KBShimmer gets this office party started! More from the Office Space Collection

*Hi readers, Lisa here.  I’d like to address that in the original version of this review, I had erroneously used some photos that I neglected to cite properly.  It was my fault, and I simply cannot apologize enough.  I am very, very sorry to the bloggers whose work was not appropriately recognized.  Those photos have been removed, the review has been corrected, and I can guarantee this mistake will never happen again.  Thank you for reading, and for your support. Much love to you all.*

KBShimmer Office Space Collection

KBShimmer Office Space Collection

I am the queen of neutrals when it comes to manicures, so I like to think that KBShimmer dreamed up the Office Space Collection just for me! Marcia reviewed four of the shades already – Staple Relationship, Take Back Ctrl, Fax of Life, and Supplies Party. Today I have three more heavenly neutrals that are perfect for your office – Caught on Tape, A Hint of Manila, and Makin’ Copies.                samples

KBShimmer Office Space

KBShimmer Office Space

Caught on Tape ($9.25) This is a wonderful milky pink cream. It goes on easily without streaks – I get perfect coverage with just one coat. On me it pulls more pink, but looks a lot lighter on different skin tones.

KBShimmer Caught on Tape

KBShimmer Caught on Tape

KBShimmer Caught on Tape

KBShimmer Caught on Tape

KBShimmer Caught on Tape

KBShimmer Caught on Tape

I am always looking for a perfect nude shade and I adore this one. Caught on Tape is going into my permanent rotation.

KBShimmer A HInt of Manila

KBShimmer A HInt of Manila

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A Hint of Manila ($9.25) is a vanilla shade that is more like the office party than the office cubicle! The holographic sparkle dries to a textured finish. I know a lot of people love it, but I’m not a fan of textured polish, so I use a clear topcoat for a smooth finish.

KBShimmer Makin' Copies

KBShimmer Makin’ Copies

KBShimmer Makin' Copies

KBShimmer Makin’ Copies

KBShimmer Makin' Copies

KBShimmer Makin’ Copies

Makin’ Copies ($9.25) is a super pretty pale silver with white shimmer. When the light hits just right, it has a linear holo sparkle. This is so great for work – it looks demure, but has the right amount of sass to show you aren’t just a pencil pusher. Love it!

KBShimmer A Hint of Manila, Makin' Copies, Caught on Tape

KBShimmer A Hint of Manila, Makin’ Copies, Caught on Tape

The KBShimmer Office Space Collection is one of my most favorites…now if I can just get my hands on Cubicle Pusher I will happily get up at 5 a.m. every morning to take that trek to work with my gorgeous nails!!  – Lisa

 KBShimmer can be found on their website and on Amazon for $9.25 each. Polishes were sent for consideration, affiliate links are used.

KBShimmer wants to know what your office space is like?

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KBShimmer has it all – holiday collections, season collections, birthstone collections and now an Office Space collection. Not only do they have it all but I want it all. They were kind enough to send the polishes which Lisa and I split up though it was extremely hard to let any of them go to her! So far you’ve seen just one of the polishes, Staple Relationship, that I couldn’t resist wearing instantly. Now you’ll get to meet three more that are all different finishes. I can’t wait to hear which you’d love to have on your nails too.

KBShimmer Staple Remover

KBShimmer Staple Relationship

KBShimmer Office Space

KBShimmer Office Space

Of the three polishes I wore Take Back Ctrl is the most office friendly. It’s the shade I’d wear during Parent Teacher Conferences for example.

KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

Take Back Ctrl is a cream that’s described as a dusty rose, mauve leaning shade. On me I noticed much more mauve leaning into a plum.

KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

As usual for KBShimmer it applied like a dream without any pooling. It stayed true for the week though I did add another layer of top coat on the 5th day.

KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

If you like shimmers you’ll love my favorite, Fax of Life. “This dark platinum grey polish pays homage to the fax machine.  We loaded the polish with linear holographic pigment, for a sparkly grey manicure.”

KBShimmer Fax of Life

KBShimmer Fax of Life

KBShimmer Fax of Life

KBShimmer Fax of Life

This is a little bit of heaven for me. The shimmer in it is light as is the holo look. In different lights it looked either light gray or a darker gray. It’s the shine and wearability that made me gaga.

KBShimmer Fax of Life

KBShimmer Fax of Life

KBShimmer Fax of Life

KBShimmer Fax of Life

Fax of Life removed as easily as a cream polish does and lasted on me perfectly for a full week. Don’t miss this one – office friendly and party ready.

