Thursday, December 29, 2016

What I Wore for Christmas!

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Hello! I hope you all are having a lovely holiday season! I celebrate Christmas and was excited to have a fun nail design for the occasion. I always have so much to do around Christmas though, so I opted for a simple stamp instead of something more complex. Born Pretty Store sent me a Christmas stamper, and some stamping plates to try out that I am sharing with you today! I used Anonymous Lacquer Wrath as my base color. It is pretty funny and ironic to me I am using a polish named wrath for a Christmas design.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

KBShimmer Have a Look-Ski

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KBShimmer released their Winter 2016 Collection recently and I have Have a Look-Ski here to share with you today! This shade is a holographic blue that looks like a perfect winter wonderland tone. It has a little bit of an icy tone but with the holographic shimmer, the polish looks so perfect for the holidays. I'm pretty sure I love all the holographic polishes and this one is no exception.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Press Release: KBShimmer Winter Collection 2016

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KBShimmer has released the new 2016 Winter Collection featuring 16 NEW shades that will step up your beauty game as well as a few favorites! Whether it’s a gift for yourself, or a stocking stuffer for a loved one, let’s ring in this holiday season by embracing the bling.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pacifica 7-Free Super Fox and Abalone

I have been talking about trying Pacifica 7-free polish since it came out and I am glad to say, I picked up two colors and have them to share with you today! More about 7-free polish at the end of this post. I picked up a duo-chrome looking polish called Abalone, and a teal with shimmer called Super Fox. Both type of colors are those I gravitate towards. I think the metallic-like duo-chrome is always good to test out and see if it has a tendency to be brush stroke-y or not. I picked both of these up at my local Ulta for $9 each.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Perfectly Posh Hand and Body Products

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Hello and happy Saturday! I have another new to me brand to share with you. Have you heard of Perfectly Posh? I hadn't heard of it before, but my friend Nikole was offering some samples, so I decided to take her up on it and see what this Posh stuff was all about. It seems similar to a lot of other consultant based brands like Arbonne, Mary Kay or Avon and seems to be mostly bath and beauty products. I was given three different hand and body products to try: Amaaazing lotion, Cuca-Chia-Berry body scrub, and Honey Dip chunk (which really just means soap).


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

KBShimmer Carpe Denim

Carpe Diem! I mean, Denim! I have a great polish to share today. Carpe Denim is from KBShimmer and is obviously a play on carpe diem. This is a deep navy, with lots of glitter, so much holographic glitter! It is dark, but not one of those almost black shades. It is solidly in the navy camp. For the below photos I applied three coats.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Born Pretty Store Flower Rhinestone Charms

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Born Pretty Store sent me some fun nail decorations and tools. Today I am sharing the first one, these flower rhinestone charms! They are a cute, and a really easy way to add a little something extra to otherwise plain nails. I started with Essie Sexy Divide, which I recently picked up from Ulta and KBShimmer Gull, Get Real! from the new Summer 2016 collection.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Nvr Enuff Gilmore Girl Inspired Collection (Partial)

Nvr Enuff Polish is an indie brand introduced to me by a my friend Oksana from The Polished Koi, who absolutely raves about the polish. I happened to be told about a restock the day of and was able to snag a couple to try out. I picked up Bracebridge Dinner and Firelight Festival both of which are from the Gilmore Girls Collection. I admittedly have never watched Gilmore Girls until recently, but I just started watching a few episodes. I still don't get the references, but I imagine that might take a little more watching. Regardless, the colors are gorgeous!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Nail Guards by Nail Bliss

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Today I have a different and fun tool to share with you! These are called Nail Guards made by Nail Bliss, the same company that sent me the Nail Pop decals recently. These guards are meant to act as sort of an easy peel base for difficult to remove polishes. It claims to be able to easily remove gel, glitter, glue on nails, and regular polish. I absolutely hate removing glitter polish, so I was really excited to try these.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

KBShimmer Summer 2016 Collection (Partial)

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KBShimmer has released the new Summer 2016 Collection! I was sent How Low Can You Flamingo?, Along for the Tide, and Gull, Get Real!. These are part of a twelve piece collection that are available starting today.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Nail Pop by Nail Bliss Nail Adhesives

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Today I have some nail adhesives to share with you. Nail Bliss sent me two packages of themed nail stickers that are a little different from common nail stickers, these have little accent pieces like words and jewels to help bling out your nails. I received a tropical looking package and a geometric metallic package. 


