Top This! OPI 2013 Holiday Gift Sets

Can you believe holiday collections are already surfacing? Can we slow down for just a second? I just tucked my bikini away!

OPI is already on it with their holiday gift sets. Matte nails are a huge trend for fall, so the new "Top This!" gift set will be perfect for your talons. The set features the signature ProWide Brush with the Top Coat, Matte Top Coat, and Snowflakes in the Air

For the second holiday gift set, OPI intrudes the "Take Ten" collection consisting of a spectrum of ten hues, ranging from soft hues to creamy reds to rich burgundies. All of these lacquers are in mini sizes. Too cute.  

(From L to R: Pirouette My Whistle, Alpine Snow, Bubble Bath, Tickle My France-y, You Don’t Know Jacques!, Cajun Shrimp, Big Apple Red, German-icure by OPI, Malaga Wine, and Lincoln Park After Dark.) 

Take Ten and Top This! will be available October 2013 at professional salons, Dillards, JCP Salons, Trade Secret, Regis, ULTA, and ulta.com. Take Ten retails for $24.95 and Top This! retails for $27.00. 

OPI Launches Two New Designer Lacquers

New polish releases excite me! OPI just announced the launch of two new designer lacquers to add to the “Designer Series by OPI Collection”. 

The two new granite inspired hues are called “Pewter” and “Lapis” and feature a matte textured finish with mineral-like reflections. Each color offers a subtle sheen with a sparkle finish. 

The Designer Series Collection offers a mosaic of 11 glistening shades and a high-shine top coat, including these new colors. For an alternate matte look, just opt out of the shiny top coat.  

The “Pewter” and “Lapis” shades will be available beginning September 2013 at professional salons, Dillard’s, Trade Secret, and ULTA stores and online for $12.50 each. 

Review coming up soon!

Liquid Sand Is That ‘New New’ With OPI Nail Polish

I love how nail polish has been evolving over these last couple of years. Crackle polish, nail strips, gel polish, nail decals, the options just seem limitless! 

OPI nail polish just teamed up with Bond 007 to release a collection of six liquid sand nail lacquers. What makes these nail lacquers so different from the rest? Each one features a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle fitting the allure surrounding the Bond Girls. 

The six shades are named after some of the most iconic Bond girls, including: Solitaire, Pussy Galore, Tiffany Case, Vesper, Honey Ryder, and Jinx. 

These six new shades will be available beginning May 2013, retailing at $9 each. 

(L to R: Solitaire, Pussy Galore, & Tiffany Case)

(L to R: Vesper, Honey Ryder, & Jinx)


Check out the liquid sand finish in a previous Mariah Carey post here

Have you tried the liquid sand yet? What do you think about the finish?

Product Review: OPI Euro Centrale Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

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I posted the above picture on my Instagram a few weeks ago when I first received the new OPI Euro Centrale Spring/Summer 2013 collection. I am on polish overload and I am not complaining one bit lol.

The collection is a great transitional mix from winter to spring, but there were five specific colors that really grabbed my attention and stuck out from the rest! Here are my top five favorite shades!

My Vampire Is Buff

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What I love most about this color, is the soft cream approach to a white polish. White nails are in for Spring and Summer and if the thought of stark white nails intimidate you, then this shade is a much more subtle way of pulling it off.

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OPI…Eurso Euro

The photos just don’t do this color justice! It looks way more beautiful in person, but for some reason it just didn’t capture as well on camera. I would describe this color as a shade of violet with just the right amount of blue and purple.

This is how the color looks in natural lighting.

This is how it looks in the sun (sorry the sun was going down and I caught the rays).

You’re Such A Budapest

I have been looking for a lilac purple nail polish ever since I saw the photo of blogger Aimee Song wearing those Kanye West by Giuseppe Zanotti Cruel Summer heels. I don’t know if the color just looked great with sexy white heels or what, but I loved the look. The color “You’re Such A Budapest” is a perfect match and perfect for Spring.

