Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CND Effects Ice Blue Shimmer


This is another CND Effects polishes, I am really enjoying these polishes and want to buy more. This is CND Effects Ice Blue Shimmer. Shimmer Effects are different than Sparkle Effects; Shimmer adds a tiny micro shimmer, where the Sparkle is more of a chunky glitter.

To show how Ice Blue Shimmer changes the looks of polishes I layered it over Essie Licorice (pointer finger), OPI Funky Dunky (middle finger), OPI Planks A Lot (ring finger), and OPI Alpine Snow (pinky finger.) The most dramatic change is on Licorice, Ice Blue Shimmer changes the black creme into a black base with blue shimmer.

<3 Kim

Friday, August 26, 2011

CND Effects Raspberry Sparkle


This is the first of some new CND Effects I got I am going to show you all. CND Effects Raspberry Sparkle is a top coat that you layer on top of another polish to totally change the look of the original polish. I love all of the CND Effects because they give new life to your old polishes!

To show you all Raspberry Sparkle I layered it over Essie Licorice (pointer finger), OPI Dim Sum Plum (middle finger), OPI Sparrow Me the Drama (ring finger), and OPI Alpine Snow (pinky finger.)

Depending on the lighting and angle of the nail Raspberry Sparkle morphs each polish differently. I really like this polish. Its an easy and quick way to totally change up the look of either an old favorite polish, or a few day old mani when your in a rush.

<3 Kim

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Essie Glamour Purse


Glamour Purse was the only polish I got from the Essie Fall collection. The rest didn't really appeal to me, or I had polish that was too similar so I didn't need another. I found that a lot of fall collections really overlapped this year.

Glamour Purse is a murky taupish creme, with some purple that doesn't really translate onto the nail. I used two thick coats for these pictures. The formula was good, way better than the watery stuff Essie has been coming out with lately!

I really like this polish, it is a great color for fall!

<3 Kim

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nfu Oh 61- Swatched!


I finally have Nfu Oh 61 swatches for you all. I got this in the mail about a week ago, but have been waiting to use it for a special occasion, and today being the first day of my classes was the winner!

I got Nfu Oh Aqua Base to go along with 61which was definitely a smart choice. The Aqua Base makes 61 go on much smoother and way less patchy than without it. I used one coat of Aqua Base and three coats of 61 for these pictures. This polish is really thin, and you can see any flaws on your actual nail when you aren't in light that shows the holo effect.

Inside without a flash. This is how 61 looks when there isn't any light hitting it. It looks like a chrome bumper to me!

These two are inside with a flash. You can start to see the holo effect, but it gets even better outside, I promise!

Outside, with full sunlight. Amazing, drool worthy, linear holo!!!<3

If you don't have Nfu Oh 61 yet and are now in complete need of it because of how AMAZING it is you can buy it at Fabulous Street! I just checked and as of now this polish is still in stock, so hurry over if you want it. :)

<3 Kim (my attempt at holoing my name!)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Julep Maven!


I'm super excited about what I have to show you all today! My first Julep Maven box came in the mail today. If you haven't heard of Julep Maven yet, its a program where for $19.99 a month you receive at least $40.00 worth of Julep products that are hand picked for you. There is a promotion right now, so you can sign up and the first month costs only $4.99, its an amazing deal! On top of your monthly box, you also get 20% off of anything on their website and free shipping.

My questionire determined that I was an American Beauty, and my box has a retail value of $76.00. I recieved two nail polishes, one nail treatment, a hand treatment and two small samples.

For the nail polishes I got Cameron, a bright pink creme and Alfre a light purple shimmer. My nail treatment is called Julep Nail Therapy which is supposed to hydrate and protect. I am super excited about trying the Nail Therapy! The hand treatment is the Glycolic Hand Scrub. I already tried it, and it made my hands super soft!

I'll post swatch pictures later, but here are preview pictures!

To sign up for Julep Maven you can follow this link which provides me with a credit. Once you sign up you can get your own personalized link to share with all of your friends and you can start receiving credits yourself! The code to make the first month only $4.99 is smh9oxu. I hope you all take advantage of this code to start receiving these awesome products!

<3 Kim

Saturday, August 20, 2011

OPI Dim Sum Plum


I picked up OPI Dim Sum Plum a while ago after I heard it was an amazing one coater. I'm here to tell you the rumors are true! Dim Sum Plum is a nail art fanatics dream, it goes on perfectly in one coat and dries super fast because it only needs one coat.

Dim Sum Plum is a deep pink creme that leans slightly towards purple. Like I already said the formula on this polish is amazing. Dim Sum Plum would be perfect for those days when you need a last minute mani on your way out the door. I think everyone should own this color!

Since I can't leave anything alone for too long I decided to try OPI Silver Shatter over Dim Sum Plum. I was not a big fan of Silver Shatter over the Pirates collection that it came with because I felt the colors from that collection were so light and muted when Silver Shatter was added they just looked washed out.

I love Dim Sum Plum over Silver Shatter! Dim Sum Plum shines from under Silver Shatter, and where Silver Shatter is sheer it peeks out, instead of looking muted like lighter colors do. This is the kind of color Silver Shatter should have been introduced with, I think it looks a lot better over brighter colors. What do you all think about Silver Shatter?

<3 Kim

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Orly Galaxy Girl


I just picked up Orly Galaxy Girl the other day,  it has been a polish I have been wanting forever and I am glad I finally got it.  I love this color!

The formula is a whole other issue though, I had so many problems getting this on even. It took three coats on some nails and four on others. I had to start completely over on one nail because the polish refused to be even. Since the color is so amazing I decided that it is ok that the formula is horrible.

Orly Galaxy Girl has a shimmering deep plum base and it has amazing teal sparkles. I think this color looks like a sexy bruise. I know, I'm crazy. :)

Here is a blurry picture that shows the teal sparkles like they truly appear on the nail.

This is definitely a must have polish for me! I'm even considering a back up bottle now that I finally bought it!

<3 Kim