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OPI Small + Cute = Heart Swatches & Review

OPI Small + Cute = Heart Swatches Review

Creamy like a strawberry-milkshake, OPI Small + Cute = ♥ from the Hello Kitty Collection sure is sweet! Do the math: this pink reminds us that, sometimes, good things come in small packages!

Seal your manicure with a kiss that says, “Be my Valentine!” Slick on this ultra-adorable pastel that would make even Strawberry Shortcake’s Custard the Cat put down the catnip and beg for a ‘kittycure.’ 😉

Light and sweet, this baby pink is slightly reminiscent of cotton candy that you remember from your childhood summer nights when the fair’s midway came alive with rainbow lights.

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Super Bowl Nail Art

Football Nail Art Super Bowl Nail Art

To get into the football festivities, I whipped up simple Super Bowl Nail Art featuring Zoya Desiree, Zoya Chanelle, OPI Angel with a Leadfoot, and BB Couture Frontier Woman.

You can see the shiny version (as shown above), but if you scroll further down this post, you’ll see a mattified version where I used Pretty Serious Matte All the Things Top Coat.

Today, the Carolina Panthers will go up against the Denver Broncos for the NFL Super Bowl. Although I’m not a diehard football fan, I watch the big game each year because it’s exciting!

Each team has so much on the line, and the players put their ‘all’ into the game. It makes for a sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat experience, especially when it’s a close call right up until the very end.

I was inspired to paint this after admiring the talented nail design by Jema aka @nailsbyjema on Instagram. I used different nail polishes to put my own twist on it.

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OPI 5 Apples Tall Swatches & Review

OPI 5 Apples Tall Swatches Review

“How do you like them apples?”

Get fruity with OPI 5 Apples Tall from the Hello Kitty Collection!

Some of my favourite felines are Heathcliff, Grumpy Cat, and Hello Kitty. Their personalities are so different…like comparing apples to oranges.

Fashion-savvy, Hello Kitty sure knows how to accessorize. Her style is sometimes minimalist, but other times, she pulls out all the stops. (Watermelon dress, anyone?)

One accent she never forgets before she heads out the door? Her signature bow, of course! (On any given day, she reaches for a red bow that’s as iconic as red lipstick.)

OPI 5 Apples Tall precisely matches her red bow, which means that you can put the accurate finishing touch on Hello Kitty nail art, if that’s your jam.

Also, let’s talk about the adorable name. Apparently, it pays homage to Hello Kitty’s height!

If you bump into me at the grocery store, and I’m stacking apples, you can safely assume that I’m just measuring my height. Yeah, forget about what it says on my government-issued identification. I say that we should all have our height measured in apples! No, that wouldn’t cause confusion at all! 😉

Participate in my Twitter poll while you still can, and check back for the results!

 

Who do you predict will be the Twitter poll winner?

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OPI My Twin Mimmy Swatches & Review

OPI My Twin Mimmy Swatches Review

“Yellow from the other siiiide. I must’ve called a thousand tiiiimes to tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done. When I call you never seem to be home.”

Oops, that’s not how Adele’s song goes! 😉

It’s no wonder that OPI My Twin Mimmy from the Hello Kitty Collection puts nails in a sunny disposition! The cheerful bright yellow creme nail polish is full of smiles and warmth, but it never veers over into orange-yellow-egg-yolk territory, so it keeps a clean appearance.

Yellow nail polish can scare people away or make them crack an inappropriate jaundice joke. But I embrace a yellow manicure because I think it’s fun, different, and adventurous.

If you tend to steer clear of ‘unconventional’ colours, I still recommend that you try a yellow nail polish at least once, even if it’s just for the weekend. Why? Well, for starters, it’s fun, and besides, if you don’t care for it, the great thing about nail polish is that it’s not permanent. You can easily remove it in seconds.

Let the sunshine in!

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OPI Super Cute in Pink Swatches & Review

OPI Super Cute in Pink Swatches Review

Move aside, Molly Ringwald! Why be Pretty in Pink when you can be OPI Super Cute in Pink?

A peppy pink from the OPI Hello Kitty Collection sends your nails a love letter that’s signed, sealed, and delivered! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s great timing.

It’s been an OPI Week, as you’ll notice that I’ve been doing back-to-back reviews of OPI Hello Kitty Collection nail polishes. I hope that you’ve been enjoying the posts so far! It has been a blast for me because pink is a colour that I don’t wear as often on my nails as other hues. This week has allowed me to explore more colour territory.

For those who aren’t crazy about pink, you’ll be happy to know that other colours (as well as other brands) will be reviewed soon. Hehe, I was just on a pink roll lately.

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OPI Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel Swatches & Review

OPI Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel Swatches Review

There’s no ignoring OPI Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel – in my beauty book, it’s one of the stars in the Hello Kitty Collection that will make you look twice!

In the bottle, it looks pretty, but it wasn’t until I wore it on my nails that I unleashed the Pink Panther dancing to disco. What a sight! (I nearly had my eyes poked out.)

If you want the ultimate princess manicure, this is it! It twinkles like a jewel-encrusted tiara, and it’s pink like a traditional ball gown.

I’m not even the biggest fan of pink, but this one got my manicure motor humming.

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OPI Let’s Be Friends Swatches & Review

OPI Let's Be Friends Swatches Review

OPI Let’s Be Friends from the Hello Kitty Collection is a heavy white-based pale pink. It resembles a strawberry that just saw a ghost…if that has ever happened.

This is great for nail-polish enthusiasts like me who rarely wear a solid white lacquer. OPI Let’s Be Friends has just enough pink to give it colour, yet it still has that fresh appeal like a white polish.

Darker and vivid hues are more my speed, but when I need a break from them or when I’m looking for something light for the winter, this is the type of shade that I like to wear for a breather. It’s easy, clean, and simple.

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