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OPI: Warm Me Up and L.A.M.B. (plus artwork bonus)

LAMB2After my gradient the brown and neutral tone mood continued but I decided to go for cooler shades. Here I’ve paired OPI Warm Me Up from the Holiday Mariah Carey Collection and OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby (L.A.M.B. for short).

Warm Me Up is a lovely dark expresso colour with a very pretty subtle shimmer. It applied opaque in two coats, you could maybe get away with it being a one coater if you do thick coats. Formula was really nice to work with and it dries to a normal shiney finish. A unique brown in my collection, really liking it. I think this will make a smart alternative to black and I would say it is work appropriate.

 

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I tried out a new topcoat today China Glaze Patent Leather and to be honest I don’t love it – the finish isn’t great, it’s not very quick drying and it smells pretty strong so will be going back to my regular next mani me thinks.

L.A.M.B. is a lovely pale gold made of pure shimmer – a mix of champagne gold and silver, another good two coater this polish really is beautiful. The twist is this has a matte/satin finish, not going to lie to me this made it look a little flat on the nail. I think if I had matte down Warm Me Up it would have looked cool but I am all out of matte topcoat at the moment. The topcoat just added a little more glitter and fizz but is not a super transformation. I wasn’t really wow’d by much of the Gwen Stefani collection as much as I like their graphic lids but I do like this polish and might go back for 4 in the Morning.

What do you think of this combo? Did you go for either of these polishes?

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There have been so many collections announced for OPI now it is hard to keep track but I have made a small list with release dates (as I know them) and links to pictures or press releases:

Gwen Stefani – Jan (8 polishes)
Brazil – Feb (12 polishes)
Muppets Most Wanted – March (8 Polishes)
Spotlight On Glitter – March (6 Polishes)
Sheer Tints – March (4 polishes)
Coke Cola – June
Mustang – July
MLB Baseball (Fashion Plate) – March (7 Polishes)
Neons by OPI – June (7 Polishes)

Most of these are have only been briefly mentioned in press releases and barely any of them get a mention on UK etailer sites so really worth watching the blosophere and having a good hunt through google for information. I think the releases from the mainstream brands this year have been underwhelming for a lot of addicts but on the other hand this is a great time to get collecting as there are lots of options to choose from, polishes are getting cheaper and there are newer versions appearing of harder to find polishes. I think the Neons collection is going to be the big one this summer, fingers crossed for good formulas. I am probably going to pass on The Muppets but I am definitely looking forward to finding out more about the other collabs!

Right, one last thing to share with you! This weekend I spent a lot of time working on a painting that the lovely Annette from Rainbow Connection commissioned – she wanted a bright, modern and fun painting of her lovely dog Beau and this is how it turned out:

IMG_3859Hope you’ve all had a good weekend and that Monday was kind to you too! ❤ Please feel free to leave thoughts and comments below, I do my best to read and reply to every single one 😀

 

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12 comments on “OPI: Warm Me Up and L.A.M.B. (plus artwork bonus)

  1. Catriona Drysdale
    March 10, 2014

    I love the look of L.A.MB but im not mad on the brown colour unfortunately. I am new to the OPI stashing lol – but im hoping to get a few next payday, I know this one wont be on it.

    On the better note, your an amazing artist and I do love your nails!

    • pocketmoneypolishes
      March 10, 2014

      hehe thank you!

      Yeh, I know brown is not everyones cup of tea (or coffee) so to speak but I LOVE it.
      Look forward to seeing pictures of your haul 😀

  2. Nageldraken
    March 10, 2014

    Hi! So happy to see that you linked to my blog! 🙂 I am really glad to see that someone outside of Sweden has found it!
    I like your mani, I think it is a nice combination of colours! Brown and gold is a classic! 🙂

    • pocketmoneypolishes
      March 11, 2014

      hehe yep – we found you when we were on the hunt for swatches and reviews 😀

      Thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to – glad you liked my mani 😀

      • Nageldraken
        March 14, 2014

        Yes, I was lucky enough to get the collections for review quite early! I have tried some of the polishes now as well, so I have some proper swatches. But they are so many it will take a while before I’ve worn them all… 😛
        I just got the Sheer Tints collection for review, so now there’s swatch stick pictures of it on my blog if you’re interested. 🙂

      • pocketmoneypolishes
        March 14, 2014

        ooo 😀 I am hoping the UK dealers get the new collections in soon although they haven’t said anything about them yet 😦 Have you got the Fashion Plate collection??

      • Nageldraken
        March 14, 2014

        Here in Sweden the Sheer Tints will be released just before Easter, so you might have to wait a while, I’m afraid… I have actually not heard of the Fashion Plate collection before, so no. 😦 But I have been invited to a very mysterious OPI launch at the end of April, I might get some news then! 🙂

      • pocketmoneypolishes
        March 15, 2014

        oooo exciting and congratz!

  3. Anne
    March 10, 2014

    Beautiful colors!

  4. Lisa N.
    March 10, 2014

    Pretty! I love the accent nail you paired with it.

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