Friday, July 29, 2011

OPI Limited Edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts

Gabby here again

Please enjoy the following press release.....

Let’s Shatter Breast Cancer!

OPI Announces New Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to Support

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

OPI launches the limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The 2011 Pink of Hearts edition will follow in the footsteps of its namesake 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Nail Lacquers in raising awareness of breast cancer for the fifth year in a row, during the months of September and October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Unlike previous shade incarnations, this year’s Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquer marks the debut of fan-favorite Shatter coat in OPI’s first pink shade.

“We are continuing to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the hopes of increasing breast cancer awareness, while inspiring and empowering women. The organization’s dedication to this cause is unwavering,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. OPI is proud to join with Susan G. Komen for the fifth consecutive year to offer Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts. By launching our first-ever Pink Shatter coat, we hope this exciting new textured hue will generate lots of awareness for this cause.”

Each bottle of Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts has a special pink-ribbon tag and pink cap wrap to call attention to breast cancer awareness. OPI will also be making its annual donation of $25,000 to Komen for the Cure. Pink Shatter coat contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and it also features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

The limited edition Pink Shatter: Pink of Hearts will be available throughout the months of September and October 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 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!

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world’s largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.9 billion invested to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

I can't wait for this color to be available. I have the pink crackle but this looks like my kind of pink. I'm a sucker for anything pink and it support a good cause, the fight against breast cancer :o)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Hey guys Gabbz here again

Today I have another color from SPARITUAL from their upcoming fall 2011 collection. The color featured today is called Instinct. This is a really pretty shimmery purple. To me it looks like a royal purple and has blue, purple and pink microshimmer.

Onto the pictures.....

Inside with flash

This is 1 coat of China Glaze Base Coat, 2 Coats of Instinct
and 1 coat of Seche Vite Top Coat

Here is Instinct in the sun

Here is a close up of Instict, you can really
see the shimmer

There are a total of 6 colors in the SPARITUAL fall 2011 collection. I happen to have 2 of the colors. Kourt has the other 4 which will be featured in a future post. The other 4 are just as pretty. So what do you think of this color? Will you be adding this to your collection? Let us know in the comments below.

***SPARITUAL sent this for a possible review, all opionons are my own. For mor info please read our disclosure policy***

Monday, July 25, 2011

SPARITUAL Running with Wolves + China Glaze Tarnished Gold Crackle

Hey guys Gabbz here,

Sorry It's been sooooo long since my last post.
It's been a crazy couple weeks.
Today I bring to you a very beautiful color from SPARITUAL. The color I will be showcasing is called Running with wolves. This color is from one of there new collections coming out fall 2011. It's a really pretty copper color. Reminds me of a penny. I can't tell you how many compliments I got. My mom already said it's going in her collection lol

Onto the pics.....

Inside with flash
I used 1 coat China Glaze Base Coat, 2 Coats Running with Wolves
and 1 coat Seche Vite Top Coat

This is such a nice color and you can honestly get away
with just applying 1 coat.

Then I just got my new China Glaze Metal Glaze polishes
and wanted to apply some over this

Here I used China Glaze Tarnished Gold Metal Crackle

The above picture is without a top coat

The below picture is with 1 coat of Seche Vite

So what do you think? This was my first time using SPARITUAL and I loved the polish. There will be more from them in the future. I really like how it looked with the crackle over it, then again I'm a big fan of the shatter/crackle trend. I did get all but the silver crackles and will feature those later as well. So have you tried any of the metal crackles? If so, what's your favorite combo?

***SPARITUAL was sent for possible review, all opinions are my own. Please read our disclosure policy for more info***

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sally Hansen Insta-Smooth Hair Removal Pods - Review

Hey everyone! Kourtney here AGAIN...

Today I have for you Sally Hansen's Insta-Smooth Hair Removal Pods. Now I hate having hair on my upper lip and shaving it seems so, I don't know, manly LOL And I hate taking bandaids off so waxing is out of the question too...So when I saw a fellow blogger whom I adore called BeautyBesties review this product I just had to try it out for myself.

So when I received the pods I immediately gave them a whirl. The application is so simple. All you do is bend each end of the pod until they are touching and the hair removal cream comes up through onto the applicator. You leave it on for about 8 minutes or less (although I prefer the 8 minutes) and then wipe it off with a wet cloth.

The first thing I noticed about this after applying it was the smell. It had a sulfur smell which I had in my nose for over an hour after I took the cream off. Thank goodness I don't have anyone kissing on me haha! Other than that these worked like a charm on me. I didn't have to use another one for over a week! I was shocked. It's easy and painless. I took a few pictures in case our lovely followers wanted to try this out, that way you know what to look for and expect.

This is what you should look for. They cost $9.99 And they come 6 in a package.

The applicator is right in the middle.

You just bend them like so...

