Monday, March 31, 2014

China Glaze Peonies & Park Avenue


Hello!

Today I am showing you a skittlette featuring one of the SPRING pinks from China Glaze.

It's called Peonies & Park Avenue. I took my style inspiration for this manicure from Sammy the Nailasaurus.

Firstly, I applied the pink creme to my thumb, index, and middle nail.I then used Zoya Tomoko for the other two nails. Last I wanted to stamp a nail on each hand so I took out one of my Bundle Monster plates of 2011 and stamped the full nail image of swirly circles in white.

I love the skittlette style. It's fun to mix and match polish and at the same time make more use of all my polish.

Tell me what you like, do you prefer a manicure all one color or a skittlette? What about stamping,the same stamp on each nail, or mixin' it up?

Thank you for reading.

(Polish provided for review.)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

China Glaze swatch & review

Here are pics of my swatches of China Glaze At Vase Value and Don't Be a Flake.

I used 3 coats for full coverage with the light mint creme from the Spring City Flourish collection. The formula was a bit difficult to work with, as there was a lot of streakiness, however, it did seem to level out.

After I applied that, I wanted to create a single glitter sandwich on my ring finger with China Glaze Surprise glitter called Don't Be a Flake.This glitter is packed with copper, light blue and black hex glitters in a clear base. Application was a breeze as I applied 3 strokes of glitter down the middle and each side of the nail.So one coat really.Very nice coverage since I don't believe it's meant to be a full coverage glitter.I love this type of glitter polish because it makes a great glitter sandwich.

The only thing I would have to add with regards to the glitters in the Surprise collection, is that I wish these had been milky-based glitters.I would love to see a whole collection of milky glitters from China Glaze.

(Polish provided for review purposes. )

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Some stamping

Here's a stamp mani I did recently. I have had some success with large squishy stamper, and since I love animal prints I did a mani with one of my Bundle Monster plates.Love all of these images so a skittle seemed like fun! :-)

Zoya Spring press release

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome swatches

Hello.Long time no postie.:-)

Sorry to have been gone so long.I am away uploading this post from my phone at a public wireless connection.

I just want to say I've missed blogging alot.I tried to leave it alone as long as I could, however, I find I miss it too much.

I have been undergoing alot of personal growth in my life.Still trying to grow my natural nails out, and reading Loodie, Loodie, Loodie for lots of info on that subject.Sorry I can't link to her blog.You can google it.She is a scientist, and has done some serious research on nail hardeners, flexibility, etc.Quite a read!

Back to the subject.I received these polishes for review.The pink one is I'm Chromatic and the purple one is Crush, Crush Baby.

I had the silver one too, but the bottle shattered in transit.

These are one coaters, very easy to apply.They are a mixture of metallic with small particle bar and round glitter.

I hear there's a BOGOFREE at Sally until February 27th on some polishes. If you find these, they are definitely worth adding to your collection. :-)

Lots of love to you all ♡♥♡

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

OPI Products Inc. Partners with The Coca-Cola Company On Nail Lacquer Launch

OPI Products Inc. Partners with The Coca-Cola Company On Nail Lacquer Launch
LOS ANGELES – Feb. 19, 2014 – OPI Products Inc., a subsidiary of COTY Inc (NYSE: COTY), announced a collaboration today with The Coca-Cola Company, the world’s largest beverage company and home to one of the world’s most iconic brands – Coca-Cola, whose mission is to inspire moments of refreshment, optimism and happiness. Several of the Company’s most recognized brands – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta – will be the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in June 2014.
“We’re excited to partner with OPI, a preeminent nail polish brand with global reach and influence among our core target teen audience,” said Kate Dwyer, Group Director Worldwide Licensing, The Coca-Cola Company. “Coca-Cola has a long history of collaborations with beauty and lifestyle brands to further connect with consumers and tastemakers in a way that is meaningful and relevant for them.”


“As the global leader in the professional nail industry, OPI is thrilled to partner with the world’s top beverage company, The Coca-Cola Company,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. “These two iconic brands truly deliver happiness in a bottle – whether it’s a refreshing, invigorating sip of Coke or a set of fingers and toes perfectly polished with OPI nail lacquer.”

About The Coca-Cola Company:
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.  Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 16 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle.  Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks.  Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day.  With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.  Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.  For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

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 introduced color in 1989, rebranding the nail category. Today, OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application, as well as a trademarked, iconic bottle and ergonomic cap. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and offers a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools and acrylics. In addition, OPI offers more than 100 GelColor shades.  With over 30 patents, OPI remains at the forefront of research and development in the nail care industry, setting new trends in both color and texture. OPI places a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility by raising funds and awareness for numerous charities through retail partnerships and grassroots philanthropic initiatives. OPI is a subsidiary of COTY Inc (NYSE: COTY). Coty is a leading global beauty company with net revenues of $4.6 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.
For more information, visit OPI at www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_Products or become a fan at Facebook.com/OPIproducts.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Giovanna

What a beautiful name for a gorgeous green shimmer.This is three coats with an accent of Zoya Belinda.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What I wore for NYE

Two coats, no top coat. A "girly" mix of light pink, fuchsia,  and lavender glitter in a silky, baby pink jelly base.Keepin' it simple :-)