Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year!

I want to wish those of you who celebrate this holiday, a happy and wonderful new year! Although I don't partake in celebrating the Chinese New Year, I'm always fascinated by the beautiful traditions surrounding it and the meaning behind each year's animal sign. I wanted to create a bright and festive manicure to welcome the year of the Horse!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Press Release: OPI Brazil Collection For Spring/Summer 2014

Carnaval of Color!

OPI Launches Brazil Collection For Spring/Summer 2014

Brazil by OPI brings the colors of tropical rainforests and warm sandy beaches to nails and toes for Spring/Summer 2014. This new collection features a palette ranging from bright hues of red, pink, coral, orange and yellow to earthy tones of taupe, sienna, mocha and jungle green. In addition to 12 nail lacquers, the Brazil launch includes a set of four limited edition Beach Sandies Liquid Sand™ mini neon nail lacquers in bold purple, pink, turquoise and yellow shades with a textured, matte finish.

“With sun-soaked shores, tropical fruits, and lush flora/fauna, Brazil is such an inspiring locale,” exclaims Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “I wanted women around the world to embrace the energy and playfulness for which Brazilian women are known. Through the Brazil collection, with shades drenched in color and charged with shine, women can express themselves, showing off their sexy, mysterious, fun and exciting natures.

“On spring runways, models were seen wearing lots of black and white, with bold accents of orange and yellow and muted elements of taupe and clay,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “Brazil by OPI provides vivid hues to add a pop of color to a neutral-toned wardrobe, as well as earthy tones that easily transition from day to night.”

Winter Hummingbird...

Hi Everyone! Today I have another manicure to share with you which has been patiently waiting for it's time in the spotlight since last month. I was tempted to wait even longer and post this in the Spring when a floral manicure would be more appropriate, but considering that I wore this for almost a week in December, it seems that I'm not too concerned with seasonal appropriateness. Hope you don't mind seeing seeing this flowery mani here today. Maybe you're already dreaming of Spring and warmer weather?...

Monday, January 27, 2014

Black Roses Featuring OPI Make Him Mine and MoYou Stamping

Hi Everyone! Today I've got a manicure to show you that I actually wore at the beginning of Dec, but have not gotten a chance to post about you until now. It has been sitting in a folder with lots and lot of other photos that are waiting for their time in the spotlight. Maybe if we can all just vote to extend the days a little bit? An extra hour or two a day would really help! Is that too much to ask for? OK, getting side tracked here, let's get back to the manicure...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

El Corazon Floral Featuring Messy Mansion Stamping...

Today I've got a floral manicure to share with you. It was inspired by the beautiful Messy Mansion floral pattern which I think looks beautiful and very royal all dressed up in purple and gold...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Drops of Chocolate with Messy Mansion...

Hi Everyone! Today I would like to show you a manicure that I created using one of the Nicole by OPI shades from the collaboration with Dove Chocolate. I paired it with a stamping pattern that reminds me of drops or splashes. While I would normally think to do this in bluish tones resembling water, for some reason drops of chocolate sounded rather delicious...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dove Chocolate and Nicole by OPI - Discover Your Dark Side...

I hope you have all entered the Nicole by OPI and Dove Chocolate Sweepstakes already, but if not than go do it now! What are you waiting for? Along with yummy Dove Chocolate, you can win two lacquers inspired by it. Today I would like to show you swatches of the beauties that are up for grabs in the sweepstakes. These were sent to me for review along with delicious Dove Chocolate. I'm not even going to tell you how many I already ate, but resisting them has been futile. Surrounded by chocolate, I swear for a moment I imagined these were chocolate scented...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Guest Post on GioNails

Hi Everyone! Today my nails are making a guest appearance over on GioNails for her fun new blog feature. Giovanna is a fellow stamping and nail art lover who I recently started following on IG and instantly fell in love with her manicures. I'm so honored that she asked me to be a part of her new guest post feature and she has named me a VIPA (Very Important Polish Addict). As a side note, I'm wondering if I can get that on a plaque. Heheh!

For all the details on this manicure head over to GioNails...

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

** Polishes were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
** For more information please see the disclosure policy **

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lacy Damask...

Hi everyone! Today I want to show you a lovely damask manicure that I created last weekend. I've got a bit of a weak spot for the damask pattern itself and this delicate lacy one seemed to be a perfect fit for a nude base...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Shimmer Alessandra with Floral Decals...

I had a lot of fun playing with the Zoya Naturel collection and as I mentioned yesterday, they create such wonderful bases for nail art. Today I would like to show you how I paired one of the Zoya beauties with the sparkly glitter bomb Shimmer Alessandra for a quick and easy manicure...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Zoya Naturel Collection

Hi Everyone! Today I would like to show you the Zoya Naturel collection! As the name suggests, the collection features some beautiful natural shades. Sometimes in a world filled with bright colors and glitter, it is so refreshing to see such wonderful soft creamy shades. I found these to be great on their own and also perfect bases for nail art, which I will show you in the coming weeks. For now let's take a look at these beauties...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Press Release: Nicole by OPI New Nail Lacquers for 2014

New Year, New Color!

