Designer Series

Nail Lacquers with

NEW Polished Quartz Formula

This fall, OPI introduces a new Polished Quartz formula with two new semiprecious stone-inspired hues – DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium – to the Designer Series by OPI collection. Each Designer Series Polished Quartz nail lacquer features a semi-matte finish with intense three-dimensional sparkle.

Designer Series by OPI offers a high-shine Top Coat and an assortment of 11 glistening shades, including the two new stunning additions: shimmery rose DS Tourmaline and glittery dark silver DS Titanium. DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium can be worn alone for a semi-matte look, or with DS Top Coat to give nails a high-shine finish.

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“Jewelry has the power to transform a simple dress or tee shirt into a major fashion statement,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “These two new Designer Series shades create the eye-catching look of semi-precious jewels on your nails. Inspired by polished quartz, DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium instantly add glamour, thanks to the highly-pigmented formula and intense diamond-dust sparkle.”

Designer Series by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. DS Polished Quartz lacquers should be worn without Top Coat for a semi-matte finish. DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium will be available beginning September 3, 2014 at professional salons and spas for $14.95 CAN suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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

OPI Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with

Eighth Annual Pink of Hearts Promotion

OPI announces the launch of its eighth annual limited edition Pink of Hearts promotion, a duo pack featuring a new pink confetti glitter hue The Power of Pink alongside the classic light pink crème shade Mod About You. Pink of Hearts 2014 will also include a pink glitter nail file with pink-ribbon charm.

SRF94_PinkOfHearts_UCThis duo pack is designed to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. In 2014, OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

“OPI is proud to support Susan G. Komen and Rethink Breast Cancer with the eighth annual Pink of Hearts promotion,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “OPI’s breast cancer awareness campaign embodies our mission to empower women through color. The Power of Pink is a unique new shade that really celebrates the individual. This pink glitter gives nails a fun, playful look that represents the joyful feeling that comes when embracing life.”

Pink of Hearts 2014 includes two shades sold in one pack – the soft pink Mod About You and the glittery The Power of Pink. This sparkly lacquer features a sheer pink base packed with both micro and macro confetti in light and dark pink hues. The Power of Pink can be worn either alone or layered on top of Mod About You as an accent. Each bottle features a special pink ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness. Pink of Hearts 2014 also offers a pink glitter nail file with pink-ribbon charm to keep nails perfectly shaped.

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Mod About You and The Power of Pink feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Pink of Hearts 2014 will be available September and October 2014 at Professional Salons and Spas for $21.50 CAN suggested retail.

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

OPI Launches Peanuts Limited Edition

Nail Lacquers for Halloween 2014

Peanuts by OPI brings to life Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip characters for Halloween 2014. Inspired by “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the four new limited edition nail lacquer shades include seasonal yellow and black crèmes, as well as two black-based glitter hues.

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“‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ is a classic, beloved film,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “Peanuts by OPI celebrates the fun, youthful nature of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy with four limited edition nail lacquer shades designed to capture the spirit of Halloween. With two crème and two glitter options, you can switch between a cheery yellow or chic black look, or try adding a layer of glitter for a unique
finish.”

Peanuts by OPI includes the following shades:

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The sunny yellow of Charlie Brown’s favorite t-shirt.

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Linus awaits the Great Pumpkin in this orange and black glitter.

SRFA6_WHOAREYOUCALLINGBOSSYWHO ARE YOU CALLING BOSSY?!?
This stormy black is no match for Lucy’s raven hair.

SRFA7_ToBeOrNotToBeagleTo Be or Not To Beagle
Snoopy’s happy-dance of colors in a joyful glitter.

Each of the four shades is also available in the Little Peanuts mini pack, which is sold with ten nail decals ranging from popular Peanuts phrases like “Good Grief!” and “Pow!” to sketches of Snoopy and the signature squiggle of Charlie Brown’s shirt.

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“These stickers offer a playful, kitschy way to add instant art to nails,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “My favorite decal pays tribute to Snoopy’s many kisses – ‘Smak!’”

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Peanuts nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Peanuts by OPI and Little Peanuts mini pack will be available beginning September 2014 at Professional Salons and Spas. Peanuts nail lacquers will retail for $11.50 CAN each; Little Peanuts mini pack will retail for $17.50 CAN.

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

For more information on Peanuts, follow @snoopy on Twitter, @snoopygrams on Instagram, and like the characters at http://www.facebook.com/snoopy.

When I recently posted my Nicole by OPI Neon Gradient on Instagram (see it here in my recent post!), the amazing folks over at Nicole by OPI took notice… and asked for a tutorial!

Now you can replicate my go-to nail art seen here by heading over to Nicole by OPI’s Life in Lacquer blog now!

