Thursday, August 29, 2013

KBShimmer Fall 2013 Collection - Swatches & Review!

Hey guys! I hope your Thursday has been really great so far! Not much going on here, we caught a  bunny in the back yard! Just for a minute and we petted it, it was so sweet! Then we let it go, I tweeted a picture of it :)

Anywho! Today's post is the amazing KBShimmer 2013 Fall Collection!
I really love the variety in this collection, It is easily one of my favorite KBShimmer collections to date!

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KBShimmer 2013 Fall Collection Macros KBShimmer Every Nook & Cranberry
Every Nook & Cranberry - Three thin coats.
Application was a absolute breeze! Easy, smooth and even!
The shimmer is so visible and gorgeous!

"A cranberry satin matte polish with a subtle pink and gold shimmer. 
This polish with its blue undertones is one that will work on many skin tones.  Best in two coats."

KBShimmer Every Nook and Cranberry with Topcoat
Every Nook & Cranberry + Topcoat.

KBShimmer Excuse Me I Blurped
Excuse Me, I Blurped - Three coats.
This polish is so freaking gorgeous! It applied great and has so much dimension!

"A shade not quite blue, not quite purple shade with glitters in many shades of blue, purple, with a hint of
 copper. Best in two coats."

KBShimmer Teal Another Tail (1) KBShimmer Teal Another Tail (2)
Teal Another Tail - Three thin coats.
TAT applied really well, two coats had some VNL for me so I used a third but it wasn't necessary.
This is such a unique and freaking stunning polish, just buy it! Seriously #drool

"A dusty teal green polish with a strong pink almost duo-chrome shimmer.
A color I imagine would be on a mermaid’s tail.  Best in two coats."

KBShimmer Turbulence  (2)
Turbulence - Three thin coats.
Applies smoothly and evenly. A little sheer but builds up nicely.
I am a huge sucker for grey polish and the shimmer in this is to die for! One of my favorites!!

"A satin matte finish slate gray polish inspired by storm clouds. 

Silver flakes are surrounded by micro blue and fuchsia sparks inspired by lightning and rain. Best in two coats. "

KBShimmer Turbulence with topcoat
Turbulence + Topcoat..

KBShimmer Vicious Circles
Vicious Circles - Three coats.
Jam packed full of glitter, requires a little patience and skill to apply but it's so worth it!
I love all the circle glitters!! It looks chunky but was completely smooth two two coats of topcoat.

"A blood red jelly loaded with silver holographic circles in two sizes, sliver holographic hex glitters
and holographic sliver micro slices.  Best in two or three coats."

KBShimmer You Autumn Know
You Autumn Know - Three coats.
Really glitter packed, apply slowly and make sure to let it dry in between coats!
This polish just screams fall doesn't it?? <3

"A white crelly polish loaded with fuchsia, gold, and orange glitters.  Micro bars accent the fall pallet of this polish.
Best in three coats, or two coats over white."

KBShimmer You Go Ghoul!
You Go Ghoul! - Three coats.
Just like You Autumn Know and Vicious Circles You Go Ghoul is packed full of glitter and requires a little more attention while applying, nothing too difficult, you just have to keep the glitters from bunching together.
So make sure to give these chunkier polishes proper time to dry in between coats to avoid dragging!

"This Halloween polish is one that you will wear year round.  
A black jelly sparkles with glitters in grape, berry and orange for a polish even a witch would love  
Best in two coats over black or three coats alone."


This Collection is amazing! The End.

Okay, just kidding! Not about it being amazing just about this being the end. :)

Where should I start? Hmm I'll start with the Mattes!
The matte/satin polishes in this collection are two of my favorites! At first I thought the formula on Turbulence wasn't great but it turned out it was just applying weird over
my Nail Tek II - Weird! But I tried it again and it went on smooth and easy, So that is good to know!

This collection is so creative and just plain out awesome, I really love it.
I haven't been this excited for a collection in a while! 

This collection will be available for purchase on September 1st!
You can purchase these from and Harlow and Co.

Stay up to date with KBShimmer on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

KBShimmer 2013 Fall Collection (2)

 Are you guys in love with this collection as much as me??
Which ones are you lemming or planning to purchase?
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pahlish August Duo - Old Fires Were Burning - Swatches & Review!

Hi all! Today's post is featuring the Pahlish LE August Duo "The Old Fires Were Burning"

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Pahlish August Duo Pahlish Slow Like Honey Pahlish August Duo 2013 (1)
Slow Like Honey - Three thin coats.

"a pale almond nude/putty cream with copper shimmer and green glassflecks"

Pahlish Heavy With Mood Pahlish August Duo 2013 (2)
Heavy With Mood - One coat + a little glitter placement.

