OPI Mariah Carey Christmas 2013 Collection

Ohhh i’m so excited! I just found pictures of the upcoming OPI Christmas 2013 collection.  It’s full of liquid sands, reds and even a new gold top coat ( similar to Man With The Golden Gun) which is white gold and silver :D. This is a big collection with 18 polishes! EIGHTEEN! I haven’t bought an OPI in a while, with so many gorgeous Indie’s to choose from but i have an eye on a few, and i might have to add some of these to my wishlist.

On to some nice PR shots for you all to drool over like i did 🙂

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My Favorite Ornament Make this champagne glitter your new personal favorite.
All I Want for Christmas (is OPI) This marvelous maroon is present-ly my top choice.
Cute Little Vixen This deep red violet has foxy written all over it.
Underneath the Mistletoe Is my kiss as spicy-sweet as this candy-apple red?
 
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In My Santa Suit This generously pigmented red is worth staying on the “nice” list.
Visions of Love I see this rich burgundy in my immediate future.
Warm Me Up This spiced coffee hits all the cold spots.
Wonderous Star This gold-flecked shimmer has heavenly shine.
 
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All Sparkly and Gold What more can we say…the name says it all.
Sleigh Ride for Two There’s only room left for this dark hot chocolate.
Ski Slope Sweetie This golden pearl is everybunny’s favorite.
I Snow You Love Me Just like I snow you love this disco light confetti.
 
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Silent Stars Go By* This blush of textured pink has parades of sparkle.
Baby Please Come Home* Can’t wait to see you…in this textured and sparkling lilac.
Make Him Mine* But make this textured glistening rose mine first!
 
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It’s Frosty Outside* This frosted silver is so icy it’s hot.
Emotions* This dramatic sparkling coal has got me feeling fine.
Kiss Me at Midnight* It’s time to fall in love with this frosted ice blue.
 
Eeeeeekkk, right?! I love the last three liquid sands and the glitters the most. I would imagine most of the reds are dupes tbh. We shall see come christmas time 🙂
 

Different Dimension ‘On Wednesday’s We Wear Pink’ Swatch

I have wanted this for sooo long, but have been relucutant to pay international shipping- UNTIL i finally found a full bottle of ‘On Wednesday’s We Wear Pink’ on a fellow nail addict’s blog sale! This is a polish i have been dying to have-largely due to the Mean Girls Reference.

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Now that my slight obsession with that movie is over ( i’m nearing 20, this is shameful!) on to the polish! I forgot to take a bottle shot, so here i’m using an image i found online.

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I will let you know now, on the left index finger i’ve had a rather painful breakage 😦 , so i may have to swatch with my right hand for a while, which feels strange! Anyway, here are my pictures.

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The second is a much clearer picture! The base is a nude-ish pink with lots of tiny and slightly larger hot pink glitters. It’s pink glitter galore! Yet, still remains looking not too over the top, and something i could consider wearing for work etc ( when i finally get employed). All in all? 5/5. I LOVE this polish!

You can buy from Different Dimension here:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DIFFERENTdimension

Taras Talons ‘Curacao’ and Unicorn ‘Stick’ Swatches

Hello! I thought i might share with you today a lovely mani i did last night using two great polishes by my favourite indie brand Taras Talons! I used my ABSOLUTE favourite blue which is called ‘Curacao’ that i bought some months ago. I then topped it with a recent purchase, ‘Unicorn Stick’ which is a very very sheer white with greenish blue squares ( think toothpaste!) and white and hot pink hexes. The use of this over the blue polish made it almost a minty green colour but it still clearly blue. The white base in this polish is so sheer that i can layer it over almost any colour and instead of being white, it just slightly lightens the colour beneath giving it a lovely shimmer.

If you’re not aware of this already, Taras Talons makes one-off polishes, so unfortunately neither of these are available to purchase 😦 ( because i got my greedy mitts on them first muahahaha). However if you browse Taras store on Etsy she has a multitude of polishes and nail art supplies which gets updated every Sunday! I’m aware that she currently has some polishes with Mickey Mouse glitters in them, so be sure to check them out! But for now, here is a swatch of my Taras Talons mani 🙂

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You can buy from Taras Talons here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Tarastalons

Pocket Money Polishes-Pretty Woman Swatch

I’m a huge Roy Orbison fan so when i found a polish by Charlie based on the song Pretty Woman, i just knew i had to get it! After waiting for it to be restocked i finally snagged it up! This is a beautiful glitter topper,  it has light and bright pink flower glitters, light pink squares and white hexagonal circle shapes. I love my pink nail polish so i loved this as soon as i saw it! I have been known on several occasions to buy nail polish due to it’s name alone…*embarrassed face* however with this one it was worth it! I decided to layer it over Nicole By OPI ‘Up and Kim-ing Pink’ ( from the Kardashian Kollection).

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Hope you enjoy!

You can buy from Pocket Money Polishes here:

http://www.tbeanz.com/PMP/Retail.htm

Nail Lacquer UK and ‘Snow Dreams’ Swatch

Hey, being the silly busy bee i am, i haven’t had a chance to show you a relatively new UK Indie Brand. UK indies are popping up like crazy, yay! For those of you who hate to pay ridiculous shipping fees for indies from places like the US and Australia, these little brands are a great way to get more polish for you money! I have included on several occasions the UK brands ‘Pocket Money Polishes’ and ‘Taras Talons’ and decided it was time to give Nail Lacquer UK a try! There are a few more UK indies i am yet to jump on, but my next Indie Brand review will likely be Nelly Polish.

