Sunday, April 29, 2018

Blush for Polish Pick Up: You Don't Take Art

Blush Lacquers has joined in Polish Pick Up again for May with this fiery purple polish.
Polish Pick Up release is May 4 - 7 at https://www.polishpickup.com/ and the theme is 90's Pop Culture. Victoria's polish is inspired by the 1999 movie, She's All That.

You Don't Take Art
A purple base with a strong coppery-red-orange to gold shifting shimmer (with green at extreme angles) and a light touch of scattered holo pigment.

Formula was fantastic of course and I cannot do a Blush review without mentioning how awesome the brush is; rounded, soft, almost a one stroke application with very little clean up. I wore two coats, although I think one would be sufficient if you paint heavy handed.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush for Polish Pick Up: You Don't Take Art
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush for Polish Pick Up: You Don't Take Art
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush for Polish Pick Up: You Don't Take Art
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush for Polish Pick Up: You Don't Take Art

Polish Pick Up release is May 4 - 7 at https://www.polishpickup.com/.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Great Lakes Lacquer for Hella Handmade Customs: May Store Sale

Good news! Hella Handmade Creations is launching the three Great Lakes Lacquer polishes that they had previously had in a giveaway! Hooray! These will be available on May 1 through 13 for a pre-order at https://hellahandmadecreations.com

xoxoJen's swatches of Hella Handmade Customs


Fear No Drawbridge
pale aqua crelly filled with pinky copper shimmer that shifts to gold and green, purple to pink to gold iridescent flake and a scattered holographic finish.

Such a soft feminine feeling shade, the flakes add a delicate touch!

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Fear No Drawbridge
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Fear No Drawbridge
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Fear No Drawbridge


Germs On A Plane
shimmering red leaning coral with pink to gold iridescent flake and a scattered holographic finish.

Such a bright pretty coral red, perfect for summer time!

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Germs On A Plane
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Germs On A Plane
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Germs On A Plane


Can't Sleep Tolls Will Eat Me
purple based metallic linear holographic featuring shimmery shifts of gold, taupe, lime, and royal blue.

I am loving the sparkle and shift in this - green, aqua, and even pink at times.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Can't Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Can't Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Can't Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me

I sponged on the three GLLs and then double stamped a gradient on top. Hope you enjoy!

xoxoJen's swatch of Hella Handmade Creations Nailart


All three polishes have lovely formulas and good coverage in two coats as shown. Available May 1 through 13, for pre-order at https://hellahandmadecreations.com Will you be picking these up?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

My Indie Polish for Polish Pick Up: Like Oh My Caboodle and Top or Bottom

My Indie Polish has joined in Polish Pick Up for May with a beautiful purple polish.
Polish Pick Up release is May 4 - 7 at https://www.polishpickup.com/ and the theme is 90's Pop Culture. Tanya's polish is inspired by Caboodles cases and and is limited to 100 bottles.

xoxoJen's swatch of My Indie Polish: Like Oh My Caboodle


Like oh my caboodles
a matte polish that captures the inspiration of a caboodle case (posted in Polish Pick Up group) The polish contains two different galaxy holo glitters, two different holo glitters, a touch of holo pigment and silver flakies. When matte, which is its finish, the flakes tend to be more apparent but I like it both ways.

Shown is two coats with and without topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of My Indie Polish: Like Oh My Caboodle
xoxoJen's swatch of My Indie Polish: Like Oh My Caboodle

xoxoJen's swatch of My Indie Polish: Like Oh My Caboodle
xoxoJen's swatch of My Indie Polish: Like Oh My Caboodle

xoxoJen's swatch of My Indie Polish: Like Oh My Caboodle
xoxoJen's swatch of My Indie Polish: Like Oh My Caboodle


For the top and base coat, I used the My Indie Polish Top or Bottom duocoat. A new 2 in 1 formula that works as both top and base coat.

xoxoJen's swatch of My Indie Polish: Top or Bottom duocoat
xoxoJen's swatch of My Indie Polish: Top or Bottom duocoat


I enjoyed trying it out, although the top coat doesn't dry super fast, it does not shrink and is really glossy! The Top or Bottom coat is not limited in quantity available.

Get yours from May 4 - 7 at https://www.polishpickup.com/.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Colors By Llarowe: C4N Limited Edition Collection


Available at http://color4nails.com/ May 1st is this set of six limited edition and exclusive Colors By Llarowe polishes.

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe C4N Limited Edition Collection


Delmare - teal green scattered holo with intense green to blue shimmer and blue to turquoise shifting flake

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Delimare
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Delmare
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Delmare


Indecisive - silver intense linear holo with silver and chrome ultra micro glitters

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Indecisive
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Indecisive
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Indecisive


Mauritius - azure blue base with prismatic holo flake and lilac shimmer

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Mauritius
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Mauritius
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Mauritius


Noble - deep blackened plum linear holo and it stamps!

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Noble
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Noble
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Noble


Numb - teal blue linear holo with teal galaxy holo and teal shimmer

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Numb
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Numb
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Numb


Scorch - burgundy red with red glass fleck shimmer

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Scorch
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Scorch
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Scorch

Each polish is shown with two coats and topcoat. The formula was smooth and easy to apply, just as we have come to expect from CBL polishes. Delmare was a tad on the sheer end, and may need a third coat for opacity but I quite like the peek-a-boo vnl effect. On the flip side of that Numb and Noble could definitely be worn in just one coat.

