Monday, April 4, 2011

Reviews: Swatch + OPI

 
 Hey guys! How is everyone doing? My life is getting a little bit more busy with the blog and a couple of new career opportunities that I'll tell you guys about when things are all set in stone. 

But for now, let me share my reviews on a couple of products that I've recently bought:





First let me tell you about the OPI Chic Prints

They're basically like the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips Collection, which you can buy at Target for about $9.99. I've never tried the Sally Hansen ones (although I will soon!), but these were fairly easy to use. It's a little tricky to file them, so what I did was I trimmed them as close to my nail as I could with tiny scissors, and then I filed whatever was left. You have to be careful with filing because some of my nails have the top part of the strip sort of peeling off (these are supposed to last about 10 days, it's only been 2). These are cute if they have the specific print you're looking for, but I think the Sally Hansen ones will be just fine (and cheaper)

 I want to try the lace, the houndstooth, the rainbow glitter, and that colorful print beside the lace! Which one do you wanna try?

Also, my nails aren't really long, so I was able to cut the strips in half and use one strip for two fingers. 
I think they're super cute, but it seems like Sally Hansen has better prints (these polka dot ones were an exception)

You can check out the Sally Hansen ones here, and the OPI ones here
Next are my two new watches! I love watches! They're like an old friend I haven't seen for awhile, mainly because I've loved them since forever, but about 5 years ago, I sort of lost interest in them for some reason, and a couple of years ago, my dad gave me one of his first watches, and I've been in love again ever since!

I've been pining for these watches for a long time; the old-school classic, basic black Swatch, and the new Lady Collection slim watch in "Wide View" (basically a cream color)

Both the watches come in various different colors, and both cost $50. 

The colors are all so yummy! I want another one!



The Lady Collection is great for anyone who wants a classic, feminine watch with a modern twist. The strap is really soft (compared to the original one). My only complaint is that with the lighter colors (like the one I got), it's a little difficult to tell the time at night

Swatch also launched a set of bracelets that go with these watches. They didn't seem to have it in the store I went to, but I do want one!


It comes in other yummy colors too! And of course I'm pining for the yellow one :)


 And this is just the (upside down) classic one, I don't think this needs any explanations :) I actually want the grey or the turquoise version of this! Now, if only THIS also came in yellow!
There's also a version of this watch that tells you the day and date.

You can check out both these watches and the bracelet at swatch.com

 oki! Bye bye!

67 comments:

  1. love the watches! i've been wanting to try to nail thing but they ran out at the stores near me! great photos!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love the wraparound watches! I'm temped to buy one for myself :)

    Btw, awarded you with the Versatile blogger award here http://burningskyy.blogspot.com/2011/04/versatile-blogger-award.html#comments

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  3. Those watches are so cute! And I've been meaning to try the Sally Hansen nail strips, but man those polka dots are cute!

    Shopping and Spreadsheets

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  4. Those nail strips are amazing and I love those watches!! Your dog is unbelievably cute!!! I LOVE it!! I have a bulldog too!!

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  5. wow great! I want a one in pastel colour <3

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  6. cute puppy and loving the colorful watches

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  7. Cute post! thanks for stopping by my blog!i'm following you!
    Would you like to follow me back?:
    http://kikisbookofdreams.blogspot.com/
    xoxo kiki

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  8. Thanks for your comment, love your nails!
    Would you like to follow each other? <3

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  9. ooh lovely watches and nails! And cute dog! :)
    thanks for your comment!
    xxx
    Catflicks

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  10. OMG- Obsessed with that dog! How adorable. Just made my day :)
    Xx

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  11. Love the bracelet so much together with the OPI nail polishes! Great nail polish btw.

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  12. i totally remember swatch from back in the days. i like this new wrap thing they have going on...i love my watches kinda like bracelets. always wanted to try those nail things, let us know how long they actually last!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  13. Love those colorful watches!!! I did a post on watches last week!! I LOVE WATCHES!

    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  14. The watches are so cute; I'm really liking the colors they come in too!

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  15. That is one cool-ass watch and a cute-ass dog!

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  16. Your blog is FANTASTIC!! Follow you! :)
    Kisses from Spain!

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  17. Very classic. Its hard to look bad with a watch like that. Good choice.

