OPI Love OPI, XOXO

Hi guys! Today I have something exciting to show you, the new holiday collection from OPI. It’s called Love OPI, XOXO and consists of 12 festive shades. As you’ll see OPI has changed the design of the bottles, and this time all my bottles have the new design (and not mixed like with the Iceland collection).

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All my swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and I’m not wearing any top coat. Let’s take a look at the swatches!

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Snow glad I met you is a white frosted polish with iridescent shimmer that covers in three coats.

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Ornament to be together is a silver foil polish with silver holographic micro glitter that covers in two coats.

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Coalmates is a blue grey foil with silver holographic micro glitter that covers in two coats.

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Holidazed over you is a dark, almost black, blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Feel the chemis-tree is a dark purple polish with gold shimmer that covers in two coats.

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Wanna wrap? is a dark purple creme polish that covers in two coats.

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The color that keeps on giving is a pink frosted polish with pink and purple shimmer that covers in three coats.

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Sending you holiday hugs is a red polish with gold shimmer that covers in two coats.

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Adam said “It’s New Year’s, Eve” is a red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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My wish list is you is a red crelly that covers in two to three coats.

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Top the package with a beau is a black polish with gold flakies that covers in two coats.

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Gift of gold never gets old is a gold metallic polish that covers in two coats.

So, what do you think of this collection? I really like it, I think it’s a perfect holiday collection and I love almost all the shades! My absolute favorite from the collection is the gorgeous purple with shimmer, Feel the chemis-tree.

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OPI Iceland | comparisons

Sooo this post is long overdue, I said I’d post it a few days after the Iceland swatches but obviously that didn’t happen. But better late than never…. right?
I looked through my OPI collection and took out the shades that I thought would be most similar to the new polishes. I’m not comparing Turn on the northern lights! because I don’t have any polishes that are similar to that one.

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Check out the old geysirs – I can never hut up

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They are very similar in formula, but Check out the old geysirs is ice blue whereas I can never hut up is grey/green.

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This isn’t Greenland – Don’t talk Bach to me

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They’re no dupes, they’re not even that similar, especially not on the nails.

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Aurora berry-alis – Just lanai-ing around

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They look very similar in this photo and they are almost the same shade. The big difference between them is that Just lanai-ing around has shimmer in it.

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One heckla of a color – Purple palazzo pants

Here I’m wearing two coats of One heckla of a color and three coats of Purple palazzo pants. Looking at the bottle shots I thought they’d be more similar in color, but they’re not similar at all. Well they’re both purple, but thats about it. 😉

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Reykjavik has all the hot spots – Hands off my kielbasa

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They both have that frosted finish, Reykjavik has all the hot spots dries with more visible brushstrokes, apart from that they’re not very similar.

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Icelanded a bottle of OPI  – Berlin there done that – Taupe-less beach

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. If you compare the bottles Icelanded a bottle of OPI looks almost identical to Taupe-less beach, but on the nails Icelanded a bottle of OPI is pretty much a lighter shade of Berlin there done that (and not that similar to Taupe-less beach).

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I’ll have a gin & tectonic – Barking up the wrong sequoia – A great opera-tunity

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They’re all pretty similar, so you probably don’t need to have them all (unless you’re a polish addict).

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Less is norse – Suzi & the arctic fox – Dark side of the mood

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They’re all beautiful dark shades, but they’re no dupes.

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That’s what friends are Thor – I brake for manicures – Krona-logical order – Shh… it’s top secret

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. No dupes for the new Iceland shades, but here we have four beautiful brown shades that are perfect for fall!

I hope these swatches helped you in your decision of which shades to get. Please let me know in the comments which ones you’re planning on getting (or already got) and which ones you’ll skip out on (and why)!

Depend O2 Across the Universe

Last week I got Depend’s new O2 collection called Across the Universe. The collection consists of eight polishes in blue and green hues. As soon as I tested the first polish I discovered that it was a one coater. That gave me the idea to see if it would stamp, and it did. In fact they all do! 

What you see here is ONE coat of each shade, and on some nails one layer stamped over a white base. After discovering that this collection stamps, I love it even more!

