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OPI Matte Top Coat Press Release

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 0

Matte is the New Black!

Redefine Color with New OPI Matte Top Coat
OPI Matte Top Coat instantly transforms glossy nail lacquer to a matte finish when applied over any OPI hue.  Matte Top Coat provides sealing protection, without shine and protects nails from chipping, making manicures last longer.  With a matte, transparent finish, Matte Top Coat is designed to leave nails velvety smooth and creates a touchable texture for an edgy appearance.   
“A matte finish can be worn over any OPI nail lacquer shade and should be applied after the base coat and primary coats of color to give nails a unique look,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder VP & Artistic Director. “Using Matte Top Coat to transform any shade in your collection makes it a more versatile and budget-friendly way to embrace the matte trend. Give your favorite lacquers an update with a new finish without altering the color.”
Matte Top Coat contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. This product includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
OPI Matte Top Coat will be available April 2013, at Professional Salons and Spas across Canada for $10.95 CAN suggested retail.  
            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Swimco's Pack for Paradise

Sunday, March 24, 2013 0

A week and a half ago, Brookline Public Relations invited me to Swimco's Pack for Paradise event in downtown Vancouver.

It was an event hosted to introduce media and bloggers to swimsuit styles for Spring/ Summer 2013. 

Tropical drinks and snacks were provided. There was also beach hair and make up tables and mini manicure tables.

So...on to the pictures

10 tips to pack smart was shared with us

1. Versatility is key. If you can't wear it more than once, don't pack it
2. Always plan your outfits so that you don't over pack
3. Roll or fold your clothes the retail way.  
4. Don't bring bulky things
5. Use a double zip cosmetic back to avoid spills
6. tighten all lids and caps to avoid spills
7. Use the pockets of your suitcase for your hats
8. Wear your biggest pair of shoes on the plane, do not put it in your suitcase
9. Carry all your important things in your carry on bag. You never know when you might lose your bag. Put your swimsuit and sandals in your carry on bag
10. Decide if you will bring your own creams/ shampoos or if you will use the hotels creams/ shampoos.

 While we were being pampered a fashion show was put on for us.

First we have the tankini.   What is nice about this tankini is that it really doesn't look like swimsuit so you can wear it all around town during your vacation.

Second we have the vintage inspired one piece: 

Third we have the tank top/ pants cover up combo with hat.  The hat can be crushed to fit in your bag but you do not have to worry about the shape of the hat because there is wire along the edge to help you shape it when you take it out of your bag.

 I think the hit of the fashion show was the Swimco 8 way dress. Here are a few different ways that you can wear it:

Next we have a bikini with a fantastic summer print:

Fringe is in this season!!!!! This bikini caused a lot of ooohhs and ahhhs.

Lastly, we have a cover up to protect you from the sun:

At the end of the event we were gifted with chawels!
The 5 in 1 Towel, Changing room, travel/neck pillow ...

The head goes in the hole at the top, legs out at the bottom. 

I also did get my nails done at the event but that is saved for another post :)

This was a very fun event. Thank you to Swimco and Brookline Public Relations for organizing the event and inviting me to it.

Nicole by OPI's Modern Family Collection Swatches

Thursday, March 21, 2013 0

Today I have 3 polishes from the Nicole by O.P.I. Modern Family collection to share with you guys.

The first polish is Basking in Gloria
This is a maroon red polish that is slightly frosty, slightly shimmery.  This polish required 2 coats.

The next polish is  A like-Haley Story...
I quite like this polish.  It is a coral/ fuchsia pink that has pink shimmer in it.  This polish is a creme/ jelly. I used two coats for my pictures. 

The last polish I have is She's Lily something
I'm going to call this polish a top coat because I don't think it was created to be worn my itself.  This is a pink shimmer polish with pink holographic stars in it. I used 1 coat in my pictures and applied it to NOPI Still into Pink


the products in this post were provided to me for review.  Please see my Disclosure page for more information

Nicole by O.P.I Spring 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 0

I have 4 Spring Nicole by O.P.I. polishes to review for you guys today.

