Monday, April 18, 2011

I am feeling like a FUNKY DUNKY

While I await for the new summer collections from OPI to be released (May 2011) I was in desperate need of a Spring into Summer color… Looking in my OPI Volt, yes I have a "Volt" ... I found my Funky Dunky from the Shrek Collection 2010. It’s a spring purple that one cannot live without!

Products used for my personal manicure:
·         3 Nail Lacquers: Natural Nail Base Coat, Funky Dunky NL B89, and Top Coat
·         Cuticle Pusher
·         OPI Cuticle Cutter
·         Nail Clippers
·         OPI Nail File
·         OPI Correct & Clean Up
·         OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go (Not Pictured)

One coat of Base, Two coats of Funky Dunky, Completed with a Top Coat

Finished Product::Beautiful Nails

What color should I try next...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Touring, Shatter, & Glam... Oh My!

OPI has done it again... New seasons means new collections from our lacquer queen Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Artistic Director and Executive Vice President. I bought you the info and pics on the Spring 2011 Texa's Collection (now available) as well as the Summer 2011 Pirates of the Carribean Collection (release date May 1st). Now it's time to bring you another Summer Collection, a Fall Collection, even the new Shatter Collection. Let's not forget the addition to Serena Williams Glam Slam Collection. So many lacquers, so many shades, & so many looks... What's a girl to do??

BUY THEM ALL, that's what I say...

Nice Stems!
Summer 2011
The four pinky hues are cute and playful. It's a color you can take out while you're having fun in sun.
 "Play the Peonies", "Come to Poppy", "I Lily Love You" & "Be a Dahlia Won't You?".

Touring America
Fall 2011
A collection of 12 that is filled with darks hues and inspired by Suzi's trip around America. Each trip has an adventerous story behind them, which you will hear about soon.
left to right: Uh Oh, Roll Down The W...indow, Honk If You Love OPI, A Taupe The Space Needle, French Quarter For Your Thoughts, Get In The Expresso Lane, & Road House Blues. Suzi Takes The Wheel, I Brake For Manicures, Are We There Yet?, Color To Dine For, I Eat Mainly Lobster & My Address is Hollywood

Shatter Collection
This collection speaks for itself... It was only a matter a of time before OPI released more colors. The Shatter look is one of a kind and I'm sure it'll be around for a while.
Black, White, Red, Blue, Turquoise, & Navy

Glam Slam
 Serena Williams teamed up with OPI to release two more Glam Slam Collections for the French Opening.
Spark de Triomphe with White Shatter & Rally Pretty Pink with Red Shatter


Just a sneak peek of what is coming...

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Friday, March 18, 2011

What the GREEN!

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and in my own way, I celebrated by playing in my GREEN PAINTS!! And I say that with aggression… The question is can you tell which one I use??

Personal favorite of my co-worker named JADE! LOL

When you line the bottles up, they look the same. Don’t Mess With OPI is from the Texas’s collections, you’ll need to apply three coats to get a bright because it’s a sorbet lacquer. The Jade is the New Black is from the Hong Kong Collection, and it’s a solid green that only needs two coats. In the spirits of St. Patty Day OPI  posted a picture of their suggested top green colors…

Gargantuan Green Grape, Green-wich Village, Don't Mess With Texas, Jade Is The New Black, & Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow

I hate to admit I am missing one of them in my collection, so I guess it’s time to go and run to Ulta for Gargantuan Green Grape

Who The Shrek Are You
Shrek Collection 2010

Green-wich Village
Brights 2010
One of my first bottles of OPI

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Eye Die for OPI

I just want to say I am excited OPI responded to my tweet!

My day, week, month & year has been made! 


OPI Manicure

I blogged about the Yves St Laurent Manicure a little while ago on IAMSUPERGORGE which inspired me to do the OPI Manicure. I suggest 30-45 minutes for the best result, and it's really simple and easy.

Materials needed:
  1. Two OPI Colors
  2. Manicure Strips or Scotch Tape
  3. Base & Top Coat
  4. OPI Correct & Clean up pen(Optional)
Begin by using a base coat. Only use ONE coat because it will help remove your polish in the end. Desired colors:

San Tan-Tonio
Do You Think I'm Tex-y

Step 1
*Please excuse the ashy cuticles

Step 2
Apply your second color
Please be sure to allow enough time for your first coat to dry before applying the strips or tape
Step 3 
Apply Top Coat to finish the look
Remove the strip or tape soon as you finish one hand. Then follow up with ONE coat of top coat.

Cleaned my look using the OPI Correct & Clean up pen
You can use a Q-tip (dipped in polish remover) or a nail brush to clean your edges

Other colors used:

Tip: The Color to Watch
Base: Austin-Tatious Turquoise

Please let me know if you have any questions, leave a comment or find me on Twitter @miss_pugh


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Femme De Cirque

OPI has done it again... Excited to announce there is a new collection coming in April. The collection includes soft shades such as pink and pearl. The collection is called Femme De Cirque. This will keep up busy for the remaining Winter season, and prepared for the Spring.

Available in the Spring

Available in May

New Silver Shatter


Texas Collection

Katy Perry Collection

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Pirates are coming... The Pirates are coming!

I just found some pictures of the new OPI Summer collection (via @MBeautyLounge).  Pirates of the Caribbean Brights 2011 Collection. The movie will be in theaters May 20th. This collection is filled with shimmery pastel colors. Keep in mind the pictures can be deceiving... So the colors may not mimic the actual color of the lacquer when you use it.

OPI decided to release Shatter in a different color, Silver. Sure to be another top seller. The collection itself should hit your local beauty stores before the release of the movie. If you look at the patterns of the other OPI collections that are based off of a movie, then you know it will be available for purchase prior to the movie release date. Keep an eye out sometime around April/May. Until then make sure you check out the Spring Collection, Texas Collection by OPI. Now available in your local beauty stores and approved online vendors.

Mermaid Tears

Planks Alot 

Sparrow Me the Drama

Steady As She Rose

Stranger Tides

Skulls & Glossbones

Silver Shatter

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.