Hello beauties! Today I have a playful Halloween themed mish-mash with shades by KBShimmer.
KBShimmer Jack- Jack is a KBShimmer classic which Christy has brought back for a limited time this Fall. This cool shade is a black jelly base packed with burnt orange hexes and micro bars as well as black glitter. The black jelly base is is "sheer" enough to allow layering this shade to create cool effects. It is also opaque enough that the shade can reach opacity on it's own as seen here. I wore Three thin coats of Jack. The shade has a great and easy to work with formula. I also love how shiny and smooth it dries.
KBShimmer Kiss & Spell- Kiss and Spell is a playful Halloween-ie glitter topper. This blend is the most perfect mash of green, orange, yellow, purple and black hexes accented by star shapes in green, purple and orange. I really enjoyed this topper and the awesome effect it creates. I found it fairly easy to work with and was surprised at how easy the stars were to place. I chose to layer it over KBShimmer Chick me Out.
All of these shades are available now from KBShimmer.com and retail for $8.75. You may also head to the KBShimmer website to find international e-tailers.
Happy Friday lovely people!! Today is all about simplicity, down to this very post :D.
KBShimmer Mint-al Vacation- beautiful mint holographic.
KBShimmer You're so Shellfish- amazing neon Coral creme with slight pink undertones.
The glitter details were freehanded on using Inglot ProPerfection glitter stipers in #52 (silver holo glitter) and #66 (gold holo glitter). It was all sealed off with a coat of Seche Vite.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! I will be hula hooping it up at Florida Flow Fest :D!
There is a birthday party on my nails and you are invited! KBShimmer is getting ready to celebrate Six years in the biz and they have given us a festive little nail color trio to party with! I'm sure the past Six years have been a whirlwind for Christy Rose, the brains behind this amazing brand. I want to take a second to congratulate Christy on this milestone, and wish her many more to come. Between KBShimmer's yummy bath and body products, and all the amazing polishes they continue to put out season after season I know they will have many more years to come. To celebrate KBShimmer's Sixth b-day Christy created a new trio of polishes. Two cremes and a new textured shade make up this party of Three. A bit more of awesome news... KBShimmer now also carries an awesome range of nail vinyls!
The amazing sparkler I am holding, and wearing on my pinkie and index nail, is KBShimmer Hexy Bikini. This textured glitterbomb is packed with prismatic silver glitter and accented by a rainbow of prismatic hexes that perfectly jump off the textured silver base. The formula, while dense, is very easy to work with. I used two easy coats on my textured nails.
On my ring and middle nail I used a base of KBShimmer Shore Thing. This shade is an awesome minty/ aqua/ teal. It is one of those shape shifter shades that will look a bit different from person to person, and great on everyone. This shade has a nice creamy formula that does great in Two coats. I topped my ring nails off with KBShimmer Scribble Me This, from the later Summer 2014 collection. I love the festive mix of glitters and shapes.
The final touch was adding a "scalloped" nail using some nail vinyls and KBShimmer Beach Please. This shade is a perfect vivid magenta creme. This shade has such an amazing formula! It goes un very smooth and builds up to opacity easily.
I finished off all my nails (except the textured ones) with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. This celebration trio will be available from KBShimmer on August 1st!! And now... I am off to find some CAKE... all this talk of birthdays and partying have me wanting cake!
Today I have something neon, colorful, holographic and exciting to share with you! So.. Salon Perfect is rocking my world with their Neon POP collection for this Summer season. I know I just shared a rainbow ombre just last week.... But I figured you guys would not mind one more... especially if it also came with a tutorial, right?
I could not resist bringing these beautiful, bright and summery shades together for a rainbow ombre because NEON RAINBOWS!!!!! More after the jump.
I hope you are all having a marvelous Friday! In this post I want to share some quick and fun patriotic glitter layerings that almost did not get posted haha.... That moment when you realize you drafted a post you meant to go up Two days ago.... Oy.....
