Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Monochrome - Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

I knew I wouldn't be able to get all four designs in for this month's NCC theme so I decided to at least get one in for Thanksgiving.  I could have done a brown monochrome featuring turkeys or some other Thanksgiving image but in the end I wanted something different.  That's how I ended up with my non-traditional manicure and I love it!

I started with two coats of Stark Raven Mad.  

I added some turkey feathers using My Life's Porpoise and W119.

It's nothing flashy, just simple and clean.  I am loving the black holo!  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

KBShimmer Winter 2015

Press Sample

Time for some KBShimmer loving!  I've got swatches from the new Winter Collection and I'm excited to share them with you!  You'll want to grab some of these for your Winter manicures!

For Fox Sake - gorgeous dusty orange.  Just the bright color you need on a cold winter day.  This cream has the perfect formula.  Two coats was all I needed for a smooth and flawless finish.

Toying Around - 2015 Toys for Tots Charity Polish. This playful glitter mix, with a hint of sparkle, will add a touch of fun to any holiday manicure.  One coat is all it takes.  You might have to do some dabbing with the larger glitter.

Coal In One - charcoal linear holo.  The shade every bad girl needs for Christmas!  This stunning holo has a fantastic formula.  Full coverage in two coats.

Claws and Effect - dark blue holo with pink/blue shifting flakes.  Gorgeous!  I'm not a fan of flakie lacquer, but there is something amazing with this one.  It's a total stunner that you won't be able to take your eyes off of!  Two coats is all you need.

Chilly Pepper - classic Christmas red.  The red is yummy and squishy like a jelly without the thin formula.  If you are a red girl this is the one you will want to wear on Christmas morning.  Two coats was all I needed.

Yule Worthy - burgundy, chocolate polish with micro metallic flakes.  I felt like I was putting on the perfect party dress when I applied this lacquer.  This glitter is amazing!  You won't find any bald spots with this glitter.  Two coats was all it took.

Fleece Navidad - silvery, holo lacquer with flecks of blue.  It's like Frosty melted on my nails.  Beautiful, magical snow! The formula was a little thinner with this lacquer and I was worried about the coverage.  Everything evened out with the second coat.

Owl Miss You - nude base filled with gold and copper metallic shimmer.  Not exactly what I would consider a winter shade but it is gorgeous.  When the light hits the shimmer your nails explode with color.  This is a beautiful subtle shade to accent your holiday outfit.  It also had a thinner formula but I was able to obtain full coverage in two coats.

These shades won't disappoint and will add some fantastic touches to your holiday outfits.   Head over to KBShimmer to see the full collection. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Zoya Flair Collection Fall 2015 Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Didn't find your Turkey Day lacquer in yesterday's post.  Maybe you are looking for something with some shimmer.  Maybe you will find your shade in today's swatches of the Zoya Flair Collection.  

Giada - stunning dark purple shimmer with a hint of fuchsia.  Fantastic application in two coats.

Estelle - vibrant blue shimmer.  More of a frosty winter blue but the perfect shade to brighten up any manicure.  Two coats.

Ember - fiery red.  If you are looking to add some spice to your manicure this shade is perfect.  Two coats. 

Aggie - gold, bronze duochrome.  Difficult to capture the color shift in the photo.  Gorgeous shade that would go with any outfit. Two coats.

Cinnamon - brown shimmer with hints of bronze.  Beautiful, subtle shade. Two coats.

Tris - light, charcoal shimmer. Very light and a tad boring for me.  Two coats.

I decided to create a simple manicure using Charli and Aggie.

I used a striping brush to add lines of Auggie to my tips.

The formulas with this collection were perfect.  Yes, I was a little bored with Tris but all of these shades will give your manicure that little bit of something extra.  

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