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OPI Spring 2015 Hawaii Collection Swatches & Review

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Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend! Mine was good, didn’t do anything too terribly exciting, but I did watch the Grammy’s, actually I should say I DVR-ed the Grammy’s and sped through most of it lol. If you guys watched too did you have any favorite performances? Today I have the Spring 2015 Hawaii Collection from OPI to share with you! I’ve been looking forward to this collection for what feels like forever! Months ago I stopped by my local beauty supply to get something and the owner showed me a nail wheel of these and I was pretty smitten with a few of the colors!

Aloha From OPI is a cereal red creme. This is a nice bright creme, I don’t think its super unique but pretty nonetheless and pretty for Spring/Summer. The formula was good, it was easy to apply with great opacity.

Do You Take Lei Away? is a beige/nude creme. This is a nice neutral shade that works well with my pale skill which is always nice. The formula was good, I had no application issues and the opacity was good.

Go With The Lava Flow is a pink/red shimmer. This was a bit more pink toned in person than my camera could capture it. The shimmer is nice, it’s easy to see outdoors and indoors depending on the lighting. The formula was easy to work with and the opacity was again, really nice.

Hello Hawaii Ya? is a dusty grey toned purple creme. This shade feels like a good Winter/Spring transition color if you wear polish depending on the season. The formula was again really nice with easy application and good opacity.

Is Mai Tai Crooked? is a light orange creme. This is my favorite of the collection, it’s an easy to wear orange that I think would be flattering on a variety of skin tones. The formula was good, I had no issues with it being streaky and the opacity was good.

Just Lanai-ing Around is a dark pink with a subtle silver shimmer. The shimmer was mostly visible out in direct sunlight and even then its very subtle, much more than my photos make it look. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and the opacity was great.

Lost My Bikini in Molokini is a dusty medium purple. I like how this is a bit bright but a bit dusty at the same time. The formula was easy to work with and had good opacity.

My Gecko Does Tricks is a bright yellow toned green shimmer. I thought I would really love this one but it just didn’t wow me in person as much as I expected. It is a pretty color but just not my favorite type of green. The formula was ok, it was a little thin for my taste and sheer however it built fairly easily and was opaque in 3 coats.

Pineapple’s Have Peelings Too! is a gold frost with various sizes and colors of glitter. This is just not my cop of tea, sorry OPI. This polish kind of reminds me of some of the polishes a lot of indies did when the craze first started…frosty glitters. I didn’t care for them back then and still don’t, but I’m sure there is someone out there that will love this. It’s not all bad with this polish though, the formula was actually kind of nice. It was easy to apply with really good opacity and it dried down without too many brush strokes, it also dried really quickly.

Suzi Shops & Island Hops is a light pink creme. I feel like OPI gives us 1 or 2 of this exact light pink every year so this doesn’t excite me much but if you’re on the hunt for a nice baby pink this is a good one. The formula was good, I didn’t have issues with it being streaky and the opacity was good.

That’s Hula-rious is a light minty green creme. This is another favorite of the collection for me, it’s not super unique but I’m always looking for a mint with a good formula and this one was pretty nice. The formula was good, a little streaky on the first coat but completely opaque with the second coat.

This Color’s Making Waves is a blue/green shimmer with little bits of pink shimmer. The pink shimmer didn’t translate well in photos but you could see it in person, it was a nice pop with the blue. The formula was ok, it was on the sheer side but it built easily and was opaque in 3 coats. I did not have staining with this.

Overall the colors in the Hawaii Collection aren’t unique for the most part but the formula were nice for most of them and overall I like the feel of the collection. My picks are That’s Hula-rious and Is Mai Tai Crooked

The Hawaii Collection from OPI is available now both in gel color and regular polish form. Each polish retails for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) at professional salons including Beauty Brands,  Chatters, Dillard’s Sally Beauty, Regis, Ulta and on Ulta.com

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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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