Monday, December 11, 2017

Shimmer Me Box: Gold

The theme for the next Shimmer Me Box is gold shimmer and its release is on 12/15 at Native War Paints. The special guest this month is Bluebird Lacquer, who has a made a bright teal polish with golden shimmer. Formulas for each of these was fluid and easy to apply.

xoxoJen's swatches of Shimmer Box: Gold

Yule Get Through This is a bright glowing green with a copper/gold shimmer. The polish almost looks like a duochrome with how the gold blends with the base and is glowy where the light hits it.
Shown is two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Yule Get Through This
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Yule Get Through This
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Yule Get Through This

Flame Ascending is deep burgundy red with intense gold shimmer.
Opaque in just one coat, but I used two coats to ensure even coverage and depth of color.

xoxoJen's swatch of CBL Flame Ascending
xoxoJen's swatch of CBL Flame Ascending
xoxoJen's swatch of CBL Flame Ascending

Ever Glow is a dark evergreen with gold shimmer and sparkling holo throughout.
Almost opaque in one coat, two shown.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tux Ever Glow
xoxoJen's swatch of Tux Ever Glow
xoxoJen's swatch of Tux Ever Glow

Golden Gummy Bears is a bright pink jelly with gold shimmer.
I wore three coats, as this applies a bit sheer but in the end it has a nice depth of shimmer and color.

xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints Golden Gummy Bears
xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints Golden Gummy Bears
xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints Golden Gummy Bears

I hope you've enjoyed the review and photos. Will you be picking up the Gold Shimmer Me Box?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Stamping Nail Art

I decided to stamp over Salty Anon to create a festive holiday look.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees: Salty Anon stamped

The red stamping polish is Foana from EDK, and I used a design from the Uber Chic Lovely Leaves plate.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees: Salty Anon stamped

After stamping, I added dots of snow with a dotting tool and Funky Fingers Gesso.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees: Salty Anon stamped

I hope your holidays are Merry and Bright! Let me know in the comments what you'll be wearing on your nails this season!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Bee's Knees: Salty Anon

Along with my recent purchase from Bee's Knees of FU** Cancer, I received a free gift of Salty Anon. This is a prototype, from what I understand, and was named as a sort of tongue in cheek response to the Acetone Alley facebook group's anonymous post.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees: Salty Anon

The teal base and green shimmer and flake are a brilliant combination!
I love the soft brush in the Bee's Knees bottles, it makes application a breeze! Very little clean up.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees: Salty Anon

Speaking of application, I wore two coats but might have been able to get away with one.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bee's Knees: Salty Anon

I topped this with KBShimmer's Clearly On Top fast dry topcoat for a glossy shine and carefree mani right before bed last night.
What is your favorite Bee's Knees polish?



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Different Dimension and Girly Bits Nail Art

I just recently received a new Lina Plate, Lovely Leaves, and was immediately inspired to stamp my current mani of Different Dimension Lett's Not Mintion It.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Stump Up the Jam stamping art

To stamp, I began by applying dots of Stump Up the Jam and Walnuts About You to my plate over the tree design. I mixed them with the scraper on the plate to get a two-toned tree look. The Girly Bits fall collection is amazing for stamping, so glad I have them!

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Stump Up the Jam stamping art

To create a cherry blossom tree, I dotted a variety of pinks from MDU over the dots design on the same plate.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Stump Up the Jam stamping art

I layered the pink dots over the stamped trees and topcoated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Stump Up the Jam stamping art

After that, I decided to top it with Shift Happens, one of my favorite toppers from Girly Bits. I even ordered another bottle during her recent sale. :)

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Stump Up the Jam stamping art
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Stump Up the Jam stamping art
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Stump Up the Jam stamping art

I really love how it looks with the topper! It adds a coppery and sometimes pink or golden looking shimmer to the overall look. I really enjoyed wearing cherry blossom trees on my nails, they make me happy! They also remind me of New York and the short time I got to visit. What is your favorite nail design to wear?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Different Dimension: Lett's Not Mintion It

I got to see my friend Connie Davis last weekend!! And guess what she brought me?!

