Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween w/ Black Spider Web Half Moon Nail Art

Happy Halloween everyone! I'm not really celebrating this year but you know I can't resist a good reason for some nail art and candy! Halloween used to be my favorite time of the year for nail art since it was the only time I was allowed to be bold and wear black nail polish! :P

I started this look off with two coats of Nicole by OPI Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary, a nice bright orange shade. Once the orange base was dry, I used black polish to stamp a spider web near the cuticle of each nail. I let that dry completely and then applied hole reinforcement stickers over each nail to create the half moon shade with black polish. I topped it all off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top (my fav topcoat).

I hope you like them! Have a spooky day!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Creepy Blood Splatter Nail Art

Hey everybody, I have some slightly creepy and disturbingly easy nail art for you today! I'm sure some of you remember that I did zombie nails for Halloween last year. Well, they were just a teensy bit labor-intensive so I thought I'd figure out something that would be quick and easy, but would still get attention.

This blood splatter isn't actually splatter at all, it's sponging! I found a wirey sponge with lots of spaced out holes and used it to sponge deep red polish over my OPI Skull & Glossbones base. How much easier does it get? Let me know if you try it out!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

KBShimmer Will Yule Marry Me? from the Blogger 2013 Collection Swatches!!

A little birdie told me that some of you might be interested in seeing full swatches of my contribution to the KBShimmer Blogger 2013 Collection before I post the complete collection on Friday, so here it is!

When Christy first contacted me about creating a polish with her, I thought really hard about what I wanted to use as the inspiration for my polish and there was so much that it was overwhelming. I love everything about Christmas and the holiday season, as I'm sure many of you know, but a lot of the things I love most don't translate well into nail polish (I'm looking at you, chocolate caramel bar cookies).

Lucky for me, I had the best Christmas ever last year when my fiancé proposed to me on Christmas Eve! I decided that I would use that as my inspiration and went from there. If you asked me to think of an "evening" shade, the first thing that would come to mind is a rich, silky navy blue so that's what I decided I wanted the base color to be. The diamond in my engagement ring is a round-cut, hence the round glitter in the polish. It also has some crazy amount of facets in it that make it super sparkly, so I asked for a whole bunch of holographic glitter to make the polish very sparkly as well!

I knew for sure that I wanted this shade to be opaque in two coats, yet still allow the glitter to shine through and Christy created exactly what I had envisioned. I'm so ridiculously happy with how this polish turned out and I can't thank Christy from KBShimmer enough for including me in this awesome collection!

I can't wait to swatch the rest of the polishes in this collection (that's what I'll be doing all day tomorrow!) and share them with you all on Friday morning. Make sure to come back and check them out; something tells me you won't want to miss them!!

Halloween Skittle-Style Nail Art

I asked on Facebook what kind of nail art people were interested in seeing and the answers revolved mostly around Halloween, particularly a design that is Halloween-y without being gross or scary. I also got a request for skittle nails, so I meshed everything together and came up with this!

The colors used in this design are Zoya Monica, Arizona, and Tracie, as well as a plain black polish. For the pinky nail, I painted on Monica and then sponged the other colors over it. I watermarbled using all four colors on the ring nail. On the middle nail, I painted Arizona and then used a thin brush to create lines of the other colors in an ascending pattern across the nail. The index nail was painted with Tracie and dotted with all of the other colors. I hope this satisfies those nail art requests! ;)

Monday, October 28, 2013

China Glaze Monster's Ball Halloween 2013 Collection Review/Swatches

Boo! Today I have swatches of China Glaze's Halloween 2013 collection: Monster's Ball. This collection is made up of five spooky shades and a glow-in-the-dark topper. Let's get started!

Fang-Tastic is a mix of magenta, green, and blue glitter in a clear base. I layered one coat over a royal blue polish here.

Boo-Gie Down is a glitter topper that has a mix of orange, black, and white glitters in a variety of shapes and sizes. This is two coats over a burnt orange polish, love this combo!

Howl You Doin' is a darker, more opaque version of OPI's Merry Midnight. A gorgeous purple base packed with tons of pink, purple, and blue glitter. This is two coats.

Ghoulish Glow is a mostly sheer polish that can be layered over any other polish to make it glow in the dark. I didn't swatch this one because it was daytime when I was working on this collection and you guys know how glow-in-the-dark stuff works. ;) Trust me though, this is very glow-y!

Bat My Eyes is a gorgeous mixture of gold glitter in a black base. So opaque and so stunning. This is two coats.

Bump in the Night is a textured black polish. If you've been around this blog for more than two minutes, you probably know how much a fan of texture I am NOT, but I can get behind this one for Halloween. In fact, I might even actually wear it for Halloween! This is one single coat.

The Monster's Ball collection should be available for purchase now wherever China Glaze is sold. Do any of these polishes catch your eye? Have you picked any up yet? More importantly, what are you being for Halloween?! I'll probably just buy some candy and eat it with my fiancé with our porch light turned off! ;P

The products in this post were provided for my honest review.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

KBShimmer Winter 2013 and Blogger 2013 Collections Press Release!!

YOU GUYS. I haven't posted a press release in ages because I think they're kind of annoying but YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS. KBShimmer approached me a while ago about creating a polish for her blogger collection and I'm so excited to tell you that they are going to be available really soon! Okay I'll stop typing now and you can go check out the pictures!! 

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 creally 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 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.

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


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 Café – A rich plum color with blue shimmer. 2-3 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


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


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 creally 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 creally 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


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 mutli-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


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


On Sale And Shipping November 1, 2013
KBShimmer products can be found at  For sales outside of the US visit
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 or visiting

Friday, October 25, 2013

OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Review/Swatches

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and OPI puts together a duo that benefits breast cancer research and support each year. This year, there is a pale pink, a glittery matte pink, and some decals.

