OPI Hidden Prism

Move into the light and experience the rainbow prismatic magic of OPI’s Hidden Prism Collection for Summer 2020. Paint a pastel rainbow with 12 new colors in different formulas that will leave nails radiating in the sunlight with glitter finishes, and glowing in the moonlight with shiny iridescence. In this collection, electric hues get a sun-washed finish.

Vibrant pastels in pink and purple add a dreamy gleam to fingers and toes. Poolside shades of blue and green evoke nostalgia for long summer days, and subdued, shimmery oranges and corals give a nod to hot days and warm nights.

«These 12 shades offer a modern evolution of the classic primary rainbow,» remarks OPI Co-Founder and Brand Ambassador, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. «Unique iridescent glitters and shimmer pigments give added depth and dimension to a kaleidoscope of color

Six of the Hidden Prism Collection shades will be available in GelColor and Nail Lacquer (CHF 19.90) formulas, including:

Ray-diance
Prism play of hypnotic light create a glittery yellow worth flaunting.
Magic Hour
Time to unwind and enjoy this sun setting orange..
She’s a Prismaniac
Crazy over prisms and ready for a glitter manicure? THINK PINK!
Rainbows A Go Go
Pause for the perfect pick-me-up purple for anyone on the go-go!
Pigment of My Imagination
Blue Hue? Is that really you?
Gleam On!
Try this glistening green –it’s pure magic!

The collection’s other six hues will be exclusively available in Infinite Shine (CHF 24.90) formula, including:

Coral Chroma
Fling your nails into chromatic charisma with this shimmering orange.
Optical Illus-sun
Solar rays lock in warm shimmer for the perfect ‘hot’ manicure.
Your Lime to Shine
Droplets of juicy citrus create the ultimate quench for summer nails.
Prismatic Fanatic
A new cool hue designed to make summer shimmer.
Feeling Optiprismic
Violets give this prismatic purple some priority.
Rainbows in Your Fuchsia
Pink goes bold to remind us that we are all unique.

GelColor provides a salon-perfect finish with up to three-week wear, while Infinite Shine offers a high-shine finish and traditional lacquer application. Nail Lacquer features a highly-pigmented, rich formula for even application without streaking. In stores Mid June 2020.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © OPI and © Sandra Bauknecht

Neo-Pearl Collection by OPI

Something for all nail aficionados to look forward to! Illuminate fingers and toes with the new Neo-Pearl Collection by OPI which will hit the shelves end of April 2020 when hopefully all stores will be open again. Modern iridescent hues for Spring 2020, this collection includes 12 shades in pinks, purples, blues and nudes. Neo-Pearl brings together natural translucence
and luminosity for a soft and modern update to the metallic nail trend.

From accessories to textiles, pearls are making a reappearance on runways and red carpets in
unexpected, non-traditional ways. The pearl’s influence is seen in each shade. Its whimsical and
feminine qualities combine with bold chrome undertones for elegantly radiant hues. Soothing elements from land and sea lend hints of icy blues and greens to iridescent shades. Classic nudes are infused with notes of blush, rose and lilac for a sophisticated twist on these wearable favorites.

Six of the Neo-Pearl Collection shades will be available in GelColor and Nail Lacquer formulas,
including:
Shellabrate Good Times!
Celebrate your inner luminosity with a classic ivory shade that’ll make you glisten.
Pretty in Pearl
Feeling pearly pretty? Elevate the classic nude with hints of copper and orange.
Shellmates Forever!
OPI introduces a pink that is one shell-of-a-color!
Just a Hint of Pearl-ple
Vintage violet is a smart choice to stir an abundance of oohs and aahs.
Did You See Those Mussels?
Get ready to flex – this pearly blue brilliance will buff up your nails.
Two Pearls in a Pod
Make everyone green with envy. OPI’s green sheen will glisten and shine.

The collection’s other six hues will be exclusively available in Infinite Shine formula, including:
You’re Full of Abalone
Experience an ivory pearlescent glow of soft and luminous beauty.
I’m a Natural
Dare to go bare with a flawless pearlescent nude that’s tan-talizing.
Glisten Carefully!
This lilac pearlescent screams wisdom, nobility and passion – glisten and glow!
Love or Lust-er?
Deep, shadowy purple and pearlescent shine add drama to your next mani/pedi.
Two Baroque Pearls
Try some affordable luxury – a pearlescent blue shade that will make you feel rich.
Olive for Pearls!
This soft, opulent, olive-y goodness will turn heads like never before.

