OPI Brazil Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

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The OPI Brazil Nail Polish Collection has.it.all. Expressive/colorful shades, vampy shades, vibrant liquid sand polishes… If you don’t do a mani or pedi (or both!) after this post then something is wrong with you as a beauty maven (<— kidding, but seriously..).

Brazil by OPI Nail Polish Swatches ReviewOPI is always good for taking us on vacation and this time we’re headed to Brazil! Land of beautiful people and popular waxes! I’ve got so many faves in this collection it’s not even right. The formula was surprisingly excellent on all of these shades! I can’t think of one that I had an issue with!

OPI Brazil Nail Polish ReviewDon’t Bossa Nova Me Around is a nude lilac cream. Two coats.

OPI Dont Bossa Nova Me Around Nail Polish SwatchesNext Stop… The Bikini Zone is a silvered purple shimmer with a flash of blue. The pics do not do it justice at all, this polish is gorgeous! Three coats.

OPI Next Stop the Bikini Zone Nail Polish SwatchesTaupe-less Beach is a cool lavender cream. Two Coats.

OPI Taupe-less Beach Nail Polish SwatchesI São Paulo Over There is a vintage purple cream. Two coats.

OPI I Sao Paulo Over There Nail Polish SwatchesOPI Scores a Goal! is a chocolate toned purple cream. Two coats.

OPI Scores a Goal Nail Polish SwatchesAmazON…AmazOFF is a deep teal with a hint of pearl to it. Two coats.

OPI Amazon Amazoff Nail Polish SwatchesI Just Can’t Cope-acabana is a bright, creamy yellow. One of the few yellows I haven’t had issues with applying. The formula wasn’t perfect, but it’s the second best I’ve ever tried. Two coats.

OPI I Just Cant Cope-Acabana Nail Polish SwatchesWhere Did Suzi’s Man-go? is a peachy orange cream. Two coats.

OPI Where Did Suzis Mango Nail Polish SwatchesToucan Do It If You Try is a muted coral orange cream. Two coats.

OPI Toucan Do It If You Try Nail Polish SwatchesKiss Me I’m Brazilian is a pinked salmon cream. Two coats.

OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazillian Nail Polish SwatchesLive.Love.Carnaval is a vibrant coral cream. Two coats.

OPI Live Love Carnival Nail Polish SwatchesRed Hot Rio is a ruby red cream. This formula was the smoothest and felt almost gel like. Two coats shows visible nail line, so if you’re not okay with that three is better..

OPI Red Hot Rio Nail Polish SwatchesThe Beach Sandies are a quartet of liquid sand polishes in mini-size - Samba-dy Loves Purple (a vivid violet), I’m Brazil Nuts Over You (a hot coral red), What’s a Little Rain Forest? (a vibrant blue) and You’re So Flippy Floppy (a bright, sunshine yellow).

OPI Beach Sandies Review Brazil by OPIBrazil by OPI Beach Sandies ReviewI’ve heard mixed reactions about this, but I prefer the liquid sands to be in smaller bottles. The formula isn’t something that I’d generally wear on all 10 nails on a daily basis, so the mini size is really perfect for me on these bright shades. What I don’t like about the mini bottles is that the names aren’t on them anywhere, so I have to save the box or I’ll forget what’s what. Also, on these particular colors the shades stain the nails, even with a good base coat. What’s a Little Rain Forest was the worst offender and needed worked on and buffed off for a few days.

Brazil by OPI Beach Sandies SwatchesBrazil by OPI Beach Sandies Review SwatchesMy faves are definitely the Beach Sandies (even with the staining I love a bold textured shade), Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around, Next Stop… the Bikini Zone, I São Paulo Over There… I just realized I’m going to be naming all of these =\ I love them all. Which is impressive and also expensive.

What polishes from the OPI Brazil Nail Polish Collection are your faves?

Brazil by OPI will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas beginning February 5, 2014. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com. Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack will retail for $12.95 ($14.95 CAN). GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only. Prices depend on the salon and range from $28 – $38 for a manicure and $35 – $45 for a pedicure.


