Friday, May 27, 2011

Up and Coming OPI's!

I don't normally do the official press release thing because I figure most of you who follow beauty blogs will hear about them through other bloggers. I also have ZERO idea where you guys actually find the press releases, 'cause I usually just get them from other people, hah. BUT I thought that since I *love* the colors coming out in the Nice Stems! and Serena Williams Glam Series, I would share them with you all!

First, the Nice Stems! Collection!

Press Release (Found at Opal Stevens):
Stop and see the flowers with summer’s Nice Stems! by OPI, a limited edition collection featuring four new nail lacquers in stunning shades of pink. With whimsical names based on their floral inspirations, these vibrant, flirty colors range from pale, frosty pink to rich fuchsia. Nice Stems! offers fingers and toes a perfectly pink shade for all of summer’s looks.

“These vibrant, feminine hues complement 60’s ladylike fashions, 70’s glam looks, and bold color-blocking, which are the season’s staples,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The Nice Stems! collection also offers an interesting contrast and feminine accent to the punk and biker looks on the runways.”

“Using different micas and glitters can give lacquer a 3-dimensional look,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “I Lily Love You is a glitter coat that can be layered over any of the other three shades to add a bright sparkle; or, it can be worn on its own for a subtle tint of pink with strands of glitter.”
The Nice Stems! Nail Lacquers by OPI contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.
This limited edition Nice Stems! collection will be available beginning June 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

The colors include:
Be a Dahlia Won't You?

Come to Poppy

I Lilly Love You

Play the Peonies

I love how they're named after flowers and they are all so pretty!  I definitely want this whole collection.  I could probably live without Play the Peonies, but if I see the whole thing, I may just have to get them all :)  Come to Poppy is my favorite!  One lucky winner can win this whole collection from Body and Soul's May Monthly Giveaway!  But HURRY because it ends tonight at midnight EST!

The other collection I want to talk about is additional colors from the Grand Slam! Collection from Serena Williams!

Press Release (from Blushing Noir):
OPI joins tennis superstar Serena Williams in announcing the latest three lacquers in the Glam Slam! collection. To celebrate the world’s oldest, most prestigious tennis tournament, Glam Slam! England features two duo-packs filled with sparkle.

The first Lacquer set includes Your Royal Shine-ness, a metallic silver shade, paired with Servin’ Up Sparkle, a shimmer-packed silver glitter. The second Lacquer set also features Servin’ Up Sparkle, along with Grape…Set…Match, a metallic purple. 

“England’s premier tennis tournament warrants colors with extra glitz and glamour,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “The next big trend in nails is making lacquer look 3-dimensional by adding different micas and glitters, turning fingertips into jewelry. With two bold metallics and a sparkling glitter, these colors are fit for royalty.”

“For stand-out nails, I love experimenting with different glitter shades,” explains Serena Williams. “The new Glam Slam! England lacquers can be worn alone for a bright pop of color, or layered with Servin’ Up Sparkle to create a textured effect.”

Serena Williams has received the World Number One in singles ranking by the Women’s Tennis Association on five separate occasions, along with being listed as sixth on the all-time greatest champions list. Additionally, she has won two Olympic gold medals in women’s doubles and has earned 27 Grand Slam titles to date. Serena is the most recent player to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously and only the fifth woman in history to do so.

New shades in the Glam Slam! collection will be introduced to coincide with each of the four major tournaments, beginning with the Australian Open in January 2011, followed by launches in May 2011 for the French Open, June 2011 for Wimbledon and August 2011 for the US Open. As with all OPI Nail Lacquers, the Glam Slam! collection contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application.

Glam Slam! England will be available beginning June 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $14.95 ($20.95 CAN) suggested retail for each duo-pack. 

The colors include:


Servin' up Sparkle

Your Royal Shine-ness

I really like these metallics!  I think I definitely need the purple.  I'd have to see a swatch of Your Royal Shine-ness 'cause it looks similar to ORLY Shine, which I just picked up--maybe a little darker.  I probably don't have to have it.  I'd like to see the sparkle in person, too!  

How do you guys feel about these new collections??

Thanks for reading--and don't forget to keep entering my giveaway if you haven't yet!  I'll probably have a real post for you all later tonight or tomorrow morning :)

<3 Whitney