Sunday, October 27, 2013

KBShimmer Blogger 2013 and Winter 2013 Collection Press Release

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Hi friends! Hope your weekend is going well!! I don't normally publish press releases here, BUT I'm too excited not to for this one. I am honored to be showing you the latest KBShimmer creations, one of which *I* collaborated with  Christy Rose to create my very own shade. Swoon. It's absolutely perfect. I'll be swatching all of these very soon for you! In the meantime feast your eyes on these!

KBShimmer Winter Polish Line Set For Release November 1st, 2013


KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 22 new colors to their 3-Free glitter polish line.  Owner Christy Rose says “This winter, we are set to release the largest amount of new polishes to date.  We were honored to work with a great group of bloggers to create a stunning set of winter and holiday inspired polishes.  These eleven polishes will release alongside additional polishes designed by KBShimmer to capture the joy, color and wonder that surrounds us all.”
The blogger collection includes three glitter top coats, four sparkling jellies, two glitter crelly polishes, one matte, and one shimmering cream.  “We are launching eleven unique polishes that capture the feelings of winter and the winter holidays.  Each blogger had a different idea, and it was so fun working with them to create a polish that told their story.” says Rose.
Returning this year a charity polish. “Kringle All The Way is this year’s charity polish.  $4 from each bottle will be used to purchase toys for Toys For Tots.  Last year we raised over $800 and we hope to top that this year!” says Rose. “In addition to several holiday and winter themed polishes, we are also excited to release our first set of multi-chrome and linear holographic polishes. We think that this release is our most exciting to date!”  
All 22 polishes are set for release Friday, November 1st at KBShimmer.com and will retail for $8.75 for a 15 ml bottle.  KBShimmer will also be offering free priority shipping through 12/31 for all orders over $50.

KBSHIMMER – BLOGGER 2013 COLLECTION

Christmas Now – Crystal from Crystal’s Crazy Combos – A green jelly with multi-colored squares, circles, and stars. 3 Coats Recommended
Green Hex And Glam – Kayla from Kayla Shavonne – A forest green jelly with holographic hex glitters.  Best in 3 coats.
I’d Rather Be With Blue – Lisa from Cosmetic Sanctuary – A light blue is a matte polish with subtle iridescent shimmer sparkles like the snow.  2 Coats Recommended
Snow Much Fun  – Victoria from The Manicurator – A  light blue jelly  with light blue holo glitter, white glitters in several sizes and finishes, a sprinkling of micro holographic glitter, and white snowflake glitter. 3 Coats Recommended
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Merry Pinkmas – Cris from Let Them Have Polish – A light cotton candy pink polish featuring red, green and neon glitters in a variety of shapes.  2-3 Coats Recommended
Plum Tuckered Out – Sheila from Pointless CafĂ© – A rich plum color with blue shimmer. 2 Coats Recommended
Toast-ess With The Mostest  – Valesha from Peachy Polish – A clear glitter topper loaded with glitters in shades of gold, silver and pink in circles and hex shapes to mimic champagne.  1 Coat Recommended
I Only Have Ice For You – Sarah from Chalkboard Nails – Clear top coat with shimmering white flakes and holographic glitters. 1 Coat Recommended
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Strung Out- Jackie from Candy Coated Tips – A black jelly polish with circle “light” glitters in gold, sliver, green, blue, red.  1-2 Coats Over Black Recommended
Sand In My Stocking – Jen The PolishAholic – A golden toned sand inspired polish with pops of orange, aqua, and holographic stars.  1 Coat Recommended
Will Yule Marry Me? – Chelsea from The Nail Network – A navy blue creally with sparkling silver holo circle and hex holo glitter.  2 Coats Recommended
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KBSHIMMER – WINTER 2013 COLLECTION
Kringle All The Way- 2013 Toys For Tots Charity Polish  – A glitter top with circle glitters in red, green, and silver.  1 Coat Recommended
All Elf’d Up – A white crelly with hex glitters and micro slices in red, green and sliver.  3 Coats Recommended
Snow Flaking Way – A deep indigo jelly base with violet and sky blue holographic glitters and sliver holographic snowflakes. 3 Coats Recommended
When The Doves Sigh – A warm gray crelly filled with fuchsia circles, square and hex glitters.  Turquoise, sapphire, and chrome hexes, micro slices and circles swim among micro holographic sparkles.  2 Coats Recommended
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Pigment of Imagination – This multi-chrome polish shifts depending on the angle and the light, from blue, to purple, to red, and more. 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Myth You Lots (Holographic) – Similar in shift to Pigment of Imagination, this multi-chrome also has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Shade Shifter – A multi-chrome polish that changes depending on light and angle from cyan, to blue, to red orange, to purple, and more.  1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Rollin’ With The Chromies (Holographic) – Similar in shift to Shade Shifter, this multi-chrome also has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
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Urban Camo – A multi-chrome polish that shifts from a pretty pistachio green, to a bright green, to silver, to a soft pink almost lavender color depending on the light and viewing angle. 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Pretty in Punk (Holographic) – Similar in shift to Urban Camo, this multi-chrome also has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended
Maybe Navy – A deep blue polish is filled with shimmering flakes. 2-3 Coats Recommended
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On Sale And Shipping November 1, 2013
KBShimmer products can be found at Http://www.KBShimmer.com.  For sales outside of the US visit http://www.HarlowandCo.org.
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.
 
