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1/20/13

Explosive Glitz

Good morning y'all!

I feel like I haven't done my nails in forever. I don't know why either, I've been feeling very inspired lately! But who am I kidding, Pinterest is my biggest source for inspo right now. 

That's where today's design came from actually. I fell in love with this pin of this design immediately after seeing it!

For this manicure I used Pixel Naughty Bit Nice (from Ulta stores) as the blue base. Then, using a thin nail art striper brush, I free handed the "explosions". For those I used Zoya Ziv but any gold glitter or metallic works! You could also use tape instead of free handing it. I finished off with one coat of top coat. 

One of my favorite color/polish combinations is easily gold and light blue. So gorgeous! What's your favorite combo?
*Zoya polish sent for review

7/10/12

Zoya Designer, Diva, & Gloss Fall 2012 Collections Review & Swatches

Good morning!

Today I have swatches of Zoya's Fall collections Designer, Diva, and Gloss. Zoya's Fall Collections this year have left big shoes to fill for next year's collection. I love that these collections have such a large variety.There is a different finish for everyone, whether you're a jelly girl or a metallic girl.

Let's start with the Diva Collection, six gorgeous metallics and shimmers.

Zoya Song. I love the name of this one and it just happens to be one of my favorites. Song is a super vibrant metallic blue with blue shimmer particles. When I say vibrant I mean a really vibrant, really bright blue! This reminds me a lot of Orly Royal Navy, only this shimmer isn't the same tone of blue.

Zoya Suri is a royal purple shimmer. This has a bit of a frost characteristic to it but it's not a complete frost either. The application was incredibly smooth with Suri, it was like melted butter. This is 2 coats.

Next we have Zoya Ray, a sexy dark pine green shimmer! This is the same type of finish as Suri, not quite a frosty finish but close. You have to be careful with application to avoid brushstrokes. They aren't as visible in real life as they are in this picture. 2 easy coats.

Zoya Elisa. This has the same finish as Ray and Suri but I found this to be the least frosty. Elisa is a bright red shimmery metallic. When I was removing it, I noticed it had a bit of a pink undertone to it.

FeiFei is a stunning grayish blue metallic with gold, blue and silver shimmer particles. This is an extremely unique and gorgeous color, I have nothing else like this in my collection! Easily one of my favorites. It is a lot more blue in person than my camera picked up, you have to see this in person to appreciate it's beauty. 2 coats.

Zoya Daul is a beautiful blue toned purple packed with gold glitter/shimmer particles. This is more like chunky shimmer if there was ever such a thing. This polish is similar to Zoya Faye and all it's dupes but they have different colored bases. 3 coats here.


Moving onto the Designer Collection, six delicious creams. Two of which were originally designed for fashion designers Bibhu Mohapatra (Rekha) and Peter Som (Evvie).

6/25/12

KBShimmer Ring Master

Gooood morning!

I'll be babysitting my niece all this week so I'm not sure I'll get to post very often. Maybe if I get out of it one day, but I'm basically babysitting for seven hours a day!

Anyway, I thought I would show you what I'm wearing on my nails today! This is my second KBShimmer nail polish and it probably won't be my last.

Out of the two that I purchased, Ring Master is my favorite. It has a really pretty glow to it that I'm just in love with!


KBShimmer Ring Master is a red, white, gold, and black glitter in a red jelly base. This is packed with  red microglitter, so pretty! It was super easy to get all the different shapes of glitter onto the nail but it did need to be built up to opacity. I used three coats in these pictures. For top coat I used Seche Vite (which I, again, do not recommend but its all I have right now). 


As you can see, Seche shrunk the polish, making it look like I have tip wear. I need a new topcoat.



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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