3/27/14

NEW! More KBShimmer Spring 2014 Colors! (Nail Polish Pictures, Swatches, & Review)

***Be Sure To Enter My Current Giveaway Here!***



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Hi there! I have more gorgeous Spring colors from KBShimmer to show you today (you can see my first half of the Spring review here).

Sky Jinks- A gorgeous medium blue cream (2 layers of polish shown here):


A Touch Of Glass- a creamy aqua mint green (2 layers shown):

Eclipse- a perfect, shiny black cream polish! This was 2 layers, but you can almost get away with just 1:

Prism Break- a beautiful holographic top coat!  (Here's one layer over Touch Of Glass):

And here's 2 layers of Prism Break over Eclipse:


These beauties can be purchased from www.kbshimmer.com!

Which one is your favorite? 

Thanks for stopping by!


3/25/14

Twinsie Tuesday: Winter To Spring Transition Nail Polish

Hey friends! Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is "Winter To Spring Transition Polish". I'm so done with Winter, although today's forecast is calling for snow (pout). I picked Essie Splash Of Grenadine because it's cheery and bright but not too bright, AND it also happens to be Panetone's Color Of The Year- "Radiant Orchid"!

Here's  2 layers of this pretty color:



Be sure to stop by the other Twinsie's blogs to see what color they chose!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra

3/24/14

New! OPI Sheer Tints Nail Polish Review PLUS Giveaway!!

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Hello there! I'm back today with something new from OPI- here is their Sheer Tints collection of top coats! These 4 polishes give a sheer wash of color either on their own or over another polish:


L-R: Don't Violet Me Down, I'm Never Amberrassed, Be Magentale With Me, and I Can Teal You Like Me

To start, I did one layer of each sheer tint over a white creme:

And here's 2 layers of each tint (still over the white creme):

Next, I did some polka dots using a dotting tool. This was a little more difficult than I thought it would be because the tints are (like it says on the bottle) actually "top coats", making their texture a little stickier than a "regular" polish. Once I got the hang of it, however, it was smooth sailing. My quick dry top coat made some bubbles :/  BOO, but I still wanted to share so you could get the idea of how these worked:


Giveaway Time!!!
Want to win a set of your own OPI Sheer Tints to play around with?!  Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!!  One winner will receive one set of the 4 Sheer Tint colors (Prize provided by OPI)! Please note, this particular giveaway is open to US residents only, but I will be posting an international giveaway very shortly!



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  Some parting words from OPI's press release :

Sheer Tints features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Sheer Tints will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


Thanks for stopping by!

 


3/19/14

NEW! OPI Spotlight On Gitter Collection (Nail Polish Pictures, Swatches, & Review)

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Hi there! Today I have the new "Spotlight On Glitter" collection from OPI to share with you!  Some of these look like re-promotes of past polishes, so this is good news if you missed out the first time around (sad news if you were waiting with baited breath for an all new collection, but hey- that's just they way the polish flows sometimes ;-). Here they are:


 Rose Of Light- a rose toned gold glitter with holographic squares. Shown here over OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around (Brazilian Collection):





You Pink Too Much- pink hex glitters and teeny holographic bits. Show here over Barielle My City Apartment:

Chasing Rainbows- multi-colored, multi-sized, multi-shaped glitter explosion! Shown here on top of OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana (Brazil collection) :

And here's the same combo, but with OPI's matte top coat over it:

I Reached My Gold!- large chunky gold hexes mixed with holographic glitter. Shown here over OPI Toucan Do It If You Try (Brazil collection). This one is reminiscent of OPI's When Monkeys Fly. When that one came out, the large gold glitters seemed to be curling. When I checked my bottle months later, they had somehow calmed down and flattened out, making that glitter polish one of my all time favorites. I'm super happy to have a "back up" of this one!

