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Review: China Glaze Sea Goddess Spring 2014 Collection

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Review: China Glaze Sea Goddess Spring 2014 CollectionThe first day of spring is literally a week away, so I’m quite excited that I was able to check out three polishes from the China Glaze Spring 2014 “Sea Goddess” Collection. They were kind enough to share them with me so that I can share with all of you today!

I’ll be honest, while the rich pastel hued colors originally grabbed my attention, the fact that they were textured polishes made me a bit apprehensive as it’s been a definite ‘hit’ or ‘miss’ with other China Glaze textured polishes. However, these were much finer–kind of a mix between Zoya’s Pixie Dust and OPI Liquid Sand polishes, if you’re familiar with those. All three of them were very easy to apply and I pretty much got full coverage in just two coats. | continue reading..

Review: Beautifully Disney Fantasy In Flight Collection

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Review: Beautifully Disney Fantasy In Flight CollectionIn my opinion, you’re never too old to be a Disney fan–and that’s why it’s still at the top of the list of things I love the most. In fact, my entire family could definitely be labeled “Disney Fanatics”! I was thrilled when Disney collaborated for the second time with OPI last spring for their Couture de Minnie Collection, but my excitement definitely flew off the richter when the House of Mouse launched their very own Beautifully Disney beauty line shortly after with a focus on the ‘wicked’ fairytale villains.

For their second installment of the cosmetic line, Disney introduces “Fantasy in Flight”–which is centered around Peter Pan’s famous side kick Tinker Bell and the Blue Fairy from “Pinocchio”. In the collection you’ll find a 6 shade eyeshadow palette, a set of four mini nail polishes, two lip glosses, and a brush set.

It should go without saying that I bounced around like Tigger when I got a special delivery of the collection to review for all of you, along with some signature pieces from the Beautifully Disney line (mascara and two blushes). | continue reading..

OPI + Coca-Cola = A Refreshing Summer Collection!

OPI + COCA-COLA = A Refreshing Summer Collection!OPI is teaming up with The Coca-Cola Company for a Limited Edition collection!
OPI Products Inc. is set to quench your summer thirst this year with a refreshing new collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company!

The beloved nail lacquer brand, a subsidiary of COTY Inc (NYSE: COTY), announced today that they will be teaming up with the world’s largest beverage company and one of the most iconic brands for a summer polish collection filled with Limited Edition colors inspired by the company’s most recognized brands – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta. The line–launching internationally in June 2014–has a mission to “inspire moments of refreshment, optimism and happiness”.

“We’re excited to partner with OPI, a preeminent nail polish brand with global reach and influence among our core target teen audience,” said Kate Dwyer, Group Director Worldwide Licensing, The Coca-Cola Company. “Coca-Cola has a long history of collaborations with beauty and lifestyle brands to further connect with consumers and tastemakers in a way that is meaningful and relevant for them.”

“As the global leader in the professional nail industry, OPI is thrilled to partner with the world’s top beverage company, The Coca-Cola Company,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. “These two iconic brands truly deliver happiness in a bottle – whether it’s a refreshing, invigorating sip of Coke or a set of fingers and toes perfectly polished with OPI nail lacquer.”

We can’t wait to try the colors! Are you excited about OPI and Coca-Cola teaming up?

Review: OPI x Gwen Stefani Collection

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Review: OPI - Gwen Stefani CollectionBefore I kick off my latest swatch review, I have to say that out of all of the new OPI collections recently released, the collaboration with Gwen Stefani is probably the one I’ve been looking forward to the most. I was big fan of No Doubt growing up, and have always had a love and appreciation for Gwen’s music and eclectic style. She’s just… so cool.

The mission of this particular collab was to “create a collection as dramatic, diverse and glamorous as its namesake,” according to Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. “With crème and glitter hues, new satin matte texture, a mirrored chrome and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, Gwen Stefani by OPI presents the latest in pigments and finishes, while combining elements of haute couture and street fashion.”

OPI was kind enough to send the collection my way to share a look with all of you, and I couldn’t be more excited to do so! | continue reading..

Review: ZOYA ‘Zenith’ Holiday/Winter 2013 Collection

Nail Polish, On The Record, Reviews | Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Review: ZOYA Zenith Holiday/Winter 2013 CollectionWe’re quickly approaching Christmas, which means the holiday season is nearing a close and the winter blues will soon be upon us as the days are filled with bitter weather, and the holiday decorations quickly come down. I tend to try to find things to perk me up to beat the ‘woe is me’ vibe that hits that first day back to work after ringing in the New Year, and I think ZOYA will be a positive contributor this year.

