Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Blush Lacquer: Is Butter A Carb? (HHC)

Blush is releasing their HHC polish for pre-order on Tuesday, January 14th at 12:01am EST to Tuesday, January 21st at 11:59pm Hawaiian time at www.hellahandmadecreations.com

Is Butter A Carb?
A marsala nail polish with tones of brown, a shifting pink-orange-gold shimmer, holographic flakes and gold flakes.
No cap

Do you remember when this shade was Pantone's color of the year? I had to go look that up, it's 2015! This color is still a beautiful and trendy shade, so warm and inviting during the winter months. Shown is 2 easy coats with topcoat.

And of course, I can't do a Blush review without mentioning their super soft fan brush! Blush was the very first and only indie brand to offer this brush several years ago, and now it's become a trend. I'm super happy about that! If you haven't experienced their brush, there's no time like the present!

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Lacquer: Is Butter A Carb?
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Lacquer: Is Butter A Carb?
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Lacquer: Is Butter A Carb?


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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Turtle Tootsie: Anniversary Trio

On January 6th Chrissy at Turtle Tootsie will be celebrating her 8th Anniversary as a breast cancer survivor. Each year, she makes a trio to celebrate. The trio releases on January 6th at 8pm EST.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie


Beating The Odds
a purple to pink duochrome polish with pink flash.

I love the shimmer in this polish and how it shifts between two beautiful shades.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Beating The Odds
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Beating The Odds
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Beating The Odds


Fight For Your Life
a Dark Rose pink holographic polish.

Such a dusty rose shade and the subtle holo adds a touch of sparkle that shines under different lighting.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Fight For Your Life
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Fight For Your Life
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Fight For Your Life


8 Year Survivor!
a bubble gum pink thermal that goes from bubble gum pink to dark pink and is loaded with pink to purple chameleon flakies

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie 8 Year Survivor!
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie 8 Year Survivor!
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie 8 Year Survivor!


All polishes are shown in two coats with topcoat, have good formulas and are easy to apply. Chrissy is a wonderful person and contributes to society in more ways than beautiful polishes, I'm happy she is a survivor.

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

kbshimmer: Essentials

Every nail polish aficionado needs a one coat black and a self leveling white cream in their arsenal and kbshimmer has just created some with all new formulas!
Since I'm sharing these two new polishes, I thought I'd also mention other essentials I use like their Mont Bleu Crystal file and logo vegan clean up brush. You can get them all at kbshimmer along with other beautiful polishes, hand care, and nail tools.

xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer essentials


Total Eclipse
A new, one-coat black cream. The new polish features a new fan brush with curved edges for easy application.
Shown in one coat with Clearly on Top topcoat. I'm so happy to see this brush type at kbshimmer! It's my favorite shape because application is effortless with it!

xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer Total Eclipse
xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer Total Eclipse
xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer Total Eclipse


White Here White Now
A new and improved white with better coverage and improved leveling over kbshimmer's original white cream. This new polish also has the fan brush that I love.
Shown in two coats with Clearly on Top topcoat. I have always struggled with white polish, even those that are said to be easy to use. This one is on the better end of white polishes I've tried. If you're used to white being a streaky clumpy mess and you're looking for something better, give this one a try! I think you'll be glad you did.

xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer White Here White Now
xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer White Here White Now
xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer White Here White Now


Both polishes stamp really well! I'm showing Total Eclipse stamped over White Here White now, topped with Free & Clear topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer panda nailart
xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer panda nailart
xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer panda nailart


Cyrstal File & Clean Up Brush

The file is made of high quality Czech tempered glass, with the grit etched into the glass for a long-lasting file that can be washed and reused over and over again. The fine grit is powerful enough for shortening and reshaping nails, but not so harsh that it causes peeling or tearing. These crystal files are full-sized at 135 mm (5.3 inches) inches long and 2 mm thick. They are made by Mont Bleu and come in a black velvet sleeve. They are imprinted with the KBShimmer logo in brushed silver.

The brush has vegan, nylon bristles that are acetone resistant and ideal for detailed clean up. The aluminum barrel is silver-toned and features a secure cap to protect the bristles. The handle is rhinestone filled and printed with the kbshimmer logo.
To use, dip the bristles in acetone and swipe away polish from around the cuticles. Be sure to re-dip periodically to keep the brush clean, else the polish may transfer back onto the skin. I like to use a paper towel to wipe the brush between dipping in acetone.

xoxoJen's swatch of kbshimmer crystal file

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