The first pairing is all KBShimmer. The awesome starry blend is KBShimmer Red, White and Blue-tiful. Per KBShimmer Red, White and Blue-tiful features mini metallic stars in those classic colors. It features holo marine blue stars, added silver holo graphic stars, and finished with metallic red stars and a scattering of red holo stars. Swimming among the stars are micro red, sliver and blue glitters and micro holographic glitters for a sparkly finish. This limited edition polish will be available through the end of July. I used the method shown in my chunky glitter application video. I was pleasantly surprised at the ease with which the stars came out and stayed on the nail. I also love that the stars are tiny and they lay flat on the nail. The added touch of small hexes gives this topper a really fun twist. I layered it over KBShimmer Lo and Be Bold. I topped these off in some KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
The next starry topper is Salon Perfect's Star Spangled. This fun topper is a blend of larger satin-matte stars in Red, White and Blue and small holo silver glitter suspended in a clear base. Once again I used the same method of application. This topper also was fairly easy to work with. I did no fishing for the stars, they actually came out with ease. Shown over Cult Nails Nevermore.
The final topper is Salon Perfect's Grand Finale. This topper is a blend of holo silver bars, metallic blue bars and metallic red bars. Once again I was surprised at the ease of application of this polish, Another nice thing is that the bars actually stay flat on the nail. I used the same application method for this topper. Shown over Cult Nails Tempest.
Have a fantastic evening, happy Friday and thanks for coming by!
I'm not feeling particularly chatty today.. So I'ma just get on with it... Another day, another KBShimmer pairing ;).
This regal pairing comes to you courtesy of the KBShimmer Early Summer collection. I chose to pair KBShimmer Run! It's the Coppers and Right as Reign because they looked so perfectly sexy together. Run! It's the Coppers is a magnificent shade of true Copper toned linear holographic. The holographic effect is outstanding in this color, and practically impossible to capture in photos.
Right as Reign is a perfect shade if Indigo crelly. I love that this shade leans more toward the deep violet side and not Blue. I didn't know it but I had been craving this color for a while now. The formula on this baby is just amazing and does great in Two easy coats. I love how inky and rich this color is.
I hope you guys are having a wonderful day!! Me, I'm definitely ready for the weekend....
Because I am lagging like it is a Monday, and I do not appreciate that :-S. As a friend of mine told me on Facebook; "when Tuesday feels like Monday it's a Netflix in bed kind of day". Trust me, I fully plan to heed her advice before I spontaneously combust. But first! Lemme show you some nails!
This Summery look features some of the beautiful new shades from the KBShimmer Early Summer 2014 collection. I started with a base of KBShimmer Let's not Coral. This shade is a perfect pink-toned Coral. I absolutely adore that it is pink-tones as most of my corals tend to lean to orange. I used two easy and perfect coats of this shade.
Once my base color was dry I used the half-moon nail vinyls to tape off my moons. To make my nails pop I went with KBShimmer Goldie Rocks. This pretty is a magical shade of bright Gold, and extremely linear holo. Photos could never do this shade justice as it is just so amazing and multi- dimensional in person.
I topped my nails of with a coat of KBShimmer clearly on top to smooth out the "seam" of my moons. I adore this color combination. There is something classic, yet playful and trendy about these and I love it!
I'm gonna go on the prowl for chocolate and wine now... That should make today better, right? XOXO
Today I want to share a look with some AMAZING shades from the KBShimmer Early Summer 2014 collection. For this look I decided to pair one of the extreme new holos with one of the beautiful textures Christy released. I never cease to be amazed by beautiful Silver holographic polishes. Part of me always thinks they will all look the same, but they never do. Basically, a Silver holo is like Black eye liner, or Red lipstick... You cannot have too many, and no two are ever the same.
I was also very pleasantly surprised with the texture I chose to wear for this mani. The look of it is super unique and complex. I was so happy to see that the KBShimmer textures are unlike any texture out there.
The outstanding silver holo is the, cleverly named, PT Young Thing. As the name suggests it is an intense platinum (silver) toned linear holo. When I say intense, I mean INTENSE. You can see rainbows on your nails even when it is not in direct sunlight. The formula on this color is fantastic and does well in Two easy coats. A perk to this holo is that the addition of a top coat does not mess with the intensity of the holographic effect.
The accent shade is one of the new textures. This pretty is She Twerks Out (lololololol). This pretty is a perfect teal jelly base saturated with matte and sparkling glitter. I love the how the blend of green, lilac and aqua glitters give this color its texture as well as a beautifully complex, layered, look. This color dried to a satin- matte finish and gets the texture from all the glitter packed in the base. The formula was suuuper easy to work with. I only needed Two coats for full opacity. Even though the surface was fairly smooth and the textured nails were not snagging, I chose to top coat them with a coat of Cult Nails Wax That... top coat. I didn't want to alter the matte finish, but I did want to ensure a quick dry time and extended wear.
