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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NEW:::Nicole by OPI Launches Holiday Glitters

Introducing New Sparkly Lacquers for the Season

 Nicole by OPI announces new, limited edition Holiday Glitters! Featuring four shades packed with intense shimmer for the festive season, these lacquers transform fingers and toes into virtual jewelry. From traditional holly red and a warm fuchsia hue to metallic gold and inky blue, these shades make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for any woman (or to keep for yourself!).

“The holiday season’s celebratory feeling lends itself to added glitz and glamour in fashion, jewelry, accessories, and most importantly – for nails!” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The four alluring Holiday Glitters shades offer a great way to add lots of color. Red and gold glitter tones offer a more classic holiday look, while magenta and sapphire blue incorporate rich, weighty jewel tones – which is another important trend for the season.”

The new Holiday Glitters nail lacquers from Nicole by OPI include:

Glitter In My Stocking
Give the gift of gold-glittery goodness!


My Sleigh’s in the Shop
In the meantime I rely on this mesmerizing magenta.

Orna-ment for Each Other
I can’t stay away from this tomato-red twinkle!

Snow-man of My Dreams
The “spark” was instant with this rainbow-packed blue.
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.

2-2-2-2 Nicole by OPI/Holiday Glitters

These limited edition Holiday Glitters will be available November 2011 for $7.99 each in the U.S. at HEB, Sears, Stage Stores, select Target locations, Target.com, and ULTA. In Canada, lacquers will be retailed for $10.99 each in Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaw and Zellers.

For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: China Glaze 2011 Holiday Collection

HO HO HOLIDAY 2011! 

Spend the Holiday season with glittering, shimmering, ravishing color in the Let it Snow Collection from China Glaze

Los Angeles, CA – (October 2011): Spend the holidays in style with the new Let It Snow collection from China Glaze! Introducing 12 festive shades sure to get anyone in the holiday sprit this season. Specifically created with the wintery season in mind, Let It Snow will have even the biggest Grinch feeling jolly all winter long. Not only a must-have for a holiday manicure and pedicure, Let It Snow is available in 12 seasonal inspired gift sets perfect for stocking stuffers, Hanukah gifts, Secret Santa, co-workers and Teacher’s gifts. China Glaze Let It Snow collection will be available at fine salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide!

Shades include:
  • Poinsettia – Ruby red crème inspired by the traditional holiday plant.
  • Ring In The Red – No Holiday season would be exact without this glittering red polish for holiday gatherings.
  • Winter Berry – Creamy, cranberry-red perfect for sipping hot cocoa by the fire.
  • Velvet Bow – Rich red crème color inspired by your favorite red wine.
  • Glittering Garland – A dazzling glittery green to match the holiday greens of pine trees, garland, and mistletoe.
  • Holly-Day – Looking for a bold color without the glitz? Holly-Day is a rich hunter green without the sparkle. 
  • Champagne Bubbles – Sophisticated gold metallic with a golden shimmer.
  • Twinkle Lights – A mix of glittery shades to emblemize twinkling tree lights.
  • Snow Globe – Frosty white polish with flecks of snowy color.
  • Icicle – Smooth silver shimmer with a hint of flash and ice.
  • Tinsel Town – Bold silver, metallic glitter and the perfect match for sparkling night on the town.
  • Blue Year’s Eve – Ring in the New Year with this lustrous, shimmering blue.
The Let It Snow Collection is available in a 12 piece counter display, 24 Piece Lil’ Stuffers Display and a 36 Piece Polish Rack. Gift sets include:

Belle Of The Ball: Champagne Bubbles and Tinsel Town with a Festive Ornament.
Seasonal Sparkles: Poinsettia, Twinkle Lights and Holly-Day.
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe: Ring In The Red, Velvet Bow and Glittering Garland with Lip Lacquer.
Santa’s Little Helpers: Ring In The Red, Holly-Day, Twinkle Lights and Velvet Bow.

