Thursday, November 30, 2017

KBShimmer: The Holo-Day Collection 2017

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Greetings, dear readers! I don't know about you, but I am really excited about the start of December tomorrow! I love the holiday season, and one of my favorite parts is seeing the nail polish collections that are coming out for winter. For this evening's blog post, I have KBShimmer's newest collection, The Holo-Day Collection, to share with you. This indie brand really knocks it out of the park when it comes to their creations, and the latest one is filled with eight stunning shades that somehow showcase a beautiful holographic flair. The Holo-Day Collection will ensure that your nails are just as dazzling as the holiday lights! Let's check them out!

Fir Sure
Two coats plus KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat

The smell of pine, crisp air, and crunchy leaves are sure signs the seasons have changed. This green linear holographic polish is reminiscent of hunting down that perfect pine among rows of fir and spruce trees. When you stumble upon that perfectly shaped tree and start envisioning the twinkling lights and hanging ornaments, you will know Fir Sure you picked the right one.

Up To Snow Good
Three coats plus KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat

For those that lived in snowy areas, the best days as kids were snow days! School cancelled, children bundled up to head out while the flakes were falling to make snow men, throw snowballs, and take sleighs down the big hill. Holographic glow flakes, blue shimmer, and a dash of micro holo glitters shine like untouched snowbanks, accenting the pale gray color of this snow inspired polish.  In some lighting this polish looks pale blue, in others, the light gray with blue shimmer.  A super fun twist on a silvery winter shade.

Jewels Of The Trade
Two coats plus KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat

A beautiful blue holo is life. This mega flame finish is vibrant blue in color, almost a cross between sapphires and lapis lazuli gemstones. No matter what gem you think it resembles, the vibrant jewel toned blue comes alive with amazing sparkle from holo glitters. With coverage in two coats, this blue looks beautiful finished with Clearly On Top, this shade is one you need in your manicure tool box!

Deck The Claws
Two coats plus KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat

There are two things that a women needs for a rockin’ holiday party, bold red lips and Christmas red nails. This red polish in our Mega Flame finish is full of sparkle and cheer. Holographic glitters catch the holiday lights and shine, while accenting this perfectly festive red shade. With coverage in two coats, this red looks beautiful finished with Clearly On Top, for a blingin’ red mani! This polish is thicker due to the glitter load.

Come On Get App-y
Two coats plus KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat

Today phones are never far from our side, with apps that do everything from entertain with music and games, to balance our budgets, it is no wonder we are app happy. This blue leaning purple has strong linear holo that shines brighter than your phones screen. With two coat coverage this polish won’t interrupt your texting.

You're Brew-tiful
Two coats plus KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat

When the weather gets that chill and sweaters keep you cozy, there is just something special about keeping warm by the fire with a cup of coffee. Reminiscent of a frothy latte, this lightened brown polish is the ideal shade for those that want bling without the bold. Whether you take your coffee with cream or without, this brew-tiful shade is a must have!

Why So Sirius?
Two coats plus KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat

Like a nebula in the sky, this spacy polish is bursting with a shimmer that shifts from a jewel toned purple to vibrant teal, while holo glow flakes twinkle against the deep navy base. If you have fond memories of star gazing on crisp, cool evenings, you will be over the moon about this sparkling polish.

Pour Decisions
Two coats plus KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat

Work, children, entertaining, the thought of in-laws and crazy family members can all stress you right the heck out! But step away from the wine, the only “pour” decision you need in your life is this wine colored lacquer. Pour Decisions is loaded with holo glow flakes for a deep burgundy colored polish. Shifting sparks shine red and copper, showing off the chocolate undertones. Perfect in two coats, putting this on your nails is easiest decision you will make all week.

The Holo-Day Collection will be available starting tomorrow at KBShimmer.com, Amazon.com and select salons and retailers. These polishes will feature KBShimmer's new 5 free polish base. The polishes in this collection will retail for $9.25 each.

Do you have a favorite shade from this collection? I'd love to hear which polishes are catching your eye!

