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OPI Spring 2012 Holland Collection Swatches!

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Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, mine was awesome! I ended up going back to ISSE yesterday…didn’t really buy a ton though. I bought one of the Twiddle Stic’s from Doll hair care that I mentioned in my big ISSE post and some Nubar polishes for my Mom, those were my big purchases. Other than that I only got 2 Jessica polishes and a couple colors of this awesome hair dye called Color Rub. It’s a little tub of bright hair color that you literally rub on your hair and it washes right out. I like the idea of curling my hair and doing the tips teal or some other crazy color. Yesterday ended up being more fun than Saturday, I wandered around for awhile with Michelle from Beauty Besties and watched her get a gel mani at the Orly booth….it’s kind of amazing what they can do with gel polish, I had no idea!

Anyway, today I have the Holland Collection from OPI to show you…woohooo!! I’ve been looking forward to this collection for what seems like forever, good news…it’s just as good as I imagined! The shimmers in this collection are perfect and the cremes are gorgeous and apply amazingly…really it’s perfect! I’ll also have some comparisons up for these in the next couple of days…I know someone will ask so I wanted to mention it in the beginning of the post 🙂

A Roll In The Hauge is a bright orange creme. It’s not quite as neon as it looks in my photos but it is BRIGHT, says summer more than spring to me but I love it! The formula was nice, not a streaky nightmare like orange can be sometimes. I used 2 thick coats for the photos below.

Did You ‘ear About Van Gogh? is a light beige creme. Nom nom I love this, I’m such a neutral polish hoarder..the funny thing is it’s rare that I even wear a neutral polish but I feel the need to own them all haha. This one is absolutely lovely, the formula was also really nice. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI? is a dark red toned purple with a golden and red shimmer. I feel like we’ve already seen this for Spring but shoot, who cares…it’s gorgeous! The formula was great, I used 2 coats for the photos below! The shimmer was more visible in the sun in real life than it is in my photos!

Gouda Gouda Two Shoes is a dark rosey pink with a golden shimmer. I ended up liking this more than I thought I would, in the bottle it looked a little grandma-ish but on the nail it is gorgeous and so flattering! It did dry a little bit darker than it looked in the bottle, I think that also helped. The shimmer in this one is so stunning outside, I wish I could have captured the shimmer better for you guys. If you like subtle shimmer you’ll love this! The formula was really nice on this polish, I used 2 coats for the photos below.

I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! is a light dusty blue with a gold and silver shimmer.  The shimmer in this shade is very noticeable, both in the sun and inside and in low light. I really really love this polish, it’s very subdued but with a nice twist. The formula was a bit thick but easy to work with, I used 2 coats for the photos below.

I Have a Herring Problem is a dusty medium blue with gold and silver shimmer. It’s the darker version of I Don’t Give a Rotterdamn. I prefer this shade out of the 2, I ended up wearing it both days to ISSE and got quite a few compliments on it! The formula on this one was also on the thick side, I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Kiss Me on My Tulips is a hot pink creme. This polish is simply gorgeous, I was never a pink polish girl until I started blogging…had I had shades like this I probably would have been! The formula was pretty great on this one, I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Pedal Faster Suzi! is a light pink with silver shimmer. This ended up being a surprise favorite for me, it’s very office safe but the shimmer gives it something special. It was so flattering on, I will be grabbing for this one a lot! Formula wise it was a little thin, I used 2 coats for the photos below. In person there was a little bit of visible nail line, if you don’t like the look of that 3 coats of this would be perfect for you!

Red Lights Ahead…Where? is a coral red creme. This is the very very red side of coral, and it is gorgeous! I can’t believe how many red polishes I am loving from all the spring collections…it’s so unlike me. The formula on this one was outstanding, seriously. I think it might have even applied itself lol! I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Thanks a WindMillion is a light sea green creme. This doesn’t feel super unique to me but it’s very gorgeous anyway. The formula was really nice on this one, much like the rest of the collection! I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Vampsterdam is a deep plum with a silver frost running throughout it. I loved this in the bottle, on the nail its not my cup of tea…it leans a bit too much to the frosty side for my personal taste. It kind of feels like an old OPI, like something they did years ago. Formula wise it was nice, a bit more sheer than I expected it to be but it was opaque in 2 coats.

Wooden Shoe Like To Know? is a medium chocolate brown with a golden shimmer. This is my favorite of the entire collection, I LOVE brown polish….add in awesome shimmer and I am sold! I have a lot of brown polish in my stash but this is a unique polish for me! The formula was great, 2 coats for the photos below!

Overall this collection is gorgeous, I love most of it. The shades aren’t all the most unique shades ever but they are beautiful either way. My favorites are Wooden Shoe Like To Know?, Pedal Faster Suzi, I Have a Herring Problem and Gouda Gouda Two Shoes.

The Holland Collection by OPI will be available February 8, 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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