Monday, May 16, 2016

Dragon Egg!

Dragon Eggs!! Okay, I might be a little excited about this post. I have been coveting these dragon eggs for a long time. Accio Lacquer created a tutorial for these things that look like what I imagine a dragon egg could look like. Definitely go see her tutorial if you want to learn how I made these! I decided a blue toned egg would be perfect for me, so I found some polish I didn't really see myself using, a glitter topper and had at it!


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Shades of Grey Nail Art

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Today I have a pretty simple skittle mani. A skittle mani is one that doesn't have every finger as the same design. I have no idea where the term came from, but I'm going with it. I used all grey tones for this one. I used Rimmel Steel Grey (discontinued), L'Oreal Caution Please from the 50 Shades of Grey collection, and Pure Ice Silver Star which is always a great stamper. I believe the L'Oreal collection came out along with the movie 50 Shades of Grey and not the books.


Monday, April 18, 2016

Julie G Gradient

I decided I needed a distinctly summery look because it has actually been really hot here in the Pacific Northwest. It was actually 90 degrees today! I went with a design that looks like a tequila sunrise and added some white glitter. I used Julie G Canary Islands, Old San Juan, and Miami Beach. The glitter I used is Sephora Formula X Wham!. 


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

KBShimmer To Peach His Own and Color Club Wicker Park

I have a pretty simple look to show you today. KBShimmer To Peach His Own and Color Club Wicker Park are two colors that were brought to my attention through other bloggers and I am so glad I found them! The two colors pair well together, especially since one is more of a neutral and one is so bright and vibrant.


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

OPI Nail Envy Treatment in Samoan Sand

I have been a fan of OPI's Nail Envy for quite a while. I usually get the special treatment for peeling nails because, well, my nails peel a lot. I was pretty excited when I heard OPI was releasing some new Nail Envy with color. All of the colors are already pre-released colors, but now they are infused with Nail Envy. I picked up Samoan Sand because I can't resist nudes. 


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Wet n Wild Spring 2016 Collection

Wet n Wild's Spring 2016 collection is out now, so I decided to get all of them and sharing them with you today! The collection includes a soft pink called Love Fest, a blue mint called Kiss My Mints, a lavender called Lay Out in Lavender, and a periwinkle blue called Breeze on By. All of these are soft and light shades typical of what you would see in spring.

Wet-n-Wild-Spring 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sinful Colors Copper Pot

Sinful Colors is one of those polish brands that always seems to find it's way in my shopping cart when I am at the grocery store. It is really affordable and offers a ton of colors to choose from. In my most recent purchase, I picked up Copper Pot. It looked so bright and glowy from the bottle, I knew I had to have it!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Julep Kimberly

I'm doing a bad thing. I am sharing something that is unavailable, yet again. I am so sorry! I am trying to get my polish organized and I am discovering polishes I may have worn but never shared on my blog. So, today I have Julep Kimberly. I think I got this around a year ago, but it was definitely in the spring time. This is a lavender purple with black speckles that remind me of a robin's egg! I know robin's eggs are blue, but same concept, right?


Friday, March 25, 2016

KBShimmer Spring 2016 and Mega Flame Collection (Partial)

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I have two colors from each of the new collections from KBShimmer called the Spring 2016 and the Mega Flame Collection. I have Peony Pincher from the Spring 2016 Collection and Stalk Market from the Mega Flame Collection. Peony Pincher is described as a pastel pink with lavender undertones and is a linear holographic. Stalk Market is described as a near celery green yellow. All the Mega Flame polishes have some strong holographic glitter.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Swirly Nail Art

I have a swirly design to share with you today. It looks like a water marble, but it involves no water! I saw this technique posted by MelyneNailArt on Instagram and I loved it! I immediately wanted to try it out. I grabbed some of my favorite colors from Color Club and went at it! Melyne uses an interesting and messy technique that just drops wet polish on top of wet polish drops. What you end up with is somewhat difficult to control, but I love the effect.  

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Black and Red Collaboration When Colours Collide

I just a have a quick post to share with you today. I was able to participate in a group collaboration with the theme of black and red.  I've been wanting to do a black and red gradient for a while, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Press Release: KBShimmer Spring 2016 and Mega Flame Collections

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KBShimmer is announcing the new Spring 2016 and Mega Flame Collections! See below for photos and descriptions. These will be available on March 15th, 2016.

