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OPI Holiday 2011 Muppets Collection Swatches!

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Good morning! Hope you all had a good Halloween, I watched Ghost Hunters Live last night, well most of it anyway lol. I only watch because I have a little crush on Steve that I can’t explain!

Today I have the Muppets Collection from OPI to show you guys, I know this is very much anticipated. I’ve been looking forward to it for months, I grew up watching the Muppets so this is pretty awesome. I need some companies to do polish collections of other cartoons I loved as a kid, maybe someone can do a Jem collection that was full of holo’s, that would pretty much rule. Anyway, back to Muppets…this collection serves as OPI’s Holiday Collection for this year and coincides with the movie coming out on November 23rd.

Click the Read More button below for a bunch of pictures and reviews of each shade!

Animal-istic is a bright shimmery red! I really love how this one looked in the shade, the shimmer was gorgeous! Formula wise it was great, 2 coats for full opacity!

Designer De Better is a silver foil with little specks of bonze in there as well. I have a lot of foil polishes but nothing quite like this. The bronze shimmer makes this look really interesting. My only complaint, removal was a pain! The formula was great, I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Divine Swine is small magenta glitter and large silver hex glitter in a clear base. I wanted SO badly to like this and the other similar looking glitters. The looked so promising in the bottles, but on the nail I just don’t love it. It’s just SO sheer, I thought these would be full coverage but they go on patchy. I know it will probably look great layered though. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Excuse Moi! Is multi colored hex glitter and small silver glitter in a berry red jelly base. Out of all the glitters this is really the only one I love. If all of the glitters looked like this I’d be over the moon about them! The formula on this one was great, a little thick but it was opaque in 2 coats!

Fresh Frog of Bel Air is small green glitter and large silver hex glitter in a clear base. meh…I need to layer this because I ‘m not a fan of it like this on it’s own. Yeah…you heard me, I don’t like something green….how unusual! I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It is small red glitter mixed with medium sized red hex glitter and large silver hex glitter in a clear base. I should have put it over one of the red shimmers in this collection, on it’s own I don’t love it. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Gone Gonzo is small bright blue glitter and large silver hex glitter in a clear base. I really love this shade of blue, just again…not on it’s own like this. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Meep-Meep-Meep is  a shimmer fuschia. Very similar to animal-istic but a lot more pink toned. Formula wise it was great, I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Pepe’s Purple Passion is a purple-ish red with reddish shimmer peeking through. I’m torn on this one, on one hand I like it because it’s unusual…on the other it reminds me of raisins…or prunes lol. The longer I had this one on the more I liked it, I love how the shimmer pokes through. The formula was good on this one also, 2 coats for full opacity.

Rainbow Connection is multi colored small glitter and multicolored hex glitter in a clear base. This one I didn’t even try to layer haha! I used 1 coat over white for the photos below. It’s pretty much exactly the same as Rainbow In the S-Kylie from the Kardashian Collection but I prefer the OPI version because the brush is better. No complaints on this one!

Warm & Fozzie is a mix of brown, yellow-ish and pink-ish glitter. It has a bit of a duochrome to is, especially in the shade. I love this one, I kept starting at the polish on the brush…the mix is so interesting! Formula wise it was a little bit sheer, I used 3 coats for full opacity.

Also, my pictures on my computer look a little blurry so I didn’t make them huge like the rest…sorry about that!

Wocka Wocka! is another shimmery red. The shimmer in this one is different than the others, it makes me feel all Christmas-y for some reason haha! Formula wise this one was awesome…almost a 1 coater for me! I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Overall, I’m a bit let down by this collection. It’s a lot of reds and glitters that disappointed me. My only must haves are Warm & Fozzie and Excuse Moi. I guess I just feel like there was SO much OPI could have done with something like The Muppets. I may change my opinion once I wear the glitters layered, fingers crossed!

This limited edition promotion will be available beginning November 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

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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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