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5057 Secretly stargazing, stamped with ÜberChic Beauty collection 20-03 

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5058 Milky Way, stamped with ÜberChic Beauty collection 3-01

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5059 Galaxy highway, stamped with ÜberChic Beauty collection 3-01

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5060 North of Andromeda, stamped with ÜberChic Beauty collection 9-01

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5061 Wings of Cassiopeia, stamped with ÜberChic Beauty collection 3-01

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5062 Zodiac dreams, stamped with ÜberChic Beauty collection 20-02

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5063 Chasing starlight, stamped with ÜberChic Beauty collection 3-01

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5064 Supernova knockout, stamped with ÜberChic Beauty collection 9-02

This is a limited edition collection and it is available now, so go and get it before it’s too late! I’m gonna run to the store now and buy a bunch of backups, so if they’re already sold out, I probably got there before you. 😉

Depend Fall 2017

This week Depend’s new fall collections hit the stores. Both collections consists of beautiful fall appropriate shades, and my favorite of the two is Club Style.

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Club style collection

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O2 Dark Beauty collection

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I did this plaid design using 531 (nude), 535 (red) and 537 (dark blue) from the Club Style collection.

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For this fall floral design I also used shades from the Club Style collection, 527 (green) and 532 (orange).

 

The battle of the chrome powders

Today I have a comparison of chrome powders from three different brands; Born Pretty Store, Whats up nails and Twinkled T. After trying the powder from Born Pretty Store I got a question if I could compare it to some of the more expensive brands, so here it is!

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The powders I’m comparing are: GRB20 from Born Pretty Store, Alchemy powder from Whats up nails and Trapeze powder from Twinkled T.

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As you see the powders are all pretty much dupes, I can’t see a difference between them. They’re all very reflective and shift between the exact same colors.

So is there a difference between them application wise? I have to say that the Alchemy powder from What’s up nails is the easiest to apply. It glides on like a dream, and you don’t really need to buff that much to get it to stick to the polish. The other two powders are not difficult to apply, but they do need just the tiniest bit more of buffing to stick to the polish.

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The Alchemy powder is the most expensive, $21.75 for 1g. The Trapeze powder is $20 for 1g and GRB20 is $4.29 for 0,5g ($8.58 for 1g).

I think it’s great that there is a cheaper alternative that performs so well, though you have to bare in mind that Born Pretty Store ship their orders from Asia, and it will take several weeks for them to arrive (depending on where you live). For me it usually takes 4-5 weeks for a package to arrive to Sweden.

Nail mail from BeautyBigBang

About a week ago I got some new products from BeautyBigBang to test and review. I really liked the iridescent flakes I got from them last time, so this time I wanted to try some of their opaque fakes along with some unicorn powder and confetti glitter.

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This confetti is called J1329-3C and it will make your nails ready for a party in no time! My favorites are the blue and the pink ones. I think this design looks pretty fancy and the best part is that it was so easy to make! I just placed the confetti while my base color was still wet and then applied top coat to seal them in and prevent them from falling off.

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How beautiful is this unicorn powder called J2854-3C!? I applied the powder over white regular nail polish and it gives it a cool lime green tone. The powder is very fine and easy to apply, and as you see the result is super shiny! I can’t wait to try it over more colors.

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These purple chameleon flakes are called J2106-1C. The flakes are very fine, so it was super easy to get full coverage. Though being so fine also meant that they created a bit of a mess. To clean up any flakes from my desk I just use some regular tape or a lint roller, and you just have to wash your hands to get them off your fingers. I have to say that the mess is worth it, just look how shiny and shifty they are!

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The last product I received are these chameleon holo flakes called J2419-3C. As the name indicates these flakes are holo, but unfortunately the sun was not out when I took these pictures so you can’t see the holo. Even if you can’t see the holo these flakes are pretty amazing anyway, they shift between gold, green and blue and are so gorgeous!

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Depend Summer 2017

I have completely forgot to show you the summer news from Depend Cosmetics. I know they were released in the beginning of the summer, but I’m sure you’ll still be able to find them in stores and online. 

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7day Riviera Glamour collection

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O2 With love from Cuba collection

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In the coral reef collection

A few days ago I got two of their new fall collections, but since it’s still summer I’ll show them to you later (in a few days or so). I don’t want summer to end just yet…