If you would like more information about KBShimmer, contact Christy Rose by emailing sales@kbshimmer.com or visiting Http://www.KBShimmer.com.
© 2013 KBShimmer. All rights reserved

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

China Glaze Monsters Ball Limited Edition Halloween 2013 Collection Swatch and Review

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Are you a Halloween fan? Are you ready? Me? Let's just say it's not my favorite holiday and I tend to not get excited about Halloween nail looks. I was happy to review this China Glaze Limited Edition Monsters Ball Halloween 2013 collection for you, but I wasn't expecting to like it. (Surprise! I do!) These are available now, October 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze) and YouTube (youtube.com/chinaglazeofficial).

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 My favorite of the bunch: China Glaze Monsters Ball Boo-Gie Down over China Glaze Take A Trek

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

OPI Miss Universe 2013 Skittles Nail Art for Digital Dozen

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Hello loves!
I have an exciting morning to talk about with you all! Last week I attended my second Blogger Breakfast in NYC with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann (OPI’s executive vice president and artistic director). You can read about my first Blogger Breakfast here. I didn't feel as shy this time and asked a lot of questions this time around. I can't wait to share with you what I learned, but my little guy is sick as a dog sleeping next to me and I've got to get my post up and try to catch some sleep while he sleeps. I promise I'll give you details when my collection post goes up. Each of us that attended the breakfast got a goody bag with the complete Mariah Carey OPI Holiday collection. Those swatches coming SOON!
These are the nails that I wore for the breakfast, and created them knowing I'd be posting them for one of my Digital Dozen Skittles week! This is the OPI Miss Universe 2013 collection which I also showed you here.
OPI This Gown Needs A Crown, OPI I'm Feeling Sashy and OPI Miss-You-niverse make a great trio that look great on their own, but make an even better trio :)
 I adore this set and each polish has a perfect formula and easy application.


All the best,
~Victoria 

*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Smitten Polish Falling Leaves Holo Trio plus Bifrost Swatch and Review

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Hello loves!
I have a gorgeous bunch of Fall shades for you today by the sweetest, Noelie, creator of Smitten Polish. These will be released very soon, keep an eye on smittenpolish.com and the Smitten facebook page for the latest! Let's take a look! 
 Smitten Polish I Never Drink... Wine - wine linear holo. Perfectly winey with a touch of plum. Really loving this one, didn't want to take it off! I have on two coats, with the first two photos without top coat and the last two with top coat.



