Friday, October 31, 2014

Indie Spotlight: ellagee's Bling in the New Year

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OH MY GOSH. I don't even think you're ready for the awesomeness that's about to hit your eyes. When I said that Laura of ellagee outdid herself this year, I wasn't messing around with you. Her Sparkling Gemstones, which I featured Wednesday and Thursday, knocked my socks off. But Bling in the New Year? It blew my mind! I love each and every one of these polishes so so much! I've already worn two of them as manis, which speaks volumes when I have hundreds upon hundreds of polishes to choose from when I am polishing all ten nails! Yeah, they're that amazing. 

These polishes are all sheer shimmers with holographic micro-glitter. Yes, micro-glitter in all of its glory. For these photographs, I did three thin coats followed by one coat of top coat. Application was the embodiment of perfection. I had literally NO ISSUES with these whatsoever! Don't you love polish like that?? But do you want to know the best part about these polishes? Removal was a breeze! No scrubbing glitters, no tin foil method. Easy peasy. Since these are sheer shimmers, you can also use them over your favorite color to add some sparkle and shine! I hope you love this collection as much as I do! Pre-orders begin tomorrow at 9:00am CST. Enjoy! :)

A Kiss at Midnight: A coral red sheer shimmer with gold micro-glitter.

ellagee A Kiss at Midnight

ellagee A Kiss at Midnight

ellagee A Kiss at Midnight

Countdown to 2015: A black sheer shimmer with gold micro-glitter.

ellagee Countdown to 2015

ellagee Countdown to 2015

ellagee Countdown to 2015

Sky High Heels: A warm gold sheer shimmer with copper micro-glitter.

ellagee Sky High Heels

ellagee Sky High Heels

ellagee Sky High Heels

The Lights of Times Square (MY FAVORITE): A silver sheer shimmer with silver micro-glitter.

ellagee The Lights of Times Square

ellagee The Lights of Times Square

ellagee The Lights of Times Square

Dressed to the Nines (My other favorite): A royal purple sheer shimmer with silver micro-glitter.

ellagee Dressed to the Nines

ellagee Dressed to the Nines

ellagee Dressed to the Nines

Brand New Year: A pale gold sheer shimmer with gold micro-glitter.

ellagee Brand New Year

ellagee Brand New Year

ellagee Brand New Year

Happy Halloween!

Yep, my Halloween nail art has been crazy lax this year. So, here's what I'm wearing today! Nothing crazy, nothing insane, and nothing detailed. Just some easy distressed nails and a cute bat decal!

I began with two coats of Cult Nails Deal With It. This is definitely my go-to lime green polish! Then, I used Zoya Haven for the distressed marks on my nails. Finally, I added a bat decal (made by You Polish) on my accent nail. One coat of top coat and I'm ready to handle sugar crazed children! Hahaha! Enjoy! :)
Halloween Nails

Halloween Nail Art

Halloween Distressed Nails

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Indie Spotlight: ellagee's Sparkling Gemstones Part 2

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Ready for the second half of ellagee's Sparkling Gemstones Collection? These are just as gorgeous as the ones I posted about yesterday. For each duo, I did three thin coats of the jelly polish. Then, I used the glitter topper to brush on a gradient. All of the shimmering jellies had a perfect formula and ended up looking so deep and squishy. The glitters were also easy to apply and looked gorgeous. I highly recommend this collection. Laura truly outdid herself with this collection, and these polishes are unique and beautiful! They are lovely! Enjoy! :)

Glimmering Ruby-A red jelly polish with red shimmer.

ellagee Glimmering Ruby

ellagee Glimmering Ruby

Crushed Ruby-A clear base with a mix of red glitters.

ellagee Crushed Ruby

ellagee Crushed Ruby

Glimmering Sapphire-A deep blue jelly with blue shimmer...one of my absolute favorites!

ellagee Glimmering Sapphire

ellagee Glimmering Sapphire

Crushed Sapphire-A clear base with a mix of blue glitters.

