Born Pretty Bow Nail Stickers Review

Hey everyone!

By now we all know Born Pretty Store has a plethora of nail related items and their selection of nail stickers is pretty big. I love bows, so I knew I would like these stickers. I was surprised at how many you get! Below is a pic of the actual  sheet of stickers...excuse the funky lighting. It's definitely going to take me forever to use them up.

What better to go with bows than a pink polish? This is 2 coats Kleancolor Glamour Barbie. This is super pretty! It's a very shimmery, almost metallic base with silver glitters.

 The stickers applied very easily and laid perfectly flat. They have kind of a soft, puffy texture to them which is interesting.

I think these stickers are an easy alternative to stamping because the end look has a similar effect. I topped these off with topcoat and the mani lasted perfectly until I was ready to remove it.

You can find these stickers for sale *here*. I also have a 10% off code to use on your next order! It's AJ10W21. :)

What are you thoughts on the mani I did using these stickers?

*Product was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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KBShimmer Announces 9 New Polishes for Spring!

Contact: Christy Rose                                                                             
Email: Sales@KBShimmer.com 
KBShimmer Spring Polish Line Set For Release February 15th, 2013
KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 9 new colors to their 3-Free glitter polish line.  Owner Christy Rose says "With Easter, warmer weather, and Spring Break fast approaching February is the ideal time to introduce softer pastels to our lineup, but also to add a splash of bold color.
The spring lineup includes three glitter top coats, two bold jellies, and four creamy pastels, one of which is scented.  "Our new line was created to play off the softer palette of spring, but also to accent unique glitters like small black dots and spring 2013 Pantone colors like the color of the year, Emerald Green.  We are also excited to debut this collection in our new printed bottles.  With the printed bottles, and our glitter grabbing flat brush, we feel our polish is a solid addition to any collection" says Rose. 
A Dot Mess Fuchsia and black dots, hexes, and micro slices in a clear base - Top Coat
Pastel Me More - Pastel colored glitters in a rainbow of colors and range of sizes - Top Coat
Squared Away - Square glitters in a variety of sizes, colors and finishes including metallic and holographic in a clear base - Top Coat
Spring Training - Soft green crelly full of pink, purple, blue and green floral toned glitters, scented with a floral freesia note - Full coverage in 2-3 coats
Where My Peeps At - Soft yellow crelly with circle and tiny hex glitter in fun jelly bean like shades - Full coverage in 2-3 coats
Lottie Dottie - Turquoise and fuchsia dots and coordinating glitters micro slices in a soft white base - Full coverage in 2-3 coats
Iris My Case - Violet pastel crelly with glitters in purple, pink, silver and blue - Full coverage in 2-3 coats
Get Clover It - Emerald green jelly with micro shimmer and circle glitter in shades of green, gold and turquoise- Best in 3 coats or layered over coordinating polish to cover nail line
I Got A Crush On Blue - Royal blue jelly with holographic silver glitters ranging from micro to extra large- Best in 3 coats or layered over coordinating polish to cover nail line
Shipping February 15, 2013
KBShimmer products can be found at http://www.KBShimmer.com.  For sales outside of the US visit http://www.HarlowandCo.org.
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 sales@kbshimmer.com or visiting http://www.KBShimmer.com.
- 2013 KBShimmer. All rights reserved

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Darling Diva Polish Swatches and Review

Hello everybody!

I'm starting to see spring collections pop up all over the place between the indie world and big brands. I have to say it's refreshing to see all the bright, happy colors! Today I am showing you some spring themed polish from Darling Diva. I have always loved this shop and love seeing what Carrie comes up with next.

 Look how bright and colorful!

First is Bonnie Lassie. I layered one coat over Orly Fresh. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, right? This could have benefited from a layer of topcoat to smooth things out a bit but that's probably a given with any polish. ;)

This is Zoey Jane. According to the product listing for this, it's a reformulated version from the original. I layered one coat over Color Club Fashion Addict (the less holo version). I should have done a different color to help the glitters pop a little more. But anyway, this was so full of glitter I was actually putting some back in the bottle before painting my nail! Which, it's normally the other way around with glitter...too sparse in one coat. I have noticed this in a few indies I have tried in the past and it's nice to see one that doesn't skimp out on the glitter! 

And finally, the surprise stunner for me, Anna. When I first opened the promo package Carrie sent I thought, "A blue holo glitter...pretty, but not very exciting." HA I was SO wrong! Once I had it all painted on my nails I was loving how gorgeous this was! I couldn't stop looking at it! I did 4 coats with no underwear...but the formula was awesome enough that I could pull that off without hating my life. The cool thing about Anna is that you can easily use this as a 1 coat topper as well. Love the versatility...I need a version of this in every color, I think. ;)

Tell me which ones you are loving!

