OPI Coca-Cola Collection

OPI launches a limited edition collection of nail lacquers and GelColor in honor of the Coca-Cola bottle’s hundredth anniversary. In 1915, The Glass Root Company designed the now classic contoured glass Coca-Cola bottle in Terre Haute, Indiana. Today, this unique bottle is one of the most globally revered packages ever created.

In celebration of this milestone, OPI created an exclusive, ‘Icons of Happiness’ collection featuring two new shades of six classic colors that pay homage to the bottle’s bold color and signature style. The summer collection includes eight on-trend shades to deliver flawless, long-lasting color inspired by the iconic drink.

OPI’s Icons of Happiness collection is available now at select professional salons and on hsn.com.

OPI Icons of Happiness Collection ($9.50 US/ $11.50 CAN)

Shades include:

  • You’re So Vain-illa – a sweet, creamy nude
  • Visions of Georgia Green (NEW) – a sparkling green inspired by the classic Coca-Cola bottle
  • Centennial Silver (NEW) – a shimmering pewter
  • Coca-Cola Red – the iconic red that’s always in style
  • My Signature is “DC” – a glimmering silver
  • Sorry I’m Fizzy Today – a smooth and creamy pink
  • Get Cherried Away – an over-the-top black cherry
  • A Grape Affair – a deep, dark purple

Photos courtesy of OPI

OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System

How many of you guys love getting gel nails but hate going to the salon or paying more than just a regular manicure? We all love to keep our nails shiny and chip-free for at least a week without sitting through the LED-light curing or soak-off removal situation. OPI announces the release of Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System, offering the rich color, intense shine and lasting wear of gels without all the fuss.

Available in 30 new shades (plus Primer base coat and Gloss top coat), Infinite Shine utilizes a three-step system to deliver a high-shine classic crème finish for nails that lasts up to 10 days. Infinite Shine shades are applied and removed like traditional lacquer but keeps its shine, definitely excited to try this! Shades range from neutrals to bright reds, oranges and pinks to dark gray, blue and black hues, there’s a color for everyone, mood or day.

OPI Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System will be available in March, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands,beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. I can’t wait to try!

Shades includes: Pretty Pink Perseveres, From Here to Eternity, She Went On and On and On, Girl Without Limits, Running with the In-finite Crowd, Endurance Race to the Finish, No Stopping Me Now, Unrepentantly Red, Unequivocally Crimson, Relentless Ruby, In Pursuit of Purple, Grapely Admired, Can’t Be Beet!, Raisin’ the Bar, We’re in the Black, Get Ryd-of-thym Blues, Indignantly Indigo, To Infinity & Blue-yond, Withstands the Test of Thyme, To the Finish Lime!, Maintaining My Sand-ity, Tanacious Spirit, Brains & Bronze, Set in Stone, Never Give Up!, Strong Coal-ition, Steel Waters Run Deep, Staying Neutral, It Never Ends and You Can Count on It.

Infinite Shine is applied via a three-step system; first, apply Infinite Shine Primer (Step 1) to prevent staining and increase lacquer durability. Next, select one of 30 shades (Step 2) and paint two thin, even coats for richly-pigmented, vivid color. Finally, finish with Infinite Shine Gloss (Step 3), which features a state-of-the-art gel polymer formula that cures in natural light. Product can be removed easily with Expert Touch Nail Lacquer Remover; no soaking is required.

Photos courtesy of OPI

Nicole by OPI Seize the Summer Nail Lacquers

Nicole by OPI Seize the Summer Nail Lacquers

Nicole by OPI launches four new nail lacquers for the summer season with bright, beach-ready shades of coral, citrus green, hot pink and metallic confetti glitter. The collection of island-inspired shades are perfect for summer time out on the beach or a trip to somewhere tropical. Get ready to paint your nails in these yummy colors.

The 4 new nail lacquers will be available in stores beginning June 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Fred Meyer, CVS, Duane Reade, H-E-B, Ulta, Harmon, Kmart locations.

Seize the Summer shades include:

  • Shaved Nice: Glittering and frosty… this is one sweet treat.
  • LeaPink for Joy: This playful pink makes me jump and shout!
  • The Coral of the Story: I’ve learned my lesson… nothing but this bright coral for me!
  • Lay it on the Lime: This citrusy green is the limiest… and that’s the truth.

Photos courtesy of Nicole by OPI

Nicole by OPI x Kellogg’s Special K Nail Lacquer Collection

Nicole by OPI x Kellogg’s Special K Nail Lacquer Collection

Due to the popular response of Nicole by OPI’s collaboration with Kellogg’s® Special K® last year, they’ve partnered once again to launch three custom nail lacquer shades for its “Shine Brighter” campaign. The campaign inspires women to be their best selves – healthy, confident and positive, to look better, feel better, and shine brighter.

