Thursday, September 18, 2014

OPI: Gwen Stefani 18K Top Coat (Don't Speak)- press release

OPI Launches Limited Edition

Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat

           OPI announces the release of Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat, inspired by No Doubt singer/songwriter and L.A.M.B. designer Gwen Stefani.  Featuring gold leaf flakes dusted with iridescent glitter, Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat adds gold foil texture to nails when worn over any OPI lacquer shade. This genuine 18-karat gold leaf and glitter top coat comes packaged in a special limited edition collectable box.
“As the name suggests, Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat will render you speechless. This luxurious top coat was inspired by Gwen Stefani’s chic, sophisticated style and is the must-have accessory for the holiday season,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “I recommend layering the top coat over a rich jewel tone like OPI nail lacquer in Just BeClaus, or pairing it with a charcoal brown like OPI nail lacquer in Love is Hot and Coal for a truly show-stopping effect.”
Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. This limited edition promotion will be available beginning October 2014 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands,, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and, for  $30.00 ($37.50 CAN) suggested retail.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

OPI: Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014- press release

Gwen Stefani Joins OPI to Release 18 New Limited Edition Holiday Nail Lacquers

          OPI announces the launch of 18 new limited edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by No Doubt singer/songwriter and L.A.M.B. designer Gwen Stefani. This seasonal collection includes an assortment of red, maroon, burgundy, and forest green hues, along with shimmer-packed silver, gold and black shades.
“During the holiday season, women adopt a more glamorous beauty look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “OPI’s 18 new shades are inspired by Gwen’s edgy, sophisticated style. There are several rich, warm reds – Gwen’s signature color – deep, jewel-toned amethyst, garnet and emerald, as well as silver and gold. I recommend wearing these festive nail lacquers to instantly accessorize party dresses and elegant winter-wear.
“Gwen Stefani Holiday for OPI also includes an array of unique glitters in shades of black and white, with iridescent and chrome accents,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “The holidays are all about indulgence, and these sparkly shades epitomize luxury!” 

Just BeClaus
This magnificent maroon came into my life just in the “nick” of time.

Kiss Me – or Elf!
There’s no denying the allure of this amorous red violet.

I Carol About You
I just fa-la-la-la-love this deep royal purple!

Christmas Gone Plaid
I sure am plaid I found this tree-mendous forest green.

In a Holidaze
I’m dizzy-in-love with this maroon beauty.

Love is Hot and Coal
Turn the heat up with this deep grayish brown.

Fashion a Bow
So busy – all tied-up today loving this bright reddish-orange!

Cinnamon Sweet
Sugar and spice…this deep, warm red is everything nice.

What’s Your Point-settia?
So what if I think this is the one truly perfect holiday red?

Red Fingers & Mistletoes
This smooch-worthy red shimmer is holiday-perfect.

First Class Desires
This mélange of gold and eggplant shimmer is #1 on my wish list.

Sleigh Parking Only
Tell the valet to take good care of this exclusive dark burgundy.

Rollin’ in Cashmere
Wooln’t you just love wearing this warm, luxurious gold?

Unfrost My Heart
The shimmery cool glamour of this gleaming silver is beyond hot!

I’ll Tinsel You In
Black and white confetti and fine glitter adorn this ornamental glitter.

Snow Globetrotter
Shake up your world with this glitter swirling with white and rainbow flakes.

Comet in the Sky
Iridescent beams and midnight black create cosmic art in this glitter.

So Elegant
Black and chrome confetti add sophisticated drama to this glitter.

Gwen Stefani Holiday nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Gwen Stefani Holiday will be available October 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands,, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Zoya: Ulta Pixie Dust! (press release)

Meet the next generation of our best-selling textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust formula ­ Zoya Ultra PixieDust! Three shades featuring both fine micro glitter and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects. This easy glam nail is available in 3 shades in a gradient of red, wine and plum hues. No base or top coat required.

ZP765 ­ NOIR: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles.
ZP764 ­ ARIANNA: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles
ZP729 ­ OSWIN: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

Zoya PixieDust Application:
For BEST RESULTS apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to clean (oil free) nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects.

See the ³Zoya How to apply Zoya PixieDustTM Video² for more great beauty tips and tricks to use when applying Zoya PixieDustTM.

COLLECTION PRE-ORDER STARTS September 9th, SHIPPING BEGINS September 15th or Sooner

*BIG5FREE: Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

$10 (US) Available on and at finer salons and spas. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Christian Louboutin: Rouge Louboutin (guest post by Mel!)

I wanted to love love this polish more than any other polish EVER. Maybe because I built it up so high in my mind is why actually using it was sooooo disappointing. 
So much hype. 
So fancy.
So not all that and a bag of chips.  

The short brush extra long handle never became comfortable or easy to use, and though I was able to use it easily enough I could never get the right ratio of polish on the brush for my thumbs, which resulted in consistent re-dips and streaks. 
The first coat wasn't as creamy smooth as touted, it dragged. Again, I'm sure it was the short brush, long handle, it creates a dipping vortex in my mind, how far to let it into the bottle? How do I keep from scraping polish on the side? While the stiletto handle is well balanced, it's heavy, it's thick. It will take more than one manicure to get used to. 

As for the two coats super deep shine, it's shiny… but you still will need a top coat. Without it you won't even out the drag marks that it leaves. 

The red, while gorgeous, isn't unique. I love it, it's universal, it's beautiful. But, I have it already, cheaper, with a more user friendly brush.

I'll keep this, even at the high cost, because I do love the bottle. I love the status of it. Not going to lie, I will never own a pair of the shoes, but this, this I can luxuriate in just having on my vanity, simply for vanity's sake. People will think that's appalling. But, I collect polish and this is highly collectible.   

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Milani: Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows!

 Milani is giving away up to 300 Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows for the next 30 HERE for Milani's for your chance  to win!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Norse Waterfall Tips

 Hi Monkeys, today I have a little easy nail art (barely, more like a spiced up creme manicure) mani for you today. I used 2 polishes from the OPI Nordic collection. I did two coats of Ice-bergers & Fries (medium brown creme, kind of reddish) and then with a striper brush I did some different length lines starting from the tip of the nail with My Voice Is A Little Norse. I love this glitter- silver and holographic goodness and it's very dense! This would probably have looked even better if I added in a lighter brown like Going My Way Or Norway? yes.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Come Clean Promotion Code, few hours left!

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This all natural soap is handpoured and made fresh in New York City! These whimsical shampoo bars are made of human-grade ingredients will leave you and your dog smelling fresh, clean and happy.

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Available in 3 scents, Bergamot Sage, Lemon Eucalyptus, Lavender Coconut. 


This pure glycerin soap contains no parabens, no
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