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My Two Polish Picks From The OPI Nordic Collection For Fall 2014

New seasons always bring new styles and that doesn’t only apply to fashion. As excited as I am about boots and legging, I’m also excited about Fall beauty products. From dark berry lipsticks to new nail polish shades, Fall brings a new colour palette to play with. I’ve picked out two fabulous nail polish shades from the new OPI Nordic Collection that will be perfect for Fall.

As always this collection has some adorably themed names including Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm? (which actually was out of stock when I went shopping!) and Going My Way or Norway. All of the shades are great Fall choices but the two I picked are My Dogsled is a Hybrid and My Voice is a Little Norse.

OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

My Dogsled is a Hybrid is a beautiful light sea-foam green shade. It looks like a lighter version of the classic Tiffany blue colour from China Glaze, aptly named For AudreyMy Dogsled is a Hybrid is a great soft shade that will really complement the darker tones of Fall. I can totally see this mani popping when paired with brown, plum, or grey outfits.

My Voice is a Little Norse is the one glitter of the collection, and it’s a versatile polish for any season. It has a holographic sparkle and a slightly grey coloured base. It looks awesome over a lot of different colours, including red, black, and navy blue. I can see this shade being quite handy when it comes around to the holidays, since a little sparkle can spice up and special occasion.

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse over My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse over My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

Although these are the two I fell for, the whole collection consists of some great nail polish shades. Which ones are your favourites from the OPI Nordic Collection?

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Summer Music Festival Makeup Picks

There are a lot of everyday beauty products that are more prominent in the summer, such as lip balm, sunscreen, and waterproof mascara, but for special events sometimes you need a little something extra. I have two beauty products that are my go-to choices for a fun summer music festival, and with Digital Dreams coming up this weekend I wanted to share my picks with all of you.

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

For a bright, bold, and attention-getting eye I like to use coloured glitter all over my lids. Since it’s hot and sweaty in the summer you definitely need something to make this stick, so a glittery shadow with a built in primer is the perfect choice. The Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer is a great solution for a festive eye look that’s simple to do and lasts all day. This two-in-one has a sticky eye shadow primer in the flip top, and loose glitter eyeshadow underneath. The shade I have is 01 Aqua, which makes my brown eyes totally pop.

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

Sephora Collection Eye Glitter + Primer and Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro

The other product I’m packing for summer music festivals is the Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm in Pink Shock. This super soft, moisturizing lip balm packs a punch of colour and gives me a bold pink pout. It’s easy to reapply throughout the day and keeps my lips soft and safe from the sun with ingredients such as Shea Butter and Vitamin E.

These two products on their own are quick ways to amp up your makeup look at any summer event, but put together they create a totally fun festival look which will be perfect to dance the day away at Digital Dreams.

Maybelline New York ColorShow Kohl Liners

Basic black eyeliner can get a little boring sometimes, so every once in a while we need to spice it up with a new shade. The Maybelline New York ColorShow Kohl Liners are available in a great variety of shades that range from basic to bold.

Maybelline New York ColorShow Kohl Liners

Maybelline New York ColorShow Kohl Liners

From left to right the shades above are Turquoise Flash, Marvelous Maroon, Barely Beige, Graphite Grey, and Green Envy.

All of these liners had a super smooth application and a fairly long-lasting formula. They glide on very easily and can be smudged a little bit to get a smokier effect. Barely Beige is great for the inner waterline to open up the eye, and Graphite Grey works really well as a substitute for black.

NOTD: Blue, Turquoise and Tiny Floral Nail Art

Blue, Turquoise And Tiny Floral Nail Art

Blue, Turquoise And Tiny Floral Nail Art

These ocean-themed ombre nails are a fresh and fun look for summer. The base is a combination of China Glaze Sea Spray, China Glaze For Audrey, and OPI Fly sponged into a gradient. The tiny floral design was stamped on top using Konad plate m73.