More summer fun from KBShimmer: Leggo my Mango and What Are You Wading For?

KBShimmer What Are You Wading For?
The summer fun continues with KBShimmer! We have already reviewed most of the collection. Marcia reviewed Sarong Place, Sarong Time; We Be Jammin; and Look on the Nightside. I reviewed Pink-a Colada, Sun & Games, Home Surf, That’s Ore Like It, Bahama Drama, and Sterling Example. Today I have the last two shades KBShimmer sent us, and they are FABULOUS. These must-have summery shades include Leggo My Mango ($7.50) and What Are You Wading For? ($8.75).

KBShimmer Leggo My Mango

KBShimmer Leggo My Mango

Leggo My Mango is a fantastic summer shade for a pedicure. This creamy peach is almost neon at night! It definitely makes me think of a melted creamsicle and it looks perfect on toes as I drag my feet through the sand at the beach.

KBShimmer Leggo My Mango

I don’t think there is a better shade in the collection than What Are You Wading For? I love any holographic polish to begin with, but this shade is truly stunning. I rarely where darker shades on my tips, let alone blues, but I have had this one on for two weeks and I still don’t want to take it off! This is a periwinkle holo polish with indigo blue shimmer.

KBShimmer What Are You Wading For?

KBShimmer What Are You Wading For?

KBShimmer What Are You Wading For?

KBShimmer What Are You Wading For?

The whole Summer 2015 Collection from KBShimmer is terrific but these are definitely my top two shades. Be sure to get them before they are gone, gone, gone.

Basic Training Base Coat

Basic Training Base Coat

Clearly On Top Top Coat

Clearly On Top Top Coat

While you are at it, pick up the fantastic Basic Training Nail Polish Base Coat ($5) and Clearly On Top Quick Dry Top Coat ($5.50) for the perfect application. When I use them both I get almost 3 weeks of wear out of the polishes. – Lisa

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Americana is the Color Me Monthly choice for June

as  the flag billows

our folklore and heritage

makes one nostalgic

Americana

Color Me Monthly created an absolutely perfect nail polish to stand out in the sea of red, white and blue for the holiday. We’ve seen some beautiful shiny reds for the season but what we haven’t seen is the color of Old Glory, that is until Color Me Monthly created it for their June box.

Color Me Monthly for June 2015, Americana

Color Me Monthly for June 2015, Americana

Color Me Monthly always seems to be right on target for the month or season but at the same time they have a slightly different take on everything. That’s one of the reasons it’s such a unique company.

Color Me Monthly Americana

Color Me Monthly Americana

Color Me Monthly Americana indoors

Color Me Monthly Americana indoors

This is considered by CMM to be a brick red but when I look at it I see the color of the flag in its Old Glory-ness. It was chosen as the June 2015 shade because it was nestled between two very American holidays – Memorial Day and Fourth of July. It embodies the essence of both while celebrating what makes America special.

Color Me Monthly Americana in my car

Color Me Monthly Americana in my car

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While you won’t be able to get this shade if you subscribe now to Color Me Monthly, you will for $7 a month be able to receive some beautiful polishes that won’t be on every Uncle Sam Aunt Samantha around. The CMM lacquers are

  • Non-toxic and carcinogen-free
  • Never tested on animals
  • Vegan
  • Eco-friendly
  • Made in the USA
  • Shipped FREE!

Eventually most polishes end up in The Vault so you can find some of my favorites there for $9, but I love the idea of these beauties coming each month. The wear of Color Me Monthly Lacquers is terrific. I’ve never had chipping, fading, or lifting with any of the shades I’ve received. They last me a full week without a problem.

Take a chance on a week ($7) or save and try a 6 month subscription ($40). You’ll be delighted and see why these nail lacquers are favorites of mine. — Marcia

*received for editorial consideration

Some of my favorites that are in The Vault can be seen here.

Having a Blast with the SinfulColors July 4th Collection

SinfulColors for summer 2015

SinfulColors for summer 2015

Is there anything that says summer more than the 4th of July? Fun, fireworks and vivid colors are the name of the game for the 4th and the rest of the summer. That’s why SinfulColors created their HAVING A BLAST collection. Your hands and feet can celebrate too with any of these 7 polishes in this great collection. SinfulColors sent us these beautiful polishes and we want you to see how you can look your best for only $1.99.

Which of these colors calls your name?

Blue By You: Pearlescent royal blue

Green Ocean: Glitter-flecked emerald

Hot Spot: Shimmering cobalt blue

Out Of This World: Perfect silver with swirls of glimmer

Ruby Ruby: A classic deep red

Snow Me White: Bright white

 GLITTER TOPPER

Star Blast-Off: Star-spangled red, white, & blue confetti

MARCIA’S PATRIOTIC MANICURE WITH SINFULCOLORS

SinfulColors RubyRuby, Snow Me White, Hot Spot

SinfulColors RubyRuby, Snow Me White, Hot Spot

The SinfulColors nail polishes that I was most excited about were the beautiful red, white, and blue ones. I wanted to be my patriotic best for the weekend of the 4th but at the same time have polishes I’d use again and again.