A totally different texture is Supplies Party. This has what’s called the Birthstone Finish which is a heavy amount of glitter. Often polishes with this much glitter aren’t opaque but Supplies Party was fully opaque in 2 coats on me.

KBShimmer Supplies Party

KBShimmer Supplies Party

KBShimmer Supplies Party

KBShimmer Supplies Party

As you can see it’s a warm almost gold polish that’s described as liquid metal. If you work in a totally conservative environment this might be best for the office party. I could wear this teaching and the little girls would be enthralled.

KBShimmer Supplies Party

KBShimmer Supplies Party

KBShimmer Supplies Party

KBShimmer Supplies Party

This is a party to wear. With this finish though you do have to work harder to remove the polish. It’s a polish that’s worth the work though.

KBShimmer Office Space

KBShimmer Office Space

KBShimmer can be my boss any time, this is an office I’d want to hang out in.

Which is your favorite polish here?  —  Marcia

KBShimmer can be found on their website and on Amazon for $9.25 each. Polishes were sent for consideration, affiliate links are used.

 

 

JulieG Nails lights up my life with Sunset Kiss

JulieG Sunset Kiss Nail Color

JulieG Sunset Kiss Nail Color

Happiness is a beautiful red nail polish in my world. While I love all my blues, purples, golds, silvers, etc it’s red that started me on my way to becoming a nail polish fanatic. I wore red polish for years and am happy whenever I wear one. When JulieG Nail Color came my way I instantly grabbed for the red Sunset Kiss. I wasn’t sharing it with Lisa, this was mine and nothing could stop me from wearing it.

JulieG Sunset Kiss

JulieG Sunset Kiss

This gorgeous red was the perfect polish to wear on Valentine’s Day and it will continue to be a shade I’ll be eager to wear over and over. The base is a cherry red and it has the most enticing shimmer shot throughout.

JulieG Sunset Kiss

JulieG Sunset Kiss

This is not the kind of shimmer though that you have to be afraid of. It’s shimmer, not glitter, therefore it removes like a cream polish does. No fighting to remove it.

JulieG Sunset Kiss

JulieG Sunset Kiss

JulieG’s description of this beauty is “Just like the sun before she sets on the day, this red shimmer lights up your life.” Your nails will really light up with the beauty of this cherry shimmer polish. Expect people to grab your hands to see it up close.

JulieG Sunset Kiss

JulieG Sunset Kiss

JulieG is a part of the Jesse’s Girl line. These beauties are only $3.99 so you can buy several for the price of one from OPI or Essie. Even better though is that through February 28th there’s a 20% off sale using the code JG2017BIZ at checkout. This applies to your whole JulieG and Jesse’s Girl order so you don’t want to miss out.  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration

 

 

Surya Brasil unleashes exotic animals with their stunning nail polishes

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SURYA BRASIL shocked the pants off me with their nail polishes and not because of the exotic animals that could be scary. Rather it’s due to the amazing quality of these nail polishes. I was previously aware of Surya Brasil’s haircare and skincare but I was surprised when I was offered some of the polishes to review. Now though I’m going to be a repeat customer.

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal Polish collection

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal Polish collection

There are 16 nail polishes in this collection along with 3 nail treatments, each $12. Plus right now there’s a special going for you to get a free pair of earrings with purchase. But you want to buy the polishes for another reason – you’ll totally fall in love with them.

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal polishes in Gold-Faced Lion Tamarin and Peacock

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal polishes in Gold-faced Lion Tamarin and Peacock

“The Exotic Animals Nail Polish collection is inspired by nature’s wonderful colors to leave your nails beautiful and healthy. There are many vibrant and bright colors, each one dedicated to a specific exotic animal from all over the world.”

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

The two polishes I was sent are gorgeous in totally different ways. Peacock is so aptly named because it has the glorious blues that you fist notice when a peacock spreads its wings. I am a huge fan of metallic polish and this is metallic at its best. There were absolutely no brush marks when applied.

The polish lasted a full week and could have gone on and on. Sometimes the teal was more prominent and other times the blue shined through. It was a pleasure wearing this for a week.

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

The other polish I have is one that I’m gaga over. It’s so different than anything in my collection. Gold-faced Lion Tamarin is stunning. It’s listed as a bright golden brown but I also see tones of green and bronze at times.

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

The animal it was created to honor is just on the verge of extinction. Gold-faced Lion Tamarins are very family-oriented animals: they live in groups and both parents share different tasks to care of the yearly twins.