So overall I liked this product and would definately use it again :)

**This was provided to me for my 100% honest review by Sally Hansen.**

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Revlon Just Bitten - Victorian

Hey everyone! Kourtney here :) Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!

So I am still on my True Blood high and I have for you today the Revlon Just Bitten lip stain. I'm a virgin to the lip stains of the world but I decided to give this a go because Revlon is one of my favorite brands. I went to Walmart with my Mom to pick up my medicine and I decided to check out Revlon's section. I had trouble picking a color! I finally ended up picking Victorian which is a bright mauve color. So onto pictures!!

So I like how they did the "Just Bitten" part in what I call the Twilight font lol I'm weird that way

 So this lip stain is just like a marker and feels like a marker too. Definately something I'm not used to but it makes for easy application.

What I didn't know, or didn't pay attention to the commercial, was that this is a double ended lip product. The other end is a lip balm which I applied after applying the lip stain. It kind of just locks it in.

See it's a bright mauve color and it's not too jarring when you wear it. You know how you see those pale pale people (like me) who wear the brightest color on their lips. Nope this was a great color.

Now this picture I didn't plan haha! I went to take off what I swatched on my hand with a makeup removing wipe and I kept scrubbing my hand with it and I still had color left! I thought this part was awesome! It shows you how the color lasts.

So overall I like this product and I would definately recommend it!! I plan on getting more colors too haha! Can't have just one! Have you tried this product and if so what colors?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

OPI Day of Shatter Featuring Teenage Dream

Hey all Gabbz here,

On Wed July 13th OPI had an even on Facebook called OPI Day of Shatter. It was for set to last a couple hours and you could post a picture of the look u were wearing on the event wall. Let me tell you, there were a lot of pictures posted on that wall. Some were the traditional way, a base color under a shatter polish and others were more creative. I really enjoyed looking at all of pictures.

So, naturally I had to do a look to show my love for shatter polish. The look I did wasn't my own creation. I saw this look posted months ago on OPI's fan page by a fan named Margarita Mama. I loved it so much that this will be the second time I recreate this look, but first time featured in blog.

The colors I used for this look were the polished that started it all. I blame this collection for sparking my obsession and the cause of my nail polish collection to grow lol.
The base color I used was Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry collection. This collection I believe came out in January of this year. I made sure I went to ULTA the day it was going to be sold because EVERYONE was after this collection. Any who, back to Teenage Dream, it's a really light pink polish filled with an insane amount of micro glitter and round holo glitter. I LOVE it. Every time I wear this color I catch myself staring at my nails and it puts me in a trance lol. It's amazing!!!

For the shatter I naturally used the Black Shatter polish that was released at the same time as Teenage Dream. I think there were also three other polish in collection but I only got these two and one other called The One That Got Away which a pretty sparkly redish wine color which I will feature in the future.

Ok so on to the pictures...

China Glaze Base Coat, Teenage Dream,
Black Shatter & KleanColor in Pearl Silver

Here is 1 Coat of Teenage Dream under CG Base Coat

and 2 coats of Teenage Dream
(If you want it more opaque, you can add more coats)

Inside with flash

And here is the finished look...
I applied the Shatter diagonally and applied
Pearl silver with a thin brush below the shatter
Once dried I applied 2 coats of Seche Vite Dry fast top coat
Teenage Dream is so gritty I had to use 2 coats
of top coat so that it felt smooth

Here's the look in direct sun

Teenage Dream is soooooooo pretty and oh so sparkly which is why I LOVE this polish. I kind of didn't want to apply shatter but I really do like the end result. I'm not sure if you can find these polishes in stores. I know I've seen them sold online through a couple of etailers. I might have to take a look myself and buy a backup for this polish because I never want to run out. Hope you like this look and thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Nicole by OPI Kardashian Nail Lacquers Press Release

Hey Guys....

Please enjoy the following Press Release

Nicole by OPI Announces Kardashian Partnership, Featuring 14 “Kaptivating”

Nail Lacquers

Nicole by OPI joins the Kardashian/Jenner family in announcing the launch of Kardashian Kolors, 14 new nail lacquer shades inspired by these six trendsetting women. Kris Jenner and her five daughters – Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner – are known for their head-to-toe unique style, which now includes nails!

“We are so excited to work with everyone’s favorite TV family – the Kardashians – to share a diverse collection of fashion-forward shades,” declares Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “With lacquers ranging from high-shine and sparkly hues to neutral taupe and pinkish coral, Kardashian Kolors offers the perfect accessory for every woman – from teens to moms and everyone in between.”

Kardashian Kolors includes:

It's All About the Glam

Shimmering-white glitz for the glamorous gal!

Kim-pletely in Love

Finally! The pink of her dreams has arrived.

All Kendall-ed Up
Powder your nose and get some pink on those toes!

Wear Something Spar-Kylie
Glitter-ly the prettiest pink ever!

Sealed with a Kris
Handle with care: This klassy red is top-of-the-line!

