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 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


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


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.



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?

OPI Skyfall James Bond 007 Collection

I love a good action flick, so what a perfect way for OPI to celebrate their 50th Anniversary of action hero icon, James Bond … and just in time for the nationwide premiere of Skyfall (out November 9th).

The Skyfall Collection features six shades that play off the movie’s seductive theme, and another six that offer a more dangerous look. Take a look at the 12 limited-edition colors and my top favorites below!

The shades in this collection are beautiful and perfect for fall! The shimmer and glitter give you options for all out glam or a subtle accent accessory on your ring finger. Here are my favorite four shades:

(with one coat of “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” underneath)

The collection is in stores this month at Professional Salons, Dillards, ULTA, and JCPenny retailing at $8.50 each.

What do you think about the collection? 

OPI Spotted Backstage at Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week

It’s time for a sneak peek of what’s in store for your talons for next Spring and Summer … I’m seeing a pattern of nudes and brights, with a pleasant twist of dark hues to rock this time next year. Take a look below at what OPI nail polish had prepared for models backstage at New York Fashion Week.

Houghton Spring/Summer 2013 Show

Models are wearing one coat of OPI “Don’t Pretzel My Buttons” on nails and toes, topped with a generous coat of the currently unreleased limited edition “The Man with the Golden Gun” 18k gold top coat (available in October). 

*The gold is a little hard to see, but it’s done in a gradient pattern at the tip of the nail!

Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2013 Show

Models are wearing a deep blue-grey hue of “Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees” on the nails, and kept their toes classic with OPI lacquer in “Samoan Sand.”

Jenni Kayne Spring/Summer 2013 Show

Models are wearing a nude nail with bright yellow tips in “Need Sunglasses?” . The shade “Don’t Touch My Tutu” was used as a base to provide contrast with the accent hue. 

These trends are pretty typical for spring and summer, but I like that OPI is carrying on with the fun nail designs to make things a little more interesting!

Side note: Talk about skin to die for … these faces are flawless!

All photos courtesy of OPI