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Bond 007 + OPI = Skyfall Collection!

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So I am kinda excited for the new James Bond movie coming out soon featuring Daniel Craig.  And Ms. Adele is singing the title song!

So OPI is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise with a limited edition holiday collection coming out in October called the Skyfall collection.

From PR,

This holiday season, OPI celebrates the 50th Anniversary of a fellow world icon – James Bond – appearing in Skyfall. Starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem, this highly-anticipated twenty-third installment opens in theaters nationwide on November 9, 2012. 

Inspired by the film’s blend of glamour and danger, OPI launches Skyfall Collection, featuring twelve limited-edition nail lacquers for Holiday 2012. “OPI is thrilled to work with EON Productions to celebrate 50 years of the style, swagger and mystique associated with Bond 007,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “From metallic and glitter finishes to jewel tones and even a jet black, these lacquers capture the film’s sophisticated and glamorous look.

“Watch for Bérénice Marlohe wearing two Skyfall Collection shades in the film,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “With Skyfall, a rich maroon, painted on top of the nail and GoldenEye, a shimmering gold, painted on the undersides, Marlohe’s luxurious manicure will be the one to try this holiday season.”

There are 12 colours in this collection and there is mix of textures and colours very popular at this time and for the upcoming holiday/fete Noel season!

The collection:

GoldenEye – All eyes will be upon you when you wear this glorious gold.

The Spy Who Loved Me – A red as romantic as the secret agent inside you.

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This NARS Andy Warhol is the biggest collection yet! Part 1: Color Collection

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So Francois Nars has brought out a new collection for fall/winter 2012 inspired by one of the most important, popular and visual artists of the 20thcentury, Andy Warhol!  This collection has everything – nail lacquers, lipglosses, colour and texture!

“Everybody is a Superstar.  At least for 15 minutes.” –  Andy Warhol

LARGER THAN LIFE® LIPGLOSS Brilliant shine. Intense color. NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss provides lustrous shine that stays in place for hours, while lips feel protected and moisturized. Continue reading

M.A.C.'s Holiday 09: Magic, Mirth and Mischief Colour Collection

Here is the second part of M.A.C.’s holiday collection.  Again, not getting anything from here.  Especially not the MES.  I usually love the MES, but sometimes their textures can be a little inconsistent.  The Style Black MES were so amazing, that these are just…meh.  The crescent side has a very chunky texture, so it gives me a good reason to pass.  There are no must-have, standout products in this collection.  Info courtesy

Mineralized Eyeshadow Duos : (LE) $19.50USD

  • Devil-May-Care – Base: Rich light violet, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)
  • Under Your Spell – Base: Light yellow peach pink, Crescent: Rich copper (Limited Edition)
  • Mayhem Base – Dirty brown gold, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)
  • Midnight Madness – Base: Dirty grey brown, Crescent: Gold (Limited Edition)
  • It’s A Miracle Base – Deep blue burgundy, Crescent: Gold (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Sorcery Base – Bright turquoise, Crescent: Silver (Limited Edition)

Softsparkle Eye Pencils: (LE) $14.50USD

  • Iris Accents – Pale violet with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Nightsky – True black with silver pearl (Limited Edition) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Lipsticks: $14.00USD/$16.50CDN

  • Pervette Soft bright pink with violet opalescent shimmer (Glaze) (Permanent)
  • Utter Fun – Fuchsia cherry pink (Limited Edition)
  • Surprise Me – Mid-tone peach (Limited Edition)
  • Total Wow! – Blue pink berry (Limited Edition)

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NARS Holiday 2009 Collection


NARS has followed up their great fall collection with another beautiful one for winter!

According to the website:

‘The look for the NARS Holiday 2009 Collection is sophisticated and sensual,
featuring shades that are deep and bold with festive shimmer. ‘“For the holidays,
I think it’s a great time to feel beautiful and sexy…with a little bit of movie
star attitude,” says François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS


The Details

SOFT TOUCH SHADOW PENCIL New for the NARS Holiday 2009 Collection – the Soft Touch Shadow Pencil has a convenient delivery system and multi-purpose formula. “Pencils are always very handy and easy to use – this one has a wonderful texture and comes in fun, playful shades,” says Nars. It has a smooth, cushiony feel on the lids and great playtime for optimal blending. Use it subtly to line as a highlighter, or more intensely as a base for powders.  The pencil comes in three colours:

GODDESS A cool, divinely ethereal, glistening pink champagne that’s worthy of worship.

AIGLE NOIR A smoky, bold black infused with gold shimmer named for the dark, noble raptor that soars the Himalayas – graceful and rare.

SKORPIOS An irresistibly iridescent copper named for the alluring Greek isle of the famous and flamboyant.

Coat lips instantly with this bold, bright and modernly matte holly – red hue that
slips on with a velvety texture – a holiday staple with portability and ease of

This richly pigmented Barolo wine shade is creamy, long-lasting and matte for
strong, seamless color and a perfectly defined pout.

Lasting and lustrous, like its namesake region – this classic, incandescent candy
apple red nail hue is sultry, sexy and steeped in tradition.

Deep, subtly shimmering hues of eggplant and the darkest wood create an
earthy, yet sophisticated palette – a perfect pairing for layering up to the brow
or lining for shape and definition. Try swiping one shade over the eyelid and
applying the other beneath the brow bone to highlight. No matter the technique,
the effect will be decidedly dramatic.

Bordeaux with hints of iridescent blues and coal rich with metallic greens make
for a modern holiday pairing. They can be used along the upper or lower lash
line: Swipe on the upper lid for use as a shadow or use underneath the eye as a
liner. Layered or alone, these shades are bold and impressive.

A surprising contrast of bright, yet intense hues in the sheerest of textures. Apply
the twinkling frost shade to the inner eye, extending up to the brow to illuminate;
line the upper lid with the glittering garland green for a look that’s faultlessly

This shimmering, spicy pine cream eyeshadow is named for the monsoon –
natural and unpredictable. It has richness and depth, yet is lightweight in texture,
allowing for a surprising range of color and intensity – from daring to delicate.

This looks very women of colour-friendly! I’ve been drooling over everything in this collection!  I definitely have to check out.  NARS is a great product line and their shadows and blushes are highly pigmented.  I started getting into NARS during last year’s winter collection.

This collection is now available online and for more information, visit

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