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 ūüôā

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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 ‚Äúnice‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôt 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 ūüôā
 

Pastel Stripe Mani

I saw a great mani by Rachel over at Racho’s Nail Love. It was green, yellow and red stripes with a black crackle effect over the top. I thought it looked awesome and decided to recreate it using pink, blue and green pastel shades with white crackle! ¬†I decided i was quite pleased with my stripes so thought i’d show off my mani BEFORE the crackle effect was added as well ūüôā

Warning, picture heavy ūüėČ

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These were my three stripe colours. From L-R:  Essie Navigate Her, OPI Pink Friday and Taras Talons Curacao.

Here are my nails when i had finished the stripes and applied a top coat.

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Now, here it is with crackle! The polish i used was a white Barry M Nail Effects Polish

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When finished, i later went back and added a matte top coat over two coats of Seche Vite, i decided the shiny look wasn’t quite working. It looked much better matte ūüôā

I hope you liked my post ūüôā

 

OPI and Tara’s Talons Swatch

Hey guys!
Today i want to share you with a swatch i did about a week ago. With the lovely weather i thought it was about time i started wearing some lovely coral and orange shades. I decided to wear my favourite Summer shade: OPI Call Me Gwenever from The Amazing Spiderman collection released last year. Along with that, i added a diagonal gold stripe on each ring finger using Tara’s Talons Goblin Gold!

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Let me know what you think! ūüôā

New OPI AvoJuice Scents

Here is the press release by OPI ( not sent to me, but instead found whilst browsing):

OPI launches two new Avojuice Skin Quenchers Hand & Body Lotions in floral scentsPeony & Poppy and Violet Orchid. Inspired by nature’s sweet smells, these nourishing formulas feature a blend of exotic flower fragrances. Both new Avojuice lotions incorporate avocado and aloe extracts to leave skin silky smooth and hydrated, while the deep floral fragrances of Peony & Poppy and Violet Orchid are designed to awaken the senses.

‚ÄúAvojuice Skin Quenchers¬†help replenish moisture, leaving skin feeling as if you‚Äôve just¬†spent a luxurious day at a spa,‚ÄĚ says¬†Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Artistic¬†Director. ‚ÄúApply these revitalizing lotions daily to transform dry, dull skin. Ideal for postmanicure and pedicure pampering,¬†massaging¬†Peony & Poppy¬†and¬†Violet Orchid¬†into the skin¬†is a fragrant way to indulge yourself every day.‚ÄĚ

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These are due for release in July i think…i don’t know about you but i’m really excited to try out these new scents! I always have a mini size with me and i think all of the scents smell wonderful. My favourites are Coconut and Melon and Peach. At the moment i’m using Peach and it’s a lovely light fresh smell. I think what makes these so popular is how light and quick to absorb they are. A lot of hand creams can be quite greasy and thick- something AvoJuice really isn’t!

Really looking forward to these being released, and as soon as they are i’m gonna snap up a mini bottle of each to try and review!

OPI Autumn/Winter 2013-San Francisco Collection

For those of you who don’t already know, in September ( August in the US) OPI are releasing what is in my opinion a HUGE collection for autumn winter. What i like about the look of these is that they aren’t all ‘red’ like a lot of winter polish collections. I think these shades are definetely suitable for the season, so i won’t feel so bad about packing away my neons and pastels. Here is a sneak peak:

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The names and descriptions are as follows

