Sunday, August 31, 2014

OPI Press Release......Peanuts Limited Edition Collection


I know I said I would not likely but buy much OPI in the future but this is limited edition.  Very interesting.  I saw swatches on the Facebook page.  I think this is a winning collection.  It is not that I don't like OPI.  Their polishes are great it is just that when you have over 1000 bottles of polish.  You don't want to but dupes and that is where I am with OPI.  It needs to be special and I have a feeling about these ones.

OPI Peanuts Limited Edition Collection (Halloween 2014)

August 20, 2014
Peanuts by OPI brings to life Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip characters for Halloween 2014. Inspired by “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the four new limited edition nail lacquer shades include seasonal yellow and black crèmes, as well as two black-based glitter hues.
“‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ is a classic, beloved film,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador.  “Peanuts by OPI celebrates the fun, youthful nature of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy with four limited edition nail lacquer shades designed to capture the spirit of Halloween. With two crème and two glitter options, you can switch between a cheery yellow or chic black look, or try adding a layer of glitter for a unique finish.”
Peanuts by OPI includes the following shades:
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  • Good Grief!: The sunny yellow of Charlie Brown’s favorite t-shirt.
  • Where’s My Blanket???: Linus awaits the Great Pumpkin in this orange and black glitter.
  • WHO ARE YOU CALLING BOSSY?!?: This stormy black is no match for Lucy’s raven hair.
  • To Be or Not To Beagle: Snoopy’s happy-dance of colors in a joyful glitter.
Each of the four shades is also available in the Little Peanuts mini pack, which is sold with ten nail decals ranging from popular Peanuts phrases like “Good Grief!” and “Pow!” to sketches of Snoopy and the signature squiggle of Charlie Brown’s shirt.
“These stickers offer a playful, kitschy way to add instant art to nails,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “My favorite decal pays tribute to Snoopy’s many kisses – ‘Smak!’”
Peanuts nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Peanuts by OPI andLittle Peanuts mini pack will be available beginning September 2014 at Professional Salons, including Chatters, Planet Beauty and ULTA. Peanuts nail lacquers will retail for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) each; Little Peanuts mini pack will retail for $13.95 ($17.50 CAN).
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan! For more information on Peanuts, follow @snoopy on Twitter, @snoopygrams on Instagram, and like the characters at www.facebook.com/snoopy.
ABOUT OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.
ABOUT PEANUTS
  • The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments, Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.

KISS Stamping

You may ask yourself what is a KISS stamping.  Well, it is a nice way of saying Keep It Simple Stupid.  So, saying kiss just makes it sound so much.   Sometimes we can turn stamping into a nightmare. I know I do because I don’t want the same stamping on each nail and yes you can go ahead and do a glitter accent nail but that gets boring sometimes. I used only two plates in which the images all went together and if you have seen the Pueen plates that are covered with designs I believe you will be seeing more of these stampings.  So,  I started with Colors by Llarowe unzipped.  I wore it for a couple of days and then did the stamping.

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I used Konad purple and blue polish.  When stamping I have found that Konad is the best.  I did wear this manicure for another four days.   So, this was a very successful stamping and manicure for me and you can do the same.  I used to paint my nails everyday but right now I just find myself so tired it is a little harder.  So, give this a try sometime when you just have that busy week and want to change your polish.  Stamping takes minutes and the more you do it the easier clean up is.  If you want to see a You Tuber who is really good at going step by step on stamping tune into my favorite Youtuber soguesswhat11.

Ciao Bella,
Patty

KB Shimmer Press Release Fall 2014


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From left to right the colors are: A Raisin to Live, Leap of Faith, Rust No One, kiss and Spell, Up an Cunning, Stonewashed, Flannel Surfing,  Hugs and Wishes, How You Dune?

I caught this picture of the new line of KB Shimmer nail polish for the Fall.   There will be on re-release.  The color Jack will be available for sale.  So, there will be three creme shades, three creallies, one glitter topper and two holos.  These will be available for purchase on 9/15/14.  So, save your money for unnecessary purchases and invest in some good polish.  Sorry no swatches.  I am not sure I will be getting any samples since I let everyone know I was quitting my blog but now that I am back I have to show numbers.  Also, to be honest I don't have 1000 followers after almost three years of blogging, so if you have visited this site more than two times seriously think of subscribing.  It does feel defeating sometimes but my blog will be here next year and the one after that.   So, the crimes will be 7.50 and the others will be 8.75.  I will be purchasing.  Flannel surfing, Rust No One, Stonewash, and Kiss an Spell.  Yes, that is about half the line but I  have always loved KB Shimmer and will probably be a lifetime customer.  So, what are your picks I am curious to find out.  I will be looking for other bloggers who did not buy the colors I bought to perhaps do a joint post so we could show the line together.  If you are interested please email me at plgreen16@yahoo.com.