Nicole by OPI Launches New Nail Lacquers for 2014

Nicole by OPI announces 15 new nail lacquers for 2014, featuring a range of shades from dark blue and cool mint to bright sorbet hues, as well as metallic shimmers and creamy nudes. These highly-pigmented lacquers offer nail fans a unique, varied color palette ideal for coordinating with the latest fashion trends.

“Maintaining manicures is an important goal to have on the New Year’s resolution list! Perfectly painted nails are one of the best accessories any fashionista can have,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “It’s easy to add this finishing touch to any look with so many stylish shimmers and vivid tones. With a wide array of options, wearers can truly express their personality through these shades, whether they change up hues often or mix and match to create fun nail designs.”

Friday, January 10, 2014

Golden Snowflakes...

I've got another snowflake manicure to show you today because that is just about all that I want to do at the moment. I have been wearing OPI Ski Slope Sweetie solo for the past few days because I'm seriously in love with it. It is so beautiful and sparkly on it's own, but I finally decided to add some subtle nail art yesterday so I could enjoy wearing it for another day...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dark Chevrons with Shimmer Airriann...

I think I might officially be the worlds worst blogger. I was going through some of my polishes and discovered three Shimmer beauties that I have not shown you yet. It was a fun treat for me to find them, but I feel awful since they were sent to me for review a long, long time ago. I have no idea how that happened since my to swatch boxes are in perfect some order. I promptly put on Shimmer Airriann and got distracted from feeling bad by my sparkly nails. Now I hang my head in shame for my blunder as I show you this pretty chevron manicure...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 - Part 2

Hi Everyone! Today I would like to show you the remainder of the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday collection. You can see my swatches of the 1st half here and the liquid sand shades here. As a whole, this collection is really beautiful and gives us some gorgeous shades in a variety of finishes. Take a look at the swatches and let me know which are your favorites...

Monday, January 6, 2014

Press Release: Zoya Awaken - Spring 2014

New Nail Polish Collection for Spring 2014: Zoya Awaken

OPI Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 - Part 1

I showed you nail art with some of these OPI shades during the Holidays, but today I would like to finally share with you my swatches of the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday collection. Although the Holidays are over, these gorgeous shades are perfect any time of the year...

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Snowflakes, Snowflakes, Snowflakes...

Hi Everyone! I'm starting out the year with my nails back to shorties and loving the length. For my first manicure I decided to stick with the winter theme and enjoy another snowflake manicure while I can still get away with it. Can a girl ever have too many snowflakes manicures? Just like the real thing, no two are the same...

Friday, January 3, 2014

Press Release: Dove Chocolate and Nicole by OPI Sweepstakes


25,000 winners to receive DOVE® Dark Chocolate-inspired nail lacquer kit

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Jan. 3, 2014) – DOVE® Dark Chocolate and NICOLE by OPI® celebrate the New Year with the launch of the “Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes.” The Facebook-based promotion will randomly award 25,000 entrants with two exclusive NICOLE by OPI® nail lacquer shades inspired by DOVE® Dark Chocolate: “Better After Dark” and “Promises in the Dark.”

As the #1 solid dark chocolate on the market, the unique, silky-smooth taste of DOVE® Dark Chocolate lives up to people’s expectations of what chocolate should taste like. Available in four varieties, including new DOVE® Silky Smooth Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate, DOVE® uses carefully selected cocoa beans to deliver its signature taste and a special process that delivers the unique, silky-smooth texture.

Barielle January Sweepstakes

Barielle is excited to hold another Sweepstakes in January.

The January Sweepstakes will start on January 8th and will end on January 22nd.

There will be 10 prizes given out and two Grand Prizes of Coach Wristlets, RSP of $100.00 each.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Press Release: Gwen Stefani by OPI

OPI Partners with Music and Fashion Icon

Gwen Stefani to Launch Limited Edition Nail Lacquers, Featuring Breakthrough Finishes

OPI joins celebrity partner Gwen Stefani in announcing seven new limited edition nail lacquers for 2014, featuring standout color in breakthrough finishes. Highlights from the collection include a bold red lacquer that pays homage to Gwen’s signature lipstick, a new semi-matte satin finish in shades of gold and black, and a mirrored chrome paired with a special base coat.

Inspired by the 2013 Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala that featured the theme “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” OPI Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann decided to create a collection of lacquer celebrating the role of music as a major influence in fashion. “With her expertise as a singer, songwriter and designer, who better to collaborate with than Gwen Stefani?” asks Weiss-Fischmann. “Known for her trademark red lips, bold eye makeup and nail art, Gwen uses beauty to accessorize her style.”

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