Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Box, Indied - That Boy Is A P-I-G Pig







With the next polish of the august „A Box, Indied“, Crows Toes This Boy Is A P-I-G Pig, I made a layering experiment with a surprising outcome…




As base color I used Cult Nails Ms. Conduct, a dark chocolate brown creme with plum undertones. Application was very easy, I used two thin coats for opacity.






Then I added one coat of P-I-G. Take a look at the bottle: a sheer soft pink shimmer with silver-y flakies. Then take a look back at the previous picture, this dark chocolate color. Then look at the following pictures. Soft pink + dark brown = blue! (well, actually, it was a blue/purple duochrome)
Of course I added one layer of topcoat (KBShimmer Clearly On Top).














Crows Toes polishes are available at Llarowe and Overall Beauty. That Boy Is A P-I-G Pig is exclusive to the august "A Box, Indied". The box is available at Llarowe as a one-time-only box or as a monthly subscription.



Monday, August 18, 2014

A Box, Indied - 7 Years Of College Down The Drain







Today starts the next round with the new „A Box, Indied“ polishes. The first one is Different Dimension 7 Years Of College Down The Drain.




7 Years Of College… has a neon pink base filled with blue shimmer and golden flakies. I used three coats for the pictures and finished with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.




 







Different Dimension polishes can be found on Etsy, at Mei Mei's Signatures or at Llarowe. 7 Years Of College Down The Drain is exclusive to the august "A Box, Indied". The box with five polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).

Saturday, August 16, 2014

So Not Married!





Today's mani features another one of the Pahlish Doctor Who polishes, So Not Married! The name of course refers to the Doctor and Donna who were often mistaken as a married couple (because of the bickering).





As base color I used two coats of So Not Married!, a dark chocolate brown polish with gold and magenta flakies that give the polish a duochrome look.







For the stamped pattern I used Pueen plate 04 and Barry M Gold Foil. One coat of aEngland The Shield protected the stamping.












 Pahlish polishes are available on Bigcartel, at Overall Beauty and at Llarowe. I bought mine at the Bigcartel shop. 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Girly Bits Press Release

Girly Bits Cosmetics Announces The Release of a Vegas Inspired Collection, Two Vegas Limited Edition Exclusives and Two Blogger Collaborations

girly-bits-cosmetics-what-really-happened-in-vegas-collection-new.jpg
What Really Happened In Vegas Collection of 4 (Individual shade descriptions below.)
What Really Happened in Vegas is a collection of 4 polishes inspired by memorable things that happened while we were in Vegas this year for the Cosmoprof North America trade show. We had the pleasure of meeting many amazing bloggers and brands, and had the best time laughing, chatting about the ‘biz’ and forming amazing friendships. Of course when you gather a group of women, and add a glass or two of wine… well let’s just say there was a lot of silliness, some of which inspired the names for these 4 polishes.

girly-bits-cosmetics-too-hot-for-pants.jpgToo Hot For Pants
Too Hot For Pants is a glowy fuchsia-red jelly, loaded with red and fuchsia shimmer and holo micro glitter. Lit from within! Just like us while in Vegas.
I am Canadian. I am used to hot, humid, sticky summer weather. Vegas is a dry heat. But it is still HEAT. And it was definitely too hot for pants. Thank goodness for maxi dresses!

girly-bits-cosmetics-selfie-bomb.jpgSelfie Bomb
Selfie Bomb is a sparkly gold holo micro glitter shimmer combination accented with pink and lavender microglitter.
Selfie Bomb was inspired by a moment at the Sparkle & Wine event, when Linda from Nail Vinyls was attempting to take a picture of me and Missi from Different Dimension using her phone. Missi and I put on our best glam faces for Linda, as she raised her phone for the perfect shot. What she didn’t realise, is that she had flipped the camera app to take a selfie and basically selfie bombed our picture.

girly-bits-cosmetics-protect-your-girly-bits.jpgProtect Your Girly Bits
Protect Your Girly Bits is a purple scattered holographic polish, accented with flashes of red micro glitter.
Since we were co-hosting an event at Mandalay Bay, we had a fair amount of polish there with us, and between shopping and receiving samples we somehow end up leaving with more than we came with. I did bring a fair amount of packing materials with me but I ran out, so I had to do some creative packing to be able to ship everything home. I just happened to have some… umm…left over feminine hygiene products with me that I no longer needed, and no room in my suitcase to bring home any way. Thank you Always®, for being the perfect size to wrap around a bottle of polish and protect my Girly Bits!!

