Tuesday, August 23, 2011

OPI Muppets 2011 Collection!!!

This holiday season, OPI pays homage to America’s favorite Muppet friends as they hit the big screen in Disney’s The Muppets.  With an all-star cast including Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppet crew, the family comedy opens in theaters nationwide on November 23, 2011. 
Inspired by the film’s namesake lively and colorful characters, OPIlaunches twelve limited-edition Nail Lacquers for Holiday 2011. “OPI is so excited to work with Disney to celebrate this long-awaited movie release,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Not only do The Muppets characters inspire fun, bright and joyful colors, the fashionable Miss Piggy lends her name to three high-shine pink-based hues, ranging from bold red flecked with silver to a multi-dimensional strawberry shade.”
This line features six shimmery reds and neutrals, as well as six glitter-packed shades, including:

This wild bright red cannot be tamed!

Missing out on this fuchsia would make you weep, weep, weep!

Wocka Wocka!
The popular deep berry makes everything fun and merry!

Pepe’s Purple Passion
This deep, decadent shade is the best purple ever, okay!

Designer, de Better! 
And this light metallic bronze is ready for the runway.

Warm & Fozzie
A feel-good shade of metallic copper.

Rainbow Connection
The rainbow glitter of your dreams.

Excuse Moi! 
Ahem! This pink glitter has something to say!

Gone Gonzo!
The aqua-blue glitter is taking over the world!

Fresh Frog of Bel Air
A glitter that prefers the greener things in life.

Divine Swine
The finest, most fabulous magenta glitter ever.

Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!
Red glittery fun for everyone!
Lacquer packed with micas and sparkle gives a 3-dimensional textured look that makes nails look like jewelry. With shades ranging from textured glitters in rainbow, red, green and blue to softer shimmers in copper and bronze metallic hues, these twelve colors provide the perfect accessory for the holiday season.
As with all OPI nail lacquers, these shades inspired by Disney’s The Muppets contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
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.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visitwww.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become aFacebook fan!

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPInail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from SmalltownUSA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in aSanta Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011. 

Gone Gonzo and Rainbow Collection are calling me! So excited, please don't disappoint! What color are you loving?

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's like Butter baby............Butter London "Lady Muck"

Hello Ladies!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  I had a relaxing one.  I have started something new that is actually working for me,  cleaning my house during the week so I can rest on Saturday.  Usually I try and clean everything on Saturday which turns into me be very tired on Sunday.  Anywho,  I've seen Butter London polish for some time,  and I couldn't get into spending 14 bucks on a polish. (#teambudget)  But something came over me when I saw this color in Ulta and darn it...............I'm addicted.  My top high line polishes are Illamasqua and RBL (Rescue Beauty Lounge) but,  Butter London has hopped on the list as well,  and from what I have witnessed, the formula on this polish is even better than some RBL polishes,  in my opinion.  Lady Muck is a grey polish with light blue undertones, and shimmer.  What I love about it is the shimmer adds to the high shine of the polish.  And the color stands out like nobodies business!  I wore this to a BBQ,  and one girl asked me to please refrain from using my hands because my polish is too pretty!  The application was so easy,  it applied like butter. (lol)  Formula was so smooth and dried in no time.  So far I LOVE this polish,  none like it in my stash.  I also wanted to note that I have worn it since Friday night,  not one chip yet,  and I am on day three of polish wear. That makes the polish worth every penny.  2 lovely coats!

up close shot of shimmer

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

I believe in Frenzy Amour mani

On my search to cure my boredom, I also decided to try one of my traditional crazy manis!  (different polish on different fingers)  I used "I believe in Amour"  by Color Club and Cosmetics Arts "Frenzy".  Both colors were purchased from Ross,  and I just realized today after extra research,  that they are both manufactured by the same Company.  I LOVE Cosmetics Arts polish,  I just cant find it anywhere.  I believe in Amour was a pale creme pink.  The formula was thick and streaky, but once I applied a top coat, all was pretty again.  Frenzy has a perfect formula.  All 3 coats.  Off to the swatches.........Enjoy!

The shine on both of these colors speak for themselves!

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OPI "Blue my mind with some Lilac Crackle"....................(pic heavy)

You know what's weird?  I am not a BLUE polish fan. Green, Pinks..............YES,  but not big on the color blue.  I purchased this polish by OPI years ago,  and I may have worn it twice.  It was a very bold color for my previous job environment,  but hey now I'm laid off so I can wear what I want right? Anywho,  the color called to me and asked to be matched with a crackle polish. So I thought Latticed Lilac would be a good match for this bold jelly blue,  and I was right!  These two look great together!


Natural light

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Jules is HOT in the pants!

Hello Ladies!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  Summer is coming to an end and I don't know what to do with myself!  Trying to overcome my boredom I did a mani with Zoya "Jules" and Hard Candy "Hot Pants".  And I was impressed at the wear time and color.  This polish is a light gold metallic color,  with gold glitter for extra pizzaz!  Loved it!  Here is 3 coats!

I loved it so! Thanks for viewing!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ulta Haul......................Marley and Jules by Zoya

Hello Ladies! I received a five dollar coupon from InStyle magazine towards any purchase of ten dollars or more from Ulta..........You know I could not pass on this deal.  I have few Zoya polishes,  so I wanted to stack up on more colors from this line,  the few that I have tried in the past have been great colors.  And Zoya has some AMAZING colors!  These colors are from their Intimate Collection.  I chose Marley and Jules.  Once I got home and swatched my color sheet,  Marley was the color of choice for this weekend.  I  view it as a muted lavender grey creme.  (sounds weird huh?)  BUT,  what really excited me was the mild frostiness to the polish that allowed the color to have HIGH shine from any angle.  Pure genius on Zoya's part,  because as you know colors like this can get that dull look after a couple of days.  The application is VERY thick and the wear time was AWFUL!  That was my only con for this color,  The next day I had chips and polish lifting,  I applied another coat and still had the same issue the following day..........great color but thumbs down on the formula. Sorry! On to the pics..................

(L-R Marley and Jules)

You can see the frostiness

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Flashback.....................OPI "Hot and Spicy"

Hello Ladies! Yes,  You've seen this a thousand times,  But I love this color and had to take photos and post.  Hot and Spicy is from OPI's Hong Kong collection and it is a light orange creme with yellow undertones.  Application was great, wear time was also great..............One of my favs...........Hot and Spicy by OPI.......2 coats!

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What a weekend with Neon Melon!!!

Hello Ladies! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  I am enjoying mines!  I happen to walk pass these lovely colors a while back in Walgreens.  To be honest I was never a neon fan.  I tried Passion fruit by Orly last year and it just never appealed to me.  So I normally passed them by and went to my usual creme polishes.  But something sucked me into buying these neon polishes by Sinful Colors and I am soooooo HAPPY I did!  I don't know about you ladies, but I have a color sheet.  My color sheet is a glossy card board that I apply polish on when I purchase it to see how the color will look once air dried.  It helps me put designs and etc. together in my head.  When I applied these polishes to my color sheet,  I was very disappointed!  Because after four coats,  they were very sheer.  Needless to say,  I decided to try Neon Melon with a white polish underneath and WOW!  I got so much attention with this color!  People literally dropped their BBQ plates and walked over to see the color closeup!  LOL!  Formula was a typical neon formula and application was a breeze.  The wear time was amazing, 5 days with no chips! On to swatches.......................1 coat of white polish, 2 coats of Neon Melon!

color sheet

From L-R, Irish Green, Neon Melon, and Fusion Neon

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