OPI Nail Lacquer in Snow Glad I Met You, swatch

OPI — Snow Glad I Met You (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review


Collection: OPI 2017 Winter, Love OPI, XOXO

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!

OPI Nail Lacquer in Snow Glad I Met You

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OPI — OPI Red (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review


Collection: OPI 1989 Original Launch

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.

Second of all, WE DID IT! Toronto FC are the MLS Cup Champions for the very first time, ever! Also, a few other records we broke:

  • 1st MLS team to complete a domestic treble (Supporter’s Shield, Canadian Championship, MLS Cup)
  • 1st and only Canadian team to win the MLS Cup
  • 1st and only Canadian team to win the Supporter’s Shield (most points in a season)
  • Broke LA Galaxy’s MLS regular season point record of 68 points by one point

Toronto FC wins 2017 MLS Cup

Don’t forget to check out the victory parade if you happen to be in downtown Toronto, today!

Edit: Yes, we went to celebrate at Nathan Phillips Square this afternoon! It was freakin’ cold but worth it!

Toronto FC celebrate 2017 MLS Cup win in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, December 11, 2017

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.

OPI Nail Lacquer in OPI Red

It’s a slightly pink-toned medium red cream with “invisible” pink shimmer.

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OPI Love OPI XOXO Holiday 2017 Collection

New Release: OPI — Love OPI, XOXO (Holiday 2017)

Collection: OPI 2017 Holiday

OPI has released their Holiday collection for 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 generally show texture (shimmer, frost, etc.) so they sometimes look like creams when they actually have a different finish.

Adam Said “It’s New Year’s, Eve”
This apple red nail polish is no forbidden fruit.


This metallic charcoal nail polish is the only one for me.

The Color That Keeps On Giving
Candy-hued pearlescent pink nail polish that’s as sweet and giving and receiving.

Feel the

You’ll keep coming back to this nail polish’s shimmering purple hue.

Gift of Gold
Never Gets Old

Shimmer and shine, with this glam metallic.

Over You

And I hope this jet-black trance never ends.

My Wish List
is You

Head over heels in love with this perfect holiday red.

Ornament to
Be Together

A silver nail polish to wear forever and ever.

Sending You Holiday Hugs
XOXO, Your Favorite Fuchsia Nail Polish

Snow Glad
I Met You

Let’s take a walk in a winter wonderland with this soft, white-hued nail polish.

Top the Package with a Beau
A gray nail polish so fine, he’ll always be mine.

Wanna Wrap?

This black-burgundy nail polish is so chic it doesn’t need a bow.

I’ll have to wait until I see these in person, but I like the look of Coalmates, Feel the Chemis-tree, Snow Glad I Met You, Top the Package with a Beau, and Wanna Wrap?

Happy Shopping!

[Images via opi.com]

MAC Custom Eyeshadow Palette (old): Club, Cranberry, Trax, Vex.

Throwback Thursday! I Found My Lost MAC Palette…and Much More

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.

fivezero's old shoes: Elizabeth & James, Converse, Seychelles, Delman, Rockport, Hayden-Harnett, Puma, Superga, Jeffrey Campbell
Elizabeth & James Mazi Pumps / Converse Skidgrip EV Argyle Broken Heart
Seychelles Shimmy Pumps / Delman Sonya Pumps
Rockport Audry Welt Oxfords / Hayden-Harnett Laurel Flats / Puma Caroline Wedge Sneakers
Superga Cotu Classic Sneaker / Jeffrey Campbell Ring-2 Ballet Flats

On the positive side, a few pairs fit me a little better now, since they were a tad roomy before!

Hayden-Harnett Memphis Pumps / Fluevog Dig Booties / Biviel Mary Jane Zipper Pumps

Another positive: more room for handbags!

What was this post supposed to be about again? Oh right. Eyeshadow palettes!

Here we go…

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OPI Iceland Collection (Fall/Winter 2017)

New Release: OPI — Iceland (Fall/Winter 2017)

Collection: OPI 2017 Fall/Winter, Iceland

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.

Aurora Berry-alis

Check Out
the Old Geysirs

I’ll Have
a Gin & Tectonic

a Bottle of OPI


Less Is Norse

One Heckla
of a Color!

Reykjavik Has
All the Hot Spots *

Suzi &
the Arctic Fox

That’s What
Friends Are Thor

This Isn’t

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.

Happy Shopping!

[Images via opi.com]

OPI California Dreaming collection (Summer 2017)

New Release: OPI — California Dreaming (Summer 2017)

Collection: OPI 2017 Summer, California Dreaming

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!

Feeling Frisco

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:

OPI California Dreaming collection minis, Summer 2017

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!

Happy Shopping!

[Images via opi.com]

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up, swatch

OPI — I Can Never Hut Up (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: OPI 2017 Spring, Fiji

I Can Never Hut Up (NL F86), from OPI’s Spring 2017 Fiji collection, is at first glance a regular ol’ concrete grey cream.

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up
OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up

However, upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it actually has fine turquoise shimmer running through it!

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up
OPI Nail Lacquer in I Can Never Hut Up


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