OPI Brazil Collection swatches and review

OPI’s Brazil collection is a vivid mix of bright cremes. I’ve got three of them to show today, as well as the liquid sand textured polishes. Amazon…Amazoff is an intense greenish teal. It’s like a greener version of Orly Teal Unreal – richly pigmented, smooth as butter and requires 2 coats. OPI Scores a Goal! is a dusty maroon creme. …

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Orly Surreal collection swatches and review

Orly’s latest limited edition collection Surreal is already out in the US and was on sale at the Spa and Beauty Expo over the weekend. The collection contains 6 polishes, with an emphasis on ethereal and electric colours. The shades are very daring for an Orly collection – possibly their most avant garde collection to date! The idea is “Alice …

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OPI San Francisco creme liquid sand stripey nail art

I wasn’t too keen on the OPI San Francisco creme liquid sands, but I’ve found a way to make them work for me – nail art! As well as the blue liquid sand dotticure I did over on Polish or Perish, I did a brown striped manicure using OPI It’s All San Andreas’ Fault and B-Bloom Boston, a matching regular …

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OPI San Francisco swatches and comparisons, Pt 1: Cremes

Parts 2 and 3 are out! Click through to check out the liquid sands and shimmers in the collection. Recently I was very fortunate to be invited to the launch of OPI’s San Francisco collection, inspired by the vibrant (and foggy) city’s sophisticated urban chic. It was a very exciting day! I got to hear what OPI are up to, …

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Duri does colours??? Swatches and review

I’ve always known Duri for their Rejuvacote (every Aussie chick from Lacquerheads of Oz uses it, I swear), but it turns out that they have some gorgeous polishes as well! I was recently sent some of them to review from Pink Tiger, Australia’s exclusive Duri distributor. Summer in the City is my favourite of the four – it’s a pale …

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Artsy Wednesday: Colour blocks

This week’s theme is colour blocks. My first ever idea for nail art was a Mondrian design but my skills weren’t quite up to it then – now that I’m a bit better, I gave it a try again, this time much more successfully!  I have a Mondrian-inspired dress that I love to bits, so here it is with my …

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OPI Euro Centrale Swatches and Review

Euro Centrale is OPI’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, inspired by the clash of classic architecture and modern art in four Central European countries – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania . It’s got a bunch of cremes, with a few shimmers and a glitter topper thrown in. I’ve swatched three of the shades from the collection: OPI… Eurso Euro is a …

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Bio Sculpture 2012 Summer Holiday Beach Collection – swatches and review

Bio Sculpture are mainly known for their nail gels, but they also have a range of nail polishes. Today I have the 2012 Summer Holiday Beach Collection, four creme colours that are somewhere between pastels and brights – they are indeed very summery colours, and surprisingly, I only have a dupe of the yellow, which is amazing given the size …

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