Tuesday, July 26, 2011

China Glaze Mega Bite

  Every review I saw of this was basically, "Ugh what an ugly color!".  It really isn't an ugly color.  For me I was never able to pull of gold on my nails because the only gold nail polish I had was glitter (point taken).  But this is so easy to pull off because its not packed with glitter at all!
  Mega Bite is from the Tronica collection from Spring 2011 (correct me if I am wrong...).  I had received this as a birthday present from my Potterhead along with CG Atlantis, CG Silver Lining, FP Peaceful Purple, and FP Guggen I'm Lime.
Indoors with a ring finger accent.

This is a lovely two coater!

Close up on the flower accent.

This was the plate of flower stickers.  I dont know the brand nor do I know how old they are.
I received them from my aunt about a year ago.
  So don't go hating on me because I like the un-liked.  Its very pretty.  Though I never intended on doing this on my nubbins.  As of now, I only have three long ones.
  It was an easy two coater and wore pretty well.  I am definitely wearing this again.

Happy painting,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Funky Fingers Power Play and Love & Beauty Multi (Mattified)

  To start, Power Play (PP) is a neon purple in the bottle and on the nail it turns darker.  PP on me ended up looking like the color in the bottle mixed with red wine.  Its like a dark-ish purple/pink/red.  Its not nearly as neon on my nails as it is in the bottle.  See?

It looks like a berry wine here! (Thats the matte talking)
I dare you, just go onto Google Images and search "funky fingers power play" and THAT is the color.  Not this.
I am giving you a fair warning.  I love this mani even despite the tip wear after two and a half days.
Lots of "fail" pictures ahead.  I warned you...

This does not look matte.  That is the sparkles from Multi.
This is the bottle color!  Not that berry crap above this pic!

Ooohh deep wine color :) (I so want a polish that actually looks like that)
Definitely matte- eh?  I had to get my looong pinky nail in a shadow to show you that in fact this IS matte.

I might just be on a sparkle high.

Another more matte picture.

Dark.  Grrr

Why does this picture for my windowsill remind me of the beach?

Ok this is the almost-perfect picture.  This has the bottle color, the glitter, and the MATTE :)
Except on the nail is not the bottle color.  Mix this and the berry/wine color and thats what is on my nails.

  Ok for my matte I used Hard Candy's Matte-ly In Love.  It applied like a dream.  I might actually understand matte now.  Hmm...
  PP is very bright and looks much like the bottle color before I matte-ed it.  I do love this and the tip wear is due to the matte-ness of it.

Have you ever had a total win in a manicure but a total fail taking pictures of it?!

Happy matte-ing,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

OPI Pink Shatter LE Press Release (For Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

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 supportSusan 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.”

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!

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.

Honestly, I am really looking forward to this.  I might just buy an extra bottle for my mom too :)

(I was not asked to put this press release on my blog)

Finger Paints Fall Fashionista Collection Press Release

From Finger Paints for this fall...

Catwalk Queen

Stunning Stilettos


Vintage Velvet

Military Green

Haute Taupe

To-Teally Chic

Purple Pinstripe

Raspberry Tafetta

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harry Potter Manicure

  Hello Potterheads!  The premiere of the Deathly Hallows pt. 2 is tonight at midnight.  I will say that I am not going to it.  Even though I have a Harry Potter themed manicure does not mean I follow it.  I stopped paying attention after the second movie.  But now onto the mani!
  I saw some other Harry Potter themed manis but I didn't have the creativity to design one myself.  So I called on one of my favorite Potterheads.  She designed this entire thing herself and I painted it.  She never thought that I would actually do it.  So onto the pics!

This was the plan all and all.  Its actually very funny.

The bases for my left hand (L to R: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, China glaze Mega Bite, Hot Topic Green, China Glaze Mega Bite, Sinful Colors Black on Black)

The bases for my right hand (L to R: Sinful Colors Black on Black, Pure Ice Excuse Me, Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby, Pure Ice Silver Mercedes, China Glaze Mega Bite)

The final result.  Explanation in better picture.

L to R:
The Harry Potter logo which is done in black/white because that's just now it is or to show purity in a time of darkness
Ravenclaw which is one of the houses in the series and is done in gold/blue because that is their colors
This "represents Voldemort, his killing curse, and his shattered life... the green is for LV coexisting with the darkness that he has created. The green stands for the killing curse, envy, and Slytherin (LV was the last heir of him)and overall cruelty"
Gryffindor (my house!) which is purposely seperate from Slytherin and is gold/red because that is their colors
This is the Deathly Hallows symbol.  There is one on my other hand too (two symbols for two parts).

My other hand

L to R:
The other Deathly Hallows symbol.
Slytherin which is purposely separate from Gryffindor and is done in silver/green because that is their colors.
This "represents Harry and his conquer Voldemort spell.  The white stands for purity and the good he is battling for and the red stands for the struggle that he faces in his quest to overcome LV and the bloodshed"
Hufflepuff and is done in yellow/black because that is their colors.
The Harry Potter logo but this one has a silver glitter top coat because it represents light over darkness.