Ruby Ruby is described as a classic deep red but it’s a super pretty red that’s not really that deep. It’s a lively red that can be worn year round and will draw the kind of attention you like to your tips and toes.

Snow Me White is a true bright white that’s not chalky. I didn’t have a great white in my collection even though I have so many nail polishes. It’s used as an accent in my manicure but will be used alone soon enough. I should have let my red and blue dry longer before applying Snow Me White since they did bleed through a little.

Hot Spot is my perfect shade of blue. Described as a shimmering cobalt blue is a fitting description for this slightly metallic hue. Classic and beautiful.

SinfulColors Ruby Ruby, Snow Me White, Hot Spot

SinfulColors Ruby Ruby, Snow Me White, Hot Spot

These pictures were taken after wearing the polishes for 6 days so you can see how beautifully they held up. SinfulColors is so long wearing that it’s hard to believe how little they cost.

SinfulColors Having a Blast collection

SinfulColors Having a Blast collection

LISA’S HAVING A BLAST

My colors are a little less traditional than Marcia’s. I have a beautiful glimmering silver, Out of this World. It’s one of the prettiest silver polishes I own and is definitely a festive shade for the fourth!

Sinful Colors Out of this World

SinfulColors Out of this World

My other two shades can be used alone or as a topcoat over a solid shade. Green Ocean is a glitter-flecked emerald that is perfect for a non-traditional yet still sparkly shade.

Sinful Colors Emerald Ocean

SinfulColors Green Ocean

How could you not have a blast with my final nail polish, Star Blast-Off? This one is labeled as a ‘glitter topper’ and is a truly star-spangled mixture of red, white, & blue confetti. The clear top coat has tiny white specks, big white stars, and red and blue dots.

Sinful Colors Star Blast Off

SinfulColors Star Blast Off

By itself, the base has a slightly pink hue. This is fabulous over all of Marcia’s patriotic shades, and it’s super pretty over Out of this World. I am going to a party on the 4th and plan to wear this over Snow Me White.

You can easily find this collection at Walgreens and Target. If you want fun, festive nails that are a total blast, SinfulColors has exactly what you need!!

Visit SinfulColors online at their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  #SinfulColors #HavingABlastCollection

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KBShimmer Summer is going to blow your sandals off

KBShimmer: We Be Jammin, Sarong Place Sarong Time, Look on the Nightside

KBShimmer: We Be Jammin, Sarong Place Sarong Time, Look on the Nightside

KBShimmer has a simply amazing Summer Collection. There are 28 shades and every one has some sort of specialness. These are fabulous for manicures and for pedicures. You are going to have a hard time picking what you’ll want. Lisa reviewed 6 polishes that are sparkly heaven and 1 cream, Bahama Mama, that looks so fabulous against her skintone. I’ve got 3 polishes of the ones we were sent and I was in heaven wearing them.

KBShimmer Sarong Time, Sarong Place

KBShimmer Sarong Time, Sarong Place

SARONG TIME, SARONG PLACE is a perfect summer color and one that draws attention in the best way. This cream polish applied like a dream and lasted 7 full days. It’s a very vibrant pink toned purple with a neon purple undertone. It’s hard to capture the true tone of the polish with my camera but it’s deeper than this. It’s very reasonably priced at $7.50. Two coats made it perfect.

KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time with We Be Jammin

KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time with We Be Jammin

KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time with We Be Jammin

KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time with We Be Jammin

WE BE JAMMIN is another incredible polish from KBShimmer. This lovely is a bright magenta shimmer polish with blue shimmer and micro holographic sparkle. It was the perfect accompaniment to Sarong Place, Sarong Time. They look fabulous together. Next time I’m wearing We Be Jammin on my nails and Sarong on my toes. With glittery polishes you have to work hard to remove them but this was a jammin polish and removed easily with acetone nail polish remover on the first try. That’s one of my favorite things about KBShimmer.

KBShimmer We Be Jammin

KBShimmer We Be Jammin

KBShimmer We Be Jammin brush

KBShimmer We Be Jammin brush

KBShimmer Nail Polishes with this type of effect are $8.75 and worth every penny.

The third polish, LOOK ON THE NIGHTSIDE, is a chunky glitter that is pretty darn unique ($10.75).

