Wednesday, January 30, 2013

KBShimmer Spring 2013 Press Release

Hi everyone!

If you havent' heard, or seen yet, there's a new KBShimmer collection coming out for Spring 2013! Take a look!

KBShimmer Spring Polish Line Set For Release February 15th, 2013
KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 9 new colors to their 3-Free glitter polish line.  Owner Christy Rose says "With Easter, warmer weather, and Spring Break fast approaching February is the ideal time to introduce softer pastels to our lineup, but also to add a splash of bold color." 

The spring lineup includes three glitter top coats, two bold jellies, and four creamy pastels, one of which is scented.  "Our new line was created to play off the softer palette of spring, but also to accent unique glitters like small black dots and spring 2013 Pantone colors like the color of the year, Emerald Green.  We are also excited to debut this collection in our new printed bottles.  With the printed bottles, and our glitter grabbing flat brush, we feel our polish is a solid addition to any collection" says Rose. 


A Dot Mess Fuchsia and black dots, hexes, and micro slices in a clear base - Top Coat
Pastel Me More - Pastel colored glitters in a rainbow of colors and range of sizes - Top Coat
Squared Away - Square glitters in a variety of sizes, colors and finishes including metallic and holographic in a clear base - Top Coat
Spring Training - Soft green crelly full of pink, purple, blue and green floral toned glitters, scented with a floral freesia note - Full coverage in 2-3 coats
Where My Peeps At - Soft yellow crelly with circle and tiny hex glitter in fun jelly bean like shades - Full coverage in 2-3 coats
Lottie Dottie - Turquoise and fuchsia dots and coordinating glitters micro slices in a soft white base - Full coverage in 2-3 coats
Iris My Case - Violet pastel crelly with glitters in purple, pink, silver and blue - Full coverage in 2-3 coats
Get Clover It - Emerald green jelly with micro shimmer and circle glitter in shades of green, gold and turquoise- Best in 3 coats or layered over coordinating polish to cover nail line
I Got A Crush On Blue - Royal blue jelly with holographic silver glitters ranging from micro to extra large- Best in 3 coats or layered over coordinating polish to cover nail line
Shipping February 15, 2013
KBShimmer products can be found at  For sales outside of the US visit

KBShimmer was founded in 2008 by the husband and wife team of Jason and Christy Rose.  KBShimmer offers unique and colorful nail glitter nail polishes that are Big 3 Free, with all glitter formulas being completely free of chemicals such as toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP).  KBShimmer glitter polishes feature a flat glitter grabbing brush for easy application.  KBShimmer also offers a 2-free quick dry polish top coat, olive oil lotion, sugar scrubs, lip balms, cold process soaps and other skin care products.

I don't know about you, but I'm loving Pastel Me More, Lottie Dottie, Iris My Case and I Got A Crush On Blue! 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Leopard Print Featuring Bettina Polishes


It's been like two weeks since I've typed up a post! The past three posts that went up were all scheduled because I was on a Caribbean cruise for two weeks. It was amazing, and of course I had to pick up a few polishes! We stopped in Puerto Rico, and I went on a hunt for Bettina polishes. I've seen Bettina polishes on a few blogs, mostly Let Them Have Polish. Luckily, we were docked right by a CVS, and they sold Bettina. From what I hear, Bettina is sold mainly in Southern Florida and Puerto Rico. 

I ended up only picking up four, and I knew I wanted to do a design with them. So I tried my had at a freehanded leopard print for the first time! I used a tutorial by Chalkboard Nails. All you need is polish, and a small/medium dotting tool. I ended up using three of the four polishes I bought. For my base I used two coats of Bettina- Sand Blast, which is a very light, but opaque, gray creme. Then for the spots I used Bettina- Secret Garden, a medium purple, and Bettina- Charmed, a pinky-coral. In the bottle, Charmed appears to have a slight shimmer, but I don't really notice it on the nail. All have awesome pigmentation, and I'm punching myself in the face for not picking up more! They were pretty cheap to. I think around $2.40. 

Two coats of Bettina- Sand Blast
Bettina- Secret Garden and Charmed for the spots
One coat of Poshe

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! A few spots are pretty derpy, but I like it. I'm excited to try a few more combinations!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

KBShimmer- Don't Teal Anyone


Yet another scheduled post to show you all today! I'm a little over a week into my cruise, so I will be back soon! Today, I'm going to show you all KBShimmer- Don't Teal Anyone! KBShimmer products are available through and through Etsy.

Don't Teal Anyone, is of course a teal based polish with different sized hexes in gold, magenta and blue. There's also a few tiny magenta bars. I expected to seriously love this polish, but I'm sort of on the fence. I think it's the application that turned me off. The glitters weren't necessarily hard to place evenly on the nail, but I found the base color patchy. I ended up having to use three coats. I do like the overall look of it, and I'm digging the color combo.

Three coats of KBShimmer- Don't Teal Anyone
One coat of Gelous
One coat of Poshe

Friday, January 18, 2013

butter LONDON- Fishwife

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm going to be showing you guys butter LONDON- Fishwife! I was so in love with Trustafarian that I had to pick up Fishwife. As far as I know, Fishwife is still only available in the US, and might still only be available online. Regardless, get it if you can because it's gorgeous!

