The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents - Halloween Month - Week 4

Happy Halloween! I knew today would be the perfect day to post my last Challenge mani for the NCC October theme of Halloween. For this mani, I re-created a look from a JauntyJuli tutorial. Halloween Cupcake Nails!

Onto the nails!

Polishes Used:
-Sinful Colors - Hazard
-Essence - Black is Back
-Wet 'n Wild - On A Trip
-Sation - Of Corset I'll Call You
-NYC - Love Letters
-Acrylic Paints

I tried to follow the tutorial but after I was done I realized some steps I didn't do it in order and forgot the scar on Frankenstein. hehe. It is still a super cute mani in my opinion.

I hope you all have a fun Halloween and don't get too much sugar overload (I'm hoping that we get a lot of trick or treaters so we don't have too much left over candy!)

Check out all the other lovely mani's created by the NCC ladies below!


Falling for Nail Art Challenge: Halloween

Halloween is getting close! I don't know if you celebrate or not, but we enjoy trick or treat night when we can see all the kids dressed up in Halloween costumes. Since Halloween is tomorrow that is when our neighborhood is doing trick or treat.

Today's theme in the Falling for Nail Art Challenge is, you guessed it, Halloween!


Polishes Used:
-Wet 'n Wild - Sunny Side Up
-Pahlish - Singing In The Garden
-Pahlish - Mind Like A Diamond
-MASH - Black
-Bundle Monster Plate - BM-H08
-Barielle - Topcoat

Seeing as this is almost the last Halloween themed mani of the year I decided to go traditional black and orange. I was going to do a sponged base with purple and green on top of the orange but when I sponged on the Pahlish, only the glitters transferred, and I really liked the look of the green and purple shimmer/glitter so I kept on going. Sort of a random, dirty, halloweeny look. Next I used one of my Holiday Plates from Bundle Monster to add the zombie arms and black cat.

Here's a closer look at the cat image (really liked it):

What do you think? Does this look nice and Halloween-ish to you? Make sure to check out what everyone else did for their Halloween looks!


Delush Polish - Swatches & Review!

I was so excited when Adrianna from Delush Polish contacted me to ask me to review a few of the polishes from her Slice of Life Collection! This is her Halloween collection and today I will be sharing with you three of the lovely shades.

I'm going to show you all the pictures and then provide my feedback. I am wearing two coats of each shade topped with Out The Door quick dry topcoat. Now onto the lovelies!

Born In Blood: It's a deep blood red jelly with various sized holographic red glitters! The perfect tribute to Dexter.

Time To Kill: It's a deep plum jelly with stunning pops of red, orange, copper and pink dots and glitters!

Master Of Disguise: It's a deep chocolate jelly with stunning orange and copper glitters! 

My Thoughts: I really loved all of the polishes that I received from Delush Polish! They had really nice self leveling formulas and were jam packed with glitters, I mean, look at those macros! I also really loved the depth these jellies had; overall, I would recommend these shades to anyone looking for a fun glittery jelly!

You can find Delush Polish here:
Website: www.DelushPolish.com
Facebook: facebook.com/DelushPolish
Twitter: @DelushPolish
Instagram: instagram.com/delushpolish

Do you own any of Adrianna's polishes? Which ones? If not, do you think you'll be picking any up?


Nail Art For Nubs Link-Up

Happy Monday! Today I am taking a day off of work, a Staycation, so I'm happy!

I have decided to participate in a Link-Up with some other ladies from the BBC, Nail Art for Nubs. Leticia from Cosmetics Aficionado organized everything! Its a Link-Up with girls who have short nails and like to do nail art. Although some people may not consider my nails short because I have "longer nail beds" (so I hear) I still don't think I have long nails so I decided to participate!

Polishes Used:
-OPI - Nail Envy
-OPI - Chic from Ears to Tail
-Konad - Black
-Sally Hansen - Celeb City
-Cheeky Jumbo Plate 2 - Tropical Holiday

I love doing stamping for nail art. There are full stamping images and small individual ones. I like the full nail images because if you have large or small nails they fit! For this look I started with the pink base, added the black stamping and used the silver dots to give it an extra little pop! I got a ton of compliments when I wore this look and I'm sure you would too!

What do you think? Do you have little nails? Would you be interested in recreating this look?

This is a recurring link-up so keep an eye out for more Monday's with Nail Art for Nubs!


Press Release: KBShimmer Winter Polish Line

KBShimmer Winter Polish Line Set For Release November 1st, 2013

KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 22 new colors to their 3-Free glitter polish line. Owner Christy Rose says “This winter, we are set to release the largest amount of new polishes to date. We were honored to work with a great group of bloggers to create a stunning set of winter and holiday inspired polishes. These eleven polishes will release alongside additional polishes designed by KBShimmer to capture the joy, color and wonder that surrounds us all.”

The blogger collection includes three glitter top coats, four sparkling jellies, two glitter creally polishes, one matte, and one shimmering cream. “We are launching eleven unique polishes that capture the feelings of winter and the winter holidays. Each blogger had a different idea, and it was so fun working with them to create a polish that told their story.” says Rose.

Returning this year a charity polish. “Kringle All The Way is this year’s charity polish. $4 from each bottle will be used to purchase toys for Toys For Tots. Last year we raised over $800 and we hope to top that this year!” says Rose. “In addition to several holiday and winter themed polishes, we are also excited to release our first set of multi-chrome and linear holographic polishes. We think that this release is our most exciting to date!” All 22 polishes are set for release Friday, November 1st at KBShimmer.com and will retail for $8.75 for a 15 ml bottle. KBShimmer will also be offering free priority shipping through 12/31 for all orders over $50.


