OPI Mod About You Swatches & Review (OPI Pink of Hearts 2014)

OPI Mod About You Swatches & ReviewBreast Cancer Awareness Month is just a wink away, so I’m getting a head-start by showcasing OPI Mod About You!

This pale, creamy pink isn’t a new shade, but it’s part of the OPI Pink of Hearts 2014 duo, which is a special Breast Cancer Awareness set that’s available until the end of October.

Although I’m not the biggest pink fan (probably because when I was a little girl, pink was my favourite, and it was nearly the only colour I ever wore), I try to wear more pinks around this time of year (as well as in February).

Although pink is a traditional nail-polish colour for most people, for me, it’s like a nostalgic novelty. :)

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OPI Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat Press Release

OPI Don't Speak Pure 18K Gold Top CoatOn Friday night, I sneaked in a blog post about the OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection with 18 new nail-polish shades, which are coming out in October. (If you haven’t already checked it out, you should – there are plenty of exciting colours!)

Today, I have some more cool nail news for you!

The OPI Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat, again in collaboration with Gwen Stefani, will also be hitting stores in October.

It’s a full-size bottle, and, yes, it contains real gold, which is why it will retail for $37.50 CAD.

This is decadent, for sure, with gold leaf flakes and iridescent glitter. It’ll add the extra bling needed to ramp up a plain manicure and transform it into one that gets the party started!

If you know a fellow nailphile, this would make a great Christmas (or anytime) present because it’s highly collectible and comes in a fancy box.

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OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection Press Release

OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday CollectionIt’s not even Hallowe’en yet, but I’ve got lots of exciting information that I had to share with you about the new OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection, which hits stores in October!

As you can see from the three displays, this is a large collection with 18 (yes, EIGHTEEN) colours!

There’s something for everyone because you’ve got the classic reds for the season, metallics, glitters, and lots of deep, rich shades that’ll make your nails stand out.

My picks are First Class Desires, Christmas Gone Plaid (c’mon, you knew I’d say this because it’s a green!), Red Fingers & Mistletoes, Snow Globetrotter, Comet in the Sky, and Unfrost My Heart. Hehe, a lot, right? ;)

Which colours are calling out to you?

P.S. Stay tuned because I’ve got more information about upcoming holiday nail polish from OPI that I’ll be sharing really soon!

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Pretty Serious Brand New Undies Collection Press Release

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Brand New Undies CollectionGuess what? Pretty Serious Cosmetics is coming out with a new collection that has such a funny name for each colour that you’ll want more people to ask you what’s on your nails! ;)

With names like Granny Panties and Knickers in a Knot, the Pretty Serious Brand New Undies Collection is sure to get your attention.

The Pretty Serious Brand New Undies Collection includes 6 creme nail polishes.

You can pre-order the colours only up to this Sunday September 28. After then, you’ll have to wait until October 13 to purchase them.

If you like blues and purples, especially, you won’t want to miss this collection!

I can personally vouch for Pretty Serious Cosmetics being a top-notch company, (You may remember that I designed a nail polish shade in collaboration with Pretty Serious! I can assure you that a lot of love, dedication, and high attention to detail go into every single colour this company produces. You won’t be disappointed!)

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Organic Surge Super Fresh Awakening Body Wash Review & Pictures

Organic Surge Super Fresh Awakening Body Wash Review & PicturesMy review on the Organic Surge Super Fresh Awakening Body Wash has been a long time coming because I’ve been using it for several weeks.

This is a new-to-me body wash. Not only have I never seen it in stores here in Canada, but I also haven’t read any reviews on it by other bloggers.

So when Organic Surge got in touch with me, I was curious to give it a go. Organic food and products always interest me.

With a sophisticated blend of spicy May Chang and uplifting Bergamot essential oils, this is definitely the most mature body wash I’ve ever used. (Typically, I tend to go for either caramel/vanilla ones that make me smell edible or fruity scents.)

Although it was a far departure than what I’m used to, I’ve learned to appreciate this, and I really like how it’s a 99% natural body wash that is free of harsh chemicals and is animal-friendly.

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OPI DS Tourmaline Swatches & Review

OPI DS Tourmaline Swatches & Review Okay, so last week was crazy busy, as you probably guessed, judging from how I posted less often than I usually do.

I was preparing to paint the accent wall in my living room! (If you follow me on social media, you know that on Saturday, I painted it green – haha, no shock there, right? It was in Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint in PPU10-7 Lima Green, in case you were wondering. And, although I tried taking photos of it to show you, unfortunately, my smartphone made it look like a completely different colour. I may try with my DSLR later. I’m soooo happy with the shade. It looks even better than the paint chip.)

But, now onto today’s review! ;)

I wore OPI DS Tourmaline for over 5 days straight. (When I was Instagramming, I thought it was 5 days, but apparently it was closer to a week that I wore it!) Even more impressive because it wore for a long time, even though I didn’t wear a base or top coat. (The press release says that you can wear it with or without a base coat. Since I love textured polishes, I tried it without any nail treatments.)

OPI DS Tourmaline is 1 of 2 new shades in the Designer Series line, and it features the Polished Quartz finish, which is very sparkly and has a textured finished.

I found it very challenging to photograph this polish, especially because on the days when I had time to snap photos before heading to work in the morning, the sky was overcast. (As you may know, I haven’t yet invested in studio lighting, so I rely on Mother Nature and my DSLR camera.)

Let me tell you – OPI DS Tourmaline is an incredible nail polish that no photos can do justice! There’s way more sparkle and loads more colours crammed into this bottle than I could capture. Also, the pink is lighter than the magenta you see in my photos. (I posted a couple of photos of it on Instagram, so you can compare how my smartphone’s camera captured the shade.)

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Essie Take It Outside Swatches & Review

Essie Take It Outside Swatches & ReviewEssie Take It Outside is part of the Fall 2014 Collection, which I showed you the press release of recently.

I don’t usually wear softer shades like this, but I do enjoy switching things up. Life is too short to not enjoy expressing yourself with colour, and I love to sport everything and anything! :)

This is a very sophisticated and easy-to-wear shade that I feel many will love because it’s appropriate to wear in even conservative offices, yet it’s not boring because the taupe seems to have just a tinge of purple. (I think that’s what gives it some slight edginess!)

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