Seriously though, how amazing is that holo... Even in artificial light you can still see intense rainbows!
KBShimmer rocks my socks off and that is all there is to it ♥.
I hope everyone had a good and safe Memorial Day weekend. My weekend was hella chill and awesome. I got to go to my first "hoop jam", met some amazing people, learned new tricks and got all bruised up from practicing said tricks haha.
So, since I got in the KBShimmer Early Summer collection, they are all I've been wearing. Much like the Spring collection, these were much too awesome to just swatch. I ended up wearing most of them as "looks" or just paired... because... KBSHIMMAH!!!!! IDK what is this hold this brand has on me, but I love it!
Less is more when awesome colors are involved :D. For this dotted look I started with a base of KBShimmer In Bare Form. This beautiful nude holographic shade made a great base for some vibrant contrasting dots using KBShimmer Lo and be Bold. I love how the vibrant cobalt blue dots just jump off the nude base. I think I may have a new "favorite" color combination in nude and cobalt. I really love how the colors seem to make each other pop.
And here is a quick, sunny, look at In Bare Form. This shade has a fantastic, two coat, formula. I love how creamy this shade is, yet it still remains very linear in the holo effect. A holo for the office? Don't mind if I do!
The KBShimmer Early Summer collection is available from kbshimmer.com right meow :D. As you may have guessed.. I shall be sharing my "Early Summer" looks over the coming days ;).
Today I want to share some pairings I did with the KBShimmer 2014 Spring collection. I have been so excited about this release for a very long time. I was SO stoked to see that KBShimmer would be venturing into creme territory. In this release Christy gave us Eight brand new creme shades that are absolutely dreamy. She also released Six new crelly-glitters, a new glitter topper, an amazing holo shade as well as a holo top coat.
I decided I needed to wear these, not just swatch. I wore them as pairs, bringing the cremes and glitters together into funky combinations.
All swatches shown with a top coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
KBShimmer Quick and Flirty and KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lilly- Quick and Flirty is a mind blowing, true Purple linear holographic. The holo effect is spectacular in this baby. I love that the holo came through even in artificial lighting. Quick and Flirty has an amazing, two coat, formula. Laugh Myself Lilly is a beautiful, light Aqua crelly base. Packed in the base are small prismatic twinkling glitter as well as hexes and dots in aqua, lavender, gold and purple. This shade has a great formula and does well in Two easy coats.
KBShimmer Life Rose On and KBShimmer Full Bloom Ahead- KBShimmer Life Rose On is a perfect shade of vivid Magenta creme. The formula on this creme is perfection. I just knew Christy's cremes would be amazing in every way. I used Two coats of this beautiful shade. KBShimmer Full Bloom Ahead is a classic KBShimmer, white-base, crelly. Packed in the White base are hexes in varying sizes and vivid colors. I can pick out navy, orange, aqua, gold, light blue and pink glitter. I used Two easy coats of this beautiful shade.
This is one of my favorite combinations ever!! I just love the look of a dove gray and a hot coral together. Featured are KBShimmer Belle of the Mall and KBShimmer My Life's Porpoise. KBShimmer Belle of the Mall is a crazy vivid coral-pink jelly base packed full of prismatic hexes in varying sizes. I used Two easy coats of this fun shade. KBShimmer My Life's Porpoise is a perfect shade of creamy dove grey. I used two flawless coats of this beautiful shade.
So... I dinged my index while taking photos lolol... Featured are KBShimmer Make my Gray and KBShimmer Touch of Glass. KBShimmer Make my Gray is a beautiful, uber muted, grey crelly base. Packed in the base are hexes in bright coral, aqua, black, seafoam and blue. I ADORE this shade and the pops of coral glitter in the muted base. I used two easy coats of this color. KBShimmer A Touch of Glass is a gorg shade of soft Tiffany Blue with a slight hint of shimmer. I used Two easy coats of this shade.
KBShimmer Chick me Out- This baby is a great primary yellow creme. The formula was actually really good! The first coat was a bit streaky. That said, this shade evens out in three thin coats.
