8.10.2012

Mary Jo Matsumoto Brings Fall to Your Fingertips!

“Nail lacquer is the ultimate affordable accessory. It can complement your clothing and change your entire look!”
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, EVP and Artistic Director, OPI


As you may remember from my post back in December of 2011, I am a HUGE fan of Mary Jo Matsumoto’s 4FREE Nail Polishes, so I am super excited to announce her Fall 2012 Collections – the Caffeine Addiction Trio and the Laguna Libertine Trio; both of which I feel were created for me because one pays tribute to all things caffeinated (hello, Café Fashionista!), and the other features a color (Wilde Blue Yonder) that pays homage to one of my favorite people in history – Oscar Wilde!

Caffeine Addiction features three seriously fall-hued colors – Vanilla Latte Gratification (a taupe shimmer), Coffee Addiction (a soft caramel color), and Mood-Altering Mocha (a dark chocolate shade); while Laguna Libertine is a bit brighter, and perfect for the summer-to-fall transition featuring Wilde Blue Yonder (a royal / cobalt blue with subtle shimmer throughout), Bon Mots (an effervescent gold metallic), and Scandalous Lover (a brown-based vampy red). Both Trios retail for $36.00.

Out of the six colors, I think my personal favorites are Coffee Addiction, Vanilla Latte Gratification, Mood-Altering Mocha, and Bon Mots. Vanilla Latte Gratification and Bon Mots would work perfectly as accent nails (usually the ring finger) against darker-hued manis – I’d love to see (or try!) a Coffee Addiction manicure using Vanilla Latte Gratification as an accent nail. I also think that Bon Mots would look stunning as a Reverse French Mani with either Mood-Altering Mocha or Scandalous Lover (i.e. using Bon Mots for the tips of each fingernail, and one of the darker shades for the nail beds).


As you can probably tell from my NOTD posts, I use a TON of different nail polish brands - from high-end to drugstore offerings. From my experience, the formula for Mary Jo Matsumoto's lacquer collections is comparable to Essie and OPI; and is incredibly long-lasting, and usually opaque in just one coat - thus the reason why it is one of my favorite brands.

What shades do you love from the Caffeine Addiction and Laguna Libertine Trios? Are there any polish combinations you’d like to try using these colors?





Thanks to Mary Jo Matsumoto for the pictures.
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27 comments

ellie said...

Love the mocha! These are such great combos. I would want them all.

ivy's closet said...

Such a sweet blue. I've embraced the blues this summer. I definitely need to investigate this product.

lucy and sarah said...

Oh, so nice. So good to hear the review on this. I would definitely go for the caffeine addiction.

caitlin and megan said...

I think the caffeine trio would be perfect for fall. Love these colors!

Pratishtha Durga said...

Coffee is the recurrent theme in my day today. just had some chocolate coated coffee beans, and now saw this post. Love the colors...

FashionJazz said...

I cant decide which colour I like, they all stunning !! :)

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

I didn't even know this brand existed! These nail polish colors are pretty. :)

I hope you have a fabulous weekend, Erika. xoxo

Street Fashion Paris said...

Love the red!!! so lovely!!! xxx

Street Fashion Paris said...

Love the red!!! so lovely!!! xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Love these new trios, especially the second one!

Mary Jo is the best!

xoxox,
CC

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the coffee colors!

London's-beauty said...

The colours looks beautiful.

You have a lot of nail polishes compared to me. ><

Thanks for joing the giveaway, good luck!! :)

Tights Lover said...

I love the caffeine addiction colors! I agree that they're very fall like...and are now tempting me for a return trip to Starbucks this afternoon!

Dancing Branflake said...

They are all so pretty! I love that blue shade. And long lasting with one coat? You've sold me!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I really like the Laguna Libertine Trio, especially the Bon Mots shade. Also diggin' the Coffee Addiction color.

These colors were made for you!

Sherin said...

These are such lovely nail colours. I love the autumn style colour palette.

Georgina Castellucci said...

I love all three of the first set - so gorgeous!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Erika, thank you for this wonderful review! I love how you explain the different ways you would wear the collection--you are definitely a Caffeine Addiction girl at heart! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you again for your fabulous review!
xoxo Mary Jo

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Woot, I love seeing fall inspired posts!

mazzy may said...

Oh I do love those first three colors. I like the idea of fall coming.

ellie's desk said...

Awesome idea at the end that you mentioned..nail art. I must try!

Theresa said...

If I had the patience to paint my nails a different color every other day, I so would! I love the Vanilla Latte Gratification and the other blue color. So pretty! xx

SouthernBelle83 said...

I'll pick vanilla latte :D

Thank you Erika for all your lovely comments on my post :D
xx

Mimi said...

oh man, i am loving these colors! i'm painting my nails a bright color for summer, but i am definitely excited to use those brown shades! :)

<3, Mimi
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faye said...

All these polishes look gorgeous but I bet I won't be able to get hold of them here in the UK :(

Carrie said...

i really like the mood altering mocha. it's dark but not too much. :D
i also like that vibrant blue. it's so pretty.

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Carrie
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Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

Wilde Blue Yonder is really pretty – I love blue nail polish, even though I don't wear it often because I feel it clashes with my skin color :-(

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