"a clear based glitter topper with copper metallic glitters in several sizes, small moss green hex,
and medium midnight green squares accented by sparse gold shimmer"


Slow Like Honey is an absolutely gorgeous almond cream color, a perfect 
It applied a little streaky (as most cream colors do.)
If  you have Milani Almond Bliss it's MUCH easier to work with that that.
Two slightly thicker coats would probably work fine but I prefer to use three thin ones.

Heavy With Mood is awesome and can be used over so many colors, I want to pair it with orange!
It spreads well and has just the right amount of glitter. I love the copper glitter with the green!

I really love this duo, they go so well together but you can still use them with so many other polishes!
Slow Like Honey is a great staple color! 

You can purchase this duo HERE from the Pahlish Etsy Shop for $15.00!

It will only be available until August 31st so hurry and go grab it!!

Pahlish August Duo Old Fires Were Burning

What do you guys think of this Duo?
I'm loving seeing more indies doing creme polishes lately!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Polished by KPT - Swatches and Review!

Hi guys! Today's post is a really exciting one for me! I have seven polishes from Polished by KPT to show you!
I've been lemming for this brand for quite some time now! Check out my thoughts below!

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Polished by KPT  (1)
Polished by KPT Macros Polished by KPT Bachelorette Party
Bachelorette Party - One coat over Zoya Mira.

"A beautiful shimmery purple/lilac glitter polish with matte white hex and iridescent glitter with a silvery micro glass finish."

Polished by KPT Bleu Cruiser
Bleu Cruiser - Two coats.

Half of the Smardy Duo! A gorgeous vivid cobalt blue shimmer packed with micro flakies.

Polished by KPT Color Therapy (1)
Color Therapy - Two coats over Illamasqua Smash.

"A fun bold neon pink and green glitter with tiny shifting opalescent and blue glitter topper in a clear base that also glow under UV and black light."

Polished by KPT Color Therapy (2)
Topped with a coat of Butter London Matte Finish!

Polished by KPT Daiquiri (3)
Polished by KPT Daiquiri (2)
Daiquiri - Three coats.

"An orange (cold) to bright pink glass fleck (warm) thermal polish that transitioned effect by temperature."

Polished by KPT Fireflies (2) Polished by KPT Fireflies (1)
Fireflies - One coat over Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Amazonian
and one coat over Elevation Polish Pic de Sotllo

"Fireflies is jammed packed with micro silver holographic, micro holo bars, yellow holo bars, purple holo bars, and silver holo bars."

Polished by KPT Glowing Smardy (1)
Glowing Smardy - Two coats over Bleu Cruiser.

The other half of the Smardy Duo, a Glow in the Dark glitter topper that represents hope in a dark place.

Polished by KPT High Maintenance (1)
High Maintenance - One coat over China Glaze Urban Night.

"A mixture of girly matte pastel colors and iridescent glitters in a clear base."

Polished by KPT Glowing Smardy Glowing (2)
Polished by KPT Glowing Smardy Glowing (1)
Proof that Glowing Smardy glows! I'm not good at taking GITD pictures lol it took me quite some time
to go through the settings on my camera to find one that worked okay, then I took one with my
cellphone and that was much easier lol!


I'll start off with Glowing Smardy, the glow on this polish was 
unparalleled to any other GITD polish I have tried or own. I don't own many but the others required much longer "charges" and it fade quicker.

Glowing Smardy glows when it's not even that dark!
I wore it for days with and it kept glowing night after night without a recharge - my daughter loved it!
If you want to really see this baby glow charge it with a LED nail light! That's what I did for the top picture, I didn't edit it it really was that bright! I could literally use my nails to see in the dark. Needless to say I lovee it! 

And I love that a portion of the money goes to a good cause, 50% of the proceeds from the Smardy Duo go to an adorable little boy named Nate's 
fund at the DCipher Group to be used for medical expenses, therapy equipment, and donations to SMARD research. To read more about the Smardy Duo or Nate's Journey check out
The Smardy Duo will be restocked the first week of September.

I'm very impressed with PBKPT and highly recommend their polishes!
All of the formula's were very good, I had no issues applying any of these polishes.
Fireflies is so beautiful and so sparkly in person it's insane.
I love the mixture of micro bar glitters mixed with the larger ones!

You can purchase Polished by KPT's amazing polishes HERE!

Make sure to follow Polished by KPT on Facebook and Instagram!

Polished by KPT Collage

Who else is getting obsessed with thermal polishes? I want them all!
What do you guys think about these?

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Guest Post on Kellie Gonzo!

Hey guys! Today yours truly has a guest post on!

So head on over to her amazing blog to see what I used HERE!

Neon Watermarble (1)

Let me know what you think of it!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Zoya Fall PixieDust Collection - Swatches & Review!

Hey guys! Today's post is the Zoya Fall PixieDust Collection! Enjoy!

