Thursday, August 16, 2018

Neon Pastel Marble

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   So not that long ago I shared with you the Wild at Heart Collection from Sinful Colors. For those of you who missed that post, this collection consists of 6 neon matte polishes, an illuminating base coat, and a top coat. Why am I bringing this up? Today I'm sharing a nail art look with you that I created with this collection plus Acapella Ella.

     But before I show you the nails I should probably tell you how this look came about. Do any of you play around with the polish that collects on your workspace? I have a habit of watching Netflix while swatching and at times when I'm stumped for nail art ideas I just start grabbing random bottles from my desktop and playing around with them on my nail art mat. I test out color combos or sometimes just swatch it quick to see what the finish is like. This is actually how most of my fluid nail art looks and watermarbles come from. I  play around a bit until I come up with something I like.  That's exactly how today's look came about, I was stumped for ideas and decided to play around with the polishes on my desk.  It just so happens that the last collection I had reviewed was the Wild at Heart Collection.


     Remember that illuminating base coat I mentioned earlier, well I really should have used it as a base for this look. It would have made the colors really pop. I was smart enough to use it in my swatches, but not for this and I really wish I would have. 

     Just like my previous fluid nail art looks I created this by placing random drops of polish on my nail art mat in a small area. I liked the way the matte neons looked but wanted to lighten it up just a bit so I added Acapella Ella. Acapella Ella is a pale blue, almost white polish with a hint of sparkle. I feel the sparkle helps to tie it in with the other colors.


     Instead of picking the mat up and letting the colors run together I folded my mat in half horizontally and then vertically. This gave me a marbled and smooshed look which lets different colors stand out on each nail. I let it dry overnight and then peeled it off the mat and cut out the pieces that I wanted for my nails. I topped everything off with a glossy top coat.


     I know these fluid techniques take a lot of patience to create because of the long dry times but they are quickly becoming one of my favorite ones to do. What is your current favorite technique? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sydney's Style - Baseball nail art

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     It's time once again for Sydney to take over the blog. This time around she's chosen to do a baseball themed nail art. Now I have to admit even though I play softball and have for years, we are not a huge baseball family. Recently we've gotten into watching our local team, it's small town ball at it's finest. No admission to the games, neighbors gathered together to cheer on the local boys, and a hat passed for donations to keep the traditions going. Maybe that's where she got the idea from but not her color scheme. Our team wears black and orange while Sydney went with red and white.


    Her look was completed by alternating Sinful Colors polishes in Ruby Ruby and White Board across all 10 of her nails. Notice how she didn't go with the same colors on the corresponding fingers? That's because she wanted to shake things up. I love it when she explains her manicures to me. 


     Speaking of shaking things up, another difference you'll notice is that she added her accent nails to her thumbs instead of the ring finger. To create her lines she used nail stripers in red glitter and a plain white. I am a very proud mama when looking at those lines, they came out so well. She definitely has a steadier hand than I do! 


I know I'm biased but I love her little manicures and spending time with her in my nail room. Watching her pick out her colors and chatting about her day while she puts it all together is precious time I will cherish. I know these special times are limited as she gets older and I love that I can share a bit of them with you. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


Thursday, August 9, 2018

JReine - The Galaxy Rocks

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     I don't know about you but I am a huge fan of the Polish Pickup. Where else can you find the opportunity to buy from so many brands in one place? Brands that are old favorites and new brands at the same time. One of the New Brands for me is JReine back in April for the Across the Universe theme with a polish called the Galaxy Rocks.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Untried A-Z Challenge - Letter P

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    It's once again time for the Untried A-Z Challenge. If you're unfamiliar with this challenge let me give you a quick breakdown. This is a challenge where you the alphabet dictates what polish or polishes you use. We go in order from A to Z and either the name of the polish or the brand needs to match up with the corresponding letter. It's a laid-back bi-weekly challenge and people are welcome to participate whenever they choose. If you'd like to know more just check out the event on my facebook page


     For my letter P polish, I went with an indie brand that is no longer in business and sadly caused quite a stir on the way out.  Now I don't want to get into all of that in my blog post, and I don't really like how things were handled I do love the polish that I purchased and wanted to wear it. With that said, let's take a look at Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice from Frenzy Polish.

Chocolate brown holographic nail polish

     Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice was released in 2016 as part of a fall collection. I previously reviewed another polish from this collection called Falling Leaves Ⅱ. I guess you could say I have a thing for fall colors. The warm comforting tones of green, rusty reds, oranges, yellows and browns. The changing leaves of the season are soothing and almost therapeutic to me. That's why I fell in love with the dark brown holographic nail polish the minute I saw it.

