OPI Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat Available for Pre-Order

There’s something intensely fun about glitzy, glittery nails. That sparkle can seep into your soul, spreading happiness almost as much as a bowl of ice cream or a sunny day. Oooh, how about seeing the glimmer of your glitter polish on a sunny day while eating a bowl of ice cream (or sorbet, whichever you prefer)? We just got goosebumps.

Okay, back to reality. We love glitter polish as much as the next girl, but then we have to remove it. Bummer. There’s nothing worse than scrubbing off a mess of glitter. This is where OPI Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat comes to the rescue.

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OPI Oz the Great and Powerful, Soft Shades 2013

It’s become a tradition for OPI to release a collection of Soft Shades each year. For 2013 they were inspired by Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful, and created 3 nudes, 3 glitters and 1 Liquid Sand for their annual OPI Soft Shades collection. Let’s take a look!

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OPI is very excited to take this fantastical journey with Disney,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Inspired by the magic of Oz The Great and Powerful, this Soft Shades collection captures the whimsy seen in the film, from glittery shades packed with white, gold and silvery iridescent confetti – Lights of Emerald City, When Monkeys Fly! and Which is Witch? – to soft neutrals in white, beige and pink – Don’t Burst My Bubble, Glints of Glinda and I Theodora You.

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The three neutrals in the collection include:

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These are the three glitter polishes released for the OPI Soft Shades of 2013:

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And finally, the Liquid Sand finish released alongside this collection:

  • OPI What Wizardry Is This?: This rich taupe hue was designed for James Franco’s character, the great Wizard of Oz, and is sure to make a bold statement this spring

We love this collection! Even though they are soft shades, they are definitely NOT boring! The glitter polish, Lights of Emerald City, has amazing square white glitter pieces. Something we haven’t seen before in the mainstream polish brands. We’re definitely intrigued and can’t wait to try them out in person.

These will be available for purchase very soon, for now you can purchase them in our store, Phoenix Beauty Lounge. Make sure to take a look!

What are your thoughts on this collection? Let us know!

OPI Euro Centrale Spring 2013 Collection Swatches

Hi everyone! We have some beautiful swatches of the OPI Euro Centrale collection to share with you today. This is the OPI Spring collection for 2013. It features twelve shades, including glitter, cremes, shimmer and jellies. Definitely something for everyone! Let’s take a look.

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OPI Polka.com: This is beautiful glitter features pink, blue and lavender hex glitter as well as tiny blue glitter. We went for a fun gradient look but it looks great layered over the other shades of the collection too!

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OPI Eurso… Euro: A classic deep blue creme. This one is so vibrant! We used two coats for flawless coverage.

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OPI Suzi’s Hungary Again!: This is a warm pink jelly, subtly leans towards coral. Very girly! This was three coats.

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OPI You’re Such A Budapest: This is a beautiful periwinkle lavender blue. It’s as beautiful as it is difficult to describe. 🙂 This is also a jelly finish and required three coats.

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OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook: This beautiful vibrant turquoise blue had really nice coverage, it required two coats for a flawless finish. Looks more green in certain light settings, a very pretty shade!

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OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours: An amazing bright fiery red. A very warm/orange toned red that was very opaque, almost a one-coater. Get your sunglasses out for this one!

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OPI Hands Off My Kielbasa!: Frosty nude usually sounds like a bad thing but this polish is absolutely stunning! This was three coats.

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OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke!: A beautiful sheer gold microglitter. This looks impossible to receive opacity with at first, but 4 coats gets you pretty close. Will be great for layering and gradients too.

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OPI A Woman’s Prague-Ative: This beautiful burnt copper orange has gold and orange microshimmer. It’s so vibrant and luxurious! You won’t be able to keep your eyes off it. This was three coats.

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OPI Vant To Bite My Neck: Deep eggplant purple. Such a rich shade, the finish is so glossy! This was nice and opaque in two coats.

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OPI I saw… U saw… We Saw… Warsaw: Another beautiful deep shade, this is a midnight blue. Similar to Vant To Bite My Neck, this also needed two coats.

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OPI My Vampire Is Buff: Such a fashionable nude shade! A beautiful pale beige that required 3 coats. Classy and stylish!

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Here’s a “Pinneable” collage featuring all 12 shades. Which is your favorite? We are in love with every single one! It’s a beautiful Spring collection with very fashionable and hip shades. There isn’t one we wouldn’t love wear! Hope you enjoyed our swatches.

Grab your favorites at our site, the OPI Euro Centrale collection is available now for $9.99 a piece!

China Glaze Glitz Bitz ‘n Pieces Collection Swatches

We are continuing today with more exciting collection previews. Next up is the China Glaze Glitz collection. This collection features six dazzling glitters. Let’s take a look!

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From left to right: Glitz’n Pieces –  Scattered & Tattered – Razzle Me, Dazzle Me – Bling It On – Mosaic Madness – Graffiti Glitter.

As you can see these glitters sit in a clear base. Each glitter has its own main color and then it has black confetti/bar glitter and large black hex glitter thrown in the mix. China Glaze dubbed this black glitter “Bitz’n Pieces”. Let’s take a look up close!

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Now of course, these glitters look best when layered over a different colour. We’ve created three layering combinations with China Glaze Mosaic Madness. Let’s take a look!

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China Glaze Mosaic Madness layered over China Glaze Snow. This is one coat of Mosaic Madness, as you can see one coat gives you a lot of sparkly glitter! There’s three or four sizes of black hex glitter in the mix, ranging from small to extra large! 😀 The black glitter is unreflective but the colored glitter (in this case blue!) really bring this polish to life!

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China Glaze Mosaic Madness layered over China Glaze Sea Spray. We love this layering combo! The muted dusty blue is a perfect match for Mosaic Madness.

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China Glaze Mosaic Madness layered over China Glaze First Mate. Finally a darker combination. The effect is more subtle as the black pieces don’t contrast as much. This gives you a subtle sparkle to your nails. Also a very nice effect!

This fun glitter collection definitely gets a thumbs up from us! At first glance it seemed perhaps repetitive to have 6 quite similar glitters but these are simply beautiful. The layering combinations are endless so you won’t get bored of this collection any time soon!

You can find this collection with us at Phoenix Beauty Lounge for $7.50 a piece.