I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw

This is a pretty dark turquoise that again doesn’t translate the best on camera. If you’re into rocking dark hues in the Spring and Summer then this is your go-to (along with the OPI…Eurso Euro). Really pretty to go on your manicured toes. 

Here is what the color looks like in natural lighting.

Here is what it looks like in the sun.

Can’t Find My Czechbook

This opaque light blue just screams summer to me! So fun it just makes me want to run my fingers through the ocean. I will definitely save this shade for when the weather warms up a bit, but I absolutely love it! 

What do you think about the five favorites? Are there any shades you love even more from the Euro Centrale Collection?

Product Review: Mariah Carey for OPI

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There was news back in August 2012 of super star Mariah Carey releasing her own nail polish line with the OPI brand. 

It was only a matter of time before this limited edition collaboration surfaced, and it has finally hit the streets for the public to paint their talons with. 

The collection features soft pinks, auburn’s, and purples, with a new colorful, textured addition to the OPI family called “Liquid Sand”. Meant to be worn without a top coat, this lacquer gives your nails a unique, textured, matte finish.

Check out some of the colors below:

"A Butterfly Moment" : This is a great “natural” color and is totally work appropriate in a corporate setting or even to wear for an interview. 

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"Anti-Bleak" : This color was very pretty, a perfect mix of magenta. Two coats are all you need.

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"Sprung" : This color was a little tricky. As beautiful as it is in the bottle, you need three coats to get the right pigment otherwise it will be too sheer (like pictured on my nails). I think this color would be more flattering on a different skin tone.

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The Liquid Sand “Stay The Night” : OPI mastered the shattered top coat, so naturally it’s time for something new, like liquid sand. The liquid sand also comes in a blue, purple, and red. Check out the results…

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I applied 3 coats of this and I admit it may have been a little much because you can see how thick it looks. I wanted the black to be darker, so next time I just won’t be as generous when applying the 3 coats. 

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The shiny finish dries into a textured matte coat. It feels like a softer version of sandpaper.

Finished look after it dried…pretty cool.

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What do you think about the way the Liquid Sand looks? Are you feeling the Mariah Carey for OPI collection?

Threads of the Day: Not So Candid Renae Cut Offs

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Sometimes life requires you to push it to the limit.  That’s been my approach to a lot of things lately: when getting dressed every morning, picking up a new skill, and even making major career decisions. Just go for it! 

But taking it back to the closet, it can be fun to push yourself to the limit! In my opinion it’s all about strategy and class. Pick an asset you want to focus on and keep the rest subtle. I chose my legs by rocking a pair of short, distressed Renae Cut Offs and over-the-knee socks. By focusing on my legs, I stayed bundled up on top and kept things simple on my feet.

Thread List:

-Shorts: Renae Cut Offs
-Gold leaf necklace:K’La Boutique
-Silver spike necklace: Forever 21 
- “The Truth” necklace: Melody Ehsani
-Tiger ring: Forever 21
-Gold metallic belt: Zara
-Sweater: H&M
-Boots: Steve Madden
-Over-the-knee socks: random store 

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I was inspired by a street style photo I saw where a girl stacked three different necklaces on making it look like one big statement piece. I loved the idea and gave it a shot with my own little twist! What do you think? Success lol?

As far as my makeup goes, I decided to go with something neutral. Clean face, bronze skin, and a nude lip. Here are some of my favorites I’ve been wearing lately!

-YSL Faux Cils Mascara
-Sonia Kashuk bronzer in Goddess (40)
-Rimmel London Moisture Renew lipstick in “Nude Delight” (642).
-Dolce & Gabbana lipgloss in “Innocence” 
-OPI nail polish in “Khloe Had A Little Lam Lam” (not pictured) 

Can’t exit the scene without my rockstar impression! lol I hope everyone is having a great week! 

"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." ~Rachel Zoe