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OPI Spider-Man Collection Swatches & Review

Thursday, April 26, 2012 4

Today I have the Amazing Spider-man OPI collection to show you guys.  This is a limited edition collection that will be available beginning May 2012. 

 Left to right: Shatter The Scales/Green Shatter, Into The Night, Number One Nemesis, Just Spotted The Lizard, My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Your Web Or Mine?, Call Me Gwen-Ever

The first color I have is Into The Night.  Into the night is a  shimmery slightly frosty blue polish that requires three coats to be opaque. It starts out extremely sheer but builds up beautifully. I was surprised it only took 3 coats to be opaque since I thought it would stay sheer. 

The next color I have is  Just Spotted The Lizard.  Everyone says that this is a dupe to Chanel Peridot. I don't own Peridot so I can't make a comparison. This polish has a similar finish to the previous polish Into the Night. Just Spotted The Lizard is a shimmery frosty gold/ green polish.  This polish only required two coats.

The next polish I have is Number One Nemesis.   This is gold, grey, green shimmer polish that reminds me of Hard Candy Mr. Wrong. I will have to make a comparison post for you guys.  I used three coats, I should have maybe used four coats.


Next we have Call Me Gwen-Ever.  This is a dusty orange polish that required only two coats. I know it doesn't really look dusty but trust me it is! I really liked the application of this polish, it went on smoothly with no balding/ patchy issues.


 The next polish is my least favorite polish from the collection.  Your Web Or Mine?  It's not that it's an ugly polish but a pink frost polish just doesn't work for me. I used two coats for this polish.  The one thing that surprised me was that this frost polish did not show brush strokes...this is rare for a frost polish since almost all frost polishes show brush strokes.




My Boyfriend Scales Walls is my favorite polish from this collection. I honestly don't know why I like is to much. I guess it is because the white polish applied like a dream. There was no balding patchy issues and it was opaque in two coats.  It will be my go to white. 


Lastly from the collection we have Shatter The Scales/Green Shatter.  OPI makes the best shatters around. The shatter polishes ALWAYS shatter.  I applied Green shatter over My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  I used one thin coat on the pinkie finger and it was too thin so I immediately applied a second thicker coat and the polish still shattered perfectly.  For the rest of my fingers I used one thick coat.

The limited edition Spider Man Collection will be available beginning May 2012 at Professional Salons and Spas for $9.95 CAN suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

Please note that these polishes were sent to me for my unbiased review.  If you have any questions, please see my disclosure policy.

OPI Walks the Aisle at New York International Bridal Week!

Monday, April 23, 2012 1

OPI Walks the Aisle at New York International Bridal Week!

OPI walked the aisle at New York International Bridal Week on fingers and toes at both the Vera Wang and Angel Sanchez showcases. On Sunday, April 15, models complemented their Vera Wang gowns with OPI nail lacquer in Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh? on fingers and toes. This new sandy neutral shade offers an updated take on the classic nude look.
On Monday, April 16, designer Angel Sanchez showcased his latest bridal designs with OPI nail lacquer in I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! on models’ fingers and OPI nail lacquer in Bubble Bath on their toes. I Don’t Give a Rotterdam! is a shimmery steel blue shade, perfect for brides looking for a unique “something blue” to wear on their wedding day. Bubble Bath is a bestselling pale pink that’s long been a bridal staple for soft, feminine color.

OPI Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection


OPI’s All Ears!

OPI Announces New Limited Edition Minnie Mouse-Inspired, Nail Lacquers

OPI launches Vintage Minnie Mouse, including four limited edition nail lacquers, for summer. Created in honor of Disney’s beloved character, the colors encapsulate Minnie Mouse’s irresistable charm in playful, pretty shades of pink and red. 
 “OPI is so excited to collaborate with Disney and draw inspiration from one of the world’s most popular characters,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “This collection brings together the expertise of OPI and the iconic style of Minnie Mouse to inspire the distinct palette of vibrant, feminine shades for summer Nails will pop against summer skin in these classic, saturated hues – holding their own alongside the bold prints of the season.”
The line features a pink crème lacquer, one frosted red shade, a shimmery fuchsia, and a heart glitter confetti:
Nothin’ Mousie ‘bout It

Don’t squeak it – SHOUT IT! This confetti light pink is tops!

I’m All Ears

Tell me how much you love this magenta shimmer.

If You Moust You Moust

You gotta pink what you gotta pink.

The Color of Minnie
You had this little mouse at “red.”

