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OPI Color Paints

OPI Color Paints Collection

OPI Color Paints Collection

Press SampleHeading to stores near you in May is the OPI Color Paints collection!  This array of rainbow colors are intended to be used for some serious freestyle nail artistry.  The colors included look like they’ve been pulled from a crayon box, and each has a semi-sheer jelly-like finish.  The only exception to this is Silver Canvas, which can be used as a accent color or a base coat to make those pretty primary colors really stand out!

I’ll admit I was feeling pretty defeated by nail art.  Stamping, water marbleing, ombre… I’ve tried every effect and generally felt my results looked amateur.  The OPI Color Paints collection is perfect for aspiring nail artists like me.  Channel you inner Jackson Pollack and have some fun!  The formula of this collection is unique.  These colors are truly blendable, and then settle to deliver a smooth, shiny finish.  You can create your own “splatter paint” effect without it looking like you piled on layers and layers of color.

Click HERE to view the color collections on OPI.com, or keep scrolling for OPI Color Paints swatches and photos!  Retailers include Ulta, Drugstore.com, and Amazon.com.

OPI Color Paints Collection 2015

OPI Color Paints Collection 2015

The Lighter Shades!  From left to right:  Silver Canvas, Magenta Muse, Chromatic Orange and Primarily Yellow.

OPI Color Paints Review and Swatches

OPI Color Paints Review and Swatches

The Darker Shades!  From left to right:  Landscape Artist, Indigo Motif, Purple Perspective, and Pen & Pink

OPI Color Paints Swatches

Chromatic Orange Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Chromatic Orange Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Chromatic Orange is one of my favorite colors from the collection.  Look at the glossy finish on this deep orange!

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Indigo Motif Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Indigo Motif is a deep, true-blue.

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Landscape Artist Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Can you get any more lush than OPI Landscape Artist?

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Magenta Muse Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Magenta Muse is a deep pink that leans a bit red.

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Pen & Pink Swatch, OPI Color Paints

OPI Pen & Pink is a bright, vivid pink.

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Primarily Yellow Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Lemonade anyone?  OPI Primarily Yellow serves up a crisp citrusy zing!

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Purple Perspective Swatch, OPI Color Paints

I am crazy about OPI Purple Perspective.  This seasonless eggplant can be worn now or in the winter!

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Silver Canvas Swatch, OPI Color Paints

Last, but certainly not least, is OPI Silver Canvas.  This gleaming metallic silver can be worn stand alone (WOW does it make a fabulous pedicure) or used as a base coat for the other colors in this collection.  I’ll be following up with some examples of how to use this collection in a later post.

Remember, you are only limited by your own imagination with this collection!  Have some fun!

Click HERE to view the color collections on OPI.com, or keep scrolling for a closer look at each color in the OPI Color Paints collection!

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Tory Burch Monogram Charm Sandal

Tory Burch Monogram Charm Sandal, Nordstrom Tory Burch Monogram Charm Sandal Review

Tory Burch Monogram Charm Sandal

Aff. LinkI own a million pairs of flip flops and sandals.  Ok, not literally, but WAY too many, even considering that I live in a part of the world where the summer weather is 10 months a year.  Even knowing this, however, I may need to add another pair to my collection.  The Nordstrom Exclusive Tory Burch Monogram Charm Sandal has that sleek and streamlined Tory Burch design you love, but with the ability to slide on the charms you choose to truly customize your shoe.

Nordstrom Find:  The Tory Burch Monogram Charm Sandal

The Tory Burch Monogram Charm Sandal comes in Black, Camellia Pink, and Masai Red (my top choice is Rouge, of course). The base sandal has a retail price of $125, and is available in whole sizes only.  Each charm retails for $10, and the sandals come with a starter charm.  Every letter of the alphabet is available, as well as a heart engraved with a Tory Burch logo.  These are EXACTLY what I want to wear this Spring!

Click HERE to shop the Tory Burch Monogram Sandal at Nordstrom, or shop this sandal at ToryBurch.com.