Ciao Bella,
Patty

Hall Pass of the Month

I have chosen this month’s hall pass.  Although numerous people asked to have Channing Tatum as Hall Pass of the Month, I actually got very few readers on this post.  So, it has been good when I chose the hall pass.  During the month of December YOU will be able to choose the Hall Pass of the Year.   I am really excited about to see who you will choose.

 

So, since I am going to Vegas to see this man, I have chose him as the hall pass of the month.  He is well known in the Spanish community and worldwide.  Yes, I am talking about Alejandro Fernandez.  He is the son of the famous Vicente Fernandez who most of our parents know and love.  Thank goodness he was able to reproduce this gorgeous man.  His new album is a mix of some jazzy tones to it.  There is a duet with Christina Aguilera and Rod Stewart and just beautiful songs of love.   He has the voice of a strong, romantic man.  He is 45 years old divorced with four children which means he is a family man.  Yes, I know there have been rumors that he is gay but that is all they are.  What star hasn’t been accused of being gay at least once during their career?  But this man is definitely not gay.  He is absolutely gorgeous.  I cannot wait to see him in Vegas but I will just have to wait so I can share my whole trip.  I am thinking of a Vegas post before I leave.   I am so excited about this I just hope my doctors don’t put an immediate halt to it.

 

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So, do you agree, with this month’s hall pass.

 

Ciao Bella,

Patty

 

 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beauty Blog Coalition


I have been a member of the Beauty Blog Coalition for two years now and the administrator might have slacked off.  I don’t know what happened but we all received a nice note reminding us that part of the membership requirements were to have the logo posted on our blog and  the other thing is that we have to do at least two posts a week unless we notify the administrator as a reason for not having two posts.  So, I would like to keep my membership so expect to see at least two posts a week from me from now on and posts like this or giveaway posts do not count they have to be beauty related posts.
Just wanted to let you know.  If you have been a blogger for over a year you are eligible for membership.  Just go to Facebook and ask to join the group they will let you know if you can join or not.
Ciao for now,
Patty

A Polish That Could Actually Make You Happy


I never knew a polish could actually make me so happy and lucky to have it.  It made me feel pretty all day long.  Everyone who saw me that day noticed this polish and loved it.  I felt so lucky to have this polish.  It was just so pretty I loved it.   I can’t say enough of how beautiful this polish is.  Yes, it was a little expensive but so worth it.  I could tell I will be lending this to my sister or one of my neice’s soon and you know what it makes me so happy to share these polishes with them.  This polish is from Crows Toes and I have to say they have put out some great polishes.  Great enough to make them one of my favorite brands.  So, the name of the polish is Nidavellir.  As you can tell it is a strong duochrome.  I bought this from Llarowe for $13.00.  I know that sounds like a lot but the great thing about Llarowe is they have a rewards system.  For every $1.00 you spend you get a percentage back.   So, it I very worth it to shop there.  Just like Ulta recently changes their rewards system also to cash for money spent.  On that note I am really sad to say that Ninja Polish has gone out of business.  I feel really bad because I did used to buy a lot of polish from them but once Llarowe put out their rewards system.  I found myself almost exclusively shopping from Llarowe.  Ninja did put a reward system into place but all too often they were sold out of many things I wanted.  So, I had about seven dollars in rewards when I bought this polish so it only cost eight and then shipping and I was only too wiling to pay.  All I can say about this polish is that you won’t be sorry spending the money on it and if you really just love duochromes you have to have this as a part of your collection.  I am so happy with it, it’s like I want everyone to have it.  Hmm, come to think of it I do have a blogiversary coming up.  I might definitely buy a bottle for that and maybe another because I just love  wearing it.


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That is all for now.
Ciao, Bella,
Patty

Friday, August 15, 2014

Crows Toes Lil Ms. Cyanide

This is another one of the the duochromes from Crows Toes.  The only thing is that it doesn’t overtly act as a duochrome.  You really need to look for it but it is just so pretty.

