Posted by Lisa Heath | February 26, 2014 9:42 pm | 21 Comments
Nicole by OPI has released a 4 piece Limited Edition Collection of matte textured polishes. The collection name is Roughles and I really love the name!
Ok I’m going to start this off by saying that texture polishes are a personal preference type polish. I generally LOVE texture polishes but there are some I’m just ‘meh’ about. Unfortunately this set didn’t thrill me. I think it was the lack of sparkle. The shades of the polishes were gorgeous, but still not enough to wow me.
Let’s take a look so you can decide for yourself!
Sand In My Shoe
Sand In My Shoe is a pale golden yellow texture polish with orange speckles mixed in. I used 2 coats for this photo.
On What Grounds?
On What Grounds? was one of the 2 I liked best within this collection. On What Grounds? is a turquoise texture polish with blue and purple speckles within it. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Rock The Look
Rock The Look is a pink texture polish with peachy orange speckles mixed in. I used 2 coats for this photo.
I’m Stucco On You
I’m Stucco On You is probably my favorite of the 4 (well, it IS purple, so it was a given!) I’m Stucco On You is a purple texture polish with blue and pink speckles mixed in. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Like I said, textures are a preference polish and usually I am all about them, but this collection just didn’t wow me. I usually LOVE Nicole by OPI textures – but this is the first matte set of textures they’ve done (I could be mistaken though, my brain is fairly fried from work). Application wise, I had no issues. They spread on like a typical texture and dried in decent time. I do love the color schemes and the added texture glitter (which I like calling speckles for some reason). For a Spring collection – this one is dead on perfect for the season. I may use these for nail art, but probably not for a full mani.
Texture wise, they are rougher than previous textures Nicole by OPI has put out. It won’t scratch you up badly or anything, but it may snag easier on more delicate clothing.
I really wanted to love this collection when I saw the press release, so I am a little sad that they didn’t blow me away.
Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. The 4 new nail lacquers will be available in stores beginning March 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Duane Reade, Kroger, Kmart, Fred Meyer, CVS locations. In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Rexall, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.
For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!
About Nicole by OPI:
Nicole by OPI offers a salon-quality range of bold, fashion-forward nail lacquers. The brand’s heritage is based on OPI’s well-established foundation of excellence in both color and technology, providing premium products to a broad range of consumers looking for trendsetting nail lacquers. Known for its celebrity collaborations and partnerships, the brand invites consumers to be creative and confident by expressing themselves through color. Currently, Nicole by OPI range boasts over 120 shades, including retailer-exclusive lacquers, and serves as the color authority for the younger demographic.
Posted by Lisa Heath | February 26, 2014 12:21 pm | 1 Comment
OPI Announces a NEW Line of Sparkling Shades with Spotlight on Glitter
Glitter takes center stage with the launch of Spotlight on Glitter, a new collection of OPI’s best and brightest sparkling lacquers. The line showcases OPI’s most popular metallic and holographic lacquers in rainbow, gold, silver and pink iridescent confetti; these glitters may be worn alone or layered over any nail color for a dazzling effect.
“Glitter isn’t just for wearing on New Year’s Eve! Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean you can’t still wear sparkle,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “Try creating an ombré effect or accent nails by adding a layer of sparkle for a fun night on the town.”
Spotlight on Glitter by OPI includes the following:
You Pink Too Much
I’m obsessed with this rosy glitter set in a shimmery base.
Desperately Seeking Sequins
This prismatic glitter on a backdrop of shimmer is just what you’re looking for.
Rose of Light
A million points of light radiate from this rosy gold and rainbow sparkle.
I Reached My Gold!
The cache of gold confetti in this clear rainbow glitter is all yours!
Your pursuit of gorgeous has won you this rainbow with pot-of-gold highlights.
Sorry, gotta blush… this super dense fuchsia glitter is way too charming.
These can be used with Glitter Off – a new, peel-able base coat that allows for quick and easy removal when applied beneath any glitter shade. To remove, use a cuticle stick to gently push and peel the glitter lacquer off the nail. No nail polish remover is necessary for this final step.
Spotlight on Glitter by OPI nail lacquers feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. These six glitter shades and Glitter Off will be available March 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter@OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.
Posted by Lisa Heath | February 25, 2014 7:49 pm | 28 Comments
I am so thrilled to be able to tell you that I teamed up with Gloss48 to bring you an EXCLUSIVE Girly Bits Trio review and an exciting giveaway!
You know from my blog that I am a Girly Bits fan, and it’s one of the first indie brands I had ever tried, so to be able to do a feature in Gloss48 and work with Girly Bits is just amazing for me.
Lets take a look at the Girly Bits Exclusive Gloss48 Trio!
#islandtime is a beautiful turquoise linear holographic. My favorite of the 3! I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. For color accuracy, refer to the photos directly above and below. The last 2 photos are under an artificial light to show the linear holographic more.
#endlesslove is a lavender creme linear holographic shade. I’m a purple lover, so of course I was thrilled to see a purple shade thrown into this trio! And it’s a perfect tone for Spring.
#blingernails is the perfect nail for this glitter topper! #blingernails contains an assortment of gold holographic glitter in a clear base, including gold holographic stars! I used 1 coat of #blingernails over another favorite Girly Bits in my stash… Mint To Be!
