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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?

Color Club has Pride!

Posted in Original Posts Archive with tags , on August 8, 2011 by clairesayswhat

I hope y’all will excuse my absence and the lack of updates here lately. I’ve been busy with my nephew’s first birthday, getting ready for my graduation, and other things. Plus, I’m letting my nails breathe for a bit at the moment, so I don’t have a review for you just yet. I did just paint my toesies, though, but I’m kind of hesitant to post a photo of my feet on the Internet. Call me crazy…or just neurotic, but it seems weird! Perhaps I’ll just review the polishes I used later on.

But what this is post is really about is simply one of the most awesome nail polish collections I’ve ever seen! I’m sure everyone and their sister has read about it by now, but I’ve been a tad out of the loop so it’s new to me. LOOK:

Photo from Color Club

It’s the Pride: Live Your Life in Color collection from Color Club!! And Color Club is even donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this collection to AIDS charities. I’m always a fan of products I can buy and feel good about at the same time.

I also just love the striped bottle caps, and I know my good friend Kevin will be thrilled to see that Color Club took the initiative to coordinate this collection perfectly with the colors of the gay pride rainbow flag (he’s always harping that other companies often get it wrong)! They even arranged them in the package appropriately! It has truly been a historic year for the advancement of GLBT rights and acceptance, and I think it’s pretty damn cool that a fairly well-known nail polish company is recognizing that.

At $48, I think this collection is priced extremely well, too. You get 6 shades and a top coat for goodness sakes! I just might have to bite the bullet and order this since, aside from helping out a great cause, it’s just an all-around fantastic collection of primary and secondary (perhaps even tertiary with the violet, eh?) colors that would make for some great nail art additions. And let’s face it: sometimes a good, tried-and-true color does the trick better than just about anything else!

I also see that Color Club has this Create Your Own 3 Pack deal, which is pretty cool. You get to pick 3 of your own shades and they throw in a free lip gloss that you get to pick the color of, too! Freebies are always good but they’re even better when you can choose the color and stand a better chance of not getting stuck with something that’s totally wrong for your skin tone, if you ask me. Can’t argue with that!

So far, I’ve yet to find a store in my area that carries Color Club. How about you guys? Have you seen the Pride collection in any stores, or do you own it? I would love to see some photos if you do or read any of your thoughts about Color Club in general.