Gwen Stefani gets my attention because she expresses her individuality freely, whether it’s through her statement-making red lips, bright pink hair (back in the day), or quirky fashion sense.
Naturally, when I caught wind of a collaboration between Gwen Stefani and OPI, I anxiously anticipated what colours and finishes would be included in the collection.
Yesterday, I received the Gwen Stefani by OPI Collection press release and some promo pictures, so I had to share them with you!
You’ll notice that there are 6 nail-polish images, yet there are 7 shades in the collection. This is because (as PR informed me), Push and Shove isn’t yet available. When it is, if I can get an image, I will update this post.
Remember not long ago, I participated in a nail-art challenge to create a prom-inspired manicure for a new magazine called Prom Canada? (I came up with this manicure incorporating freehand and nail-stamping designs.)
Well, they’ve launched a new website (PromCanada.com), and they published an article featuring my nail art as well as Dee Thompsons’ (the contest winner’s) and other voters’ favourites!
China Glaze Just Be-Claws is another stunning shade from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection. (They’re really on a roll for this Christmas collection!)
If you liked the way OPI Underneath the Mistletoe looked, I think you’ll probably also adore China Glaze Just Be-Claws.
While they’re very different polishes (and you can certainly justify owning both), what makes them like cousins instead of sisters is how the glitter looks so sparkly, as though you’re gazing upon treasures at the bottom of the ocean.
This jewel-toned red is very luxurious, and I really loved wearing it!
Now that December is here, I’m getting more into the festive spirit with red nail polishes.
Well, I’ve worn several already, but I decided to blog about them this month, so it’s more timely. You can expect more holiday shades coming soon!
Are you getting your home all ready for the holidays? Or are you planning to pack your bags and head somewhere to visit family and friends?
I’ll be visiting my mom during the Christmas week, and I’ve taken time off work so that we can do more things during the day.
Since I usually just visit her once a week, it’s nice that I’ll be able to spend a longer time and consecutive days with her.
In today’s post, I’m showcasing China Glaze Elfin’ Around from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection, which is an interesting twist on the typical Christmas reds on the market during this time of year. It’s actually a reddish orange, but it can read red when you look at it solo and in some lighting conditions. (When I review traditional reds later this week, you’ll really be able to see the difference!)
Zoya is one of my favourite brands of nail polish because they always offer such fashion-forward and daring colours plus finishes that take my breath away.
So when they sent me a press release about the Zoya Dream Boxes and also a special Black Friday Deal, I had to share it with you.
Zoya doesn’t ship to Canada, but even if I can’t partake in this special deal, it doesn’t mean that I won’t pass it along to my American readers! (I will admit that being a Canadian nailphile right now is making me shed lacquer tears because the Black Friday offer is insane, and I wish I could participate.)
If you want to get right to the Black Friday Deal, scroll to the bottom of this post for the coupon code that will get you the above Zoya 12-piece set free (yes, FREE!) plus more goodies (valued at over $118 US) when you spend at least $72 US from November 28 (6 pm EST) to November 29 (11:59 pm EST) only on Zoya.com!
Being a green lover, I was very excited to try out China Glaze This Is Tree-mendous from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection. The fact that it was also full of fine glitter was like the icing on the cake.
When I wore this, it was almost like I had green tinsel on my nails because no matter where I was, I could see them twinkle.
This is a very festive look, but I’d wear it again any time of year, not just around the holidays.
If it were a darker green, I think I’d fall more in love with it, but it’s still pretty, and I had lots of fun wearing it!
OPI Underneath the Mistletoe from the Mariah Carey Holiday Collection was the colour I was the most excited to try from the set. It didn’t disappoint!
There’s a depth to this polish that doesn’t quite translate as well in photographs, but it’s clearly evident in real life.
The red base is translucent, which allows the glitter to peek through in a way that’s like looking into water and seeing something shiny sparkling at you.
If there’s just one nail polish from the Mariah Carey Holiday Collection, I highly recommend you get OPI Underneath the Mistletoe!
You know what? I’ve never kissed anyone under the mistletoe, mainly because nobody I know actually follows the tradition of hanging it.
When I was in elementary school, one of my friends’ parents used to put mistletoe in their hallway, and when they invited me over for a party, I tried to convince my friend to invite the cute guy in class. (I had not-so-secret plans to get him to stand under the mistletoe while I was there. Hehe, but she was too shy to invite him, so my kiss at that party never happened.)
I think that hanging mistletoe is such a romantic tradition, don’t you?