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Today’s post… will cast a spell on you!

Well, I have been waiting over a YEAR to share this news with you… and the big day is finally here! Today I bring you… Bewitch, my collaboration shade with piCture pOlish!

When piCture pOlish first contacted me after Blog Fest 2012 to ask if I would be interested in participating, I must admit, I was shocked. My blog was still relatively new at the time, and there were far more established bloggers than me they could have selected. This was a huge honour, but even more so for a newish blogger!

When I finally collected myself after the shock wore off, I knew what I wanted. Loving dark, moody colours, my shade would have to be vampy… maybe holographic. I was inspired by one of my favourite piCture pOlish shades, Monroe, a jelly base with holo pigments, and asked for an aubergine shade with perhaps a sprinkling of golden fairy dust. And as we approached the final round of collaboration shades being released today, BEWITCH was born!

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Bewitch is a complex aubergine shade that starts out as a purple jelly base with holographic particles, filled with golden shimmer. It is a moody shade that, though starting out with a cool purple base, looks warmer once applied, and slightly shade-shifts in different light. And it is shiny and sparkly, and truly: gorgeous!!!! I am so proud of this collaboration shade!

Have a look:

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And of course, a macro to show you the complexity of Bewitch:

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You can see some of the purple jelly base on the perimeter of the polish in the macro. I just love the juxtaposition of cool and warm tones in Bewitch! And that gold and holographic shimmer…!

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A huge THANK YOU to the girls at piCture pOlish for allowing me the opportunity to create my very own polish shade! The collaboration shades are a phenomenal idea, and I personally own many bloggers’ creations.Thank you for being so supportive of us bloggers!

You must see this shade for yourself to be “bewitched…” and I hope you love it as much as I do!

I would love to know what you think, so please feel free to comment!

Get your very own Bewitch directly from piCture pOlish (they ship internationally!), or from their Network. Don’t forget to follow piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, and check out their YouTube channel!

~xo

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Today I have for you one of my favourites from Zoya’s Summer 2013 Stunning Collection, the 6-piece creme half of Zoya’s Stunning and Irresistible Collection. Zoya Thandie is a non-neon, Creamsicle-looking orange beauty with a shimmer ribbon woven through it. I loved how Thandie was bright in that summery way, but not neon like most brights this year, making it highly wearable for most. Its shimmer is absolutely gorgeous! Let’s skip right ahead to the macro shot:

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Like all my Zoyas, Thandie applied beautifully, self-levelling, with great coverage on the first coat. And dried to that gorgeous shiny Zoya finish in no time.

Here are two coats of Thandie in the sun:

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…and in artificial light:

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Is she not a beauty?

I wanted to play with the Zoya Summer 2013 collection, which, by the way, was so cohesive, with almost a related shade in each of the creme Stunning, Pixie Dust and foil shimmer Irresistible collections.  I chose the beautiful Amy from the Irresistible collection, a vibrant, fiery orange with tiny gold foil shimmer for an angled variation on the French manicure:

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I loved how well these two paired together!! What do you think?

Order Zoya directly from Zoya if you’re in the US, or order Zoya from Nail Polish Canada. Don’t forget to follow Zoya on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news!

~xo

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

Continuing on with my reveal of the summer brights in OPI’s Neon Revolution, today I bring you the other three polishes in this adorable mini pack! (See the pink one here!)

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The Time is Pow! is a bright orange neon jelly, and is probably the brightest-looking out of the four in the bottle. I love a beautiful orange in the summer and this is no exception! The consistency was similar to Pink Outside the Box: jelly, smooth application. I applied two coats over white, but this time I left my index finger with just clear base – no white – to give you an idea of what it’s like alone.

Two coats over white, except index finger which is 2 coats over base coat, pre-top-coat:

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The orange was such a challenge for me to photograph… it kept photographing really pale in the sun, especially when I applied top coat. Here it is with top coat, super-shiny:

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The next lacquer was challenging to apply, especially because I rushed the white base also, leaving streaks on the white canvas. Don’t Say It – Yellow It! is a beautiful neon yellow, but due to its light colour, the jelly looks really sheer. Yellow is really difficult to apply when cream, so I found the jelly consistency to make it even more difficult. Here are 2 coats over white base, with top coat:

OPI_Neon_DontSayItEven with the slight streaking you see, I think I will give Yellow It another try. The shine and that colour are just too gorgeous!

Last but not least, Blue it Out of Proportion, a pretty and innocent-looking blue (in the bottle)! Blue is one of my favourite colours, and this blue jelly was dreamy! It really comes alive when applied over the white base, as you can see in the photo. I applied two coats Blue it Out of Proportion over white base:

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Overall, I absolutely loved this mini set. A perfect collection, released at the perfect time. I felt the summer heat just applying these beauties! The consistency overall was great, and loving jellies as much as I do, I would love to wear these differently. The only negative? I wish they were full-size bottles!

