Thursday, October 23, 2014

KBShimmer 2014 Toys for Tots Charity Polish: Pine-ing for Yule (Press Release and Swatches)

*Press Release, Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have a very special polish to share with you that KBShimmer has created for their annual charity event to raise money for Toys for Tots. First I will share the official press release with you and then I have a full swatch and review! (I figured I would just combine the two so all of the info would be in one place!)

Press Release: 
Four dollars from each bottle of ‘Pine-ing For Yule’ will be used to buy toys for children. 

KBShimmer is excited to announce that the 3rd edition of their annual charity polish, Pine-ing For Yule, will go on sale November 1st, 2014. Owner Christy Rose says, “We here at KBShimmer are very fortunate, and we want to pay forward that good fortune by helping our local community. Creating a special Christmas themed charity polish is something I look forward to each year, and this year’s polish is a new favorite.”

All over the world, the evergreen, triangle shaped pine tree has become a symbol of the holiday season. This year, KBShimmer pays homage to the Christmas tree with the 2014 charity polish, Pine-ing For Yule. Holographic evergreen triangle ‘trees’ swim among red mini star ‘tree toppers,’ and holographic glitters in red and sliver light up this Christmas polish with their rainbow sparkle.

“As a mother, I know how important Christmas is for a child, and therefore choosing Toys For Tots as our charity was a perfect fit. This is the third year that we have donated to our local Toys For Tots group, a tradition I hope is in place for years to come” Rose said. From November 1st through December 15th, four dollars from the sale of each bottle of Pine-ing For Yule sold on will be donated to the Terre Haute (the KBShimmer headquarters) chapter of Toys for Tots. Each bottle retails for $8.75.

Last year, KBShimmer raised about three thousand dollars to help ensure that every child had something to open during the holidays. Do some good this holiday season and get a fun polish for yourself (or buy a few extra as stocking stuffers or gifts).

KBShimmer Pine-ing for Yule is a clear based glitter topper filled with red holo stars and green holo triangles accented by smaller red and silver holo glitters. For this mani, I used 1 dabbed coat of Pine-ing for Yule over a white base (OPI Angel With a Lead Foot). The larger glitters came out nicely on the brush and spread easily. I did do a bit of glitter placement with my brush as I was going, but not too much. I would recommend 2 coats of topcoat to smooth out the glitters (like KBShimmer Clearly On Top). I think this is such an adorable polish for the holiday season with it's "trees" and stars (the cutest use of triangle glitter that I've seen thus far). Also, you are supporting a fantastic cause with your purchase, so it's a win-win!

For more information about Toys For Tots visit 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.

So what do you think about this glitter topper? Is your brain ready for Christmas manis yet? LOL...I know it is a shock to my system that we are getting so close! Thanks for looking everyone!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hump Day Hare: The Blooming Desert

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Today I have a gorgeous fulfilled lemming to share with you guys. Hare Polish The Blooming Desert was an A Box, Indied exclusive that I missed out on and I was very fortunate to find it at a blog sale for a great price recently. It has now become one of my favorite Hare Polishes!

The Blooming Desert has a shimmering pink jelly base with white and orange glitters. The shimmer is just to die for! For this mani, I layered 2 coats of The Blooming Desert over China Glaze You Drive Me Coconuts. Eeeee....I love this mani so much!

Hare Polish is available from Nikole's Etsy Shop as well as from several other e-tailers around the world (complete list found here). Be sure to check out Hare's websiteInstagram, and Facebook for updates on new collections and restock info.

Have you had any fulfilled lemmings lately? Thanks for looking everyone!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Black and Gold Brocade Stamping

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have some nail art featuring a beautiful glitter polish from the upcoming FingerPaints Winter Wishes Collection (which I will be fully reviewing for you soon). While I was swatching this collection, I got the urge to do a gold and black pairing, so I decided to pull out one of my new MoYou-London Fashionista plates. When those plates were released not that long ago, they sold out quickly and I checked back constantly until they were restocked and I could grab two of the plates from the collection, one filled with paisley desingns and another with different brocade patterns.

For this mani, I started out with a base of FingerPaints Wrapped in Ribbons, a full coverage gold glitter polish. After it dried, I stamped using a brocade image from MoYou-London Fashionista plate 07 and Mundo de Unas Black. I realized when I got done that some people might think I was going for a New Orleans Saints look but that was NOT what I had in mind. I just think that black and gold are very striking and elegant together, and I thought this pattern looked great with the gold.

FingerPaints are exclusively available from Sally Beauty. As I said, I will have a full swatch and review of the Winter Wishes Collection for you very soon and they should be available in stores starting November 1st. 

MoYou London stamping plates are available from their website. They have tons of gorgeous plates to choose from, so check them out! They are also now offering free shipping to the US, so that is awesome!

What do you think of this black and gold combo? Thanks for looking everyone!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Press Release: Zoya Wishes Collection for Winter/Holiday 2014

*Press Release*

Wishes really do come true with this magical new nail polish collection for Winter/Holiday 2014! Zoya Wishes** is a densely pigmented assortment featuring both traditional and Magical PixieDust formulas in coordinating color combinations that can be worn alone or combined into stunning combinations, no matter how you wear them, this collection delivers a fanciful way to celebrate the season!


LynB Designs Spam

*Won in a Giveaway*

Hi everyone! Today I have a wonderful selection of polishes from a new to me indie, LynB Designs. I have seen her lovely creations around, and I was so excited when I was selected to pick 5 from her line to try during the Digital Dozen's recent HUGE 2nd Anniversary Giveaway. So a huge thanks to creator Jenna and to the ladies of the Digital Dozen for such an amazing giveaway! I tried to capture the essence of the beautiful header that she has on her Etsy Shop in my collage...but it was probably a massive fail. LOL!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pretty & Polished LE Halloween Bonus Polish

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have a gorgeous Halloween polish to share with you from Pretty & Polished. This polish is a free gift when you purchase the entire Halloween Trio during the month of October. It does not have a name, but has a scary pumpkin sticker on the bottom. :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Smitten Polish Halloween Duo: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Today I have Smitten Polish's limited edition Halloween Duo to share with you! These polishes have the cutest names ever for a duo: Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble! These have already been stocked once, but creator Noelie said that there would be an additional restock of the duo and she is aiming to do this on October 25th.