Dark brown holographic nail polish
      
     The formula is completely smooth and the application flawless. There was a slight VNL after the first thin coat but the polish builds up nicely to full opacity after two. Shown here is two coats plus glossy top coat. 

    I used Bluebird Lacquer Top Notch top coat for the first time and have to say that I'm impressed. It dries very quickly, I was able to lightly touch my nail after 3 minutes and dries to a glass-like glossy finish. I received this top coat as a gift with my last purchase from Bluebird but already know I will be purchasing another bottle when I start to run low. 


     Pumpkin Spice & Everything nice is a gorgeous polish that I'm glad I picked up when I could. It's a great fall color that appears to have a strong scattered holographic look to it but then you get it in the right lighting and you get a little glimpse of that coveted linear holographic arch.  I'd say it has the best of both worlds when it comes to holographic nail polish. 

     What type of holo do you prefer, linear or scattered? Are you a fan of fall colors like I am? Let me know in the comments and be sure to check out the other polishes for letter P week of the Untried A-Z Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing! 




Saturday, August 4, 2018

Girly Bits News For August - Press Release

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Upcoming launch

August 5th @ 12noon EDT

Rogue Lacquer ~ Girly Bits Shop Exclusives by Rogue Lacquer, Sirens of Summer Collection.
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Girly Bits ~ Very Important Polish (VIP Polish Con NY 2018) overstock, Pocket Full of Fairies (RTPC NY 2018) overstock, The FoMo is Real (Indie Expo Canada limited edition thermal) overstock

Shop Exclusives by Rogue Lacquer

Girly Bits is a purple base with purple to turquoise multi chrome shift packed with purple blue green multi chrome flakes, color shifting flakes, holo, and micro holo glitters. This polish has a limited availability because one of the ingredients is no longer available from the supplier.
$15.00CAD each

Puns of Steel is a dove gray crelly with soft linear holo and rainbow multi chrome flakes.
$15.00CAD each
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Swatches of Girly Bits Cosmetics Shop Exclusives by Rogue Lacquer provided courtesy of Delishious NailsIntense Polish TherapyManicure Manifesto and Streets Ahead Style

Sirens of Summer Collection by Rogue Lacquer

Shell Yeah is a bright coral, jelly-leaning crelly with gold, pink, and green color shifting flakes and aurora shimmer.
$15.00CAD each

I Washed Up Like This is a bright teal with green, gold, and purple color-shifting flakes, and blue to green shifting aurora sparkle
$15.00CAD each

Beach, I'm a Mermaid is a grape purple with green, gold, orange, and pink color-shifting flakes with color-shifting aurora shimmer.
$15.00CAD each
Shop the Sirens of Summer Collection
Swatches of the Sirens of Summer Collection by Rogue Lacquer provided courtesy of The Polished Hippy@thebusynailsOne Hundred Brushes

Polish Con overpours (VIP and RTPC), and IEC Event Limited Edition The FoMo is Real (Thermal) by Girly Bits Cosmetics

Very Important Polish NY 2018 {Polish Con NY V.I.P. Polish} is a blackened base stuffed with shifting shimmer and glass fleck in red, orange, gold, violet, and green, with a dose of holo prism flakes.
$16.50CAD each

Pocket Full Of Fairies {Road To Polish Con New York 2018 Series} is a light pinkish beige with a soft holo glow and a violet shine. It is sprinkled with the tiniest silver holographic glitters that twinkle and sparkle among copper and purple chrome flakes.
$16.50CAD each

The FoMo is Real {Indie Expo Canada Limited Edition} is an orange to pink thermal, with a multitude of iridescent colour shifting flakes in gold, purple, pink, and green, and a kiss of holo flakes, and was inspired by the Toronto skyline photo used on the Indie Expo website this year.
$16.50CAD each
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Swatches of Very Important Polish NY 2018 {Polish Con NY V.I.P. Polish} by Girly Bits Cosmetics provided courtesy of Nail Polish SocietyQueen of Nail 83and CDB Nails
 
Swatches of Pocket Full Of Fairies {Road To Polish Con New York 2018 Series} by Girly Bits Cosmetics provided courtesy of @dsetterfield74Manicured & Marvelous and Nail Experiments
 

Swatches of The FoMo Is Real {Indie Expo Canada Limited Edition} by Girly Bits Cosmetics provided courtesy of Manicure ManifestoIntense Polish Therapy, and Nail Polish Society
 

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There is no group buy fee, and you can place as many orders as you want (we will combine them before we ship the group buy to Jen).

