Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Zoya Fall 2014: Entice, Ignite and Naturel Deux Swatches and Video Review

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Zoya Ignite (top) and Entice (bottom) collections



Zoya Ignite 



Zoya Entice collection

Zoya Naturel Deux
Zoya Naturel Deux collection

Hi everyone! Below is my video on my Zoya Fall 2014: Entice, Ignite and Naturel Deux Swatches and Review. Please check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you'd like to see more of these kinds of videos. Photo swatches of the products I mentioned can be seen via the links below:

Zoya Fall 2014: Entice Collection Swatches, Review

Zoya Fall 2014: Ignite Collection Swatches, Review

Zoya Fall 2014: Naturel Deux (2) Collection Swatches, Review


See review video below:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

OPI Gwen Stefani 18 Limited Edition Holiday Nail Lacquer Collection




Gwen Stefani Joins OPI to Release 18 New Limited Edition Holiday Nail Lacquers

OPI announces the launch of 18 new limited edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by No Doubt singer/songwriter and L.A.M.B. designer Gwen Stefani. This seasonal collection includes an assortment of red, maroon, burgundy, and forest green hues, along with shimmer-packed silver, gold and black shades.

“During the holiday season, women adopt a more glamorous beauty look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “OPI’s 18 new shades are inspired by Gwen’s edgy, sophisticated style. There are several rich, warm reds – Gwen’s signature color – deep, jewel-toned amethyst, garnet and emerald, as well as silver and gold. I recommend wearing these festive nail lacquers to instantly accessorize party dresses and elegant winter-wear.
“Gwen Stefani Holiday for OPI also includes an array of unique glitters in shades of black and white, with iridescent and chrome accents,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “The holidays are all about indulgence, and these sparkly shades epitomize luxury!”


Gwen Stefani Holiday includes the following:

Just BeClaus
This magnificent maroon came into my life just in the “nick” of time.

Kiss Me – or Elf!
There’s no denying the allure of this amorous red violet.

I Carol About You
I just fa-la-la-la-love this deep royal purple!

Christmas Gone Plaid
I sure am plaid I found this tree-mendous forest green.

In a Holidaze
I’m dizzy-in-love with this maroon beauty.

Love is Hot and Coal
Turn the heat up with this deep grayish brown.

Fashion a Bow
So busy – all tied-up today loving this bright reddish-orange!

Cinnamon Sweet
Sugar and spice…this deep, warm red is everything nice.

What’s Your Point-settia?
So what if I think this is the one truly perfect holiday red?

Red Fingers & Mistletoes
This smooch-worthy red shimmer is holiday-perfect.

First Class Desires
This mélange of gold and eggplant shimmer is #1 on my wish list.

Sleigh Parking Only
Tell the valet to take good care of this exclusive dark burgundy.

Rollin’ in Cashmere
Wooln’t you just love wearing this warm, luxurious gold?

Unfrost My Heart
The shimmery cool glamour of this gleaming silver is beyond hot!

I’ll Tinsel You In
Black and white confetti and fine glitter adorn this ornamental glitter.

Snow Globetrotter
Shake up your world with this glitter swirling with white and rainbow flakes.

Comet in the Sky
Iridescent beams and midnight black create cosmic art in this glitter.

So Elegant
Black and chrome confetti add sophisticated drama to this glitter.

Gwen Stefani Holiday nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Gwen Stefani Holiday will be available October 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

ABOUT OPI
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. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. 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.

ABOUT GWEN STEFANI

A singer since childhood, Gwen has fronted the band No Doubt for the past 22 years.  During this time she has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter and recording artist selling over 30 million albums worldwide. No Doubt's five genre-blending albums have showcased Gwen's adept songwriting and poignant lyrics with number one hits like "Don't Speak", "Just A Girl", and "Hey Baby" along with many others.  After the double-platinum retrospective Singles Collection, featuring the hit "It's My Life," Gwen released two highly successful solo albums.  Love.Angel.Music.Baby was released in 2004 and The Sweet Escape was released in 2006.  In 2009, after a nearly five-year hiatus, No Doubt completed a 50-plus city North American tour performing for more than 750,000 fans that summer and in 2012  No Doubt released Push and Shove  which debuted at #3 on the Billboard  Top 200 chart. Gwen was recently named a coach for the upcoming seventh season of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series 'The Voice'.

