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Go Through the Looking Glass with Alice and OPI

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New collection of brights for 2016 from OPI!  Called Alice Through the Looking Glass, it’s a tie-in with the new Tim Burton movie from Disney which is a sequel, I suppose, to Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.  Trailer looks…. creepy.

Direct link:  http://youtu.be/ynt9lWQG8uQ

I prefer my old book with the original Tenniel illustrations, thanks.

But… polish!  Everything2K has a quick writeup and shows this picture

Alice TTLG from OPI nail plate

Those three white ones on the left are blank, and there are nine polishes:

The I’s Have It
Oh My Majesty!
What’s the Hatter with You?
I’m Gown for Anything!
Fearlessly Alice
A Mirror Escape
Having a Big Head Day
Mad for Madness Sake
What Time Isn’t It?

I think the shimmery gold A Mirror Escape look pretty but the others underwhelm me.  We live in an ocean of red cremes already.

Release is tentatively scheduled for May 1st to precede the movie’s summer premiere.

Spring 2016 news — House of Colour collection from China Glaze

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My new Zoya Whispers Collection isn’t here yet, so let’s peek at some other late winter/early spring news.  China Glaze’s big spring set is called House of Colour.

CG House of Colour

I see a motley crew of cremes, shimmers, and glitters in a variety of colors — royal blue, pale yellow, fuchsia, tan, coral and more.  They should be in stores soon and are already available online, such as at Ulta.

For a really good look at all of them, check out THIS video review from Karina Kaboom.  The color names are (not in the same order as the bottles shown):

Come Rain or Shine
In the Near Fuchsia
Girls Just Want to Have Sun
Glitter Me This
Let’s Chalk About It
Sorry I’m Latte
Chrome Is Where the Heart Is
Shut the Front Door
Pink or Swim
About Layin’ Out
Moonlight the Night
Don’t Be Shallow

If you’re tired of the holidays, winter, snow, and so on, some spring news is always welcome.

Shhhhhhh! Time for WHISPERS — new collection from Zoya — preview

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Zoya Whispers



Experience color serenity with this muted and tranquil palette of transitional nail neutrals.

  • Cala – ZP823: A soft nude with a kiss of warmth that will flatter most skin tones.
  • April – ZP824: A light, rosy toned neutral that is a modern take on blush.
  • Eastyn – ZP825: A subtle grayed grape that is more interesting than mauve and gives a modern alternative that is ever so wearable.
  • Misty – ZP827: An easy to wear taupe that is an updated version of gray with just a touch of green to make it daring.
  • Ireland – ZP826: A uniquely wearable green that is muted enough to make it subtle yet still interesting. This green is well balanced between blue & yellow so it’s flattering on all skin tones.
  • Lake – ZP828: A softened blue that gives the effect of serene water with just a hint of vibrancy to preserve its luminosity.


$9 (US)
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

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Want more pictures?  Lots of pictures?

Zoya Whispers group

Zoya Whispers spills

Zoya Whispers April

Zoya Whispers Lake

Zoya Whispers sampler

What a beautiful winter-into-spring collection.  The muted rose and the blue are sure putting me in mind of Pantone’s Colors of the Year for 2016.  Lovin’ the lavender Eastyn too!

Coming from Sephora — all that Pantone jazz

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I was looking forward to seeing what Sephora was going to have as tie-ins to the Pantone Color(s) of the Year for 2016.  Last year I missed out on the Marsala (wine red) eye shadow palette they had and would’ve liked to have gotten it, but oh well, wasn’t going to pay hundreds for it on eBay.

As mentioned earlier this month, the Colors of the Year are Rose Quartz and Serenity, beautiful pastels.  I kind of wonder if they’re going to be that great for all skin tones, though, especially for darker-skinned people.

At any rate, here are some of the upcoming items from Sephora:

Sephora pantone 2016

To see the whole line, click HERE.