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

There are so many reasons to want these in your collection including all the ingredients that they DON’T contain (camphor, DBP, formaldehyde, parabens, toulene). In keeping with its exotic animal theme they are cruelty free with no animal testing or use of any animal product.

Surya Brasil Red and Green Macaw

Surya Brasil Red and Green Macaw

What’s especially fun about the collection is that the animal that inspired them is pictured on the bottle. You can have your own zoo without harming an animal!

golden grass earrings (free with purchase at this time)

golden grass earrings (free with purchase at this time)

Now that you are aware of these vegan polishes I definitely think it’s time to turn on the wild animal in you.  —  Marcia

*sent for review

 

Be oh so pretty with PRITI NYC polish

PRITI NYC POLISH: Castle Cactus and Red Parrot Tulip

PRITI NYC POLISH: Castle Cactus and Red Parrot Tulip

There’s nothing quite as uplifting as being able to look at your nails and see prettiness. The Beauty Info Zone ladies are basking in prettiness with PRITI NYC Polish sent from Good Earth Beauty. We both were already fans of PRITI NYC but now the fans have been blowing with 1 treatment and 3 beautiful shades. We’ve previously shared neutrals and brights and updated pastels so there’s much to be found in these vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty free line. They name their polishes after similar colored plants and flowers which we find enchanting.

MARCIA CHOSE Castle Cactus and Red Parrot Tulip

PRITI NYC POLISH: Castle Cactus and Red Parrot Tulip

PRITI NYC POLISH: Castle Cactus and Red Parrot Tulip

CASTLE CACTUS:

PRITI NYC Castle Cactus

PRITI NYC Castle Cactus

Castle Cactus #593 is not a typical Marcia shade. I don’t wear teals or greens often but this is such a soft color and has the requisite shimmer that I love. This was such a pleasure to wear. There’s a mix of teal and green to create this stunner.

PRITI NYC Castle Cactus

PRITI NYC Castle Cactus

It wore beautifully for 7 full days without a chip in sight. I enjoyed this shade so much more than expected and look forward to wearing it again.

PRITI NYC Castle Cactus

PRITI NYC Castle Cactus

PRITI NYC Castle Cactus

PRITI NYC Castle Cactus

RED PARROT TULIP:

The second polish I have is Red Parrot Tulip #329 which is a beautiful creme polish that glides on. There’s no pooling in my cuticle area even when I apply it myself. The description “deep orange opaque red” is absolutely perfect.

PRITI NYC Red Parrot Tulip

PRITI NYC Red Parrot Tulip

This is a shade that is perfect 365 days of the year and will be a stunner for a pedicure. The color is rich and with 2 coats is fully opaque. It doesn’t stain which many polishes this deep can.

PRITI NYC Casstle Cactus and Red Parrot Tulip

PRITI NYC Castle Cactus and Red Parrot Tulip

You don’t want to miss out on this natural nail brand.

LISA CHOSE Soy Cuticle Oil with Geranium and Morning Glory 668

Priti NYC Cuticle Oil

Soy Cuticle Oil with Geranium

I actually took one look at my nails and grabbed the Soy Cuticle Oil with Geranium instead of a color…the winter just ravages my skin and cuticles.  I needed this oil so badly…it instantly softened all the rough edges and after about three days I had significantly less issues with hangnails.  Thank goodness!

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I don’t normally go for blue polish but this one was so pretty I couldn’t resist.  It’s a lovely metallic silvery blue shimmer.  I don’t think I have any pastel blue shimmer polishes so this is definitely a welcome addition to my collection.Priti NYC Morning Glory 668Priti NYC Morning Glory 668Priti NYC Morning Glory 668Priti NYC Morning Glory 668

One coat is rather sheer, so it takes two coats to become opaque.  It wears extremely well.  I actually forgot to put on a topcoat, and two coats lasted an entire week before needed one to freshen it up.

How can you beat a natural nail polish? We love that Priti Polishes are safe, non-toxic, and have absolutely no toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP’s. The 12.6 ml. bottle the house the polishes are completely recyclable. Plus all the other fab features:  fast drying, chip resistant, non-yellowing, contain a UV inhibitor, and glossy durability.

The Soy Cuticle Oil with Geranium, Castle Cactus, Red Parrot Tulip, and Morning Glory certainly float our boats!  Head over to Good Earth Beauty and see which Priti NYC Polishes are pretty perfect for you.

*sent for editorial consideration

Use this Staple Relationship from KBShimmer for the best work you’ll ever do

KBShimmer is ready to make your office life a lot better with 8 polishes from their Office Space collection. These work friendly and fun ready polishes will make the day go a lot faster.

