Wednesday, August 27, 2014

OPI Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with Eighth Annual Pink of Hearts Promotion

OPI announces the launch of its eighth annual limited edition Pink of Hearts promotion, a duo pack featuring a new pink confetti glitter hue The Power of Pink alongside the classic light pink crème shade Mod About You. Pink of Hearts 2014 will also include a pink glitter nail file with pink-ribbon charm. 

This duo pack is designed to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. In 2014, OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

 “OPI is proud to support Susan G. Komen and Rethink Breast Cancer with the eighth annual Pink of Hearts promotion,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “OPI’s breast cancer awareness campaign embodies our mission to empower women through color. The Power of Pink is a unique new shade that really celebrates the individual. This pink glitter gives nails a fun, playful look that represents the joyful feeling that comes when embracing life.”

Pink of Hearts 2014 includes two shades sold in one pack – the soft pink Mod About You and the glittery The Power of Pink. This sparkly lacquer features a sheer pink base packed with both micro and macro confetti in light and dark pink hues. The Power of Pink can be worn either alone or layered on top of Mod About You as an accent. Each bottle features a special pink ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness. Pink of Hearts 2014 also offers a pink glitter nail file with pink-ribbon charm to keep nails perfectly shaped. 

Mod About You and The Power of Pink feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Pink of Hearts 2014 will be available September and October 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands,, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and for $16.95 ($21.50 CAN) suggested retail.

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

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Neon Tips by OPI

Hello and Happy Monday!

Today I have some cute neon tips did using OPI's neon polishes released earlier this summer, and some nail decal tips from the Born Pretty Store!

COUPON CODE: 10% off  when you use JS10K31

When I first saw all of these great colors, I couldn't decide which color I wanted to I wore them ALL! :)

Left to Right: OPI "Push & Pur-Pull", "Life Gave Me Lemons", "Juice Bar Hopping", "Hotter than You Pink", "You are So Outta Lime",  and "Down to the Core-al"

To get these colors to really pop, you have to use the base color, "Put a Coat On". It's your basic white, but not as "bright white" as most white polishes.  :)

I used two coats of the base color, and then I applied two coats of the neon nail colors using the guides. Theses are the same guides I used in my review post, HERE.

I used some of the same colors, but in a different order on my left hand.

This manicure was easy to apply and fun to wear.  The neon's dried amazingly fast, and they really POP with the white base color.  The guides were much easier to use the second time around. I guess practice does make perfect :)

Did you get the OPI Neon's? Which is your favorite color?

Keep It Sweet!

*Product provided by PR for review. 

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

OPI Launches Two Designer Series Nail Lacquers with NEW Polished Quartz Formula: Preview

This fall, OPI introduces a new Polished Quartz formula with two new semi-precious stone-inspired hues – DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium – to the Designer Series by OPI collection. Each Designer Series Polished Quartz nail lacquer features a semi-matte finish with intense three-dimensional sparkle. 

Designer Series by OPI offers a high-shine Top Coat and an assortment of 11 glistening shades, including the two new stunning additions: shimmery rose DS Tourmaline and glittery dark silver DS Titanium. DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium can be worn alone for a semi-matte look, or with DS Top Coat to give nails a high-shine finish.

“Jewelry has the power to transform a simple dress or tee shirt into a major fashion statement,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “These two new Designer Series shades create the eye-catching look of semi-precious jewels on your nails. Inspired by polished quartz, DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium instantly add glamour, thanks to the highly-pigmented formula and intense diamond-dust sparkle.”

Designer Series by OPI nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. DS Polished Quartz lacquers should be worn without Top Coat for a semi-matte finish. DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium will be available beginning September 3, 2014 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and for $12.50 ($14.95 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!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

OPI Launches Peanuts Limited Edition Nail Lacquers for Halloween 2014: Preview

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:

  • 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 and Little 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 Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Days!

After weeks without a working camera, I have finally decided on one, and I ordered it today.
Once it arrives, I promise my blogging will be back up and running at it's normal posting speed.

Thanks for being patient, Candy Coated Freaks :)

Happy Friday and Keep It Sweet!
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Having fun with Born Pretty!

Happy Friday!

Nail art is all the rage right now, and I have some fun nail guides from Born Pretty that will make nail art a little easier.

