Saturday, June 4, 2011

...And the crown goes to...

OPI is to release a Miss Universe Collection in the next upcoming months! Names and pictures are below!

I think Crown Me Already will be a very popular shade. I will update this when a release date is known.

OPI Holiday Collection

I've caught word that OPI is releasing a Muppet Collection for Holiday 2011. It is absolutely fab! I have been waiting for another glitter collection, similar to the Burlesque Collection. And the names are just as fun. Pics and names are below!

Warm & Fozzie
Rainbow Connection
Fresh Frog of Bel-Air
Gettin' Miss Piggy With It
Gone Gonzo!
Divine Swine


Excuse Moi!
Designer… de Better!

Wocka Wocka
Pepe’s Purple Passion

I know I will definitely be purchasing all of the glitter polishes! I'm so excited!

Funky Dunkey

Besides loving the Shrek movies, I love the OPI Shrek Collection Forever After. It's one of my favorite collections. I think the colors were daring and something brand new. Finally a collection that took a break from the ranges of reds and pinks. The collection has one of my FAV nail polishes of all time...Funky Dunkey. It's a true, bright purple (which is my favorite color to wear on my nails). This color will look great on everyone. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Shatters! Crackles! && Blasted! Oh My! (updated)

I think many will agree that we are on a shatter, crackle, and blasted overload. They are now made by just about every brand: OPI, China Glaze, Sephora by OPI, Nicole by OPI, Color Club, and even Sally Hansen. Geesh! They are taking over the world!

I now own OPI's black, white, navy blue, and silver shatters. I have China Glaze's purple, pink, white, and baby blue shatters. I blogged about them in previous posts. I just purchased Gold Blasted by Sephora by OPI. Personally, I don't have a favorite brand. I believe they are have a similar formula. They all dry very fast, so you must close the cap on them between polishing your fingers. They all will thicken up probably before you are even halfway through the bottle. Use a polish thinner. I purchased mine from Sally's Beauty Supply. I believe it was $3 or $4. Use NO MORE than 3 drops in the polish and roll it well between your hands. They should revive your polish. You can do this with any of your polishes : )

**Important tips** When using the silver shatter, use 2 thin coats!!! It will apply better, and shatter correctly. And, when wiping the access polish from your brush, try to do inside the bottle to lessen the gunk that builds up in the top of the bottle.

Before removing my Mermaid Tears I decided to try out my new shatters. The top coat is Seche Vite.

I definitely recommend using the silver and gold shatter under darker colors so there is more contrast. The gold shatter is very sheer, I'm sure it would look great over a deep or even bright red, black, or navy.   I am in love with the navy shatter, probably more than I should be. It would look adorable over a baby pink or yellow. Oh the possibilities! I think I need to have the red and lighter blue in my collection. And I should just order two of know, just in case : )

So for some reason my gold blasted pic will not post, hmmmm....i'll try them in a different post. 

What does P. Diddy and I have in common???

We both love sunglasses! While in Miami I picked up a pair of Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses. I walked in knowing that I wanted aviator glasses, because I recently lost my Guess aviators (Glasses....please phone home!). The store is owned by a couple, and they were the best. He immediately knew which glasses for me to try on given my personal style and the shape of my face! I happily purchased the glasses...then disaster struck! On the last day of our trip I noticed I had a deep scratch in one of my lenses. I noticed it in time to go back to the store and he made two new lenses for me. The best part is, the lenses did not originally fade from dark to light; but he remembered I stated that I wanted glasses like that when I there originally and made them that way for me. Now they are perfect....

Sunglasses are the best accessory of any season, but especially the summer. Raybans are still popular with the wafer style. I honestly didn't think they were going to be around this long. Aviators are a personal fav of mine. They look good on just about anyone. Amber Rose is queen when it comes to looking great in a pair of sunglasses. She's a badd bish!

Miami Style Post

I recently took a trip to Miami, and had a ball! What's better than waking up && going straight to the beautiful beach every morning? I tend not to tan that much, but when I do, I get more of a bronzy, golden glow than darker. I personally think it's gorgeous. To accent your tan I recommend using a MAC Bronzer (from here) . You can use this and skip the blush, or add golden shimmer to highlight.

Me (the left) and my friend Kathryne went out one night in Miami showing off our personal style. She described her look as Amazon Princess. To achieve this look style your hair naturally, and not in a real "style". A dark lip also gave this look more mystery. As always, the jewelry can make or break your outfit. Carol's Daughter has great products for naturally curly hair, which I recommended her to purchase from Sephora earlier that day.
My look was more Native American Princess. I took two twists and pinned to the back. I wet my hair earlier that day swimming, and while they were drying I put them in two braids to create soft waves. I didn't use much makeup, but heavy mascara to give attention to my eyes. A nude lipgloss, with some shimmer, is great for a natural face. I personally think we looked really cute!

New favorite.....p.s. I'm Back!

So, I know that I haven't blogged in forever, but in my absence I did earn my Bachelor's degree! I have to admit that with all this time on my hands, I am quite bored. But that means I have more time to blog!!! I did do some remodeling to the site (I hope you like). 

OPI recently released the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection (May 2011). I must admit that I was not ecstatic about this collection when I originally seen the pictures, but now that I own the collection I am in love. I own four of the six colors in the collection (not including the silver shatter). I am in love and I will post swatches of them soon. But my favorite is the highly anticipated color, Mermaid Tears. When I look at the color all I can think of the color sea green like the Crayola crayon. This color can definitely work on many skin colors and tones. I think I prefer it on medium skin tones, but it is dusty enough not to wash out lighter skin tones. 

I used an accent color on my ring finger, OPI Bring on the Bling from the Burlesque Collection. 

(no flash)