The Ten Best Glitter Nail Polish Shades of 2013

Top Glitter Polishes Including Purple Shades

As 2013 comes to an end, it’s a good idea to look back and review the best polishes of the year. Over at All Lacquered Up, there is a list of the top ten glitter nail polishes of 2013, complete with swatches. In our last post, we looked at a China Glaze glitter polish in the Happy HoliGlaze Collection, Bells Will Be Blinging; a different Happy HoliGlaze glitter, All Wrapped Up, made the top ten list.

Another popular shade in the top ten is an OPI liquid sand, Alcatraz Rocks. The sparkle and texture of lacquers like these made glitters popular in 2013, and will keep them fashionable next year and perhaps beyond.

New Mariah Carey OPI Nail Polish Collection Announced for Winter/Holiday 2013

Winter Holiday 2013 Nails

It seems early to start thinking about the winter holidays, but OPI has announced the upcoming launch of a new Mariah Carey collection for the 2013 holiday season. The set will include new nail lacquers in an array of hues that include red (of course), burgundy, and brown, plus glitters in gold and other shades, as well as other Liquid Sand varieties. From, here are descriptions of all 18 shades: Continue Reading

The Temptation of Texture, a Tantalizing Trend

OPI Bond Girls CollectionWhat’s the hottest look in nails right now? Think it’s appliques, fine art or the ombre look? Perhaps you could make a case for one of these, but there is another contender. It’s textured, and we’re not talking faux here. Several companies have come out with nail polish that actually give your nails some real, touch, and feel texture. In fact, OPI has an entire collection dedicated to its textured formula known as Liquid Sand: the Bond Girls Collection.

Here are some other alternatives for texture on your nails, courtesy of The Fashion Spot’s rundown on textured manicures:

Soft to the Touch: These new nail color products go beyond simple rhinestones or jewels. The texture is actually worked into the nail polish itself. If you want your nails to glitter like all that’s gold or if you want a truly luxe fuzzy look (think deep hued and soft) then, check out Ciate’s new products. The company sells manicure kits that will make your nails sparkle with miniature rhinestones or feel soft to the touch with a fuzzy like velvet finish. Also hot is the caviar look, so named because your nails are textured with minuscule little round bumps – much like the top of a sushi roll. Continue Reading

OPI Left Its Heart in San Francisco, and the Result is a Timeless Collection for Fall and Winter 2013

San Francisco, the inspiration for OPI's Fall/Winter 2013 collection

San Francisco is the inspiration for OPI’s Fall/Winter 2013 nail polish collection

Fog City, San Fran, City by the Bay, Paris of the West – call it what you will, but the Golden City – a.k.a – San Francisco – has inspired a new line of luscious nail colors from OPI. The company has released details on a San Francisco themed line for Fall/Winter 2013. With 15 shades – 3 of them the cool liquid sands, there is sure to be a color for everyone.

The company’s San Francisco collection echoes the urbanity of the City by the Bay with a range of rich, luxe shades perfect for the chillier weather. Even the names reflect the distinctive city, with shades named “A-Piers to Be Tan” and “Lost on Lombard”. The collection also includes three cool liquid sand shades with their distinctive glittery micro texture feel. Nail polish blog Swatch and Learn did a full workup with images of all the shades here. And here’s a run-down of all the shades in the collection.

Haven’t the Foggiest – It’s called Fog City for a reason, but this glittery gray will banish the blues away
Embarca-Dare Ya! – Bold and bright, a popping magenta
Incognito in Sausalito – You won’t be on the QT in this not so basic black
Peace, Love & OPI – Hippies and hipsters alike will go la-la for this earthy green, dig.
Keeping Suzi at Bay – Bluer than SF bay, this cobalt blue will cheer you up
A-Piers to Be Tan – Remember when it was cool to slather on the coconut oil and bake – well here’s the UV-friendly version
Lost on Lombard – This siren red is sure to get some attention
Knead Sour-Dough – Echo the colors of fall with this reddish-brown shade
In the Cable Car-Pool Lane – You won’t feel like Hester Prynne with this shade of scarlet
Muir Muir on the Wall – You’ll be plum-touched when you wear this
Dining al Frisco – The perfect shade of an azure blue sky
First Date at the Golden Gate – Hubba-hubba red
Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! (Liquid Sand) – Just like a dog will always make you smile, this pretty blue will keep you grinning
It’s All San Andreas’s Fault (Liquid Sand) – No one will fault you for wearing this rich sable shade
Alcatraz…Rocks (Liquid Sand) – Banish thoughts of prison gray – this is a charming mist

With so many shades to choose from in the new OPI San Francisco line, you’ll be sure to find a few that you love for this fall and winter!