In addition to her singing-songwriting career, Gwen is widely recognized as a trendsetter and accomplished designer within the fashion industry. Gwen's first fashion line L.A.M.B., launched in 2003, is a luxurious collection of clothing, handbags and shoes, defined by Gwen's innate sense of style which often features a playful juxtaposition between classic Hollywood movie star glamour and more modern street influences. In 2005, Gwen launched cult brand Harajuku Lovers, a playful and pop art inspired line that reflects Gwen's love of Japanese culture and fashion. Gwen's most recent fashion projects include DWP (Design With Purpose) a casual yet luxurious ready-to-wear line  of custom washed fabrics and hand painted techniques that launched in February 2014 and Gx - a line of affordably priced fashion forward accessories that launched in March 2014.

Gwen is also actively involved in her charitable efforts, namely the EB Medical Research Foundation and Save the Children.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

OPI Mustang Collection Swatches, Review

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Hi guys!  Usually, OPI comes up with a 12-color collection to herald the coming of the seasons or for certain themes.  This time, OPI and Ford collaborate to celebrate the iconic car.  Though this collection came out in the summer, the colors are bold and rich enough to wear through the fall and the whole year-round.

Here are the swatches of the OPI Mustang collection, and my thoughts on these.


 OPI Angel With a Lead Foot
 OPI Angel With a Lead Foot


 OPI Angel With a Lead Foot



OPI Angel With a Lead Food is a nice, basic white cream.  I have a ton of nail polishes, but I notice that I lack basics like black and white.  I am excited to have this one in my collection.  It is opaque in two coats, and although streaky on the first coat, the second coat evens things out.

OPI 50 Years of Style

OPI 50 Years of Style







OPI 50 Years of Style is a beautiful gold shimmer.  It's not a very unique color because I've seen OPI do a lot of variations on this kind of shade, but I like this one because it doesn't look too flashy.  The shimmer is subdued and looks very elegant.



OPI Girls Love Ponies


OPI Girls Love Ponies

OPI Girls Love Ponies








OPI Girls Love Ponies is my favorite from this collection.  I love the hot pink color!  It's a beautiful pink cream and the formula is just amazing.  It is fully opaque in two coats.



OPI Race Red

OPI Race Red









OPI Race Red is a very pretty warm orange-toned red.  Like OPI Girls Love Ponies, the formula is amazing and it virtually applies itself.



OPI The Sky's My Limit

OPI The Sky's My Limit







OPI The Sky's My Limit is a metallic blue with micro-flecks of gold.  This is gorgeous!  If you are looking for a blue with a bit of dimension, check this one out.  I love how the gold flecks stand out agains the metallic blue background, especially under the shade.


OPI Queen of the Road

OPI Queen of the Road



OPI Queen of the Road




OPI Queen of the Road is an edgy, black shimmer polish.  I love that it's not a true black cream but has a sort of greyish tint to it.    I love this!  The color is perfect for fall.

All in all, I am loving this collection.  It may be small, and some colors are not unique, but if you want colors like pink and red with great formula, check this collection out.  Queen of the Road and The Sky's My Limit are also amazing stand-out colors.  

Which ones pique your interest from this collection?

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration.  All opinions are mine.)



Monday, September 15, 2014

NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches, Video Review: Barbara, Anita, Anna, Jane, Silvia, Greta, Angela

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NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Barbara, Anita, Anna, Jane, Silvia, Greta, Angela


NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Barbara, Anita, Anna, Jane, Silvia, Greta, Angela

NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Barbara, Anita, Anna, Jane, Silvia, Greta, Angela

NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Barbara, Anita, Anna, Jane, Silvia, Greta, Angela

NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Barbara, Anita



NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Anita, Anna, Jane, Silvia



NARS Audacious Lipsticks in Anna, Jane, Silvia




NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Jane, Silvia, Greta

NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Greta, Angela



NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Jane, Silvia, Greta, Angela


NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Anna, Anita, Barbara


NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Anna, Anita, Jane, Silvia, Greta

NARS Audacious Lipsticks: Jane, Silvia, Greta

Hi everyone! Below is my video on my NARS Audacious Lipstick Swatches, Review. Please check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you'd like to see more of these kinds of videos. Swatches of the products I mentioned are posted after the video below!

See review video below:

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