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OPI The Man With The Golden Gun

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Hi guys! Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far! Apologies for the lack of a spam post this weekend, I went to a concert Friday night then I got home and our cat Oreo was sick so I was too preoccupied to edit and write a post. Anyway, today I have an awesome new OPI polish to share with you guys called The Man With The Golden Gun…I’m sure you’ve heard of it, right?

The Man With The Golden Gun is an 18K gold leaf top coat. It seems like these gold leaf polishes are all the rage right now, Sephora by OPI has one out and Zoya just recently put one out also (I believe it’s sold out now). When I went into my local supply store to pick this up they showed me one that Jessica has out now also, I posted a bottle shot of it on my instagram here if you want to check that out…it’s also on their website here.

I went back and forth about which of these gold flake top coats to buy (I actually talked myself into only getting one…amazing!), they all seem to be pricey so I went with the one in the prettiest packaging for my purchase. I have to give it to OPI for the way they have packaged this polish…the bottle is to die for, it’s gold and all reflective and beautiful! It also comes in a nice collectors kind of box…it’s a nice touch, makes me feel a little better about the hefty price tag.

Alright, let’s talk about the formula! I found the gold flakes to be a little sparse…more sparse than I expected. I would suggest giving this a good shake before applying it, since you can’t see into the bottle I’m not sure if the flakes settle to the bottom or not but it seemed like I got a lot more on the brush if I shook it right before I put it on.

For application I had the best luck with brushing on a coat of the flakes then going back and dabbing on more on spots where I wanted them. That gave the most even coverage with the least amount of work. I had no issues with any kind of texture after a coat of top coat, the gold flakes weren’t sticking up off the nail or anything of that nature!

P.S. all the base polishes in this post will be shown in the next week or so in case you’re wondering….it’s like a little preview of what’s to come! Also, The Man With The Golden Gun bottle is pretty much like a golden mirror which means you can see my camera and my lovely purple tank top reflecting in like every photo, sorry about that!

The Man With The Golden Gun over Essie Where’s My Chauffeur?

The Man With The Golden Gun over Nails Inc Baker St. This is my personal favorite combo, I’m wearing it right now! This is so much more vibrant in real life, curse you Baker St for being so amazing and impossible to photograph!

The Man With The Golden Gun should be available this month, if it’s not already in stores near you. Retail price is $30.

*some of the polishes in this post were provided for review, The Man With The Golden Gun, Nails Inc Baker St and the Essie polishes were purchased by me*

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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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