These will be available only at C4n beginning May 1st, and will not be restocked after sold out.

Monday, April 23, 2018

kbshimmer: hand, body and cuticle creams


kbshimmer's logo refresh along with these beautiful new scents has me like woah! Even the little dots are color coordinated holo to match the scent, simply magical!

xoxoJen's review of kbshimmer: hand, body and mani lotions

Tide Me Over
Waves crashing against the shore, a glass of fresh coconut water and sandals lay next to the hammock where relaxation and daydreaming are the norm. Tide Me Over invokes the feel of those shore side days, starting with notes of fresh coconut. Then creamy shea butter softens this blend along with notes of sensual sandalwood and sea salt. (tinted light blue)

On my skin: Coconut is predominant in this blend, the sandalwood elevates it to a more realistic coconut beach scent (no plastic here). Sea salt in fragrance is usually a light fresh/clean scent, in this is it subtle and blends very nicely.

A creamy, thick, moisturizing lotion to keep skin soft and supple even in the harshest of climates. The non-greasy formula absorbs fairly quick and doesn't leave a shine after fully absorbed. It's also vegan - enriched with jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and olive oil. My skin felt smooth and almost silky feeling after application. With continued use, I've noticed improved overall softness as well. :)

xoxoJen's review of kbshimmer: hand, body and mani lotions

The diptych below shows Tide Me Over on the back of my swatching hand as I apply the lotion. Hopefully the thickness/consistency shows in the photos, the lotion definitely stays put before being massaged in.

xoxoJen's review of kbshimmer: hand, body and mani lotions

I also tried a few new scents in the Picture Perfect Matte Cuticle Cream. I have almost exclusively used this to shoot photos since the logo refresh, if you want to look back at some image examples.

Picture Perfect Cuticle Cream is enriched with jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and olive oil. When applied it soaks in and leaves behind a silky matte finish for immediate photo taking and shareing of freshly manicured nails. Not only is it a great moisturizer and perfectly purse sized, this cream is also a time saver for those that swatch and take photos back to back.

Blushed Orchid
That first flower plucked from the garden, that prom corsage nervously pinned on, those lush orchids blooming in windowsills with shades of peach, pink, purple and white. Blushed Orchid is the ideal floral scent for those that want a hint of freshness and nature, without smelling like a nursery. Sweet orchid notes lift this dainty scent up, while hints of pear nectar perfectly blend with sandalwood and soft amber for a sensual scent that anyone would love.

On my skin: Definitely floral but not overbearingly heady, a bit powdery and soft. Feminine, reminds me of springtime bouquets and oddly, white chocolate.

xoxoJen's review of kbshimmer: hand, body and mani lotions

Just Beachy
Fresh from the market, juicy watermelon, sticky cantaloupe, and pure sugarcane blend in this beachy scent. With its fruity sweet succulent notes, Just Beachy is the perfect blend of frozen drink and tropical island with blooms of lilies and orchids, salty ocean breezes and pure white sand rounding out this breezy luscious scent.

On my skin: Definitely fruity, but there's a note in this that I'm not fond of (personal preference). My guess is the lillies or white sand note; but it must be a top note because after I've worn it for a bit I no longer detect it quite as much. I definitely get the melon and a strong floral.

xoxoJen's review of kbshimmer: hand, body and mani lotions

You can get your Picture Perfect Matte Cuticle Cream, Hand and Body lotion and #ALLTHENAILPOLISH over at kbshimmer.com. If you have not visited the website after the logo refresh, you definitely should! The new theme and look are fabulous.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Shimmer Me Box: May the Fourth be With You

The theme for the next Shimmer Me Box is Star Wars and it launches on April 27, and will be available for pre-order until Saturday 5/5 11:59pm ET at Native War Paints. The guests this month are Bluebird Lacquer and Leesha's Lacquer.

xoxoJen's review of Shimmer Me Box: May the Fourth be With You


TaunTaun of Fun
a dark magenta with purple and magenta shimmer with a scattered holo.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Lacquer TaunTaun of Fun
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Lacquer TaunTaun of Fun
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Lacquer TaunTaun of Fun


Who’s Your Daddy?
a black scattered holo base with galaxy holo and silver shimmer

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Who’s Your Daddy?
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Who’s Your Daddy?
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Who’s Your Daddy?


Two Suns
a grape purple with a glowy orange shimmer, inspired by the binary sunset in Episode IV.

xoxoJen's swatch of Leesha's Lacquer Two Suns
xoxoJen's swatch of Leesha's Lacquer Two Suns
xoxoJen's swatch of Leesha's Lacquer Two Suns


An Epic Battle
dark blue jelly with blue/purple/red/orange shifting shimmer, holographic red micro flakies, holographic blue micro flakes and silver micro flakes.

xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints An Epic Battle
xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints An Epic Battle
xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints An Epic Battle

Such a fantastic box this month! The color palette is great, especially for those that like a more vampy nail. The formula was fluid on all of them! All photos show two coats with topcoat.
I hope you've enjoyed the review and photos. Will you be picking up the May box?

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