Cult Nails It’s a New Day Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

The latest limited edition collection from Cult Nails is called It’s a New Day and is special for two reasons – 1. It was done in collaboration with Marta of Chit Chat Nails, and 2. It’s the debut of the first ever Nail Stamping Plate created especially for this collection!

Cult Nails It's a New Day Nail Polish Collection Swatches ReviewIt’s a New Day features three spring-like shades of polish in Falling Hard, Evolution and New Day.

Falling Hard is a beautiful one coat cool pink. The pink everyone needs in their lives because it’s easy to apply, wears forever and is girly without being Barbie
Cult Nails Falling Hard Nail Polish SwatchesEvolution is a sheer peach shade that becomes fully opaque in three coats. One coat gives a peachy, finishing touch to the nails…but either way I’d call it a work safe stunner.
Cult Nails Evolution Nail Polish SwatchesNew Day is a pastel yellow cream that is opaque in two coats. It’s the Easter yellow of my dreams. I’ve been dying for a shade like this and I can never find one that has a fantastic formula. Look no further, people.
Cult Nails New Day Nail Polish SwatchesCult Nails It’s a New Day Nail Lacquer Collection can be purchased during the pre-sale event (April 11 – April 25, 2014 or while supplied last) on the website where it retails for $24.00 for the set of three. Each pre-order set will also come with the nail stamping plate shown. The stamper that is shown will be available separately for $6.00.
Cult Nails It's a New Day Nail Lacquer Collection Swatches ReviewThe pre-sale set value is $41, purchasing during pre-sale will save $17! If any polishes are left the remaining ones will be sold separately at $12.00 each (while supplies last). If you’re new to Cult Nails you can get $12 off of $24 on your first purchase by clicking here.

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Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish Swatches, Review & Nail Art

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In an interesting twist to the liquid sand nail polishes that OPI has been releasing, sister brand Nicole by OPI has debuted four new and limited edition textured nail lacquers – the Roughles.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish Swatches ReviewThese polishes have the same sandy feel as the Liquid Sands but some of the texture bits are colored, making them appear more like colored Easter eggs when painted on the nail.

On What Grounds? is a robins egg blue with blue speckles; Rock the Look is pink with reddened peach speckles; Sand in My Shoe is yellow with reddened peach speckles and I’m Stucco on You is a periwinkle shade with blue and fuchsia speckles.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish SwatchesNicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish Swatches 2I also felt like these would look cool under an OPI Sheer Tints Watercolor mani. Very Easter Egg! When you can make a mess out of a manicure and call it nail art… I’m down.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Watercolor Nail Art SwatchesNicole by OPI Roughles Watercolor Nail Art Swatches 2How would you wear the Nicole by OPI Roughles?

Nicole by OPI Roughles Watercolor Nail Art Swatches 3Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.  The 4 new nail lacquers will be available in stores beginning March 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Duane Reade, Kroger, Kmart, Fred Meyer, CVS locations. In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Rexall, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.


Revlon ELECTRIC CHROME Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

Revlon Electric Chrome Nail Polish Collection Swatches Review Amazing Spiderman 2Are your Spidey senses tinging? Maybe because you got a little taste of the Revlon Electric Chrome Collection last week when I showed you the three limited edition lip glosses? Well now you’re about to see the Amazing Spiderman amazing nail polishes!

Revlon Electric Chrome Nail Polish Collection Amazing Spiderman Swatches ReviewSix limited edition shades are released within this collection, all infused with “glowing glass pearls”. In certain lights it seems like there is a very slight duochrome finish. These are so metallic and gorgeous.. shimmering like a spiderweb in the sunlight!!

I swatched two of the shades fully but four I just skittled over the nails. Check out the swatches below and make sure you tell me your faves in the comments!

Electrified Web is a burnt orange metallic with flashes of gold and fuchsia.

Revlon Electrified Web Nail Polish Swatches Electric ChromeRevlon Electrified Web Nail Polish Swatches Electric Chrome 2Below: Gwen’s Crush is a fuchsia metallic with purple sparkle; I’m Electro is basically the nail polish version of Electro-Shock with it’s light blue base and a shift of purple and fuchsia shimmer; Spidey Sense is a red metallic shimmer. I love this one a lot more than I thought I would. It looked so boring in the bottle but on the nail it’s just so vibrant and fun! Super-Powered is a deep blue metallic that shimmers like a jewel.