For the first manicure, I used Sally Hansen "Mellow Yellow" (the old version), and Butter London "Jack The Lad".

First I painted my nails with the yellow, two coats and I let them dry completely. Then I applied the nail guides, "French Manicure Wave Edge Tip Guides" , to the tips of the nails, with a small edge of nail left visible.

Painted the darker color on the edge, and after a minute, I carefully removed the guide.

I did a little cleanup after I removed the guide, and the manicure was perfect and amazingly easy.


"Mellow Yellow" and Shimmer Polish "Jasmine" and "Practical French Manicure Wave Edge Tip Guides"

Unfortunately, removing these guides from the sheet were not easy, and several of them ripped at the point. I used tweezers to remove each guide, but a couple ripped :(

But I managed to get a couple of them off the sheet safely to complete the manicure.

The glitter didn't work out the best, but you can see that with the guides you can get a clean line, without all the fuss. :)

Both nail sheets are a great deal at $1.58 a sheet.  I would suggest gently using tweezers to remove the stickers from the sheet, in order to make sure you get the guide off in one piece. My favorite is the french manicure wave edge, it's clean and easy and delivers a great smooth arch for your nail art.

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Check out Born Pretty Store, for more nail guides and for all your nail art needs!

Keep It Sweet!

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Monday, August 11, 2014


Inspired by the classic wools, textured brocades and metallic accents of the season, Zoya's new  ENTICE & IGNITE collections create a palette of lush, deep color including wines, browns, navies and greys.

Zoya ENTICE delivers six new, glossy, intensely pigmented, full-coverage cream colors.

ZP748 ­ Nyssa: Milk Chocolate Brown, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP749 ­ Claire: Rich Burgundy, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP750 ­ Veronica: Brilliant Wine, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP751 ­ Margo: Red Plum, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP752 ­ Ryan: Classic Indigo, Full-Coverage Formula.
ZP753 ­ Genevieve: Leather Grey, Full-Coverage Formula.

Zoya IGNITE offers a six shimmering red, gold, copper and purple liquid metal metallics.

ZP754 ­ Autumn: Varnished Copper Liquid Metal.
ZP755 ­ India: Deep Red Gold Liquid Metal.
ZP756 ­ Teigen: Violet Plum with Copper Liquid Metal.
ZP757 ­ Sansa: Deepest Eggplant with Gold Liquid Metal.
ZP758 ­ Remy: Indigo with Copper & Gold Liquid Metal.
ZP759­ YunaGrey with Copper & Gold Liquid Metal.

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

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

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Friday, August 8, 2014

June and July Beauty Box 5: Summer Chic and Defining Moments

This summer has been busy, busy, busy! But with the help of BB5, I was fresh and on-point!

If you haven't subscribed to BB5, then I'm about to give you 10 reasons why you should. 

BB5 for June 2014.

This box was packed with quick, chic and easy items, that kept me fashionable in June.

Let's start with the polish..of course!
Nicka K New York "Nail Color". This color did not have a name on the label, but it is a gorgeous creamy brick red. It went on smoothly and covered well in two coats, plus the bottle is full sized. 

Application was easy and all Nicka K colors are formaldehyde free!

Organix Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner.  I used this for a recent trip to Las Vegas. It was perfect for travel and made packing easy. Plus it smelled AMAZING. The shampoo was perfect after I spent all afternoon at the pool, and the conditioner was light and had a lot of "slip" to it..."curly girls" know all about "SLIP" :)

Glam Natural Mascara.  Yep, another lovely I packed in my luggage for Las Vegas. This mascara was light and easy to apply, but did not deliver any dramatic effect. It was perfect for giving my eye that extra LIFT during the day after a late night. It is VEGAN, gluten-free, paraben-free and hypoallergenic. So if you are allergic or sensitive to any of these, this is the mascara for you. :)

Eslor Introductory Collection Calming Kit.  This kit was great! It was filled with samples of their refiner and cleanser, replenishing scrub, comforting mask, and soothing cream. I took this to Las Vegas, and once again was happy with it's portability and ease of use. I tried the cleanser and it was mild and thorough, and even removed my stubborn eye makeup with ease.  Everything in the kit was paraben-free, and all the products were created to hydrate and protect your skin. :)

Vita Bath Body Wash in "Wild Red Cherry".  This didn't make it to Las Vegas, LOL! I used this immediately and the smell was perfection. It smells like fresh cherries and a bit like cherry blossoms. Free of propylene glycol, mineral oils and silicone, it created a luxurious lather that left me feeling fresh and ready for my day.