The three custom shades include: Challenge Red-y (crème red), Live in the Momentum (crème blue) and My Sol Shines Brighter (crème coral).

Nicole by OPI Signature edition Special K packages will be available exclusively at Target. The designer packages are available only for select flavors (Original, Red Berries & Chocolatey Delight). This promotion will be available April 2014 in the US where Special K products are sold.

Shoppers will have the opportunity to receive free full-size bottles of Nicole by OPI nail lacquer by signing up for the Kellogg’s Family Rewards program and entering codes from specially marked boxes of Special K products, while supplies last.

With the purchase of three eligible Special K products, consumers will receive the shade Challenge Red-y. After submitting the purchase codes from five eligible Special K products, consumers will receive two lacquers – Live in the Momentum and My Sol Shines Brighter.

Photos courtesy of OPI

Nicole by OPI Limited Edition Gumdrops Nail Lacquers

Nicole by OPI Limited Edition Gumdrops Nail Lacquers

Yay! Another new collection from Nicole by OPI, this new limited edition collection, Gumdrops, features six matte texture shades with a “sugar-like” finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles just like the candy! Nicole by OPI Gumdrops nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat to achieve the unique textured matte finish.

This limited edition collection will be available beginning May 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart (May 2013), CVS (June 2013), Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Ulta, H-E-B, and Duane Reade locations (August 2013), In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada (July 2013), Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug (August 2013).

Gumdrops shades include: I Lilac Gumdrops (sugar-frosted lavender), My Cherry Amour ( magenta- MY FAV!), Candy is Dandy ( sweet pink), Cinna-man of My Dreams (warm spiced pink), Blue-Berry Sweet on You (berry blue hue) and A-Nise Treat (shimmery licorice)

China Glaze Hologlam Collection

China Glaze Hologlam Collection

China Glaze launches a new collection called Hologlam featuring a 12-piece collection of shimmering holographic nail lacquers. China Glaze Hologlam uses reflective, holographic particles to capture light and transform nails into amazing, ever-changing visual effects. With a strong linear finish whether indoor or shining bright in the sun, China Glaze Hologlam bends and changes, creating an illuminated three-dimensional, traveling color effect across the nail.

The China Glaze Hologlam collection will be available in April 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide with an SRP of $14. Looks and sounds pretty cool, can’t wait to try it all!

The Hologlam collection features 12 futuristic shades including:

Get Outta My Space powdered violet

Astro-Hot soft, baby pink

Infra-Red warm, magenta pink

When Stars Collide warm maroon

Not In This Galaxy bright, warm coral

OMG A UFO warm, moss green

Don’t Be A Luna-Tic turquoise aqua

Sci-Fly By light, silver blue

Take A Trek cool, denim blue

Strap On Your Moonboots midnight sky blue

Galactic Gray warm, gunmetal

Cosmic Dust silver metal

New Shades: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips

Beauty Roundup: Sally Hansen, MISS x Minx Nails, MDSolarSciences

I love Sally Hansen Salon Effects they’re so good, for the new season they’re introducing French Mani. Available in trend-inspired shades like polka-dot, black or metallic, as well as the standard pink and white. It’s super easy to apply and lasts up to 10 days, I can’t wait to try these new shades! Retail price is $12.99 each.

THE SHADES: Excusez Moi!, French Twist, Gold Cabaret, Noir Boudoir, Pink Macaroon, Polka Party, Silver Lining, Steel the Night


Beauty Roundup: Sally Hansen, MISS x Minx Nails, MDSolarSciences

Besides the Salon Effects French Mani collection, Sally Hansen also released five new shades inspired by Spring 2013’s runway looks, the new shades feature water marbling and ombre effects, and include designer-inspired and rocker chic prints. Retail price is $9.99 each.

New Strips: Heart Breaker, Mane Event, Out of Line, Sweet Marble Floret, The Bold Rush

Summer Manicure Inspiration

While it’s not officially summer on the calendar for a few weeks yet, mentally we’re in summer mode. It’s in the 80s here in NYC and everyone is in sandals and sundresses–which means it’s time to ditch the greige nails. I’ve searched high and low for manicure inspiration for the summer, and found some amazing picks.  Which one will you be trying ? 😉


OK, OK, we know a lot of you love yellow. We’ll begrudgingly admit this sunny yellow mani from Rimmel makes us smile.

The nails on Prabal Gurung’s spring runway featured Sally Hansen’s Without a Stitch and a strip of the rosey coral Casting Call. Perfect neutral with a twist.

Traditional French manicures are yawn-inducing. These juicy colored French manis pop out. It’s the color-blocking trend for those of you too nervous to try it head to toe.

No one does nail art like the Japanese. These nautical nails are a perfect homage to Fleet Week, and just a wee bit silly.

How cute are these aqua polka dots going to look with your vintage-inspired maillot? Answer: very cute.

