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OPI Spring 2013 Euro Centrale Collection Swatches

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Hi guys! Before I get into today’s post I wanted to let you know that the winner of my piCture pOlish Mallard giveaway was LeeAnn! Big thank you to everyone who entered, I loved reading everyone’s dream nail polish shades. There were some seriously fantastical ideas, I wish I was as skilled as some of the indie polish makers are so I could whip some of them up!

Today I have OPI’s Spring 2013 Euro Centrale Collection to share with you guys! I’ve been pretty excited for these so I’m excited to show them today! The local beauty supply I go to got them a while ago but due to their contract with OPI they couldn’t sell them until the official release date, which is today! Anyway, they have been teasing me by keeping them in a display in a locked box…it was torture seeing them just sitting there saying *swatch me* when I couldn’t touch them.

A Woman’s Prague-ative is an orangey copper with gold shimmer. Really interesting shade, I’m actually wearing it right now. It’s one of my favorites from the collection! It feels a little bit like fall shade to me, like something I’d wear for Thanksgiving. The formula was good, it was a little sheer but it had a sheer reddish base which helped it build up easily. I used 3 coats for full opacity. Both photos below are in the sun, I tried to take shade photos and my camera was like NOPE and all it could see was red ūüôĀ

Can’t Find My Czechbook is a dusty aqua blue creme. In person this was a little bit more dusty looking. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the opacity was great. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

OPI…Eurso Euro is a dark blue creme. This leans a bit towards the purple side of blue. The formula was ok, it was a little bit thinner than I personally like so that made it a little bit hard for me to work with. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Hands Off My Kielbasa! is a pinky tan shimmer. I’m kind of on the fence with this, on one hand I like the color and in the shade it’s really beautiful but on the other hand it leans a little too much towards being frost for me. The formula was good, it wasn’t streaky and it didn’t show as many brushstrokes as I expected it to. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw is a dark blue creme. This is much darker than OPI…Eurso Euro but it’s not so dark that it looks black, even in the shade. The formula was good but I did find that I had to be delicate with the pressure I put on the brush while applying the polish so it got streaky. I used 2 coats for the photos below. This dried a bit darker than I expected it to based on the bottle.

My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours! is a red/orange with a tiny bit of shimmer. This is very orange on me but OPI describes it as red. Maybe it will pull more red on those of you who aren’t as ghostly as I am haha! The formula was good, a little thick but very easy to work with. This was nearly a 1 coater, I ended up using 2 coats but if you have short nails 1 will probably work fine for you.

My Vampire Is Buff is a creamy yellow nude. Really gorgeous shade but it does remind me of a few other things we’ve seen lately. The formula was a little thin on this shade and it was a bit streaky as well. I used 3 coats to even everything out.

Oy-Another Polish Joke is a golden shimmer. Not the best on my skin tone but very pretty nonetheless. This was very sheer, I think it would actually be wonderful for layering. I’m thinking that it will probably look fantastic over the blues from this collection. It does build up on it’s own, I liked it at 3 coats but there was still some visible nail line.

Polka.com is blue, teal and fuchsia glitter in a clear base. I love this, I love that OPI has given us a glitters like this in interesting combos in the last couple of collections! The formula was great, it was easy to get a lot of glitter onto the brush and I didn’t struggle with having to place it or dab it on. I used 1 coat over You’re Such A Budapest for the photos below.

Suzi’s Hungary Again is a warm medium pink with a subtle shimmer. The shimmer was pretty much invisible to my eyes but I think it really helped the formula. The formula was a little thin but it seemed like it got better and easier to work with as I polished. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Vant To Bite My Neck? is a dark eggplant purple creme. Gorgeous shade, I always love dark purples like this because they are fabulous for layering over! The formula was awesome, a 1 coater!

You’re Such A Budapest is a light lilac. There is a very subtle shimmer in this shade also but I really couldn’t see it in person, it’s more visible in photographs than in real life. ¬†The formula was good, it was a little sheer and streaky on the first coat but the 2nd coat evened it out and made it opaque without a problem. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

My picks from the collection are A Woman’s Prague-ative, Polka.com and Can’t Find My Czechbook. What do you guys think you’l pick up from this collection?

The Euro Centrale Collection is available now at official retailers like Ulta, Beauty Brands, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis and Trade Secret for $9 each.

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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 ūüôĀ 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 Llarowe, Harlow & 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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