This is the best description Miss Cyanide is a light to medium violet purple shimmer polish with a color-shifting shimmer that goes from lavender to green to yellow gold as per  Llarowe’s description which is head on.    I am totally loving Crows Toes this year.  I just placed an order for one and a white holo, which I have been wanting forever to buy.  I broke down.  There is similar one called Ms. Sunshine that is equally pretty but does not have the color shifting.

 

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I hope you like this.  I am working on a really innovative project that I cannot wait to share with you.  I’ll be working on it Sunday and hopefully be able to post by Tuesday.

Ciao Bella,

Patty

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Deborah Lippmann

With the holidays coming you might be looking for something special to wear for your family gathering or office party.  Here are two options.  Now I know they are from last year but if you are savvy and can search the web you can probably get them at a reduced rate and that is always a plus.  I can’t believe I had not posted these sooner.  I looked at my new folder where I have saved pictures and there are a lot.  I am not going to post anything that you can’t get and try to focus on posting nail art.  I just really need to get my own computer because if you have an IPad you might relate with the fact that it is so difficult to do posts there.  In Facebook you can’t go into documents so my husband has the only laptop.  I did not think I would need one two years ago when we bought both but let me tell you.  I need my own.  Hopefully by November, I will get my own.  Tomorrow is our anniversary but also the end of my favorite novella.  Lo Que La Vida Me Robo, I don’t know what I am going to do without my daily fix of my Sebastian Ruili.  (Refer to February’s Hall Pass). Thank God for Hulu because I can just start watching all over again. 

 

So, to these polishes.  They are a great combo because of their versatility.  You can wear just the gold.   You can top the gold with the gold glitter or use black as a base and use the glitter on top.  Buying these were just a no brainer for me because I love Deborah Lippman and it had been a while since she put out something I really liked.

 

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First is Fake It Till You Make It.  It is a fine glitter with a little texture.

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This is Glitter and Be Gay.  I just put this glitter on top of the gold I was wearing and as you can see it is a great combination.  Totally party worthy.  One of the great things about Deborah Lippman polish is the smooth application of her glitter polishes.  You don’t have to go fishing around for polish or get on that is just overly packed.  So application is great and dry time very fast. 

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I believe I got these from Nordstrom but if you on eBay you can probably pick them up for about maybe $12.00 a bottle.  That is pretty good.  I know I picked one up for  $12.00 last month so you just have to check around if like and want to purchase and find a price you are comfortable with.

Ciao Bella,

Patty

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hall Pass

Ok, this is by popular demand and I can see why some girls are crazy about this one.  I do want to say one thing about the hall pass.  He can't just be cute.  He has to have a quality, be nice, and most of all not arrogant.  There is one person I was going to put on but after seeing an interview he just, yuck.  So, whoever, I pick the person is a good person.  That is why I agreed to put this person on.  He is sincere and has one of the cutest smiles in Hollywood.  He is just a really down to earth guy which I can see is part of his appeal
Like I said this a person who is not on my list but boy I know many of you have him on yours.  This is also a married man still handsome but to me brings me to think the likelihood of an afternoon romp at almost zero.  That is another reason he's not on my list. If you saw the series Entourage on HBO, there was a scene where Vinnie(Played by Adrien Granier ) did pick up this girl and bed her.  Then he wanted to take her out and she really did not know what to do because he was her hall pass.  She admitted to him that he was her hall pass and he did not seem to like it very much.  So, if you do ever get a hall pass just don’t say anything about the hall pass.  But he sure is pretty to look at and do look forward to his next movie.  So, here is the one so many ask for....... Mr. Channing Tatum.
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Enjoy
Caio bella,
Patty




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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Crows Toes

Huginn &Muginn that is the name of this polish and I love it.  I don't think I often say this has  to be part of your collection but I have to say this has to be part of your collection.  If you just look at it.  It is a beautiful emerald green, then shifts to a gorgeous purple then to a striking navy blue.  Crows toes this year might be my best indie of the year.  Indian Summer started my obsession.  There are five other polishes in this series, I don't have them all but I think I have three others.  I posted Indian Summer as soon as I got and did the same with this one.  It is just perfect and really that is all I have to say.  Perfection.


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Oops, I did not even wear a ring.  Gorgeous.