girly-bits-cosmetics-accidental-ppv.jpgAccidental PPV
Accidental Pay Per View is a silver holographic polish, accented with glowy blue shimmer and a subtle turquoise flash.
Three polish makers, who shall remain unnamed to protect the innocent, were sharing a room while in Vegas and one evening among wine and pedicures on tired feet, they were channel surfing for something fun to watch. Somehow, they accidentally clicked on a pay per view channel and next thing you know they had subscribed to watch a movie. Not so bad, except the type of movie they accidentally ordered is not exactly the type of movie you want showing up on your hotel bill. Ooops! XXX

girly-bits-cosmetics-what-happens-in-vegas-ends-up-on-instagram.jpgWhat Happens In Vegas...Ends Up On Instagram
What Happens in Vegas….Ends up on Instagram is a bright raspberry-fuchsia scattered holographic polish, with flashes of glowy purple micro glitter, and bright pink micro glitter. Very flashy and blingy, just like Vegas.
WHIVEUOIG was created exclusively for Sparkle & Wine - a blogger/brand/stockist event co-hosted by Girly Bits and KBShimmer at Mandalay Bay while we were attending Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas this year. It will be available for a limited time ONLY (Aug 21-31)
We are also re-launching last year’s exclusive Cosmoprof NA polish for a limited time. (Aug21-31)

girly-bits-cosmetics-what-happens-in-vegas-ends-up-on-facebook.jpgWhat Happens In Vegas...Ends Up On Facebook (Relaunch)
What Happens in Vegas…Ends up on Facebook is a medium plummy holographic polish, with flashes of glowy purple microglitter.
WHIVEUOFB was created exclusively for bloggers we met while attending Cosmoprof North America in 2013. It was released in limited quantity, and quickly sold out. We are bringing it back for a limited time ONLY (Aug 21-31)

girly-bits-cosmetics-seriously-sassy.jpgSeriously Sassy
Seriously Sassy is a collaboration polish with Sassy Shelly, for her 2 year blog anniversary.
It is a royal purple jelly, with blue to purple colour shifting glitter.

girly-bits-cosmetics-mint-al-precision-polished-to-precision.jpgMint-al Precision
Mint-al Precision is a collaboration polish with Polished To Precision for her 1 year blog anniversary.
It is an aqua-mint shimmer, loaded with green and blue shifting flakes.

DON'T FORGET TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 21ST!

SOME OF THESE RELEASES ARE TIME SENSITIVE!

 
Girly Bits Cosmetics is a Canadian company that has been handcrafting quality nail polish since 2011 in a dazzling array of colours and finishes. As a brand dedicated to providing cruelty free, on-trend and unique products, Girly Bits Cosmetics is well known for outstanding customer service, charitable donations and custom nail polishes dedicated to lost loved ones. Available at 9 on-line retailers around the globe, and a growing number of brick and mortar stores, you can be sure to easily find the season’s hottest new shades, as well as timeless customer favourites.
For more information visit us at www.girlybitscosmetics.com or contact us directly at info@girlybitspolish.com.

Prize Fighter





Todays's polish is Alter Ego Prize Fighter





Prize Fighter is described as "Black base with small metallic turquoise glitter, royal blue metallic stripe glitter and small metallic purple glitter".
(Source: Alter Ego)

While the base looks black, good lighting shows it isn't, it's more of a dark, plum toned brown (or maybe a black with strong brown and plum undertones), like black cherries (you can see it best in the bottle shots). I used three coats for opacity and had no issues with application. Prize Fighter dries, like other Alter Ego Polishes I've shown (Desert Storm Trigger Puller and Naval Navigator) to a matte and somewhat gritty finish.







Of course I shined it up adding one generous coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.













Alter Ego Nail Enamel are available on Etsy and at Storenvy.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday - White Base







Golden Oldie Thursday! This week's theme is white base.





