Nicole by OPI “Mer-Maid For Each Other” VS OPI “Just Spotted the Lizard”


Nicole by OPI has just released a new collection exclusive to Targets nationwide. It is a limited edition display, titled “Back To Cool”, and offers a few re-runs and a few (not so)hidden gorgeous new gems.

I picked up two polishes from this collection: a pink/blue-infused gold (“For Gold Times Sake” seen HERE, link will open in new window) and the one seen in this post – “Mer-Maid For Each Other”.

The gold caught my eye because of how unusual it seemed and this one because I instantly thought we had yet another Chanel “Peridot”/Jessica “Iridescent Eye”/OPI “Just Spotted The Lizard” on our hands. Particularly that last one as it would be interesting to see if OPI simply repackaged the Lizard. I said it.

Them’s fightin’ words!

Nicole by OPI Mer-made for each other

While the rest of the display was brand newly stocked, this was the very last “Mer-maid” at my local Target…. Drama! Suspense! Intrigue! The best nail battle yet? …no, probably not. But the results are both unexpected and imperative to those looking to either buy/pass over this new display..


Nicole by OPI “For Gold Times Sake” Swatches & Review

For Gold Times Sake Nicole by OPI

You may find a new display at your local target featuring a lot of interesting duo-chrome, fleck, shimmer and glitter. These bottles may look like ugly little sinful boots, but this time it’s worth it to bite the bullet, take a gulp, savor the grimace and check out (what I believe are) limited edition Target exclusives.

Supposedly set to official release in August, myself and a few other lucky lacquer lovers have been seeing these displays pop up early. There are 10 shades, two of which I picked up.

Shades are:

“I Love You Cherry Much”, “Iris My Case”, “Look at Me, Look at Me”, “You’re S-teal the One”, “Nicole’s Nickel”, “Just Busta Mauve”, “Pink-nic in the Park”, “Great Minds Pink Alike”, “Mer-Maid for Each Other”, “For Gold Times Sake”

Here is a stock photo that features the two I picked up (sorry, couldn’t get the whole collection this time, guys!)

nicole by opi target exclusive

I picked up “Mer-Maid for Each Other”, what looks to be a Chanel “Peridot”/OPI “Lizard” dupe (BUT ISN’T! You can see the swatches and comparison for this polish HERE), and “For Gold Times Sake”, one that really caught my interest.

nicole for gold times sake swatches“For Gold Times Sake”

For swatches, review and pictures highlighting the rainbow hidden in this bottle, click below!!


beetlejuice franken indie nail polish

What do Beetlejuice and this franken I have dubbed “Civil Service” have in common?


See more after the jump!!

Serum No5 Swatch & Review of “Mint to Be”

Serum Number 5 nail polish line swatches

To be, or not to be? If it’s mint, then check all the yeses!!

It’s no secret that I love sea-foam/mint polish. I don’t know why! It’s not even a color I am normally drawn to. I’ve never had the inclination to drape my furniture in hospital wall green but I will re-enact the Kohl’s “open! open! open!” commercial if you wave one in front of me behind a window. I bee-line straight towards them and have to have a debate inside my head to put it down even when I know it’s an *exact* replica of the 100 other mint lacquers I own.

So you know with a polish named “Mint to Be”, I’m going to include way too many pictures. In fact it actually took me about an hour to narrow them down to what’s here..

Continuing on in the brand new Serum No. 5 line is…

Serum No 5 Nail Polish“Mint to Be”

See swatches, review and more after the jump!!

Indie Thursdays Whimsical Ideas by Pam Swatches and Review of Seuss

Seuss Nail Polish Swatch

Spelled correctly this time ;)

Today I have an awesome polish you may have seen, blue and silver and red between!

So pick up your mouse and click below, now’s the time, let’s go go go!

From Whimsical Ideas by Pam

Seuss Indie Nail Polish“Seuss”

Put on your boots, pick up your hat, no time to waste, no time to chat!

For swatches and review, you know what to do!

Facebook Follower Appreciation Giveaway!


Who wants to win a Whimsical Ideas by Pam polish??

This is my very first Raflecopter giveaway and I’ve kept what entry options are mandatory to a minimum. (How much does it suck when you go to enter a Rafflecopter contest but then CAN’T because you don’t (along the words of a very funny twitter follower) tweet..twit…what is this thing called? twatter?)
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Also stay tuned tomorrow when INDIE THURSDAYS features “Seuss” in it’s entirety!

Serum No5 Debut Line! Swatches & Review of “Spring Into Love”

Deborah Lippmann Pink Mermaids Dream

Today I have an incredible polish and a super special post.

The wonderful and charming visionary behind the brand new line Serum No5 contacted me to review her debut line.

You all know me, I went into this wanting to show the entire collection in one post. But I just can’t do that. It would be such a disservice! These polishes deserve more!

To show you what I mean, let me introduce you to one of my favorite lacquers of the line in the first of many Serum No5 swatch posts..

Serum No5 Swatches“Spring Into Love”

Look familiar? As soon as I saw this polish I knew a holy grail was upon us. This is Deborah Lippmann’s “Mermaid’s Dream” ..IN PINK. Pink! Purple Hexes! And a hell of a lot more affordable and accessible. So are you listening? Calling all mermaids to stay tuned to see more after the jump..

Lime Crime Nail Polish “PEACHES ♥ CREAM” Swatches & Review

Lime Crime Nail Polish Swatches

*Warning: Picture Heavy!*

Continuing on with swatches of the brand new Lime Crime Nail Polish Line “Les Desserts d’Antoinette”, I have full swatches and review of “Peaches ♥ Cream”!!!

From the website:

“7 pastel shades, inspired by confectionery delights from Marie Antoinette’s table.
Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application.
Never tested on animals. 3-Free.”


See full swatches and review after the jump!!

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