Thursday, October 31, 2013

China Glaze Monster's Ball Collection

Happy Halloween everyone! Every year, polish companies release Halloween collections. I always love China Glaze's releases because they usually involve a lot of glitter! You know how I feel about glitter. I have yet to purchase a Halloween collection from in it's entirety but this one I had to have. China Glaze did an awesome job with this collection. It consists of four glitters, one textured polish, and a glow in the dark polish called Ghoulish Glow. Ghoulish Glow seems to come out every year. I have it but it doesn't really work well. It also wouldn't work well with these polishes (in my opinion) so I didn't show it. I'm not sure I know where it is anyway. Oops! 

What I love about China Glaze Monster's Ball collection is that they can be worn any time of year. They don't scream only Halloween and I like that. Let's take a look at the collection now. 

China Glaze Bat My Eyes



 
Bat My Eyes has a black jelly base that is packed with greenish gold glitter and a little bit of coppery bar glitter. The formula is pretty thick and tricky to apply. Thinner may help with the formula. I just applied it very slowly and carefully. I only needed one coat but I went over it with a second coat out of habit.

China Glaze Boo-Gie Down


China Gaze Boo-Gie Down has a clear base with black, white, copper, and gold glitter. It has hexagon glitter in a variety of sizes and black bar glitter. You can put this over a lot of different colors and it would look really cute. I layered it on top of China Glaze Mingle with Kringle. I didn't have any problems with the formula. I used two thin coats.

China Glaze Fang-Tastic
 


Fang-Tastic has a clear base with blue, green, purple, and fuchsia glitter hex glitter in a variety of sizes. This doesn't feel like a Halloween polish to me but I really like it. You can put this one on a lot of different colors as well. The formula was great. You get a good amount of glitter on the brush and it isn't too thick or thin. I used two coats on top of China Glaze Don't Make Me Wine. 

China Glaze Howl You Doin'

Joey!!!! Love the name being a huge Friends fan. Howl You Doin' has a thicker purple jelly base with blue glitter and orange/coppery shard glitter. It's a little on the thick side but that didn't cause any trouble with application. I used two coats. 

China Glaze Bump In the Night

Bump in the Night is a black texture polish. The texture is really cool. It has a finer grit with smooth glossy parts that run throughout the surface. If you look at the pictures closely, you'll see bumps and random smooth sections. My polish was completely dry when I took the pictures. The formula is excellent. Only one coat! This doesn't work with top coat like some other textured polishes do. It just looks like a regular black polish with weird dots throughout it with top coat. I wasn't sure how I'd like this one but I love it. 


What do you think? Do you love this collection as much as I do?

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Crows Toes Tiki Torch

I'm back with another polish from CrowsToes! This is the second polish I'm showing you from the One Mad, Crazy Summer Collection. I have to show this one on it's own so I can put up a bunch of pictures. I think this is another must have from CrowsToes.  


CrowsToes Tiki Torch is a dark raspberry jelly with gold and fuchsia holographic glitter. Being a jelly, I layered it on top of China Glaze Red-Y and Willing. I personally like to layer my jelly polishes but that isn't necessary with this one. I used two coats of each polish with one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat. The formula is perfection. Just like a jelly, it is sheer but can be layered to be more opaque. Two or three coats will make Tiki Torch opaque on it's own. All pictures were taken outside. 






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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CrowsToes One Trick Pony

I have the One Crazy, Mad Summer Collection by CrowsToes and I've been going back and forth with how to show them to you. I originally planned on doing a collection post but I just can't do that. I have too many pictures from this collection and I'm having a hard time deciding which pictures to show. I want to show them all! So, I'm chopping it up. Today, I'm showing you One Trick Pony. 

One Trick Pony is insane. It's a holographic polish that either looks purple or green depending on the lighting. As you will see, the holo effect is extremely strong. The formula was great, I only needed two coats. Top coat does not weaken the holo effect at all (I used Cult Nails Wicked Fast). 

Now, for the holo spam. Put on your sunglasses and strap on your bibs.  

Indoor Pictures 



Bottle Shot


Outside Pictures




Are you still here or have you already left to purchase this? I don't blame you. Well, in case anyone is still reading this here is a list of places that carry CrowsToes. 



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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Press Release - KBShimmer Winter Polish Line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

KBSHIMMER ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF TWENTY-TWO NEW POLISHES
KBShimmer Winter Polish Line Set For Release November 1st, 2013

Email: Sales@KBShimmer.com

 

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.