KBShimmer Eclipse- This baby is a super opaque Black creme. The formula is impressive, very easy to work with. I used two easy coats of this shade. One can never have too many Black creme polishes.
All of these pretties are available now from KBShimmer.com. I am so happy to see one of my fave indies venturing into creme shades. I can't wait to see what else Christy has in store for us this year.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine was pretty mellow, it was nice. I am severely, overly caffeinated today. I am seeing noises and everything. I had to chug some coffee to get myself going and now I am shaking haha. Today I want to share Two looks I did using some shades from the beautiful KBShimmer Spring collection for 2014. I really love these shades.
For this look I used some of KBShimmer new creme shades, as well as the glitter topper and a really cute and unique crelly-glitter. On my index and Pinkie nails I started with a base of KBShimmer Honey Do List. I then went for creamy gradients with Honey Do List and Pansy-Monium. To give my gradients an extra bit of flash I used KBShimmer Rush Flower Traffic to create a sparkling gradient over my creamy gradient. On my middle, ring and thumbnails I wore three thin coats of KBShimmer Daisy about You.
Since I wore the O.P.I "Glitter off" base coat I decided to change my Index nails after a day. I just peeled off my glitter gradient and painted my index nails with KBShimmer Pansy- Monium. The stamp came from the holiday Bundle Monster set. I used Konad White special polish and BM plate BMH09. I top coated my nails with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
I actually ended up wearing this entire collection as pairings. I love that KBShimmer did some kick ass cremes for this release. They are wonderful shades with amazing formulas. I really loved wearing these. I love Purple and Minty shades together.
Know what I've been wanting since the dawn of textures? A Black textured holo.. Doesn't have to be linear. Doesn't have to be the "OMG BEST HOLO EVAR"... I just wanted something Black, textured and sparkly... SO.. I "made" my own ;D.
I started with a a base of China Glaze Bump in the Night. This shade is a super pigmented, true Black, texture. Bump in the Night is a creamy texture. Meaning, it has no sparkles whatsoever and dries to that cool stucco finish I love so much. Once I applied my Two coats of BITN I waited for it to dry thoroughly. It goes without saying that I did NOT top coat my texture.
To give my Black base that extra holo punch I layered one thin and even coat of KBShimmer Prism Break over my texture. Prism Break comes from the KBShimmer Spring 2014 collection. This pretty holographic top coat gave me just the effect I was looking for. I didn't want the holo to take over the base, I just wanted it to give it a sparkly punch.. And a sparkly punch I definitely got.
Layering the holo over a texture kinda "broke up" the holo and gave a cool scattered holo texture effect. Since Prism Break is "thin" enough it gave me the perfect finish of a Black Holo texture. Prism Break was not thick enough to alter the bumpy finish of the black. Prism Break settled into the texture just perfectly.
This is Bump in the Night all by itself. Still an amazing polish non the less. IDK why my skin looks so corpsey here... Black polishes can wash me out so bad :S... Anyhow, this shade has an incredible formula and could definitely be a one coater.
Now I kinda want to layer Prism Break over all my creamy textures, just to see what happens. I really loved this layering.
We interrupt this scheduled LTHP vacay to go Blue. Today's post is a special link up between the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida. Since April is Autism Awareness month we decided to come together with some Blue- themed posts for our readers. If you guys are long time readers of this Blog you may be familiar with my Blue looks during the month of April. I was super busy this year and missed World Autism Awareness day, which was April 2nd :(.
I decided to work in Blue, Yellow and Red, inspired by the Autism Awareness puzzle piece logo. The Blue shade is KBShimmer Sky Jinks. This shade is a PERFECT shade of vivid Sky Blue creme. The formula on this color left me a little speechless. It was buttery smooth and very pigmented. The best part is that it did not stain my nails.
The yellow shade is KBShimmer Chick Me Out. This shade is a perfect primary Yellow creme. The formula was really very good. The first coat was a little streaky, but it evened out just fine. For the zig-zags and chevrons I used Nail Vinyls. On my middle nail I did a dotted gradient using Cult Nails Tempest and Chick me Out. I also did a glitter placement gradient on my middle nail, as well as some glitter placement on my ring and index nails using a loose glitter pot from ??? :) lol.
