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OPI The Amazing Spiderman Collection Swatches!

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Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great weekend, mine as usual went way too quickly for my liking haha! Today I have an exciting new OPI collection to show you guys called The Amazing Spiderman Collection! I was very excited about this when I saw the first promo images for it. I’ve always liked the Spiderman movies so it’s fun that OPI is doing something for the new one that comes out in July!

Call Me Gwen-Ever is a dusty orange that leans towards coral. I feel like I need to put a disclaimer here because this is more orange in real life, whenever I have an orange polish with red undertones my camera freaks. It does lean very coral, especially indoors but it’s more orange than my photos are. Sorry guys, I hate posting photos that are not 100% accurate. This did apply a bit brighter than I thought it would looking at the bottle but it’s no where near as bright as the other orange polishes we’ve seen so far this year. The formula was nice, I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Into The Night is a bright shimmery blue. The shimmer in this is a tiny bit frosty but not in a bad way. I really like this one, it practically glows! It’s like a much brighter version of OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue. The formula was okay, not my favorite. It was sheer but it builds up nicely, I used 3 coats for the photos below. I would recommend wrapping the tips of your nails with this one, you can tell if you don’t. For those that have no idea what that means you just run the brush along the tip of your nail!

Just Spotted The Lizard is a gold/green duochrome. I do like this, I love a good duochrome…however this is the 3rd polish I have that is like this. It’s a dead on dupe of Chanel Peridot and Jessica Iridescent Eye. Now for me this isn’t good news but for everyone else it might be! If you don’t want to throw down the cash for the Chanel this should be a good easy to find alternative for a fraction of the price! The formula was very nice, I actually prefer it to the Chanel! I used 2 coats for the photos below.

My Boyfriend Scales Walls is a white creme. I was kind of meh about this in the bottle but you guys…I love it! I feel weird being all woohoo over a white polish but I have been obsessed with white nails lately, I was actually sad to take this off! My Boyfriend Scales Walls isn’t straight white, it has the smallest bit of grey in there. You can’t tell unless you hold it up to a polish that is a bright white but it makes it much more wearable in my opinion! The formula, for a white, was pretty good. It was streaky on the first coat but I only needed 2 coats for the photos below. For polishes like this I like to do my second coat a bit thick and kind of float it onto the nail with a very light touch.

Number One Nemesis is a murky grey/green shimmer. This polish is insanely beautiful in real life, when I got it in the mail I seriously sat on my bed moving the bottle around staring at it for a good 5 minutes. There are so many different colors of shimmer going on in here. The colors that caught my eye were gold, pink, blue, green and silver. The base color is a very dirty looking dark green. If you don’t like this in photos it might be one you need to see in real life, I promise…it’s great! The formula was good, I used 3 coats for full opacity. If you don’t have a free edge on your nail 2 coats would probably be just fine!

Shatter The Scales/Green Shatter is a dark teal green shimmery crack polish. I’m really not sure what this is called, everything I’ve seen from OPI says Shatter The Scales but my bottle says Green Shatter! I know people are sick to death of crack polish but I think this might be my favorite that has come out! The shimmer is beautiful, you can see it inside and in the shade! I’m also loving the color of it, it reminds me of Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe which is a favorite of mine. I didn’t have any issues with this cracking, it does dry matte so I used a top coat for the photos below!

Shatter The Scales over My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Your Web Or Mine? is a pink frost. The formula was okay, I used 2 coats. I’m not a fan of this and I’m kind of wondering how a pink frosty color made it into a collection with a Spiderman theme. Actually I’m kind of wondering how a pink frost made it into ANY collection.

Overall I like this collection, other than Your Web Or Mine I think that OPI gave us beautiful colors! My only compliant is that I don’t really see the Spiderman tie in with most of the colors…it would have been nice if they had given us a red instead of the frosty pink. My favorites are Number One Nemesis, My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Into The Night and Shatter The Scales.

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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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