Now you’ve seen the Exclusive Gloss48 Trio by Girly Bits, are you ready to enter the giveaway?
If you can’t wait for the Giveaway… you can also purchase this trio for $24.00 on Gloss48!
The Spring Beauty Giveaway from myself and Gloss48 has a value of $150+! The winner will receive the Girly Bits Gloss48 Exclusive Trio, TanTowel Self Tan Towelettes, Julie Hewett Lipstick and Cheekie and a SENNA Eye & Face Palette!
Enter here - http://woobox.com/vez7pc
Q & A
I also got the opportunity to do a Q & A session with Gloss48, so check me out!
Posted by Lisa Heath | February 24, 2014 7:53 pm | 22 Comments
I have a little something different to review tonight! As many of you know by now, I have an amazing little 8 year old boy, and he helped me a bit with this review!
KIND launched into a new category of snacks with KIND Healthy Grains Bars, a line of chewy with a crunch granola bars made from five super grains mixed with tasty ingredients like pumpkin seeds, toasted coconut flakes, dark chocolate chunks, and more. Each KIND Healthy Grains Bar packs one full serving of 100% whole grains, making them the perfect snack for a healthy lifestyle.
My son LOVES granola bars, so who better to help me test these out PLUS get the review from an adult (me) as well as a kid (him)? He’s thrilled to help mom do a review and I’m so happy to have something he CAN review with me!
There is another reason I’m including him in on this review! In honor of the launch of KIND new super grain-packed granola bar line, KIND Healthy Grains Bars wanted me to recognize my own super hero. Jacob truly my little super hero and the best thing that ever happened to me. No matter what is going on, all I need to do is think of him and his goofy smile and I can’t help but feel better. Ever hit those low points where you just want to curl up and go away? Well, my little super hero makes me realize that of everything I’ve done… having him was the single best thing and makes everything worth it. He also tells me the corniest jokes possible that I can’t help but laugh at.
Onto the review! We’ll go through each flavor I received and see what we each thought!
Oats & Honey
KIND Healthy Grains Oat & Honey with Toasted Coconut bar is baked from a foundation of 5 super grains, combined with real ingredients like gluten free oats sweetened with honey and toasted coconut flakes.
Oats & Honey was my favorite of the 4 I tried. It has a slight sweetness to satisfy my sweet tooth but isn’t too sweet.
Jacob liked this one, but could really take it or leave it. He didn’t love it, but he would eat it if it was all that was left.
KIND Healthy Grains Vanilla Blueberry bar is baked from a foundation of 5 super grains, combined with all natural ingredients like blueberries.
This was my second favorite of the 4 flavors. It has the hint of vanilla taste with a small burst of blueberry flavoring. I prefer this one as a “breakfast” type bar over Oats & Honey though!
Jacob wasn’t interested in Vanilla Blueberry much. He actually said “no thank you” when I offered him a second try on it.
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate
KIND Healthy Grains Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate bar is baked from a foundation of 5 super grains, combined with real ingredients like dark chocolate and roasted peanuts.
While the flavor was ok with this one, it was a light flavor. When I hear Peanut Butter and Chocolate I want a heavier taste of them (I’m a dessert junkie). I didn’t get that satisfaction with this particular bar, but it was still good.
Jacob loved this one. Hands down, without a doubt and he asked me to buy more for lunches at school. Unfortunately due to all of the peanut allergies, he can’t go to school with these, but I told him I would purchase them for at home snacks.
Dark Chocolate Chunk
KIND Healthy Grains Dark Chocolate Chunk bar is baked from a foundation of 5 super grains, combined with real dark chocolate.
Surprisingly enough, this was my least favorite of the 4. Again, it wasn’t horrible – but I preferred the 3 above to this one.
Jacob liked it. He didn’t love it though. When asked he just said it was “alright”.
Overall these are pretty good. I’m always skeptical of foods that claim healthy and tasty, because usually it tastes like cardboard. KIND bars are a little on the blander side, so if you think you are going to get the sweet sugary taste like in some traditional bars, you will be mistaken. Each KIND bar has a touch of sweetness without going overboard on it. The texture is slightly crunchy but also a little chewy, which I liked. They are a bit fragile though and I don’t think I made it through any of the bars as a whole, as they all broke a little bit and I would need a napkin to catch the small grains falling off while eating.
KIND Healthy Grain Bars are a great low calorie, gluten free, all natural snack.
My top choices: Oats & Honey and Vanilla Blueberry
Jacob’s top choices: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate and Oats & Honey
To find out more about KIND Healthy Grains Bars, check out the KIND Healthy Snacks Website. You will find information on the bars I showed in this post as well as more snacks KIND makes!
Price: $3.99- $4.29 for a 5 count box. You can also buy a box of 40 for $28.50 on the KIND Website
Will I be purchasing more KIND products? YES! If my son likes even SOME of them, I’m all for it. And to have him ASKING me to purchase a healthy snack for him to have more of… how can I really say no to that?
Hope you loved the review! Have you tried KIND products? I’d love to hear your favorites so I know what else to buy for myself and my little super hero!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Posted by Lisa Heath | February 24, 2014 11:51 am | 4 Comments
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