Don’t forget to share your photos of this look on my Facebook page or on Instagram, and let me know how you liked it!

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Launched a few weeks ago in July, OPI’s partnership with Ford saw the introduction of six new limited edition nail lacquers to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang!

Including both creme and shimmery hues, the collection has aptly-named shades from Race Red to Angel with a Leadfoot, all with gorgeous, high shine finishes. Believe me when I say that you might need a few (or all) of these!

Race Red, the focal point of the collection, is described as a “hot pepper red,” though I find it to be more of an orange-leaning red and less of a true red. No matter, as I love red polish and found Race Red’s orange base helped it stand out. Here, 2 easy, jelly-like coats, no top coat. Love this shine!

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Girls Love Ponies is described as a grown-up hot pink, and I absolutely love it! Incredible coverage even on the first coat, this gorgeous pink leans slightly fuchsia. Inspired by Chanel’s reverse French manicure and a post by the lovely Eugenia on her Instagram recently, I decided to layer Girls Love Ponies over Angel with a Leadfoot for a gorgeous (at least I think so) combination:

OPI_Ford_Girls_Love_Ponies_revFrn Note that this is also called a Ruffian Mani. : )

Where do I stop with the favourites? If you know me, you know I absolutely adore white polishes (and vamps, but more on that later)… and Angel with a Leadfoot is, well, angelic! A soft white with great coverage, this one applied really well, for a white. If you wear whites, you know they can be streaky, but by the second coat, Angel had applied evenly and was drying to a gorgeous shine. A tip is to apply a little more generously than you would another shade, especially on the second coat. Alternatively, apply three very thin coats. Two coats, no top coat:

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Described as a golden pearl, 50 Years of Style is a soft gold that totally reminded me of the gold stripes on the classic Ford Mustangs. It applied really well, though being metallic, it can show application lines so apply quickly and with straight lines. 🙂 Two easy, quick-drying coats below:

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Going for another Ruffian/reverse French manicure, I added the vampy Queen of the Road to 50 Years of Style. This is a very subtle Ruffian, barely visible in the sunlit photo. Queen of the Road is one of those must-have polishes: vampy and gunmetal gray in shade, but full of a fiery sparkle in the sun. Application was a breeze and best of all, no staining! As with 50 Years of Style, Queen can show application lines, but these are only visible in direct light. Two coats over 50 Years:

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Last but not least, the very difficult-to-photograph The Sky’s My Limit, a shimmering blue hue with tiny blue, green and gold flecks that looked gold or silver in different light. This chameleon of a polish veered between green, turquoise and blue depending on the light. I found my photos looked more blue in sunlight, until I finally captured this photo which I think is a perfect representation of the polish: (two coats)

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From OPI’s Chief Nail Polish Queen,  “In creating these six colors, I was inspired by Mustang’s rich heritage. Race Red – the hero shade of the collection – pays tribute to one of Mustang’s signature colors, while 50 Years of Style celebrates Mustang’s golden milestone,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “Queen of the Road was inspired by Mustang’s sophisticated and dramatic black interior. The Sky’s My Limit brings to mind the open road and the adventurous feeling of rushing to meet the horizon,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “Girls Love Ponies is a classic, feminine pink representing today’s multifaceted consumer; who says a ‘girlie-girl’ can’t love cars?” Finally, Angel with a Leadfoot represents the power a woman feels when behind the wheel of a Mustang. This clean, pure hue is an essential statement-making shade.”

Ford Mustang is now available in limited quantities wherever OPI is sold.  For more information, visit www.opi.com, follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

 

Have you tried any of these yet? Which one is your favourite?

~xo

 

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(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

For this summer, Nicole by OPI launched a mini-collection of four new nail lacquers called Seize the Summer. Including bright, beach-ready shades of coral, citrus green, hot pink and metallic confetti glitter, these tropical shades are beautiful and will have you dreaming of the islands!

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One of the first shades I wore from this collection, against my usual preference of pinks and corals, was Lay it on the Lime, the bright lime green shade.

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Having seen just how bright this gorgeous neon can be, I wanted to experiment with a fun way to soften it. If you follow my blog, you have surely noticed my love of gradients, and why not gradient over Lay it on the Lime!

To make this beautiful neon softer and more wearable for those that are neon-shy, I thought a nude, taupe-y shade would do the trick. Enter That’s Putting it Mild, a creamy nude shade!

The look I wanted was similar to a soft, unstructured French manicure, with neon tips. What do you think of the end result?

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I also experimented with this gradient using OPI’s amazing nude Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around… another gorgeous combo you may have seen on my Instagram.

For more information, visit Nicole by OPI on the web, on Facebook, on Instagram and on Twitter!

 

Would you like to see a tutorial for this look?

~xo

 

 

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