Showing posts with label OPI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OPI. Show all posts

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The True Story of the Rings

Most of you who read my blog know I have this thing for rings but this is nothing new.  So, here comes the true story about the rings.  When I was very young from 3-5 years old I spent every Thursday with my mother's sister.  Now, my family is huge.  I have 10 maternal and paternal aunts all related by consanguinity.  The men in my family either die soon or just were not born in our family.  Thursdays were for my aunt every Thursday my aunt would pick me up we would wear matching dresses do a little shopping pick up my mom for lunch then  head back to my aunt's house so she could start doing some craft but she had several wigs and a jewelry box full of rings.  So, we would just sit in her room and she would show me stuff or look at patterns for dresses we would wear rings and one of her wigs.  It is a good memory that came to me during a therapy session.  Now, here comes the funny part it was Thanksgiving and we had about 25 people at my grandmother's house and my aunt was wearing a wig.  So, at some point I went and pulled her wig off and said it is my turn to wear the wig.  Oh, my gosh, she ran to the bathroom and my mom grabbed my hand and took me to another room and explained that what my aunt and I did was only play and to be done only when we were playing in her room.  I don't remember what happened after that but we didn't play with the wigs anymore just the rings.  So, I have always had a thing for rings.  My sister gave me this one and when I saw it I decided to do a matching mani.

I used OPI's Bling Dynasty, Konad plate M57, black Konad polish and dotted with OPI Smoking in Havana.







Ciao for now,

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

OPI Woman’s Perogotive

This is OPI's Women's Perogotive.  It is a frosted orange and I really like it.  Just the other day I showed Butter London's Sunbaker.  They are not dupes.  This one is much lighter.  The formula is a little funky in that it streaks a little but it eventually smooths out.  This needed three coats for opacity and a top coat.   I love the gold high lights in it and it is like any other OPI when it comes to dry time except for the jellies which all take longer to dry.  This was actually my first choice of the Euro Central line and then Czech My Czechbook.  Most people liked the Czechbook first but I am a total sucker for orange/rust colors like this.  It just reminds me of a sunset and all the beautiful ones I saw growing up on the beach.  I just remember that it only lasted about 5 minutes but it was always beautiful.  So, there is a story to this polish.   I guess when you get to be a person of my age all you really have that you can't take away are your memories.  Oh, I just had a birthday and can't believe some of the wonderful things I have been able to see.   I hope there will be many more.
Ciao for now,
(the light is off a little so the color is a  bit lighter)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blue Monday

 I did blue Monday again today.  I have always loved the color combination of teal and brown.  So, I mixed this up a little.  I am retaining water for some wired reason today.  I just hate when that happens and I tried a new hand pose.  I used this mini tri-pod my husband bought me.  He buys the most romantic gifts.  I have to admit I am having fun with it.  
To get this look, I used OPI You Don't Know Jacques and Essence I Like Bad Boys.  I love the Essence color but they don't have it at Ulta anymore.  I used cheeky plate 15.  I also used Konad stamping polish in brown and light blue that I got on Amazon.  






Ciao for now bellas,


Saturday, March 23, 2013

OPI Press Release

OPI Joins Bond 007 to Release Six New Revolutionary Liquid Sand™ Nail Lacquers Inspired by 50 Years of James Bond

           OPI announces the launch of Bond Girls, a collection of six new Liquid Sand™ nail lacquers featuring a textured, matte finish infused with reflective sparkle fitting the allure surrounding the Bond Girls.  In hues of white, pink, blue, purple, gold and coral, Bond Girls offers a range of shimmering shades with the distinctive Liquid Sand finish.

 OPI is extremely excited to partner again with EON Productions,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder & Artistic Director. “Following the success of the holiday promotion with the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, it’s been a thrill to create colors for the women who’ve captured Bond’s attention over the last five decades.

“The six shades are named after some of the most iconic – and my favorite – Bond girls, including: Solitaire, Pussy Galore, Tiffany Case, Vesper, Honey Ryder and Jinx,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “Worn without top coat, these Liquid Sand lacquers give nails a pebbled, matte finish worthy of the captivating ‘Bond Girls’ name.”

Bond Girls by OPI features six Liquid Sand nail lacquers:


This diamond-sparkling white is totally engaging.


Pussy Galore

This light feminine pink has the purrrfect amount of shimmer.


Tiffany Case

A classic light blue worth investigating.


A mysterious and intriguing deep purple.

Honey Ryder

Take a ryde on the wild side in this shimmery gold.




This mesmerizing matte coral has lucky sparkle.


OPI Liquid Sand lacquers should always be worn without top coat.

