Okay, so basically…this is my first ever blog sale and I’m doing my best to figure it out before it begins but please be patient if it’s a bit rocky at first. Why am I finally having a blog sale after almost 4 years? What you don’t know is that I got into a motorcycle crash [...]
So…we all knew it was coming and here is a great shot from the Illustrated Nail. I am not into shatter but I actually want the aubergine shatter/maroon shatter. It looks amazing and the yellow-y green [...]
So. Where have I been….I temped for a couple weeks and then back to unemployment. I spent about 3 hours today trying to rescue my blog because I upgraded to the newest version of WordPress and it broke my blog dashboard! I couldn’t log in and it took me 3 hours to figure it out (well no, I knew how to fix it…just not how to fix it in terms of like what to do. I knew I needed to remove this one folder but just how to access it without being a part of my dashboard was the tough part!). I’ve been busy trying to figure out my life and how to get a new job and going to a lot of interviews and not necessarily wearing a lot of nail polish (or rather not changing it daily). I’m still not 100% sure what I want to do with my blog, I am not removing it but I’m not sure I am in a place to go back to daily postings now or anytime soon .
BUT….before I lost my job I went to the AMAZING OPI Holland Collection preview for Spring 2012 at the beautiful Claridges Hotel in London. I’d only been past it and never inside and it was so exciting and the collection is everything I ever dreamed of (and more!). Not to mention that I will be featured on some online QVC videos blabbing about why I collect old OPI polishes and why there is such a market for old school collectors (like me…or I try to be one)!
Claridges….on the outside, so pretty! Some day I will eat there…maybe even afford to sleep there!
Sneak attack picture of Helen (of JustNiceThings) who will probably murder me for posting this picture but I think she looks beautiful, I think of her as my eye makeup guru (and long nail idol)
The OPI Holland Collection! So, so many standouts. Both blues on the bottom right are shimmers, one with gold and one with silver. A proper orange crème (which is fantastic because I was just lamenting before this preview that there weren’t enough oranges around) [plus you can't have a Dutch collection without Orange...Orange IS Dutch!!!]. Also the brown impresses me (and I’m not into browns) as it has red and golden shimmer and it has depth and beauty. I definitely need all of this collection….or as much as I can afford!
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This might be one of the vampiest colours I own, it is incredibly an incredibly dark eggplant purple. I can see the purple in the bottle and in certain lights on my fingers, but without any real sunshine I can only say that it is visible on the nail because I’ve seen it on other blogs. [...]
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