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OPI Mod About You Swatches & Review (OPI Pink of Hearts 2014)

OPI Mod About You Swatches & ReviewBreast Cancer Awareness Month is just a wink away, so I’m getting a head-start by showcasing OPI Mod About You!

This pale, creamy pink isn’t a new shade, but it’s part of the OPI Pink of Hearts 2014 duo, which is a special Breast Cancer Awareness set that’s available until the end of October.

Although I’m not the biggest pink fan (probably because when I was a little girl, pink was my favourite, and it was nearly the only colour I ever wore), I try to wear more pinks around this time of year (as well as in February).

Although pink is a traditional nail-polish colour for most people, for me, it’s like a nostalgic novelty. :)

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OPI Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat Press Release

OPI Don't Speak Pure 18K Gold Top CoatOn Friday night, I sneaked in a blog post about the OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection with 18 new nail-polish shades, which are coming out in October. (If you haven’t already checked it out, you should – there are plenty of exciting colours!)

Today, I have some more cool nail news for you!

The OPI Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat, again in collaboration with Gwen Stefani, will also be hitting stores in October.

It’s a full-size bottle, and, yes, it contains real gold, which is why it will retail for $37.50 CAD.

This is decadent, for sure, with gold leaf flakes and iridescent glitter. It’ll add the extra bling needed to ramp up a plain manicure and transform it into one that gets the party started!

If you know a fellow nailphile, this would make a great Christmas (or anytime) present because it’s highly collectible and comes in a fancy box.

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OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection Press Release

OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday CollectionIt’s not even Hallowe’en yet, but I’ve got lots of exciting information that I had to share with you about the new OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection, which hits stores in October!

As you can see from the three displays, this is a large collection with 18 (yes, EIGHTEEN) colours!

There’s something for everyone because you’ve got the classic reds for the season, metallics, glitters, and lots of deep, rich shades that’ll make your nails stand out.

My picks are First Class Desires, Christmas Gone Plaid (c’mon, you knew I’d say this because it’s a green!), Red Fingers & Mistletoes, Snow Globetrotter, Comet in the Sky, and Unfrost My Heart. Hehe, a lot, right? ;)

Which colours are calling out to you?

P.S. Stay tuned because I’ve got more information about upcoming holiday nail polish from OPI that I’ll be sharing really soon!

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OPI DS Tourmaline Swatches & Review

OPI DS Tourmaline Swatches & Review Okay, so last week was crazy busy, as you probably guessed, judging from how I posted less often than I usually do.

I was preparing to paint the accent wall in my living room! (If you follow me on social media, you know that on Saturday, I painted it green – haha, no shock there, right? It was in Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint in PPU10-7 Lima Green, in case you were wondering. And, although I tried taking photos of it to show you, unfortunately, my smartphone made it look like a completely different colour. I may try with my DSLR later. I’m soooo happy with the shade. It looks even better than the paint chip.)

But, now onto today’s review! ;)

I wore OPI DS Tourmaline for over 5 days straight. (When I was Instagramming, I thought it was 5 days, but apparently it was closer to a week that I wore it!) Even more impressive because it wore for a long time, even though I didn’t wear a base or top coat. (The press release says that you can wear it with or without a base coat. Since I love textured polishes, I tried it without any nail treatments.)

OPI DS Tourmaline is 1 of 2 new shades in the Designer Series line, and it features the Polished Quartz finish, which is very sparkly and has a textured finished.

I found it very challenging to photograph this polish, especially because on the days when I had time to snap photos before heading to work in the morning, the sky was overcast. (As you may know, I haven’t yet invested in studio lighting, so I rely on Mother Nature and my DSLR camera.)

Let me tell you – OPI DS Tourmaline is an incredible nail polish that no photos can do justice! There’s way more sparkle and loads more colours crammed into this bottle than I could capture. Also, the pink is lighter than the magenta you see in my photos. (I posted a couple of photos of it on Instagram, so you can compare how my smartphone’s camera captured the shade.)

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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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