Thursday, February 26, 2015

Salon Perfect St. Patrick's Day Nail Polish GIVEAWAY and Nail Art

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So happy to present you with an opportunity - make that 20 opportunities - to win these six St. Patrick's Day themed shades from Salon Perfect! Four of the shades: Sugar Cube, Gold Leaf, Escape to Neverland, Loopy Lime are from the core line but two of them: Sham-rock Your Socks Off and Luck Of The Irish are exclusive and can only be won through this giveaway!! Salon Perfect is offering TWENTY sets to giveaway! Hooray!! 
*Note - U.S. mailing addresses only*
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

KBShimmer Spring 2015 Glitter Easter Egg Vinyl Nail Art

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Hello! I'm so over the moon about this Spring collection from KBShimmer. You've seen the press release with all the shades and vinyls, I showed off all the holos and the flower vinyls and today the glitters. You can also see the swirls vinyl and thick/thin lines vinyls in this post. I actually was disappointed with how this one turned out..in that it looked different in my mind then how it turned out. I almost didn't post it, but then I remembered that often you guys like certain designs I have done more than I do. So..here it is!
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 KBShimmer Meow Or Never - Based on the Pantone spring color Glacier Gray, this polish is a very pale gray, almost white in color with pops of purple, gray, periwinkle and sky blue.
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I adore the creative mixes of base shades and glitters in the consistently perfect formulas that we have come to expect from KBShimmer. This collection does not disappoint! I have 3 thin cts here, you can get away with 2 though.
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 My goal here was to create a patchwork of glitters! I actually used all 7 of the glitters in this collection!
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 KBShimmer Wind Swarm - Based on the Spring 2015 Pantone color, Aquamarine, Wind Swarm features a pale sky blue base, a mix of purple, gold, white and pink glitters, while a hint of micro glitter offers a bit of sparkle to enjoy in the sun.
Then I used the eggs from the Spring nail vinyl sheet. Please forgive the blurry image! I didn't realize until I was in the editing phase and then it was too late to take another. Oops! 
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 So after I painted over the nail with Ins and Sprouts, I was unhappy because in my head each egg would somehow be a different glitter but it was hard to tell one from the other. So I used Eyes White Open (also from this collection) to outline some of the egg shapes.
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  KBShimmer Ins and Sprouts - Like a new bud popping through the soil, this pale green citron colored polish is alive with linear holographic shine. 
 
So, what do you think? I'm in love with all these shades, just not this particular design. 
 
The Spring collection is available Feb 6, 2015 available internationally at www.HarlowandCo.org and www.KBShimmer.com 
 
All the best, 
Victoria 
 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.
 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Technique with tea bag and Orly Nail Rescue to patch nail break

Hello lovely readers!! I've been asked to post about how I patched up my most recent nail break! You may have seen I posted a sad sad photo of the break on my fb page and my Instagram. I am not a nail tech nor do I consider myself any kind of authority or expert...but given the fact this patch has lasted 5 weeks now and through many many many nail polish changes..I might just have a good thing going here :D

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey My Silk Tie, Shine For Me, Embrace The Gray Swatch and Review plus GIVEAWAY

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Hey there! How are you? I'm happy to show you the remaining three shades in the OPI Fifty Shades of Gray collection. I used the other 3 to create one of my favorite manis ever!! Did you catch that one? If not you can check it out here.
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Be sure to enter the giveaway for the whole set, at the end of the post! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Color Club Love Tahiry Scented Collection Wavy Simple Nail Art

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How are you tonight? I'm sharing with you my second design using this awesome Color Club collection, Love Tahiry. I created my Valentine's nails this year with this collection as well. After using all 7 of the shades I can tell you they are keepers :)
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Are you liking this groovy look as much as me?
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 Color Club Seal it with a Kiss has a strawberry scent. A perfect peach creme.
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 As much as I like this shade, and the formula was great, 2 coats here, I wasn't sure if I liked it on my skin tone. Once I added the black studs (from Sally Hansen Nail Art kit) though it took on a new look. I'm not one to add 3D embellishments very often, but I just loved the understated elegance! The slight strawberry smell was actually nice too, not too overwhelming for my super sensitive sense of smell either.
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 Color Club Tall, Dark & Handsome has a cologne scent. A dark gray creme.
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 Lovely shade, great formula. The only problem here, for me, is the scent. Not a fan of the scent of this one.
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I used KBShimmer Wavy lines nail vinyls and I think the combo of these colors really hits it out of the park! *Please note if you noticed anything wonky about my Index finger, it's the nail patch NOT the polish that is behaving badly.
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What do you think? Do you like the simple nail art, the color combo, the studs?

These are available for $8.50 from www.colorclub.com
 
 
All the best, 
Victoria 
 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Color Club Love Tahiry Scented Collection Valentine's Simple Nail Art

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How excited was I when these gorgeous perfectly Valentine themed shades showed up from Color Club just in time to do my nails for Valentine's Day! The Love Tahiry collection has 7 shades created with Love & Hip Hop: New York star Tahiry Jose and is full of classic shades of love and romance. I have 5 of the 7 shades in today's look.
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 Ah I love a neat and symmetrical design! This turned out so well, it was super fun to wear! 
*Note these are all scented polishes!*

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Colores De Carol Valentine Gift Set for Live Love Polish

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Another gorgeous Valentine set from Live Love Polish to show you! This is my first time trying out Colores de Carol can you believe it? This trio includes two best sellers and one Live Love Polish exclusive. 
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 Colores de Carol Bling a clear base with micro holo glitter.
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 This all out holo goodness is amazing to see in person! I needed 3 cts for this level of opacity so this would also work well as a top coat.
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 Colores de Carol Amethyst a linear holographic medium purple with blue shimmer.
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 I noticed the jelly-like formula of this polish at first swipe so I wanted to experiment. This is one coat of Amethyst over Bling and it's an amazing combo. Great formula which had excellent smooth and non-patchy coverage with just one coat. Cool, right?
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 Colores de Carol Jesse's Girl - an eclectic mix of glitters, truly unique. A Live Love Polish exclusive.
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 Wasn't sure how I felt about this one in the bottle, but look at this combination up close, it's so fun!! I chose to pair it over China Glaze Wanderlust from the new Road Trip collection.
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Colored de Carol  are available at livelovepolish.com for $10.00 or $12.00 each and $30 for the trio.


All the best, 
Victoria

*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pretty & Polished Valentine Exclusives for Live Love Polish

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I'm not one to go gaga over holiday inspired shades...but if it's girly, full of hearts and pink or mint green I'm going to want it. That's why I'm so in luck this Valentines because I was lucky enough to receive these amazing Live Love Polish Pretty & Polished exclusive shades! 
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 Pretty & Polished My Best Invest-mint - a Live Love Polish exclusive. A perfect mint jelly with pink and white hearts, pink and white circle glitter and small gold glitters.
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 Lovely formula, just the right amount of translucency to get good coverage and let the glitters show through. I have 3 coats plus top coat here.
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 The heart glitters are on the heavy side and tend to sink..I simply had my bottle upside down for a few minutes before using. I didn't have trouble getting enough glitters on the brush.
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 I'm truly enamored by this sweet combination!
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 Pretty & Polished He Makes Me Blush a Live Love Polish exclusive. A delicate pink with pink and white hearts, red, fuchsia and gold glitters.
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 This shade has a similar formula as the mint, a bit more creme than jelly. I have 3 cts plus top coat here, with some fishing for hearts needed.
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A very romantic feel to this one, do you agree? I love them both!
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Pretty &Polished Live Love Polish exclusives are available at livelovepolish.com for $12.00


All the best, 
Victoria
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.