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OPI recently announced its seventh annual Pink of Hearts promotion, a limited edition duo featuring the gorgeous classic OPI shade Pink-ing of You, and the new glitter, More than a Glimmer. The duo also comes with a set of pink ribbon and crystal decals!

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When I first received the set, I thought I would end up with a back-up bottle of Pink-ing of You, one of my (many) favourite pink polishes. Boy was I surprised to see this:

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It took me a while to find my original Pink-ing of You (on the right, above), never realizing that it was so many shades lighter than the new Pink-ing of You. Needless to say, though they are labeled the same, they are not the same polish colour.

The new Pink-ing of You is still gorgeous, much more vibrant and pink than the original I had in my stash. It applied evenly, needing only two coats for the shiny look below:

OPI_PoHduo_PinkingofYouThis is the kind of pink that is gorgeous on anyone, reminding me of fluffy cotton candy. Yummy!

Think that was the only surprise I received?

I added a generous coat of More than a Glimmer, the rainbow-hued glitter in a pale pink crelly base…

OPI_PoHrts_MorethanaGlimmer2… and it dried MATTE!

I was pleasantly surprised – what a fun, gorgeous glitter polish! Never did I expect it to be matte! The pale crelly base slightly softened the undies of Pink-ing of You, and the matte finish was perfectly dreamy. Check out this macro:

OPI_PoHrts_MorethanaGlimmerMacroI am in love with this candy confection-looking duo!

Of course I had to see what this combo would look like shiny, so I added some topcoat for the photos below. First one is in the sun:

OPI_PoHrts_MorethanaGlimmerShineThe macro in the shade is spectacular:

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What do you think of the Pink of Hearts duo?

Pink of Hearts 2013 will be available September and October 2013 at professional salons and spas. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

~xo

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

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Hope you’re having a great long weekend so far if you’re in Canada!

I wanted to share with you a supercute and girly mani today… something simple but perfect for summer! The glitter polish I used was from Candeo Colors, a US-based indie brand that I’ve unfortunately not had a ton of experience with. I have worn only two other Candeos (see them here), both glittery, colourful polishes, and Zef is no different in that aspect.

Candeo Zef is a matte glitter polish. It is filled with small black, blue and pink matte hexes, medium pink matte squares and black hexes in a clear base with some matte large blue hex glitters. I simply love pink and black together! Throw in my favourite colour blue… well, this is a gorgeous bottle, let’s put it that way!

The base colour I used is one of my recent favourite pinks – Nicole by OPI’s Still into Pink, a truly outstanding hot pink lacquer that is also matte! (You must see this post, if you haven’t yet!) Still into Pink lights up when paired with shiny top coat, and Candeo Zef looked luminescent overtop!

Artificial light:

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Natural light:

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Candeo Colors are available on Candeo’s website, and used to be available from Llarowe though I am not sure if she still has Zef. Don’t forget to follow Candeo Colors and Llarowe on Facebook!

~xo

 

(Some product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

 

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