OPI Serena Glam Slam – SWATCHES!

Here are swatches from the new OPI Serena Glam Slam Spark de Triomphe and White Shatter Duos, for your viewing pleasure. They are literally flying off the shelves (we’re already sold out of Rally Pretty Pink & Red Shatter combos), so make sure and order yours today! These are only available for a limited time, and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

OPI Serena Spark de Triomphe White Shatter Duo

And even though we don’t have Serena’s Rally Pretty Pink in stock, here are our swatches, so you can see how lovely they are!

OPI Serena Glam Slam Rally Pretty Pink and Red Shatter Duo

Click here to pre-order yours today!!

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean – SWATCHES!

Finally – they’ve arrived and they are oh-so-lovely!  Here are swatches of the new polishes, as well as pictures of each color in their bottles. We love them!

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Nail Lacquer Stranger Tides Nail Polish

In the image above, all the same polishes are coated with OPI Silver Shatter.  The top three hues on the right (Planks A Lot, Mermaid Tears and Stranger Tides) have the Silver Shatter applied in the normal direction, from top to bottom of the nail.  The next two shades (Skull & Glossbones, Stead As She Rose) have the Silver Shatter applied from side to side, for a different coating.  The last shade (Sparrow Me the Drama) has it applied in a wavy pattern.  We were excited to see the variation!

OPI Skull & Glossbones, Steady As She Rose, Sparrow Me The Drama Nail SwatchesOPI Planks A Lot, Mermaid's Tears, Stranger Tides Nail Lacquer Swatches

A Basket Full of Goodies.

With Easter just days away, its time to snatch up some great gifts to stuff those baskets! The perfect gifts are fun but useful, small but precious and not always covered in chocolate.  Move aside Peeps; here are some of the most sought after easter basket stuffers:

OPI Texas Lil Shooters Mini Nail Lacquer  OPI Mini Nail Lacquer collections are an adorable addition to any basket. Including 4 1/8 oz bottles, these collections are both affordable and fun! Choose from OPI Femme de Cirque, OPI lil’ Shooters (Texas Collection) and OPI Swiss Collection minis.
 Balsamo Italian Argan Oil Lip Balm An affordable luxury, high quality lip balm brightens any basket. Useful for anyone, packaged beautifully and intensely moisturizing, Balsamo Italian Argan Oil Lip Balms deeply nourish lips in three delectable flavors.
Rosie Jane Leila Lou Perfume Oil A Beauty of a Site favorite, Leila Lou Perfume Oil, by Rosie Jane, is a light and airy spring fragrance. In a precious little bottle (that’s so affordable!), this beautiful oil will be cherished by any woman who receives it.
Kala Style Statement Soaps  New from Kala style, these fun Statement Soaps make for great gifts, and say something, too! With words like “Faith,” “Hope,” “Joy,” and even funnier phrases like, “Save Water… Shower with a Friend,” these bright, high quality suds are perfect basket stuffers!

Here’s to a happy spring holiday to all of our customers!

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!

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.

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?

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  : )

OPI Katy Perry Collection – Video Swatches!

Far from your mother’s nail polish company, OPI is making bold moves in touching the artistic heart of a new generation.  Their newest collection, the OPI Katy Perry Collection, releases in January, featuring four shameless new shades along with a brand new nail polish finish: OPI Shatter.

OPI Katy Perry Nail Polish Collection Teenage DreamThe four new shades, from left to right, are Teenage Dream (lavender), The One That Got Away (burgandy), Not Like the Movies (gunmetal grey)Last Friday Night (light blue shimmer) and (not pictured), OPI Black Shatter.

OPI Black Shatter just looks black in the bottle, but it’s crinkle top sets it apart as special.  And that’s exactly what it is!  Layer on top of any other color, as as it dries, watch it crackle, revealing whichever color is layered underneath.  Cool, huh?

Check out this video from OPI featuring each of the new colors, the OPI Black Shatter effect and even a sneak peak from the OPI Serena collection, releasing next Spring!

Watch Burlesque in Style!

Cher, Christina Aguilera Burlesque Movie PremierCher and Christina Aguilera graced the red carpet this week at the premier of their new movie, Burlesque.  Two truly talented divas, these women have come together to create a musical masterpiece.

And we’re pretty dang excited to see it.

To get in the mood, consider trying out some of OPI’s Holiday polishes, inspired and named after the movie, Burlesque.  Featuring as much glamour and exuberance as the movie, each of these colors either shimmers or glitters, just in time for a season of parties, holidays and reasons to look gorgeous.

Click here to check out these new colors!

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