KBShimmer Look on the Nightside

KBShimmer Look on the Nightside

This catches the light like nothing else I own. This has metallic flakes that catch the light making it green, purple or magenta at times. It has a clear base which means if you wanted to wear it alone you’d have to do several coats. I like it better over another polish with 1 – 2 coats. It’s so glitter packed that you need to do a foil removal to get it all off.

KBShimmer Summer 2015

KBShimmer Summer 2015

Shown in the picture is Look On The Nightside over a light teal polish, alone, and over Sarong Time, Sarong Place with Sarong and then We Be Jammin next to those.

Both Lisa and I are lusting after this polish. Can you blame us?

What Are You Wading For?

What Are You Wading For?

KBShimmer is one of the best and most consistent indie polish brands I’ve come across. I love getting compliments on my KBShimmer nails and knowing that my nails and I are uniquely beautiful. Which is your favorite of my 3 + 1? — Marcia

P.S.  Right now there’s a giveaway thru 6/25 for a KBShimmer Gift Set as well as $300 to JTV.

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Visit KBShimmer at Facebook, on Twitter @kbshimmer, on Pinterest, and on Instagram for all the newest shades.

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Treat your nails to a tropical getaway with KBShimmer’s Summer Collection!

KBShimmer’s Summer Collection is here and it is a doozy!  This is a huge collection with 28 shades ranging from bright, bold pastel creams to a holographic glitter topcoat. Today I have six shades that KBShimmer sent us for review and soon Marcia will be featuring three more.

In general, I am always impressed with KBShimmer nail polishes because they offer gorgeous and unique colors that wear extremely well.

KB Shimmer Pink-a Colada

Pink-a Colada ($8.75)  This is the prettiest and most feminine of my shades for today, I think. Pink-a Colada is a ‘violet leaning pink crelly polish with holographic glitters in lime green, light blue and pink with full coverage in 3 coats.’ I like how versatile this shade is since it also works as a tinted topcoat with just one coat. It’s lovely over the white cream shade Eyes White Open for a playful light pink effect. Other suggestions are Life Rose On or Radiant Orchid. This polish calls for a drink in one hand, some chick lit in the other, and a sparkling pool at your feet.

KB Shimmer Sun & Games

Sun & Games ($8.75)  Talk about sunshine in a bottle! I love this golden holo polish with micro fine glitters.  I used two coats for these pictures, but one coat is also fun over cream shades.

KB Shimmer Home Surf

Home Surf ($8.75)  I love teal shades for summer and Home Surf is a beautiful option thanks to the silver holographic glitters. This is a crelly polish loaded with glitters, so even though it’s inspired by water I didn’t have to spend any time fishing.

KB Shimmer That's Ore Like It!

That’s Ore Like It ($10.75)  There are two silver metallic flake polishes in the Summer Collection and That’s Ore Like It has the smaller sized flakes. They are still on the large side and while they work as full coverage (pictured above) they also are a terrific option as a kicky topcoat. KBShimmer notes that in some polishes, silver metallic can tarnish and take a gold hue. However, their silver metallic flake polishes stay true and keep the silver tone.

KB Shimmer Bahama Drama

Bahama Drama ($7.50)  Well this is a shade that screams summer. Bahama Drama is a faded neon cream peach that is absolutely perfect, especially paired with some turquoise jewelry. It does take a little longer to dry, and be sure to apply it in thin coats for a perfectly smooth application.

KB Shimmer Sterling Example

Sterling Example ($10.75)  This is the second silver metallic flake shade and this one has even larger flakes than found in That’s Ore Like It. Other than that, the two are pretty similar, so I don’t think you’d need to purchase both of them. I didn’t find this one as easy to apply as That’s Ore Like It, and this is better as a topcoat than it is for full coverage.  Another tip – don’t over shake the bottle, which will actually break the large flakes into smaller pieces.

I think my favorite of the six is Pink-a Colada, with Sun & Games and Bahama Drama running a close second. The shade I am still lusting after is What Are You Wading For?, a deeper toned periwinkle liner holo polish with indigo blue shimmer. You’ve got to check out the whole collection online HERE – I will be shocked if there isn’t something that looks perfect for your summer manicure!

Stay tuned for Marcia’s review of We Be Jammin’, Sarong Place Sarong Time, and Look on the Night Side.  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

Visit KBShimmer at Facebook, on Twitter @kbshimmer, on Pinterest, and on Instagram for all the newest shades.

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Frenzy Polish is a beautiful discovery

frenzypolishsticker2There are so many indie nail polish companies now that your head could spin. Between Etsy and googling I could spend days looking for beautiful polishes and end up spending all of my allowance on them. Instead I rely on my beauty blogger friends, especially the nail bloggers to do the discovery. Then I can swoop in and buy what I love on their nails.

