Monday, April 27, 2015

Scofflaw Spring Mini Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have Scofflaw's new limited edition Spring Mini Collection to share with you. These bright hues are screaming late spring/summer to be, so they are releasing at the perfect time! This collection will be offered during one restock only on May 1 (this Friday), but don't worry about having to have fast fingers to snag them because Finch is offering these for a 24-hour pre-order. Be sure to mark your calendars so you won't miss this event!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Nail Pattern Boldness Heady Topper

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been a bit absent this week. I have a ton of upcoming stuff to show you, but I had to take a slight mental break from swatching/blogging this week. I'm going to be getting back to it this weekend, and next week should really kick things into high gear because I have lots and lots of stuff in my swatch queue. For today, I'm going to share a mani with you that I did AGES ago (I really don't even remember when I did it to be honest). Back around the first of the year, Llarowe had a major sale and I picked up a Nail Pattern Boldness polish that I had been eying for ages, and that's what today's post is about.

Nail Pattern Boldness' Heady Topper is a sparkling holo glitter topper filled with silver and gold microglitter in a slightly different sizes. Formula was really nice and it spread easily and the glitter coverage was great for a topper, but it was, of course, sheer so it let plenty of the base color shine through. I do not think this would be one I would try to wear on its own because it wouldn't build up easily, and it's really not meant to be worn that way. I used 2 coats of Heady Topper over China Glaze More to Explore from the spring Road Trip Collection. The thing that sets this apart from other holo glitter toppers is the use of the gold along with the silver and the varying sizes of the glitter, so I think it is a truly special topper. I really love versatile polishes like this that you can pretty much use over anything just to give your mani some extra bling!

Nail Pattern Boldness polishes are available on their website. Be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram for swatches as well as updates on new collections and restocks. Nail Pattern Boldness polishes are also available from Llarowe. Thanks for looking everyone!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Smitten Polish Opalescent Elements Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the brand new Smitten Polish Opalescent Elements Collection to share with you. This collection consists of 4 neon jellies filled with iridescent flakies. These are AMAZING and you need them in your life if you are a flakie lover...just sayin. These will be available for pre-order on April 25th at 2:00 PM central time. *EDITED....I originally had the date wrong!*

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Smitten Polish Terra Opal with Stamping

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Just like the massive upcoming KBShimmer Collection I spoke about yesterday, I have another upcoming collection from Smitten Polish in my clutches that is a MUST HAVE and I'm giving you a bit of a teaser today. They are neon jellies with iridescent flakies y'all! SO PRETTY! I've worn two so far, and I didn't want to take either of them off. I will hopefully have swatches up early next week of this 4 piece collection (they will be available for pre-order on April 24th), but for now I wanted to share some stamping I did with one of them.

For this mani, I used Smitten Polish Terra Opal (neon green jelly with iridescent flakies) as the base and then stamped with an image from MoYou London's Kaleidoscope plate 6 and Mundo de Unas Black. I ordered a Creative Nail Stamper from Color 4 Nails and this was my very first time using it and I really think I'm going to enjoy it. It picked up my image well and stamped very crisply. I also had a pretty easy time getting my images centered and straight (which is crucial for symmetrical images like these), which was fantastic. It's probably the most difficult thing for me to do when I stamp, which is why you see a lot of questionably placed/lopsided images from me. These definitly weren't perfect, but a nice improvement over my usual mess. Overall, I'm very excited to play with it more!

Smitten Polish is available from their Big Cartel Shop as well as from these international stockists. Be sure to follow Smitten Polish on Facebook and Instagram for updates on restocks and new collections. Thanks for looking everyone!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Distressed Neon Look Featuring New KBShimmer Bleached Neons

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have a quick and easy nail art look to share with you that I decided to do for my weekend out of town. I got a HUGE BOX of KBShimmer's upcoming summer releases yesterday in the mail and I will be sharing full swatches of those with you over the next week or so, but I couldn't resist pulling out a few to play with. I was pressed for time since I was packing to go out of town last night, but the new bleached neon cremes (see full press release for those here) were calling to me. For this mani, I started with a base of Rum Me the Right Way (yellow) and then I used Chalkboard Nails' distressed mani technique over Rum Me the Right Way with In Yacht Water (blue) and Bahama Drama (coral). This created a fun, tie-dyed sort of look and I loved it just like this so I didn't add the black on top like you see in a traditional distressed manicure. If you want easy, but striking nail art, there is nothing simpler than this technique. The most important thing is to wipe almost all of the polish off of the brush before doing your strokes on top of the base color so you get the nice, feathery looking finish.