Christmas Now - Crystal from Crystal’s Crazy Combos – A green jelly with multi-colored squares, circles, and stars. 3 Coats Recommended

Green Hex And Glam – Kayla from Kayla Shavonne - A forest green jelly with holographic hex glitters. Best in 3 coats.

I’d Rather Be With Blue – Lisa from Cosmetic Sanctuary - A light blue is a matte polish with subtle iridescent shimmer sparkles like the snow. 2 Coats Recommended

Snow Much Fun - Victoria from The Manicurator - A light blue jelly with light blue holo glitter, white glitters in several sizes and finishes, a sprinkling of micro holographic glitter, and white snowflake glitter. 3 Coats Recommended

Merry Pinkmas – Cris from Let Them Have Polish - A light cotton candy pink polish featuring red, green and neon glitters in a variety of shapes. 2-3 Coats Recommended

Plum Tuckered Out – Sheila from Pointless CafĂ© - A rich plum color with blue shimmer. 2-3 Coats Recommended

Toast-ess With The Mostest - Valesha from Peachy Polish - A clear glitter topper loaded with glitters in shades of gold, silver and pink in circles and hex shapes to mimic champagne. 1 Coat Recommended

I Only Have Ice For You – Sarah from Chalkboard Nails - Clear top coat with shimmering white flakes and holographic glitters. 1 Coat Recommended

Strung Out- Jackie from Candy Coated Tips - A black jelly polish with circle “light” glitters in gold, silver, green, blue, red. 1-2 Coats Over Black Recommended

Sand In My Stocking – Jen The PolishAholic - A golden toned sand inspired polish with pops of orange, aqua, and holographic stars. 1 Coat Recommended

Will Yule Marry Me? – Chelsea from The Nail Network - A navy blue creally with sparkling silver holo circle and hex holo glitter. 2 Coats Recommended


Kringle All The Way- 2013 Toys For Tots Charity Polish - A glitter top with circle glitters in red, green, and silver. 1 Coat Recommended

All Elf’d Up - A white creally with hex glitters and micro slices in red, green and sliver. 3 Coats Recommended

Snow Flaking Way - A deep indigo jelly base with violet and sky blue holographic glitters and sliver holographic snowflakes. 3 Coats Recommended

When The Doves Sigh - A warm gray creally filled with fuchsia circles, square and hex glitters. Turquoise, sapphire, and chrome hexes, micro slices and circles swim among micro holographic sparkles. 2 Coats Recommended

Pigment of Imagination - This multi-chrome polish shifts depending on the angle and the light, from blue, to purple, to red, and more. 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Myth You Lots (Holographic) - Similar in shift to Pigment of Imagination, this multi-chrome also has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Shade Shifter - A multi-chrome polish that changes depending on light and angle from cyan, to blue, to red orange, to purple, and more. 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Rollin’ With The Chromies (Holographic) - Similar in shift to Shade Shifter, this multi-chrome also has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Urban Camo - A multi-chrome polish that shifts from a pretty pistachio green, to a bright green, to silver, to a soft pink almost lavender color depending on the light and viewing angle. 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Pretty in Punk (Holographic) - Similar in shift to Urban Camo, this multi-chrome also has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Maybe Navy - A deep blue polish is filled with shimmering flakes. 2-3 Coats Recommended

On Sale And Shipping November 1, 2013

KBShimmer products can be found at http://www.KBShimmer.com
For sales outside of the US visit http://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 polish top coat, 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 Http://www.KBShimmer.com.
© 2013 KBShimmer. 
All rights reserved

Falling for Nail Art Challenge: Other Realm

Today's theme in the Falling for Nail Art Challenge is "Other Realm". I had a mani in my mind for this and it pretty much came out just how I had hoped (don't you just love that?!).

Here is the challenge list as a refresher:

And here is my mani:

Polishes Used:
-OPI - Nail Envy
-OPI - Alpine Snow
-Essence - Black is Back
-Konad - White
-Konad - Black
-BPS - Glow In The Dark polish

These other realm ghosts are just too cute for me; hehe. With the exception of the spider mani I posted last Sunday, I don't really like creepy / gross things, I like more of a cutesy Halloween scare. lol. Anyway, I knew I wanted to do something glowing and unfortunately I am horrible at capturing the glow but it looked awesome in person, trust me!

What do you think of this look? Are you loving the cute little ghosts?


The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents - Halloween Month - Week 3


Are you getting excited for Halloween? I am not super excited but I don't mind all the candy that is around these days; hehe.

For the 3rd mani in the Nail Challenge Collaborative Halloween theme, I decided to do something inspired by pumpkins.

Polishes Used:
-OPI - Nail Envy
-Sinful Colors - Hazard
-Out The Door

I really like this look. It doesn't scream Halloween but it is inspired by fall/Halloween colors and items. The day that I wore these nails to work I ended up going to our old corporate headquarters and got to see some people that I work with daily but not face to face and they all seemed to like my nails :) Love when I go places that I am not normally located at and new and different people can get excited. Also fun to learn that some of your colleagues are polish lovers themselves!

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies in the NCC are doing for their 3rd Halloween manis!