As I am in the lilac mood, my favorite shade of the collection is: Glisten Carefully!

GelColor provides a salon-perfect finish with up to three-week wear, while Infinite Shine offers a highshine finish and traditional lacquer application. Nail Lacquer features a highly-pigmented, rich formula for even application without streaking.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI and © Sandra Bauknecht

OPI Mexico City Collection

Experience the eclectic colors of the world’s most thriving art scene – Mexico City – with OPI’s Spring 2020 Collection. The 12 new nail polish shades draw inspiration from by the city’s vibrant art and fashion scenes, jet-set appeal with trendy locales and award-winning cuisine, and exploration of individual self-expression. See what Mexico City has for your spring look and try on some hot and spicy style with the latest collection from OPI.

The collection will be available from Mid February 2020 in Nail Lacquer (CHF 19.90), Infinite Shine (CHF 24.90) and in GelColor at your manicurist. For more information where to find OPI in Switzerland, click here please.

Top: Telenovela Me About It – Hue Is The Artist? – Mariachi Makes My Day and Mi Casa Es Blue Casa  
MiddleMy Chihuahua Doesn’t Bite Anymore – Viva Opi! – Coral-ing Your Spirit Animal and Mural Mural On The Wall
BelowMexico City Move-Mint – Verde Nice To Meet You – Dont Tell A Sol and  Suzi’s Slinging Mezcal 

Pro tips on longer lasting manicure
•Push cuticles and clean nail beds with alcohol before base coat application
•Always apply some nail polish at the edge of your nails to prevent chipping on tip of your nails

1. Apply OPI Base Coat
Apply OPI Natural Nail Base Coat to the nail surface, increase lacquer adhesion and prevent discoloration.

2. Apply OPI Color
Apply two coats of Nail Lacquer color of choice (I love «Suzi’s Slinging Mezcal» from the Mexico City Collection!), first stroking down the middle of nail and then on each side for complete coverage.

3. Apply OPI Top Coat
Shake OPI Top Coat thoroughly, then apply one coat to each nail to provide a beautiful shiny finish & extended life to your manicure.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © OPI and © Sandra Bauknecht

OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection

Tokyo is one of the top trendsetting cities in the world, so it should come as no surprise that OPI has selected the vibrant metropolis as its inspiration for the OPI Tokyo Spring 2019 Collection.

Inspired by the city’s balance of rich tradition and nature with fashion-forward style and ultra-modern cityscapes, this palette features a variety of colors that evoke the energy and creativity of Tokyo. The collection features 12 new shades in classic Nail Lacquer, Long-Wear Infinite Shine and GelColor formulas. With a nod to Tokyo’s status as a trendsetter, the collection includes a new take on millennial pink with dusty rose shades featuring tones of lavender and lilac (Rice Rice Baby, Another Ramen-tic Evening, Arigato from Tokyo, Hurry-juku Get this Color!).

Rich hues inspired by nature from matcha green tea to blooming gardens (How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?, I’m On a Sushi Roll, Suzi-san Climbs Fuji-san, Tempura-ture is Rising!) and vibrant purple and blue hues with metallic shimmer that capture the city’s electric energy and nightlife (All Your Dreams in Vending Machines, Samurai Breaks a Nail, Kanpai OPI!, Chopstix and Stones) round out the collection.

«Tokyo is known for being on the forefront of nail trends – a perfect fit for OPI, where we don’t follow the trends but set them,» declares OPI co-founder and brand ambassador, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. «In this collection, we are revisiting the 80s and 90s, with pop colors that we’ve given a modern twist, taking inspiration from the famous Harajuku neighborhood. Tokyo brings so much life to this collection, from its eclectic fashion, vibrant nightlife and world-renowned cuisine to the rich traditions including matcha tea ceremonies and zen gardens

The collection will hit the shelves in Switzerland on February 14, 2019 and will be available for approximately 6 months.
Nail Lacquer – CHF 19.90 (15ml)
Long-Wear Infinite Shine – CHF 24.90 (15ml)

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

Essie and the City

ESSIE‘s Fall 2018 six shade nail polish collection will have your fall for NYC. If these city slicking nail polishes can make it here, you can take them anywhere.