Bond Girls by OPI nail lacquers feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. These six new shades will be available beginning May 2013 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, JCP Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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



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 Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions

EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising.   EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films.   The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-three films produced since 1962.  Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE and SKYFALL.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Trendy Hands

With the price of OPI going up to $9.00 what is a girl to do but start looking for bargains.  I bought 3 from the new line off ebay but I found another site called Trendy Hands.  I had not heard anyone talk about it and was a little leary of trying something new but they were actually a good place to buy OPI each bottle is $6.95 and the shipping is not that high.  If you want to check it out it might be an alternative to payin $9.00.  On ebay I bought four for $7.50 that is a savings of $1.50 shipping was free. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

My Favorite Color to Work with Crumpet's Challenge Day 6

My favorite color to work with is OPI's My Favorite Knockwurst it is a beautiful beige with a pink tint. I stamped a flower on the top right to show how understated and beautifully simple this color can be.
color 2
color 6
color 4
color 7
So that is my favorite color to work with.  I will be posting my favorites by the end of the week.  I am starting tomorrow.  I am going to go by brand then I am going to do my favorite indies.  Plus, I have my challenge to post tomorrow and a review of a great new indie polish.  I am pretty loyal to indies so for me to go outside my comfort zone, I have something great.  I also have a review of the Urban Decay Neutrals.  So, my week is going to be pretty full.  I also got two new butter London’s and two new Ciate’s.  I will pace myself and have something great for you you bellas everyday this week so just follow on twitter or Facebook for updates.  Thanks for dropping by. Your support keeps me going.
Ciao for now,


Monday, October 8, 2012

Polish of the Day 6, OPI The Color to Watch

This polish was out of the Greek Isles collection.  It is a shimmer and kind of a lavender.  Since it is a shimmer it need four coats of polish.   On the good side it dries fast.  I have never worn this polish before but I remember wanting it and finally breaking down and buying it.




Love it or leave it?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ethereal Jelly Sandwich---Alert

I have been singing the praises of Elmer's glue as a base for glitter mani's.  I might need to take it back.  I used it on this jelly sandwich that I did last night.  Did my usual lemony flutter and helping hands and my white gloves.  Woke up and took a shower.  I usually shower at night but my schedule has been so messed up I am trying to change it.  Got out of the shower and noticed the polish on one of my nails was gone.  I found it perfectly in tact and went and glued it on.  On Sunday's my husband and I usually run errands.  My polish just slid off.  Look at this.  Can I reuse them?

The manicure was just what I wanted it to be.  I used Opi don't mess with my tutu and a gold round glitter from essence.  I think it is something a bride might even wear, but no glue .  I think it is possible that since I used a jelly polish it slid off.  I will wear this again without glue or after a shower.

So, they look ok if they would have stayed on I was thinking maybe I could use them again and just re glue them on.  What do you think?

Ciao, bellas,

Friday, August 24, 2012

Kelly's Challenge Day 4 Favorite food

Today, we are supposed to recreate our favorite food.  Mine is chocolate cupcakes which is really stupid because I have not been able to eat one in over a year because a medication the doctor has me on has certain dietary restrictions, like no soy, no chocolate, no aged cheese the list goes on.  Then, I had my stupid gall bladder removed and here comes another list of dietary restrictions.  Red meat once a week.  I can have 2 chocolate chip cookies a week but I can't because I can't eat chocolate.  Then, let me just add that I am Jewish and there is a whole other list of dietary restrictions.  I might become anorexic not because I want to but because I can't eat anything I really like.  I allow myself one pastry a week.  Pastries are my favorite food.  It has been hard but I don't want to be sick so I stick to the diets and I think I have lost some weight which is ok except I gave my skinny clothes away.  Oh, well, I guess that just means I'll be spending more time at Macy's online and they do sell a lot of high end polishes so maybe it is a little blessing in disguise.  We shall see.   I don't think I can loose much weight because one of the medications has a steroid and forget about losing weight when you are taking a steroid.  You can starve yourself and you won't loose weight.   The little weight loss is probably from I am embarrassed to say this but stool softeners.  I got out of the hospital lost some weight started on those and of course lost some weight.  I guess I was just full of shit.  Literally.  So, here is my favorite food and the closest it might ever come to my hands in a long time.  I forgot there is one other food I love but I couldn't really draw it.  I do love sushi and I can have that was long as it doesn't have soy sauce.  My Rabbi knows of my situation and is lenient about being kosher but I am just so used to it it doesn't make a difference.  Like pork, I don't eat it never ate it as child growing up so it wasn't like I gave that up.  But oh, the Chocolate cupcakes I ate a lot of those. there are other things like carrot cake, yellow cake, and strawberry cake but nothing compares to a chocolate cupcake.

Ciao for now bellas,

> So, there are my cupcakes.  What is your favorite food?
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Colored Animal Print

I know everyone has done this manicure but I wanted to do it too. So, I did and I want to show it to you. Here it is:

So this manicure was so easy,  I am going to do it in other colors.  I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  Used my DRK-A plate and then used a dotting tool to fill in circles.  I've been practicing on using my dotting tools and plan to come up with something using it.  The hibiscus is just there because I took the pictures there and thought the flower was so prettty.  No other reason.

Ciao for now,

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