These look like bubbles, or fish scales, or a delicious, fizzy, blue drink.

In honor of Lady Gaga taking over every media outlet, billboard, magazine, bus stop, and talk show, here’s one of her recent manis. Maybe not a traditional pretty summer mani, but it will definitely get you noticed.

Mimosa is getting all the attention in Chanel’s summer collection, but we’re a sucker for bubble gum pink–check out Morning Rose.

Can’t get your hands on a Prada dress? Get your hands on a banana mani instead.

Super Summer Nail Polish Guide

It’s true—I get a bit fanatical about nail polish. And now that the sun is finally shining and everyone’s donning their warm-weather attire, what better way to channel our need for a summer manicure fix than by showcasing the season’s freshest lacquers? I’ve got you covered with an awesome color wheel full of more than 30 totally transformative shades. So, instead of opting for your usual hues, get ready to kick up your digit decoration with a broad spectrum of brights (think true reds, eye-popping yellows, orange-infused corals, and sea-inspired turquoise blues), try on a gritty green, or go beyond the pale with an earthy neutral. Also included in my nail polish wheel of fortune: The top coat du jour—cracks in every color. Because when it comes to nails, nothing is really off-limits, so give it a whirl!

Neutral Territory: Channelling all things organic and natural, we tracked down gray, iridescent, white, and beige hues that quietly proclaim a dignified nature and also represent a fresh start.

Above, from left: OPI Nail Polish in Skull & Glossbones, $8.50, visit OPI for locations; NARS Nail Polish in Écume, $17, available at NARS.


Above, from left: MAC Surf Baby Nail Lacquer in Hangin' Loose, $15, available May 25 at MAC; RGB Nail Polish in Stone, $14, available at RGB.


Seeing Red: This season’s reds are so brilliantly punched up, they almost yield a cherry-scented impact. The hue is both joyful and seductive, and, in China, an omen of good luck and fortune. Who’s winning now? 

Above, from left: OPI Red Shatter, $14.95 (for Glam Slam! set with Rally Pretty Pink), visit OPI for locations; Estee Lauder Nail Lacquer in Pure Red, $19, available at Estee Lauder.
Above, from left: Lancome Le Vernis in Sarong, $19, available at Lancome; Essie Nail Polish in Too Too Hot, $8, available in June at Essie.

Shocking Pink: Forget pastels. This season, it’s all about being flashy with bright, candy-colored fuchsias and magentas that call for action-packed, summer festivities.

Above, from left: Zoya Mod Matte Nail Polish in Lolly, $8, available at Zoya; Dior Vernis in Paradise, $26, available at Dior.Above, from left: Orly Nail Polish in Va Va Voom, $7.50, available at Sally Beauty; OPI Nail Polish in I Lily Love You, $8.50, available in June; visit OPI for locations.

Orange Crush: Spotted all over the spring runways in both fashion and as a must-have lip color, this bold shade is also tailor-made for nails. It radiates a fun, energetic vibe. So tangy!  

Above, from left: Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Coral Fever, $7.99, available at drugstores nationwide; Perfect Formula Nail Polish in Calypso, $15, available at Perfect Formula.Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, $16, available at Lippmann Collection; Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Purity, $14, available at Sephora.

Yellow Zing:  Psychologically, yellow is one of the happiest hues in the color spectrum. It vibes of sunshine and optimism and the same goes for vibrant yellow nails. Plus, it’s definitely one of 2011’s standout nail trends. Either layer on a creamy yellow hue until its opaque or go for a wash of sheer, jelly-like lacquer. 

Above, from left: Chanel Vernis in Mimosa, $25, available at Chanel; Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Yellow Brick Road, $16, available at Lippmann Collection.


Above, from left: China Glaze Nail Polish in Electric Pineapple, $5.99, available at The Beauty Clutch; Topshop Nail Polish in Summit, $10, available at Topshop.

Green Light: You’re cleared to go green this summer, but with a chartreuse-colored, mossy bent that signals freshness and renewal.  

Topshop Nail Polish in Hunting, $10, available at Topshop; Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Radium, $14, available at Sephora.
Nicole Nail Polish in Brilliant Idea, $7.19, available at Target; Priti Nail Polish in Baby Tears, $12.50, available at Priti NYC.

Blue Period: As a whole, blues are calming and cooling. But this time around, blues get an energetic, turquoise kick reminiscent of tropical oceans and skies. Fun fact: People are more productive in blue rooms, so we’re betting your 10 turquoise nails will be flying across your keyboard in no time.  

Dior Vernis in Nirvana, $21, available at Dior; Milani One Coat Glitter Nail Lacquer in Blue Flash, $4.99, available at Milani Cosmetics.YSL La Laque in Turquoise Blue, $20, available at YSL; Essie Nail Polish in Fair Game, $8, available at Essie.