Blush Hour- a grapey jam colored base with pink & purple glitters. Shown here over OPI Cute Littlle Vixen (Holiday 2013 collection):

Desperately Seeking Sequins- Super fine silver holographic bar glitters and bits.  Shown here over OPI Taupe-less Beach (Brazil collection) I LOVED this combo...very subtle yet pretty with just enough sparkle:



Will you be picking any of these up? Which one is your favorite?

Some parting info from OPI:
Spotlight on Glitter by OPI nail lacquers feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.  These six glitter shades and Glitter Off will be available March 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 
For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!



3/18/14

Twinsie Tuesday: Tip Nail Art

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Hey there! Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is "Tip Nail Art", and this is one of my favorite types of nail art to do. You don't even have to have long nails or a ton of free edge to be able to do this type of nail art either- by focusing on just the upper part of your nail bed, you can achieve the same type of effect.

For my nails today, I used Zoya Hudson (a light shimmery purple) in layers that made a gradient from light to more concentrated on my nail tip. Then using the OPI colors I Just Can't Cope-acabana and Miss You-niverse, I dotted on some flowers and polka dots:



Don't forget to swing by the other Twinsie's blogs to check out what they did for this theme!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra
 
 

3/10/14

Nail Of The Day: China Glaze Sand Dolla Make You Holla (Pictures & Review)

Here's a quick little post for today. I recently picked up just one of the new polishes from China Glaze's Spring texture collection. This one, with the ridiculous name of "Sand Dolla Make You Holla", has a white base and teeny, multi colored glitters that dries down to a gritty, textured finish. Here's 2 layers of this cutie:





This one definitely reminds me of cupcake frosting...and now, I'm hungry!

Have you picked up any of these new textures from China Glaze recently?

Thanks for stopping by!


3/8/14

Rainbow Honey Nail Polish Swatches!

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Today I have some nail polishes from Rainbow Honey to share with you. A few of these are new and some are best sellers that came out last year!


Be Mine- a sweet candy pink with gold flecks! (3 layers shown):

XOXO- a red holographic glitter (shown on top of Be Mine) (1 layer shown):

Papillon- a pink & purple butterfly glitter! (Shown here over OPI You're Such A Budapest):

The Kraken- a LOADED teal glitter (shown here over OPI "Fly"):

Summer Blossom- white, yellow, and orange flowers mixed with tiny glitters (shown here over OPI "I Just Can't Cope-acabana"):

How fun are these?  These polishes can be purchased from www.rainbowhoney.com and if you enter the code "ILOVENAILBLOGS" you will receive $5 off your order! (offer expires on 3/31/14)  Thanks Rainbow Honey :)


3/7/14

KBShimmer Spring Release 2014- Nail Polish Pictures & Swatches!

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I can't convey just how exciting KBShimmer new releases are to me. I can safely say that they are my favorite "indie" brand!  I have a few polishes to show you from their newest Spring collection. These 4 are just a small sampling of the really awesome Spring lineup (see end of post for full collection pics!).

But first, some swatches to pique your interest! (Descriptions taken from KBShimmer's press release):






Make My Gray- "a pale shade of gray sets off glitters in turquoise, gunmetal, pale aqua and coral" (3 layers shown):


Belle Of The Mall- "This coral toned pink polish is a fun color to brighten your day. This jelly like polish is loaded with holographic silver hexes in various sizes and is stunner in the sun." (3 layers):


Laugh Myself Lily- "A muted jade creally (creme + jelly polish), this soft color was inspired by water lilies and the many paintings on the subject. Swimming in  the polish are holographic hexes in gold, pink, silver, lavender, and blue. Pink and aqua dots complete this muted polish." (3 layers):


Quick & Flirty- "Every girl needs a good violet colored polish in their collection, and what better than one that comes with a rainbow! This linear holographic offers full coverage in 2 coats, add a third for deep lilac color." (3 layers worn here):


HOW GORGEOUS ARE THESE?!!

If you weren't convinced enough already, peep out the entire collection:




These are set for release on March 14th, and will be available  ($7.50 for the cremes and $8.75 for the glitters) on www.kbshimmer.com !

Which ones look good to you!?