NEW! Zoya Enchanted Holiday 2016 Collection | Nail Polish Pictures, Swatches, & Review

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Zoya's beautiful Holiday collection, Enchanted, is out and it is gorgeous!  Comprised of 4 "Pixie Dust" and 2 regular formula polishes in shades of blue, plum, violet and green, this collection is a refreshing twist on what we typically see around Holiday time in the nail polish world. If you are unfamiliar with their Pixie Dust formula, you must acquaint yourself with it- a textured, glitter polish that dries matte (and very quickly!) and wears like iron on your nails. Seriously...these are the longest wearing in my experience, and I always reach for them if I know I'm going away and won't have a chance to touch up chipped nails. But enough of my rambling, let's look at these beauties...

Saint- Periwinkle with a purple shift (2 layers shown)

Olivera- indigo with a green and purple shift (2 layers shown)
 I mean...check this stunner out with the flash!!

Alice- periwinkle with magenta and blue sparkles/ Pixie Dust formula ((2 layers shown)

Elphie- emerald green Pixie Dust formula (2 layers shown)

Lorna- deep berry/Pixie Dust formula (2 layers shown)

Waverly- deep blue sapphire/ Pixie Dust formula (2 layers shown)

Final Thoughts: These are all winners in my book. I especially love Olivera ...and there's just something extra juicy about Lorna that has to be seen in real life!

These can be purchased from Zoya's website now! Which will you be snatching up??

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NEW! OPI Infinite Shine Iconic Collection (Nail Polish Pictures and Review)

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OPI has recently added some of their "Iconic" shades (30, to be exact!) to their permanent Infinite Shine range. If you're unfamiliar with the Infinite Shine collection, you need to acquaint yourself ;)  These nail lacquers give a gel-like shine, without the use of a UV light (there is a coordinating Infinite Shine base coat and top coat that are recommended though).  I have a few of them to share with you today! Some of these really brought back memories...when I went to nail school in 1998, my kit came with the OPI shades "Strawberry Margarita" and "Cajun Shrimp"!  Still classic colors today, which indeed makes them Iconic :D

Let's check them out!

The Details: The lighter colors (Funny Bunny, Bubble Bath, and Dulce de Leche) were slightly sheer, so I used 3 layers of polish for these photos. The rest were opaque in with just 2 layers. Side note, Dulce de Leche is more pink leaning in real life- I had a difficult time capturing it on film!

Final Thoughts: I really felt like I went down nail polish memory lane with these shades! I remember buying these in the regular formula when some of them first came out! And I gotta say, almost 20 years has passed since I first wore Strawberry Margarita and Cajun Shrimp, and they are still fan-fricking-tastic shades of polish!  

These can be purchased now at all OPI retailers!  For more info, visit www.opi.com!

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NEW OPI Washington DC Collection For Fall 2016

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Hi friends...back at it today (wow, 2 posts in a week!) with OPI's delicious Fall collection- Washington DC. Actress Kerry Washington, who was recently named OPI's very first "Creative Ambassador", collaborated with the brand to create this collection. The result is amazing- fun, yet sophisticated colors that truly capture that Autumn feeling. Let's check them out!

The Details: I used just 2 layers of polish for each of these photos, and they were all very easy to apply.

Final Thoughts: Love that these are all creams (with the exception of "Pale To The Chief", which has a very slight frost to it). I was especially surprised by how much I loved the yellow, "Never A Dulles Moment"- it is surprisingly wearable with a slight dusty quality to it! 

These can be purchased wherever OPI is sold now!  Let me know in the comments if you're loving any of these!

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NEW! Zoya Urban Grunge Collection For Fall/Winter 2016 (Part 1- One Coat Creams) Nail Polish Pics & Review

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Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!  I'm back (finally) from a little 6 month hiatus and I have SO much nail stuff to share. Like, seriously- I'm bursting at the seams with polish that I've been dying to show you. I'm starting off with Zoya's newest offering, the "Urban Grunge" collection!  This collection has 2 different sets, holographic shimmers and the one coat creams, which I'm starting with here! Check out the autumn-y goodness that is Urban Grunge:

I mean.....how gorgeous is this blue??!

The details:  All of these, with the exception of "Courtney", truly were "One Coat Creams". I did use 2 coats for these photos, but that's just because I like smoothing out my cuticle line with the second layer of polish (and since finding a true one coat nail polish is pretty much like finding a unicorn, old habits die hard!). These really are opaque and smooth. Courtney is still pretty full coverage, but I found it a smidge thinner than the other 5 colors (could be just my bottle, so be sure to check out some other reviews!).

Final thoughts: Do you need these? YES!  The Urban Grunge collection can be purchased at www.zoya.com

Thank you so much for stopping by, and stay tuned to see the sparkly half of this collection soon!


NEW! OPI Soft Shades Collection For 2016

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One of my favorite annual OPI collections is here- Soft Shades! This year's collection has a 'mod' feel to it, with the pastels being slightly more opaque than those of the past. Check them out:

It's In The Cloud
A soft, fluffy white 
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One Chic Chick
A buttery soft yellow
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It's A Boy!
Pastel baby blue 

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I Am What I Amethyst
Dusty lavender cream
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This Cost Me A Mint
Pale minty green
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Stop I'm Blushing!
Soft pinky-peach blush
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Finals Thoughts: I love pastels and this collection is so springy and fun. My favs were "Stop I'm Blushing" and "I Am What I Amethyst".  These are available wherever OPI is sold right now!  Which one is your favorite?

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