BB5 for July 2014

Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara. I'm wearing this today! It coats the lashes smoothly, and doesn't feel heavy to the touch. I love the light feel on my eyes, and when I rubbed my lash, none of it came off. I got the dramatic look without the dramatic mess, SWEET! 

Here is my eyelash straight on, and from the side!

Super happy with this one, and it was FULL SIZE!

Hask Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment.  I haven't used this yet, because I was waiting on my deep conditioning cap to arrive in the mail. Now that I have it, I will be using this item, this weekend. I LOVE deep conditioning my hair, as much as I love body scrubs...and I LOVE scrubs!!! A great application tip is to apply this product to wet hair using only half of the packet (for me I will probably use a third), wait 10 minutes and then rinse. Oh yeah!!

Body Drench Candy Licious Lips.  This seriously smells like a grape piece of candy, yum, I want to eat it, but I must resist.  I keep this at work, and it is perfect when my lips need a little TLC and I don't have the time to apply my lipstick. Infused with beeswax, coconut oil, and vitamin E, these taste like the real thing, without all the guilt! 

Anna Naturals Glowing Mama Walnut Face & Body Scrub.  I LOVE SCRUBS!!! I slapped this stuff on my elbows and knees and was pleasantly surprised. It's very creamy and rich, so I assumed it would not be abrasive enough, but it was.  This is going to be great for my next at-home pedicure. This scrub is Vegan and infused with moisturizing botanicals for safe and gentle exfoliation without the parabens, harsh chemicals  and artificial fragrances

Starlooks Lip Liner.  I did not try this product because the color pencil I received, was not in a shade that I wear. Sorry, I don't do rose colored lips, LOL! :)  The info says the liner can be used for all-over color on the lips that will last all day, without feathering.  This was another FULL-SIZE product:)

Overall, both boxes were amazing. I loved the shower gel and face samples from June, and the scrub and the deep conditioner from July. Both months had mascara, so my eyes were perfect all summer too. :)

If you like what you've seen and you want a BB5 box of your own, go to

Keep It Sweet!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

China Glaze® Debuts 12 Limited Edition Colors for “The Giver”

China Glaze® Debuts Limited Edition Collection for Summer Blockbuster

Introducing 12 New Nail Shades Inspired by “The Giver” 

“Colour Your Destiny” with the bright colors and rich textures of China Glaze®’s exclusive The Giver nail polish collection.  Inspired by the most anticipated movie release of the summer, the collection combines bold and neutral crèmes, and a gorgeous glitter to create 12 limited edition shades. 

Influenced by the powerful themes and message of the story, The Giver collection by China Glaze® brings key moments and characters to colour, particularly the main character Jonas (Brendon Thwaites) and his friend Fiona (Odeya Rush) as he struggles to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his seemingly ideal community. 

The China Glaze® The Giver collection includes:

·         Boundary of Memory – Black with gold and amber glitter

·         Community – Brown crème

·         Five Rules – Clay crème

·         Seeing Red – Red crème

·         History of the World – Navy crème

·         Intelligence, Integrity & Courage – Gray-blue crème

·         New Birth – Baby blue crème

·         Capacity to See Beyond – Bright aqua crème

·         Givers ThemeVivid violet crème

·         Friends Forever, Right? – Baby pink crème

·         Release – Greige crème

·         The Outer Edge – White and silver glitter

The release of the collection coincides with the debut of the China Glaze® The Giver consumer and beauty trade advertising campaign featuring the story’s Fiona.  Full-page ads will run in the September issues of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. Additionally, an electronic version will be prominently featured on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square July-September.  The film will open in theatres August 15, 2014. 

China Glaze® The Giver limited edition nail polish collection is available at beauty supply stores nationwide including Sally Beauty and Ulta stores.  Individual shades retail for $7.50 MSRP.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide.  For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest ( #CGTheGiver.

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