OPI Spotlight on Glitter Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

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When you have something as amazing as OPI Glitter Off there absolutely has to be a mini collection of all glitter polishes accompanying it! OPI Spotlight on Glitter is that collection. Six bling-tastic shades you can wear to your hearts content and then push off easily when you’re over them.

OPI Spotlight on Glitter Swatches ReviewYou Pink Too Much has a clear base with large pink hex glitter and small specks of silver holo glitters. Three coats.

OPI You Pink Too Much Nail Polish SwatchesDesperately Seeking Sequins has a clear base with silver holo glitter of small sizes, large and even bar glitter! Love this! Three coats.

OPI Desperately Seeking Sequins Nail Polish SwatchesRose of Light has a clear base with large silver glitter and small rose gold glitters. Three coats

OPI Rose of Light Nail Polish SwatchesI Reached My Gold! has a sheer base with large & crumpled gold hex glitter and smaller silver holo hex glitters. Identical to When Monkeys Fly from OPI Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful Collection. One coat shown because that glitter is a PITA and needs placed. At least it’s easy to get out of the bottle.

OPI I Reached My Gold Nail Polish SwatchesChasing Rainbows is a rainbow of different sized hex glitters in every color of the rainbow and some silver. Near identical to Rainbow Connection from OPI The Muppets Collection Holiday 2011 but I think this one has more silver. Three coats.

OPI Chasing Rainbows Nail Polish SwatchesBlush Hour has a sheer raspberry jelly base and a truck load of different sized fuchsia and purple hex glitters. Three coats.

OPI Blush Hour Nail Polish SwatchesThey’re all so fun but Desperately Seeking Sequins and Blush Hour are totally my faves! Which ones is yours?

Spotlight on Glitter by OPI nail lacquers will be available March 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.


MAC Our Secret Fluidline Swatches & Review – Magnetic Nude

First, apologies for the lateness on this! I thought I reviewed the MAC Our Secret Fluidline but apparently that is not the case =\ I decided to put it up anyway because the Magnetic Nude Collection is likely already at the CCO’s or will be soon.

MAC Fluidline box MAC Our Secret Fluidline Gel MAC Our Secret Fluidline Swatches ReviewOur Secret is described as a metallic brown with red pearl, making me hope and pray it would be a dupe for my beloved Graphic Brown Fluidline (it’s not). It’s much lighter than Graphic Brown and appears more golden brown to me. It’s gorgeous for a neutral look and applied smoothly, lasting all day. Fluidlines also make fantastic bases for eye shadows, holding them in place and making the shades more vibrant.

MAC Our Secret Fluidline SwatchesMAC Our Secret Fluidline Swatches EOTDDid you get your hands on MAC Our Secret Fluidline?

MAC Fluidline retails for $16.00. Our Secret is limited edition and no longer available on the websites, but definitely check your local CCO!

OPI Glitter Off Swatches, Review + Photos

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Glitter is beautiful. Glitter is annoying. I love/hate you, Glitter. OPI Glitter Off Natural Nail Base Coat is one of the latest releases by OPI and it promises to allow you to push that glitter right off of your nail.

OPI Glitter Off Review PhotosHere’s how it goes. You paint on a thin coat and let it dry completely. At first it looks like you’re putting glue on your nails (and kinda smells that way). Once it’s completely dry it’ll be sheer. If you do too thick of a coat it’ll take forever to reach that clear point, so wait you must.

OPI Chasing Rainbows Glitter Off SwatchesNext apply the desired glitter polish. For this test I’m using OPI Chasing Rainbows. I painted three coats of Chasing Rainbows and waited for it to dry. Gently I pushed at the polish and…..

OPI Glitter Off Swatches…it came right off! Sign me up for at least 1,000 bottles. As you can see below there are still a few glitter remnants, but removal is nothing like what it used to be with glitter. Awesome!

OPI Glitter Off Review ResultsHave you tried OPI Glitter Off?

OPI Glitter Off Swatches ReviewGlitter Off will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail.


April 2014 Birchbox Swatches, Review & Photos

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Another month and I’m still with Birchbox! I must say, between this month and last I’m happy my cancellation didn’t go through. Hopefully it’ll keep up like this! The theme for the April 2014 Birchbox is Rainy Days, which is referencing April Showers bringing (hopfully) May flowers.

Birchbox April 2014 Rainy DaysAs you open the box the card resting on top gives you a little explanation and greeting on one side and a run down of what is in your box on the other side.

Birchbox April 2014 ContentsLet’s see what’s going on for April!

Birchbox April 2013 Review PhotosFrom Anastasia Beverly Hills, Clear Brow Gel. I love this brow gel. I’ve got a full size here and the brush/tube are fantastic. It pulls up just enough product and doesn’t leave a bunch of wet gel clumps in your brow hair. While this size is just a mini it’ll be perfect for when I travel to NYC next month.

From Color Club, Breakfast at… Nail Polish. I loveeeee getting nail polish, especially these adorable mini sizes. Birchbox teamed up with style blogger Gala Gonzalez to create this particular shade and I love it! Breakfast at… is a beautiful mint pearl shade. Two coats.

Color Club Breakfast at... Nail Polish SwatchesFrom Paula’s Choice, 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant. This feels great on my skin! My skin is sensitive so I only use it once a week, but there is definitely a difference even after only using it once. I’ll likely buy the full size once I run out of this.

From Supergoop!, Daily Correct SPF35 CC Cream. I received the shade light/medium but it’s stated to be self-adjusting. At first I thought it would be way too dark but it really did adjust! I wish the sample size wasn’t so small. It’s laughably small.. maybe two uses if you’re lucky and use sparingly.

And, as a Lifestyle Extra, from KIND Snacks, Healthy Grains Bar – Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt. I love to get these in sample boxes. These bars aren’t something I’d jump to buy normally, but I usually love the taste. This particular flavor tasted fantastic but had a chewy, stale type of texture that I wasn’t a fan of.

Birchbox April 2014 Swatches Review PhotosThere was also a “tip” from 52 Bright Ideas for a Rainy Day. My tip number was 37 which told me to treat myself to a facial and other pamperings. It’s a once a week type thing that reminds you to do something for yourself.

Birchbox April 2014 TipsI was happy with this months shipment. If Birchbox keeps it up I might just fall back in love! I do believe it was worth $10 and it was a nice mix of makeup, nail, food and skin care. I’m definitely looking forward to next months shipment!

Wanna sign up for Birchbox(Click for referral) If you like what you see in this post go to the website and fill out the form.  It’s just $10 a month (free shipping too!) and you get some cool stuff, tho I will warn you, you’re going to get stuff you hate as well.

***Disclosure – I buy my own Birchbox, but the links posted here do give me referral points which I can use towards product on the site.  Once you sign up for your own Birchbox, you’ll also get a referral code to send out to others and get some points of your own!

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.


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