The cool team over at Zoya recently sent their “ZENITH” Holiday-Winter 2013 collection my way, and now I can officially show you how a bit of shimmer and vivid sparkle is a key to blasting those winter blues.

Be prepared to fall in love with the lively shades below! | continue reading..

Review: OPI x Mariah Carey Holiday/Winter 2013 Collection – Part III (Liquid Sand)

Nail Polish, On The Record, Reviews | Friday, November 22, 2013

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Review: OPI Mariah Carey Holiday/Winter 2013 CollectionFor the final installment of my review of the OPI x Mariah Carey Holiday-Winter 2013 Collection, I give you the ultra-gorgeous group of liquid sands. These textured glittering polishes are definitely on-trend with the latest nail craze, and it’s just an extra perk that they’re so pretty. I’ve said it before, but OPI’s Liquid Sands are some of the better textured polishes that have come out this year. I love the formula, they dry great and looks just as beautiful with a top coat.

Make sure you also check out my thoughts on the CREMES & SHIMMERS (Part I) and the GLITTERS (Part II)!

FYI: For the swatches below I used two coats for each and without a basecoat. | continue reading..

Review: OPI x Mariah Carey Holiday/Winter 2013 Collection – Part II (Glitters)

Nail Polish, On The Record, Reviews | Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Review: OPI Mariah Carey Holiday/Winter 2013 CollectionIf you missed PART 1: Cremes and Shimmers, you’ll definitely want to check that out, but if not–then welcome to the second half of my review of the OPI x Mariah Carey Holiday-Winter 2013 Collection!

It’s time to get your jingle on with the glittering colors of the bunch. | continue reading..

Review: OPI x Mariah Carey Holiday/Winter 2013 Collection – Part I (Cremes & Shimmers)

Nail Polish, On The Record, Reviews | Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Review: OPI Mariah Carey Holiday/Winter 2013 CollectionMy favorite time of year is here, and ’tis the season to be jolly—and load up on festive nail polish! Why should the decorations get all the shimmer and glitter when you have a set of nails that need some holiday cheer? Mariah Carey, who knows a thing or two about celebrating Christmas, teamed back up with OPI to create a beautiful Holiday/Winter 2013 line filled with shades and gleaming textures to make sure you take a bit of the holidays everywhere you go.

The OPI crew sent me the collection to review, and after I did an elf-tastic happy dance, I got to work on swatching it–while jamming to Mariah’s Christmas albums, mind you. This collection has 18 polishes (Note: Not including the Pure 18K Gold & Silver Top Coat – $30, Ulta), which proved to be too hefty to fit in one post without overwhelming you all, so I broke it into three.

First up: the CREMES & SHIMMER formulas, but make sure you check out the GLITTERS and LIQUID SANDS! | continue reading..

Review: China Glaze Monsters Ball Halloween 2013 Collection

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Review: China Glaze Monsters Ball Halloween 2013 CollectionI’m a holiday nut to the core—ask anyone who knows me. I pretty much count down until September 1st so that I can celebrate my four favorite months that involve Fashion Week (okay, so that’s not an official holiday), Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of my favorite ways to celebrate the season is by playing around with nail art, so needless to say, I look forward to all the themed collections from some of my favorite nail brands.

CHINA GLAZE literally hits the nail on the head every year for Halloween with a boo-tastic collection of colors and glitters to create some of the prettiest–erm ‘creepy’ looks. The folks over at CG were kind enough to send their latest “Monsters Ball” Collection my way so that I could give you the scoop on what you’ll need to be wearing on your nails on All Hallows’ Eve!

Let’s boogie… | continue reading..

Get Julianne Hough’s Curling Iron-Free Wavy Locks!

Get The Look: Julianne Hough - 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' LA PremierePhoto: Zimbio
JULIANNE HOUGH stepped out for the premiere of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” wearing a pretty flower beaded top and electric red pants from Jenny Packham, but after the initial shock of her fabulously bold trousers wore off, the 25-year-old’s carefree twisted hairstyle was officially the main focus.

Julianne has one of those great crop summer haircuts that nearly everyone wants to try, but many don’t have the guts to go that short. Luckily, you don’t have to have chin length tresses to recreate her finger curled locks!

Celebrity Hairstylist RIAWNA CAPRI helped Julianne achieve her look by starting with wet hair. She used Unite’s 7Seconds Leave-In Detangler (1) to condition as well as Oribe Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse (2) all over. Riawna then twisted sections of Julianne’s hair all over to the point of where it looked like mini dreadlocks. | continue reading..