12.22.2014

Holiday Nail Look Round-Up

As you know I've been taking a little break from blogging this holiday season, focusing on work and family, but I will be back on a regular basis in January. Today however, I have rounded up some awesome holiday nail looks from some of the fellow blogging beauties of the BBC to share with you!

Katherine from ProcrastiNails created this cute Christmas Tree look. Click HERE for her original post.


Amber from Nails Like Lace created this super bright and fun Neon Snowflake look. Click HERE for her original post.



Jessica from Polish Insomniac is loving the Gwen Stefani for OPI Holiday Collection. Click HERE for her original post.



Sheila from Pointless CafĂ© created this awesome freehand snow globe look. Click HERE for her original post.



Ashley from Ashley is Polish Addicted created this cool winter frost look. Click HERE for her original post.



Leelo from Beauty by Miss L. created this dotted cute Christmas tree look. Click HERE for her original post.



Kelli from The Nail Polish Challenge created this classy matte Christmas tree accent nail look with glequins. Click HERE for her original post.



Jessica from Be Happy & Buy Polish created this adorable Santa with his Naughty List look. Click HERE for her original post.



Stephanie Louise, from All Things Beautiful XO recently created this fun and sparkly look. Click HERE for her original post.



Marcia, from Beauty Info Zone shares with us the perfect red for the holidays. Click HERE for her original post.



These are all perfect for the holidays and if you're in need of inspiration, I hope you found some in this round up!

12.17.2014

Press Release: KBShimmer Men Are From Marsala

KBShimmer Launches "Men are from Mars-ala"
The perfect way to nail Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year!
 
Celebrate the New Year and Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year with KBShimmer! "Men are from Mars-ala" is an earthy, red-brown shade that will make a fresh new addition to any neutral nail palette. Worn outdoors or in bright light, Men are from Mars-ala features a linear holographic and when indoors, this shade is rich and warm - just like a glass of Marsala wine should be!


 
Men are from Mars-ala's luxurious formula applies like a dream and dries to a shiny, holographic finish. Wear it with matte top coat for an ultra-modern look or a high-shine one for something a little more classic. Just make sure you don't get caught without this year's Color of the Year!

Each KBShimmer bottle will retail for $8.75 on the website, www.kbshimmer.com. For sales outside the U.S., visit 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 topcoat, 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 www.kbshimmer.com.

12.13.2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents - Dots - Look 3

I'm a roll this week with my Dots posts, and today I'm showing you my 3rd look.



Polishes Used:
-Rica - Whiteout
-Zoya - Livingston
-Seche - Versatile

This look was super simple to create; I started off with my natural nails, and added random white, green and pink dots. (I mixed Livingston & Whiteout together for the pink) At first I was going to go with red, green and white for a Christmasy look but decided to switch it up with the pink (and I love how random the pink is - some dots look darker and some lighter).

Looking forward to see what the other ladies have come up with for their 3rd Dots looks:


12.12.2014

Minx Nails from Beauty Collection

You know I love to try out all different types of nail wraps, and today I have a fun seasonal pattern from Minx Nails to share with you.



These nail wraps are different from some of the other wraps that I have tried because they are heat activated. They are sticky like a sticker / polish wrap at first, and get flexible for ease of application once warmed up. This was my first experience with wraps that needed heating so I did get a couple wrinkles (which you can see below) but once I got the hang of the application, I liked the fact that I could keep working with them to get the ideal application.


These wraps were provided by Beauty Collection, so let's take a look at what they have to say about them.

Let Your Personality Shine on Your Fingertips with Minx Nails
Seasonal Nail Wraps Available at all Beauty Collection Locations

Holiday preparation is in full swing and that means lots of celebrations. Beauty Collection has the perfect touch for your festive look with Minx Nails ($18/each.) The winter themed line of nail wraps are easy to apply and dry instantly so you won't have to worry about smudging.
  • Patented flexible film shrink wraps to nail
  • 14 days of wear
  • Doesn't smudge or chip
  • Fast & Easy to apply
  • Limited-edition Holiday styles including Santa Claus and the Star of David
These are the perfect solution for the on the go party hopper so you don't miss a beat this holiday season!

So what do you think about these wraps? Is this something that you would wear for the holidays? You can pick up a pair of wraps for yourself at www.beautycollection.com.

 
*Product in this post was provided by the retailer for my honest review

12.10.2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents - Dots - Look 2

Since the holiday season is approaching, I felt like getting a little festive with this look. Instead of going crazy with Christmas colors, I went for a winter feel with this one.



Polishes Used:
-Precision Lacquer - On Cloud 9
-Gosh - Tilted Blue
-Rica - Whiteout

This look is sort of more than just dots (obviously, lol). I have a little bit of saran wrap, lines, and dots in this one. It's ok to take some creative liberties with the themes. I love the look and feel of this manicure; perfect for the season.

Let's see how the other ladies  are rocking their dots with their second looks: