Essie Cocktail Winter: Swatches!

Essie Cocktail Winter

The Essie Cocktail Winter 2011 Collection celebrates the brilliance of gems often worn at decadent holiday parties and brings the same sparkle to your fingertips to get you in the spirit of the season.

Bangle Jangle: A Lavender Amethyst
Bobbing for Baubles: A Deepest Darkest Sapphire
Brooch the Subject: A Creamy Cashmere Cameo
Cocktail Bling: A Precious Pale Gray Jewel
School of Hard Rocks: A Midnight Malachite
Size Matters: A Blazing Hot Ruby Red

Enjoy!

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Zoya Smoke & Mirrors: Swatches!

Zoya Smoke Mirrors Nail Polish Collection Nail Lacquer

Sultry, mysterious and incredibly sexy, the 12 new colors introduced by Zoya for the Summer are breathtaking.  Zoya’s Smoke and Mirrors collections offer rich hues with grey undertones from a jewel-toned palette.  The Smoke Collection includes six creams, while the Mirrors collection features shimmering metallics.

Zoya Smoke Nail Polish Collection Nail Lacquer
Zoya Mirrors Nail Polish Collection Nail Lacquer
Beautiful and flattering, each hue has been hand-crafted by Zoya to look great against a variety of skin tones and pop against the trendiest colors of the season.  Buy your collection today!  Click here to start shopping!

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 Swiss Swatches & Pictures!

Ok, so I’m a little late for swatch week (my bad), but here are swatches of the OPI Swiss Collection.  These are absolutely gorgeous and incredibly unique.  Turquoise, teal, golds, blues, reds of every shade- it’s difficult not to find something for everyone in OPI’s newest Fall collection.

The best news?  YOU CAN ORDER THEM TODAY! We’re selling pre-orders here!

Without further ado:

OPI Swiss Collection Nail Lacquer

OPI Cuckoo For This Color– absolutely stellar.  A green shimmer that’s gorgeous in the light, with a blue base that makes it almost turquoise, but more cool green.

OPI Ski Till We Drop (whose beautiful luminosity is stolen by our rainy day photo) is a smoky warm blue cream.  Dark, with cool grey and an itty bit of green undertones.  A full blue that is so different from anything anyone’s done this season.

OPI The Color to Watch is actual an opal-y lavender color that is shimmery (not actually opalescent in finish) and very chic.

OPI Yodel Me On My Cell is a brighter blue than Ski Till We Drop.  I’d almost classify it as a “bright” color.  It’s shimmery, but a clearer blue, with less musky colors and a purer base.

All in all, we can’t even tell you how excited we are.  Contact us with any questions about expected delivery, but make sure and place an order today to reserve your polish!

Swatches, Part 3- More Zoya for Fall!

Day three of our Swatch week features Zoya’s Wonderful collection, their newest fall collection released alongside Wicked, and available at Beauty of a Site for purchase- even right now!

Both of the collections play with dark and light, offering one sparkly (Wicked) and one creme (Wonderful) collection for your enjoyment. Play with these bold shades!

Zoya Wonderful Collection Swatches Shawn is a bright myrtyle green, even brighter than our picture gives it credit. The color is even a little murky; more than just a simple green.
Cola is a very warm brown creme, more red than purple. It truly is the color of creamy Colas.  A beautiful color against any skin tone!
Kristi is a bright, classic, pure red, truly crimson.  Warm with orange undertones, this is the perfect pair-with-anything attention-getting red.
Burke, unfortunately, isn’t showing up in our picture as well as we’d hope.  It’s an almost red-berry shade, described by Zoya as a “sienna red” creme.
Stacy, (again, no justice given) is an almost purple / burgundy.  I sort of love the color.  Not bright enough to be berry, but definitely in the purple family, without being dark.  Pretty!
Kelly is so so so beautiful.  When applied, it’s almost a purple-y grey color.  With several coats, it’s steel blue nature shows through.  Absolutely beautiful.

I’ve included one of Zoya’s promotional pictures of the collection below to help offset some of our lighting issues, so that the true colors show through a little more. The collection is beautiful, and I highly suggest putting it on your have-to-have list. Better yet, order it today and get it even before your local beauty store. It’s gorgeous! Click here to purchase!

Zoya Wonderful Collection Swatches

Summer Nail Polish Swatches, Part 1

OPI Summer Flutter: Swatches delivered!  Keep up with the Beauty of a Site Blog this week for swatches of our newest and most beautiful nail polish colors for the season!

Check out the lovely colors offered by OPI Summer Flutter:

OPI Summer Flutter

My personal favorite: Wing It.  A cheery coral-y tint on a warm pink, with subtle sparkle and incredible vibrancy.  The perfect pink that defies tradition and embraces femininity!

These are trendy and beautiful brights, with just enough subtle sheen and translucent color to be mature, lovely and perfect for any age.  These aren’t your daughters brights, but truly beautiful shades to celebrate a lively season!  These colors are only available for a limited time only, so make sure and gets yours while we still have them!  We’re almost sold out, so shop today!  Click here to buy them  now!

OPI Alice in Wonderland Polish Swatches- Wow!

ALICE IN WONDERLAND NOW for SALE!

OPI Alice in Wonderland Swatches
These are the most surprising colors OPI has sent us this year!  We are excited to show you these awesome swatches from the new polishes from the Alice in Wonderland Collection!  We should be shipping these products out by the end of the week, but in the meantime, check these out!

From left to right:

OPI Thanks So Muchness:  A violet infused red with a super subtle shimmer.

OPI Mad As a Hatter: Did you see this glitter!? Crazy chunky multi-glitter that has holiday parties, New Year’s Eve and general fabulous-ness written all over it.

OPI Absolutely Alice:  Another super glittery polish with slightly smaller glitter pieces in blues and golds.  Perfectly Alice inspired!

OPI Off With Her Red!: A standby classic bold, creme bright red.

Gorgeous! Check here to purchase!!!

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