The colors I used:
Top row: Love and Beauty Silver, Art Club Black, Art Club Midnight Blue, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby, Pure Ice Silver Mercedes, and China Glaze Mega Bite.
Bottom row: Funky Fingers White Scales, China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald, Pure Ice Excuse Me, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Hot Topic Green, Art Club White, and OPI Black Shatter.

  So that's it!  If anyone is going to the premiere tonight, have a fabulous time!

Happy "Pottering",

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Nicole by OPI Holiday 2011 Kollection Press Release

Nicole by OPI Announces Kardashian Partnership, Featuring 14 “Kaptivating” Shades

Nicole by OPI joins the Kardashian/Jenner family in announcing the launch of Kardashian Kolors, 14 new nail lacquer shades inspired by these six trendsetting women. Kris Jenner and her five daughters – Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner – are known for their head-to-toe unique style, which now includes nails! 
“We are so excited to work with everyone’s favorite TV family – the Kardashians – to share a diverse collection of fashion-forward shades,” declares Suzi Weiss-FischmannNicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “With lacquers ranging from high-shine and sparkly hues to neutral taupe and pinkish coral, Kardashian Kolors offers the perfect accessory for every woman – from teens to moms and everyone in between.”
            Kardashian Kolors includes:

It's All About the Glam
Shimmering-white glitz for the glamorous gal!

Kim-pletely in Love
Finally! The pink of her dreams has arrived.

All Kendall-ed Up
Powder your nose and get some pink on those toes!

Wear Something Spar-Kylie
Glitter-ly the prettiest pink ever!

Sealed with a Kris
Handle with care: This klassy red is top-of-the-line!

Rainbow in the S-Kylie
Girls just wanna have…glitter in every color!

Disco Dolls
Glittery gold glam gone wild!

Kendall on the Katwalk
A head-turning blue-green with a “sparkling” personality!

Listen to your Momager!
If you don’t, you’ll never see this fabulous blue again!

Follow Me on Glitter
A glittery deep gray that always has something to say!

My Empire...My Rules
This take-charge taupe is always on-trend.

Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam
A deep dark emerald worth falling for.

Hard Kourt Fashionista
This delicious deep brown is the chicest hue in town!

Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi
And this captivating coral looks “fab” on everyone!

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, with products featuring the Perfect Stroke brush for streak-free, even coverage.Kardashian Kolors will be available Holiday 2011 for $7.99 each ($11.00 CAD).
For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

***I cant wait for Rainbow in the S-Kylie

(I was not asked to put this press release on my blog)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

China Glaze Metro Collection Press Release

China Glaze Introduces 12 New Purely Pigmented Crèmes, High Coverage Glitters and Intense Shine Shimmers for Fall 2011
Los Angeles, CA – (April 2011): City living boasts excitement, a cool, edginess and confidence that oozes from fashion forward women like none other. City loving celebs like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ivanka Trump, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King have style to spare and their fashion sense trickles down to everyone from working women to college kids. This Fall, China Glaze has captured the big city feel in 12 sexy, sophisticated shades that are on trend, exciting and will be on every fashion maven’s “must have” list. Whether you prefer downtown funk or uptown class, China Glaze’s METRO collection pulls together ensembles and will undoubtedly make heads turn! Colors in this collection include:
· Skyscraper: A sparkling, glitter blue reminiscent of the sky over the city.

 · CG in the City: Glittering dusty purple, bronze and silver multi-tonal glitter, perfect for a pop of edge from West side to East side.

· Urban-Night: Exactly what you need for a night on the town – rich purple crème.
· Traffic Jam: Stop traffic with a breathtaking, raspberry pink crème.
· City Siren: The perfect deep, red crème to match any outfit.
· Loft-y Ambitions: Burgundy shimmer and cocktail hour – nothing better.
· Brownstone: Burnt terracotta crème mirrors the quaint townhouses of the city.
· Midtown Magic: Burgundy base with flecks of gold shimmer captures the latest fashion trend.
· Street Chic: This gorgeous beige crème is the perfect go to shade letting your clothes do the talking.
· Concrete Catwalk: Steel grey crème is amazing for a chic mani.
· Westside Warrior: For the trendsetting woman this camo green crème is to die for.
· Trendsetter: Mustard yellow shimmer translates beautifully from hot dogs to nails.

Fall in the City is a magnificent time and China Glaze has interpreted the hues of the urban jungle into their limited editioMETRO collection. Escape your everyday and indulge in the city life!

The China Glaze METRO collection will be available in a “Downtown” 6 piece box collection (includes Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, Loft-y Ambitions and Midtown Magic), an “Uptown” 6 piece box collection (includes CG in the City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren and Street Chic and Brownstone), a brand n
ew, amazing 3D 12 piece counter display, a 36 piece rack display, and as open stock colors.

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 Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze

(I was not asked to put this press release on my blog)