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  18. Cute picture of you and your dog! I love all the different colored watches!

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  19. your dog is absolutely adorable!!! love the watches tooo!!

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  20. Oh! I want those watches! and also your puppy :(

    See you!

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  21. You have such a lovely smile! Loving the nail print things, they look super easy to apply. I've always wanted a swatch watch but they're so expensive. Maybe one day! Thank you for your kind words on my blog! :):)

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  22. those nail strips are adorable, and so is your pup!

    -j
    http://sorelleinstyle.blogspot.com

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  23. i want that watch! and pretty cheap! its so chic! im such a watch girl.. i cant leave the house without my watch :] I definitely need one like this. probably one in pink! :] So pretty!!

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the nail strips from OPI.

    Poison
    fashionispassionbypoison.blogspot.com

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  25. glee nails strips?? O.o like those swatches :DD

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  26. Thanks for this review. I haven't heard anything negative about the Sally Hansen one's so these don't sound as good. They look cute though.

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  27. I really like the polka-dot nail print! I've tried the Sally Hansen ones (wrote a post about them here and I loved them, so I would definitely say try them! :)

    star-crossed smile

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  28. Love your blog! I’m following via bloglovin, if you get a chance hit me back☺
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  29. really beautiful!love it:) xx

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  30. the nail stripes are cuteeee. i think you found an amazing items LOL

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  31. Great pics girl! your dog is really cute! Love the nails polish ;)

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  32. those nail strips look amazing...<3 and yes, classic never goes out of style..would love to have me one of those watches too.

    ps. to answer your last comment: www.shopyapi.com is actually my shop..hehe. when you visit the link, just wait for the shop to load as it's made in flash. <3

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥
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  33. the OPI lace caught my eyes at the first,although they are all fantastic!:) when it comes to the watches i like the classic one in forest fuel color,fab!:))
    xoxoxo

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  34. Cool nails! Cute dog!

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  35. your puppy is tooo cute! he deserves that extra 'o' in the too!
    xoxo
    vee

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  36. You got so nice stuff!Nice blog,just followed you from Bloglovin :)

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  37. your doggie is SOOOO cute!! your new watch is so pretty!

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  38. I love the prints for nails! So cool!!!! And you dog is adorable!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  39. Your dog is so cute!

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  40. How cute is your dog!! Too cute! Great swatch watches too :) Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

    Come back and enter my skull bracelet giveaway!

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  41. Oh man, nail prints are number one on my to-buy list right now!

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  42. Wow, they look awesome :D
    I certainly want to have one :D

    xxx London & Paris

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  43. Thank you for your lovely comment!
    You have such a stylish blog :)
    xx

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  44. Gleeeeeee :)

    www.neifilef.blogspot.com

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  45. Cute blog! Love your awesome puppy too! Following you - stop back soon :-)

    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  46. oh i love the wrap around watches, also super cute puppy!

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  47. I really want a pink one, how cute is your dog!
    Following

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  48. Oh those stickers are so cool,
    I always thought they would be ugly, but I actually start to like them if I see these pictures!
    Those watches are pretty cool as well ^^

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  49. lovely pic with your puppy!!so beauty :)

    we really want the pink one¡¡¡¡we love it!!

    so nice post!!:)

    kisses from madrid¡¡

    http://www.loveshoppingandfashion.blogspot.com/

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  50. Oh my, your doggie is so cute!
    Love it! :D

    x Krizia

    www.krizia-shark-attack.blogspot.com

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  51. I love the new swatches! and I also love your pup, he is adorable.

    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog, I hope you stop by again soon.

    The doll on fashion

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  52. love the watches! i adore your blog - i'm your reader now!i have just made my own first blog - i hope you'll visit it, and i hope you'll like it!
    xoxo

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  53. You look beautiful! I'm really glad I stumbled on your blog, it's lovely!

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  54. Nice post and pictures!

    I lvoe the nails colors and the swatch are so ORIGINAL!!!!!

    http://dablacksjp.blogspot.com

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  55. oh my gosh - I love those glee nail appliques!!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

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  56. ive been wanting to try those nail things for a while! I got some at primark the other day but havent put them on yet!

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  57. those watches are so cool! wish I could have one of them :)

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  58. these watches are great! thank you so much for commenting! new post is up, hope you'll stop by!
    kisses.

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