From left to right: It Takes a West Village – Stop, Drop & Shop – Booties on Broadway – Fall for NYC – Say It Ain’t Soho – Empire Shade of Mind

Available now for CHF 14.90 (13,5ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of ESSIE

O∙P∙I Grease

Get ready for some Summer lovin’ with OPI‘s new GREASE collection  introducing 12 limited edition shades in Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine and GelColor, plus three new special effect nail lacquers. To celebrate the iconic film’s 40th anniversary, it’s time to grab these bright colors and be ready to spark romantic nights ahead.

Top left to right: Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milkshakes / Meet a Boy Cute As Can Be / Summer Lovin’ Having a Blast! / Was It all Just a Dream / Teal Me More Teal Me More / Chills Are Multiplying

Bottom left to right: Frenchie Like To Kiss / Pink Ladies Rule the School / Hopelessly Devoted to OPI / You’re the Shade That I want / Tell Me About It Stud / Danny & Sandy 4Ever!

Available as Infinite Shine (gel-like shine for your home) for CHF 24.90, Nail Lacquer for CHF 19.90 and GelColor (pro only).

Here are my personal favorite shades:

Grease is the Word
To celebrate the iconic film’s 40th anniversary, I am on hand to ensure you’re saying #TellMeAboutItStud.


Leader of the Pack
#PinkLadiesRulesTheSchool, so get ready to be top of the class in pastel shades.

The Nail That I Want
Our #ChillsAreMultiplying for this T-Bird approved icy blue.

You Better Shape Up
I am having a serious Sandy moment. #Danny&Sandy4Ever.

New: Leather Effects
Say hello to 3 additional limited edition shades with a three-dimensional effect and leather-like texture. Unfortunately not available in Switzerland.

New leather effect shades from left to right: Rydell Forever / Electryfyin’ Pink / Grease Is The Word.
Available for $10.50 each. More information here.

Grease Mini Set (Nail Lacquer) 4 Nail Polishes à 3.75ml each
CHF 24.90

Grease Mini Set (Infinite Shine) Primer, 2 Colours and Gloss Infinite Shine à 3.75ml each
CHF 34.90

In stores now for approximately three months.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI #OPIxGrease
Collages: © Sandra Bauknecht

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by OPI

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I believe in manicures.”

The words famously uttered by film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn could not ring truer at OPI. That’s why the number one salon brand worldwide is unveiling Breakfast at Tiffany’s – a holiday collection that captures the elegance and effervescence of Audrey as Holly Golightly in the American cinema classic.

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The new limited edition Breakfast at Tiffany’s shades take their inspiration from Audrey’s classic beauty and sense of playfulness. Timeless reds and burgundies share the marquee with sophisticated, chic glitter shades. The collection also evokes the film’s most memorable fashions, including Holly’s sexy pink party frock, statement-­making little black dress, and elegant five-­strand pearl necklace. And the collection wouldn’t be complete without a signature shade aptly named I Believe in Manicures.

All Breakfast at Tiffany’s nail lacquer shades are also available in GelColor, for a salon-­perfect finish with two-­week wear. I Believe in Manicures – along with five additional shades in timeless hues of pearl, wine, burgundy, coral and dark purple -­ will also be available in OPI’s Infinite Shine No Light Gel Lacquer formula, part of a three-­step gel lacquer system that offers long wear, shine and ease of removal.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s shades offered in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:

I Believe in Manicures
And I believe in this precious, light blue.
(Available in all three formulas: GelColor, Infinite Shine, and nail lacquer.)

Champagne for Breakfast
Wake up to this bubbly, sparkling silver.

Black Dress Not Optional
This elegant Little Black Dress black is a must-have.

Apartment for Two
Make room for this cozy, romantic raspberry.

Rich & Brazilian
Get a Brazilian, compliments when you show off this rich burgundy.

Meet my “Decorator”
A hot little red for rendezvous and other “meetings.”

