Category:Sephora by OPI’

Sephora by OPI Halloween 2010

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This year I have been having a lot of fun with holiday polish. :-)

Kitty Loves Black

Kitty Loves Black is a slightly sheer dark charcoal grey with teal shimmer. I like it! The shimmer gives it a nice depth on the nail. I could see myself wearing this beyond Halloween. :-) Please excuse the cat hair that sneaked into this picture!

Application was good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Sephora by OPI Kitty Loves Black

Sephora by OPI Kitty Loves Black in sunlight

If You’ve Got It Haunt It

A chunky multi-colored glitter in a somewhat sheer soft black/dark charcoal base. It is pretty opaque after two coats. This is ok, but I don’t love it. I think I would like it better if the glitter was a bit more fine, or if it was a holo glitter.

Application was a bit uneven, but a top coat leveled it a bit. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Sephora by OPI If You've Got It Haunt It

Sephora by OPI If You've Got It Haunt It in sunlight

Full Moon

Full Moon is a white crème. It does glow in the dark, but not very strongly. For the price, $9 a bottle, I expect a bit more. A $3 drugstore glow in the dark polish would probably perform just as well.

Application was a bit streaky and uneven. It dried a soft matte, but needed a top coat to even it out. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Sephora by OPI Full Moon in sunlight

Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Sephora by OPI Full Moon (glowing in the dark)

Kitty Loves Black is pretty, but overall I liked Color Club’s Bewitching set more than these.

Sephora by OPI Kitty Loves Black, Sephora by OPI If You've Got It Haunt It, Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Sephora by OPI Kitty Loves Black, Sephora by OPI If You've Got It Haunt It, Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Fall Favorites Giveaway!

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It’s hard to believe, but fall is almost here!

I have selected some of my favorites from OPI’s Swiss, China Glaze’s Vintage Vixen and Sephora by OPI’s Rocker Chic collections. One randomly chosen winner will receive six new bottles of polish. One each of:

- OPI Yodel Me on My Cell

- OPI Diva of Geneva

- China Glaze Ingrid

- China Glaze Jitterbug

- Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous

- Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer

OPI Yodel Me on My Cell, OPI Diva of Geneva, China Glaze Ingrid, China Glaze Jitterbug, Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous, Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer

OPI Yodel Me on My Cell, OPI Diva of Geneva, China Glaze Ingrid, China Glaze Jitterbug, Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous, Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer

To Enter:

Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect

or

Follow me on Twitter and retweet the following: Follow @PlayWithPolish and RT to win new polish for fall! :-) http://www.playingwithpolish.com/2010/08/fall-favorites-giveaway/

For extra credit, follow using Google Friend Connect and follow and retweet on Twitter. Limit two enteries per person (one each method).

The deadline is September 2, 2010 at 5:00 PM Pacific.

I will choose one randomly selected winner on September 2, 2010 and notify them via Google Friend Connect messaging (or through Twitter). Please respond within 72 hours, or I will select another winner. My contest is open to anyone (except my family of course).

Good luck!

Sephora by OPI Rocker Chic

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Rocker Chic is Sephora by OPI’s new fall collection. There are nine new colors. Here are the five that appealed most to me.

Do I Know You?

A pinkish-beige crème.

Sephora by OPI Do I Know You?

Sephora by OPI Do I Know You? in sunlight

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Dating the Drummer

Based on the pictures and description on Sephora’s website, “sheer warm walnut with fine holographic glitter”, I was expecting something different. I would not describe the polish as particularly sheer, and I was hoping for  more glitter. It is pretty, but subtle and not as exciting as I had hoped it would be.

Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer

Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer in sunlight

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Rock His World

A dark brownish- red crème.

Sephora by OPI Rock His World

Sephora by OPI Rock His World in sunlight

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Club Scene Queen

Smoky with fine teal glitter. Sephora describes this polish as being sheer, and it sure is! This polish had promise, and I would have really liked this one if it was more opaque.

Sephora by OPI Club Scene Queen

Sephora by OPI Club Scene Queen in sunlight

Application was so-so. This polish is pretty sheer, and I had issues with bald spots. Even after three coats there is still a distinctive visible nail line :-( Three coats shown.

Just a Little Dangerous

A lovely metallic purple with pink and blue shimmer. It is no surprise that this one is by far my favorite! :-)

Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous

Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous in sunlight

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Sephora by OPI Rocker Chic

Sephora by OPI Rocker Chic

Overall this is a nice fall collection. I would have liked a bit more shimmer and glitter though! Given the name, I would have expected it to be a bit more edgy or fun.

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

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Teal We Meet Again is from Sephora by OPI’s 2010 summer Havana Nights collection. In the bottle it shows a blue/green/teal duochrome effect (especially under the bright lights at our local Sephora). It is not as strong on the nail though. It applied as a dark shimmery teal. Very pretty!

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again in artificial light

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again in sunlight

Application was very good with full opacity in two coats.

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again

Two coats and a top coat shown.

Sephora by OPI Techno Girl

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I love this time of year! We almost always have beautiful weather here in Northern California, but this time of year I feel an irresistible urge to spend time outside and smell the spring air! Although Techno Girl is not part of Sephora by OPI’s Modern Flowers collection it strikes me as being a floral color.

Sephora’s website Techno Girl as being “vivid azalea.” Many of the azaleas I have seen are more of a purplish pink, but overall I would say that is an accurate description of this bright pink crème.

Sephora by OPI's Techno Girl

Sephora by OPI's Techno Girl in artificial light

Application was smooth, but the formula was a bit more sheer than I expected with a color this bright. It took three coats for totally opaque coverage. The pictures are of three coats with a top coat.

Sephora by OPI's Techno Girl

Sephora by OPI's Techno Girl

This is a fun summery shade that I will enjoy wearing. The color is bright, but quite wearable for most any situation (depending on your job of course). I love the name too! :-)

Sephora by OPI's Techno Girl in sunlight

Sephora by OPI's Techno Girl in sunlight

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