Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Chocolate Of Michael Myers

Happy Halloween! Halloween isn't really celebrated in Switzerland, but as I live and work in a catholic region, I've got the day off tomorrow, so I'll probably watch some horror movies tonight :-)

Today's mani doesn't look specificaly Halloween-y, but I did use a Halloween polish for it.

As base color I used Kiko Pearly Chocolate Noir, a dark chocolate brown polish with an orange shimmer. Application was easy, I used two medium coats for opacity.

On top of Pearly Chocolate Noir, I dabbed one coat of Dollish Polish The Curse Of Michael Myers (Halloween Frights 2013 Collection), a clear base with yellow, orange, red, holographic and iridiscent glitters, that look blue and green in my pictures. Most of the glitters are hexes, but there are also some squares and circles. The glitters that look like tiny snowflakes are the holographic ones, I sadly couldn't capture the holo effect in my lightbox.

The Curse Of Michael Myers is, of course, named after the movie "Halloween" and it's sequels. It was easy to applicate, the glitters spread nicely. I finished this mani with one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top topcoat.

Dollish Polish are available at their store, at Llarowe and at Overall Beauty.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Today's mani is the one I wore to visit the fantasy convention I mentioned the week before last.

I Love Nail Polish's Birefringence is a multichrome shimmer polish shifting from blue over purple, pink and orange to a green-ish gold, which is only visible at extreme angles (or under water). The formula was good, I used three thin coats for opacity, no undies.

For the stamping I used Moyou Pro Collection plate 06 and black Essence stamping polish. I finished with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top topcoat.

under water

I didn't have the time to change my mani during the convention, so Birefringence had to prove it's longevity. I had some obvious chipping on my left thumb after only one day, but other than that, the polish looked pretty good until day four, some tipwear but nothing too bad. On day five (luckily it was the day we went back), I started "losing" the polish in huge chips, eight of my nails were half bare when I returned home.

ILoveNailpolish are available on Etsy and at their own shop.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mr. Brown's Pawn Shop

More fall colors for today's mani.

My base color is Essence Who Is Mr. Brown (Marble Mania Trend Edition), a dark chocolate brown creme. Application was easy, but it's a little sheer though, I used three coats for opacity. It dries very shiny, the picture below shows Who Is Mr. Brown without topcoat.

On top of Who Is Mr. Brown I dabbed one coat of CrowsToes Umm, No... He Went To The Pawn Shop (ValenCrows Collection), a clear base packed with orange, yellow, purple and aqua hexes plus aqua and blue squares.

CrowsToes polishes tend to have a thick base, but I actually prefer thicker bases with this kind of glitter bombs, it makes them very easy to apply. For a smooth finish I added one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top topcoat.

Crows Toes polishes are available at LlaroweShoppe Eclecticco and Overall Beauty.

KBShimmer Winter 2013 Press Release


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, silver, 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 multi-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

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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.
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 Oh myyy (yes, I'm quoting George Takei here). This is going to hurt my bank account. A lot...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Box, Indied - Devoured

For today's mani I used another polish of the october A Box, Indied: Ethereal Lacquer Devoured.

Devoured is a gorgeous plum toned holo polish. The hole effect is more scattered than linear, but still pretty obvious. I used three coats for opacity.

With flash

Then I added a stamping using Essence Petal To The Metal (Metal Glam Trend Edition), a lilac foil, and Bundle Monster plate BM-406. I topped the mani with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top topcoat.

Direct sunlight

Direct sunlight

Ethereal Lacquer are sold on Bigcartel (US only) and at Mei Mei's Signatures. Devoured is exclusive to the october "A Box, Indied". The box with five polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).

Friday, October 25, 2013

A Box, Indied - No Tricks, Just Treats

Today I have the third polish of the october "A Box, Indied" to show you: Lacquerlicious No Tricks, Just Treats!

As base color I used Catrice Vanilla Love, a light pastel vanilla yellow with a shimmer so subtle I couldn't quite capture it. Sadly, the formula was pretty poor. What you see below is four coats, and it was still patchy and not 100% opaque, and it took a long time to dry (that's why I dented my index finger, as you can see).

On top of Vanilla Love I dabbed one coat of Lacquerlicious No Tricks, Just Treats. I'm pretty sure Michelle, the creator of Lacquerlicious, just threw ever glitter she had around in a clear base to create this polish :-) It contains hexes, bars, squares, dots, stars, half moons and shard glitters in various sizes from tiny to medium, in every color imaginable, shiny, matte and holo.

The polish is so packed with glitters, it's really thick, but application is still easy and it spreads nicely over the nail. In spite of the huge amount of glitters, it doesn't dry too gritty, so I only added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top topcoat for a smooth and glossy finish.

Lacquerlicious polishes are sold on Etsy (US and Canada only) and BeautySoFly. No Tricks, Just Treats is exclusive to the october "A Box, Indied". The box with five polishes is available at Llarowe as a one month only box or as subscription (50$ per box).

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