PREVIEW: OPI Couture de Minnie Collection
OPI Walks the Runway with New Couture de Minnie Nail Lacquers, Inspired by Minnie Mouse
OPI announces the launch of its Couture de Minnie collection, including four limited edition nail lacquers and one new Liquid Sand™ shade. Created in honor of Disney’s beloved character, the Couture de Minnie line explores the fashion-forward side of Minnie Mouse, mixing pink, fuschia and red shades with textural elements. In addition to three crème lacquers, the Couture de Minnie line features a red and white polka dot glitter shade and the strawberry-hued Liquid Sand nail lacquer in Magazine Cover Mouse to give nails a sparkly, matte finish.
“Last summer, OPI created a ‘Vintage Minnie Mouse’ line. Women around the world fell in love with the fun and playful shades evocative of Minnie’s traditional look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “This year, OPI is exploring a different side of Minnie Mouse. The Couture de Minnie collection draws inspiration from Minnie’s iconic style and incorporates trends most recently seen on the runways, from standout shades to fun textural elements.”
The Couture de Minnie collection includes:
Couture de Minnie nail lacquers each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand lacquers should always be worn without top coat. This limited edition promotion will be available beginning June 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
NOTD: Revlon Heavenly over Black
OPI Black Onyx
Hello lovelies! I apologize for the inconsistency of my posts lately. School has been hectic and problem sets have been taking up the majority of my time, poo. :( But not to fear, I still have ten fingers that want to be painted so I will continue to post as often as I can!
Today I have a quick glitter combination to show you. This is Revlon’s Heavenly layered over a black creme. Heavenly is one of Revlon’s newer selections. This clear-base polish is jam-packed with iridescent square and hex glitter chunks. In the bottle, it appears to be milky - nothing too fantastic, but once layered over a dark creme, it’s eye-catching! Many thanks to my momma for picking it up for me. <3
I love how it turns blue, green, and orange at various angles.
What do you think?
Until next time, toodles!
PREVIEW: Nicole by OPI LIMITED EDITION Gumdrops Collection
“Sugar” Coated Nails!
Nicole by OPI Announces NEW Limited Edition Gumdrops Nail Lacquers
Nicole by OPI launches Gumdrops – six new limited edition matte texture shades designed to give nails a mouthwatering manicure. With a “sugar-like” finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles, Gumdrops features brilliant candy colored hues.
“These shades are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Co-Founder & Artistic Director. “By combining groundbreaking texture technology with some of the hottest trends including matte and shimmer finishes, Nicole by OPI has created a new line of lacquers for cutting-edge manicures. Worn without top coat, Gumdrops lacquers dry to a textured matte finish to give nails a “sugar” coated appearance.
Gumdrops shades include:
Nicole by OPI Gumdrops nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat to achieve the unique textured matte finish.
Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. This limited edition collection will be available beginning May 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart (May 2013), CVS (June 2013), Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Ulta, H-E-B, and Duane Reade locations (August 2013), In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada (July 2013), Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug (August 2013).
REVIEW: Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection (as previewed here)
Hello! Today I am excited to show you the Nicole by OPI and Modern Family collaboration. Together, they came up with fourteen (yes, you read that right - FOURTEEN!) nail colors with witty and “punny” names. To all you Modern Family fans, get ready! ;)
Am I Making Myself Claire? is a muted lilac creme. It appears to be almost gray, but with a subtle purple tint to it. This is just two thin coats.
I usually avoid frost-finish polishes because of the usual streaky application, but I do declare that I Do De-Claire! (see what I did there? bahaha) has a wonderful, non-streaky formula. This girly rose-mauve frost is just perfect in two coats!
She’s Lily Something is the polish that I was most excited to try out because of the star glitter. Unfortunately, the stars are extremely difficult to get out of the bottle, so “fishing” is definitely required. On the other hand, I don’t mind that the stars don’t come out because the shimmery pink-tinted base alone adds a new dimension to the base color! This is three coats of She’s Lily Something using the “dabbing technique” over Stand by Your Manny (which I will show you three pictures down).
A Like-Haley Story… is a stunning fuschia creme with a pink shimmer. I took so many photos of this polish, and could not get the shimmer to show up, but you can slightly see it in the bottle. This is two coats for full coverage.
My Jay or the Highway! is a simple taupe creme. Formula is a bit watery, so use thinner coats to avoid flooding your cuticles. I used three coats here.
Stand by Your Manny is a dusty baby blue with a silver shimmer. I really like this color, but boy, I found the application of this polish to be quite wonky. I don’t know what was going on, but no matter how long I waited for the polish to dry between coats, the previous coat kept getting dragged up by the next. I needed to use four coats to cover up all the bald patches caused by the dragging. Pretty color, bad formula.
Okay, I just love minty green cremes, so it’s a given that I love Alex by the Books. This is three coats.
Haley Good Lookin’ is a clear base with a mixture of pink hex glitter in two sizes. There are also some iridescent larger hex pieces in there as well that reflect nicely in the light. I layered one coat of Haley Good Lookin’ over Am I Making Myself Claire?, which was shown at the beginning of this post.
Basking in Gloria is a rich and bold frosty raspberry color. I used two coats.
Luke of the Draw is a black jelly base with silver glitter. I was expecting complete coverage since this is a black jelly, but even after three coats, you can see my bare nails through the polish. I suggest layering this over a black creme.
A Phil’s Paradise is an intense, charcoal gray metallic polish. I love this! Three coats here.
Candid Cameron is an amazing duo-chrome polish in blue and green. You absolutely need to see this in person at various angles! This is two coats.
Back in my Gloria Days is a beautiful purple with a bronze shimmer. This is the most unique color of this collection (and when I say unique, I mean I don’t have anything like it in my stash!). This is a must-have in my opinion! Two coats.
What’s the Mitch-uation? is a frosty midnight blue. Another georgeous, intense color! Two coats.
Whew! So what did you think of these colors? My top picks are Alex by the Books, Candid Cameron, A Phil’s Paradise, and Back in my Gloria Days.
Modern Family lacquers are available now for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, ULTA, H-E-B, Meijer and Duane Reade locations. In Canada, this line will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.
Product samples provided for an honest review.