Upcoming & Recent Fall & Winter Nail Polish Collections 2012

Hey guys!  So I haven’t been too into nail polish this past summer, and haven’t bought a bottle since the middle of June!  Aren’t you proud!?  But, fall polishes are my favourite to wear, and I have been starting to get back into looking at polish.  I wanted to make a post showing you guys some new collections coming out for fall and winter this year because they are my favourite type of collections!  I am so excited!

Just a warning, this is going to be a very long post!!  I have a lot to go over!

The first one I am going to talk about is OPI’s James Bond/Skyfall collection!  It comes out October 1st, and it seems to be a pretty large collection.  They are all dark shades with one glitter polish.  I don’t have the polishes to show you, but there are pictures to show you!

They look like gorgeous shades!  I am very pleased because most of the colours interest me, unlike some other fall/winter collections that don’t really include colours I care for.  The blue on the end will definitely be one that I will snatch up ASAP!  I don’t think this is the Christmas collection…right!?  I’m not too sure, I can’t find anything online about the Christmas 2012 collection.  Now, onto the OPI Germany Collection.

The Germany collection has already launched, and it has some beautiful shades too!  I don’t think I like the collection as much as the Skyfall collection, but I do still love it!  Of course I do, it’s nail polish.  Here’s a pic:

I am saving my money for other things, so I’m not too sure if I am going to pick any up, but I am interested in Every Month is Oktoberfest, and Unforgretably Blue.  One of my fav YouTubers did a swatch of Every Month is Oktoberfest on her blog, linked here!  It looks like a beautiful colour.  Now that I am looking at all of these pictures, it looks to me like the Skyfall collection is going to be for holiday (like the 2011 Muppets), and the Germany collection is going to be for fall (like the 2011 Touring America).  I could be totally wrong, but that’s what it sounds like!

OPI will also be releasing a gold leaf top coat along with the Skyfall collection, called “The Man With The Golden Gun”.  It claims to be 18k gold, and I’m sure it will be impossible to find once it’s released.  This is going to be the polish everyone goes nuts for!  Will you be buying it!?  Here’s a couple of pics:

 

OK, onto another favourite brand, Essie.

Goodness, are they ever coming out with like fifty collections in the next couple months.  I’m just letting you know that most of the info I am giving you is certain, but some things are not, so I am not guaranteeing to you at all that these will be actual collections!  When a brand has so many collections coming out at once it is easy for them to just ‘not happen’, but with pictures and everything, it will probably release…anyways!  Like I said before, if I sound a little scattered in this post, it’s because I haven’t kept up with (especially Essie) collections for the past couple of months, but they are my favourite brand so I still wanted to do this post…haha I’m just going to start talking about the collections now…sorry!

The first collection I am going to talk about is like the whole reason for the paragraph above.  This collection could be a hoax, it doesn’t seem to be confirmed at all.  Personally, it seems a little ‘too good to be true’ to me.  The names of the polishes are a little out there, the shades don’t really match the season it is rumoured to come out in, it is partnered with a TV show, and there’s a lot of polishes in this collection for Essie.  It’s called The Office Collection.  I’ve researched a bit about this collection, and almost every blog post I see about it says the same thing I’m saying, it could be a hoax.  It would be great if it wasn’t, because the colours are amazing, but it could be.  Anyways, enough talking, here’s a pic!

The top three colours remind me a lot of the OPI Fall/Winter collection polishes, but then most of the polishes on the bottom portion of the picture seem pretty summery to me.  I just don’t see a nail polish collection being released for fall with the majority of the colours being bright.  Plus, I don’t know if you can tell but the names are pretty daring!  Too good to be true?  What do you think!?

OK, next collection that is positively real!!  ‘Stylenomics’.  I’m just going to go right out and say it, it looks a little boring for my taste, but I am sure they are awesome colours.  That’s always how it happens!  You find a sort of boring collection, find one of the colours to be nice, and fall in love!  I’m surprised that this collection isn’t out in like December because every single colour screams holiday to me.  Here’s a link to a blog with pictures of the colours!  They are looking better on second hand!  They seem very flat, but beautiful!  Anyways, that’s enough talk for one collection!