Until next time, dear readers, have a great night!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ellagee: Holiday Sparkle Trio

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Greetings, dear readers! I hope this post finds you well! For today's post, I have the latest collection to share with you by Ellagee Polish. This trio, called the Holiday Sparkle Trio, contains three jewel-toned shades filled with exquisite sparkled goodness. Even if these types of polish aren't normally your jam, the holiday season is the perfect time to adorn your digits with these sparkly beauties. Let's jump in and get a closer look at each of the nail polishes in this collection!

Elegant

Elegant is a deep royal purple jelly with a pink sheen, violet/pink/blue shifting aurora shimmer, and holographic microflakes. If you're wanting to feel like royalty this season, Elegant is the perfect selection to have on your nails! This applies easily to the nails, and I found it to have a great not too thick or thin consistency. I have it shown here with two coats to opacity.

Glamorous

Glamorous is described as a hot pink jelly polish with a violet sheen, pink/red shifting aurora shimmer, and holographic microflakes. Against my skin tone, it definitely has more of a red-pink lean than hot pink, but that is perfectly ok to me! I have a special weakness for reddish jelly polishes, so I'm actually thrilled that it is pulling more on the red side on me (although hot pink would be fabulous and still loved, I'm sure!). Like Elegant, the formula has a great consistency that wasn't too thick or thin for my preference, and it practically applies itself to the nails. I have it shown here with two coats to opacity.

Captivating

I've worth this stunning polish for a few days now, and I can confirm it is aptly named! Captivating is a rich teal jelly polish with a blue sheen, blue/green shifting aurora shimmer, and holographic microflakes. Like the rest of the polishes in the trio, it applies beautifully to opacity with two coats, as shown in these photos. I feel like I'm staring into space when looking at my nails, so I may have some space or galaxy themed nail art in my immediate future!

The Holiday Sparkle Trio is available for purchase now at ellagee.com. These polishes retail for $13 each.

All three of these polishes are stunning, and with Ellagee's great formula and perfect design for the holiday season, you really can't go wrong with any of them!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!


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Monday, November 27, 2017

Born Pretty Store Assorted Stones

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Greetings, dear readers, and happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed the weekend and are ready for another week ahead! Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone and sickness seems to finally have left my house, it's back to business as usual. Until the craziness of the next holiday takes over, of course! Until then, let's jump back into the swing of things, shall we?


Today's blog post features more nail art supplies from Born Pretty Store. I was sent this jar of assorted rhinestones and caviar beads to review. I was torn trying to decide between several very organized designs using many of these stones, and in the end, I opted to embrace the randomness that was included within the jar. Rather than creating a specific look, I just picked up a few pieces and let them cluster together however they would on my nails. Check it out!


I opted to layer these rhinestones and caviar beads over Ellagee Polish Doorbuster 2017.

This set contains flat bottom rhinestone in assorted sizes and colours, silver caviar beads ranging from tiny to medium, and a variety of other round caviar beads in pearl and iridescent finishes.


I generally prefer some type of order or sense to my nail art designs, but I have to admit it was quite fun and freeing just to let it work itself out as I went! I just added a little extra top coat to my nails and pressed on the rhinestones and beads while it was still wet. I then sealed everything in with another layer of top coat to help keep them in place.


While this method worked well for me, I did start noticing the occasional bead fall off after a few days of wear. You can also apply these using a stronger nail glue for longevity, but I knew I'd be switching my nails up so the few days was enough wear time for me.


Unfortunately, the link for this specific product is no longer working, so I don't believe this exact item is still being stocked on the Born Pretty Store website. Have to fear, dear readers, they have many other rhinestone and bead options available, and you can choose the specific colour family, sizes, and styles you prefer.


While you are shopping at Born Pretty Store, you can save 10% off full-priced items with discount code QWL-91. While there, you can pick up numerous items and stock up for all your upcoming nail art needs!

Do you enjoy wearing rhinestones or caviar beads on your nails? Do you prefer precise designs or do you like to embrace the randomness? I'd love the hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!


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