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Showing posts with label Indie Brand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indie Brand. Show all posts

2/28/13

Techno Edges | Shimmer Polish Nail Art

I hope y'all aren't getting tired of seeing glitter around here!

I'm pretty much a Shimmer Polish fan for life now, Jennifer has got to be my favorite so far. So beautiful and different from your typical indie polish.


Shimmer Polish Jennifer works amazing as a base for nail art. *wink* *wink*


For this manicure I used Shimmer Polish Jennifer as the glittery base. After allowing that to dry some I created the "square edges" with a thin nail art brush and black acrylic paint. After drawing the lines I used a thick coat of top coat to seal in this design!


Of course I had to finish this post with a swatch of the ridiculously gorgeous Jennifer on it's own. When I opened up my Shimmer Polish package this is one polish that really stood out to me. The mix of small blue/periwinkle glitters with the accents of red, purple, orange, and gold is divine! This is glitter suspended in a clear base so I used three coats for this picture.

Shimmer Polish retails from $10.00-$12.00 ($10 for top coats) and can be purchased on Etsy and found on Facebook, their website, and recently Twitter.

P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway!
*Polish provided for review

2/25/13

Dazzling Bricks | Shimmer Polish Nail Art

It was like Christmas came early when I received this amazing package from Shimmer Polish! She was kind enough (very kind, in fact!) to send me some of her creations to showcase on my blog. What better way to do that than with nail art?

I quickly started brainstorming designs and when I thought of a "bricks" design, the color Trisha instantly jumped into my mind!


I absolutely adore the matte effect in this design! It really works great with the glitters in Trisha.


And for the Curious George in you, here's what it looked like glossy...


For this manicure I used Shimmer Polish Trisha as the glitter base. I then created the brick design using a nail art brush and black acrylic paint. I curved the sharp edges to make it look more like brick. Added a coat of Essie Matte About You Top Coat and was done!


Can we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty that is Shimmer Polish Trisha? This is a stunning orange-y red with small gold, red, orange, pink, purple, and blue round glitters. I got full coverage with three easy coats. 

LOVE.


Shimmer Polish retails from $10.00-$12.00 ($10 for top coats) and can be purchased on Etsy and found on Facebook, and their website.

P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway!
*Polish provided for review

2/15/13

Chevy | Featuring Laquerlicious Pebble Stone

Good morning!

Today is the last day of Laquerlicious nail designs. So far I've done a V-Day design, a Geometric design, and now a Chevron design right here on this post. This one is my favorite design of the three! 

On top of the Laquerlicious designs and swatches this week, I am hosting a giveaway where a lucky follower will win three mini polishes from Laquerlicious, you can enter here

For this manicure I used Laquerlicious Pebble Stone layered over Zoya Monica as the base. Then I carefully drew the chevron stripes, one at a time. For a more interesting look I created three chevron stripes on the middle and ring fingers and only two on the index and pinky fingers. For an extra accent I created horizontal stripes across the index finger. All these stripes were created using Wet N Wild Bite the Bullet

The base of this mani, Laquerlicious Pebble Stone, kind of reminds me of a galaxy, no?
Laquerlicious Pebble Stone is a multicolored small glitter suspended in a dark purple--almost black--jelly base. This is two coats layered over Zoya Monica. This is another one of those colors that is just "meh" in the bottle but then transforms on your nails! So unique and pretty! This is a semi-hungry glitter though so I used two thick coats of topcoat for these swatches and the above design.

Pictures are just not doing this polish justice, the colors are much more vivid in real life! Love.

Laquerlicious retails for $8.50-$15.00 (depending on what type of nail polish) and can be purchased on Etsy and found on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram

*Polishes sent for review

2/13/13

Geo Scales | Featuring Laquerlicious Salt Water

Another day, another Laquerlicious nail polish!
Today I'm featuring Laquerlicious Salt Water in this nail design. I'm wearing this design as we speak! A lot of times I'll do a design, take it off immediately after taking pictures, and do something another one. Not even gonna lie, I do this when I either don't like a design enough or if it's too hard to do with my non-dominant hand (our secret?).

Oh, the life of a nail blogger...

For this manicure I used Laquerlicious Salt Water as the turquoise glitter base. I layered Salt Water over China Glaze Exotic Encounters, by the way. Then I created the scales/tiles (whatever you want to call them) with black acrylic paint and my nail art brush. Two coats of top coat finished off this look.

Salt Water is a beautiful--I mean really gorgeous--turquoise, blue, and white glitter in a clear base. This has a nice variety of square, hex, and round glitters in multiple sizes. So stunning, it glows like this in real life too! This is two coats over China Glaze Exotic Encounters

Laquerlicious retails for $8.50-$15.00 (depending on what type of nail polish) and can be purchased on Etsy and found on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram
*Polishes sent for review

2/11/13

Mismatched Hearts | Valentines Day Nail Art Featuring Laquerlicious Cobalt Twist

Finally some new nail art, right?

Valentines day is one of those holidays where I struggle to create an interesting, unique design for my nails. Memorial Day and Easter are the same way for me! Sooo as a result we have this pretty simple, kind-of-expected design but I still think it's really cute!

All this week I'll be showing designs featuring Laquerlicious polishes! Michelle was kind enough to send me some of her creations to review as well as a few for a giveaway (up tomorrow) and I will be showcasing them throughout the week!

For this manicure I used Zoya Jacqueline as the the nude base and Laquerlicious Cobalt Twist as the blue glitter base. To create the hearts I used a thin striper brush and alternated the colors. I first drew the left side of the heart and of course went back and drew the other half. One thick coat of top coat finished off this look.

The star of this manicure, Laquerlicious Cobalt Twist, has a pretty medium-blue base with small blue glitter and larger purple and violet glitter as well as iridescent blue shimmer. In the bottle this polish wasn't too exciting but on the nails it is stunning! I used about three easy coats in this manicure to reach it's full opacity. 

Laquerlicious retails for $8.50-$15.00 (depending on what type of nail polish) and can be purchased on Etsy and found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

*Laquerlicious polish sent for review

6/23/12

KBShimmer The Square

Yesterday I woke up to two packages waiting for me and I already knew what they were...my KBShimmer orders! I say orders because I originally bought only one polish when she opened shop Monday but then I decided to go back (a few minutes later, lol) and buy one more. 

I'm glad I did because that one was The Square! The other polish I bought was Ring Master but that will come later in another post. 

These are my first indie polishes, I have been holding off buying indie polishes because so many are so highly priced ($15 a polish doesn't work for me, ever) but these are reasonably priced and are gorgeous!


KBShimmer The Square is multicolored square glitter in a purple jelly base. The glitters range from gold, white, green, but mostly blue. It also has blue micro glitter, I wish it was more packed with this microglitter! The jelly base is like a purple with red undertones. Not my favorite purple but somehow it works! This is 2 coats with one coat of Seche Vite top coat (which I don't recommend, it shrinks this polish, as you can see).

You can buy her polishes on her new website Kbshimmer.com, if you're an international buyer you can find her polishes on Harlow & Co

P.S. Are you guys liking the new larger pictures?

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