Got the Mean Reds
Everything will be all right…just put on some red!

Fire Escape Rendezvous
Make a date with this matte, glittery ruby.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
A matte pearl for early morning window shopping.

Sunrise…Bedtime
A glittery dawn pink for night owls and party girls.

Can’t Read without my Lipstick
This creamy, elegant maroon is one for the books.

Five-and-Ten
Indulge in a little retail therapy with this shimmery champagne.

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Girls Love Pearls
Just like this lustrous silver, they add a touch of class to everything.

I’ll Have a Manhattan
This sleek dark purple mixes perfectly with classic cocktails.

Can’t Tame a Wild Thing
This daring red is too free to let anyone pin it down.

Ring the Buzzer Again
Anyone who wears a scarlet this rich is too fabulous to carry a key.

Party at Holly’s
Come by at 6, this burnished mahogany is the perfect access to a wild night.

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The collection includes a dazzling array of holiday gift items. My favorite? The luxurious “Mini Mani Month” – a set of 25 OPI Mini Nail Lacquers that makes the perfect surprise for all beauty lovers.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by OPI is available now.
Nail Polish 15 ml : CHF 19.90 • Infinite Shine 15 ml : CHF 24.90.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI. Breakfast at Tiffany’s ©2016 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved. Audrey Hepburn™ & logo image™-­‐trademark, copyright ©2012 and likeness property of Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Luca Dotti -­‐ All rights reserved.

OPI New Orleans 2016 Collection

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Hello fellow nail polish lovers! Here is OPI‘s newest collection – a tribute to New Orleans. Beautiful hues that work perfect for summer. Featuring 12 new nail lacquers in light pastel shades but also a couple of brights, the new OPI New Orleans 2016 Collection will easily satisfy any preferences. I have my eyes on the purplish shades featured in the ad campaign but I’m also not turning away from that gorgeous metallic pewter. I invite you to discover them all below.

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There are 12 shades in the OPI New Orleans 2016 Collection (available as nail polishes as well as gelcolor shades) from left to right:

Let Me Bayou a Drink – This refreshing blush is my treat.
Humidi-Tea – Beat the heat in this nude shimmer.
Show Us Your Tips! – Let’s see how this periwinkle shimmer looks on you.
Rich Girls & Po-Boys – Make a date with this china blue crème.
I’m Sooo Swamped! – This verdant, creamy green is drenched in style.
Take a Right on Bourbon – An intoxicatingly warm, metallic pewter.
Crawfishin’ for a Compliment! – This light, creamy orange is perfect on me, isn’t it?
Got Myself into a Jam-balaya – A yummy mélange of spice and creamy peach.

She’s a Bad Muffuletta! – Don’t mess with this hot red crème.
Spare Me a French Quarter? – Say oui-oui to this mellowed raspberry crème.
I Manicure for Beads – Throw me nothing but this luscious purple crème.
Suzi Nails New Orleans – This light, bright pink hits the spot for chic.

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In stores now until end of August 2016. Each bottle CHF 19.90 (15ml).

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

Say Hello to Cute!

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She’s a global symbol of friendship and fun. She made cuteness a culture in Japan and a fashion imperative everywhere. Hello Kitty® is a pop icon with fans ranging from four to forever, and she is OPI’s newest muse.

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The collaboration celebrates all things happy, cute, colorful and sweet with 12 limited-edition nail lacquers and matching GelColor shades. One thing is for sure, Hello Kitty enthusiasts will face a candy store dilemma – which to choose from among sweet and glittering pinks, bright reds, shimmering white shades, and more, for a limited time only.

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The collection «Hello Kitty by OPI» will be available from January 6, 2016 for at least three months. One bottle is CHF 19.90.

Gosh, I love Hello Kitty!

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of OPI

Amazing Lipsticks by Christian Louboutin

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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN BEAUTÉicon launched with a glossy, long-lasting nail polish in the very same shade of red as the soles of the designer’s glamorous shoes. The collection has now expanded to include the most luxurious range of lipsticks in satin, matte and sheer finishes. What’s more, each beautifully packaged color can be worn as a pendant.

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PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE NEW CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LIPSTICKS ONLINE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin Beauté
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