Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dove Chocolate and Nicole by OPI Sweepstakes

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Hey Guys!!  Today's post is pretty cool, I think!!  You all have the opportunity to win nail polish AND chocolate---what's not to like about that???!  

 DOVE® Dark Chocolate and NICOLE by OPI® celebrate the New Year with the launch of the “Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes.”  The Facebook-based promotion will randomly award 25,000 entrants with two exclusive NICOLE by OPI®nail lacquer shades inspired by DOVE® Dark Chocolate: “Better After Dark” and “Promises in the Dark.”

Better After Dark:

Better After Dark is a rich chocolate brown shimmer.  This color perfectly represents milk chocolate... it's so beautiful!!  I love brown polishes, so Better After Dark is an easy favorite of mine now.  I used three thin coats in the above pics.

Promises in the Dark:

Promises in the Dark is another stunner!!!!  I really am in love with both of these polishes and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to review them!!!  Promises in the Dark is a gorgeous dark chocolate creme with an amazing formula!!  Again, I used three thin coats!  L.O.V.E!!!!

Each piece of Dove Chocolate has an inspirational quote inside the wrapper!! :)

         Enter the “Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes”

From now through February 5, 2014, DOVE® Chocolate Facebook fans can enter once per day for a chance to win one (1) of the 25,000 NICOLE by OPI® kits, which include:

  A coupon for a free DOVE® Dark Chocolate Bar (1.34 oz. - 1.44 oz.)
  Better After Dark NICOLE by OPI® Nail Lacquer Bottle
  Promises in the Dark NICOLE by OPI® Nail Lacquer Bottle

 To enter, simply “like” the DOVE® Chocolate Facebook page and click on the Sweepstakes tab ( to enter your name, email address, shipping address and date of birth.  The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who are age 13 or older on or before December 27, 2013. All winners will be selected at random by an independent agency in the week following the sweepstakes. 

-Polishes (and chocolate) in this post were sent for review

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Part 1

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Hey Everyone!!  I'm back after a super hectic December!!  Let's start it off with six polishes from OPI's Mariah Carey 2013 Holiday Collection.  I'm sorry these are a tad late, but I just didn't have time last month.... The six I'm sharing with you today are reds and/or brownish.  I wanted to post these first so you could see how close each color compares to the others...

Cute Little Vixen:

OPI describes Cute Little Vixen as a "deep red- violet".  Yep, that pretty much sums this one up.  Application was great and full opacity was reached with two coats.

Underneath the Mistletoe:

Underneath the Mistletoe is easily one of my personal favorites from this collection.  (I actually wore this one Christmas Day).  Underneath the Mistletoe has a candy-apple red jelly-like base filled with teeny tiny micro red and silver glitters.  I used two coats in the above three pics.

In My Santa Suit:

In My Santa Suit is another traditional red that's highly pigmented and dries shiny and bright.  Again, I used two coats of In My Santa Suit.

Sleigh Ride For Two:

I really thought I'd love Sleigh Ride For Two because it's described as a "chocolate brown" (which is one of my favorite polish colors), but this one has some red shimmer that really throws things off for me.  I guess I'd just prefer a "cooler brown."  There were no problems with application, though.  Pictured above is two coats!!

All I Want for Christmas (is OPI):

 All I want for Christmas (is OPI) is another personal favorite of mine!  It's just a red creme with gorgeous shine and awesome formula.  If you're looking for a basic staple red... I'd highly suggest All I Want for Christmas (is OPI)!!  Pictured above is two coats. (OPI describes this as a "maroon", but I'm just not seeing it)

Visions of Love:

Visions of Love
 is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  In the bottle, I never would have thought I'd love this one so much.  Even after the first coat, I was skeptical as the formula is a bit thin.  After three generous coats, you have this dark vampy burgundy that's amazing!!! (Sorry for the stained cuticles.. after swatching all these dark colors, my cuticles suffered a bit)

 Mariah Carey Holiday is available now at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 
                For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter@OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
-These polishes were sent for review

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Zoya Zenith Collection

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Hey Everyone!!  Happy Weekend!!  It's a snowy one here!!  I want to get this post up before we head out to some Holiday Parties..  The collection I'm sharing with you today is The Zenith Collection for Winter from Zoya!!  Each of these colors is pretty amazing.. I always look forward to the winter releases from Zoya..