For the glittery red zig- zags on my Pinkie I used a Red glitter striper from Stripe Rite. I finished my look off with two coats of Seche Vite.
Check out the posts from my fellow #CFLBeautyBlogger ladies below ♥.
Ok, so I mentioned taking a break yesterday. I fully intend to do that, but I figured I might as well finish out this week ;-D. Today's post is something you guys might be sick of seeing, but I really wanted to try it out for myself... The famous O.P.I Sheer Tint Top Coats "Watercolor" mani. I had to, I just HAD to!!
I started with a base of Cult Nails Tempest, which is a perfect, clean White creme. I top coated my base to make sure the surface was really dry before I started working with the O.P.I Sheer Tints. I basically just randomly "blobbed" bits of color over my white base in a completely random pattern. There was absolutely no rhyme or reason to the way the colors were placed. I used all Four of the Sheer Tints. In the photo I am holding O.P.I Don't Violet me Down. Which, as the name suggests, is a Violet sheer tint. I also used O.P.I I can Teal you Like Me, which is a gorgeous Aqua sheer tint. Also in there are O.P.I Be Megentale With Me, Rosy sheer tint; and O.P.I I'm Never Ambarassed, a Yellow-y sheer tint.
I finished my look off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top, followed by a coat of INM Northern Lights... Because glitter. Even though I've seen a million versions of these, I love each one as much as the last. I love how colorful they always turn out :D.
Today I have a simple look for you guys :D. It seems lately my nail art has been going by the motto "less is more". You guys know how much I love crazy nail art looks. I love working on them and I love wearing them. But for some reason, I've really been into simplicity lately. The types of look that don't take much work or time to complete, yet still look effortlessly chic. I seem to go through phases ;).
This look started with a base of Cult Nails Intriguing of the Casual Elegance collection. To create the V-gaps I used the single- chevron Nail Vinyls and Cult Nails Cruisin' Nude. I really liked the contrast of the Nude tone against the beautiful shade of subtle holo Periwinkle. Intriguing is a bit of a chameleon and can look a bit different depending on skin tone. I love shades that have this quality. I finished my look off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
I'm sorry this has been such a quiet week around here. I'm just starting to feel slightly better from that nasty little cold I caught. It could not have come at a worse time. I was supposed to be packing up stuff for our move this Saturday. LTHP and husband will be relocating to the South East coast of Florida. However, it is not a huuuuge move as we are only relocating from Sarasota, FL; from coast to coast... exciting stuff...
Anyhow, I wanted to check in and share these looks I've worn recently. I've been slacking some this past week since I was so sick... But, my nails were looking FAAAAAB! Sometimes I really dig manis that are really simple, with just a hint of something sparkly to make it special.
This first look is just a simple sparkling gradient with Nicole by O.P.I Sweet Surrender as the base color and Fab is my Middle Name sponged on the tips for a sparkling gradient look. Both of these shades are part of the Nicole by O.P.I 2014 core line expansion. Sweet Surrender is a beautiful mily off White. The formula is nice, very smooth and surprisingly opaque. I used two coats of this color. Fab is my Middle Name is a re-release. This glitter was originally created for the core line back in Spring of 2012 [original review can be found here]. I finished this look off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
One can never really go wrong with a nice chunky glitter, now can they? These two pretties also come from the Nicole by O.P.I 2014 Core expansion. The awesome diamond- shaped topper is called Be Awesome. It definitely lives up to its name. This glitter is just so much fun. The diamonds are Pink, Blue and Coppery shifters. There was no fishing or troubles with the pieces. What you see was completely random :D. A video on my glitter application technique can be found [HERE]. Finished off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
Last but not least is this Nudey- with- a- pop- of- Teal cloudy look. These shade also come from the same collection. The base color is Nicole by O.P.I That's Putting it Mild. I only needed two coats of this beautiful Almond toned creme. For my pop of Teal I used Emerald Empowered which is a beautiful shade of shimmery metallic.... TEAL. Definitely not Emerald. Still gorg though. The final cloud is Nicole by O.P.I Taupe of my Class. Which is your classic shade of brown-tone Taupe-y goodness. I finished these off with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
Thanks for stopping by today my painted beauties!! I hope I can be back up and running very soon. Our move should be a smooth one since we don't have much to move, or a very long way to go.. Still, send some good vibes our way ♥.