The first color is Still into Pink
From the bottle it looks like a shimmer creme neon pink....when you apply it to your nails it becomes a matte shimmer. I love the matte shimmer finish.  I used 2 coats but I think you could get away with one coat.

 The next polish I have is Please Red-cycle
This is a creme red polish with a hint of orange in it. It dries with a squishy jelly appearance. I like, but red isn't my favorite color so it doesn't really impress me too much. I used two coats

The next two polishes are my least favorite.  They are just too dark to be part of the Spring collection but I guess NOPI wanted to introduce variety into the spring collection so there would be at least one polish everyone would like

This polish is Plum to your senses!
This is a dark blue/ purple shimmer purple. In some shades this polish looks almost black.  I used 2 coats in my pictures

This polish is Totally in the Dark
This is a very interesting black polish.  It is a jelly creme shimmer polish.   This black polish has black shimmer in it.  I find this polish quite unique and I don't have anything close to it.  I used 2 coats. 

the products in this post were provided to me for review.  Please see my Disclosure page for more information

Nicole by O.P.I Selena Gomez Collection Swatches

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 0

Today I have 3 polishes from the Nicole by O.P.I. Selena Gomez collection to share with you guys.

The first polish is Hit the Lights.
This is a bright yellow creme polish that required 3 coats for opacity.  Some people say that they see shimmer in this polish, my bottle does not have any shimmer in it.  

The next polish is my favorite from the 3 that I have. It is Love Song.
It is a dark lilac creme polish that required 2 coats. Love Song has a hint of shimmer in it that isn't very noticeable on the nail.


The next polish I have is a top coat called Kissed at Midnight.
It is a clear polish filled with 3 different sizes of gold glitter.  I used one coat on my nails in the picture, I applied it on top of Love song.  

The products in this post were provided to me for review.  Please see my Disclosure page for more information

China Glaze Hologram collection coming out SOON!!!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 0

I think that everyone in the nail world is super excited about the upcoming China Glaze Collection....TWELVE Illuminating Holographic Lacquers...The HOLOGRAM collection!

I own about 20 Holographic China Glaze polishes and I can't wait to get my hands on the new collection.

here is the official press release:

Are you ready to Take A Trek out of this world with China Glaze®? Below is the official press release for the hot, new holographic collection Hologlam.
So Strap On Your Moonboots and join us as we blast off into the galaxy with China Glaze® Hologlam, available in April 2013.
China Glaze® Introduces 12 Illuminating Holographic Lacquers with Hologlam 
Los Angeles– (March 2013): 3…2…1…Blast off! Take your summer manicure out of this world with China Glaze® Hologlam, an all new12-piece collection of shimmering holographic nail lacquers.
China Glaze® established itself as the leader in holographic nail lacquer with the 2007 OMG! collection, one of the most popular collections in the brands’ history.  Fueled by that success and back by popular demand, China Glaze® Hologlam uses reflective, holographic particles to capture light and transform nails into amazing, ever-changing visual effects.  With a strong linear finish whether indoor or shining bright in the sun, China Glaze® Hologlam bends and changes, creating an illuminated three-dimensional, traveling color effect across the nail.

The China Glaze® Hologlam collection features 12 futuristic shades, including:
Get Outta My Space: powdered violet
Astro-Hot: soft, baby pink
Infra-Red: warm, magenta pink
When Stars Collide: warm maroon
Not In This Galaxy: bright, warm coral
OMG A UFO: warm, moss green
Don’t Be A Luna-Tic: turquoise aqua
Sci-Fly By: light, silver blue
Take A Trek: cool, denim blue
Strap On Your Moonboots: midnight sky blue
Galactic Gray: warm, gunmetal
Cosmic Dust: silver metal

The China Glaze® Hologlam collection will be available in April 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.
China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.
China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).
China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.
About American International Industries
For 42 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women.  Our product lines include Andrea, Ardell, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, It’s So Easy, Jeris-Lustray, LASH BeLONG, Nail Tek, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, ‘N Rage, Poshe, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website: www.aiibeauty.com.

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