If I’m honest, I have been getting pretty bored with holiday nail collections in recent years—how many shimmery reds, glittery golds, and spangly silvers does one person really need? But, of course, I can’t often help myself if I see something pretty.
Snow Glad I Met You (HR J01), is a rather ho-hum ivory shimmer from OPI’s holiday collection, Love OPI, XOXO, and yet it found its way into my shopping basket. In hindsight, I should have let it be.
It’s a vintage ivory with a frosty champagne finish. I feel like it looks much more appealing in the bottle, somehow. Look at that warm glow!
First of all, you’ll have to excuse my swatches today. I’ve been sick this weekend, I have a chip in one of my swatching nails, and my cuticles have been looking like hell now that winter is truly upon us! I’ll have to do better swatches of this shade at a later date.
Edit: Yes, we went to celebrate at Nathan Phillips Square this afternoon! It was freakin’ cold but worth it!
So, of course, my NOTD is the classic OPI Red, which I was saving for a Throwback Thursday, but here it is today!
OPI Red (NL L72), from OPI’s original launch, is actually one of the first OPI polishes I ever owned! Unfortunately, at the time in the mid 1990s, I decided I didn’t like the pinky red shade and swapped it off.
I saw it again recently and decided I probably should have it, albeit in the newer formulation.
It’s a slightly pink-toned medium red cream with “invisible” pink shimmer.
I doubt anyone will recall, but I’ve mentioned on my blog that since I moved over five years ago, I misplaced what I thought was a few eyeshadow palettes, including my old, custom MAC eyeshadow palette with Club, Cranberry, Trax, and Vex. I also knew a few other palettes from Stila (my less-used ones), mark. by Avon, and some cheapies were missing, but the MAC palette was the one I wanted most.
As time went by, I lost hope of finding them, and thought that perhaps they went missing during the move. I even gave up and finally repurchased those four MAC eyeshadows last year (helps that MAC dropped the price of refill pans, so that it was cheaper to buy them now than when I did around ten years ago!).
Weeeeell. Over the weekend, I threw myself into a frenzy cleaning out the kids’ bedroom. Now, we actually use this bedroom as a guest/storage room, since we still have both kids sleeping with us (in separate cribs) in our master bedroom. We all love it this way for now!
Anyway, guests are coming soon for the winter, so I need to get that guest bedroom organized. I decided to do a top-to-bottom overhaul instead of the half-assery I usually do, and ended up donating about half of my old shoes to charity, etc. (After having two kids, most of my old shoes no longer fit my ever-so-slightly wider feet, not to mention I have more weight to lose and I think my feet are currently fatter than they used to be. My right foot has always been larger than my left, and while my left still fits into many of these pairs, the right simply cannot.) So long, my Elizabeth & James heels, comfy Converse, and leopard print flats! Sniff. I am saving some of the niftier pairs for Olive, though. Heh. She’ll have awesome/horrible vintage shoes by the time she’s twelve.
On the positive side, a few pairs fit me a little better now, since they were a tad roomy before!
OPI has released their Iceland collection for Fall/Winter 2017. It consists of 12 new shades in Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine, and Gel lines.
Keep in mind that OPI’s official bottle pics do not show texture (shimmer, frost, etc.) so they all look like creams. Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots and Turn On the Northern Lights! actually appear to be shimmers/frosts.
the Old Geysirs
a Gin & Tectonic
a Bottle of OPI
Less Is Norse
of a Color!
All the Hot Spots *
the Arctic Fox
Friends Are Thor
Turn On the
Northern Lights! *
The minis available for this collection are:
Aurora Berry-alis (Nail Lacquer)
Less Is Norse (Infinite Shine)
Less Is Norse (Nail Lacquer)
One Heckla of a Color! (Infinite Shine)
Reykjavik Has All the Hot Spots (Nail Lacquer)
Suzi & the Arctic Fox (Nail Lacquer)
As a side note—and since OPI brought it up—I really didn’t like the first two Thor movies, but I’m somehow totally psyched for Thor 3: Ragnarök. The cast looks amazing (Cate! Karl!), and the trailer actually makes it seem fun.
OPI has released their California Dreaming collection, which consists of 12 new shades in Nail Lacquer, Infinite Shine, and Gel lines. The collection was created in conjunction with celebrity nail artist Steph Stone.
We’re California Dreaming this summer, cruising the quintessential coastline that connects SoCal and NorCal alongside celebrity nail artist Steph Stone.
An authority on all things nails, Steph has worked with brands and beauties from Chanel and Violet Grey to Miley Cyrus, Alessandra Ambrosio and Chiara Ferragni, to name a few. She’s even painted paws for the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, and Cosmopolitan magazines!
Keep in mind that OPI’s official bottle pics do not show texture (shimmer, frost, etc.) so they all look like creams. Don’t Take Yosemite for Granite and Sweet Carmel Sunday actually appear to be metallics.
Barking Up the Wrong Sequoia
Don’t Take Yosemite for Granite *
Excuse Me, Big Sur!
GPS I Love You
Malibu Pier Pressure
Me, Myselfie & I
Santa Monica Beach Peach
Sweet Carmel Sunday *
This Is Not Whine Country
Time For a Napa
To the Mouse House We Go!
The Mini Nail Lacquers set for this collection contains This Is Not Whine Country, Malibu Pier Pressure, Santa Monica Beach Peach, and Time For a Napa:
Here’s the original “California Dreamin'” (1965) tune by The Mamas & The Papas. I don’t like it, but Peanut does and he and his dad dance around all evening to it. Gah!