Monday, October 29, 2012

OPI Euro Centrale Collection Spring/Summer 2013 Official Announcement

One more announcement from OPI: Spring 2013!

OPI Announces the Launch of Euro Centrale for Spring/Summer 2013

 Classic meets contemporary with Euro Centrale by OPI for Spring/Summer 2013. Celebrating a region where history meets modern design, the collection’s twelve new nail lacquers offer a mixture of glamorous metallic hues; playful bright shades in periwinkle, aqua and pink; and creamy blues in indigo, midnight and aubergine. 

“Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania make up an exciting new fashion hotspot,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “When visiting these countries, you’ll view Gothic churches alongside vibrant graffiti murals, blending two very different aesthetics. This fusion of old and new was also seen in runway looks during New York Fashion Week, where classic styles were reinvented with modern silhouettes and patterns.

Euro Centrale boasts a wide variety of shades, ranging from pale nude to deep blue – and featuring everything from shimmering copper to aqua in between!,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “Whether you’re looking to spice up a black and white print, or add neutrality to a vivid brocade, these lacquers are designed to accessorize spring’s hottest looks.”

Euro Centrale by OPI includes the following shades:
Blue and violet are dancing partners in this glittery combo.

OPI…Eurso Euro
This deep blue cream is very continental.

Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN!
Thank goodness there are zero calories in this warm and yummy pink!

You’re Such a BudaPest
If I let you borrow this periwinkle-purple, will you go away?

Can’t Find My Czechbook
I hope you take credit, because I must have this aqua!

My Paprika is Hotter than Yours!
Get the extinguisher...this fiery red is sizzling!

Hands Off My Kielbasa!
Get your own...this bronzy tan is all mine!

OY–Another Polish Joke!
So this shimmery-gold walks into a bar...

A Woman’s Prague-ative
I’m changing this shimmery copper for...never mind!

Vant to Bite My Neck?
You know you want to...wear this deep eggplant.

I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw
Be seen in this deep midnight blue.

My Vampire is Buff
Creamy, pale and nude...just how I like my vampires.

Euro Centrale Collection nail lacquer shades contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

Euro Centrale by OPI will be available February 6, 2013, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer. 

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Mariah Carey by OPI Collection Official Announcement

The latest from OPI...

OPI Partners with Multi-Platinum International Superstar Mariah Carey to Launch Limited Edition Shades, Featuring the Revolutionary New Liquid Sand™ Nail Lacquers

OPI announces the launch of eight new limited edition shades inspired and hand-selected by multiple Grammy Award winning recording artist Mariah Carey. These shades include four new OPI Liquid Sand™ lacquers featuring groundbreaking technology for a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle.

“OPI is extremely excited to work with Mariah,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “She’s very passionate about beauty and her nails in particular. Her music, which includes 18 Billboard No. 1 singles, served as a wonderful inspiration for glamorous, sultry, vibrant colors.

“To pay homage to her iconic status, we wanted to launch her collection with something completely new and exciting. OPI Liquid Sand nail lacquer offers a never-before-seen look with a pebbled finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles. Worn without top coat, Liquid Sand lacquer gives nails a unique textured matte finish worthy of a superstar.”

Mariah Carey by OPI includes four Studio Shades Рranging from pink glitter to rich plum cr̬me Рand four Stage Shades Рeach featuring the new textured finish.
Studio Shades include:
A Butterfly Moment (This sophisticated and frosty tan nude has us all a-flutter),

Sprung (Fall hopelessly in love with this shimmery copper),

Pink Yet Lavender (This pink glitter with lavender shimmer has superstar shine!), and

Anti-bleak (This deep, creamy purple will lift your spirits).

Stage Shades include:

Stay the Night (Make it last in this matte black with red glints),

Get Your Number (Wearing this matte blue with sparkles is a great call),

 Can’t Let Go (Hold onto this matte purple with dazzling sparkle), and

The Impossible (This matte fuchsia with star confetti will never give up).
OPI Liquid Sand lacquers should always be worn without top coat.
Mariah Carey by OPI nail lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. This promotion will be available beginning January 2013 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ozotic 752

Here's a nail of the day from before I cut my finger... It's one of the new Ozotic duochromes that were released fairly recently.  This one has a lot of color shift to it and I think it's pretty cool.

 Ozotic 752

My finger is just about healed enough for acetone not to hurt it, but it still looks pretty gory.  At least this little break in swatching has given me a chance to work on some of my other projects, but there's so many things I want to swatch and review!  I've still been busy, especially with Halloween and vacation coming up, so I guess it's good to give my nails and cuticles a break every once in a while.  Hope to be back to full capacity soon!  And thanks for all the good healing wishes, everyone :)

(This polish was sent for review.)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Random Makeup Porn

I have the OPI Skyfall collection sitting here waiting to be swatched, but I have to take a break from swatching for a couple days because I sliced my finger open and it hurts like a mofo when I get nail polish remover in it.  Oh, and want to know how I did it?  I swear, I hurt myself in the dumbest ways (like that one time I cut my hand on ROMAINE LETTUCE)... 

I was reaching for a makeup brush (I keep my brushes upright in a cup) and somehow ended up with a metal lash comb embedded in the side of my finger.  Sorry if you're squeamish about this type of thing, but it totally blew my mind.  When I pulled my hand back, the lash comb was attached.  ARRRGHHHOMGWTF.  And it's my favorite lash comb, too, but from now on I think I'll store it laying down.

Anyway, instead of just not posting anything for a couple days, I thought I'd go through some of my unposted old pictures from half-finished reviews because they're just sitting there uselessly in my drafts folder. 

  Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Antigua

Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Golden Touch

 Milani Runway Eyes Eyeshadow in Peaches & Cream

 MAC Lipstick in CB96

 Sephora Colorful Artist Palette (discontinued)

 it Cosmetics Double-Ended Eyeshadow Brush

 it Cosmetics High Performance Eyeshadow Trio in Naturally Pretty

 Milani Lipstick in Mandarina

 Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in Strike-a-Pose Rose

 Jordana Metal Rocks Eyeliner

 Milani Powder Eyeshadow Palette in Abstract

 Milani Powder Eyeshadow Palette in Impressionist

 Milani Powder Eyeshadow Palette in Paint

Maybelline Blush in Ravishing Rouge (limited edition / discontinued)

Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Lipstick (seems to be discontinued already even though it just came out)

(Some of the items in this post were sent for review.)