 Smitten Polish Cocoa and Cardis - brown linear holo. Absolutely love, and of course it's perfect for Fall. This is two coats with the first two photos without top coat and the last two photos with top coat.



 The packaging for the LE trio. (This trio is no longer available, BUT I Never Drink... Wine and Cocoa and Cardis will be available at the next launch.
 This is Zelda's Fall-ly - warm orangey red linear holo - ONLY available as part of the LE trio with Cocoa and Cardis and I Never Drink... Wine. I'm sorry it's no longer available, but I had to show you it's gorgeous Autumn colored perfection. It really is lovely. The first two photos are without top coat and the final photo of this shade is with top coat.


 Smitten Polish Bifrost - Navy linear holo. You know what I think about blues, you can never have too many :P This one is a stunner. Easy application, two coats seen here without top coat.


 
The more holos I own, the more I understand why everyone loves them so much!! :D Are you a holo fan too? Will you be picking up any of these?

All the best,
Victoria

*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

OPI Miss Universe Limited Edition Collection Swatch and Review plus Nail Art

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Good morning!
Very pleased to show you the special *Limited Edition* OPI Miss Universe 2013 collection. This set of three shades are available now, inspired by the gorgeous and sophisticated women entering the Miss Universe competition taking place November 9, 2013. I'm especially excited about This Gown Needs A Crown with its new sparkly slightly textured satin finish, plus it comes with a complementary jeweled crown ring :)

These shades will be available October 2013, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. 
            For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Glitter Gal Hot Chilli and Buckled Bronze Swatch and Review

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Hello!! Happy weekend to all my readers! Hope you are well! I'm showing you two perfectly Fall appropriate shades from Glitter Gal today. Check out their facebook page to see the latest. If you haven't heard of them yet (though I'm sure you have) they create world renown linear holo glitter shades, and a host of other special finishes like the duochrome I'll also be showing you.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Chanel Rouge Allure Moire Collection, Vernis Swatch, Review and Tape Nail Art

Hello loves!
I'm sharing with you these two amazingly pretty vernis shades from the new Chanel Rouge Allure Moire collection, inspired by the softly glimmering effects of silk moire fabric. I picked up these babies while on a layover at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris in August. They are now on sale at Chanel.com and counters worldwide. They are both listed as Limited Edition, at $27 each.



 Chanel Rose Moire is described as a light pearly rose. It has a great formula, opaque in two coats. Just a word of advice, it has a "pearl" finish which is prone to brush strokes so use a light hand and use straight brush strokes. At first look I immediately thought to myself that my Nana would love and wear this (read: old fashioned)...but the longer I had it on, the more I thought that it was the modern version of a classic. I actually loved wearing it and got warm fuzzies knowing my Nana would approve, she always hated when I wore less traditional nail colors :P
 After wearing Rose Moire on it's own for 2 days, I decided to tape off the moon shape (using a craft punch) and add my nail art look with Chanel Rouge Moire - described as a pearly red. I have a feeling this could be a one coater, but I used two coats here, to ensure full coverage over the base color. There's no top coat in these photos.

 I love how these turned out. The colors are so so complementary and the nail art, in my opinion is an elegant one, well suited for Chanel.
 I'm so glad I picked these up! I know I'll be wearing them again, that's for sure.
And lastly, I chose this design to demonstrate the tape technique which was our theme for The Nail Challenge Collaborative -yes, for last month...this is a few days late :/

Please take a moment to see what the others created for this theme!
All the best,
Victoria

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Free Hand Nail Art Design with Zoya Fall 2013 Pixie Dust

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Hello! It's a gorgeous day here in NY and I have a simple nail art look to share with you today. I created this for my Nail Challenge Collaborative's "technique" theme. This is a freehand design, but the real stars of the mani are the Zoya Fall 2013 Pixiedusts! 
 Read on for more...