Categorized: Winter 2010

OPI Burlesque Collection for Holiday 2010 Swatches & Review – Part I

OPI has released a collection of 12 new colors called Burlesque for holiday/winter 2010.

All of the new colors are either shimmery glitter or are super colorful chunky glitters. Today I’ve got the shimmery glitters to show you. These are all very rich and saturated.

The formula was pretty good with all of these. They had good coverage for the most part and were not too thick or thin. Removal can be a mess since the tiny shimmery bits tend to get all over your fingers, but it’s the price we pay!

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Zoya Fire & Ice Collection Winter/Holiday 2010 Swatches & Review

Good morning/afternoon world! Hope your week is going by smoothly so far.

Zoya’s new winter/holiday collection for 2010 is called Fire & Ice and it’s comprised of six new glittery metallic colors. There are three here that are more foil-like and three that are more shimmery.

Confession: I am not a huge fan of glitter. I find that these types of polishes tend to chip a lot quicker on me and removal is a serious pain. Having said that there are some colors here that I really like, despite the glittery mess they may make when I want to take ’em off! Here is a video I did on my YouTube channel that might help some of you with glitter removal :)

The formula was pretty standard for Zoya, meaning really nice. The first three colors here (foil ones) I did need three coats for maximum opacity. The last three I only needed two.

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Misa Spark My Interest Winter 2010 Collection Preview

Here is info from the press release for Misa’s new Spark My Interest collection for winter 2010!

Ladies, put some bling on it! Whether you’re hitting the clubs in South Beach or sipping martinis in a Manhattan high-rise, you’ll need nails that glimmer as bright as the surrounding lights. Misa Cosmetics’ latest collection, Spark My Interest, pays homage to the glitz and glamour of nightlife and romantic intrigue—because nighttime nails should never fade into the background. The six brilliant hues are saturated with shine, thanks to the thousands of glittering particles packed into each polish, guaranteeing that nails remain the center of attention all summer long.

Date Nights to the Twilight: You may never know what to wear on date night, but this ebullient royal purple will lay the foundation for the perfect look, whether you choose a flirty mini or laid-back denim. Wow him with your glittering personality (and nails!), then party from twilight till morning light!

Red Pumps at the Nordstrom: Self-conscious? Never! Slipping into a pair of red stilettos is instantly empowering for any woman, and this ruby-red sparkle polish will stir up the same sense of instant sexiness and look-at-me self-assurance. Match your favorite siren-red Louboutins with this high-octane shade for confidence that won’t quit.

Spark My Heart, That’s a Start: A glimmer of interest is easy to notice—he can just follow the flashing of your fingernails as you take his hand and lead him to the dance floor. This coral-pink hue lets him know that your heart beats strong, but he still needs to work hard to keep you interested. A bold demand, sure, but this shade is for women who know what they want.

Pink Bling On My Ring: You can’t leave home without the right accessories! A girl’s gotta have jewelry, but this shocking hot-pink glitter hue will vigorously compete with the gemstones that decorate her fingers. Like bejeweled ornaments, nails will shine bright and accent any outfit just right.

Wink, Blink, Let’s Get a Drink: Skip the awkward getting-to-know-you phase and get right to the flirting! This glimmering deep fuchsia will let him know you’re interested from across a crowded room—and will have his eyes glued to you all night as you work your charm. It won’t be long before he leans in and asks, “Another round?”

Glitz, Glamour, Smile for the Camera: Let’s get candid: Nails will be continually camera-ready with a couple of coats of this sparkling playful plum. Picture-perfect nails are guaranteed as this polish’s glitter catches the light of the paparazzi’s flashes. Evoke the sophistication of Old Hollywood and say “glam” just before the shutter snaps!

Wheeee can’t wait to see them in person (especially Date Nights to the Twilight)


Duri Demons From Angels & Demons Fall 2010 Collection Swatches & Review

Duri’s Angels & Demons collection is comprised of two parts. Angels is the more subtle, lighter collection and Demons is darker and sexier. I reviewed Angels here, and today I have Demons to show you.

This collection suits my tastes a lot more than Angels did and it definitely feels like winter.

The formula is really nice with all of these. All with the exception of one are two-coaters. Oh and one is a dupe for another recently released color…

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