November 22, 2010
Cher and Christina Aguilera graced the red carpet this week at the premier of their new movie, Burlesque. Two truly talented divas, these women have come together to create a musical masterpiece. And we're pretty dang excited to see it. To get in the mood, consider trying out some of OPI's Holiday polishes, inspired and named after the movie, Burlesque. Featuring as much glamour and exuberance as the movie, each of these colors either shimmers or glitters, just in time for a season of parties, holidays and reasons to look gorgeous. Click here to check out these new colors!
October 05, 2010
So I admit it; I shared my favorite colors with you last time, but here are some shots of the over major colors. These are indoor shots as opposed to those in broad daylight, but I am intending to show how they show up under office / home lighting. They are actually quite similar (in any light!) but the subtle differences are visible when in close proximity: OPI Show Must Go On. The pinkest of the bunch, this very true dark pink is a beautiful color. Not as purple as the fuscia OPI Let Me Entertain You, this pink is spunky but classy, featuring a dark pink shimmer for interest, but an overall bold color appropriate for the business woman and party girl alike. Compare the pink above with this deep red, OPI Ali's Big Break. Even though there is a slight pink hue to this crimson shade, Ali's Big Break is a true red, beautiful with any skin tone and a truly sexy color! The truest orange we've seen from OPI in some time! OPI Take the Stage is a beautiful, bold orange shimmer, not bright orange or neon orange, nor burnt or smokey. A gorgeous warm color, more red than yellow featuring perfect gold sparkles, Take the Stage is a great color for any one and any occasion! Here's a closer comparison of these colors to help you see the subtle distinctions: Oh- and by reader demand- here are two of the other glitter polishes. These are terribly un-photogenic. Like diamonds, these chunky polishes can't quite handle a camera's flash. But this will give you an idea of the subtle color differences between them. OPI Simmer & Shimmer (blue on the left) and OPI Glow Up Already (green on the right). Again, sorry for the odd lighting, but these things are out of control sparkly- I hope you can see it!
October 03, 2010
So you've probably heard the rumor and seen the promo pics- OPI's HOliday collection is themes after the new movie Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aquilara. We have great news: WE HAVE SWATCHES! This blog is part 1 of our Burlesque debut. Check back for more updates! Here's the full collection! Six shimmering solids are bright, sexy and incredibly fun. There are no words for their glittery counterparts; they offer glam, glitz, the whole shebang! Reminiscent of OPI's Alice in Wonderland glitters from earlier this year, we are already anticipating these being the "it" colors for Holiday 2010! I need to admit it: I love dark colors, so I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this collection. I immediately loved OPI Tease-y Does It, a burgundy / brown / mocha shimmer, with a base very much like OPI's Espresso Your Style with the addition of a more burgundy-tinted shimmer: One of the boldest colors from the collection is OPI Rising Star. A super warm orange guaranteed to be a burst of sunshine on your chilly holiday, OPI Rising Star is actually quite beautiful, even on my light skin tone. If you sport a beautiful bronze tan, this will look gorgeous! Now, the non-solid polishes from this collection are seriously glittery. Like, I'm talking chunky rough pieces of glitter. The effect truly is dazzling and cutting edge- perfect for a night out, perhaps even a glittering New Year's Eve party! Because of the nature of the polish, multiple layers are DEFINITELY necessary. In fact, I achieved the best coverage when I applied the polish in chunks, and then spread it evenly before it dried. Here is OPI Sparkle-icious in 1, 2 and 3 coats:
As you can see, the sparkle-y polishes really could function well as top coats. To experiment a little bit, I applied OPI Rising Star as a gold base, and then topped the polish with OPI Extra-va-vaganza! in a single layer, to act as a glitter top coat. Here is the pretty beautiful result:
Keep checking back for more swatches and updates about the availability of this limited time polish! At Beauty of a Site, we're accepting pre-orders RIGHT NOW- claim your polish today! Click here!!