This beauty!

xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension: Lett's Not Mintion It

It's a Collab with @lettslooks_ and is described as a light mint crème with pink shimmer.

xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension: Lett's Not Mintion It

It was opaque in 2 self leveling coats! Loved the formula and I've enjoyed wearing it this week. It's such a nice calming shade.

xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension: Lett's Not Mintion It

You can get your bottle at Different Dimension, it's available!




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Girly Bits Watermarble: Stamped!

After I wore my Girly Bits watermarble for several days, I stamped over it!
I used a Christmas plate set of 3 that I got last year from Aliexpress. It doesn't really have a brand name, just MR 01, 02 and 03. They all have super cute images on them for the season.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Watermarble Stamped

To stamp I used Jolie One Helluva Holo - it is super sparkly and opaque, stamps perfectly every time.

Hope you enjoyed the review, and don't forget to comment and follow me on your favorite social media!

Monday, November 27, 2017

KBShimmer Holo-day Collection 2017

Tis’ the season to sparkle and KBShimmer has you covered! This winter, enjoy eight all new shades, each with holographic sparkle. As you put up the shining lights, wrap up gifts in jewel toned paper, or pour a glass of seasonal cheer, these bright and festive colors will bring home the feel of the holidays. The winter collection features KBShimmer’s new five free polish base and retail for $9.25 each.

xoxoJen's swatches of KBShimmer Holo-day Collection 2017

Up To Snow Good – Holographic glow flakes, subtle blue shimmer, and a dash of micro holo glitters shine like untouched snowbanks, accenting the pale gray color of this snow inspired polish.

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Up To Snow Good
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Up To Snow Good
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Up To Snow Good
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Up To Snow Good

Deck The Claws – This red polish in our Mega Flame finish is full of sparkle and cheer. Holographic glitters catch the holiday lights and shine while accenting this perfectly festive red shade.

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Deck The Claws
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Deck The Claws
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Deck The Claws

Fir Sure – This green linear holographic polish is reminiscent of hunting down that perfect pine among rows of fir and spruce trees.

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Jewels Of The Trade – This mega flame finish is vibrant blue in color, almost a cross between sapphires and lapis lazuli gemstones.

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Jewels Of The Trade
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Jewels Of The Trade
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Jewels Of The Trade

Why So Sirius?– Like a nebula in the sky, this spacy polish is bursting with a shimmer that shifts from a jewel toned purple to vibrant teal, while holo glow flakes twinkle against the deep navy base.





Come On Get App-y –This blue leaning purple has strong linear holo that shines brighter than your phones screen.
With two coat coverage this polish won’t interrupt your texting.

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Come On Get App-y
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Come On Get App-y
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Come On Get App-y

Pour Decisions – Pour Decisions is loaded with holo glow flakes for a deep burgundy colored polish. Shifting sparks
shine red and copper, showing off the chocolate undertones.

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Pour Decisions
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Pour Decisions
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Pour Decisions

You’re Brew-tiful – Reminiscent of a frothy latte, this lightened brown polish is the ideal shade for those that want bling
without the bold. Whether you take your coffee with cream or without, this brew-tiful shade is a must have!

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer You’re Brew-tiful
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer You’re Brew-tiful
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer You’re Brew-tiful

Also coming back for a limited time, a holiday favorite, Holly Back Girl! I don't have this polish, but it is a cute white crelly with red and green glitters and will be listed in the shop at launch.

For each of the above polishes, I wore two coats for opacity. Then I topped them each with Clearly On Top topcoat, the best quick dry top coat on the market today indie or otherwise! Yes, that is a strong statement and I absolutely believe it is true. Blogging for eight years, I've tried dozens and dozens of top coats and this is the holy grail of top coats. If you haven't tried it yet, what are you waiting for?!

KBShimmer’s Holo-day Collection will be available online Friday December 1st, 2017 at KBShimmer.com, Amazon.com and select salons & retailers.

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