OPI Visions of Georgia Green & OPI Centennial Celebration Swatches & Photos

OPI Visions of Georgia Green Centennial CeremonyLast month, I blogged about how there were two new shades being added to the OPI Coca-Cola Collection for 2015OPI Visions of Georgia Green and OPI Centennial Celebration.

Yesterday, I received a package from PR, and two of the goodies included were these nail polishes!

Normally when I do my Quick Look posts on lacquers, I tend to show swatches on nail wheels.

This time, I was itching to try them right away on my nails, so I included them in this post.

Which one do you prefer? OPI Visions of Georgia Green (left) or OPI Centennial Celebration (right)?

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What I Wore on My Nails Yesterday for Canada Day

Yesterday was Canada Day, and I visited my mom, and we spent the entire day walking around the neighbourhood and talking.

Below is what I wore for my Canada Day Nails yesterday. :)

The red base is OPI The Color of Minnie, which I previously reviewed in 2012, and the fun glittery top coat is OPI Bearest of Them All. (Both were provided to me by PR in the past.)

Canada Day Nails 2015

My mom and I walked for hours, and when we passed by my old elementary school, I was too curious – had to stop by.

Wow, it had changed completely to the point where the building was reconstructed and looked totally unrecognizable compared to when I used to attend classes there. Plus they got rid of the sandbox and the track.

(I was bummed that the track was gone because back in the day, I was on the track and field team and I also ran for cross country. So sad to see that it was replaced with grass now.)

It was a beautiful, sunny day with a comfortable breeze, and it never felt too hot. The weather was amazing – so much better than what the forecast was calling for days ago! (I remember when I was making plans, the forecast kept saying rain, rain, rain. Thankfully, there wasn’t a drop of rain.)

Then, when I came home, I enjoyed beautiful fireworks in my neighbourhood! (I’ll never get tired of watching them.)

My favourites were the big ones that explode and look like a water fountain. Then, suspended in the air, they twinkle before fading. Some of them changed colour as they twinkled. (Fireworks are like magic to me because I’m still a kid at heart.)

P.S. If you missed my post from yesterday check it out! There’s some exciting news about the collaboration between OPI and Hudson’s Bay that Canadian nailphiles will be interested in!

Happy Canada Day to My Canadian Readers

To my fellow Canadians, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Happy Canada Day!

Also, later in this post, I share with you all the details of the latest nail-polish news. OPI is now sold at the Hudson’s Bay Queen Street Flagship store in Toronto!

In August, OPI nail polishes will be sold online via Hudson’s Bay, and later, the polishes will be rolling out to additional top Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada.

OPI Canada Day 2015

I picked a few red OPI nail polishes from my collection to create the photo above.

(In case you’re curious, I’ve listed the colours shown below along with links to the in-depth reviews I did over the years. By comparing the reviews, you can see how Swatch And Learn has evolved. I purchased Dear Santa. Vodka & Caviar and Pretty & Privileged were gifts from my ex-boyfriend, and the rest were generously provided by PR. The full details can be found in each post linked.)

Starting at the bottom, going clock-wise: Dear Santa, Vodka & Caviar, The Color of Minnie, Pretty & Privileged, Romantically Involved, Red Hot Rio, I STOP for Red & All I Want for Christmas Is OPI

Middle: Bearest of Them All

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Zoya Talia Swatches & Review

Zoya Talia Swatches & ReviewZoya Talia from the Island Fun Collection is a gorgeous turquoise-blue creamy dream!

It’s a turquoise with a deeper sky blue mixed in, and I think this shade would be flattering on many different skin tones.

(In real life, this polish has a touch more green in it than my camera could pick up.)

Zoya Talia reminds me of those days when you can’t spot a single cloud in the sky.

I was tempted to paint a little bird flying on each nail, but sometimes a polish is so pretty, you just have to admire it all on its own.

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INGLOT O2M Breathable Nail Enamel 618 Swatches & Review

INGLOT O2M Breathable Nail Enamel 618 Swatches & ReviewThere are two times in the year when I feel drawn to orange nail polish more than usual: the summer and in the fall (especially around Hallowe’en, my favourite holiday).

A simple bright orange sometimes is just the pop of colour you need to take a monochromatic outfit to the next level.

I purchased INGLOT O2M Breathable Nail Enamel 618 a while ago and finally got around to wearing it.

So how did INGLOT O2M Breathable nail polish in shade 618 fare in this nailphile’s book? There’s one way to find out!

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New Pretty Serious Daphne’s Party Polishes

Pretty Serious Daphne's Party PolishesThe Pretty Serious Daphne’s Party Collection launched today, and it includes three nail polishes: Daphne’s Birthday Party, Daphne’s Disco Party, and Daphne’s Garden Party.

Pretty Serious is an Australian indie nail-polish brand that never puts out predictable shades. (Yes, I have a soft spot for the company because they manufactured the nail polish I designed, Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn, which I still am very much in love with!)

The Pretty Serious Daphne’s Party Collection nail polishes are all chock full of glitter, but each has a different feel.

Daphne’s Birthday Party is a mix of metallic glitter in a rainbow of colours, and this is a polish that has been brought back for a limited time. Then, you have Daphne’s Disco Party, which is a fun iridescent neon glitter topper. Finally, there’s Daphne’s Garden Party, which is a combination of metallic pastel glitter.

P.S. I must say that Daphne’s Disco Party is “truly outrageous!” 😉 Hehe, I’m a child of the 80s, and the promo picture you’ll see later on in this post for the shade reminds me of Jem and the Holograms! Sweet nostalgia!

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3 New Shades in the Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection

Pretty Serious Naileontology 2 Collection 2015Three new shades join the Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection, which I blogged about before.

Especially since Pretty Serious is an Australian indie nail-polish company that doesn’t follow trends and paves their own path, I’m always excited to hear what they’re going to come out with.

Part two of the Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection includes the following colours: Ichi Hanami, Blood of Knossos, and The Crimson Pearl.

In this post, I share with you more photos and the inspiration behind each polish.

It’s absolutely no surprise that the green speaks to my nailphile heart, and it most likely will be the first one I’ll review after I’ve worn it as a full manicure. Keep your eyes peeled like a banana for that on here.

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