A-Piers To Be Tan – I shore do like this chocolaty tan.
Dining Al Frisco РJust feast your eyes on this fresh air blue.
Haven’t The Foggiest РCan’t tell you why I love this misty gray….I just do.
Peace & Love & OPI – This holographic sage and eggplant is far out!
Keeping Suzi At Bay РThere’s no holding back this assertive navy blue.
Incognito In Sausalito – You better keep this almost black blue under wraps.
Lost On Lombard РOh garn-el! I’m all turned around.
I knead Sour-Dough – Are you bready to wear this toasty warm brown?
Muir Muri On The Wall – This trailblazing plum is the fairest of them all.
In The Cable Car-Pool Lane – Good golly miss trolley this rich burgundy takes me away.
Embarca-Dare Ya! РBetcha can’t pass up this marvelous magenta.
First Date At The Golden Gate – You and me and this shimmery ruby make three.
It’s All San Andreas’s Fault (Liquid Sand Shade) РI’d move mountains to get this textured earthy taupe!
Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! (Liquid Sand Shade) РDog-gone it…fetch me that textured matte blue.
Alcatraz…Rocks! (Liquid Sand Shade) РThere’s no escaping this arresting textured gray.
What do you think? Are you excited for more liquid sands? I think these all look fab and will probably end up investing in a few ūüôā

My Nail Care Essentials

There are quite a few things i want to show you guys, these are all things i use to keep my hands and nails in tip top condition and i love them all :). I will let you know where you can buy and include some easy links to where i purchase them from myself.

1) Bath and Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel

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In the UK these can be hard to find as Bath and Body Works is an American Company. I discovered these when i was living in the states and fell in love with them. They come in hundreds of different scents from sweet and dessert style scents to fresh fruit and honey. I always like to keep one of these with me at all times, using it a few times a day always makes my hands feel clean and refreshed and smelling yummy! If you live in the US you can pop down to your local Bath and Body Works but if like me you don’t you can find them easily on ebay. Just type in bath and body works hand sanitizer and tons will come up :). My current favourites are Red Velvet Cake and Blueberry Cake Donut.

2) Orange Sticks!

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It may sound strange but i love orange sticks! I use these along with cuticle remover to remove my cuticles(duh!) and don’t know how i ever lived without them! They make removing cuticles so easy and are much better for your nails than using metal implements. One side has a flattened edge which is used to push the cuticles back and or remove them. The other is sharp almost like a tooth pick and is ideal for cleaning under the nail. This is something else i buy from Ebay and you can usually get quite a few for just a pound or so.

3) Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

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I cannot recommend this cuticle remover enough! Instead of just slightly softening the cuticles like a lot of cuticle ‘removers’ this one actually does the job. Just apply it to the cuticles wait 30 seconds and use an orange stick to get rid of the gunk. I’m sure this is something you can pick up in most drug stores and pharmacies but like most things i buy this from Ebay ūüôā

4) Sweet Tips Nails Cuticle Oil

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I can’t say i’m exactly fussy when it comes to cuticle oil but i love this one because you can buy it in such a range of different scents! Trust me when i say range…there are 44 different scents to choose from. I own it in cotton candy because i love anything sweet smelling. Strangely i always use this after i remove my cuticles, but i try to use it everyday to keep my nails healthy. I always use Vitamin E oil as an alternative from Holland and Barretts but if you’re from the US you can probably find some in your local drug store. You can buy Sweet Tips Nails cuticle oil here:¬†http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/111380337/sweet-tips-cuticle-oil-available-in-your?ref=shop_home_active

5) OPI AVO Juice

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Another goody i discovered whilst living in America! ( it’s likely i discovered all these because i was living with a Nail Tech as opposed to the country i was in :P) Of all of the hand creams i use this is the only one i’ve found to be non greasy and the smell is to die for. Personally i would recommend coconut melon. You can find these in salons, on ebay, amazon and in some drug stores.

These are the things i use most often, obviously excluding things such as nail files, buffers, top and base coats…i just thought i would show you items most perfect for your handbag ūüôā

OPI Couture De Minnie

Not an indie polish brand i know, but i was dying to share with you this STUNNING new collection by OPI. Inspired by Minnie Mouse ( similar to their other Minnie Mouse Collection) these polishes are delicious shades of pink and red. I love the OPI Liquid Sands and with this collection they give us another one :). Here’s a teaser:

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