Wednesday, October 30, 2013

China Glaze: Monsters Ball Halloween 2013 Collection, selected swatches and review

I almost forgot I had these swatched and ready to go, LOL!  I have been sooooo busy planning and preparing for my trip next month, that I have fallen behind in my post, bare with me :)

China Glaze "Howl You Doin' "
2 coats with top coat

LOVE! Gorgeous! Deep wine purple gel-like base(crelly) with indigo and copper glitters, and shards. Not the easiest to apply, a bit uneven at times, but I got it all covered in 2 coats.  It dries a bit "matte", so I applied top coat for my pics.

China Glaze "Bat My Eyes"
2 coats with top coat

Not bad! Black jelly base with gold and copper multi-shaped and sized glitter. I applied top coat, so you can see how much this beauty shines.   Can you see the copper bars?

This went on well in two coats, super easy to apply and wear, I really like it! It does dry a bit bumpy, but a good layer of top coat can fix that. :)

China Glaze "Boo-Gie Down"
2 coats, over a bare nail, no top coat

I couldn't figure out what to layer this one over, so I decided to go NAKED! LOL! A clear base with black, white and copper glitter, applied well in 2 coats.

Hexs, bars and dots...OH MY!  This polish screams "HALLOWEEN", but it's not for me. I'll make sure it finds a nice home somewhere else, LOL!

There are other colors in the collection, the preview post is HERE.  Out of these, my favorites are "Howl You Doin' " and "Bat My Eyes", theses are perfect for Halloween!

China Glaze Monsters Ball will be available in October 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores. 

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. 

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

KBShimmer: Announces a Blogger 2013 Collection and a Winter 2013 Collection



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 CafĂ© – 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
KBShimmer products can be found at Http://  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.
If you would like more information about KBShimmer, contact Christy Rose by emailing or visiting Http://
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Thursday, October 24, 2013



Reindeers won’t be the only ones lighting up the night sky this holiday season. China Glaze® launches Happy HoliGlaze, a party-perfect collection sure to get the celebrations started off right. These twist-on-traditional shades and gift sets make perfect party favors, stocking stuffers and gifts (shhh, we won’t tell if the gift is for yourself!). 

The China Glaze® Happy HoliGlaze collection features 12 new polishes and one color traveling top coat.  

There’s Snow One Like You: Limited edition white Texture with matte glitter
Elfin’ Around: Red rust with an aluminum-like mirror finish
Just Be-Claws: Red with an aluminum-like mirror finish

Santa Red My List: Pink/red with an aluminum-like mirror finish
Put A Bow On It: Magenta glitter
Be Merry, Be Bright: Multi-magenta purple glitter

All Wrapped Up: Midnight purple and blue glitter 
Your Present Required: Multi-sized and multi-colored glitter 
So Blue Without You: Blue with an aluminum-like mirror finish 

Bells Will Be Blinging: Blue and gold multi-colored glitter
Mingle With Kringle: Fierce gold with aluminum-like mirror finish 
This is Tree-mendous: Green with fine gold glitter 

Travel In Colour: Iridescent travel effect top coat

The China Glaze® Happy HoliGlaze collection also features 10 seasonally-inspired gifts.  Gift sets include:

Be Merry: Mini bottles of Just Be-Claws, Santa Red My List, Put A Bow On It and Be Merry, Be Bright (MSRP: $20.00)

Be Bright: Mini bottles of Your Present Required, Bells Will Be Blinging, Mingle with Kringle and Be Merry, Be Bright, (MSRP: $20.00)

Touch of Twinkle: Just Be-Claws, Santa Red My List and Be Merry, Be Bright (MSRP: $15.00)

Dash of Dazzle: Mingle With Kringle, Bells Will Be Blinging and So Blue Without You (MSRP: $15.00)

Oh, Joy!: Just Be-Claws, Santa Red My List, Your Present Required, and So Blue Without You with a “Joy” necklace (MSRP: $30.00)

Good Spirits: Bells Will Be Blinging, Mingle With Kringle and a blue frosted shot glass (MSRP: $15.00)

Sparkle All the Way: Your Present Required, Be Merry, Be Bright, Just Be-Claws, and a purple compact mirror (MSRP: $22.50)

Get Carried Away: Santa Red My List, Your Present Required, So Blue Without You and a silver change purse (MSRP: $22.50)

Snow Buddy: There’s Snow One Like You, Be Merry, Be Bright, Elfin’ Around and a plush polar bear (MSRP: $22.50)

Holiday Travels: 18 mini bottles of Travel In Colour in a 12 pc. bucket (MSRP: $117.00)

The China Glaze® Happy HoliGlaze collection will be available in November 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide. Individual shades have an SRP of $7.50. The collection will be available in 24- and 36-piece counter displays, a 36-piece rack and 36-piece prepack in addition to the gift sets. 

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. 

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Pinterest ( and YouTube (

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For 42 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women.  Our product lines include Andrea, Ardell, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, It’s So Easy, Jeris-Lustray, LASH BeLONG, Nail Tek, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, Poshe, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website: 

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bareille: New Fall Cremes!

