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OPI Spring/Summer 2014 Brazil Collection Swatches

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Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend, mine was good! I went and saw Juliet Simms live, if you watched The Voice a few seasons ago you probably know her from there. I know of her from a band she used to be in called Automatic Loveletter. It was a great time, she’s pretty incredible live! Today I have OPI’s Brazil Collection to share with you! This is the Spring/Summer Collection for this year, in addition to the 12 polishes in this post there is also a mini set with 4 liquid sand polishes I’ve be posting very soon! This part of the collection is made up most of cremes, I know that doesn’t excite everyone but it does excite me! I always forget how much I love a good creme until it’s been a while since I’ve had new ones to play with!

If there are any comparisons you’d like to see for this collection please leave them in the comments!

Amazon…Amazoff is a teal shimmer. I actually thought this was a creme until I started applying it. There is a super faint pearl like shimmer running throughout it. You can see it a tiny bit in my photos but in person it was very very hidden. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and nice and opaque. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around is a pink toned nude. I really like this one, it’s a nice alternative to white and it’s flattering on. The formula was good, it was a teensy bit streaky but it was very minor. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

I Just Can’t Cope-acabana is a yellow creme. This is nice and bright but also a bit pastel at the same time, if that makes any sense. The formula was pretty good for a yellow, there was some streakiness on the first coat but it was pretty minor and the second coat completely covered it. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

I Sao Paulo Over There is a brown taupe creme. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Kiss Me I’m Brazilian is a pink creme. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but the opacity was great and it was all evened out with the second coat. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Live.Love.Carnaval is a bright coral creme. This is a favorite for me, I don’t think photos really do justice to how pretty this coral is. The formula was good, it was a little streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Next Stop…The Bikini Zone is a purple/grey duochrome. On it’s own the formula was a bit on the sheer side but it built up to full opacity pretty easily. The duochrome isn’t super strong but it’s definitely visible. I used 3 coats for the photos below.

Below is 1 coat of Next Stop…Bikini Zone over OPI Scores A Goal! Layering this over a dark color really helps bring the duochrome out!

OPI Scores A Goal! is a dark purple toned red creme. I don’t really know what you’d call this color…raisin? Raisin sounds good lol! The formula was good, it was a little patchy on the first coat but completely opaque with the second. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Red Hot Rio is a red creme. The formula was good, it was a little squishy and crelly like and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Taupe-less Beach is a light grey taupe creme. This is much lighter than the previous taupe in this collection. The formula was great, it was a nice consistency and the opacity was great. This could be a 1 coater depending on how you polish, I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Toucan Do It If You Try is a coral orange creme. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and the opacity was really nice. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Where Did Suzi’s Man-go? is a light mango orange creme. This is my personal favorite of the collection, I really enjoy this shade of orange! The formula was good, it was a great consistency and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Overall I really enjoyed this collection, I always love a good creme polish and this collection was definitely full of them. My picks are Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go? and Live.Love.Carnaval.

Brazil by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 5, 2014. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and 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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