Fishwife is a holographic polish that's sort of a turquoise, sea foam color. It is pretty sheer, but the holographic totally stands out, even in dim lighting. I used four coat, just to cover any bald spots. It really is a beautiful polish. It's just the perfect combo. These scheduled posts are some what out of order, and I'm actually wearing Fishwife for the first few days of my cruise! It's totally perfect. I'm really impressed with all of the butter LONDON holos that I have because they don't seem to be dulled by a top coat.

Four coats of butter LONDON- Fishwife
One coat of Poshe

I absolutely love this polish!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy Hands Nail Polish- Afternoon Thunderstorms

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all are doing well! This is my first of the scheduled posts that will go up within the next two weeks! Today I have my first Happy Hands Nail Polish to show you all. I've been eyeing Afternoon Thunderstorms for quite awhile, and I was so excited when I received it in a swap! You can find Happy Hands on Etsy. Right now, there's a few polishes on sale so check them out!

Afternoon Thunderstorms is a medium gray polish with an intense gold shimmer, and multi sized black glitter. It's simple in concept, but is so pretty on the nails. The gold shimmer really stands out, and adds so much to the polish. Application was OK. I used three coats, and I did have to place the glitter every once in awhile. Overall I really love it! Gray is one of my favorite colors, so this polish is a given. 

Three coats of Happy Hands Nail Polish- Afternoon Thunderstorms
One coat of Poshe

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Amy's Nail Boutique- Ecopolo

Hello, Hello!

So before I even get into the hell of a gorgeous polish I have to show you today, I need to let you know that it was a special polish created by Amy's Nail Boutique for the ladies of a Facebook group I'm in. As far as I know, it won't be available to purchase from Amy. Who doesn't like to see some gorgeous polish anyways?! Do check out Amy's Etsy! She recently added a bunch of new colors!

I'm going to be showing you Amy's Nail Boutique- Ecopolo! Now half the reason this polish is so rocking, is because it has circular glitter in it! I don't think I have any other polishes that do as of yet. Ecopolo is a mix of magenta, blue and purple glitter in a micro shimmer base. There's circles, squares and shreds. I think there are some smaller holographic hexes to. It just has so much going on, but in a good way! I used OPI- No Room For The Blues as a base, and then did two coats of Ecopolo. It's so stunning on, and I've been getting compliments left and right. Application was great, and the glitter applied evenly without any coaxing. 

Two coats on OPI- No Room For The Blues
Two coats of Amy's Nail Boutique- Ecopolo
One coat of Gelous
One coat of Poshe

So pretty right?!

Ok, so I have a few other tidbits to mention! From now until the 26th, all my posts I put up will be scheduled. I'm leaving for vacation on the 14th, but I didn't want to leave you all hanging for that long! I will try to respond to any comments on those posts as frequently as I can. I'll be cruising to the Caribbean, so I'm hoping to pick up some neat polish for my One Year Blogoversary Giveaway which will be in April!

Now for my second tidbit. I have been LOVING Orly Bonder! Definitely my new favorite base coat. I've said in previous posts how hard it is to keep nail polish on while I'm at work, but it's been doing the trick. I do really want to try OPI Nail Envy in the feature though. 

That is all!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

DandyNails- Chilled Down

Hello Everyone!

I have a pretty awesome polish to share with you all! I actually think it's my first DandyNails polish I've tried, and I love it! Today I have Chilled Down from the Winter Collection. You can find DandyNails on Etsy, as well as Ninja Polish.

Chilled Down is supposed to have an off white base, but to me it's more of a skin toned color. It has the most gorgeous gold and blue flecks. I don't really love the color with my skin tone, but I think the polish is stunning. I wish the base was either slightly more gray or white. I've been seeing a bunch of flecked polish lately, and I'm totally loving them! I think it's a good medium for those who aren't into glitter. I'm totally a glitter girl, but who doesn't like to mix it up every once in a while?! Application was  decent. I had to do three coats, but probably could have gotten away with two if I applied them a bit thicker. 

Three coats of DandyNails- Chilled Down
One coat of Poshe

Have you tried any flecked polishes that I should try?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Revlon- Girly

Hi Everyone!

I have a pretty exciting polish to show you all today! It's Revlon- Girly! I've been searching for this baby for what feels like weeks now....and I finally found it! I LOVE IT! Girly is part of the Revlon Bubble Gum Days, Urban Nights Collection. Seriously, go pick this polish up!

Girly is a sheer, but build-able, light pink polish with some seriously girly glitter. The base leans slightly lavender in some lights. There's some pink, purple and even tiny holographic hexes. I did three coats, and I think it's the prefect coverage. It's jellish enough that the glitter shows through, and adds depth to the polish. Revlon really hit it out of the park on this one! It has the perfect amount of sparkle, and is so pretty on the nails!

Three coats of Revlon- Girly
Two coats of Poshe

I hope all of you had a wonderful New Year, and that 2013 is a great year for you!