Today is a very special day for me, and I want to celebrate with all of my readers because, let’s face it, you are the best! Thank you for everything you have done to put a smile on my face and in my heart.
In this post, you’ll find the details about my OPI Nordic Collection Worldwide Giveaway, which starts now and ends Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT. I’m also sneaking in a box of 10 OPI Wipe-Off! Acetone-Free Lacquer Remover Wipes because I loved them so much, and I know you will, too.
Read the giveaway details in this post carefully, so your entry/entries will count!
I also reflect a little bit on blogging, as well as answer some of the questions readers asked me (scroll to the very bottom for my answers).
P.S. Psst! I actually have more fun giveaways planned verrrry soon. Yes, you can enter all of them!
OPI Can’t Afjord Not To is from the Nordic Collection, which comes out on August 6th.
It’s actually part of a fall/winter collection, but I’m so happy to see that there’s a “seasonally inappropriate” shade in the mix.
That makes me really happy because, if you know me, you know that I don’t let the month dictate how much fun I can have with colour.
If I want to wear a bright shade in the dead of winter, I’ll do it. And if I choose to rock a vampy hue on a sweltering summer’s day, I’m as happy as a clam. (I’ve always wondered about that saying. How happy are clams really? We ought to ask them.)
Back to the polish, Can’t Afjord Not To is very summery and happy-go-lucky to me. In short, I wanted it on my nails the minute I laid eyes on it!
Whenever I come across a white nail polish, I’m always curious to find out if it’ll be a Holy Grail one-coater.
So when I got my paws on OPI Angel with a Leadfoot from the Ford Mustang Collection you may remember me doing a Quick Look post on, I had to try it and let you all know my results.
Although I rarely wear white nail polish as a full manicure like I did this time, it’s a staple in any nailphile’s collection.
Why? In addition to using it as a base to brighten up other polishes, it also is very useful for nail art. And, if you franken your own colours, you know that adding white can help to create the ideal pastel.
So…how did it fare in terms of opacity? Follow the White Rabbit! *Hop hop hop*
It’s the summer, but I have the OPI Nordic Collection Press Release to share with you. (This is the OPI Fall/Winter 2014 collection, and it will hit stores on August 6th.)
Haha, after such a long winter, I’m sure that you don’t want to be reminded of the cold, but at least you can feast your eyes on the wide variety of shades!
PR was very generous, and they’ve already sent me a few shades to wear and review, so stay tuned.
If you followed me on social media, you may have seen the little clip I posted on Instagram, showing you some shades of the actual bottles.
Which of the 12 shades in the collection are your favourite?
Some gold polishes can be tricky for me to wear because the undertone is more of a champagne than a yellowish gold.
Unfortunately, such was the case with OPI 50 Years of Style from the Ford Mustang Collection.
It’s a decadent colour – there’s no doubting that, but the shade looks ‘off’ against my skin tone.
If you have a lighter or a richer skin tone than I do, I think it would look way more flattering.
OPI Coca-Cola Red from the Coca-Cola Collection is a softer red that exactly matches the can of pop.
I don’t wear reds as often as other colours, but when I do, I dig it. It’s a classic!
Since this is a more muted red, I feel like it’s very versatile and lots of people will be able to wear this. It’s so easy to pull off, compared to bolder reds that may intimidate some.
(Hehe, I’m never intimidated by bold shades, so that doesn’t apply to me, and I’m very fortunate to be working in an office that allows me to wear all different shades and even nail art, if I want.)
If you’ve been following my OPI nail-polish reviews, you’ll notice this post is the odd one out because it’s not from the latest collections.
As I sat down to work on a post last night, I saw a draft that I included photos in, but never got around to writing about – it slipped through the cracks!
Even though OPI What’s a Little Rain Forest? from the Beach Sandies mini pack (Brazil Collection) may be harder to track down, I still thought that a review might be useful.
Sometimes we tuck away polishes in our Helmers and forget about them until we stumble across a blog that showcases it. I know that happens to me a lot. And I enjoy busting out my older polishes now and then.
(Haha, try to focus on the nail polish. I know my cuticles were stained. I must’ve been wearing a coral before this. Even though I share photos of my nails with the world, I don’t mind showing you swatches that are less than perfect. This is real, and I don’t pretend to have flawless manicures. What matters to me is that a manicure makes me happy, and this one certainly put a smile on my face!)