Payton is, hands-down, my favorite from The Zenith Collection!! She's a deep cranberry with a jelly-like formula containing scattered holographic glitter!!  I had zero sun the day I photographed Payton, but you can still see how stunning she is!!  I used two coats in the above photos!


Dream is another gorgeous polish that's a "cousin" to Payton, except Dream has a beautiful royal blue icy base with holographic glitter.  The formula is also "squishy" like Payton.  Pictured above is two flawless coats of Dream.


Seraphina ( I really like that name!!) is a full coverage metallic gray.  This one is simple, but I like it!  I thought for sure it would take more coats than two to reach full coverage, but I was wrong.  I only used two coats of Seraphina.


Cassedy is a full coverage pewter metallic.  This one looks more gray/silver in the bottle to me.  Once on your nails, Cassedy leans strongly toward green.  She has awesome formula too... another two-coater!!


Belinda is simply gorgeous!!  She not your everyday-purple!!   Look at that beautiful shimmer!!!  I love subtle shimmers like the pinks and blues in Belinda-- beautiful!!  I used two coats in the above 3 pics.

Mosheen over Dream

Mosheen over Cassedy

Mosheen over a navy cream
Mosheen  is my favorite glitter topper this season!!  She's an icy blue topper with scattered holo micro glitter and tiny iridescent bar glitter.  You'll only need one coat of Mosheen over your favorite base color followed by top coat.  I especially like her over black or deep blues!!!

**You can purchase the entire Zenith Collection here on
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-This collection was sent for review

Saturday, December 7, 2013

OPI San Francisco Collection Part 2

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Happy Weekend Everyone!!  Today I have the remaining six polishes from OPI's San Francisco Collection!!  I meant to post these earlier, but totally forgot!!  Here is my post on the other half of this collection.

Muir Muir On The Wall:

Muir Muir On The Wall is a shimmery plum/eggplant with tons of shimmer.  The first coat goes on thin, but after a generous second coat, full opacity was reached.  This is one of my personal favorites from this collection!

In The Cable Car-Pool Lane:

These photos of  In The Cable Car-Pool Lane are in artificial lighting.  I'd rather take my shots in natural light, but it's been so gloomy here lately.  In The Cable Car-Pool Lane is such a gorgeous color!!  It's a purple-burgundy creme with a glossy finish.  I used two coats in the above photos.

I Knead Sour-Dough:

I Knead Sour-Dough is a rusty brown shimmer.  Personally, this color is just kinda "meh" for me, but formula-wise it's great.  Pictured above is two coats of I Knead Sour-Dough.

Dining Al Frisco:

I just love Dining Al Frisco!!!!  I love everything about it!!!  The formula, the shimmer, the color etc...  It's such a gorgeous light blue.. "fresh air blue" is how OPI describes it and I agree 100%!!  Pictured above is two coats of Dining Al Frisco.

Incognito In Sausalito:

Yep, yet another navy polish. I feel like I own a zillion!!  Incognito In Sausalito is pretty.. just nothing extraordinary.  It stained my cuticles a bit also.  I used two generous coats in the above photos.

First Date At The Golden Gate:

First Gate At The Golden Gate is a shiny brick red creme.  It's very similar to Lost On Lombard (also from this collection).  I like this one more... the finish is just so beautiful.  I did used three coats to reach full opacity though.

San Francisco nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. San Francisco by OPI is available at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 
            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter@OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
-This collection was sent for review


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