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Zoya PixieDust Fall

Zoya Carter
Carter - Three coats.

"a royal purple in a matte, textured, sparkling metal finish."

Zoya Arabella
Arabella - Three coats.

"a rich fuchsia pink in a matte, textured, sparkling finish."

Zoya Dhara
Dhara - Two coats.

"a firey orange copper with a matte, textured, sparkling metal finish."

Zoya Tomoko
Tomoko - Three coats.

"a romantic champagne silver with a matte, textured, sparkling metal finish."

Zoya Chita
Chita - Two coats.

"a forest green in a matte, textured, sparkling finish."

Zoya Sunshine
Sunshine - Two coats.

"a "Van Gogh" navy blue in a matte, textured, sparkling finish."

This collection is stunning, as per usual from Zoya's PixieDust polishes!
I really love all of them but my favorites are Carter, Sunshine and Chita!
These all have 
terrific formula's and went on easily! Make sure to let them dry fully between coats!
I'd say Sunshine and Chita were a tad thicker than the rest but still easy to apply.

*I wanted to not that the Zoya PixieDusts wear very well for me! I usually don't get any chips until day 6 or 7 and then it's still only 1-2 chips! I don't usually comment on longevity because I don't wear most polishes very long but I did get to text the Last Zoya Pixie Collection after my review and it wore incredibly well for me!*

You can purchase Zoya nail polish from for $9.00 each
Or you can purchase the entire collection for $54.00

Follow Zoya on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram!

Zoya Fall Pixies
To give you guys an idea how these look with topcoat, I added one coat onto each color and left a nail next to it without topcoat! I'd suggest two coats though since mine still look a tiny bit bumpy!

Zoya Fall PixieDust

What are your thoughts on this PixieDust Collection?
Zoya has made me fall for textures!

I much prefer the sparkly textures, what about you?

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Takko Lacquer - Swatches & Review!

Hi guys! Today's post is one that I am very excited for!
This is my first experience trying Takko Lacquer and I'm in love!
Scroll down to see six beauties! Three older Takkitos and three new ones!

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Takko Lacquer Macros
Takko Lacquer Heads Will Roll (5) Takko Lacquer Heads Will Roll (1) Takko Lacquer Heads Will Roll (4) Takko Lacquer Heads Will Roll (3)
Heads Will Roll - Three coats. See a IG shift video here!)

"A thermal raspberry pink that changes from bright pink in the cool to silvery white in warmer temps.
It's loaded with blue shimmer and holographic shimmer that's always visible in any temp."

Takko Lacquer Nirvana (2)
Nirvana - Two coats.

"This is a kind of majestic and luxurious looking polish.
A deep imperial turquoise full of golden bronze flakies floating thru out."

Takko Lacquer Nirvana (3)
Look at those flakies! Gorgeous!
Takko Lacquer Nirvana Matte (1)
Mattified with Butter London Matte topcoat.
Takko Lacquer Nirvana (1) Takko Lacquer Nirvana Matte (2)
Nirvana stamped with A England Holy Grail and stamped with Cheeky Stamping plate Ch52 then mattified.
Takko Lacquer Kiss the Sky
Kiss the Sky - Two coats.

"A deep blu-rple (hybrid purple-blue) jelly lacquer with orange and green duo chrome shimmer."

Takko Lacquer Schiaparelli
Schiaparelli - Two coats.

"Inspired by a designer who revolutionized fashion with her eclectic ways,
this is a neon shocking pink filled with a silvery limey green shimmer that shifts slightly to pink."

Takko Lacquer To Infinity and Beyond (1) Takko Lacquer To Infinity and Beyond (2) Takko Lacquer To Infinity and Beyond (3)
To Infinity & Beyond

"A smokey deep purple that morphs into a peacock green at the flick of your fingers.
Dancing thru the polish is a holographic shimmer like little stars scattered across the universe.
Such a outer worldly color, very hypnotizing and dark."

Takko Lacquer Wanderlust (1) Takko Lacquer Wanderlust (2)
Wanderlust - Two coats.

"A smokey lilac jelly creme hybrid lacquer with vibrant teal shimmer."

Where do I start? This is my first experience with Takko Lacquer and I have to say that I am blown away!
All of these shades are so stunning! All of these have fantastic formula's and go on pretty easy breezy.
I used a third coat for Heads Will Roll because when it shifted lighter there was a bit VNL but it's not necessary.

I had a hard time capturing the true beauty of 
it has tons of lime green shimmer that the camera just couldn't pick up.
It's hard to even pick a favorite, I honestly can't! I can say that I LOVE Nirvana, it's incredibly stunning!

You can purchase Takko Lacquer from for $13.00
You can also purchase Takko Lacquer from the following sites.


Make sure to follow Takko Lacquer on Twitter and Instagram!

Takko Lacquer Collage 

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