Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Time to join the Cult! 50% off for 200,000 seconds!

It really is that easy!  We're so thankful for all the fans we've got over the last couple of years, and we'd like to thank you ALL by offering all of ourLACQUERS and TREATMENTS at 50% OFF!!  The sale is limited to in stock items only, and there will be no free shipping during the duration of the sale (200,000 seconds). 


Did we mention that Manipulative and Disciplined are making a comeback?!  Click the images below to see them! 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Purple Dots

I think I may have a thing for purple polish these days. This is my second post in a row with purple polish and I can tell you that I have at least one more coming up.

I have a dot gradient for you today. Believe it or not - this is my first time attempting this! I was quite scared to try this technique before because I was afraid to mess things up with too many or too little dots. But after seeing so many people do this, I knew it cant be that hard :P

My take on this manicure now: Its easy breezy!

I used the biggest dotting tool I had to create the large dots and used the other end (standard size) for the smaller dots. I think the contrast in size helped make this manicure a success (in my books).

I guess the key is to not put down so many dots in the beginning. If it looks bare at least you can still add on to it. But if you over-do the dots in the beginning, it's a little harder to save it. So - if you were ever hesitating on this technique, hesitate no more! Just pick up a dotting tool (or 2 different sized pins) and dot away! I can guarantee you'll love it!


Monday, 16 June 2014

KBShimmer Press Release - Summer 2014 Nail Polish and Nail Vinyl Decal Collections

KBShimmer Summer Collection Set For Release June 20th, 2014

Visit https://www.kbshimmer.com/press-release/ for an online version of this press release that includes pictures suitable for web use.

KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 12 new colors to their 3-Free polish line. The Summer 2014 Collection includes 10 glittery shades, and two bold creams. “When designing our summer collection, glitter was on our mind. We were inspired by summer treats, bold colors, and summer flowers. We translated those into 10 glitter packed polishes and 2 fun creams,” KBShimmer Owner, Christy Rose, says.

“We adore glitter top coats” Rose says. “With almost a dozen creams in our collection it was time to bring more glitter pairings to our line. We are adding 4 new glitter top coats that pair well with many of our cream polishes. In addition, we are bringing in two new cream colors, including a near neon peachy orange ideal for pedicures, and a cream inspired by the 2014 Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid. We are also bringing in more creally and jelly polishes to round out the summer collection.”

In addition to polish, KBShimmer is branching out into nail art products with 6 varieties of nail vinyl decal sheets. “Nail art is a booming area in the fashion and beauty industry” Says Rose. “Even so, nail art is not always easy to create for the home polish lover. With these nail vinyl decals, it is a breeze for the home user to create wearable nail art that looks professional.”

Nail vinyl decal sheets will retail for $5 each. Each glitter polish will retail for $8.75 per 15 ml bottle, while the creams will retail for just $7.50 per 15 ml bottle.

The Glitters & Holos:

Mixed Peelings – A creamy off white polish with citrus and fruit colored glitters in neon green, lemon yellow and watermelon pink.

Look High And Holo – A raspberry jelly with a rainbows worth of holographic glitters in hexes and squares.

Peak My Interest – A melon pink colored polish with triangle glitters in white, pink and dark aqua.

Sea You Around- This deep emerald green near teal jelly features fuchsia and silver circle glitters, light blue squares hexes in a base with scattered fuchsia micro slivers and micro sparkle.

Mint-al Vacation- This light aqua seafoam has two personalities.  In low light, is has a beautiful white shimmer, but in the sun or bright light, you can see a holographic rainbow of color.

Periwinkle In Time – A periwinkle colored creally polish loaded with holographic glitters in aqua, navy blue, sliver and violet.

Glitter Top Coats:

Scribble Me This – A graffiti inspired glitter top coat featuring mini stars, triangles, and neon glitters.

Sweet Wave – A Bright pastel candy inspired glitter top coat with white, mint, periwinkle and watermelon colored glitters.

Red, White & Blue-tiful – A limited edition top coat with mini red, holographic sliver and holographic blue stars. Small red, silver and navy blue glitters along with micro holographic sparkles complete this patriotic polish.

Happily Ever Aster – A floral inspired glitter top coat with purple, lavender, light aqua and white glitters swimming in a sparkling base.

The Creams:

Radiant Orchid – Radiant Orchid, 2014 color of the year, is the ideal shade to transition nails from spring to summer and even fall.  This pink toned purple has fuchsia and mauve undertones.

