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Wocka Wocka!!

Posted in Original Posts Archive with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2011 by clairesayswhat

As you may or may or not know, OPI is set to release what is quite possibly the BEST collection of nail colors ever–The Muppets Collection!! You guys, I cannot even begin to contain my excitement over the fabulous colors in this collection! The news about its release broke a couple of months ago that this collection would be released for the holidays, but I just found out that the first of the polishes will debut in November! Better yet, it happens to be the one that’s been #1 on my list since I saw the first photos of The Muppets Collection! Feast your eyes on Rainbow Connection:

Image from Refinery29.com

Just…wow!! Who can deny the power of such an amazing glittery confection?! Unfortunately for my bank account, every other color in the collection is amazing as well! I’ll have to see them in person first, but I would reason to speculate that at least half of The Muppets Collection will make it into my personal polish collection. My other favorites are: Divine Swine (a grapey glittery shade with larger, round silver glitter pieces strewn in); Fresh Frog of Bel-Air (similar to Divine Swine only in green, of course); Excuse Moi (a raspberry, holographic-looking shade), and Warm and Fozzie (a gorgeous warm, brown-toned gold metallic).

If you ask me, OPI has really hit it out of the park with this collection. The colors and the names are just all so fantastically fun! It’s also pretty genius that OPI has chosen to release a holiday collection that 1) appeals to the childhood nostalgia of the 25+ year old set, and 2) will also appeal to younger kiddos. That’s some genius marketing if you ask me! Miss Piggy, I’m sure, is so proud, and you can bet she’ll be giving you a piece of her mind if you’re not sporting at least one of these shades for the holiday season! The non-glitter shades, such as Pepe’s Purple Passion and Wocka Wocka!, are perfect for coordinating with the season’s neutrals for casual home gatherings or the office. And the glitter and metallic shades are certain to to be a standout for any holiday parties and especially New Year’s Eve! Imagine doing the countdown and toast wearing Rainbow Connection–I die!! The release date of this shade is also perfect because my birthday happens to be in November–intrepid readers take note!!

Head on over to Refinery 29 to view their fantastic slideshow of The Muppets collection colors! Prior to this I had only seen some smaller pictures of the display and a UK print ad that was also quite small, so to see the colors in their slightly-larger-than-life digital versions was definitely a treat. I predict that many of these shades, especially the glitters and metallics, will sell out fast,  so I know I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for a firm release date!

Which shades of The Muppets Collection will you be swooping in on?

So I used to be the world’s worst nail biter…

Posted in Original Posts Archive with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2011 by clairesayswhat

And now I’m starting a nail polish blog! If you had told me three years ago that I would be doing this, I wouldn’t have believed you for the world. In fact, when my boyfriend found a product that he thought would work to get me to stop biting my nails, I immediately responded with,”Nope! I tried it! It won’t work!” We still joke about that to this day because he was right, and it did work! Of course, a number of other factors combined to help me stop biting my nails besides that, but the point is that it’s pretty amazing that I’m actually starting a blog to write about painting my nails.

It’s not that surprising that I ended up becoming “addicted” to nail polish, really. I put that in quote because, obviously, real addiction is a serious issue after all. That’s what Intervention and Celebrity Rehab is for! Anywho, when I bit my nails I was more obsessed with makeup, specifically eyeshadow. Along the way, I’ve also developed an obsession with necklaces. I love accessories, okay, what girl or good drag queen doesn’t, right? So it’s no wonder that now that I don’t bite my nails anymore I’ve become obsessed with all things polish–colors, brands, trends, what works best, etc. I have to tell you, it was a pretty exciting day when I realized that I was actually reading and paying attention to features on nails in the beauty and fashion magazines that I read!

I’ve also loved to write since I was a kid and had been wanting to start another blog for awhile. So I finally realized that I do have a lot to say about nail polish, and that I should throw my brush in the ring, so to speak, and offer my own thoughts on the subject! So here we are. At Glossy Expectations you can expect to find mostly reviews of nail polish and related products done in a unique style. Follow me on twitter, too, if you like! I tweet about many other things besides nail polish if you’re at all interested. Also, please comment with any ideas or suggestions of things you’d like to see at Glossy Expectations!

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