OPI Hawaii Collection Giveaway (Canada & US)

This month, we’re going to have another Friday the 13th. Naturally, I want to make it someone’s LUCKY day, so I partnered up with OPI to bring you this exciting giveaway.

Canada and US residents can enter for a chance to win my OPI Hawaii Collection Giveaway from today until Friday March 13th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.

Yes, that’s right – you could win all 12 shades (in full-sized bottles) from the OPI Hawaii Collection!

OPI Hawaii Collection Giveaway

I’m a fan of the OPI Hawaii Collection, and I’ve reviewed all but one of the colours in-depth on here. After I review that final shade, I may do a collection round-up post.

(Check out my OPI Hawaii Collection press release post for the links to each review or scroll to the bottom of this post. Also, if you’re interested, check out my OPI Hawaii Collection Media Launch Recap post for a fun look at an exclusive event I attended in October 2014.)

Please carefully read the giveaway details to ensure that your entry is valid!

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Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection Press Release

Pretty Serious NaileontologyThe Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection has one of the coolest themes for a nail-polish collection that I’ve seen in a long time!

It’s inspired by long-lost treasures, and if you’re a fan of Indiana Jones, the Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection will surely speak to you. (It also helps that the colours look very promising!)

(Indiana Jones made it on my fun list of some of my crushes for a Smorgasbord Sundays post way back in 2011! Who doesn’t love a manly guy who’s afraid of snakes?) ;)

The Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection is a small but mighty collection that consists of three colours: Khepri’s Amulet, The Dragon’s Curse, and Eye of Copernicus that you’ll learn more about in detail in this post!

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Nicole by OPI Coca-Cola Collection Press Release & Swatches

Nicole by OPI Coca Cola Collection Swatches & PhotosYou know that a while back, there was an OPI Coca-Cola Collection.

Well, there will be a Nicole by OPI Coca-Cola Collection, too, which consists of six new shades!

The Nicole by OPI Coca-Cola Collection launches in March, which I’m happy to say is not far away. (Warmer weather can’t come soon enough!)

Even if you’re like and don’t drink pop much, the nailphile in you will still get excited because of the new colours.

From the press release that PR sent me on Friday, my top picks based on the promotional images are Seriously Citrus (Hello, I’m a green fiend!), Zero is My Hero (the majestic burgundy), and The Look is Orange (what a fun, warm-weather shade)! I’m also very curious about DC Lover because of the red and silver combination that could be a winner.

Edit: I just remembered that I have a nail board with swatches of all six shades, so I included photos of them at the bottom of this post.

P.S. Stay tuned because in a few days, I’m going to announce a HUGE nail-polish giveaway that’ll be open to Canada and US residents! (Hint: No, it’s not for the Nicole by OPI Coca-Cola Collection, but you will still really love it!)

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Marsala: Pantone’s Colour of the Year

Maybelline Essie MarsalaPantone’s Colour of the Year is Marsala, and no matter how many times people write about it, I always misread Marsala as Masala. (Perhaps it’s because I’m absolutely in love with Indian food.) ;)

Marsala is described as an earthy reddish brown that’s flattering on a variety of skin tones.

While dramatic, it’s also grounding because of its warmth and sophistication. This is why Marsala is a shade that’s so appealing to many people.

(I have been watching 90210 episodes, and I’m loving it! To clarify, I’m talking about the original 90210 episodes that I grew up with when I was in elementary school, not the new version. So while watching 90210, I’m more into the 1990s vibe than ever before.)

As I get older, I’m learning to appreciate classic hues that withstand the test of time. Marsala is definitely a shade that can be sported any time and anywhere.

Yes, I’m a green fiend, so I loved it when the colour of year was emerald, but surprisingly, I’m more into the Marsala trend. Why? More people can comfortably sport it, and there’s a wide arena of colour interpretation.

Marsala can be dark or neutral, which means that if you’re going for a vampy or natural look, it fits the bill.

In this post, I highlight a few makeup items that fall within the Marsala colour scheme.

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Essie New York Fashion Week Recap: Day 5

Essie New York Fashion Week Carolina HerreraToday’s Essie New York Fashion Week Recap: Day 5 post features the fashion and complementary manicures from runway shows by the following designers: Veronica Beard, Brock, Heimstone, and Carolina Herrera!

The sophisticated off-the-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera has my heart because I adore the asymmetrical detailing at the waist and bust.  The stormy-sky-like print takes the overall look to the next level. Plus the overall silhouette is strong and feminine – a statement dress.

Heimstone’s green dress comes in at a close second for me. It looks cozy and body-conscious with a playful edge. Plus you know how I feel about the colour green! ;) Adore it!

As for the nail looks, the vampy Essie Shearling Darling pairs well with the Fall/Winter 2015 clothing collection by Veronica Beard. It’s my favourite manicure out of the bunch.

(Psst! I’ll be announcing a HUGE nail-polish giveaway in a few days. It’ll be open to Canada and US residents. You won’t want to miss it! More details to come.)

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Essie New York Fashion Week Recap: Day 4

New York Fashion Week 2015 Essie Diane von FurstenbergSince some of you liked my recap post of Essie New York Fashion Week 2015 Days 1, 2, and 3, I’m bringing you another one: Essie New York Fashion Week Recap: Day 4!

In this post, you’ll see the fashion and manicures at the runway shows for DKNY, Dion Lee, Yigal Azrouel, and Diane von Furstenberg.

My favourite outfit is the one by Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) because of the texture, vivid colours, and high-impact drama!

Which outfit is your favourite? Do you like any of the simple manicures?

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