Category: Sephora by OPI


So, 2012 was really the year of action movies.  I love chick flicks, but there weren’t many worth mentioning this year (maybe Salmon Fishing in the Yemen or One For the Money, but they didn’t make it into my top ten).  Here’s my top ten list, which are in no particular order (and bear in mind that there are many movies from this year I haven’t seen yet):

The Avengers-Robert Downey Jr + Chris Evans + Joss Whedon + Mark Ruffalo + Chris Hemsworth = Total and complete awesomeness!

The Dark Knight Rises-This movie blew my mind.  Anne Hathaway was amazing.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey-I love Martin Freeman.  I can’t wait for some Benedict Cumberbatch and Lee Pace in the next ones.

Les Miserables-I love music and I love Hugh Jackman.  I was kind of blown away by the singing and acting in this movie.  I anticipated being disappointed, but I wasn’t.

Brave-I have been told I am Merida, but that’s mostly just for my crazy, curly red hair.

Wreck-It Ralph-I thought I would hate this movie, but it just wasn’t to be.  Loved it!

Pitch Perfect-With a little less puking and a little less sex-talk, this movie would have been just about perfect.  Like I said, I love music.

The Hunger Games-I’m so glad they downplayed the violence.  Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were great.

People Like Us-I know that this wasn’t a super popular movie, but I quite enjoyed it.  Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks were completely believable as siblings.

The Life of Pi-This movie was amazing.  I don’t know if I will ever watch it again because it took such an emotional toll on me.  I mean, a girl can only cry so much.

Honorable Mentions:

John Carter

Skyfall

Mirror Mirror

Rise of the Guardians

Trouble with the Curve

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

E’s Favorite Varnishes

(These are not necessarily polishes that came out this year, just ones that were reviewed by us this year)

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Dawn

Sephora + Pantone Rose Dawn (Sleeping Beauty)

All That Glitters Book Smart Beauty

All That Glitters Book Smart Beauty (Beauty and the Beast)

Zoya Anthea

Zoya Anthea (Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan)

Duri Unexpected Kiss

Duri Unexpected Kiss (Flipped)

OPI Mermaid's Tears

OPI Mermaid’s Tears (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)

Butter London Lady Muck

Butter London Lady Muck (The Princess Bride)

Sephora by OPI Who Let the Dorks Out

Sephora by OPI Who Let the Dorks Out (Sydney White)

OPI Ocean Love Potion

OPI Ocean Love Potion (Ponyo)

OPI Skull and Glossbones

OPI Skull and Glossbones (Peter Pan)

OPI Out of this World

OPI Out of This World (John Carter)

K’s Favorite Varnishes

Butter London Victoriana

Butter London Victoriana (The Young Victoria)

Color Club Gift of Sparkle

Color Club Gift of Sparkle (Ramona and Beezus)

Zoya Blaze

Zoya Blaze

a-england Princess Tears

a-england Princess Tears (Tangled)

Sephora + Pantone Universe Purple Parachute

Sephora + Pantone Universe Purple Parachute

Revlon Whimsical

Revlon Whimsical (Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium)

Cirque Dark Horse

Cirque Dark Horse (The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad)

Pretty Serious Creature Crush

Pretty Serious Creature Crush

Hare Polish The Monster

Hare Polish The Monster (Monsters Inc.)

Barielle Falling Star

Barielle Falling Star (Stardust)

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I feel bad for Amanda Bynes.  She’s had a lot of bad press lately, plus she’s losing all the good parts to Emma Stone.  However, I do like most of her movies.  Some more than others.  Sydney White is pretty good.  I mean, it’s no She’s the Man, but I like it.

Overall, the plot is okay.  It’s a modern retelling of Snow White set in college.  Sydney is a cute tomboy who is trying to get into a sorority, but comes up against an evil sorority president, Rachel Witchburn (see what they did there?).  She is jealous because Tyler Prince (again, how clever are those writers?)¸the hottest guy in school of course, has a little thing for Sydney.  So Rachel throws Sydney out of the sorority house in a rainstorm and she is taken in by the occupants of the Vortex, a deathtrap where all the losers on campus live.

Enter the best part of the movie, the seven dorks.  They are a group of misfits, each one seeming to share a trait with one of the seven dwarfs from the Disney cartoon.  Sydney convinces them to run for student council to help save the Vortex.  The plot kind of gets a little silly from there, well a little sillier than it already was, but the ending does encourage acceptance of everyone, which is always a nice little lesson.

Like I said, all the actors playing the dorks are adorably funny.  Rachel is sufficiently witchy and it is incredibly easy to fall in love with Tyler.  Amanda is good as Sydney, but as K and I discussed, what is up with her hair?  It just doesn’t look right throughout the entire movie.

K brings home new polishes all the time, and although they are all very pretty, it isn’t often that I can perfectly match a polish to a movie (well, except Sky High and Cinderella I guess), but as soon as she showed me her Sephora by OPI polish named Who Let the Dorks Out, I knew Sydney White was the perfect movie for this polish.

As for the polish itself, I loved it, but as K said, it is right up my alley.  Green and sparkly.  It went on pretty well, but it did take at least three coats.  It dried well, which is always a bonus for any polish I wear, as I hate waiting forever for my nails to dry.  Overall, this polish was well worth the effort (I mean, three coats, that takes time). ~E

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