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That includes the Girly Bits Cosmetics CoTM shades, Girly Bits polishes and treatments, ANY other brands sold on the site and anything else that gets released before the group buy ends!!!

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Bluebird Lacquer Isn't She Loverly - Polish Pickup August

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     Its Polish Pickup Time and today I have for you Isn't She Loverly from Bluebird Lacquer. For those of you not familiar with Polish Pickup the concept is simple. Polish Pickup offers a fun, interactive experience that allows you to submit theme ideas, vote for your favorite theme, and selectively purchase your favorite polishes every month. The shop opens at 11 AM ET on the first Friday - Monday of every month. In this case that's Aug. 3rd-6th at www.polishpickup.com
You can pick which polishes you would like to purchase from the previously chosen theme. There is no box commitment. Purchase one or purchase them all! Shipping in the US is $3, $5 in Canada, and does ship internationally. Allow 3+ weeks for delivery. So, in other words, this is a pre-order event. T

     Isn't She Loverly is an ode to the classic My Fair Lady. Loverly is a muted orchid pink holo with bronze micro flakies, turquoise-purple-pink ucc flakies, more holo and a dash of faux unicorn pee. This sells for $12 and has no cap. In case you haven't guessed already the theme for August is Musicals.

Orchid pink holographic nail polish with microflakie

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Baroness X - Whipped Sugar Soap

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     Today I'm taking a break from my usual polish related post to bring you something a bit different. I'm sure many of us purchase other products from the indie companies that we love, but those products don't always make it to our blogs. I've picked up so many lotions, bath bombs and cuticles oils it's hard to keep track. But today's post isn't about one of those products, today I want to talk to you about soap, and not just any soap. A soap that not only cleans your hands but also helps exfoliate and moisturize them. Sounds too good to be true right? Not when you use a whipped sugar soap from Baroness X!

     I was fortunate enough to pick up a container of this soap when there were extras available from the Cats in Space box from March 2018. The scent is Cherry Almond and smells heavenly. 


    This soap has a creamy texture with just a hint of the rough sugar. It feels smooth when I used it but did a great job at exfoliation. The scent is quite strong in the container but leaves just a hint on my hands after using it. 


     I found that a little goes a long way with this product. A small finger scoop is all you need to leave your hands feeling clean, soft and hydrated.



     While the Cherry Almond scent is no longer available there are several others to choose from: Lemon Souffle, (I have this in lotion form and absolutely love it!) 
Pistachio Macaron 
Blood Orange Goji (I have this in lotion too)
Sakura Matsuri
Watermelon Lemonade
Saltwater

    Like I mentioned above, I picked mine up as an extra from a box so my container is only 2.7 oz. The sizes available for purchase are 5.5 oz for $6.50 and 10 oz for $11. Be sure to check out the Baroness X website for availability. 

     What is your current favorite non-nail polish product from an Indie polish company? Do you like reading posts about these products? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

KBShimmer - 10 year Anniversary Sale (Press Release)

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Happy Anniversary to KBShimmer!

In 2008 I was looking for something to fill a creative need, and save cash by making instead of buying.  Little did I know that 10 years later, that cash saving "hobby" I took to craft shows would be the business it is today, employing several full and part-time staff, with customers all over the world.  This August we are celebrating hitting double digits with a month full of celebrations!
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On Sale Now

One of the best parts of being in business is you!  And the first part of our celebration is something we rarely do, have a sale!

From now until midnight EST August 5th, you can enjoy 30% off all products (excluding gift certificates) at KBShimmer.com.  Just use code ANV30OFF to save.

*Please note, free shipping is calculated after discounts and before any taxes. Code can not be applied to previous orders, gift certificates, or Amazon orders.*
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The August Schedule

August is a special month for KBShimmer, and with us turning 10, I wanted to do it big! So this is the schedule for our August celebration!
August 1st – August 5th Celebration Sale, the sale of the year, a deep discount on every item on the KBShimmer website!
August 15th – Limited Edition Throwback Collection launches, 2018 remakes of past fan favorites. We have updated the recipes on these classics so they will be very close to the originals and in my option better than ever!  Start watching your favorite bloggers for swatches of the 8 2012 and 2013 shades making a return.  Join our Fangroup for the most up to date info.
August 15th – August 19th Multichrome Bag Deal, Our famous show special online!
August 29th – Mystery Bottles, we will be selling off stock in our old packaging. Some new misfit shades, custom over pours, group over pours and retired shades included at a deeply discounted price.
Plus, coming in September…A fall collection you will love, exclusive and limited edition Polish Con Shades, and of course Polish Con!
More details will come later but get ready, this will be an epic month!!
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