KBShimmer Office Space

KBShimmer Office Space

When we received a selection of these KBShimmer polishes I instantly grabbed Staple Relationship, it’s my kind of color.

KBShimmer Staple Remover

KBShimmer Staple Relationship

Just look at that sparkle, just look at that color! Can you blame me for wanting it on my nails instantly? In the bottle Staple Relationship looks like a charcoal metallic shimmer with a purple cast. It has silvery metallic flakes in it. Bright light brings out the amazing colorful shimmer but in regular overhead light you’ll see a much more subtle metallic shade.

KBShimmer Staple Remover

KBShimmer Staple Relationship

Believe it or not the polish can look charcoal or even a little purple. Light and your skintone will affect the tone you see. I see the charcoal and shimmer on my nails.

KBShimmer Staple Remover

KBShimmer Staple Relationship

KBShimmer Staple Remover

KBShimmer Staple Relationship

The holographic shimmer is beautiful yet doesn’t yell at you or your office mates.

KBShimmer Staple Remover

KBShimmer Staple Relationship

KBShimmer tells us that this is a crelly with metallic flakes and that it has a medium amount of shimmer. There’s a very slight texture to the polish but very slight.

I love KBShimmer polishes since they wear perfectly on my nails, lasting a full week without a problem. The hardest part of wearing KBShimmer is trying to decide which one to wear next.  —  Marcia

*sent for review and smiles

Nail polish greats of 2016

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It’s very difficult for me to narrow down my favorite polishes of the year but since I adore polish and want to be an accomplished nail painter at some time in my life I decided to share half a dozen of my favorites. Leaving something out doesn’t mean I love it any less, just that I didn’t have room for it!

SPARITUAL GOLD in RISING SPIRIT – The bottle belies the beauty within. A subtle but stunning gold that wears magnificently and even repels smudges!

Sparitual Gold in Rising Spirit

Sparitual Gold in Rising Spirit

KBSHIMMER FALL 2016 POLISHES make it impossible to choose just one. I love every single one of these. KBShimmer is an astonishing nail company and a brand you shouldn’t miss. I’m sharing The Best Mum Ever as my choice but it was hard to pick. If Oh My Ganache had photographed better that’s what I’d have shown you.

KBShimmer The Best Mum Ever

KBShimmer The Best Mum Ever

KBShimmer The Best Mum Ever

KBShimmer The Best Mum Ever

LAUREN B ROSE BOWL stole my heart with its metallic red. I love all the Lauren B polishes I’ve tried but this takes me back to my all time favorite: cool toned red!

Lauren B Rose Bowl

Lauren B Rose Bowl

Lauren B Rose Bowl

Lauren B Rose Bowl

Speaking of how much I love red I’ve chosen Dr.’S REMEDY REVIVE RUBY RED. This shimmer infused crimson polish is made by a podiatrist: “Dr.’s Remedy is the first nail polish that received approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association. It doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients likeFormaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Phthalates, Parabens, or camphor. It’s even recommended as a post treatment follow-up to nail fungus and ingrown nails. To top it off it comes in 30 beautiful shades.”

Dr.'s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.’s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.'s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

Dr.’s Remedy REVIVE Ruby Red

I’ll cheat and throw in another Dr.S Remedy polish that is so spring perfect that it makes me long for the sun: BOUNTIFUL BLUE.

Dr.'s Remedy Bountiful Blue

Dr.’s Remedy Bountiful Blue

I needed to add a pink because I’m a pink girl at heart. Unfortunately one of my favorite pink shades was Limited Edition but you never know if it’s still available. SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL FLOWER CROWN is one of the best I wore this year. It’s described as a pearlescent petal pink which is a perfect description.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Flower Crown

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Flower Crown

Since I prefer a polish that is holographic it’s easy to understand why KBShimmer makes another appearance on this list. This time it’s ALONG FOR THE TIDE from Summer 2016. I see shifts from pink to violet and from blue to purple.

KBShimmer Along for the Tide

KBShimmer Along for the Tide

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (direct light)

KBShimmer Along for the Tide (direct light)

Last is from Trust Fund Beauty, another brand that I’ve loved the polishes from. The one that stands out most to me is DIRTY THOUGHTS (although the pink Do U Know Who My Father Is could be the perfect cream color).

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Trust Fund Beauty Dirty Thoughts

Do you have favorite polishes from 2016? Do you have one you see here that you’d love to own? —  Marcia

*most are PR samples