Let It Snow: Blue Year’s Eve and Snow Globe with a Mini Snow Globe.

Holiday Spirits: Icicle, Champagne Bubbles and Glittering Garland with a Pewter Bottle Stopper.
Berry Sweet: Velvet Bow and Ring In The Red with a Holiday Berry Moisturizing Lotion.
Baby It’s Cold Outside: Icicle, Blue Year’s Eve and Poinsettia with Fingerless Gloves.
Deck The Halls: Glittering Garland and Champagne Bubbles with Limited Edition Holiday Berry Cuticle Oil.
Winter Ice: Blue Year’s Eve, Tinsel Town, Icicle and Snow Globe with a Snowflake Charm Necklace.
Holly Bear-y: Holly-Day and Winter Berry with “Holly Bear” Plush.

Carry Me Away For The Holidays: Tinsel Town, Poinsettia, Velvet Bow and Icicle with a Manicure Carrying Case with Nail File. 

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, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze  

China Glaze is a division of American International Industries. 

About American International Industries

For nearly 40 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 Ardell, Andrea, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, Jeris-Lustray, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, 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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Monday, October 17, 2011

Blue Monday: $OPI-Naughty is the New Nice

I have seen several other bloggers do "Blue Monday" posts, so I decided to make this my first Blue Monday post. I was in Sephora this past weekend with no intention to buy any nail polish. While I do own a couple Sephora by OPI polishes, I have never been smitten by the line.  But of course, I was going to at least take a look, and why did I do that?! I saw at least a few from the 2011 Holiday Collection that caught my eye.  Results: I purchased two new blues. So today,  I present to you Sephora by OPI-Naugthy is the New Nice.  It is a beautiful powder blue foil. The Sephora website describes it as an opaque Ice Blue with fine silver glitter. Ice Blue is a good descriptive, but in my opinion it is definitely more of a foil than a glitter.  Foils are currently trending. Color Club recently introduced a set, that includes a similar polish, Lumin-Icent.

This is one of those manicures that I couldn't help but to constantly look at throughout the day, especially under the lighting at my church (if you have followed my blog, you already know about the issues I have with nail polish and church, LOL!!)  I have previously mentioned how much I love dark blues, but this light blue ranks right up there with the dark blues.  I need to add more foil polishes to my collection.

Review:
  • Available: Sephora, Sephora counters (JC Penneys), & Sephora.com
  • Price: Reg Price $9.50
  • Bottle Size: 15 ml, 0.5 fluid ounces
  • Application: Smooth, two coats for achieve bottle color (opaque)
  • Selection: Large Selection, including neons, and glitters
  • Brush: Standard brush, not a OPI Pro-Wide brush
Remember, treat your nails and jewels not tools. Grace , Peace, and Blessings. 




Saturday, October 15, 2011

NEW:::"Fall" into Glitter!

OPI Offers Two New Diamond Dust-Infused Designer Series Nail Lacquers for Fall 2011

Two new shades will be joining the Designer Series by OPI collection this upcoming fall – DS Temptation and DS Bold.  Designer Series shades include vivid hues and sparkling, glitter-packed textures featuring OPI’s diamond-dust formula.

“This Fall, bold and rich colors like purple and red will be used as accent shades, adding a pop of pigmented color to any look.  Designer Series lacquers enhance these colors with intense shimmer and unique texture,” says Suzi-Weiss Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Adding dazzling diamond-dust and saturated color to these trendy hues makes a bold, high-fashion statement.”

The two new shades added to the Designer Series line join nine other existing shades and Designer Series Top Coat, including:

NEW! DS Temptation
A provocative sparkle of deep purple


NEW! DS Bold
A brilliant sparkle of rich, shimmering red


DS Radiance
Luxuriously rich, brilliant silver.

DS Magic
An intriguing deep blue.

DS Classic
An elegant shimmer of golden beige.

DS Glow
Rose gold lit with brilliance.

DS Reserve
A shimmer of vintage pink.

