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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!

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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:

OPI_Just-be-clausJust BeClaus
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!

Earlier this year Nicole by OPI launched a new celebrity collaboration of 14 new lacquers inspired by mega-star country singer Carrie Underwood, and what a beautiful collaboration! Running the gamut from nudes to pinks to vamps… and a few sparklers and textures thrown in for good measure. There truly is something for everyone here!

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Let’s look at the gorgeous lacquers! (Just a note that I did not receive Carrie’s namesake polish, Carrie’d Away, a beautiful gold, so I have only 13 of the 14 lacquers for you.) All polishes are swatched over Nicole by OPI’s new 3-in-1 base/top coat and strengthener.

One of the immediate standouts for me was the soft, pale rose-petal-pink Love My Pups. This one reminds me of some of my favourite OPI crellies (cream jellies) like Bubble Bath and Funny Bunny – sheer at first but buildable and totally office-and-also-wedding-appropriate! Here are two coats:

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Look how gorgeous Love my Pups is with a hint of Party Bus, a beautiful silver holographic glitter polish with macro glitter and…  flower glitters! I didn’t know if I would like this glitter by looking at the bottle, but it totally blew me away once I had it on!! It’s so fun!! And summery, and really like a Party Bus, no?

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Look at the macro… sigh:

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Southern Charm is a gorgeous peach-leaning tan creme. Another beauty! This colour is slightly darker/more peach than nude on me, but this is the kind of nude lipgloss I usually fawn over, so no surprise, another love here! Below, 2 coats:

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I paired Southern Charm with Lips are Dripping Honey, a gold holographic glitter bomb in a clear base. This one is filled with golden hex and micro glitter, making it sparkle no matter how much or how little of it you use. It’s like a gold version of Party Bus, minus the flower shapes. Doesn’t it make a gorgeous combo with Southern Charm?

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And of course, a macro for my macro-lovers:

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I love the holo glitters Nicole by OPI used in this collection!

Sweet Daisy is a beautiful salmon pink creme. I loved Nicole by OPI’s description “southern peach blossom” which I could almost imagine. In some lights it leans a bit more peach, and had a crelly quality as well. Another beauty! Here are two shiny coats:

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A little bit brighter is Color Me Country, another crelly formula polish in a hot, medium-pink. It’s totally a hot summer shade and will sizzle with a little summer sun and tan! Here are two easy coats:

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A sugary pink confection, I loved how Carnival Cotton Candy looked with Goodbye Shoes, used as an accent on my ring finger. Goodbye Shoes is a dustry grey-green, very different, but gorgeous. I usually don’t love green polishes but the grey-base totally called out to me! Both below at two coats:

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Some Hearts is a polish I have already used a few times in a couple of recent nail art manis (here and with Color Me Country here). A beautiful bright coral, this is another sizzling beauty for summer! It looked really bright on me and I love it! Look at that shine! Again, two coats:

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I have worn the next shade so many times that I’ve lost count. You have to know how hard it is for me to wear the same polish over and over again, given how many new or unworn polishes I have at any given time… not to mention the swatching that I do… but somehow, American as Apple Pie, this stunning red creme, just keeps calling to me! If you only purchase one colour from this collection, get this – sure to become a classic red in your stash. Amazingly easy to apply, self-levelling, quick drying. Two coats, no top coat and this shine!:

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Moving on to the two vamps in this collection, another namesake polish, this one a play on her married name, Fisher Queen is a deep eggplant with a beautiful hidden shimmer. In the sun, as in below, it is very vibrant and the shimmer dances (click the pic to see full size), while in the shade, it is a mysterious vamp. Another easy application, two coats below:

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Backstage Pass is a burnished purple, appearing brown in the shade, but with a hidden copper shimmer in the sun. If you click the picture, you can see some of the sparkle. Application was great with a gorgeous shine to the finish. Two coats:

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Finally, the only textured polish in this collection is Sing You Like a Bee, a white frost with tons of golden shimmer. You can see the textured finish best on my pinky. This was a breeze to apply if you let the coats dry in between, and you have to apply it lightly as the formula was a bit thick. I used two coats below:

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The gold shimmer is actually more of a gold flake if you look at the macro shot below. The iridescence of this polish is divine. It actually looks angelic!

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Which of these shades is your favourite?

Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. This limited edition collection will be in newly designed bottles featuring the NEW Nicole logo. These shades are available (in Canada) at Shoppers Drug Mart, Target Canada, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, London Drug, and Loblaws.

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

If you liked this post, please take a moment to ‘like’ this post and/or comment! I love to read what you think.

~xo

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

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We recently learned of the amazing new product Glitter Off by OPI launching in March 2014 (read all about it here), and today I wanted to share with you how it works!

Glitter Off by OPI is a new, peel-able base coat that allows for the quick and easy removal of nail lacquer when applied beneath any glitter or dark nail color. Glitter Off provides a base for quick one-step removal and protects natural nails, while simultaneously making nail colors brighter. Glitter Off is designed to leave nails polish-free and stain-free in seconds, revealing a clean nail surface without the use of lacquer remover.

Step 1: apply one thin coat of Glitter Off

Glitteroff1Step 2: wait for it to dry clear

Glitteroff2Step 3: apply as many coats of your glitter polish as you like

Glitteroff3Step 4: when you are ready to remove, use a cuticle stick to gently lift up an edge and peel the glitter lacquer off the nail.

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That’s it! No remover necessary!

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Glitter Off features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Glitter Off will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons and Spas across Canada for $10.95 CAN suggested retail each.