Spring 2016 Collection- a 90's nostalgia collection
Prints Charming: Like an abstract painting, this white crelly polish has pops of colors in fuchsia, turquoise, and sapphire. Layering in 3 coats gives this polish the depth and dimension of quality art work!
Peony Pincher: A pastel pink with lavender undertones, this floral linear holographic polish shines best in bright lights.
Hello Dahlia: A dusty peach shade, this shimmery orange crelly sparkles with micro holo dust and golden micro flakes. Based on the Pantone 2016 Spring/Summer shade Peach Echo.
Upside Round: If you’re a good 90’s child, neon makes your heart flutter! This glitter top coat can add a punch of color to your nails with neon circle glitters in a rainbow of bright shades. 1 coat of your favorite white is 90’s perfection!
Pools Paradise: A lightened, green leaning aqua that offers pops of neon pink, periwinkle, and aqua glitters. Based on the Pantone 2016 Spring/Summer shade Serenity.
I Wet My Plants: This pastel periwinkle crelly features a garden full of colorful glitters in pink, sapphire, silver, and purple. Based on the Pantone 2016 Spring/Summer shade Serenity.
Purr-fectly Paw-some: A pastel moody blue linear holographic polish with steel gray and lavender undertones. A relaxing twist on a traditional periwinkle shade. Based on the Pantone 2016 Spring/Summer shade Serenity.

Mega Flame Collection- holographic micro glitter in tinted base
Ripe For The Pink-ing: A raspberry pink, this mega holo shade is the ideal berry color with blue undertones.
So Flamous: A copper leaning peach, this muted orange shade’s strong holo flame will have you longing for spring.
Stalk Market: This near celery green yellow is fresh and vibrant for spring.
Smells Like Green Spirit: A twisted citrus green, this deep lime shade is a refreshing pop of color for warmer weather.
Set In Ocean: Crystal clear waters of the Caribbean inspired this sparkling deep aqua color. Things That Make You Go Bloom: A lilac purple, this pastel polish packs a punch of holo shine.
Night Bright: Like a clear country night, Night Bright sparkles like a billion stars in the sky. Only this night sky is best viewed in the light.

These will all retail for $9.25 each and I like to buy mine directly from the source at You can also buy them on Amazon, select retail stores and outside of the US at

Friday, March 4, 2016

Side French Nail Art

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I have a clean and simple nail art design for you today. I think we all are aware of the classic french manicure, but I wanted to switch it up a bit. It is so simple, but adds a bit of interest to a mani. I started out with a nude color and added some holographic blue. The polishes I used in this design are Rimmel London Caramel Cupcake, which is one of my favorite nudes. It dries really quick and almost creates the look of mannequin nails with my skin tone. After I painted two coats of Caramel Cupcake, I placed a french tip nail vinyl on the side of my nail and added Cirque Colors Royal Hawaiian from last year's Juicy Collection. I love that collection so much, it is so vibrant! I knew Royal Hawaiian would look great paired with a nude. 


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel

Have you noticed lately how so many brands have come out with "no light needed" gel polish? I am immediately skeptical of such claims. It simply is not gel if you don't use the light curing process, but as much as I am a skeptic, I am also very curious. When I saw Wet n Wild was coming out with gel polish, I wanted to try theirs especially since it is an inexpensive brand. These cost $4.99, and there was a $1 coupon in the display as well, so I got these for $3.99 each. 


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sephora by OPI (discontinued) Crackle Polish

I know it is terrible to show you discontinued products, but I really wanted to see what you all think about crackle polish. Hate it? Love it? I have had a bottle of crackle for ages, but I have never actually used it, until now. The crackle I have was made by Sephora by OPI. They no longer make this brand. It is called Blasted Black. I decided since I am sharing a discontinued polish, I may as well show you two. The polish I layered this over is also from Sephora by OPI and it is called Henna-thing is Possible. 


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment and Nail Butter

I have some nail care products to share with you today. In the winter time I always feel the need to nourish my nails and take better care because the cold is so harsh on my skin. I have been trying a new to me product called Nail Butter along with Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment today. I have tried Oxygen Nail Treatment before but this is in a new shade called Sheer Shimmer which has sort of a white tint to it. 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Euro Gradient

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016! It seems like the years go by so quickly now, but I guess time flies when you're having fun. My first nail art design of the year is created using all OPI Euro Centrale Collection polishes. It was one of my favorite collections from them and I think they all look great together. I decided to go with a gradient and topped it with glitter. Gradients are so fun and easy and have such a high impact.


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