The Yogaga collection!  Another collection that looks a little boring in the pictures, but beautifully swatches!  The second colour (pictured below) is called “Boxer Shorts”, and it is high up on my wishlist right now!  I might not end up buying it because it isn’t necessarily a fall shade, and I’m trying to save up my money, but it is gorgeous is swatches!  Here’s a link to beautybaby44’s post on it to see a swatch!  This collection is in stores now, will you be picking any of them up!?

Onto yet another collection (how many times have I said collection in this post?).  Fall and winter would not be complete without metallic nail polish, and Essie seemed to of course make a whole collection on metallics.  A silver, blue, purple, gold, and copper!  The thing I like most about this collection is that all of the polishes are almost like brushed metal, and I personally think that that looks like you are wearing a more expensive ‘high end’ nail polish compared to a super glittery metallic.   This collection is already out!  I haven’t heard that much rave about this collection on YT, I wonder why!  I think everyone is sort of overwhelmed with nail polish right now because lots of drugstore brands are coming out with great polish, and just so many collections get released this time of year, so it is kind of crazy!  If anyone watches CarlyCristman, does this collection not totally remind you of her!?

Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find any info released on winter or holiday collections for Essie…maybe I’ll have to do a separate post on that!  Anyways, I have a lot more to cover so let’s get into some China Glaze!

So the first collection I want to cover is their Bohemian collection.  It is a collection featuring a whole bunch of metallic holo polishes that have crazy duo chromes in them.  These are some very unique colours!  Here’s a pic:

 

*click the picture for swatches!

And another China Glaze collection, which is a lot more traditional for fall.

 

*click the pic for swatches!

And, lastly, their Holiday Joy collection for Christmas:

 

*All links have been attached to pictures.  These pictures are NOT mine*

That’s it for all of these upcoming collections!  If I purchase any of these I will end up doing a NOTD with them!  Stay tuned!  Will you be picking any of them up?  If you do let me know in a comment, I’d love to hear!  Thanks for reading.

 

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LivTravels: Germany Day 6 is up!

Good morning!  I let Germany Day 6 upload last night, and here it is!  I think I am going to start putting them in HD because they can go all night!  But it would take longer to export..we’ll see!!

Here it is.

Talk to you guys soon!  Enjoy the video, and make sure to comment letting me know what you’re favourite animal is!  Bye!

LivTravels: Germany Days 1 & 2 Is Up!

Happy Saturday!  Looks like my video uploaded overnight!  Yay!  I think I am going to start do this because it totally takes over my computer while it is uploading, so this worked out perfect!  Anyways, here it is!

I hope you have a great Saturday of the long weekend!  I will have a couple more posts up the next few days.  Talk to you soon!

LivTravels: Day 2 & 3 Is Uploaded!

Hey guys!  I got days two and three up!  I merged them because there wasn’t much footage for day two.  Get ready to come along to Germany now!  We go back to Paris, but we went to Germany day four!  I will have another video uploaded tomorrow if nothing bad happens, but it might be overnight because it totally takes over my computer when I am uploading!  Haha, I’m not sure, but I’m pretty positive that I will get it up tomorrow!  I might even edit two videos so that I can have them both uploading at the same time tomorrow night!  Anyways, here it is!

Oh yeah, and I will have my TGIF post up tomorrow, and will be experimenting with some stackable bracelets, so I should have a stackable bracelets post up sometime soon too!  Be sure to check out my Instagram too because I have been posting pictures a lot more frequently on there!  A few sneak peeks are: Outfit of the weeks, my month in pictures (june), things that make me smile (favourites), tip of the week, my summer bucket list (at the end of june), and a summer challenge!!  If you have any more suggestions for posts or series ideas, PLEASE let me know!  Talk to you guys tomorrow!  Enjoy the video!

Check out my video I posted yesterday!! (& stay tuned for one tonight!) 
Here’s my last post:  Tip Of The Week: Coral, Coral, Coral, Coral, oh and- Coral
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LivTravels: Europe Haul!

