BREAKING NEWS is the announcement that OPI have joined forces with Coca-Cola Companies to create a very exciting nail colour collection. This is a huge win for those who are fans of the sugary drinks but can’t necessarily consume them in the amount they would like. Think of it this way, no amount of nail polish applied to your digits will cause you diabetes! Continue Reading
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The Designer Series (DS) nail polishes by OPI are one of my most prized possessions. I purchased my first ones recently at Hair Expo but the collection has been on my lust list for quite some time. The recent announcement from OPI that two new DS polishes would be launching soon was music to my ears, and now I can finally share some images with you.
This season OPI launch Raw Granite – two new shades inspired by raw granite. The winning detail for me is that unlike their other Designer Series siblings, the two new hues come with a matte textured finish. While I haven’t been able to get my hands on them yet, I am told that they are comparable to the OPI Liquid Sand nail lacquers except the DS ones have series sparkle. So let’s meet the new kids: Continue Reading
This wrap-up has been a long time coming but I wanted to make sure I could find most, if not all, the images from New York Fashion Week before I made my judgement. Well, weeks later, I think I am ready. Here are my favourites from the very recent New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011-2012 shows.
All the pretty faces ….
Lancôme for Chris Benz
Yellow eyeshadow is not something you can just throw on. The colour, the intensity and the pairing with other colours can make the look a complete failure, or a smashing success. Lancôme lead makeup artist, Daniel Martin, did a top job with this sunshine lid and full lip.
Official Description: The makeup muse for Chris Benz’s Spring 2012 collection was Candy Darling, a 1960’s nightclub fixture who was part of Andy Warhol’s clique. With Candy and Chris’ bright colors as inspiration, lead makeup artist Daniel Martin wanted to create fresh, clean skin with a pop of color on the eyes and lips. Daniel used shades of sea foam and mint green on the eyes and then applied black gel liner for definition. For thick jet-black lashes, he applied “tons of mascara.” A wash of tangerine blush was applied high on the cheekbones and Lancôme’s new Rouge in Love lipstick gave the models a bright pouty lip.
- Teint Miracle Foundation
- Blush Subtil Rose in Rose Coral
- Ombre Absolue Palette in C10
- Liner Definition in Black
- Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara in Black
- Rouge in Love Lipstick in Sequence of Love
A couple of days ago I shared with you my exclusive sit-down chin wag with OPI head honcho-ess, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. If you read that post then I don’t need to tell you again how awesome it was. But just in case, it was awesome!
One of the awesome things about going to Cosmoprof North America was seeing all the upcoming collections from amazing brands, but in the case of OPI, that too is off limits without an invite. Lucky for me, and you, that I was invited! Why you? Because I am now going to share with you what I saw!!
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Signage for the Touring America Collection
Touring America Collection – Mini Nail Lacquers Set
Touring America Collection Counter Display and Mini Sets
Axxium – Soak-Off Gel Color
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In the lead-up to Cosmoprof North America I was excited for many reasons. The brands, the people, the products and everything in-between. However, all my excitement for those elements of my trip to the US were NOTHING in compared to my excitement for meeting Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. This was not something I had planned all along. In fact, I was extremely lucky to even have the chance to see the woman. But, before I tell you about that, let’s cover off a few key points.
Who Is Suzi Weiss-Fischmann?
As stated in the title, Suzi is the Executive Vice President and Artistic Director for OPI. That is her official title. Unofficially, she is “The First Lady of Nails”. Suzi is the lone solider who creates every single OPI Nail Lacquer shade. That is a HUGE task, but one she has executed perfectly for about 20 years.
In short, Suzi IS nail colour.
Suzi (I feel we are buddies now so surely first names are appropriate?) has been on my list of ‘Love To Meet One Day’ for about 10 years. Realistically, I knew it was going to be highly unlikely to happen, but my pursuit to meet my business idols never wavers. In this case, my success was thanks to one very special lady …. Continue Reading