The top photo was taken with flash, the bottom photo was taken without the flash.

Revlon Gwens Crush I'm Electro Spidey Sense Super-Powered Nail Polish Swatches Electric ChromeRevlon Gwens Crush I'm Electro Spidey Sense Super-Powered Nail Polish Swatches Electric Chrome shade1000 Volts is a golden metallic that gives a slight, subtle shift of khaki.

Revlon 1000 Volts Nail Polish Swatches Electric ChromeRevlon 1000 Volts Nail Polish Swatches Electric Chrome 2Have you spotted this display yet? Which ones would you pick up? If you want em, grab em… on the display there was only enough room for 2 of each product.

Revlon Electric Chrome Nail Polish CollectionRevlon Nail Enamel retails for around $6.99 (give or take, depending on promotions and the like). The Electric Chrome Collection is limited edition and available only at Walgreen’s (or so the signage at Walgreen’s says.. I just saw this on Saturday at Ulta).

Top 10 Seasonally Appropriate Fashion & Beauty Items for Spring

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I’m annoyed, you guys. The weather is all warm and pretty… then the next day huge snowflakes are falling making me want to rage. In an effort to nudge mother nature and maybe make ourselves are little happier the Top 10 Tuesday bloggers are sharing our faves for Spring!

Top 10 Beauty Fashion Spring 2014In no particular order…

  1. A beauty product in radiant orchid. Such a given, but it needed to be put out there. Reference this post on some of my top radiant orchid picks.A spring time neutral face palette for every day. Because you’ll reach for it constantly this type of palette should be a staple for you. Try Urban Decay Naked 3 or the Laura Mercier Enlightenment Eye & Cheek Palette (to be reviewed).
  2. An awesome razor. Be honest, your legs look like Sasquatch lives there. I’m not judging, it happens (more often than you or your bestie will ever admit to). I’ve been a super-fan of the Schick Hydro Silk and now it comes to you in sensitive form! My legs are singing this brands praises.
  3. A chic bag. Spring time means put the everyday black bag down and go for a blush, soft grey or mint shade. I’m lusting for this one from Rebecca Minkoff because it’s muted but still edgy. You’ll also need a vibrant bag for off work hours – one of my go-to faves for the last few years is the fuchsia Cupid from Rebecca Minkoff.
  4. Speaking of vibrant bags a crossbody is a hands-free necessity for all of the walking you’re going to be doing in this gorgeous weather! I recently picked up this one in Mandarin from Michael Kors (and then 3 days later it went on sale… story of my life. Now that I look it’s not on sale anymore. hrmmmm).
  5. Vibrant statement jewelry. I lust for this bib necklace from Kate Spade. Normally I go for dainty, but these are bold without making me feel uncomfortable.
  6. Flowy tops and sweaters to wear with comfy pants. I just lost my mind at Old Navy and American Eagle on their tops. If you get a sec to run in, you must. Your wallet won’t be happy but that’s okay because you’ll look good.
  7. Get pedicure ready. Most slack in this dept through the winter (I do almost as much as in the shaving dept… #notreallyYESreally). Before I go in for my first pedi of the season I like to pamper my feet a bit and pretend like I kept up all winter long. I soak, scrub, trim and paint my piggies so as not to gross out the nail tech. Now you know all of my secrets.
  8. Consider picking up a product with more SPF. You should be using SPF year round but I personally up the wattage as soon as warmer weather hits. My cc cream/foundation of choice for this spring/summer is IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+.
  9. Stock up on fresh scents. Put away the pumpkin, cinnamon and evergreen fragrances and head over to Bath & Body Works. Pick up spring scents that are Luau inspired so you can pretend you’re on an island. I did this past weekend during an awesome soap sale!!! Pass the Pina Coladas!
  10. Smile! That’s sounding so lame right now. But Annie was pretty smart when she was all like “you’re never fully dressed without a smile”. Smiling shows the world how sexy you are and radiates confidence. None of the clothing or face paint matters without your pearly whites!

What are your must-have fashion and beauty items for Spring?

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