The base color is Hungry Asian Cookies & Cream, a white jelly with tiny black glitters. The jelly base is very sheer, the picture shows three coats nowhere near opacity. Cookies & Cream was quite stringy and applied a little patchy, but since my bottle is almost two years old, maybe it's the age that damaged the formula...





aEngland Camelot and Pueen plate 21 were used to stamp this circle pattern. One coat of aEngland The Shield protected the stamping.











Hungry Asian polishes are sold on Etsy.




Have a look at what the other white Golden Oldies look like:


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Buchrezension "Versuchung"




Today's post is a review of a german book. For those of you who don't speak german (or are not interested in books), don't worry, I'll be back tomorrow with more nail polish :-)






von Harry Luck

  • Erscheinungsdatum Erstausgabe : 16.04.2014
  • Aktuelle Ausgabe : 16.04.2014
  • Verlag : Gabriel Verlag/Thienemann
  • ISBN: 9783522303521
  • Flexibler Einband: 240 Seiten
  • Sprache: Deutsch

Erhältlich unter anderem hier, direkt beim Verlag



Dieses Buch wurde mir von Blogg dein Buch und dem Gabriel-Verlag zur Rezension zur Verfügung gestellt, vielen Dank dafür!



Inhalt


Als der jungen Journalistin Eva Röller geheime Informationen zugespielt werden, wittert sie die ganz große Story. Doch was sie daraufhin recherchiert, ist noch viel brisanter, als sie es sich hätte träumen lassen: Es geht um das gesamte Wissen der Menschheit. Was ist Eva dieses Wissen wert? Und wird ihr Kollege Adam Berger ihr helfen, an dieses Wissen zu gelangen?

Die Geschichte von Adam und Eva, wie Sie sie noch nie gelesen haben!
(Quelle: Gabriel-Verlag)



Mein Fazit


2020, die nicht so ferne Zukunft. Im ganzen Elektronik-Bereich gibt es praktisch nur noch einen Anbieter, SkyCorps mit 97 % Marktanteil. Die junge Journalistin Eva soll den Besitzer von SkyCorps interviewen und stösst dabei auf ein Geheimnis.

„Versuchung“ schaffte es innerhalb weniger Seiten, bei mir ein ungutes Gefühl hervorzurufen, dass das ganze Buch hinweg anhielt. Ein einziges Unternehmen, dass den gesamten Elektronikmarkt, Hardware, Software und praktisch das gesamte Internet in der Hand hat? Ein Unternehmen, das Emails liest, die nicht mal abgeschickt wurden? So gut wie keine Möglichkeit, diesem Unternehmen aus dem Weg zu gehen? Äusserst unheimlich. Leider ist dieses ungute Grundgefühl das einzige Thriller-Element, dass dieses Buch anzubieten hat, obschon es als Thriller angekündigt wird. In dem Moment, wo die richtige Spannung aufkommt, macht der Autor einen Schnitt und springt zum Gerichtsprozess über. So wird auch die im Klappentext ausgesprochene Frage (was ist Eva das gesamte Wissen der Menschheit wert?) nicht beantwortet, da es gar nicht soweit kommt, dass Eva sich diese Frage beantworten müsste. Zudem erscheint mir die Darstellung des Jahres 2020 nicht sehr realistisch. Beispielsweise hat sich die Kernfusion als Methode der Energiegewinnung durchgesetzt. Heute, nur 6 Jahre vorher, sind wir, soweit öffentlich bekannt, doch noch weit von einem Durchbruch in dieser Technik entfernt, eine industrielle Anwendbarkeit in so kurzer Zeit scheint wenig plausibel. Zudem scheinen bis in sechs Jahren die heutigen Teenager weder den Namen Paul Breitner noch Udo Jürgens mehr zu kennen, dafür telefonieren sie immer noch mit Nokia (was nach den Entwicklungen in den letzten paar Wochen leider auch langsam unrealistisch wirkt).

Meine Kritik ist aber ein Jammern auf sehr hohem Niveau, insgesamt hat mir „Versuchung“ sehr gut gefallen, ich habe das Buch regelrecht verschlungen. Die Handlung ist interessant und humorvoll, mit vielen Andeutungen auf den heutigen Markenwahn. Wer aber einen „reinrassigen“ Thriller erwartet oder zu fest auf den Klappentext baut, wird wohl enttäuscht werden.







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