Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Giveaway: The Sweet Treat Trio by Oopsie Daisies

this giveaway IS international and ends in 2 days! Pictured from left to right are: Tiramisu,Banana Split,and Strawberry Trifle.Mmmm,tasty :-) Click here to enter!

Edgy Elegance!



Edgy Elegance


OPI Launches the Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012


OPI embraces runway trends with the Germany Collection for Fall/Winter 2012. Drawing inspiration from Berlin, an exciting new fashion hub that blends classic looks with the avant-garde, the collection’s twelve shades offer a mixture of vibrant color, urban-chic neutrals, and reds in variations from light to dark.
“Designers showcased rich colors and striking textures for fall,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “The Germany Collection beautifully complements these looks, with standout shades in various hues of red and burgundy – the season’s ‘new black.’ Sapphire, black olive and lime yellow are married with creamy neutrals in honey, taupe and nude rose.”
“The overall feel of the Germany Collection is elegance with an edge,” adds Suzi. “The varied palette of colors adds another accent to the list of special touches – think beadwork, paneling, fur and embroidery – that walked the runways during New York Fashion Week. Wearing these shades on fingers and toes is a great way to accessorize a range of looks for the season.”
Germany by OPI includes the following shades:

Don’t Pretzel My Buttons
A haute honey-beige that can always make you smile.



My Very First Knockwurst
…and what a magical rosy-nude rendezvous it was!



                                                        Berlin There Done That


A traveling taupe that’s seen it all. (Yep, that too).





Don’t Talk Bach to Me
There’s nothing mellow about this sassy lime-yellow!


Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!
A bodacious black-olive? We say “Ja! Ja! Ja!”

Unfor-greta-bly Blue
Everyone’s favorite Fräulein loves this über shiny blue.



Every Month is Oktoberfest
Prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten.


Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs
The most beautiful bright purple of all.


Deutsch You Want Me Baby?
A self-assured shade of shimmering red-orange.


Danke-Shiny Red
You “Bitte” try on this ravishing ruby before it’s too late!

German-icure by OPI
The best burgundy shimmer in the business.



Schnapps Out of It!
Shake off the blues with a shot of fall’s must-have mauve!


Germany Collection nail lacquer shades contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.
Germany by OPI will be available August 8, 2012, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($9.95 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 OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

Indulge In Luxurious Lacquers!



Indulge in Luxurious Lacquers!

OPI Launches New Diamond Dust-Infused Designer Series Shades for Fall 2012

OPI releases two new high-shine hues – DS Indulgence and DS Luxurious – to join the Designer Series by OPI collection this fall. Fusing fashion and technology, the Designer Series lacquer formula is enhanced with real diamond dust, offering light reflecting, multidimensional color.



DS Indulgence,

a radiant red-violet with a shimmering, golden finish



will launch along with





DS Luxurious, a captivating coral-red with a golden glisten.



With these two additions, Designer Series by OPI will offer 12 glitter-filled, highly-saturated, breathtaking colors.




“Red nails are the epitome of glamour, and this fall OPI is adding two dazzling reds to the Designer Series line,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “With vivid color and intense shimmer and shine, these lacquers create a bold, high-fashion accessory statement. DS Indulgence provides a deeper, classic red look, while DS Luxurious incorporates rich auburn pigments.”
Designer Series by OPI nail lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. DS Indulgence and DS Luxurious will be available beginning September 2012 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $12.50 ($14.95 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 OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

Nicole by OPI Launches FIVE New Fall Shades!

Nicole by OPI Launches Five NEW Fall Shades, Exclusively at Target


Nicole by OPI announces five new nail lacquers to be sold exclusively at Target this fall. With richly pigmented formulas in shimmering shades of deep blue, gold, purple, mauve and green, these five hues can be worn as the ultimate accessory to the season’s hottest styles, from military-inspired jackets and heavier brocades to micro floral prints and leather.
 “Nicole by OPI is excited to bring the fashion-forward Target guest new lacquers for the fall season,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Not only do the shades add the final touch to runway trends, the shimmery finish adds elegance and depth to these trendy colors.
The five new lacquers include:
 For Gold Times Sake
                                                   Go on and try on this gold…


Iris My Case
Because this purple is amazing.