You’re So Shellfish – Near neon peachy orange perfect for summer pedicures.

Nail Vinyl Decals:

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 emailingsales@kbshimmer.com or visiting Http://www.KBShimmer.com.
© 2014 KBShimmer. All rights reserved

The Hungry Asian - Secrets

My cuticles are in the worse shape they have been ina long time. I do not know if this is because I've been doing a lot of housework lately or the a/c in the office is wreaking havoc on my hands. I do have a bad habit of washing my hands and not re-applying hand cream though :S

To distract myself from my horrible cuticles I decided to wear Secrets by The Hungry Asian. I am not usally a fan of purple polish and actually got this polish because mom liked it. But when you are having sad cuticles and need pops of color in your life, you can't say no to a purple holo polish!

Secrets has a secret - aside from the scattered holo, it also has a smidge of red glitter in it that adds ti it's charm!

The formula on this polish was a little draggy for me. I had to wait just a tad longer than I usually do before starting on the second coat. I wouldn't say its the fault of the polish but rather the super hot and humid weather we have in this part of the world!

And of course I had to include a blurred photo to show off the rainbows!


Friday, 13 June 2014

OPI Lost on Lombard

I've been hunting for a nice deep marron color for the longest time. I have bought quite a few polishes trying to get the right color but it seem I haven't been in luck. So far I've got Cult Nails Quench (too red), OPI Skyfall (too dark) and Color Club Charity Ball (too brown). When I saw The OPI San Fancisco collection I was so excited! I fell in love with First Date at the Golden Gate and Lost on Lombard immediately! Unfortunately I had a very bad experience with First Date at the Golden Gate when I went and got a manicure. *darn you jelly finish!* I hesitated for a long time but I finally jumped the gun and got Lost on Lombard - I do not regret!

Lost on Lombard is a dark garnet polish and applies like butter! I really don't know how those bald spots appeared in the photos. In real life, it really does look perfect :S

I would love ot say that my hunt for the perfect maroon polish is over but I know myself better. Anytime there is a new polish out I can't help myself. But I am quite happy for now. So, cosmetics companies - can you please hold on the release of gorgeous maroons please? My bank account needs a break. :P


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Textured Sunset

I love sunsets and sunrises! I am fortunate (or unfortuante) that I wake up at 6am to get ready for work on weekdays. And most of the time the sun would just be rising when I wake up. The blues and pinks and yellows *swoons*

Sunsets on the other hand are harder for me to see. I reach home at about 6pm (yes I am out of the house for more than 10 hours a day D:) and the sun is just setting. Half the time I'll be in the shower or in the kitchen or, the most probable, on the couch in front of the TV. Heh.

My manicure today is a tribute to all the sunsets who lost the battle to my TV.

I did this over a textured polish (Barry M Station Road) and really loved the effect. I love textured polishes but do not have many of them because, well, they aren't readily available where I am unfortunately. But I think my cheat kinda solves that :P


Monday, 9 June 2014

Pink Chevrons

So after my last manicure was destroyed in less than an hour I knew I had to do something quick and simple as I needed to go out in less than an hour. I was still in the mood for some geometric nails so I bit my toungue and did some freehand chevrons. It came out surprsingly good IMO.

As with the last manicure, this manicure also had layers of polish layered at the tip. But I was way smarter this time! I used more opaque polishes which resulted in less coats of polish needed :D

I think I did this manicure in under 30 minuted from start to finish! *so proud*

Of course when it came to painting my right hand, I had to change it up a bit. I tried doing a triangle on my tip but it came out quite funky. So I did a fish-tail chevron instead. Not too bad eh!


Saturday, 7 June 2014

Pastel Triangles

Hello! I'm back!

Sorry I've been away for so long :( Life was really wuite hectic. I painted my nails most of the time that I was away; not as much as I did though.

Today I have a tape manicure inspired by the ever wonderful Pshiiit. I spotted this manicure a while ago but haven't came around to do it as tape manicures and I aren't the best of friends. Well, it turned out relatively well.

I say relatively well because I managed to get the basic shapes of the manicure down. Not perfect like Pshiit's obviously. I need to work more on my tape manicures.

There is one thing about tape manicures that I really do not like - my tips would be really thick after I am done with the full manicure; and this manicure was no different. I actually forgot about the polish being thick and still dent-able and went about my business which resulted in a big dinge in more than one nail. So, I did what I could - remove it. after just 30 minutes =.=