ellagee Crushed Sapphire

ellagee Crushed Sapphire

Glimmering Tourmaline-A deep teal jelly with teal shimmer, another favorite!

ellagee Glimmering Tourmaline

ellagee Glimmering Tourmaline

Crushed Tourmaline-A clear base with a variety of teal glitter.

ellagee Crushed Tourmaline

ellagee Crushed Tourmaline

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Indie Spotlight: ellagee's Sparkling Gemstones Part 1

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As always, Laura over at ellagee has outdone herself with her upcoming holiday collections! I am so excited to show you some swatches of her polishes over the next few days. Laura has three, yes THREE, new collections coming out for preorder on November 1st! It's imperative that you get your orders in early because Laura is going to be gone much of December and trust me, you're going to want these babies before the upcoming holidays! Her first new collection, Sparkling Gemstones, is what I am showing you part of today. The other part will be up tomorrow. This collection is made up of gemstone themed duos. Each duo contains jelly shimmer and a corresponding glitter topper. These polishes will be $9.50 each, or $17 for a duo. 

For each duo, I did three thin coats of the jelly polish. Then, I used the glitter topper to brush on a gradient. All of the shimmering jellies had a perfect formula and ended up looking so deep and squishy. The glitters were also easy to apply and looked gorgeous. I am SO excited for this collection! I cannot get over how stunning they are! I received so many compliments on these! Trust me, you NEED to add these to your collection! They are lovely! Enjoy! :)

Glimmering Amethyst-This duo is my favorite of the collection! This is a deep purple jelly with purple shimmer. 

ellagee Glimmering Amethyst

ellagee Glimmering Amethyst

Crushed Amethyst-A purple glitter topper done in a gradient over Glimmering Amethyst.

ellagee Crushed Amethyst

ellagee Crushed Amethyst

Glimmering Emerald-A deep green jelly with green shimmer!

ellagee Glimmering Emerald

ellagee Glimmering Emerald

Crushed Emerald-A green glitter topper done in a gradient over Glimmering Emerald.

ellagee Crushed Emerald

ellagee Crushed Emerald

Glimmering Garnet-A deep wine jelly with pink shimmer!

ellagee Glimmering Garnet

ellagee Glimmering Garnet

Crushed Garnet-A deep pink glitter topper done in a gradient over Glimmering Garnet.

ellagee Crushed Garnet

ellagee Crushed Garnet

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Indie Spotlight: KBShimmer Winter 2014: The Glitter Jellies

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I hope you enjoyed the KBShimmer textures yesterday! Today, I have some of the jelly glitter polishes from KBShimmer's Winter 2014 Collection for you! Each of these polishes was smooth when applying. The glitter didn't cause application to be any more difficult than a normal polish. I also did three thin coats of each polish to maximize the glitter sandwich effect while building opacity. All polishes are $8.75 and will release on November 1st! Enjoy! :)

Let's Sleigh Together is a grey crelly base with green, navy, mint, blueberry, and micro holographic glitters! I love how casual and easy-to-match this polish is!

KBShimmer Let's Sleigh Together

KBShimmer Let's Sleigh Together

Fallen Angle is definitely my favorite of this collection! I received a lot of compliments on this polish when I wore it! Fallen Angle is a royal blue, leaning purple, jelly packed with blue triangles, silver holo hexes, blue hexes, and micro sparkle! I adore the gel look of this polish! The first picture is color accurate. I'm not sure why, but Blogger keeps changing the contrast of the second picture! Grrrr!

KBShimmer Fallen Angle

KBShimmer Fallen Angle


Merry Pinkmas is a returning polish from last year's collection! This pink crelly base has red, green, and neon glitters in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you love pink polish, you'll love Merry Pinkmas!

KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas

KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas

Snow Way! is another favorite! This light blue crelly has a lot of white glitters hanging out in it! I love how snowy it looks! 

KBShimmer Snow Way!

KBShimmer Snow Way!

Sugar Plum Faerie is a purple jelly base with a ton of purple, lime, and berry glitters! So colorful, so much fun! 

KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie

KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie
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