Neons by OPI & Put a Coat On! Press Release & Promo Pictures

Neons by OPI & OPI Put a Coat On 2014The spring weather seems to be slowly but surely creeping up on us, and I’m all for it! (Warm weather, I welcome you with a cup of iced tea!)

So maybe a little colour therapy will let the remnants of Old Man Winter’s chilly weather leave in peace.

The Neons by OPI Collection contains 6 vivid shades that’ll be available in full-size bottles and in a cute mini set starting this May!

Additionally, they’ll be releasing the OPI Put a Coat On!, which is a white base coat designed to up the Wow Factor of a neon nail polish.

I whipped together a photo showing all the new shades so you can better determine which ones will be ‘jumping into your shopping cart’. ;)

I could never get tired of neons, so I’m very much looking forward to trying the shades and the OPI Put a Coat On! base coat. And, as usual, I’ll share my in-depth review and swatches of the ones I wear as full manicures!

P.S. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that the reason why I missed writing and scheduling a blog post for Tuesday was because I got all worked up watching the exciting head-to-head NCAA National Championship game on Monday night. I was so tired afterwards, I literally went to bed to “take a short nap”, but I ended up falling asleep and waking up with barely enough time to get ready for work! (Did any of you watch the game?)

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OPI Muppets World Tour Swatches & Review (Layered Over OPI Int’l Crime Caper)

OPI Muppets World Tour Swatches & ReviewOPI Muppets World Tour is from the Muppets Most Wanted Collection, and it gives your fingers plenty of bling!

Here, I’ve worn it over OPI Int’l Crime Caper, which is also from the same collection. I thought that it stayed in the colour family, but would add an ‘icy’ quality to the overall look.

How would you wear OPI Muppets World Tour?

What I found very interesting about OPI Muppets World Tour is that there are white, silver, blue, and pink pieces of glitter, which give it a cool, speckled appearance while still being very blingtastic!

I was able to photograph this polish in natural light, sunlight, and with my camera’s flash, so you can really see all the beauty it has to offer!

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Blog News: Hello & My Blog Readers Are The Best!

Happy Friday, everyone!

We’ve made it to the end of the week, and I hope that you’re doing well!

It’s going to be a rainy day where I am, but as long as the temperature slowly but surely moves upwards, I’m a happy camper. The cold weather is overstaying its welcome!

Last night, I didn’t get a chance to prepare a full in-depth review, due to a very demanding schedule after work. But, I also didn’t want to leave Friday post-less because my readers are always on my mind.

So, I would still like to take this opportunity to:

  1. Say, “Hello!” and also “How are you?” :) I’m very grateful for each and every single one of you, whether you’ve been with me since Day One or you’ve found your way here just an hour ago.
  2. Ask, “Have you seen any good movies lately that you’d recommend?” I know that I’ll be seeing Maleficent when it hits theatres in May, but I’d like to watch something this month. Any suggestions?
  3. Remind you to enter my worldwide giveaway to win your choice of Bundle Monster nail-stamping plate set until April 12 at 11:59 pm EDT. (Click the link to read all the important details and to find out how to enter.)

Have a fantastic day, whatever you have planned, and make the most of this weekend!

As for myself, I’ll have a very busy weekend with non-blogging stuff and visiting my mom, but I plan to squeeze in enough time to reply to some comments and tweets, as well as to get a head start on preparing posts for next week.

As usual, stay tuned for my next post starting Monday.

P.S. My blog readers are the best! :)

Sincerely,
Mary

OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around Swatches & Review

OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around Swatches & ReviewIf you’re looking for a clean, but not stark, palate cleanser, OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around from the Brazil Collection is a great option.

The more I wear these kind of shades, the more I’m appreciating natural nail looks more.

There’s something about a shade that can make your hands look very elegant. (And, although I’m a green-nail-polish lover at heart, I will be making more room for soft hues like this!)

I love how they always match whatever you’re wearing, and when you need a short break in between the louder colours, this one is very lady-like without being boring.

Since I don’t wear soft hues as much as loud ones, in a way, OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around is a ‘novelty shade’!

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Rainbow Honey The Kraken Swatches & Review

Rainbow Honey The Kraken Swatches & ReviewRainbow Honey The Kraken from The Summer of 199X Collection reminds me so much of The Little Mermaid that I feel like I’m flipping my fins and getting into mischief while Sebastian the Crab is going nuts! ;)

This is one of the prettiest nail polish that I’ve worn in a long time.

It has that jellyish, ‘under-the-sea’ look, along with shimmer and glitter! It’s like looking at underwater treasure for your nails. :)

As you know, I’ve only worn a handful of Rainbow Honey nail polishes – it’s a new-to-me brand. So far, I’m highly impressed!

So, without further ado, release the Kraken! (Hehe, bonus points for anyone who gets that reference and who gets a giggle from it!)

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Worldwide Giveaway: Win the Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Plate Set of Your Choice

Edit (April 13): Congratulations, Katie! You’ve WON my giveaway! Please reply to my e-mail within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone for participating!

I have many more giveaways planned really soon, so keep your eyes peeled like a banana for those! ;)

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While many bloggers are trying to fool you today and your friends are thinking of playing practical pranks on you because it’s April Fool’s Day, I decided to do something different.

Here’s a fun surprise! I teamed up with the awesome ‘manicure monsters’ at Bundle Monster to organize a giveaway for my loyal readers! It’s a way for me to thank you for sticking with me during my blogging journey – THANK YOU! :)

Whoever wins my Bundle Monster Nail Stamping Plate Set Giveaway will get to choose any one collection they desire from Bundle Monster’s website!

This is NOT an April Fool’s Joke!

This is for real!

Bundle Monster SwatchAndLearn Giveaway

This giveaway begins now, and it’s open to everyone (yes, you heard me – EVERYONE)! :)

Make sure that you carefully read the rest of this blog post because it contains the important details of how to ensure your entry is valid.

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China Glaze Tail Me Something Swatches & Review

China Glaze Tail Me Something Swatches & ReviewChina Glaze Tail Me Something is described as a glistening light lavender, according to the press release about the China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection.

It’s spot on! This textured nail polish has so much glitz and glam, when you wear it, it catches the light and makes you think you’re wearing the nail-polish equivalent of jewelry!

As you know, I’m always happy to have textured nail polish on my nails because it’s one of the trends that I’ve been most excited about in a long time.

Would you wear this purple?

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