KBShimmer products are available from their website as well as from Harlow & Co. (Canada) for international customers. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates on new collections and to see swatches of all of their polishes. Their (three!) Summer Collections are going to be released on May 15th, so be sure to mark your calenders! There will be more previews and swatches soon!

What's your favorite nail art look when you are in a hurry? Sorry for the quick post and run, but I'm off to have fun this weekend! Thanks for looking everyone!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Floral Double Stamping Featuring Elevation Polish Cerro Torre 2

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today I have some double stamping to share with you that was inspired by Love Varnish's fabulous floral double stamping. She has done it several times on her blog in different color combinations, but this is my absolute favorite one. So drawing my inspiration from that mani, I started out with Elevation Polish Cerro Torre 2 as my nude base. Then, I used an image from MoYou-London's Pro XL plate 10 for and stamped first with white (Mundo de Unas White) and then flipped the image and stamped with black (Mundo de Unas Black). I really loved this fun twist on neutrals! Everything about this mani is a neutral color, but it really pops and looks chic.

Elevation Polish Cerro Torre 2 is a neutral nude creme polish. I was worried when I purchased this that it was going to lean too yellow to look nice on my skintone, but that wasn't the case at all. It was actually a great neutral nude color and one of the few I own that doesn't have a lot of pink undertones that looks nice on me. Formula was extremely nice and it was perfectly opaque in 2 coats. It's a fantastic nude if you are in the market for one!

Elevation Polish is available from creator Lulu's Big Cartel Shop. She has a lot of info on restock dates and availability on the Big Cartel site as well as on her blog. Her shop is restocked on the 7th and 22nd each month unless otherwise noted. 

Have you tried double stamping yet? What do you think of the look? Thanks for looking everyone! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

U By Kotex Helps You Become an #UnderWarrior for Spring

Hi everyone! Spring is here and it's inching closer to summer every day, so it's time to pull out the colorful warm-weather outfits that have been hiding away in your closet. As you ditch the dark, drab winter clothes, the last thing you want to worry about are leaks messing up your khaki shorts or gorgeous pastel dress, so U by Kotex with 3D Capture Core is here to save them!

I remember when I was younger having to wear these huge, bulky pads and not only did they not provide very good leak protection, you would have to be really mindful of clingy pants and skirts because you were pretty much wearing a diaper (c'mon...we've all been there, right?). The fabulous thing about U by Kotex Ultra Thin Pads is that not only are they thin and comfortable, but you will never have to worry about a "pad outline". Yeah...that's a thing...and it's not pretty. The thin, clingy materials of the super cute leggings and palazzo pants that are totally hot this spring will be no worry for you if you are wearing these!

The U by Kotex with 3D Capture Core line is sure to have something to fit your needs. They are available in Cleanwear pads, AllNighter pads, and Security pads all with the one-of-a-kind 3D Capture Core Technology that locks away leaks. So whether your concerns are about leak protection during the day or wanting to protect your cute PJs at night, U by Kotex has you covered to help #SaveTheUndies!

More detailed info on features:

CleanWear® and AllNighter® Features:
Have 3D Capture Core* that quickly draws in and locks away wetness
Period pads with super-soft sides for your comfort
Uniquely shaped pads with wings for a secure fit that helps prevent bunching
Unscented ultra-thin period pads for women (free of artificial scents and fragrances).
Easy-open wrappers in four fearless designs.

Security* Features:
Have 3D Capture Core* that quickly draws in and locks away wetness
Period pads that are breathable with a cottony soft touch
Uniquely shaped pads with wings for a secure fit that helps prevent bunching
Unscented ultra-thin period pads for women (free of artificial scents and fragrances).

And finally, can we just comment on how pretty they are? U by Kotex is certainly celebrating women with these bright colors and designs; I feel like they are making a spring fashion statement of their own! They are perfect to have stowed away in your purse for whenever your period strikes.

U by Kotex wants you to become an #UnderWarrior too and wear your spring outfits with no fear of leaks! You can easily pick up some Free Samples that best fit your needs so that we can all #SaveTheUndies together! It's really easy to do, just enter your mailing information and you will have some samples on their way.

A huge thanks to U by Kotex for sponsoring today's post! Thanks for looking everyone!