New Release: OPI — Pop Culture (Summer 2018)

 

Collection: OPI 2018 Summer, Pop Culture

OPI has released a new effects collection, Pop Culture, for Summer 2018!

Introducing six new vibrant colors infused with bubble-like translucent particles for textured nails like you’ve never seen before.

 

The new collection consists of 6 new limited edition shades of Nail Lacquer. Frankly, I hate most textured polishes, and a bubble effect on the nail just makes me think of disease. Shudder. Hard pass for me.

At least the colors look cute! They’re a little shimmery, too.

Pink Bubbly
Ahhh, sip slowly and enjoy a nail polish manicure of pure pink effervescence.

OPI Pops
Raspberry red nail polish to make your nails POP-POP-POP!

Hate to Burst Your Bubble
A not so mellow yellow nail polish that treats your nails to an explosive burst of color.

Bumpy Road Ahead
Hang on! A galactic blue nail polish that will launch your nails into another dimension.

Days of Pop
Let your nail polish tell a story about your favorite old jeans and a bottle of pop.

Pop Star
Bring on the paparazzi! This poppin’ purple nail polish is ready to pounce.

4-pc Mini Set
OPI Pops, Pink Bubbly, Pop Star, Days of Pop

Happy Shopping!

[Images via opi.com]

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Happy Nail Polish Day! L’Oréal — Bleu Nu (Colour Riche Le Vernis à l’Huile) Swatch & Review

Collection: L’Oréal Spring 2018, Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer

Happy Nail Polish Day, everyone!

I am still reeling from the effects of watching the series finale of one of my very favorite shows of the last decade, The Americans. (It aired on Wednesday, but Mr. Fivezero and I didn’t have time to watch it until last night.) It was the best series ending I’ve seen for…I don’t even know how long. It was brilliantly written, brilliantly acted, brilliantly directed. It’s gut-wrenching, haunting, and the show remained true to itself to the very last frame. I cannot recommend this series enough, if you were not lucky enough to have watched it from the beginning.

The Americans on FX Season 6 poster

The Americans Season 6,
with Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell.

Anyway, onto the polish! This is my first nail polish swatch in eons. Pardon my cuticles.

Bleu Nu (442) is a newer release in L’Oréal’s fantastic line of Colour Riche Vernis à l’Huile nail polishes. I spotted it in stores earlier in the spring, but didn’t feel like ponying up $11.99 for a couple of bottles. Luckily for me, I did manage to pick up two from the collection on clearance last month. I got Bleu Nu, Sable Tuileries, and I thought I was getting Rouge Opéra, the red from the collection, but it was just Rouge Amour which I already owned. D’oh! Ah well, can you ever have enough red creams?

This one is a deeper, electric blue shimmer. My favorite thing about this shade is that it should seem flashier, but actually it has an elegance to it. Really quite nice, though probably fairly easily duped elsewhere.

L'Oréal Le Vernis à l'Huile Nail Lacquer in Bleu Nu

L’Oréal Le Vernis à l’Huile Nail Lacquer in Bleu Nu

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New Release: OPI — Grease (Summer 2018)

 

Collection: OPI 2018 Summer, Grease

OPI has released a Grease collection for Summer 2018!

I will fully disclose that I have never seen Grease in any format! I am familiar with a couple of the songs, of course, like “Hopelessly Devoted to You.” Guess I should add the movie to my watchlist this summer…

The new collection consists of 15 new shades of Nail Lacquer, and 12 new shades for the Infinite Shine and Gel lines. The first 12 shades are available in all three product lines; the last 3 are only available in Nail Lacquer and have a Leather effect.

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New Release: Julep — June 2018 (Plus an Update for Canadian Subscribers)

Collection: Julep 2018 June

Happy Victoria Day! I didn’t grow up in Canada, so whenever there’s a holiday and I don’t know what it’s for, I guess “Victoria Day?” and that’s what happened again last week.

Anyway, Julep’s June 2018 collection consists of five new and two repromoted shades of nail color, plus three new shades of It’s Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in Blush, Skip a Beat, and Blind Date (4.1 g for $20 / $16 Maven):

Julep It's Whipped Matte Lip Mousse in Blind Date, Blush, Skip a Beat (June 2018)

This month’s Nail Color shades are mostly pastels in several finishes. Elisa and May are repromotes.

From Julep:

Seaside escapes are so much better when paired with a sun-drenched palette of nail colors. These easy, breezy shades will transport you to a total summer state of mind.

Here are the seven polishes for June:

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Essie Summer 2018 collection

New Release: Essie (Summer 2018)

Collection: Essie 2018 Summer

Essie has released their new summer collection! It consists of six new shades of “soft floral and tart, bright fruits for summer”.

From Essie:

our limited edition essie summer 2018 collection will have you making harmony – remember young, wild & me is the only way to be!

this summer let’s walk barefoot in a sunny daze and spread the good vibes all daisy long. with everyone making harmony, there is no doubt the fuchsia is bright. it’s the age of empower-mint. so this summer don’t forget, young, wild & me is the only way to be!

Here are the new shades:
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New Release: Chanel — Rouge Coco Lip Blush (Summer 2018)

Rouge Coco Lip Blush: Le Vernis

Along with some new shades of Rouge Coco lip products and Poudre Lumière highlighters, Chanel’s new summer collection includes six new shades of Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour, two of which are added to the core collection.

I love seeing vampy creams released in the summer!

Bleu Trompeur (624)

Exquisite Pink (626)
limited edition

Brun Contraste (618)
limited edition

Prune Dramatique (628)

Violet Piquant (622)
limited edition

Rose Néon (596)
limited edition

Happy Shopping!

[Images via chanel.com]

China Glaze Summer 2018 collection, Shades of Paradise

New Release: China Glaze — Paradise (Summer 2018)

Collection: China Glaze 2018 Summer, Shades of Paradise

China Glaze’s Summer 2018 collection, Shades of Paradise, consists of twelve new shades of nail lacquer.

From China Glaze:

This summer, get some color. No tanning necessary. Just dip your tips in these sea-blue shimmers and bask in the pinky-purple warmth of these tropical sunset crèmes.

Here they are…is it just me, or are China Glaze’s new descriptions sounding rather a lot like those of a competing brand?

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