Caio, Bella,
Patty

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cirque Sanguine

This is a gorgeous polish from Cirque.  It is from one of the older collections but it is just gorgeous.  Cirque has turned out to be a very good line of polishes.  I have almost stopped buying OPI, ZOYA and China Glaze.  It seems that indies can meet all my polishing needs.  If there one thing about me is that I like to be different.   I just saw the OPI Notdic Fall collection.  So, many dupes.  Don't get me wrong I need certain polishes which are staples but I just get much more excited from an indie release.  I just think this polish is beautiful and great for summer and really how many times does a polish company actually drop their prices.


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They have a new line coming out August 5th.  You can buy this another polishes at their website Cirque.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Great Beauty Product

Throughout the time that I have posted on this blog about the fact that even at the age of 50 I still suffer from cystic acne.  Finally after several years of suffering my last break out was during November due to a round of steroid injections.  I decided to see a dermatologist instead of taking matters into my own hands instead of the hands of a salesperson at a cosmetic counter.  We tried several oral medications with topical ointments.  I stopped the oral medication because it was just making me sick.  I was not seeing any improvement.  So, I decided I needed to do something.  Basically there was no breakouts but everything was dry and it seemed like I was just drying out more.   Showering right now is not really safe for me right now because sometimes I get some serious leg cramps so I have just bathing but this was not enough to steam the dryness off my face.  So, I heard some good things about the Clairsonic.   I thought I would give it a try.  I bought the $99.00 model and was amazed at the results. My skin felt really clean and I realized how much stuff was staying on my skin.  I was using it twice a day and just noticed my skin started to get so sensitive.  I read some reviews that stated that even though directions are to use twice a week it is best tow work up to that.  As soon as I did that the results were even better.  I have changed my skin routine in using milder cleanser.  Total difference just a little tender care was what my skin needed.  The results of this clairsonic are almost immediate.  You can feel soft glowing skin.  There is another version but it is bigger so that was the reason I chose the smaller version also I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that wasn’t going to work.


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See how the smaller version fits easier in small hands.  If you go to the Clairsonic website they have a special deal to order the system.    So, if you are having problems or just want to improve your skin
tone and have used other products this is a very good investment.
Ciao,
Patty

Urban Decay Naked Pallette 3

Has anyone bought the Urban Decay Naked pallette?  It's nice enough but how many can really wear all the eye shadows?  Not many this is my naked pallete I ever bought and it went right back.  I'd  say it is only good for two skin types very fair or dark skin anywhere in the middle and you are out of luck unless you want to wear a white base.  I am not crazy about white bases.  Some people are really upset that the pallete is made this way but every cosmetic cannot be for everyone.  They make make ups for dry, combination and oily.  Personally, I cannot wear foundations for dry skins because I have combination.  So, I was upset but it is just one of those cosmetics that I personally can wear went and returned it for the Kat Von D monarch pallette which is so much prettier any way.  One thing I find is that people buy cosmetics that don't work but keep them.  You can return anything you don't like or doesn't work.  Just make sure you save your receipt and cosmetic counters will change it out especially if you ordered online.  I used to be embarrassed to return cosmetics bout no more.  So, now I don't really have anything in my makeup collection I don't use. I literally use everything I have.  Another piece of advice, you know how cosmetics companies have a gift with purchase.  I used to go wild and have to get that gift but I usually ended up with a whole lot of nothing.  Don't get sucked in.  If you are going to just buy a concealer and it is not enough for the gift so what.  Do you really need that gift no.  Save your money and head to any other department where you know you need nothing.  If you change your mind and have to get that gift you can go back the next day and purchase something else to get that gift if they say no.  Return your purchase, they will work with and if not return your purchase and go back the next day and get your gift.   If they complain ask for the manager she won't let a sale go.

Caio,
Patty

Monarch Butterfly

I remember being a little girl and loving to catch butterflies.  I would grab them by their wings but then I noticed that trying to let them go was futile.  Why?  Be cause if you grab them by the wings you are removing a special chemical product they have on their wings which helps them fly.  I did not know that until my aunt told me.  One thing she did tell me is that if you hold your finger out they will come land on your finger the main thing was not to feel fear.  I don't know why anyone would feel fear so we stood there and sure enough a butterfly landed on my finger after a minute later I got one too.  So, butterflies were my first lesson on patience.  It was nice and handled perfectly by my aunt.

The colors I used are from the new Cirque Heritage collection.  I did gradients with different colors on each nail then I stamped using BM424.  Some people do know how draw the butterfly.  I can too but if I can stamp.  I stamp.  I plan to do one with the actual colors of a butterfly with a orange red yellow gradient.




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So, those are my nails.

Ciao for now,
Patty