These polishes are available now, in Darling Diva's Etsy shop. Make sure to follow the Darling Diva Facebook page too, for extra perks! :)

*Polish was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
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The Polish Bar- Swatches and Review

Happy Friday! 

I've got some swatches from The Polish Bar to show you today! I have been a fan of this indie shop for a while now. Let's take a look!

This is Party Dress. I layered one coat over black. I not 100% happy with my pic of this because it doesn't capture what it's like to see it in person. It's much more sparkly...see those little iridescent glitters? They really amp up the sparkle!

Better Things is a fun one. I layered 2 coats over OPI Fly. The glitters spread really evenly without any effort, which is nice. It's a more subtle effect but sometimes that's all you need!

And finally, this is Open Sky. This is 4 coats alone but it can be layered to reduce that number. As you might notice, my nails don't look like my macro of the bottle. The larger glitters wanted to stick to the bottom and sides of the bottle. I noticed this before applying so I set the bottle upside down for a while but it didn't seem to make a difference.  I did manage to get one though! haha I think this is a really pretty polish though...it's too bad I couldn't get more of the purple glitter out. I love the tiny bits of silver shimmer throughout, also.

Overall, I would recommend The Polish Bar. There are lots of pretties to choose from in Janice's shop...something for everyone I think!

Visit The Polish Bar's Etsy shop and her Facebook page to stay updated!

*Polish was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions. 

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Shimmer Polish Recent Releases Swatches and Review

Hi readers!

Today I've got some newer polishes from Shimmer Polish to share with you. I have reviewed lots of Shimmer in the past and you can view those posts *here*. For reference, I did one coat of all of these and the formula as always is great. I love how one coat gives the perfect amount of coverage.

Sarah is pretty fabulous. Probably because blue and purple glitters are my favorite. ;) I layered this over China Glaze Aquadelic. Such a pretty combo!

Adrienne is mostly about blue and gold glitters. I thought it would really pop over Kleancolor Pastel Blue and I was not disappointed with the outcome! Love it.

Karen is made up of mostly fine/small glitters which makes this easy to still do stamping or other nail art over. I layered this over Sweet Polish from Born Pretty Store.

Liana has a bit of a dark tinted base...it's really not noticeable over darker colors but I first tried this over a white creme and it wasn't looking so cute. haha So I tried it over China Glaze Elephant Walk. Much better!

And finally, Wendy. This one is pretty awesome! I think the combo of glitters are perfect together and I really love how it looks over Zoya Monica.

Tell me your favorites!

You can shop Shimmer's Etsy shop *here* and on their blog *here* and like them on Facebook *here*!

*Product was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions. 
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Sation Candylandia Upcoming Collection!

Miss Professional Nail (Miss) has announced the launch of “Candylandia,” their Limited V nail lacquer collection. The
flavored, fantasy-themed line presents 12 candy-coated colors with a mouth-watering range of confectionary names.
Candylandia was inspired by the edible escapism of Hasbro’s Candy Land board game, a classic favorite spanning six
decades. Miss loved the bright, playful visuals of the swirly rainbow board, which sparked the creation of its own
irresistibly sweet polish palette. This whimsical collection offers winning colors that will stir up memories of childhood
imagination and endless game-playing.
Embark on a magical, manicured journey filled with fun characters and luscious lacquers. Sweeten up your new year
when Candylandia hits the shelves this January.
Polish players, take your places at the Sation starting line!

AbbacaDazzle: Ta-da! You’ll go bonkers for this yummy sunflower yellow
Cast a Spill on You: A bewitching cornflower blue with a pearl sheen will hypnotize you
Chocolate Chip Resistant: A creamy cookie dough with a sugary glaze
I’m so Ogre it: Reach for this sleek steely gray for those moody mani days
Lollipop! Goes the Princess: Pucker up for this pale, pretty periwinkle
Paint Some Sugar on Me: This sparkly blue-raspberry shade will give you a sugar rush
Peppermint Pedi: Your nails will be in mint condition with this refreshing vermilion
Plenty of Frogs: A toad-ally awesome grassy green with a kiss of shimmer
Queenie in a Bottle: Blink blink blink for this royally rich pink!
Super Nail-tural Powers: A potent indigo-grape will keep your players spellbound
Unicorns are Teal: No one can clip your wings when wearing this mystical turquoise
You’re My Lacquer Charm: Cross your fingers and flash this pop-rock pink for good luck!

