Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Mani for Merlin

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you a mani I did about 2 weeks ago to lift my spirits a bit after my dog Merlin passed away. He was my pal for 11 years so I wanted to use a special polish for him. I sort of thought to do black and white to match his coloring, but I decided I wanted to bling it up a little so I went for a charcoal grey. For the base I used Pahlish Silver Moon (Bespoke Batch) and it is a charcoal grey linear holo filled with multicolored ultra chrome flakies and silver flakies. It's a super gorgeous polish and very special and unique for a charcoal holo. Then I sponged on some touches of a-England Merlin (I mean, I HAD to include it somewhere since I bought it ages ago for the name alone and have never used it). Finally I stamped the paw prints using the Cheeky XL Wild at Heart plate and KBShimmer Eyes White Open (which was a press sample previously), and it stamped really well. I was very impressed and will be using it for white stamping a lot in the future! I quite liked how this mani turned out. It definitely wasn't overly fancy, but I thought it was just right.


I'm still very sad, but I'm coping with it a LOT better than I ever thought I would. I'm missing the little bugger, but I'm glad he didn't suffer for a long time with his illness and lived a happy life while he was here. After 11 years, I don't quite remember what it's like NOT to have him around, so the house is certainly quiet and just not quite right without him there. I miss you buddy! <3

Thanks for looking everyone!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Elevation Polish Yeti's Healing Vibes (AHF Charity Polish)

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Today I'm going to show you some swatches of a charity polish that is currently available for purchase from Elevation Polish to benefit Earthquake disaster relief in Nepal. I mentioned this polish in my post about the Streets of Japan Collection earlier this month, but now that I have it I wanted to share some pictures so you can see just how gorgeous it is. You can read updated information about this polish in Lulu's blog post, including her decision to extend the availability of the polish in Elevation Polish's shop.

Yeti's Healing Vibes is a polish that Team Elevation has created to benefit the American Himalayan Foundation following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. During the month of May, $10 from each bottle sold will be donated to the AHF to help aid in recovery efforts in Nepal. Lulu has now extended the availability of this polish to keep money coming in for monthly donations, so from June forward $5 from each bottle sold will be donated to AHF. You can also read more information about the American Himalayan Foundation here.

Yeti's Healing Vibes is a jade green crelly polish filled with ultra chrome flakes, gunmetal flake shimmer, white/silver flake shimmer, and aqua microshimmer. Each bottle has a hand written <3 Nepal sticker on it as well. Formula is superb with opacity in 2 easy coats. This is such a gorgeous polish for such an amazing cause, so be sure to pick up a bottle (it is available in the shop right now).

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.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pahlish Through the Looking Glass Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the highly anticipated (at least by me!) Pahlish Through the Looking Glass collection to share with you. I saw this as a theme in the "Future Collections" tab on Pahlish's website about a month ago and I was SO flipping excited! Let me tell you, these did not disappoint! This collection consists of 8 brand new Alice in Wonderland-inspired polishes plus a 9th polish that is a bonus extra polish that you will receive for free if you buy the entire set. These launch this tonight (May 17th) at 7 PM CST along with the Golden Afternoon Duo for May that is also in theme with the collection. I previewed the super cute labels for this collection in my post about the May Duo, and I'm still so excited about them!

Friday, May 15, 2015

KBShimmer Summer 2015 Part 3: The Flakes

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! I have the final installment of KBShimmer's Summer 2015 Collection and part 3 is the flakes! KBShimmer has added 6 full-coverage mega chrome flakie polishes and 4 silver flake polishes of various sizes to their line-up this summer, so you can be rocking some super blingy tips. These launched today along with parts 1 (bleached neons) and 2 (glitters) of the summer collection that I've shared with you previously. There are a total of 28 brand new polishes that launched today, so be sure to check them out!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hare Polish Lost on Abalone Shores for June's A Box, Indied

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! I have Hare Polish's contribution to June's A Box, Indied to share with you today. The theme for June is Nauti-cal Indied and I'm pretty sure that the line up for this month (in addition to Hare Polish) will include polishes from Colors by Llarowe, Girly Bits, Different Dimension, and Serum No. 5. The boxes are usually launched on the 26th of each month, but stay tuned to Llarowe's Facebook page for full launch details.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pahlish Golden Afternoon Duo

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Next Sunday, Pahlish is releasing an amazing Alice in Wonderland-inspired collection called Through the Looking Glass (there are even themed labels!). Along with this collection (which I will be showing you later in the week) the May Duo will also be released and it is also in theme. The Golden Afternoon Duo for May 2015 is inspired by the flowers singing to Alice, which was always one of my favorite parts of the animated movie when I was a child. This duo has a wonderful creamy flecked base with another one of the amazing holo/flakie toppers that Shannon has been making this year. The Through the Looking Glass Collection and the May Duo will be releasing on May 17 at 7:00 PM CST.

Swatches are next, but first...lookit the cuuuute labels! Ahhhhh!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

KBShimmer Summer 2015 Part 2: The Glitters

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have part 2 of KBShimmer's Summer 2015 Collection to share with you! These are referred to as "The Glitters" and there are a total of 9 polishes in this part of the collection. There are two full-coverage holo microglitters, 4 jelly/crelly glitters (that KBShimmer is famous for), a shimmer and a holo (which aren't technically glitters, but they sparkle all the same). These are releasing this Friday, May 15 along with parts 1 and 3 of the Summer 2015 collection (yes, I still have 10 more to share with you, so stay tuned!)