Just Busta Mauve
You will want to put on your dancing shoes to wear this one.


If the Blue Fits…
This blue fits all!




Mer-Maid for Each Other
This green is so hot it was made just for you!






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. These new Target exclusive shades will be available August 2012 for $7.04 each at select Target locations nationwide and online at Target.com.
For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan


Fall is my absolute favorite time of year,besides winter. Are any of these fall nail colours calling your name? I think blue is going to be big for fall,but I have a tendency to go more for purples and greens.What about you? 

Stash Chapter 2 China Glaze Millenium

Very brief post for today.

And this is number two.China Glaze Millenium from the Khrome collection of Fall/Winter 2009.



There have been many China Glaze polishes added to my collection since. I have to say,China Glaze is one of my absolute favorite polish brands on the market. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Deuce Beauties: Giveaway 2700 Followers featuring OPI The Amazing Spiderman

Here is an exciting giveaway! It's Deuce Beauties 2700 Follower giveaway. She's giving away the entire  OPI The Amazing Spiderman collection.Open internationally and ends August 8th,2012. Click here to enter!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Polish Stash: Part I (the continuing saga of my trip down the rabbit hole)

 This series of three posts, is going to be about the very first three polishes I ever owned. In later stash posts,I will show you more polish purchases that resulted out of me acquiring these three polishes. This has already become a "nerdy" post, but from what I hear over at my fellow blogger Krista over at The Manicured Slayer , nerdy is a good thing these days.I've always been a nerd anyway,so it's not like it's anything new to me,being one :-)

First up:

                                                     L.A. Girl Rock Star Punk

When I am able to I will show you a swatch,but in the meantime,let me just say,I was seriously underwhelmed by the color,when I first tried it.However, there is alot to be said for being an total polish newb and not knowing what an incredible treasure you have on your hands,until you've worn it again,and seen it in much better light. I got this polish in early 2009,when a friend I knew then held her first blogaversary giveaway.

As a sidenote,it may interest you to know that at that point in time,I was unaware that nail blogs existed,not even. I was mostly into makeup then,and browsed the beauty blogs,along with my participation in a couple of makeup forums,like Mineral Madness: A BE Fan Forum This polish and the two upcoming polishes,which will be featured  in the next two blogposts,  were given to me by the lovely LiAnn of Sparklecrack Central, one of the beauty bloggers of mineral makeup fandom.

Being a polish newb then,I had no idea that the treasure of this was held in it's blurply goodness,with large particle pink glass fleck shimmer! Can I say, a "rockin'" polish.

so,there you have it,one of my very first polishes!

Do you own this polish or any of the other beautious L.A.Girl Rockstar lacquers?

Friday, July 27, 2012

I've Got 99...

Before I start this post,just wanna say, I have been real busy with my job,and on top of that,trying to get my nails back in shape again. It seems it's been two steps forward,and one step back,with my poor little digits. I just feel too ashamed to even post any nail swatches.My nails are so far from perfect. I get so self-conscious of them,especially when there are so many other nail bloggers who's nails are in such perfect condition,I get really discouraged,and don't want anyone to see mine. So until mine are back in shape, and that may take awhile, I am reserving my right to keep them hidden :-)

Anyway, I wanted to do a post about something fun I saw on Jenna's blog I'm Still Thinking... I know it was a couple months ago,and I didn't have the time then to do it.The general idea is to go through the list,and enter in bold lettering which of the 99 things you've actually done.  So now on to the fun part! She calls it I've Got 99...