Are you ready for some new rich fall cremes?

Barielle has released a new set of cremes for Fall 2013 called "Sophisticated Lady Collection".

5 fabulous new shades for Fall, oh yeah! Fall is my favorite time of year to wear cremes on my nails.  Something about the rich colors, and the smooth finish, reminds me of slipping on a nice warm sweater. :)

Barielle "Edgy"
2 coats, no top coat

Dark rich deep purple creme. This was the first color I put on.  I topped mine with gold flakes, but this color is gorgeous and can easily stand on its own. Two coats is all that is needed for opacity, and you may be able to get away with one coat if you apply it well.

Barielle "Tres Chic"
1 coat, no top coat

A smokey marine blue creme. Yep, one coat was all that was needed.  Unfortunately this color fell a bit short for e, it was simply OK!  I know, I know, not all blues can be AMAZING, and STELLAR, but it has to at least make me smile, this sadly...did not! But it is a one coater, so I smiled a little (no teeth).

Barielle "London High Tea"
2 coats, no top coat

A bright pink creme with shimmer. I'm not a pink fan, but the shimmer was a nice surprise. A nice bright pink to wake up even the sleepiest of sleepy heads of a cold fall day.  Applied well in two coats.

Barielle "Dinner At 8"
2 coats, no top coat

A red creme with pink undertones. This is a nice bright red, nothing new or innovative about this color.  It applied well in two coats and you can always need a red creme in your stash.

Barielle "In Good Taste"
2 coats, no top coat

A mushroom brown creme.  Not my favorite vegetable, but this is a color I can wrap my heart around, LOL! It's gorgeous on and super easy to wear and apply. However, I have several taupe's and nude cremes in my stash, so I may pass this one on to my Mom. After two coats, this polish was ready to wear.

Overall, these colors are not new to the nail world, but Barielle has a great finish and the polish is super easy to apply. They never disappoint when it comes to the formula of their cremes.  You can grab these beauties in a set for $25 or individually for $8 each.   Also don't forget to check out all their other colors at and on their Facebook page.

Keep It Sweet!

*Product sent by PR for review.
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Nicole by OPI: A “Modern” Take on Classic Color!

Nicole by OPI Introduces Five NEW Modern Family Shades for the Holidays 

Nicole by OPI announces new limited edition Modern Family Holiday nail lacquers! Featuring five shimmering shades – classic blue, rich scarlet, royal purple, holographic glitter and multi-dimensional gold – these holiday-inspired hues offer a range of color that can be used to create on-trend, seasonal nail looks.
“These festive lacquers make it easy to get into the holiday spirit!” declares Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “With rich jewel tones and glitter, Modern Family Holiday shades add classic color and sparkle to winter weather fashion, turning manicures into bejeweled accessories for special holiday occasions.”
The new Modern Family Holiday nail lacquers from Nicole by OPI include:

  Late Blu-merVintage blue jeans that have stood the test of time.

Spark the ConversationThis holographic glitter coat is the talk of the town.

Who Red My Journal???This scandalous scarlet is private property!

You're My Treasure
This three-dimensional gold has riches beyond my wildest dreams.

Aren't Families Grape?A dramatic royal purple worthy of any sibling rivalry.

Limited edition Modern Family Holiday nail lacquer will be available November 2013 for $7.99 each at select CVS locations nationwide. For more information, visit Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

About Nicole by OPI:
Nicole by OPI offers a salon-quality range of bold, fashion-forward nail lacquers. The brand’s heritage is based in OPI’s well-established foundation of excellence in both color and technology, providing premium products to a broad range of consumers looking for trendsetting nail lacquers.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

I Got the Zoya Blues!

My gal Carly over at Lacquered Lover, wore these two zoya colors together recently and seeing them together gave me an idea....DOTS!!!

Zoya "Neve" and "Sailor".

I applied Zoya "Sailor" to all the nails except for the ring finger which I applied Zoya "Neve", two coats each.

Then I decided to apply dots in the opposite color on the opposite painted nail. Easy Peasy.   Then topped it with my usual two coats of top coat

Zoya "Neve" is my new favorite blue shimmer.  A sapphire blue metallic polish originally designed for Zang Toi/AW13...Thanks Zang!  Oh yeah, this color is my new best friend! Gorgeous, and perfectly opaque in two coats.

"Sailor" is a rich navy blue creme. In the sunlight it definitely comes off as brighter than your average navy blue, but in low light, indoors and in indirect lighting, it is a dark navy creme for sure. Two coats and it is perfect. Dries with a regular dry time as well.  

I was a super dork and decided to apply the dots in low light and did not notice, that some of the dots have "tails", the drag from the polish after you applied the dots .  In low light, these two colors are super close and the shimmer, can only be seen in brighter light.  Next time I won't be so lazy and I will take out my OTT light. 

After the dots dried, I carefully applied my top coat, making sure not to smear my dots.  Even with my imperfect dots, I love this manicure and I love these two colors together.  Thanks to Carly for the inspiration :)

Keep It Sweet!

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