KBSHIMMER – BLOGGER 2013 COLLECTION

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
















KBSHIMMER– Winter 2013 COLLECTION

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 emailingsales@kbshimmer.com or visiting Http://www.KBShimmer.com.
© 2013 KBShimmer. All rights reserved

 

Zoya PixieDusts Fall 2013 Collection

Good morning, I hope everyone is having a nice and relaxing weekend. This weekend and past month or so have been a challenge. Tomorrow we have to say goodbye to our dog, Emma who would have been 16 this January. She was my husband's dog first but she's also been mine for over 4 years now. Needless to say, we are heartbroken. I couldn't sleep so here I am, writing a post. I'm not sure how I'll be feeling afterwards and may need some time before I post again. Maybe, it will serve as a distraction and I'll keep going. Who knows. I know this is very personal and not about nail polish but I wanted to let you know where my head is at. I'm going to try to keep this one short and try to get some more sleep before we take her in. 

I have been really enjoying the textured nail polish trend this year. I hope it stays around for a while because I can't get enough of it! I've said this before but these polishes are amazing with and without top coat giving you two looks in one bottle. 

One of my favorite textured polishes comes from my favorite brand, Zoya. Their PixieDust line is phenomenal. They are full of glitter and rich in color. I was really excited when it was announced that they would be releasing more PixieDusts for the Fall. This collection is beautiful. There isn't a single one I don't love but I do have a favorite. 

The formula was pretty consistent throughout the collection. The only ones that were different for me was Carter and Tomoko. They were pretty sheer on the first coat. By the second coat, they're opaque and ready to go. The other polishes were practically one coaters. Out of habit, I used two coats for each picture. I also provided a picture with top coat which was Cult Nails Wicked Fast. 


Zoya Arabella
Without Top Coat
Arabella is a beautifully deepened fuchsia pink. 
With Top Coat

Zoya Dhara
 
Without Top Coat
Dhara is a bright orange that has a beautiful fiery glow. 
 With Top Coat

Zoya Tomoko
Without Top Coat
Tomoko is a light golden shade that reminds me a little of a sandy beach but with a lot more sparkle. 
As you can see, all of a sudden my nails have grown. Tomoko was the first polish from this collection that I swatched and I had a few breaks afterwards. I didn't have the heart to get rid of these pictures because I love my nails when they are longer. I know, I'm silly. 
With Top Coat

Zoya Chita
Ch Ch Ch Chia! Ok, now that I got that out of my system, Chita is a beautiful dark grassy green.

 With Top Coat

Zoya Sunshine
I've been wondering why they named a navy blue polish Sunshine. Does anyone know? This looks like Zoya Sailor Pixified. Beautiful.  

 With Top Coat


 Zoya Carter
Without Top Coat
At last we have come to my favorite from this collection. Carter is a must have in my opinion. Pictures just don't do it justice. It's a rich royal purple polish with pink shimmer. The pink shimmer against this shade of purple is insane. Be careful driving with this baby on. 
With Top Coat

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of textured polishes or are you sick of seeing them. Hopefully you're not sick of them because I still have more to show you! Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2nd Blogiversary Giveaway

**This giveaway is now closed.**

Don't forget to enter the Hobby Polish Blogger's Halloween giveaway for a chance to win $320!!

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of Pamper with Polish! I can't believe I've been blogging about nail polish for two years now. I had no idea what would come of this blog or how long it would last when I opened this blog. I'm sure there are a lot of people who think nail polish is a silly topic to blog about but  it means a lot to me. I could get into why I started this blog and get personal but today I just want to celebrate. I have been hanging on to these prizes for a little while now and I've been dying for this day to come. Would you like to see what you can win?

Before I show you the prizes, I would like to bring your attention to my blog address. Right now it is www.pamperwithpolish.blogspot.com instead of www.pamperwithpolish.com I am having major technical issues and my .com address is not working at the moment. I am hoping to resolve this issue soon but am stuck with what the problem is at the moment. Is anyone a Blogger expert? 

Prize #1

China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection
China Glaze Autumn Nights
Click here to see swatches of the Gossip Over Gimlets half of the collection. The swatches for the Strike Up a Cosmo half will be up later. 

Prize #2

Cult Nails Dance All Night Collection
Cult Nails Dance All Night Collection
This picture is of my personal collection. The collection you could win is still in it's box wrapped polish burrito style. That's a part of the fun, right? Special thanks to Cult Nails for providing this amazing prize. You rock, Maria and Cult Nails!!! Click here for my swatches of this amazing collection!


Prize #3

OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Set
OPI Pink of Hearts 2013

Alright, here are some of the rules. Please read them! 

There will be three winners. I will decide who gets what prize by the order in which I draw names. The winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter. Unfortunately, I can only accept entries from U.S. residents (Hawaii and Alaska included) only. It's just too difficult and expensive to ship international at this time. I apologize to my international winners. I will announce the winner within 48 hours of the end of this giveaway via e-mail (pamperwithpolish@gmail.com). Check your spam folders please! The winner has 48 hours to respond. If I do not get a response within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. You must be 18 or older to be eligible. Shares via Facebook on Facebook accounts designed for the purpose of sharing giveaways only will be disqualified. Please share this giveaway on your real Facebook account! 




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The Cult Nails Dance All Night Collection was provided from Cult Nails. All other prizes were provided by Pamper with Polish.