1.Started your own blog.
2.Slept under the stars.
3.Played in the band.
4.Visited Hawaii.
5.Watched a meteor shower.
6.Gave more than you can afford to charity.
7.Been to Disneyland.
8.Climbed a mountain.
9.Held a praying mantis.
10.Sang a solo.
11.Bungee jumped.
12.Visited Paris.
13.Watched a lightening storm.
14.Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15.Adopted a child.
16.Had food poisoning.
17.Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18.Grown your own vegetables.
19.Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20.Slept on an overnight train.
21.Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch-hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill.
24. Built a snow fort.
25.Held a lamb.
26.Gone skinny-dipping.
27.Run a marathon.
28. Ridden a gondola in Venice.
29.Seen a total eclipse.
30.Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31.Hit a home run.
32.Been on a cruise.
33.Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34.Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35.Seen an Amish community.
36.Taught yourself a new language.
37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38.Seen the Leaning tower of Pisa in person.
39.Gone rock climbing.
40.Seen Michelangelo's David.
41.Sung Karaoke.
42.Seen Old Faithful Geyser erupt.
43.Bought a stranger a mean at a restaurant.
44.Visited Africa.
45.Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46.Been transported in an ambulance.
47.Had your portrait painted.
48.Gone deep sea fishing.
49.Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50.Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51.Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52.Kissed in the rain.
53.Played in the mud.
54.Gone to a drive-in theater.
55.Been in a movie.
56.Visited the Great Wall of China.
57.Started a business.
58.Taken a martial arts class.
59.Visited Russia.
60.Served in a soup kitchen.
61.Sold Girl Scout Cookies.
62.Gone whale watching.
63.Got flowers for no reason.
64.Donated blood,platelets,or plasma.
65.Gone sky diving (it's on my bucket list)
66.Visited a Nazi concentration camp.
67.Bounced a check.
68.Flown in a helicopter.
69.Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70.Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71.Eaten caviar.
72.Pieced a quilt.
73.Stood in Times Square.
74.Toured the Everglades.
75.Been fired from a job.
76.Seen the Changing of the Guards in London.
77.Broken a bone.
78.Been a passenger on a motorcycle (that rocked!)
79.Seen the Grand Canyon in person.
80.Published a book.
81.Visited the Vatican.
82.Bought a brand new car.
83.Walked in Jerusalem.
84.Had your picture in the newspaper.
85.Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve.
86.Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88.Had chickenpox 
89.Saved someone's life.
90.Sat on a jury.
91.Met someone famous.
92.Joined a book club (do those 6 books for a penny clubs count?)
93.Got a tatoo.
94.Had a baby.
95.Seen the Alamo in person. 
96.Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
97.Been involved in a lawsuit.
98.Owned a cell phone.
99.Been stung by a bee.


that was fun!

I'm thinking of dragging out my entire stash tomorrow.

 I would like to take you on a bottle pictorial,if you will, showing you my very first polishes and where they led me down the rabbit hole,because believe me it got curiouser and curiouser...;-)



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

the Nail JUnkie Sharing is Caring Giveaway!

You can win Butter London Slapper and Sally Hansen Graphite Gravity Magnetic nail polish.Giveaway is open internationally and ends July 31st! Enter here!

Win a Nails Inc Sprinkle of your choice plus more Giveaway!

Here is a photo of all the pretty stuff you can win,along with a Nails Inc Sprinkle of your choice.
Click here to enter!  Giveaway is open internationally and will end at 12:01 EST on Friday Sept.7th.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Win the Entire China Glaze on Safari Collection from Nails by Kayla Shevonne

This giveaway is open internationally and will close at 12:01 am EST Wednesday,August 1st. Click here to enter!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SINFULCOLORS SUMMER 2012 POPTASTIC

A Seriously POPtastic Summer Collection from SINFULCOLORS

Iconic imagery. Bold brights. That's the message this season as theSinfulColors POPTastic Summer 2012 collection pops up everywhere, from pointers to pinkies.
These eight eye-popping, jaw-dropping, tip-delighting, pop culture hues take pop beyond an artistic style to a lifestyle that's all the rage.Envision lots of pizazz with super-shiny polish, a whole new way to express yourself, compliments of SinfulColors.

The POPtastic collection of 8 shockingly rich color meets serious shine from SinfulColors includes:

Citrine: A bold, but wonderfully wearable, slice of juicy delight
Why Not: A matte turquoise that pops
Let's Meet: Sunshine at its finest
Outrageous: A poppy, fresh bubble-gum shade
Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red
Exotic Green: Move over Grover, a take on the classic tree & plant inspired shade
Dressed To Kill: Hello Kitty never had it so good with this shade of pink
Clementine: Everything a citrus fruit should be: juicy, bright and zesty

  SinfulColors POPTastic

SinfulColors surpasses the masses with more than 150 amazing shades of nail polish, including the above-mentioned shades. All hues are available for $1.99 at major drug and mass-market stores nationwide such as Target & Walgreens, by calling 1-800-448-0763 or online at www.walgreens.com.