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

 

So what do you think? Are you excited to try Glitter Off?

~xo

Endless Sparklebilities!

OPI Announces a NEW Line of Sparkling Shades
with Spotlight on Glitter

Glitter takes center stage with the launch of Spotlight on Glitter, a new collection of OPI’s best and brightest sparkling lacquers. The line showcases OPI’s most popular metallic and holographic lacquers in rainbow, gold, silver and pink iridescent confetti; these glitters may be worn alone or layered over any nail color for a dazzling effect.

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“Glitter isn’t just for wearing on New Year’s Eve! Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you can’t still wear sparkle,” explains Suzi Weiss Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Try creating an ombré effect or accent nails by adding a layer of sparkle for a fun night on the town.”

Spotlight on Glitter by OPI includes the following:

YouPinkTooMuchYou Pink Too Much
I’m obsessed with this rosy glitter set in a shimmery base.

DesperatelySeekingSequinsDesperately Seeking Sequins
This prismatic glitter on a backdrop of shimmer is just what you’re looking for.

RoseOfLightRose of Light
A million points of light radiate from this rosy gold and rainbow sparkle.

IReachedMyGoldI Reached My Gold!
The cache of gold confetti in this clear rainbow glitter is all yours!

ChasingRainbowsChasing Rainbows
Your pursuit of gorgeous has won you this rainbow with pot-of-gold highlights.

BlushHourBlush Hour
Sorry, gotta blush… this super dense fuchsia glitter is way too charming.

These can be used with Glitter Off (see more here)— a new, peel-able base coat that allows for quick and easy removal when applied beneath any glitter shade. To remove, use a cuticle stick to gently push and peel the glitter lacquer off the nail. No nail polish remover is necessary for this final step.

Spotlight on Glitter by OPI nail lacquers feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. These six glitter shades and Glitter Off will be available March 2014 at Professional salons and spas across Canada for $10.95 suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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

Glitter On, Glitter Off!

OPI Glitter Off Peel-able Base Coat Allows for Glitter Nail Lacquer Removal in Seconds

Glitter Off by OPI is a new, peel-able base coat that allows for the quick and easy removal of nail lacquer when applied beneath any glitter or dark nail color. Glitter Off provides a base for quick one-step removal and protects natural nails, while simultaneously making nail colors brighter. Glitter Off is designed to leave nails polish-free and stain-free in seconds, revealing a clean nail surface without the use of lacquer remover.

OPI_Glitter_Off_BC“Women love glitter nail lacquer, which adds a glamorous element to any manicure. However, it can be difficult and frustrating to remove. Now OPI fans can fully embrace the glitter nail trend without the accompanying hassle. Simply brush on one thin layer of Glitter Off to bare nails, wait until it dries clear and then apply as many coats of glitter lacquer as needed to get the desired look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Glitter Off is designed to last for a few days, allowing for glitter shades to be changed frequently or worn just for a special occasion or night out. It’s so easy to use – And when it’s time to remove it, peel!”

To remove, use a cuticle stick to gently push and peel the glitter lacquer off the nail. No nail polish remover is necessary for this final step.

Glitter Off features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Glitter Off will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons and Spas across Canada for $10.95 CAN suggested retail each.

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

Imagine my surprise when I received unexpected news from OPI in my inbox! After the thrill of the Brazil Collection, I did not expect further OPI releases for some time… well colour me happy with: 

OPI Celebrates the Muppets with Limited Edition Nail Lacquers

Inspired by Disney’s New Film Muppets Most Wanted

OPI announces the launch of eight new limited edition nail lacquers inspired by Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. With an all-star cast including Kermit the Frog, Constantine, Ricky Gervais, Miss Piggy, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey and the whole Muppet gang, this family comedy is directed by James Bobin and written by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller. Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.

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“The Muppets are a fun-loving, colorful cast of characters. These eight new nail lacquers were inspired by their latest adventures in Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted, which include a glamorous international stage tour – and lots of surprises,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Fashionable Miss Piggy is represented through soft pink, peach and pearlescent hues, as well as a frosty sapphire blue – Miss Piggy’s Big Number – to match her fabulous tour gown. The remaining four shades highlight the film’s unexpected elements and include a color-shifting mauve and three sparkle-packed lacquers – including my personal favorite Gaining Mole-mentum, a gold and rose chunky shredded glitter.”

Muppets Most Wanted by OPI includes the following shades:

MuppetsWorldTourMuppets World Tour
This white quartz with colorful sparkle is a global sensation.

MissPiggysBigNumberMiss Piggy’s Big Number
Stand back… Miss Piggy’s on sapphire!

ILoveApplauseI Love Applause
This sheer, sweet pink deserves a standing ovation.

LetsDoAnythingWeWantLet’s Do Anything We Want!
There’s no holding back this rose gold glitter with white confetti.

KermitMeToSpeakKermit Me to Speak
Listen up… I’ve got lots to say about this rosy mauve.

GainingMole-mentumGaining Mole-mentum
Make your beauty mark with this shredded gold and chunky pink glitter.

IntlCrimeCaperInt’l Crime Caper
To miss this opalescent pearl would be the crime of the century.

ChillinLikeaVillianChillin’ Like a Villain
My evil plan… to get away with this precious, sheer nude.

Muppets Most Wanted by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Muppets Most Wanted will be available March 2014, at professional salons and spas for $10.95 CAN suggested retail each.

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

“Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014. For more information, visit Disney.com/Muppets, like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Muppets, and follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/MuppetsStudio.

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