So which of the Neon Revolution minis is your favourite?

This limited-edition collection will be available in July wherever OPI is sold, including Nail Polish Canada, though I have heard that this set has already been spotted in stores!

For more information, visit OPI.com, follow them on Twitter, and become a Facebook fan.

~xo

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

A SUNSATIONAL NEON SUMMER BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHINA GLAZE®

Introducing 12 Smooth Crèmes and Juicy Jellies

 

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Los Angeles – (May 2013): Make waves this summer with the new China Glaze® Sunsational collection.  This fun palette of six brighter-than-bright crèmes and six juicy jelly polishes create a bold pop or sheer hint of color that are sure to see you through every highlight of your summer.

Mix and match these hot hues and different finishes from China Glaze® Sunsational for a vivid and bold expression on your tips and toes:

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  • Sun of A Peach: Popping peachy crème
  • Neon & On & On: Flirtatious pink crème
  • Bottoms Up: Passionate bubblegum pink-purple crème
  • That’s Shore Bright: Playful purple crème
  • Too Yacht to Handle: Teasing teal crème
  • Highlight of My Summer: Mellow mint green crème

 

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  • Shell-O: Juicy coral-pink jelly
  • Heat Index: Enticing pink jelly
  • You Drive Me Coconuts: Panic causing purple jelly
  • Are You Jelly?: Vivacious purple jelly
  • Isle See You Later:  Marine blue jelly
  • Keepin’ It Teal: Totally Turned Up turquoise jelly

 

China Glaze® Sunsational will be available in July 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

Happy piCture pOlish Thursday! It’s time for another Ozotic, an Aussie brand that piCture pOlish added to their portfolio (lucky for us!)! Today I have for you a brand-new polish for me: Ozotic 621, part of their 600 series which are all scattered holos.

Ozotic 621 is described as “a deep red holo that has no glitter! 621 contains a scattered holo element that will bring rainbows to your fingertips! Your nails will take on a whole new dimension when in bright light or sunlight.” 621 is FILLED with a rainbow-hued holo, creating a three-dimensional, gorgeous effect on your nails, even outside of direct light… Though it’s described as a deep red, I saw a lot of orange in the base which makes it quite a warm red. When the light hits 621, it sparkles with a lot of gold reflection. Gorgeous!

I applied two beautiful, easy coats of 621 over basecoat, with a coat of China Glaze’s Fast Forward Top Coat. Ozotic 621 applied easily, self-levelling, and could even be a one-coater if you’re in a hurry. It’s the fluid, heavily pigmented consistency that made me fall in love with the entire piCture pOlish line – and the best part? It dries super-fast!

In artificial light:

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Look at that shine!!!! Don’t you love the depth that the holo creates?

Now look at it come alive in sunlight:

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Earlier I fell in love with the Ozotic Sugars and Beam lines, and today, I am in love with Ozotic’s amazing scattered holo. If you have never tried the 600 series, you must.

To get your very own Ozotics, visit piCture pOlish on-line and or visit any piCture pOlish Network member, including Harlow & Co, Llarowe and Nail Polish Canada.

And don’t forget to follow the Girls on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all the latest news, giveaways, and more!!

~xo

 

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

High Fashion Minnie!

OPI Walks the Runway with New Couture de Minnie Nail Lacquers, Inspired by Minnie Mouse

OPI announces the launch of its Couture de Minnie collection, including four limited edition nail lacquers and one new Liquid Sand™ shade. Created in honour of Disney’s beloved character, the Couture de Minnie line explores the fashion-forward side of Minnie Mouse, mixing pink, fuschia and red shades with textural elements. In addition to three crème lacquers, the Couture de Minnie line features a red and white polka dot glitter shade and the strawberry-hued Liquid Sand nail lacquer in Magazine Cover Mouse to give nails a sparkly, matte finish.

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“Last summer, OPI created a ‘Vintage Minnie Mouse’ line. Women around the world fell in love with the fun and playful shades evocative of Minnie’s traditional look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “This year, OPI is exploring a different side of Minnie Mouse. The Couture de Minnie collection draws inspiration from Minnie’s iconic style and incorporates trends most recently seen on the runways, from standout shades to fun textural elements.”

The Couture de Minnie collection includes:

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This pop of bubblegum pink is totally fabulous!

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This fantastic fuchsia is at the top of my shopping list.

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This white and red glitter is the height of fashion.

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Catch this crimson by the toe!

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The headline-making strawberry has sparkling texture.

Couture de Minnie nail lacquers each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand lacquers should always be worn without top coat. This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2013 at Professional Salons for $10.95 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 become a Facebook fan!

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