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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OPI Venice Collection

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OPI introduces its new F/W 2015 nail polish collection that is taking inspiration from one of the oldest cities in Europe: Venice. 15 new shades (available also as GelColors) that celebrate the beauty of this magic place with the Adriatic Sea surrounding it.

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All those shades will be available for at least 6 months.

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The three limited edition hues will only be for sale for around 3 months. So hurry up to conquer your favorites when the collection will hit the shelves. In Switzerland from August 15, 2015 for CHF 19.90 each nail polish.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

Hawaii Collection by OPI

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Hawaii Collection by OPI brings the fresh, bright colors of its namesake islands to nails and toes this summer. This new collection features a palette ranging from muted tones of mint, peach, pink and nude to bolder hues of coral, green, purple and gold to deep tones of mauve, violet, brick red and shimmery blue.

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When I spotted the press release, I reminded myself that I still had this draft about a tour around Maui from 2012 that I haven’t published yet. Who has ever been there knows about its magic. The beautiful beaches, surfing, the weather, the islands’ lush greenery, colorful flowers, and yummy fish, the landscape that ranges from Scottish Highlands to a tropical rainforest, all together inspired those 12 fresh new nail shades.

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Printed, flowing fabrics dominated spring runways, with patterns and graphics in both bold and muted hues. Warm, ethereal neutrals in shades of rose, peach and mint added a soft, feminine note,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “That’s Hula-rious!, a pastel mint green from the Hawaii Collection, was seen at Charlotte Ronson’s S/S 2015 NYFW show; this shade was used to create a cutout half moon manicure that complemented the designer’s youthful presentation.

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Hawaii Collection by OPI includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:

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That’s Hula-rious!
This pastel mint green makes me dance with joy!

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My Gecko Does Tricks
Being bright and pearly green is just one of its talents.

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Do You Take Lei Away?
On second thought, I can’t wait – I need this creamy nude now!

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Is Mai Tai Crooked?
Get it straight – this fruity orange crème is fabulous!

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Go with the Lava
Flow You can feel the heat shimmering off this golden red.

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Aloha from OPI
Let’s give a warm island hello to this bright creamy coral!

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Suzi Shops & Island Hops
A light and happy pink that’s the perfect traveling companion.

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Just Lanai-ing
Around This dark, creamy mauve says “hang loose!” in style.

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Hello Hawaii Ya?
In this gorgeous, dusky purple, I’m doing just fine.

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This Color’s Making Waves
This shimmery, lagoon blue has got heads turning.

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Lost My Bikini In Molokini
With this reef-inspired purple, what’s one bikini more or less?

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Pineapples Have Peelings Too!
The heart of the matter lies in this gold shimmer with colorful sparkle.

Hawaii nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. The new shades will be available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas from 15th February, 2015.

If you are interested in some previous posts from Maui, click on the highlighted links below:

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Maui 1 - Sandra BauknechtOn Top of the Volcano Maui Sunset Dinner

Maui 2 - Sandra BauknechtLast Night in MauiFour Seasons Maui at Wailea

LoL, Sandra

Stills: Courtesy of OPI, Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Gwen Stefani for OPI Holiday 2014

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It might sounds crazy as it is the second day of October, but the new holiday collections are starting to arrive at my doorstep, so I can’t help sharing with you the first releases. Let me get started with the fabulous OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday 2014 nail lacquers.

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If you were into the previous release of OPI Spring 2014 Gwen Stefani Collection, then you will surely adore the new one which includes 18 nail polishes (CHF23.90 each) and the “Don’t SpeakPure 18K Gold Top Coat (CHF 49.90).

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Here are the swatches, I personally adore the glitter shades that can be mixed and matched with the other colors for the right Christmas sparkle.

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The collection will hit the stores in Switzerland in the end of October 2014.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI

Exclusive Dior Nail Polishes for the ZFF

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Yes, I still can get very excited about press announcements and this one really made my heart leap with joy as I am a huge nail polish aficionado.

This month, the 10th Zurich Film Festival will take place and Dior is launching two limited edition nail lacquers to celebrate this occasion. The two shades 228 Reflects (golden sparkles that also look beautiful over any other nail color) and 808 Night Shock (a metallic shiny black) will be available from September 10, 2014 at Globus Zürich, Globus Glatt and at the ZFF Festival Center at Sechseläutenplatz for CHF 37.00 each.

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My international readers might recognize the nail polishes as they were part of Dior’s first pre-fall collection ‘Dior Colour Icons’. Unfortunately the beautiful red shade 888 Tout Paris won’t be available in Switzerland. But let’s be happy we can get our hands at those two exclusive ones! I just love that kind of stuff!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Dior, ZFF and © Sandra Bauknecht

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection

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While the looks and not to forget the accessories are always amazing at 3.1 Phillip Lim, the same can be said about the beauty. NARS and Phillip Lim have a long standing relationship as the beauty brand has been responsible for the makeup at the designer’s New York Fashion Week shows for the past 14 seasons, and now they’re finally teaming up for a limited edition nail polish line.

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The collection that will hit the counters on August 1, 2014 includes nine limited edition nail shades inspired by the “colors that exists in the shadows“.

Shades include: Anarchy (Angora), Wrong Turn (Graphite), Shutter (Black Sea Green), Other Side (Bitter Chocolate), Gold Viper (Champagne), Crossroads (African Violet), Hell-Bent (Lacquer Red), Dark Room (Blue Denim) and Insidious (Black Bronze).

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TO SHOP THE 3.1 PHILLIP LIM F/W 2014 COLLECTION, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: Courtesy of NARS and 3.1 Phillip Lim

Brazil – Carnival of Colour

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This year, Brazil will be in the global spotlight hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup from June 12 to July 13, 2014. With the South American country being the place to be this year, OPI’s right on the spot with the S/S 2014 collection inspired by the tropical rainforests and warm sandy beaches of one of the most vibrant and colourful countries on our planet!

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Brazil by OPI features a palette ranging from bright hues of red, pink, coral, orange and yellow to earthy tones of taupe, sienna, mocha and jungle green.

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In addition to 12 nail lacquers, the Brazil launch includes a set of four limited edition Beach Sandies Liquid Sand™ mini neon nail lacquers in bold purple, pink, turquoise and yellow shades with a textured, matte finish.

In stores in Switzerland from February 24, 2014 for CHF 23.90 (15ml).

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Matching your new manicure, Sal y Limon launches the Rio Special Edition bangles in two designs in four different color combinations.
Available from May 2014 for €30.00 (small) and  €40.00 (large).

Now, it is up to you to feel the Brazilian vibe!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of OPI and Sal y Limon

Dolls House? Not, It’s a Nail Polish House

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When you are too old for a dollhouse, you might look for a more grown-up thing, a nail polish one. How about this one from Ciaté?
Including 5 pastel shades („Poppet“, „Doll Face“, „Paper Doll“, „Baby Doll“ and „Sweet Pea“) in mini sizes, it is the cutest little thing that I have seen in a while.

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Ciaté “Dolls House” Set €20.00 – CHF 25.00
In Germany available at Karstadt. Online at Ciaté or Sephora.

LoL, Sandra

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