As with all OPI nail lacquers, Vintage Minnie Mouse by OPI contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2012 at professional salons and Spas for  $9.95 CAN suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

OPI Introduces New Chamomile Mint Fragrance


OPI Introduces New Chamomile Mint
Fragrance to Popular Manicure/Pedicure Line

            OPI releases its latest formula of Manicure/Pedicure scrub, mask and massage treatments in soothing Chamomile Mint. The products are infused with chamomile to sooth and de-stress naturally, vitamins which help heal and protect and refreshing mint to invigorate – all this plus an alluring honey-sweet aroma. Hydrating and revitalizing moisture and scrub agents will leave hands and feet feeling refreshed, soft and silky smooth just in time for summer.
“I adore this flavor; the scent is both delicious and calming,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Hand and foot treatments with this flavor are perfect for pampering and de-stressing – turning a routine trip to the salon into a soothing spa experience. The Chamomile Mint formula leaves hands and feet feeling soft and smooth and keeps skin looking beautifully prepped for manicures and pedicures.”
Chamomile Mint Scrub is a skin exfoliator formulated with natural sugar crystals and botanical and chamomile extracts to help reduce calluses and dry skin, while soothing and smoothing. The moisturizing massage lotion, Chamomile Mint Massage, includes botanical extracts, vitamins and emollients for a lightweight moisturizing treatment, without a greasy feel. Lastly, the Chamomile Mint Mask is an ultra-hydrating skin mask featuring shea butter to help revitalize, soften and hydrate the skin.

Manicure/Pedicure by OPI in Chamomile Mint will be available April 2012 at Professional Salons and Spas for the suggested retail price of $17.95 for the 125 mL. Scrub or Mask, and $14.50 for Massage in the same size.
            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Nicole by OPI Introduces NEW Limited Edition Texture Coat Shades


Nicole by OPI Introduces NEW Limited Edition Texture Coat Shades for Instant Nail Art

Nicole by OPI announces the launch of four new limited edition Texture Coat hues:




Nicole by OPI Introduces NEW Limited Edition Texture Coat Shades for Instant Nail Art
Nicole by OPI announces the launch of four new limited edition Texture Coat hues: Opal, Quartz, Amethyst and Aquamarine. This line of graffiti-style nail art products offers a simple way to create an edgy, two-texture effect on nails with quick, at-home application.
In addition to the two-texture element, these four new line additions feature high-shine finishes. Opal Texture is a metallic, mother-of-pearl shade with chameleon-like properties that takes on a different look depending on the color over which it’s applied. Quartz Texture has a unique taupe/pink metallic hue, while Amethyst Texture and Aquamarine Texture are packed with sparkle – purple and blue respectively – for an added glittery effect.

“Nicole by OPI fans not only follow trends – they create them. Texture Coat has been such a big hit with our consumers because it’s completely customizable, with endless design possibilities,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The high-shine finishes of these metallic, opalescent, and glitter Texture shades is perfect for creating a fun look this spring and summer.”
To use this product, start with Base Coat Plus, followed by two coats of any Nicole by OPI nail lacquer. Let the lacquer dry completely before applying Texture Coat. Complete the manicure with Top Coat Plus for a high-shine finish. Texture Coat is also currently available in Gold, Silver, Red, White, Turquoise and Black.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Opal, Quartz, Amethyst and Aquamarine Texture shades will be available April 2012 for $10.99 each at select Jean Coutu, Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart Canada locations.
For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

OPI New York City Ballet

Sunday, April 1, 2012 3

Every year OPI comes out with a Soft Shade collection, the collection is made up of soft sheer neutral polishes.  This year the collection is the New York Ballet Collection.

There are six polishes in the collection, one glitter and five sheer jelly polishes. 
Left to Right we have: 
You Callin' Me A Lyre? , Care To Danse?, Don't Touch My Tutu!, Barre My Soul, My Pointe Exactly, Pirouette My Whistle

I used three coats for all the polishes so you can compare them. I did have some streaking issues with one or two polishes, I will note it in the description for that particular polish.  

The first polish I have is:

You Callin' Me A Lyre?
This is a sheer pink that I had some slight streaking issues with but it isn't very noticeable.

The next polish is:

Care To Danse?
This is a sheer  lilac polish that I felt is third  most opaque polishes in the collection.  It looks very lavender/ lilac in the bottle but on my nails it seems to be more white tinted.

 Next up is:

Don't Touch My Tutu!
This is a sheer white polish that I have seen being used in a sandwich manicure ( sheer polish, glitter polish, sheer polish). I had some streaking issues with this polish but it doesn't look too bad. This is the second most opaque polish from this collection.


Barre My Soul
This is a sheer beige polish that is very neutral. It makes the nails look very clean and professional.  If I had to choose a polish from this collection to wear to an interview I would wear this Barre My Soul.

The last sheer polish from this collection is:

My Pointe Exactly
This is a very unique polish. It is a sheer grey polish. I have never seen a color like this.  I think this is the most opaque color in the collection.  I think that this is a very fashionable unique color.

The last polish I have from this collection is a glitter!  

Pirouette My Whistle
This is my favorite polish from the collection. This polish contains white hex glitter + small silver glitter particles. I layers it over black so that you can see it clearly. I think this polish is gorgeous and can be layered over dark or sheer colors. I only used one coat in these pictures.

Please note that these polishes were sent to me for my unbiased review.  If you have any questions, please see my disclosure policy.

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