Saturday, January 26, 2013

NOTD - OPI's Warm and Fozzie

Today's color is from the Muppets Collection that came out in 2011 along with the movie (which was a hilariously cute movie btw) and is called Warm and Fozzie. Of course, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that this color is inspired by Kermit the Frog! ...... Oh. It's Fozzie Bear? Wacka wacka!

Warm and Fozzie is a warm bronze color with bright, golden-yellow shimmer that gives it an overall metallic look.  At times, the color goes from its golden bronze shade to a slight hint of a pinky bronze shade.

  • The formulation in excellent.  The color and shimmer evenly spread out on the first swipe and is very easy to work with.
  • Each layer of this color, I find, dries quickly.
  • Warm and Fozzie reaches opacity in just 2 coats.
  • Indoors, within the shade, Warm and Fozzie's darker bronze color really shows more than the shimmer.  Outside, in the sun, the lighter yellowy shimmer completely takes over, looking lighter and brighter.  In the sun is when Warm and Fozzie truly glows.
  • This color looks great just sheer or opaque.  One sheer layer gives your nails a bit of a light shimmery bronze color without looking dark like the opaque swatches below.  The sheer look was so beautiful I almost just left my nails the way they were after one layer.  You might even be able to pull this neutral polish off at work....might.
  • Due to how warm the color is I would definitely see this color be very flattering on warmer skin tones.
  • Since Warm and Fozzie is a shimmery color, it would be one of the harder nail polishes to remove with just normal nail polish remover.
  • I do not know if this color would necessarily be flattering on really cool, pale skin since Warm and Fozzie is a contrasting warm color with a shimmery finish to boot.

In Flash

In natural bright lighting. 

Even though this collection is not available anymore, you can still easily find this on Amazon.  Just type in "Warm and Fozzie by OPI" and there you go! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What I got for Christmas 2012

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 As I’ve gotten older, the plentiful amount of gifts under the Christmas tree has come down to about two or three, which makes sense since I don’t need all those toys anymore but only few functional gifts.  This year I got two great gifts, a Clarisonic Mia and a kitten calendar! Yes, you read that right. A kitten calendar.  It’s actually come to be sort of a Christmas tradition here in my family.  Its the go-to gift that we all use and since I’ve been extra cat crazy this year, my parents thought the theme for this calendar would be appropriate.  And I screamed in girly delight.

The Clarisonic Mia 2 was something I’ve been thinking about getting for a while now but was surprised by my mom who got it for me before I could.  And I’ve heard about this non-stop on YouTube and on other blogs.  It’s like the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, they never go down in popularity and, along with the Clarisonic, are becoming a beauty classic with numerous copycats still popping up years later.

 Lets dig into the contents shall we?
  • Clarisonic Mia 2 - What sets this version apart from the original Mia are the two settings it has instead of just one.
  • Clarisonic Cover
  • Clarisonic Charger
  • Instruction booklet
  • fresh Soy Face Cleanser - I’ve heard plenty about this brand but this would be the first fresh product I have ever used. 
  • Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster - I’ve never heard of this brand so I’ll just take this as a new skin adventure.  Judging by all the fantastic reviews online, I’m excited to try this baby out.

What I Learned this Christmas:  I learned that I really miss the old traditions of Christmas and want to make things different next year.  Other than watching a bunch of Christmas movies, I barely did anything Christmas-worthy.  Here's hoping Christmas 2013 will be a bit more festive.