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OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection Swatches!

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Happy Wednesday!! Today I have another new OPI collection to show you guys, it’s the Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection! This collection brings us 4 new polishes, all pink or red. Usually I wouldn’t be excited about a collection like that but it’s inspired by Minnie Mouse so I am an instant fan! I was born and raised (and still live) about 20 minutes away from Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. I grew up on Disney, I’ve been to Disneyland a bazillion times…I was all about Minnie when I was a kid. I was also all about Ariel from The Little Mermaid, I wish someone would do a collection inspired by her!

I’m All Ears is a a bright pink jelly-ish polish with blue/purple shimmer. I’ve heard a few people saying this might be a dupe of Butter London Disco Biscuit, I haven’t put them side by side but this seems a little bit darker. It could be a good alternative if you don’t need an exact dupe. I will be doing a comparison soon,  just haven’t had time yet! The formula was nice, it was a little sheer but it built up nicely. I used 3 coats for the photos below.

If You Moust You Moust is a bright light pink. This is much brighter than some of the other light pink’s we’ve seen this year, like OPI Pink Friday and China Glaze Dance Baby. The formula was okay, it was a little on the watery side for how I like my polish but it was easy to apply. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

The Color Of Minnie is a shimmery red. I love this polish, it’s one of those ones that looks like ribbon candy. The formula on this was really nice, I used 2 coats for full opacity. It was super pigmented so you do want to be careful when you apply it (clean up was a pain)! It’s also one you want to be careful removing so it doesn’t stain the skin around your fingers!

Nothin’ Mousie ’bout It is a glitter top coat packed with purple and orange flecks of shimmer and heart glitter! I always love these glitters in the bottle then I try to put it on and they are always a pain to apply. This is unfortunately no exception to that. The heart glitter in the bottle is very abundant so I thought it would be easy to get on the nail, I was wrong.

Applying this normally I was lucky to get 1 heart on the nail…which you can see in the first photo. For all the other photos I gave up on trying to apply it normally and resorted to blobbing the polish onto a plate and fishing out the hearts with an orange stick. I placed the hearts on the nail and then went over it with the polish. This method was time consuming, but I liked the result. I really like the shimmer in this polish, I actually kind of wish they hadn’t put the heart glitter in here!

Nothin’ Mousie ’bout It over If You Moust You Moust

Nothin’ Mousie ’bout It over I’m All Ears. This was my favorite combo, the shimmer of Nothin’ Mousie ’bout It mixed with the shimmer in I’m All Ears was awesome!

Overall, not the most original collection ever but I do like it. I love I’m All Ears and Nothin’ Mousie ’bout It (even though the hearts were hard to apply).

The Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection will be available beginning June 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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