That’s how I ended up purchasing FRENZY POLISH – I was reading Cosmetic Sanctuary’s beautiful review on the brand and poof, there I was filling up my cart. This is a real discovery and a brand I’m sure to follow.

Frenzy polishes: Starry Skies, Wanda, Pollen & Peonies

Frenzy polishes: Starry Skies, Wanda, Pollen & Peonies

My three purchases are POLLEN & PEONIES, STARRY SKIES and WANDA. Happily two of the three are still available for purchase.

WANDA is sold out but when I bought it I had a feeling it would be gone quickly since it was on sale for $6. Nonetheless it’s a beautiful silvery light blue shade that I’m glad to own. As you can see it has the old packaging.

Frenzy polish Wanda

Frenzy polish Wanda

STARRY SKIES is the one I wanted most but I haven’t even had a chance to wear it. Hit myself on the head. It’s a denim blue with tightly scattered holographic polish. If you are a fan of holo polish this is going to be on your top ten list!

Starry Skies from Frenzy Polish

Starry Skies from Frenzy Polish

Starry Skies from Frenzy Polish

Starry Skies from Frenzy Polish

POLLEN & PEONIES is the one I’ve been wearing for the last week. When I first had it applied I was a little disappointed, not in the color which is striking, but that I could feel the texture of the glitter in it. Usually when I wear a polish with micro glitter it’s more embedded. But as the week went on, I kept admiring the color and now I’m glad it’s mine.

Pollen & Peonies from Frenzy Polish

Pollen & Peonies from Frenzy Polish

Pollen & Peonies from Frenzy Polish

Pollen & Peonies from Frenzy Polish

Pollen & Peonies is described as “Medium pink shimmery base with a tightly scattered holo and red, blue and silver micro glitters lightly scattered in “.  It’s not the shiniest polish on my nails so after a few days I added another layer of top coat to bring the shine and micro glitters to the surface. It’s a wonderful mani shade.

Pollen & Peonies from Frenzy Polish

Pollen & Peonies from Frenzy Polish

Pollen & Peonies from Frenzy Polish

Pollen & Peonies from Frenzy Polish

Pollen & Peonies and Starry Skies are both from Frenzy’s Spring 2015. I want to pick up Purple Calla from this collection too. There’s also hints of what’s to come with some polishes like Fatality which says “Coming Soon”. I’ll be there when it comes!

Starry Skies, Wanda, Pollen & Peonies

Starry Skies, Wanda, Pollen & Peonies

Starry Skies, Wanda, Pollen & Peonies

Starry Skies, Wanda, Pollen & Peonies

Have you ever tried this polish brand? Do you love the indies like I do? — Marcia

*nothing to disclose, links are just for your convenience

How Loverly of you to grace my nails butter LONDON

butter LONDON Loverly Patent Shine polish

butter LONDON Loverly Patent Shine polish

When I learned that butter LONDON had a new formula out, I was a goner. I knew one would be in my shopping cart soon, it was just a matter of which one. The colors in the Patent Shine 10X formula aren’t really unusual. Most of the 14 shades are pretty classic with a few pops of brighter shades.

The reason it’s called 10X is because of the claims that butter LONDON makes:

New 10-in-1 formula! Sophisticated, long-wearing shades proven to promote brighter, strong, healthier nails.
Why It’s Brill:
1. Long-wear for up to 10 days
2. Shock absorbing & chip-resistant
3. Salon colour coverage
4. Gel-like cushion and superior shine
5. Fade-resistant colour
6. Formulated to smooth nails
7. Formulated to Strengthen nails
8. Prevents breakage and peeling
9. Visibly brighter, more radiant nails
10. No formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, or xylene

butter LONDON Loverly Patent Shine

butter LONDON Loverly Patent Shine

What’s truly unusual about these polishes is that they are 7 Free. We are always reading about 3 Free and 5 Free but there are only a few brands that are 7 free – no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, or xylene.

The wear and shine is compared to gel polishes although you don’t need special lights or top coat for these. I wear most polishes for 7 days and rarely have any chipping. Loverly wore like butter LONDON always does on me. It always lasts, it always is shiny and it’s always a brand I love wearing.

butter LONDON Loverly Patent Shine

butter LONDON Loverly Patent Shine

LOVERLY is described as an opaque bubblegum pink cream and that’s exactly what it looks like.

The price has been raised from $15 for a typical BL polish to $18 for Patent Shine 10X. I don’t really know if it is worth the extra $3 personally but I’ve been craving more pink in my nail polish wardrobe so I’m happy with my purchase. It appears that the butterLONDON site has most of these “on holiday” but you can find these at Ulta and Beauty.com.

Have you tried this formula? Are you craving one of these polishes like I was? — Marcia

Loverly Patent Shine 10x

Loverly Patent Shine 10x