Vampy Varnish’s Vintage Values on Store Envy


Hey there!

I just wanted to drop a quick line to say I have a storefront on Store Envy where I am selling some of my 10 year old (or so) Coach and Michael Kors goodies. I don’t have any makeup or nail polish on there because I don’t sell that stuff, sorry!

Anyway if interested please stop on by and check it out. Vampy Varnish’s Vintage Values.



Nordic Collection by OPI Swatches & Review

Nordic Collection by OPI

The Nordic Collection by OPI for fall 2014 has arrived!

This new twelve-piece fall trends collection features shades inspired by the northern lights of Finland, deep blue fjords in Norway and colorful houses in Copenhagen. Since I have been on a hardcore Nordic obsession this past year, I am super excited about these shades.

Here is what Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, the Co-Founder and Executive VP of OPI says about the collection ” While conceptualizing the shades of the Nordic Collection, I ate cinnamon buns and drank glogg, snapped photographs of brightly painted houses, and gazed in wonder at the region’s topography – from the northern lights and midnight sun to lava flats and deep fjords. All of these diverse elements came together to inspire an equally varied array of colors that capture the aesthetic of the Nordic region. ”

Man I wish I could have been there with her!

Nordic Collection by OPI

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Note: Cruelty free

Cruelty Free Organic Surge Product Review

Organic Surge

So there’s this brand called Organic Surge and I’ve got some goodies from them to talk about today.

Organic Surge products were started in the UK by Alan MacKenzie who was looking to start a skin company that was free from all the icky chemicals so many skin care products contain. From their website: “Organic Surge loves your skin, lavishing it with naturally-derived, intensely nourishing ingredients and deliciously fragrant essential oils. Just like your skin, Organic Surge products are NOT tested on animals and are 100% free of harsh chemicals – no parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate, no artificial fragrances or colourants and no genetically modified ingredients. And the very soul of Organic Surge lies in its charitable donations and hands-on work spanning many years.”

They have a wide range of products for the skin including items for face, bath and body, hair and fragrance. I’ve got a little sampling for body, face and hands/nails.

Organic Surge Awakening Body Wash

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Note: Cruelty free

Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer Beauty and The Beach Collection

Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer

Have you heard of Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer yet? I hadn’t until recently but I am glad I found out about them.

Trind is a Dutch company that started 25 years ago and specializes in nail care and color. In fact the first time I heard about them it was because I was saying on Twitter that my nails were dry and brittle. Jeanette from The Swatchaholic asked me if I had tried the Trind Nail Balsam, which I hadn’t. I looked into it and bought it on Amazon. Then they happened to email me not long afterwards and sent me the Beauty and The Beach collection as well as a bunch of nail treatments to try out.

Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer

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Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss in Open Secret

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Open Secret

The Lipstick Queen Oxymoron collection includes five shades, with a new one called Open Secret, which I have today.

These matte glosses come in a pretty gold compact and you can use them on lips and cheeks. They include shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils for moisture and are very easy to wear.

The shades include:

  • Open Secret (new) – light pink
  • Honest Politician – pinky brown
  • Free Ride – peach
  • Deafening Silence – beige/nude
  • Minor Crisis – rose pink
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Open Secret-2

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Note: Cruelty free