All Miss products are free of DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde
Miss is an MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) certified company

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Pure Ice Femme Fatale + Subtle Nail Art

Hi polish lovers!

I'm sure you all heard the buzz about the LE Pure Ice polishes a while back? I picked up a few at my Walmart that had a display (pretty much the only reason I would ever go into a Walmart haha). I mostly went for the suede finish ones. I think they marketed them as velvet...but it's pretty much the same thing. ;) The one I have for you today is called Femme Fatale and it's a beautiful emerald green. The formula was super easy to work with given the finish. 

And because I had been wanting to try using a topcoat over a matte finish to make nail art, I kept it super simple and used a dotting tool to make some dots with my topcoat.

I definitely want to experiment more with that nail art technique...I have seen some cool stuff out there using it.

Did you go crazy for the LE Pure Ice polishes? 
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Red Dog Designs Swatches

Hey everyone!

Hope you are all having an awesome day today. If not, maybe some eye candy from Red Dog Designs will brighten your day! They are pretty amazing. Let's take a look!

Be Careful, It's My Heart is a mixture of blue, gold and some silver glitters. I layered one coat over Color Club Worth the Risque. Super pretty!

I Love Paris is a unique mixture of glitters in a clear base. I layered one coat over Zoya Breezi. This one is a favorite, I think. Also, please excuse the huge glitter on the skin of my pinky....I'm not sure  how I missed that through clean-up and photos...oops.

And finally, we have Young At Heart. As soon as I saw this one in the bottle, I knew I would love it and I was not disappointed! I layered one coat over Zoya Ali. The colors in Young At Heart are my favorites so seeing them all together just made me happy. :)

This was my first time using polish from Red Dog Designs and I really enjoyed it...the polishes look great in pics but once you see them in person they are even better! All of the polishes had a great formula and the hearts weren't that hard to maneuver in place.

There are 6 more polishes in this collection and you can see more swatches on the Red Dog Designs Facebook page! This upcoming collection, called Ol' Blue Eyes is going to be available Friday January 25 @ 9pm EST in the shop, *here*. You don't want to miss out on these!

*Polish was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

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F4 Polish Swatches and Review

Hey everyone!

Today I have swatches of polishes from F4 to show you today. I have purchased from them a few times before and have never been disappointed! They are always super willing to make a custom listing if I need it and have quick shipping. Not to mention, awesome polish! :)  So let's take a look at a few of their creations!

First, is Tomboy. This is 2 coats over Orly Frisky. You could probably wear this without the underwear in more coats as well. Check out the tiny blue flakie pieces in this! I also really love the glitter color combo Tomboy.

Next, is Melt Me. This is the unexpected favorite for me! Everything seems to work together so well in this polish. I love what the light green glitters do for the overall effect. This is 2 coats over Milani White on the Spot. 

And finally, this is Pinkadoodle. You could call this one Tomboy's cousin, since it's the same concept.
This is 2 coats over OPI Pink Friday. This is a fun, girly polish for sure! This also has the little flakies in the base that are super cool looking.

 How many of you have heard of F4 Polish before? Do you own any or have a favorite?

Follow F4 Polish on Facebook and browse their Etsy shop *here*.

*Polish was sent for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

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Kawaii Nail Lacquer Swatches and Review

Hey guys!

It's Friday, finally! And the sun is finally out after an entire week of clouds...very refreshing. 

I have some swatches from Kawaii Nail Lacquer to share with you today. This is my first experience with this brand, but I have worked with Jamie (the owner) before and she is super sweet.  For reference, the formula for all of these were great!

First is Tequila Rose. This is 2 coats over China Glaze Make Some Noise. Love the slight jelly look this has!

This is Salad Daze. I did one coat over Orly Fresh. Another coat would have given it a more milky look, but either way I think this one is super fun!

Next is Pink Blizzard. Love the name! I layered one coat over Sally Hansen Insta Dri Grape Escape. This one could go over tons of colors and look great.

And finally is Blow My Dress Up. I was really drawn to the combo of glitters in this one. Here is one coat over CND Asphalt.  Look at the cute little tiny bars in there!

Do you own any Kawaii Nail Lacquer? What are your favorites from the ones I showed you today?

Kawaii Nail Lacquer can be purchased on Esty *here*. Be sure to follow their Facebook page as well! There is usually some kind of coupon code floating around. ;)

*Polish was sent for review in exchange for my honest opiions.
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