Anyway, back to the topic in hand. Nail Lacquer UK is a brand which sells on Etsy, and includes lots of the sorts of thing us nail addicts like, including glitter, glitter and more glitter. I ordered a 10ml Grab Bag from the store as i was spoilt for choice for what to get, so decided to surprise myself. I LOVE the polish i received, a lovely sheer off white with small blue glitters and medium-large sized blue circle glitters which are gorgeous! My order also came with some nail art bows which match the polish perfectly, which i thought was a lovely personal touch! The name of this polish is ‘Snow Dreams’ and feels really cool and wintery!

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You find Nail Lacquer UK here on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nail-Lacquer/314679331968618?fref=ts

And the Etsy Store here:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NailLacquerUK?ref=pr_faveshops

Pocket Money Polishes- I Want Candy

I finally managed to get my hands on I Want Candy when it was restocked! This one seems to go faaast! This is from the Glitter Babies Singles Collection.  I’m also pleased to say that this is a UK indie 😀 

I tried it on over Barry M Lychee, i need to try it over black, i imagine the glitter would really stand out!

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I tried it over a nude as my way of going in for the Neons and Nudes trend.

Hope you enjoyed!

Sally Hansen with I Love Nail Polish- Don’t Trample My Roses Swatch

First of all, i apologise for the quality of this picture. It doesnt accurately show the glitter in Don’t Trample My Roses which i’m very pleased with! I really like it over black, a combo i wouldn’t usually have thought of :). It’s so pretty! Maybes me want to layer all of my glitter top coats over black! In case you’re wondering, the black base is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Onyx.

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Current Indie Favourites #2 I Love Nail Polish

Hello again! A few days ago i posted my first installment of my current indie favorites( found here: https://indienailblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/current-indie-favourites-1-digital-nails/), so today it is time to show you another of my favorite indie brands! Introducing the perfectly named I Love Nail Polish or ILNP/I<3NP for short 🙂 My favourite thing about this brand has to be the professional quality, and how this is beautifully mixed with indie shades. You feel like you’re getting the best of both worlds, a high quality salon polish and a unique indie glitter/shade.

Here is the owner Barbra’s description of ILNP:

‘Founded in 2012, ILNP started out as a hobby that quickly turned into a unique way to express a passion for detail, color, and all things fashion.’

Barbra has come really far with ILNP in a just a year! This is one of those of those indie brands i can see going mainstream/retail at some point and being place high up with the likes of A England etc. Here are some BEAUTIFUL photos of ILNP polishes:

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Sniffany

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Glass Slipper

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Army Surplus

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What the Funk

I decided to show you 4 pictures, all showing different types of polishes available by ILNP. The first, ‘Sniffany’ is one of many creams. The second, ‘Glass Slipper’ is a glitter topper. The third, ‘Army Surplus’ is a holo, and last but not least the fourth, ‘What the Funk’ is a glitter with a cream base. ILNP also do glitter jelly polishes i believe.

ILNP are well known mostly for their incredible holographic polishes. I have seen a ton of holos by indie polish makers but none compare ( besides perhaps those in the Digital Nails store). The amount oh holographic pigment in these polishes is insane, and offers a sophisticated but fun look! A few of these holos are actually very subtle and office friendly including ‘Cashmere Sweater’, ‘A Touch of Mint’ and ‘Down Comforter’.

I always get a great giggle thinking ‘ I love, I Love Nail Polish’ but i really really do. I own just one polish by them atm, and it was the last one made. Barbra helped me to find it on the website ( i was searching on etsy) and i managed to scoop it up! I’m so glad i did as it is BEAUTIFUL. It is a glitter topper called ‘Don’t Trample My Roses’. I’m wearing it on my toes at the moment over OPI You’re Such a Budapest! ( trying the nail envy 2 week treatment on my poor bare fingernails) and it’s just so pretty! Here are some pictures:

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Macro Shot

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Applied to a false nail

My toes look VERY similar to the middle swatch which is entirely coincidence! I just decided on a lilac base to make the colour pop…it was between lilac and light pink.

Here’s hoping i inspired you to go check out ILNP. If you do want to, here are some details:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilnpbrand?ref=ts&fref=ts

Website: http://www.ilnp.com/

Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ILoveNP?ref=seller_info

( Note: if you find something on the website or etsy store which is sold out then shoot Barba a message to see if its in stock on the other site. E.g if it’s not available on etsy ask if it is on the online store- or just check it out yourself!)

Now i’m going to leave you with a gorgeous image of the print used on the ILNP tissue paper for packing.

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New Changes to Lush Lacquer and Starrily

Hello again guys! I’ve let a few blogger friends i know already about this but figured my followers would like to know as well :). It’ kind of like Christmas for me right now as Starrily have reduced their shipping to UK from £10 to £7.99 which is a really good price! Prices have also changed so each polish is now £5.99 i cannot be sure how much they were priced at before but i’m pretty     sure that they were £1 more expensive. This £2 reduction in shipping and £1 reduction in polishes is awesome! It makes it a lot easier for us Brits to get our hands on some gorgeous Starrily polishes! I’ve always been reluctant due to shipping costs to order from them but i can see myself picking up a bunch now! Here are a few pictures of Starrily polishes!

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Unicorn Landia

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Paintball

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Diamond Dusted

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Unicorn Chronicles

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StarrilyNailPolish?fref=ts

Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Starrily?ref=seller_info

Lush Lacquer are currently having problems with their etsy store- it has completely vanished off of the website! Which is awful for them for business as they have just release a brand new neon collection. Unfortunately i can’t show you some picture but when the site is back up and running i will give it its own post. I plan on picking up 5 mini bottles…which bring me to my point…they have now reopened international shipping! Yay! This is at buyers risk however so if something gets lost in the post- that’s it.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LushLacquer?fref=ts

Go over to their Facebook and give them some support, and check out their polishes in their pictures whilst you wait!