Pink-ing of You is a pale pink with a jelly-like finish. This is two coats.

More Than a Glimmer is a mix of pastel glitter in a clear matte base. This is one coat layered over Pink-ing of You.

And here is the combo with top coat.

The Pink of Hearts set should be available now wherever OPI is sold. Each set retails for $15.95. If you like pink, you should definitely pick this one up!

The products in this post were provided for my honest review.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ozotic 912 (Scatter) Review/Swatches

Hey everyone! This is sadly the last installment of my nine week piCture pOlish/Ozotic series, but it's a pretty one so don't be sad!

912 (Scatter) is a beautiful metallic purple with a slight duochrome finish and fine silver glitter that sits on top of the polish. This is two easy coats.

The duochrome effect is hard to capture but you can see it in the upper corner of the bottle in this photo.

Ozotic and piCture pOlish are sister companies, so you can order Ozotic shades from the piCture pOlish website or you can find a more local distributor on their network page. You can also keep updated with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube.

The products in this post were provided for my honest review.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Seche Nail Color Clever and Confident Fall 2013 Collection Swatches

Happy Monday everyone! I bet you're all thrilled to be back at work this week! ;) Today I have swatches of a new collection by Seche. Yes, as in Seche Vite! The brand with one of the best topcoats ever makes nail color too! (Spoiler alert: it's awesome!)

Wonderfully Witty is a bright navy blue creme with a slight jelly finish. This is two coats.

Silly but Sensible is a fabulous burnt orange creme that was perfect in two coats. I'm not typically into orange, but I love burnt orange shades in the fall!

Happy, As Is is a cheerful raspberry pink shade. Also perfect in two coats.

Intuition is a berry/wine shade with gorgeous subtle shimmer. Two coats.

Clever and Confident is the perfect warm shade of purple. This is two coats.

Versatile is a deep faded jade color that was also good in two coats.

Each one of these polishes had a fantastic formula and dry time, not that I'm surprised! The colors aren't anything ground breaking, but they are fabulous fall staples with great formulas, what more could you ask for? These polishes should be available right now wherever Seche is sold! 

The products in this post were provided for my honest review.

Monday, October 21, 2013

OPI Miss Universe 2013 Collection Review/Swatches

Good morning everyone! Today I have swatches of the OPI Miss Universe 2013 Collection ready for you. This collection consists of two purple cremes and a silver satin matte polish.

I'm Feeling Sashy is a muted medium purple that had a great formula and was perfect in two coats. This color is gorgeous and it went straight to my mom because it's just the type of color she loves!

Miss You-Niverse is an amazing deep indigo/purple. This is one of my favorite shades that has been released this fall and I've worn it a lot! This is two coats.

This Gown Needs a Crown is a metallic silver polish with a satin matte finish. Not quite completely matte, yet not super shiny either. It's definitely unique and I love how shiny it is! This is two coats. This bottle also comes with a little crown toe ring nestled around the cap.

This collection should be available for purchase now wherever OPI polish is sold. Will you be picking them up? Which is your favorite?

The products in this post were provided for my honest review.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

piCture pOlish Wisteria Review/Swatches

Good morning all! I have a gorgeous purple called Wisteria from piCture pOlish to show you today.

Wisteria is a gorgeous medium-toned purple that was perfect in two coats. I'm a sucker for purple and this one is pretty unique in my collection.

If you are interested in purchasing any piCture pOlish shades, you can do so directly from their website or you can find a more local distributor on their network page. You can also keep updated with piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube.

The products in this post were provided for my honest review.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

piCture pOlish Flirt Review/Swatches

You ready for a drool-worthy pink? Say hello to piCture pOlish Flirt, the most gorgeous warm pink creme I've ever seen.

This beauty was a dream to apply and perfect in two coats.

If you are interested in purchasing any piCture pOlish shades, you can do so directly from their website or you can find a more local distributor on their network page. You can also keep updated with piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube.

The products in this post were provided for my honest review.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Zoya Satin Collection Fall 2013 Review/Swatches

Good morning everyone! I have swatches of the Zoya Satin collection for you today. The Satin collection is the shimmery opposite of the Cashmere collection for fall 2013.

Claudine is a shimmery gunmetal metallic that I'm absolutely in love with. Perfect in two coats.

Maria Luisa is a golden flake top coat meant for layering. I layered two coats here over Claudine.

Giovanna is a metallic emerald green with a hint of blue. I used two coats here.

Neve is a breathtaking sapphire blue with a touch of purple and plenty of shimmer. This is two coats.

Mason is a shimmery magenta that was also good in two coats.

Channing is a red rusty orange shade. Also perfect in two coats and my second favorite in the collection.

The Satin collection is on sale at now and each polish retails for $8. Do you own any? Do you want any? My favorite is definitely Claudine!

Products in this post were provided for my honest review.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

piCture pOlish Peaches n' Cream Review/Swatches

Goooood morning everyone! I hope you're all doing well! I know I haven't been posting as frequently as I used to, but I've been trying to catch up on all my swatching so I can post more. There just aren't enough hours in the day! However, I think you'll forgive me when you see this beauty!

Peaches n' Cream is a gorgeoussssss peachy coral cream that is so up my alley. This is two creamy, perfect coats. I hoard coral/peach shades, but this one is definitely heading to the top of my favorites list.

If you are interested in purchasing any piCture pOlish shades, you can do so directly from their website or you can find a more local distributor on their network page. You can also keep updated with piCture pOlish on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube.

The products in this post were provided for my honest review.