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OPI Orange You Fantastic! Swatches & Review (Mattified)

OPI Orange You Fantastic Swatches & ReviewAlthough OPI Orange You Fantastic! is from the Coca-Cola Collection that came out a while ago, and I sported this manicure over a month ago, it totally has an autumnal vibe. So, I thought it was appropriate to show you this glittertastic nail polish in September!

With pieces of red, orange, and yellow glitter, it’s like the beautiful leaves that change colour, and you can bring them with you everywhere you go! How fun is that? :)

Normally I’d slick on a shiny top coat, but this time, I felt the need to mattify it with the OPI Matte Top Coat. (I really liked the finished result because it looks almost like frosted glitter.)

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OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid Swatches & Review

OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid Swatches & ReviewOPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid from the Nordic Collection is one of those bright blue-ish greens that’s a pick-me-up. I don’t have to worry about it clashing with my skin tone – it always works without any hassles.

This is a shade that’s happy and bright, but not neon or too loud. It’s just right!

Although I have lots of turquoises and aquas in my collection, I always gravitate toward this familiar colour territory because it’s a no-brainer. And I love how it adds a pop of fun colour onto my nails. Plus this colour looks great on so many different skin tones, which is awesome!
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OPI Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? Swatches & Review

OPI Who Are You Calling BossyOPI Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? is described as a “stormy black” in the official press release for the OPI Peanuts Collection, and I definitely agree with it.

This is a jet black, not one of those near-black shades that sometimes frustrates me.

When I want really dramatic, dark tips, I prefer to reach for a full-on black, not one that tip-toes around the bush. This one is gothic, and I love it!

Sure, this black may not look unique, but the formula is wonderful. At just 2 coats, I got great coverage. (Sometimes with other blacks, you need 3 coats, or the formula is really thick, leaving behind an uneven finish.)

If you don’t already have a staple black nail polish in your collection, this is a good one to own!

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OPI To Be Or Not To Beagle Swatches & Review (Layered Over OPI Good Grief!)

OPI To Be Or Not To Beagle Swatches & ReviewA couple of days ago, I shared with you an in-depth review of OPI Good Grief!, the sunny yellow from the Peanuts Collection out in stores this September.

Ever since laying my eyes on the glitters, specifically OPI To Be Or Not To Beagle, I knew I had to layer it over the yellow.

You know how I’m a huge fan of bold colour combinations. There’s nothing quite like looking down and being greeted by crazy nails, right? Right!  ;)

What I really love about OPI To Be Or Not To Beagle is that the colourful glitter really reminds me of the Peanuts cartoons. The hues are a great match, and they managed to translate the fun and wholesome vibe from Peanuts into a nail polish. That’s quite remarkable! Charles Monroe Schulz (aka Sparky) would be proud! I still can’t believe it’s already been 14 years since his passing.

Speaking about people passing, I was terribly shocked and saddened that Robin Williams passed away recently. He was a gifted actor, and my favourite films of his are Awakenings and What Dreams May Come.

On a happier note, I’d like to remind you that you still have until this Friday (August 15) at 11:59 pm EDT to enter my worldwide giveaway to win 1 of 4 autographed bottles of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn, the shade I designed! Hurry – get your entry in!

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OPI Designer Series Nail Polishes with Polished Quartz Finish: OPI DS Titanium & OPI DS Tourmaline Press Release

OPI DS Titanium OPI DS TourmalineToday’s post is going up tonight instead of the morning as usual because guess what? Last night, the power unexpectedly went out!

I even woke up extra early today, in the hopes that the power would come back on and then I could post something for my awesome readers. Sadly, the electricity was still out, which made getting ready for work quite interesting.

Thankfully, I have lots of scented candles that I’m now proud I hoard. Haha!

It was cool to get ready by candlelight. A little romantic, even! ;)

As you can tell from this post, now, I’ve got the power! (Hehe, that was meant to be sung to the tune of the song by Snap!) Hopefully it doesn’t go out again – fingers, toes, and eyes crossed!

So, here’s a press release about two new OPI Designer Series nail polishes that feature a Polished Quartz finish: OPI DS Titanium and OPI DS Tourmaline!

They launch on September 3rd, which isn’t that far away. Crazy how fast time flies!

The Polished Quartz finish is new, and it’s semi-matte while still have lots of sparkle. OPI’s PR was sweet enough to send me both to try, so please let me know which one you’d like me to wear and review first. :)

P.S. Remember, you still have until August 15 at 11:59 pm EDT to enter my worldwide giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 4 autographed bottles of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn, the nail polish I designed! (Yup, there will be FOUR WINNERS!)

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OPI Good Grief! Swatches & Review

OPI Good Grief Swatches & ReviewToday, I’m very excited to share with you OPI Good Grief!, which is a creamy, sunny yellow from the OPI Peanuts Collection coming to stores in September!

Hallowe’en is my favourite holiday, and I have happy associations with Charlie Brown because when I was in grade 3, for summer camp, we performed a play called A Charlie Brown Christmas. (Hehe, yes, it was Christmas in July!)

If you follow me on social media, you saw me post some photos from the OPI Peanuts Collection, and you know that I’m digging the 2 that I’ve worn so far. (Expect reviews on the rest shortly!)

Also, I plan to do a comparison post later because I’m sure a lot of you are curious as to how OPI Good Grief! compares to other yellows. Stay tuned for that, and if there’s a specific yellow that you want me to include in the comparison, leave a comment on this post or let me know on social media. If I have the shade, I’ll include it.

P.S. Remember, you still have until August 15 at 11:59 pm EDT to enter my worldwide giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 4 autographed bottles of Pretty Serious Swatch And Learn, the nail polish I designed! (Yup, there will be FOUR WINNERS!)

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OPI Pink of Hearts 2014 Press Release

OPI Pink of Hearts 2014Slated for a September release, and just in time for October (aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month), the OPI Pink of Hearts 2014 set features two pink nail polishes and a cute nail file with a pink-ribbon charm.

In addition to helping to raise awareness of breast cancer, OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen® and $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

One shade is OPI Mod About You, and the other is the limited-edition OPI The Power of Pink.

If you followed me on my social-media accounts, you saw that I posted a bottle shot of OPI The Power of Pink, as well as photos of a couple of polishes from the OPI Peanuts Collection.

I’ll definitely be wearing and reviewing OPI The Power of Pink, so stay tuned! Hehe, so many polishes and so few nails! ;)

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