It's Like Baby, Baby, Baby - Justin Bieber One Less Lonely Girl Collection from Nicole by OPI - Me+Blue

Me + Blue, your mama and your cousin too.

As much as I love tween hysteria and am sympathetic to the symptoms of puppy love at a pre-pubescent age, something about coming today's biggest tween bop idol, Justin Bieber combining with nail polish was something I find initially unsettling.  This comes from a woman, who recently went to go see her jr. high school idols, New Kids on The Block, at their reunion tour.  But with that aside, it just felt like an area where Bieber Fever did not belong.

But, then I saw the nail polishes.  I actually was really into quite a few of the 14 colors from the One Less Lonely Girl Collection.  Who really knows nail polish better than tween girls?  It's no wonder that the collection sold out quickly upon it's first release in December.  Now released, but still limited in stock, the collection is back for those who didn't get a chance to get them the first.

I guess I will Never Say Never again to Bieber. 

 Me + Blue - a royal blue with micro holographic glitter.
 A portion of this collection is donated to Pencils of Promise, an organization that builds sustainable schools for children in developing countries.
"Perfect Stroke" brush.

One Less Lonely Girl Collection from Nicole by OPI are $8 each and available at Walmart, Target and Ulta stores nationwide.

Happy New Year - 2011 Will Rock - A Look Back at 2010

Peace, Love, Beauty in 2011!

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope everyone's NYE was safe, happy and  most of all FUN!  We have a lot of high hopes for 2011. 

Not to dwell on the past, but we had to mention some of our favorite things from last year.  We are looking forward to all the exciting things in the world of beauty that 2011 has to offer.  We wish everyone the best this year.  Thank you so much for helping Beautyburg get off the ground in 2010, and we know that this is just the beginning of a really exciting future.  Beautyburg's New Year's Resolution is to try to be the best blog it can be!

So... Let's just revisit some of our favorite things from 2010.

These are in no particular order, and some products shown were not launched in 2010 but new to us that year.  For more detail click on the appropriate links to the reviews.

MAC Venomous Villains

E.L.F. HD Powder

OPI Shrek Collection - Fiercely Fiona on the right

Burberry - the makeup line

What were your favorite beauty items of 2010?  What are you looking forward to in 2011?  Do you have any beauty resolutions for 2011?

Did You Bring It?! Nicole by OPI - Bring On The Tinsel

Did you bring it?  Oh it's been broughten!
Nicole by OPI Bring on the Tinsel.

 This reminds me of classic Christmas lights!

After being so impressed by the Burlesques collection glitters from OPI, I thought I would give Bring on the Tinsel from their Nicole by OPI line a try.  I have always steered away from this brand, mostly because of their bottle and price, but this shade really caught my eye.  Bring on the Tinsel is a fine glitter composed of silver, gold, red, green and BLUE glitter.  I love that it has blue in it.  In a season overwhelmed with red/green/red/gold/silver/red/silver/green combinations, it was refreshing to see some blue thrown into the mix.  This reminds me of classic primary Christmas lights, that have blue!

Three coats and you had full glitter application.  I wanted to try it as a glitter top coat, but I was disappointed with the result.  On top of China Glaze Frosty, Bring on the Tinsel sunk into the base color.  It looked like a cake with sprinkles sinking into the warming frosting.  Not a look I'm going for.  I may have to try it other colors because I do like the overall effect.

1 coat on top of China Glaze Frosty.
I didn't LOVE how this turned out.  I do like it in theory, but the actual application is what I don't like.  I don't like how the glitter has melted into base color and how it looks like the white is eating the glitter.  I would rather find a base color where it sits on top vs. sinks in.  Does anyone know why this happens?  I know there are many of you more versed than me on these issues!

Nicole by OPI is available at Target stores.

Do you like the blue too?  What color Christmas lights do you prefer?