DS Opulence
Magnificent mauve drenched in diamonds.

DS Reflection
Rich, glowing ruby.

DS Extravagance
Glittering, glamorous magenta.

DS Mystery
An alluring dark violet diamond shimmer.
 

DS Top Coat
Infused with diamond dust for exceptional shine, performance and wear.

All Designer Series by OPI products contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. 

DS Temptation and DS Bold will be available beginning September 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $12.50 ($15.95 CAN) suggested retail for each color.

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

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: SALON PERFECT CUTS FOOTLOOSE!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SALON PERFECT CUTS FOOTLOOSE!
Walmart-Exclusive Beauty Brand Announces Partnership
 With the Theatrical Release of “Footloose”

Los Angeles, CA – October 2011 – Salon Perfect, the growing beauty brand of lashes and brow products sold exclusively at Walmart, is excited to announce its partnership with Paramount Pictures’ upcoming film, “Footloose,” which opens in theatres Friday, October 14th.
The partner campaign includes full-page ads in Lucky, Teen Vogue and InTouch Weekly magazines, displays at Walmart stores nationwide during the month of October, presence on a Times Square digital billboard, online banner ads and a national sweepstakes to win movie tickets to see “Footloose.”

Sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide, the Salon Perfect brand offers affordable, accessible and awe-inspiring beauty solutions with prices starting at just $3.  

“Footloose,” the highly anticipated new take on the beloved 1984 classic film, tells the story of Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald), who moves from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where loud music and dancing have been banned. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

About Salon Perfect:

Salon Perfect is a collection of professional-quality lash and brow products. They are available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide. Salon Perfect offers premium faux lashes made of 100% sterilized human hair in an assortment of styles.

About Footloose:

Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment present a Dylan Sellers Zadan / Meron Weston Pictures Production of a Craig Brewer Film.  Footloose stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid.  The film is directed by Craig Brewer from a screenplay by Dean Pitchford and Brewer and Story by Dean Pitchford.  It is produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Dylan Sellers and Brad Weston.  The executive producers are Timothy M. Bourne, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman.

About Paramount Pictures CorporationParamount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies.  PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NEW:::Let's Shatter Breast Cancer!

OPI Announces New Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to Support
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

OPI launches the limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.  The 2011 Pink of Hearts edition will follow in the footsteps of its namesake 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Nail Lacquers in raising awareness of breast cancer for the fifth year in a row, during the months of September and October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month).  Unlike previous shade incarnations, this year’s Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer marks the debut of fan-favorite Shatter coat in OPI’s first pink shade. 
“We are continuing to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the hopes of increasing breast cancer awareness, while inspiring and empowering women.  The organization’s dedication to this cause is unwavering,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  OPI is proud to join with Susan G. Komen for the fifth consecutive year to offer Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts.  By launching our first-ever Pink Shatter coat, we hope this exciting new textured hue will generate lots of awareness for this cause.” 

Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts / OPI – 2-2-2-2

Each bottle of Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts has a special pink-ribbon tag and pink cap wrap to call attention to breast cancer awareness.  OPI will also be making its annual donation of $25,000 to Komen for the Cure. Pink Shatter coat contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and it also features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

The limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts will be available throughout the months of September and October 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 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!

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About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world’s largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.9 billion invested to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

NEW:::Look Frighteningly Fashionable with OPI!

No Tricks, Just Treats with New OPI
Halloween Nail Lacquers
                                                                                                                          
Celebrate the scariest day of the year with OPI’s Halloween-inspired nail lacquers, available in two promotional gifts sets. For a limited time only, OPI will offer the new Spook-ettes mini pack, which includes four mini lacquers: He’s My Boo (a scary orange), Mummy Knows Best (a spook-tacular white), I Only Date Werewolves (a bewitching black) and Zom-Body to Love (a glow-in-the-dark green).