Hi guys!  So, as I said…dun dun dun daaaa….Wanna see what I got in Paris and Germany!?  Let’s gooooo!!

So, for the first thing…it’s not that exciting…but I’m just going to include it anyways!  We went to Sephora on the very first day, and I got two things.  And then, on the last day we went to MAC and I got one thing.  I’m not going to picture them all because they are pretty boring products, and not everybody is as interested in makeup as I am!  I just got Bare Minerals Matte Foundation, NARS Smudge Proof Eye Primer, and MAC Naked Lunch Eyeshadow.  Just very basic things!

NOW…Onto the fun stuff!  [I’m not going in any order by the way!]

In Luneburg, Germany we went downtown shopping one day, and I ended up popping into a store called ‘Douglas’ and guess what I found?!  AHHHH Butter London nail polish!  LOL I was so excited!  Where I live, I have to drive like a half hour and there are only like 10 shades to choose from, so finding a whole line there was pretty exciting!  I got ‘Slapper’ and ‘Trout Pout’ which are both very typical colours that I love!  I think they are my two all time favourite polishes!  At least for Spring and Summer!  They were pretty expensive, but I know I can’t get them anywhere at home, so I was ok getting them!  They were like 16 euros each.

Slapper, Trout Pout

The next thing I got were a few things from H&M in Paris.  I actually got them in the kids section.  LOL.  I got two pairs of capris THAT ACTUALLY FIT ME.  I was so excited because you have no idea how difficult it is to find pants that fit!  I have arthritis, so my legs are pretty skinny and I have pretty long legs at the same time, so finding them was like a miracle!  I got a pair that were turquoise, and a pair that were lilac.  Once again, very typical Olivia colours!  Then, I got a romper!  I have wanted a romper for ever, and  I have just given up because I know that if I buy an adult romper, it will be massive on me, and I have never seen a child’s romper that I like.  But, hey, I got one!  On this trip I got lots of things that I have been wanting forever if you can’t already tell!  The romper fits perfectly, and it has a pretty ivory lace detail around the neck, and a green-blue floral print.  They were about 15 euros each!!

Then, a very touristy item!  I got a shirt that says PARIS in rhinestones.  LOL I really liked it though!  I feel like you can’t go anywhere without getting a shirt!  There’s tons of souvenir shops around town, and you can get these pretty much everywhere!  I honestly have no idea how much it was!  Maybe 15 euros?  Oh no!  I forgot to take a picture of this!  Haha, I’ll get one when I do my other post that I mention at the bottom of this post.  Sorry!

Yet another item that I’ve been wanting for a long time!  Bow rings!  I love bows, I don’t really go too overboard with them, but I LOVE bow rings.  The second day we went into a store called Etam, and I got a cute pearl ring from there for about 5 euros.  And then, on the last day I got like the best thing EVER.  I was so excited when I saw it!!  It’s another bow ring, but it’s a lot smaller, and more delicate which I can pull off because I’m pretty small.  I regret buying the first ring because it looks pretty ugly compared to the other one!  I don’t know where I bought this, but I do know what area pretty well, if you’re curious!  It was sort of near Le Bon Marche.  *googling* I’m pretty sure it was on Boulevard Haussmann right beside Guess by Marciano.  WOW.  Surprised I know that.  Anyways, I’d definitely recommend that store!  It had great clothes, and amazing jewelry.  I think it was 15 euros as well.

<3

Another thing I got was actually a birthday present.  My birthday is in September!  We went  to a little store and quickly fell in love with their necklaces.  My Aunt ended up buying a necklace and matching earrings for herself, and noticed that I was pretty much drooling over the necklaces, so she ended up getting me one!  Thank you!  I also don’t know the name of the store, but it was on ile Saint Louis.  The brand of the jewelry is Coeur De Lion I believe.  It’s a gorgeous neutral necklace with browns and blues.  I wanted something that could go with what I wear everyday, so I got this one.  They had some other amazing coloured ones as well though.  *I actually just googled the brand, and it looks like they have tons of stores!  Here’s a link to see some of the amazing jewelry they have!

