Friday, June 13, 2014

KBShimmer Spring Pop Art/Comic Nail Art!

Press Sample

Hi guys! Yesterday I posted the creme polishes from the KBShimmer 2014 Spring Collection!
For today's post I used them for a nail art look inspired by Katie Satow's tutorial (see here!)

They came out alright, but I didn't leave quite enough room on my middle and pinky finger.
Oh well.. you live and you learn! I used the following shades for this manicure!

KBShimmer A Touch of Glass, Eclipse, Life Rose On, and Pansy-Monium.
I can't recall the white I used, but it was probably Milani White on the Spot!

KBShimmer  Pop Art (1) KBShimmer  Comic Nail art KBShimmer  Pop Art (2)

I'd like to try this manicure again leaving more space for the zig zags and  with neater lines, I'm a bit rusty though!

I love these colors together so much! What do you guys think? 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

KBShimmer 2014 Spring Collection - Swatches & Review

Hey guys! Today's post is half of the Spring Collection from KBShimmer!
Today I'm posting the creme shades, and I will try to get the others up very soon.

I know I'm super behind on these since you know, it's summer now...I know I've been such a fail blogger this year.
I do really appreciate those of you who hang in there with me though, you guys are the best. <3

Scroll down to see these absolutely gorgeous creamy shades from KBShimmer!

KBShimmer A Touch Of Glass
A Touch Of Glass - Three coats.

A Touch Of Glass is a light aqua mint with hidden shimmer.
Went on a bit sheer and streaky but builds up well.

KBShimmer Chick Me Out
Chick Me Out - Three coats.

Chick Me Out is a bright yellow creme.
The formula was kind of slightly streaky but built up nicely. Well worth it!

KBShimmer Eclipse
Eclipse - Two coats.

Eclipse is a super shiny black creme.
The formula was really great, went on smooth and easy.

KBShimmer Honewdew List
Honeydew List - Three coats.

Honeydew List is a dusty pastel green creme.
Same as A Touch of Glass here, a bit sheer and streaky but buildable.

KBShimmer Life Rose On
Life Rose On - Two coats.

Life Rose On is a vivid cerise pink creme with blue undertones.
The formula was phenomenal, one of the very best int his collection.

KBShimmer My Life's Porpoise
My Life's Porpoise - Three coats.

My Life's Porpoise is a neutral light grey creme polish.
Goes on really nice and smooth, could definitely be a two coater.

KBShimmer Pansy-Monium
Pansy-Monium - Two coats.

Pansy-Monium is a medium purple creme with red undertones.
This shade went on easily - very smooth and it is super stunning!

KBShimmer Sky Jinks
Sky Jinks - Two coats.

Sky Jinks is a medium but bright blue creme polish.
This one was another with a phenomenal formula, goes on easy breezy!

KBShimmer Spring Gradient
This gradient was done with a sponge and Life Rose On, Pansy-Monium, and Sky Jinks.


A few of these were a bit sheer but they all applied nicely. I can't even express how much I love these!
You will see the others soon, but this is such a good overall collection! This is one of my favorites from Christy.

I have some fun nail art I did with a few of these also! Keep an eye out for that tomorrow!
My absolute favorites are A Touch of Glass, Chick Me Out, and My Life's Purpoise!
But I love each and every single one of them and see myself using them frequently!

You can purchase this collection, and others from
The cremes sell for $7.50 each.

Also check out KBShimmer on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

KBShimmer Spring 2013 Part 1 (1)

Have you purchased any polishes from this collection?
If not are you planning to, or lemming any? Let me know!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City (July A Box, Indied) - Swatch & Review

hi all! Today's post is featuring the Contrary Polish LE shade from July's A Box, Indied!
You can purchase 
A Box, Indied exclusively from Llarowe.

The shade is called Bright Lights, Small City and it's 
inspired by the 2013 Missouri State Fair.
Reminds me that I haven't been to a fair in years! I might have to go to the 2014 
Missouri State Fair (or the maybe KC one)

What have you guys been up to? I bet a lot of you are doing the same as me, binge watching the Orange is the New Black!

Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City Macro (1)
Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City (2) Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City (3) Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City (4)
Bright Lights, Small City - Three coats.

Bright Lights, Small City is a stunning dark royal blue jelly that is full of orange and pink shimmer.

Two coats had adequate coverage without VNL but I added a third to account for flash.
The formula was a littler thicker than most Contrary Polishes but it applied well.

Follow Contrary Polish, Llarowe and the A Box, Indied Facebook pages to stay up to date on the monthly boxes!

Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City Layered over NOPI This Blue is so You (1) Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City Layered over NOPI This Blue is so You (2)
I also layered it over a dark blue to see how it looked (which was gorgeous of course!)
I put one coat of Bright Lights, Small City over Nicole by OPI This Blue is So You.
I prefer it build up alone though, the layers show all the shimmery layers.

I hope you guys are all doing fantastic and having a really great week so far!
I still can't even believe that it is June!