The Spook-ettes mini pack also includes free nail decals, along with instructions on how to create different nail art designs using the lacquers and stickers. For example, create a two-toned look with “Jack-in-the-Moon,” featuring a grinning face in a white full moon on a black nail, or go bold with “Welcome to Spider’s Corner,” showcasing a creepy-crawler layered over a bright orange hue.

 Additionally, the Pair’em Scare’em duo pack will bring Zom-Body to Love and OPI’s bestselling Black Shatter together in a hair-raising pair. Inspired by graffiti art, Shatter leaves behind a crackled, two-texture finish when painted over completely dry OPI nail lacquer. Paint Shatter over two coats of Zom-Body to Love and add a top coat for a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark manicure.
“Halloween motivates us to express wild, imaginative concepts through hair, makeup, nails and costumes,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The Spook-ettes and Pair’em Scare’em lacquers allow consumers to get fun and creative with our Halloween colors by pairing them with themed nail decals or adding the captivating shatter effect.”

2-2-2-2 OPI/Halloween 2011

OPI products contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

Spook-ettes ($12.50 US, $16.95 CAN) and the Pair’em Scare’em duo pack ($14.95 U.S, $20.95 CAN)  will be retailed at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

My 1st Real Attempts at Nail Art...

When I first started my blog, I said that I was not big on nail art, but over time my tastes have changed. I am slowing getting into dots and stripes. It's not like I never liked nail art. Years ago when I used to get my nails professionally done, I would get nail art, especially drag art, but as my career progressed, I sort of turned away from the extremes. Now at most, I do an accent nail. Now that I am doing my nails myself, I am starting to experiment with some nail art, but still nothing too extreme. When I first starting blogging, I came across several fellow bloggers, who excel in nail art and make it look so easy. Note to all, looks can be deceiving. It ain't so easy, LOL! But thanks to the following bloggers for their dedication and inspiration:
Now, on to some of my first attempts.

Here is my version of Another Bottle of Polish's Dot art. Again, I am doing just an accent nail.


Another picture of some nail art I came across was on Become Gorgeous.com.  I thought that it looks do-able.
Showing slightly blurred, to better show the holo glitter.
 
One other blogger whose work I have admired is Colette of My Simple Little Pleasures.  While, I have yet to try the water marble, she has a drag art video that I have liked for quite some time. My Simple Little Pleasures (Video).  This is going to be one I need to practice more, LOL! Since it didn't work, I layered it with China Glaze Electric Lilac.


Polishes used...
Next, I need to get my hands on a few gems, decals and rhinestones, LOL!!!

Note: please excuse the dry cuticles, it happens with swatching. I have now moisturized and they are back to normal.

Remember, treat your nails as jewels, not tools.  Grace, Peace, and Blessings.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

NOTD: OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow

With every new manicure, I am continually surprised at how much my tastes have changed. Two years ago, if someone had offered me any green nail polish, I would have politely said, "No Thank You", and to myself thought, "Ewww", LOL! But WOW how times have changed; I actually purchased this one myself. Today, I am posting another shade that has been blogged about by many others. OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow. It is part of OPI's 2009 España Collection.  This is a very dark green, with a slight shimmer, that appears like a black cream. OPI's 2009 España Collection was a really good collection. I own 5 of the 12 from this collection and there are a couple more that I want.  Several from this collection can now be found as part of the OPI permanent collection, so they can be found at Ulta and Trade Secret and most can still be found through the e-tailers.  For those who haven't tried, OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow, you really need to step outside your comfort zone and give it a try. It's a good one that should be in your personal collection.

Review:
  • Available: is part of the permanent collection and can be found at Ulta, Trade Secret & most other places that sell OPI.
  • Price: Reg Price $8.50
  • Bottle Size: 15 ml, 0.5 fluid ounces
  • Application: Smooth, two coats for achieve bottle color (opaque)
  • Selection:Large Selection, including neons, and glitters
  • Brush: Wide brush
Remember, treat your nails and jewels not tools. Grace , Peace, and Blessings.

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