Now available: OPI Femme de Cirque Soft Shades

OPI Femme de Cirque Soft Shades Nail Polish Nail Lacquer

OPI’s introduces four new Soft Shades for Spring 2011: OPI Femme de Cirque.  This mini collection includes the follow colors:

(pictured from left to right) OPI I Juggle … Men, OPI So Many Clowns So Little Time, OPI In the Spot-Light Pink, and OPI Step Right Up!

OPI Step Right Up, OPI In the Spot-Light Pink, OPI So Many Clowns, So Little Time, OPI I Juggle... Men

As with many of the OPI Soft Shades, the Cirque colors are very translucent, providing a subtle wash of color.  OPI Step Right Up! is by far the most opaque, achieving a nearly opaque finish within a couple of coats.  OPI I Juggle… Men is definitely the most sheer, as its designed to be an iridescent top coat over other pastel polishes, to add depth of color and the just the slightest bit of sparkle.  Over other polish, its truly magical!

Click here to order your own OPI Femme de Cirque Soft shades today!

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OPI Pirates of the Caribbean & Silver Shatter- Preview!

That’s right ladies – OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection is right around the corner.  Due to start shipping mid to late April, this new collection features revamped spring pastels with edgier undertones, sophisticated opaque formulas and irresistibly unique shades.

From previews of the collection, these are my favorites:

OPI Silver Shatter Pre Order Picture OPI Silver Shatter:

Most highly anticipated from the collection is OPI’s Silver Shatter, a crackle top coat in a glittering, shimmering silver. Beautiful over spring-y pastels or dark vampy colors for contrast, Silver Shatter is even more wearable than Black Shatter, with the added bonus of sparkle and the same cool broken effect!

Pre-order now.

OPI Mermaid Tears Pirates of the Caribbean Nail Polish OPI Mermaid Tears:

Truly, a “magical” green.  More subdued than the usual mint-y pastel green, OPI Mermaid Tears features a grey undertone and a soft sophistication.  Combined with a classic cream formula, this color is truly wearable – and unique!

Pre-order now.

OPI Stranger Tides Nail Polish Pirates Pictures OPI Stranger Tides:

My personal favorite, OPI Stranger Tides is a blissfully neutral sage, adding the slightest tinge of green to a creamy, cool beige.  A fresh twist on a faithful neutral that is utterly distinct.

Pre-order now.

All of these colors ARE available for pre-order NOW. Order today to reserve your polish when they arrive in April – be the first to have them! Click here to pre-order!

Embrace Spring!

Congratulations, readers, you’ve made it!  March 20th marks the first day of Spring 2011.  Embrace the new season with Beauty of a Site!

1. Wear Green.

The most prominent sign of the new season is the hints of green popping up all over the country.  Whether for your favorite St. Patty’s day party or just for celebrating the season, green celebrates new growth and new chances.  It’s an essential part of your wardrobe!

OPI Don't Mess with Texas, China Glaze Starboard, Zoya Gemma

Try OPI’s Don’t Mess with OPI, from the Texas Collection, Zoya’s Gemma, or China Glaze’s Starboard from Anchor’s Away, for a chic green hue.

2. Welcome Florals.

More than any other season, Spring has its very own smell. Even before the flowers start blooming, get rid of winter’s musty smell with fresh florals of your own!

Fragrances of Spring

Choose Kai’s Room and Linen spray for hawaiian-inspired freshness, or this lily-scented candle from Aunt Sadie!

3. Bring on the sun!

Warmer weather, short sleeves and flip flops are not far off.  Prepare your skin for the challenge: scrub up, moisturize and bring on the bronze!

Cake Citrus Squeeze Scrub Get Fresh Spa Rich Body Creme St. Tropez Everyday Tan

We suggest Cake’s Soothing Sugar Scrub, Get Fresh Rich Body Creme and at home tanning from St. Tropez.

Last Chance for Katy, Serena & Black Shatter!

We have some updates about OPI’s limited edition colors:

OPI Black Shatter Katy Perry Serena Nail Lacquer Nail Polish

1. Late this week, we’re receiving our very last shipment of Black Shatter from OPI, until it is re-released with the full OPI Shatter Collection in May.  That means as soon as this last shipment sells out, it will be temporarily unavailable.

2. Also in this week’s shipment are additional Katy Perry (including the mini!) and more Serena.  Both of these have been flying off the shelves, so we’re sad to say that this will be our very last shipment of them.  These are limited edition colors, so once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!  Remember that the mini Katy Perrys are going oh-so-fast, so if you want to snag one, make sure and order it right away!

Click here to shop Serena

Click here to shop Katy Perry

Click here to shop Black Shatter

Why yes, we DO have more swatches…

You ask, we deliver.  The Texas Collection, OPI’s new nail polish for spring and summer, features fresh, chic colors.  OPI offers six reds / pinks / oranges alongside three unique creams and three shimmers.  Something for the classicist and the cowgirl!

OPI Texas Nail Polish Collection Swatches

Let us know what you think of the new colors!  Personally, I can’t get enough of Don’t Mess with OPI, Suzi Loves Chocolate and Austin-Tatious Turquoise.  Any favorites from  you guys?

China Glaze CRACKLE Glaze – Swatches!

China Glaze Crackle Glaze Shatter Nail Polish Lacquer

You’ve heard of OPI’s Black Shatter polish, which is totally flying off the shelves.  In response, China Glaze has released six new shatter-like crackle polishes with all of the creativity and quality of China Glaze behind them.  Like the OPI Black Shatter polish, each Crackle Glaze color should be layered on a completely dry contrasting color for optimum effect.  Swatches are below!

China Glaze Crackle Glaze Shatter Pink Purple White China Glaze Crackle Glaze Shatter Nail Lacquer

We tested out the Crackle Glaze top coats using a variety of base colors.  The Crackle Glaze coats on the right are layered over China Glaze Recycle, pictured on the third chip from the top.  The colors on the left are layered over China Glaze Empowerment (pink), Red Pearl (red) and Up All Night (navy).  Note the dramatic effect achieved when the colors are contrasting. We had so much fun trying different combinations – you will too!

Click here to order Crackle Glaze lacquers today.

Check back tomorrow for custom Valentine’s Day swatches, to help you get a killer manicure ready for your big date!

 

OPI Katy Perry Swatches, Part 2

Hey friends!  I finally had time to play with the Katy Perry polish, so I wanted to post some swatches of what the colors look like on the nail, as well as under normal, at-home, low lighting.  Here are the four colors on the nail:

OPI Not Like the Movies Katy Perry Collection OPI Teenage Dream Katy Perry Nail Lacquer Collection
OPI Last Friday Night Katy Perry Collection Nail Polish OPI The One That Got Away Katy Perry Collection

The two glitter-y polishes, OPI Last Friday Night (blue) and OPI Teenage Dream (light blue) take several coats to get the results posted on our swatches from yesterday.  The results in the pictures above were two coats; full coverage would take at least three and perhaps four.  Perhaps the most interesting about these colors in the variety of glitter included in the polish.  Large flecks alongside more subtle shimmer makes a beautiful effect.

My favorite: The One That Got Away.  This probably does not surprise you, based on my love for vampy colors, burgandies and shimmer.  Really, how could I not love this color?

That being said, I was surprised how much I liked it.  More than a burgundy, OPI The One That Got Away is really a fuschia, way more pink than burgundy, featuring a rosy shimmer and nice, even undertones.  Really beautiful.

Let us know what you’re loving from the collection.  We’d love to hear about it  : )

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