OPI’s Oz – The Great and Powerful Collection

OPI_OZ_magic_NailsDisney‘s Oz The Great and Powerful, has hit the cinemas worldwide. The American fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi, stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, Mila Kunis as Theodora, Rachel Weisz as Evanora, and Michelle Williams as Glinda. The film is based on L. Frank Baum‘s Oz novels, and also homages the 1939 MGM film, .

To celebrate the theatrical release, OPI is launching a beautiful collection featuring 6 limited edition and 1 Liquid Sand™ shades. Below are the names and descriptions for each:


What Wizardry Is This?
This new Liquid Sand™ lacquer is a mix of soft crème and warm, subtle glitter shades.


When Monkey’s Fly!
I’m simply bananas for this gold confetti.

Lights of Emerald City
White confetti adds city girl flair and style to nails.

Which is Witch?
Is this silver glitter with irridescent sparkle or the other way around?

I Theodora You
This adorable, sheer pink is bewitching on you.

Glints of Glinda
Only a good witch could turn beige from meek to chic.

Don’t Burst My Bubble
Don’t wake me…I’m dreaming about puffy clouds of white.

As with all OPI nail lacquers, those shades contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition promotion is in stores now (for CHF 23.90 in Switzerland) and will surely fly off the shelves, so better hurry!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

OPI S/S 2013: Euro Centrale


Ladies, spring is coming and OPI‘s newest S/S 2013 collection, Euro Centrale, has been uncapped for you!


Celebrating a region where history meets modern design, the collection’s twelve new nail polishes match perfectly  the new season’s trends. Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania make up an exciting new fashion hotspot,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “When visiting these countries, you’ll view Gothic churches alongside vibrant graffiti murals, blending two very different aesthetics.”

Euro Centrale by OPI includes the following shades:


Polka.com Blue and violet are dancing partners in this glittery combo.
OPI…Eurso Euro This deep blue cream is very continental.
Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN! Thank goodness there are zero calories in this warm and yummy pink!
You’re Such a BudaPest If I let you borrow this periwinkle-purple, will you go away?
Can’t Find My Czechbook I hope you take credit, because I must have this aqua!
My Paprika is Hotter than Yours! Get the extinguisher…this fiery red is sizzling!
Hands Off My Kielbasa! Get your own…this bronzy tan is all mine!
OY–Another Polish Joke! So this shimmery-gold walks into a bar…
A Woman’s Prague-ative I’m changing this shimmery copper for…never mind!
Vant to Bite My Neck? You know you want to…wear this deep eggplant.
I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw Be seen in this deep midnight blue.
My Vampire is Buff Creamy, pale and nude…just how I like my vampires.

Eurocentrale Display

My favourite combination that you can see in the collage above is OPI…Eurso Euro with a layer of Polka.com. The beautiful collection will be in stores in Switzerland starting March 1st, 2103 for CHF 23.90 each.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI and © Sandra Bauknecht

Personal Tip: Butter London

Butter London

Butter London is a favorite among nail polish lovers around the globe. The high-quality texture is long-lasting, and first and foremost non-toxic (free of formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, and parabens). But mostly, the brand is standing out because of its huge range of offbeat hues.

Please let me introduce you the beautiful jewel-toned F/W 2011 collection (each $14):

W 2011

From left to right:

Bluey – A slightly metallic dark peacock blue, perfect for fashionable birds.

Toff – A darker, dustier, brownish variation on a rose pink. Stop to smell them. The roses, not the toffs.

Knees Up – A smashing metallic red perfect for getting smashed in.

Wallis – A tarnished, metallic olive gold, as mysterious and regal as its namesake.

No More Waity, Katie – A soft, elegant greige shade with a splash of lilac glitter is the perfect marriage to combine fashion and fun.


No More Waity, Katie had been especially created for the Royal Wedding last April and was supposed to be limited edition. Due its huge success, the beautiful hue will stay and be part of the F/W 2011 collection.

Below you can see two of my favourite shades. For store locations, please click here (Unfortunately, Butter London is not yet available in Switzerland).

LoL, Sandra

IMG_4070Victorianaa greyish green with silver sparkles, suede effect

IMG_5161Henley Regattaa glittering emerald green with blue elements

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht