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How to Perform CPR on Nail Polish

How to Restore NailPolishAll true nailphiles have experienced it.

You’re going through your nail-polish collection, and from the corner of your eye, you see it.

Soldier down!

A poor polish is fighting for its life, barely able to gasp for air as its hoarse voice says, “Help me! It’s not my time yet!”

You cradle it in your arms like you did the first day you brought it to your loving home, reassuring it that things will be okay. But then it passes out!

It looks so dry, as though it’s been to the Sahara Desert!

You break into a nervous sweat. What’s a responsible nailphile to do?

Plenty! Roll up your sleeves, be brave, and let me show you how to perform CPR to save your beloved polish from an untimely death!

P.S. Today is the last day to enter my worldwide giveaway for your chance to win the OPI Don’t Speak 18K Gold Top Coat! (Ends tonight at 11:59 pm EDT.)

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OPI The Power of Pink Swatches & Review (OPI Pink of Hearts 2014)

OPI The Power of Pink Swatches & ReviewOPI The Power of Pink is part of the Breast Cancer Awareness duo in the OPI Pink of Hearts Set for 2014.

The set includes a sparkly nail file decorated with a pink-ribbon charm, as well as two full-size bottles of nail polish: Mod About You (previously reviewed) and The Power of Pink.

Although Mod About You is part of OPI’s classic collection, The Power of Pink is a limited-edition lacquer, so pick up the set this month before it’s too late!

You know that I’m not usually nuts about pink polish, but when glitter is involved and it waves its pom poms at me enthusiastically, I sit up and take note. :) Wearing OPI The Power of Pink is like having a cheer squad on your nails. (Every time I looked down, I smiled because the glitter is so cute!)

Here, I’m wearing just a single coat of OPI The Power of Pink over three coats of OPI Mod About You.

P.S. In case you missed it, I announced my latest worldwide giveaway! Hurry to get your entry in by October 24 for a chance to win the OPI Don’t Speak 18K Gold Top Coat!

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Worldwide Giveaway: OPI Don’t Speak 18K Gold Top Coat

OPI Don't Speak 18K Gold Top Coat GiveawayToday is Canadian Thanksgiving, and I thought it was very fitting to have a surprise worldwide giveaway to remind my amazing blog readers of how much I appreciate you all.

From now until Friday October 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT, you can enter for a chance to win the brand new OPI Don’t Speak 18K Gold Top Coat, which is a collaboration with Gwen Stefani! (You may remember me posting Instagram photos here and here.)

(OPI Don’t Speak features yellowish-gold flakes and iridescent glitter. The OPI Mariah Carey gold top coat has white gold flakes. The OPI Man with the Golden Gun gold top coat has yellowish-gold flakes. They’re all different.)

Blogging can be very challenging, especially when you’re going through personal or work issues and dealing with life’s obstacles. It can be hard to stay positive when you’re feeling crummy or having a bad day. But readers like you somehow manage to boost my spirits, and I take it to heart because it’s so amazing how people I’ve never met in person show me how much they genuinely care. It touches my heart!

The past week has been pretty insane after work, and you may have noticed that the posts weren’t as frequent as usual. (There’s always a lot going on, but that week was highly stressful and jam-packed.)

Thank you to my loyal readers who stayed and were patient and understanding! :)

I want to reciprocate all the love and support you give me, even though there’s no way I can match your sky-high level that you give me on a daily basis.

Check out the rest of this blog post to get the full details on how to enter my giveaway. (Please read it carefully so that your entry qualifies.)

P.S. I’ll be attending the IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) in Toronto on Saturday November 22, 2014. So, if you’re also going and see me, don’t hesitate to say hi! :) (The trade show is open to the public. You don’t have to be a makeup artist to attend. I’m not a makeup artist, but it’s fun to see the creativity and trends in the industry. Plus there are plenty of great shopping deals and seminars from which you can learn new tips and tricks from professionals!)

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OPI Apple Pie Spice Avojuice Press Release

OPI Apple Pie Spice AvojuiceI missed a few days this week on the blog, and it feels like forever!

My life after work has been super hectic, but I’m hoping that things will go back to my normal level of craziness (hehe) by next week.

You, dear readers, are very important to me, and I really appreciate all your support, whether you leave a comment or just drop by to visit.

I also am grateful for those who stick around, even when I miss my typical Monday to Friday blog postings.

In fact, I’m planning a pretty awesome worldwide nail-polish giveaway to reward my loyal readers. Hint: It’s coming VERY soon, and you will NOT be disappointed!

For today, I would like to share with you the OPI Apple Pie Spice Avojuice press release!

I have the lotion and will be reviewing it in-depth soon, so be on the lookout for that.

OPI Avojuice lotions are incredible – they’re my favourite hand lotions by far because they are moisturizing, are not greasy, absorb quickly, and come in lots of fun scents. (You may remember the OPI Holly Berry Avojuice I reviewed on here in 2013 and loved.)

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OPI Trend on Ten & Sheer to the Top! Holiday Gift Sets Press Release

OPI Sheer to the Top & OPI Trend on Ten Gift SetIn the past few days, I’ve been sharing lots of press releases about exciting OPI holiday nail polishes here, here, here, and here!

And, since I still have more to show you, I’m keeping the blog-posting train going choo-choo-chooing with this one! :)

There are two more OPI holiday gift sets for 2014:

  • OPI Trend on Ten Gift Set
  • OPI Sheer to the Top! Gift Set

As the name would suggest, OPI Trend on Ten features their top nail-polish shades. They come in adorable mini bottles, which are excellent for collectors and those who want to try a variety of colours without having to commit to the full-size bottles.

Since I have small feet (and also small toenails), I especially love using the OPI mini nail polishes for pedicures. The little brush is ideal!

OPI Sheer to the Top! contains three full-size bottles including a glossy top coat, matte top coat, and glitter polish.

See the rest of this post for the full details!

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OPI Coca-Cola Holiday Gift Set (OPI This Bear’s Got Flair) Press Release

OPI Coca-Cola Holiday Gift SetYou may remember that recently, I posted a photo of the OPI Coca-Cola Holiday Gift Set on Instagram!

It features an adorable plush bear ornament and a full-size bottle of the glittertastic OPI Bearest of Them All.

The red and white glitter nail polish has some larger heart sequins, which is such a cute touch. Plus because the glitter is suspended in a clear base, you have lots of options for layering over other colours.

This would make a wonderful stocking stuffer for the nailphile on your Christmas list who’s also a fan of Coca-Cola and collectibles.

(P.S. Did you see yesterday’s blog post that I sneaked in during the evening? It includes the 5 new OPI Holiday Gift Sets that are hitting stores this month!)

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OPI Holiday Gift Sets 2014 Press Release

OPI Holiday Gift SetsThe holidays will be here before you know it, and if you stopped by your favourite beauty-supply store, you may have noticed the new OPI Holiday Gift Sets that trickled in!

They make great presents for nailphiles, plus each OPI Holiday Gift Set includes a freebie. (That’s always nice!)

This year, the freebies include a fun cheetah-print infinity scarf, and cosmetic bags.

There are 5 different OPI Holiday Gift Sets:

  • OPI Wrapped Wild for the Holidays (3 different duos)
  • OPI Holiday Glam’s in the Bag
  • OPI Plaid About You

Which of these 5 new OPI Holiday Gift Sets is your favourite?

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