In Europe, I knew my mission was to buy lots of scarves!  I ended up getting seven scarves at a bunch of different places.  I’ll start with the ones I got in Paris!  There was a store called Diwali that I LOVE.  It’s a scarf store, and they have great quality scarves for very good prices.  Let’s count how many times I say ‘scarves’ in this paragraph.  I ended up getting three scarves there, and I love them all!  The first one is got (sorry I don’t know the names for each scarf!) is a very plain lilac scarf that has fringe at the bottom (16 euros).  The next one is a EVIL scarf.  It’s a plain deep teal colour with no fringe or anything (18 euros?).  The first time I wore it, it gave me green hands!  When we went back, the girl just told us to soak it in cold water several times, and we have yet to do that.  It’s very pretty though!  The last scarf from Diwali is so pretty!  It’s a very similar colour to the previous one I was talking about, but just a little lighter and brighter.  It has metallic thread through it, and sequins too!  Very pretty!  I believe this one was 15 euros.

The next four scarves were all bought in Germany.  The first one I bought at a little random shop on the side of the street, and thought it was adorable!  It’s not the best quality, but I had to get it!  It is coral with little cats on it!  How cute!?  I think it was only 10 euros.  Another scarf purchased from a random store is just a plain square scarf that’s sky blue that was only 3,50 euros.  Yes, another one from a random shop that is a mix of blues, purple, and fuchsia was only 4,95 euros.  And the last one I got is my favourite!  It’s from the store called Peek & Cloppenburg.  It was like my favourite store ever!  It was a department store with nice brands for great prices.  The scarf is a cream colour with plummy grey feathers on it.  It’s from the brand ‘Review’ and it was around 30 euros.  It was actually a gift from my Aunt as well!  She went in there and was buying her coat, and knew that I wanted that scarf so bad, and just plucked it off the hanger, and said “I’m getting this too”  haha.  LOL Look how much I’ve talked about scarves!!

I love this one! (From Peek & Cloppenburg)

The cat one.

Plain sky blue.

Pink, purple & blue

The next thing I got was from the same store Peek & Cloppenburg, and it’s a Bench. jacket.   My Mom got this for me, because once again, she was getting a similar jacket, and thought I could use mine for the Hamburg zoo that we went to the next day.  It’s a sea foam green colour, and it has a nice velcro collar that keeps my neck warm–although I may not need it with seven new scarves!!  It’s also from the kid’s section!  I believe it was like 40 euros.

And the last two things…I think!?  I love everything that I got, but this was like my big splurge.  I GOT TWO LONGCHAMP BAGS!!  AHHHH!  I love them!  I think they are the small long handled?  Or the medium?  They’re just the classic ones.  I got the colours chocolate, and black.  I love them!  We went absolutely crazy in there!  Haha in the matter of three days all three of us got over 15 things combined…a little crazy!  Anyways, here’s the pictures of them both.

(This one has nothing in it, so it looks a little weird!)

I think I am going to be doing another post of just me wearing everything that I got, because the pictures just don’t do it justice!  It’ll probably be up in a couple weeks after I wear all of this stuff!  [You’ll see the ‘evil scarf’ in that post!  I don’t really want to get my hands green right now!]  Talk to you soon!

LivTravels: Europe Day 1

Hi!

Guess where I am!?

PARIS

It’s been a crazy day.  It’s 8 PM right now where I am, but 2 at home.  I was feeling pretty awful earlier today, but now I’m just tired!  I didn’t have much time to film today, so I just took lots of pictures!  I promise I’ll have my video for tomorrow up tomorrow night or Friday morning if the internet decides to work properly.  So, here’s today’s list of things we did & pictures!

So, when we got off the plane, it was about 12 PM France time.  (or 6 AM my original time). The first thing we did was get a taxi, and got to our hotel.  I will be doing a tour of our hotel room for tomorrow’s video I hope, so you’ll be able to see what we have here!  After we got settled in, we went for a look around town.  We walked quite a bit, and ended up getting a few things.  If you are wondering, we are staying around the l’odeon area.  We mainly just browsed around, and there’s not much I can really say, so I’m just going to show you the pictures!

I’ll talk to you tomorrow!  Goodnight!