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OPI Fall 2012 Germany Collection Swatches!

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Hi guys! Today I have OPI’s Fall 2012 Germany Collection to show you! Germany is one of the places on my bucket list to visit so I was all woohoo when OPI announced this collection! Waaaaay back in the stone age when my Dad was a kid he lived in Germany, my Grandpa was in the Air Force and stationed there for a while. He won’t tell me about most of the time he spent there but sometimes I manage to get a good story out of my Aunt about what a terror my Dad was back then (it makes me happy I’m an only child haha)! Then when my Dad got a little older and he joined the Air Force himself he ended up stationed there too, too bad that was pre-Jen 🙁

Anyway, I love when OPI does collections themed after places…mostly because the names as especially funny with these kinds of collections. Another thing on my bucket list: sit in whatever kind of meeting OPI has when they name collections, I think that would be so fun! To see swatches of all 12 shades in the Germany Collection click the read more button below the collage!

Berlin There Done That is a light brown taupe creme. I love polishes like this, I can’t even tell you guys how many taupe shades I have in my collection. Every time I see them I buy them even though I probably have dupes at home…my addiction is bad! The formula was pretty great on this polish, it was thin but not the kind of thin that is sheer. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Danke-Shiny Red is a saturated shimmery red. This is one of those glowy red’s I always like so no complaints here! The formula again was great, I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Deutsch You Want Me Baby? is a shimmery red-orange. This color is insane, if you asked me to bottle the color I think of when I think of Fall this would be it. It reminds me when the leaves on trees change! Formula wise it was again, great! I used 2 coats!

In person this is a touch more orange most of the time, depending the lighting it does tend to lean more to red. My camera was having issues capturing just how gorgeous this polish is!

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons is a light beige nude. I always want to love nudes like this but the ones with yellow undertones like this never look as good on my skin tone as I would like them to 🙁 The formula was just okay here, it was a little patchy on the first coat but a thick-ish 2nd coat evened it out without a problem. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Don’t Talk Bach To Me is a shimmery yellow toned green. This reminds me a bit of the greens that OPI did for the Shrek Collection. This is one that won’t appeal to everyone but I quite like it…I love unusual colors like this! The shimmer in this was on the very hidden side, I could see it out in direct sunlight but in lower light it was pretty much invisible. The formula was another nice one, 2 coats for full opacity!

Every Month Is Oktoberfest is a vampy reddish purple shimmer. This polish is GORGEOUS, it reminds me of what OPI was doing when I first started getting into nail polish (like Midnight in Moscow and Siberian Nights). The base of this polish is a gorgeous purple, you can see the base on the first coat but after that it pretty much looks black. The formula was awesome, I used 2 coats for the photos below!

I know there has been some confusion about this shade. Some early swatches of this collection had this polish switched with German-icure by OPI. I went to Ulta last night and double checked that Every Month Is Oktoberfest is in fact the one with the purple base. I’m not sure if OPI switched the names on these or if the first few bloggers who received the collection just had bottles with mixed up labels! Just wanted to let you guys know since I’ve seen a lot of talk about it! 🙂

German-icure by OPI is a burgundy red shimmer in a blackened base.  Another vampy shimmer, be still my heart. I love you OPI…more of these please! The formula wasn’t quite as fantastical as Every Month Is Oktoberfest but it was pretty great also, I used 2 coats for full opacity!

My Very First Knockwurst is a light pink toned nude. Alright, now this is my kind of nude. It’s the kind I love and the kind that loves my skin tone back! The formula wasn’t my favorite unfortunately, the opacity was good but it was a little more watery than I personally care for. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! is a dark green toned grey. I laugh so hard at the name of this, my Dad was also pretty amused by it! I only wish this pulled more green on me. I’ve seen other swatches where it looked so much more green 🙁 The formula was good, again a little more watery than I love but I didn’t have any issues with it. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Schnapps Out Of It! is described by OPI as mauve. It reminds me more of a rosy terra cotta kind of shade. Maybe it’s just me but mauve makes me think of Grandma’s and this color doesn’t feel Grandma-ish to me. There is also a hidden silver shimmer, it’s not very obvious on the nail…even in the sun. The formula was really really great, if you are careful it could be a 1 coater! I ended up using 2 coats!

Suzi And The 7 Dusseldorfs is a glowy purple shimmer. I love the name of this one too and the purple is gorgeous. There formula was good here, it’s looking a little brushstoke-y in photos but in person that wasn’t the case. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Unfor-greta-bly Blue is a shimmery medium dusty blue. This is a little frosty for my taste but I love the base color of the polish. The formula was really nice, 2 coats for full opacity!

Overall I really like this collection, there is a little something for everyone. My picks are Every Month Is Oktoberfest, German-icure by OPI, Deutsch You Want Me Baby? and Don’t Talk Bach To Me. If you only get 1 polish from this collection Deutsch You Want Me Baby? would be my pick, that polish is perfection for Fall!

The Germany Collection from OPI is out now! You can find it at professional salons including Ulta, JCPenney, Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, Pure Beauty, Regis and Trade Secret. OPI retails for $8.50 ($9.95 CAN) per bottle!

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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.

To see lots of glittery goodness click the Read More button below!

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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