There’s a matte light blue lipstick (WHY?  Who wants to wear light blue lipstick and look like Halloween?  This must be some trend that, at 57, I’m not getting.  I understand that it can be “fun,” but…. blue lips???), a pink “layer” lipstick, an eye shadow palette, and a set of lip glosses that includes a blue and a yellow, because who doesn’t want blue or yellow lips.  #zombielips   #jaundice   #frostbite

The eye shadow palette, eh, don’t think so.  My first impression is that there are not nearly enough pinks and most of the colors would not flatter me at all.  It seems all over the color map.  I see Marsala from last year, Radiant Orchid from the year before, a weird lime green, a flat-out red, and other shades that make me say, “Probably not.”  For $39, I think I can find something more flattering.

What’s old is new — RETRO REVIVAL Collection from Essie

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Big news from Essie!  Per their Facebook page:  35 years. 6 iconic shades and one ‘Starry Starry Night’.  Introducing the Retro Revival collection celebrating 35 years of Essie.

Essie Retro set

Colors are:

  • Starry Starry Night
  • Life of the Party
  • Bikini with a Martini
  • Sequin Sash
  • Birthday Suit
  • Cabana Boy

and will be available in early January.  You can see more of the set at Essie.com and in this fab retro video on YouTube.

I didn’t even know about Essie decades ago, but I’ve heard that Starry Starry Night is so sought-after that people are willing to sell their firstborn to snag a bottle on eBay.  Now we won’t have to.

Have a great weekend!

Never too early for Happy Hour

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Zoya has announced their mid-December one-day sales, and this year they’re calling it Holiday Happy Hour.

Zoya happy hour

Despite the fact that the sale started yesterday, I only received the email this morning.  😦

I do not recall their announcing what the deals would be in advance, but this year they are, so plan accordingly!  Official announcement:

Holiday Happy Hour is back!

Every day from 5pm – 9pm ET, we will be gifting you amazing deals! Be sure to stop by our social media pages to take part of the deal featured on that day. Make sure to get your happy hour deal before they’re gone!

Can’t wait? Check out all of the deals ahead of time here.

Daily Happy Hour Deals Valid 12/7/15 – 12/13/15

Monday – Mini Monday

5 for $10 + Free Shipping

Tuesday – Textured Tuesday

$5 off all Matte, Satin or PixieDust shades + free shipping of $20

Wednesday – Winterproof Wednesday

Buy one get one free Qtica Balms + free shipping

Thursday – Treatment Thursday

Buy a minicure kit get any 3 colors free + free shipping

Friday – Flip Out Friday

Buy One Remove+ Big Flipper, Get one FREE + free shipping

Saturday – Soft Lips Saturday

Get a lip repair balm FREE, just pay shipping!

Sunday – Sunday Funday

Buy the Naked Base &  Naked Glossy Seal – Get any Perfector FREE + free shipping!

We hope to see you there!

Zoya Nail Polish is the world’s leading brand of nail polish. Known as the “Healthy New Color of Fashion” Zoya is always a step ahead of fashion trend with the longest wearing natural nail formula. From creams, mattes, satins, metallic and texture finishes there are over 300 shades to choose from.

Please note the limited hours of 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time.  These are NOT all-day sales.  The one that really stands out to me is today’s $5 off all Matte, Satin, and PixieDust shades.  Zoya recently said on their Facebook page that the PixieDusts are being phased out and when they’re gone, they’re gone and will not continue to be produced.  The textured fad is past but I thought a lot of the sparkly PixieDusts were very pretty.

So dust off your wish lists and gift lists, and enjoy!

Hello Kitty 2016 from OPI

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I presume the Hello Kitty multi-billion-dollar-generating Japanese character needs no introduction.  It’s been around since the ’70s, but unlike much 1970s culture, it’s not one of my favorite things.  Don’t dislike it, just not crazy about it.

At any rate, OPI is coming out with a 12-polish Hello Kitty themed set for early 2016.  Exact release date unknown but I’ve read early January.

Hello Kitty OPI pic

Hello Kitty display2

Hello Kitty display

Heavy on the pink, no surprise there.

Blogger The Nailasaurus has a preview and swatches of six of the shades HERE.  Another sneak peek from BeautyGeeks HERE.  And more swatches of the same six colors by Really Ree HERE.

Cute, but, not being a particular HK fan, nothing grabs me.  Colors are pretty yet nothing new.  If you’re a Hello Kitty lover or know someone who is, though, have fun!

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