The Tory Burch Monogram Charm Sandal review above contains an affiliate link. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

MAC Worldly Wealth

MAC Worldly Wealth Frost Blush

MAC Worldly Wealth Frost Blush

MAC Worldly Wealth Frost Blush

MAC Worldly Wealth Frost Blush

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksMAC Worldly Wealth Blush is one of those shades that will quickly become a favorite.  It’s a peach/bronze amalgam that leans more bronze, and works so well as a blush on bronze skin.  Don’t think this shade is for summer only, this spicy blush makes an excellent neutral choice for Fall! [Read more…]

NARS Ikiru Swatch

NARS Ikiru Nail Polish

NARS Ikiru Nail Polish

Press Sample, Affiliate LinksI now live in the land of eternal summer… and I LOVE IT.  While I know people raised in the Phoenix area can’t wait to put on a pair of boots the second Labor Day passes (even if it’s still 95 degrees), this gal will be wearing sandals, flip-flops, and open-toed shoes until December.  AND I get to wear colors like NARS Ikiru all year round!  Jealous?  Keep reading to see a NARS Ikiru Swatch and more about this gorgeous turquoise shade.  Perfect for your tootsies! [Read more…]

Vincent Longo Misty Blossom Blush

Vincent Longo Misty Blossom Blush

Vincent Longo Misty Blossom Blush

Press SampleIf you know me at all by now, you’ll know I appreciate little details like the pattern on this Vincent Longo Misty Blossom Blush.  The pattern isn’t just there to be pretty, these little speckles of color add a touch of pearl effect to an otherwise demi-matte formula.  Click through for indoor and outdoor swatches, and where to buy. [Read more…]

Pop Sugar Must-Have Box, August

From You To You!  The Pop Sugar Must-Have Box! #review #beauty #musthave #ad

From You To You! The Pop Sugar Must-Have Box!

August Must-Have Box, PopSugar #musthave #ad

August Must-Have Box, PopSugar

Press SampleIt’s as if POPSUGAR read my mind! I received a Must Have Box to review, and nearly squealed when I spied the Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace in Black Cat’s Eye tucked inside! I’ve been obsessing over Kendra Scott jewelry for months now!

If you’re looking for a fun little way to surprise yourself, the POPSUGAR Must Have box is a must-see!  Unlike some of the other boxes I’ve introduced you to, the POPSUGAR Must Have box is a lifestyle box.  It’s filled with goodies for just about every part of your life!  Above is a photo of the treasure trove that arrived in the August Box.

Seen enough?  Enter promo code AUG14SELECT by 9/10/14 for $10 off of a three month subscription!  Click HERE to sign up for the POPSUGAR Must Have Box!

For an up-close look at each product in the August Must Have Box, as well as a sneak peek at the September Must Have Box, click through to read more! [Read more…]

Aqua Lip 21C

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip

Press SampleMake Up For Ever Aqua Lip in 21C? Yes please! Tell me this burst of bright pale pink isn’t perfect for a summer day at the beach! Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip 21C is a waterproof lip pencil that can be used as a traditional liner, or for long wearing all-over lip color.  My personal favorite way to wear it is the latter.  Top off with a clear gloss for shine, if that’s your pleasure!  [Read more…]

LORAC afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette Review

Pretty as a picture!  The LORAC afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette is housed in a gorgeous turquoise case.

LORAC afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette Review

The LORAC afterGLO Eye Shadow Palette in pristine condition!

LORAC afterGLO Review

Press SampleSummer is on sale over at LORAC Cosmetics! The LORAC afterglow Eye Shadow Palette has been marked down to $18, and it’s still a must-buy in this beauty blogger’s book! [Read more…]

Aqua Smoky Extravagant Mascara Review

Is Make UP For Ever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Mascara truly waterproof?  This beauty blogger puts it to the test

Aqua Smoky Extravagant Review, Make Up For Ever

Press SampleGuess what? The Smoky Extravagant Mascara you already love is now available in Waterproof form!  For summer 2014, Make Up For Ever introduced Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara.  [Read more…]

Laura Mercier Pomegranate Stickgloss Review

Laura Mercier Pomegranate Stickgloss works year-round, and delivers a sheer pop of color that feels great on the lips.

Laura Mercier Stickgloss In Pomegranate

Press SampleThis time of year is when makeup needs to work for both summer and fall.  Deeper colors in a sheer finish for the lips are a great pick for this time of year!  Laura Mercier Pomegranate Stickgloss Lip Color is an extremely emollient lipstick, with a sheer finish, and the color works year round. [Read more…]