Rainbow in the S-Kylie
Girls just wanna have…glitter in every color!

Disco Dolls
Glittery gold glam gone wild!

Kendall on the Katwalk
A head-turning blue-green with a “sparkling” personality!

Listen to your Momager!
If you don’t, you’ll never see this fabulous blue again!

Follow Me on Glitter

A glittery deep gray that always has something to say!

My Empire...My Rules
This take-charge taupe is always on-trend.

Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam
A deep dark emerald worth falling for.

Hard Kourt Fashionista
This delicious deep brown is the chicest hue in town!

Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi
And this captivating coral looks “fab” on everyone!

So who's excited as me for this collection? There are so many pretty polishes. I really like and would definitely get Wear Something Spar-Kylie and Rainbow in the S-Kylie. What are you'r favs? Let us know below :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sally Hansen HD polish in Lite review

Hey everyone! Kourtney here...Hope your weekend has started off great!

So today I have for you a polish by Sally Hansen. It is a shimmery yellow called Lite. It's almost gold (according to my mom). This was a little on the watery side but nothing I couldn't deal with. I applied to coats after applying a coat of China Glaze's base coat. Two coats was just enough for a beautiful application. It wasn't streaky at all. Took about half an hour to dry though which I wasn't a fan of because I'm an impatient person haha.

Now I love anything that shines so I loved this color! It wasn't a neon bright yellow and it wasn't pale either. It was just right.

I had to add a little something something to it because I just can't handle plain polish LOL So I thought of my younger brother Stevie and how scared he is of bees (seriously he almost busted through the door like a cartoon character when one was in the house, my sister and I couldn't stop laughing). So I used L.A. colors striping polish's in gold and black for the stripes. So it's a glamourous bumblee look haha!!

I love the striping polish's by L.A. Colors. They are so easy to use and dry quickly. Definately recommend these and they are super affordable! You can get them at the Dollar Tree for of course $1! Can't beat that!!

Now I'm still practicing and learning how to use the striping polish's and doing my own designs so this may not be that spectacular to you but for me it's lovely :)

And with that I'm out! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Neon Rainbow Leopard Mani

Gabbz here,

For today's post I wanted to recreate a mani that I saw a long time ago on youtube. I really like watching videos on youtube from different people to get inspiration. It can be watching makeup videos and of course nail related videos lol.

The mani I will be recreating today is from a guru on youtube by the name sayanythingbrooke. I really like watching her videos. The tutorials she makes are pretty and easy to do. If you would like to see it done step by step you can click here to see her tutorial .

I didn't use the same colors Brooke used and you don't have to either. You can use the colors you love and can use as many colors you want too.

So lets get on to my version...

These are the polished I used to recreate the look
China Glaze Purple Panic and Pink Voltage,
Sinful Colors in Irish Green & Neon Melon,
China Glaze Base coat & Seche Vite Top Coat

To stamp the image I used this C-1 black polish
Konad Image Plate M57
and the Konad scraper and double ended stamper

Here's what it looked like before the image was stamped on
I used 2 coats of each color and I 1 coat of Seche Vite

And again, here is the finished look
Once the image was stamped I used 1 coat of Seche Vite
to seal the look

So there you have it. What do you think? What colors would you have used? Do you Konad, or maybe you use another brand of image plates? If so, what your favorite image plate? Leave your comments below :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Zoya Fall 2011 Smoke & Mirrors Press Release

Hey guys it's Gabbz...

Please enjoy the following press release from Zoya:

(Click on pic to get a better look)

fall 2011 nail color
smoke and mirrors
...beautiful illusions
Zoya Nail Polish presents 12 enticing and mysterious new colors for fall 2011.
Zoya Smoke Collection
Jana (ZP564) - smoky mauve quartz cream
Petra (ZP565) - smoky eggplant mauve cream
Codie (ZP566) - smoky brown taupe cream
Anja (ZP567) - smoky palatinate purple cream
Cynthia (ZP568) - smoky Prussian blue cream
Dree (ZP569) - smoky camouflage green cream
Zoya Mirrors Collection
Nimue (ZP570) - smoky rich thistle metallic
Marina (ZP571) - smoky steel blue metallic
Tao (ZP572) - smoky slate gray metallic
Yara (ZP573) - sparkly olive green metallic
Neeka (ZP574) - sparkly amethyst purple metallic
Jem (ZP575) - sparkly fandango pink metallic
Zoya is the new color of fashion... The new Zoya smoke & mirrors colors were designed for and inspired by top fashion designers and beauty icons.
Ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
Find Zoya smoke & mirrors as well as over 300 other high-fashion Zoya shades at As always, each and every Zoya color is made for beautiful women so we name them after beautiful women.
smoke & mirrors by Zoya - available July 15, 2011 (USA)
Sug. Retail $8.00 per 0.5 fl. oz. bottle (US)

So what do you think of the collection? As for me, the one that cought my eye was Jana. What colors will you be getting?