Thursday, December 12, 2013

KBShimmer - Kringle All The Way

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Hello Lovelies!! I have a quick post for you today!

Christmas is going to be here VERY soon! And with Christmas comes giving and gifts (of course there is the Reason for the Season too!)! A wonderful way to do both is by purchasing KBShimmer's charity polish this year, Kringle All The Way!! It is stunning, but also is for a great cause. You can purchase it here - KBShimmer Kringle All The Way  - for $8.75 and $4 will be donated to Toys for Tots!! It is also sold at Harlow & Co., but currently out of stock. Follow Harlow & Co., for updates in restocks! HERE at Harlow & Co.!

I started with two coats of the new Zoya Chantal!

Then I added 1 coat of KBShimmer Kringle All The Way, and topped with Clearly on Top by KBShimmer (love this top coat!!).


Another picture holding Chantal!

I love this combo!! It actually matches my walls and tree!! Didn't realize it until after painting and I walked into my living room! I suppose it's why I was drawn to the combo ;-)

In case you missed above, this Friday, December 13, will be your last chance to purchase so Christy can buy the gifts for the kiddies of Toys for Tots!! Buy it here: KBShimmer Kringle All The Way
Have a fantastic day!!!! 

Much Love,

*These products have been sent to me for review.  All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.*

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wreaths by Emma Ruth


If you liked these wreaths, be sure to check out my review and GIVEAWAY!!! - Click HERE~!

Hello Lovelies!! Today I wanted to quick show you some beautiful creations - Wreaths by Emma Ruth on Etsy.

Shabby Chic Lace Yarn Wreath in Pink and Cream with Korker Ribbon and Flowers

I posted the picture above on Instagram the other day, and I'm still incredibly in love with it.  Unfortunately, I couldn't think of a place to put it!! I joked that maybe I'll have to change my yellow polish room to pink...maybe Mr. CC wouldn't mind!??! :-D *wink wink*

This stunning wreath was made by an old friend of mine! Emily, her first name, and I have actually known each other since grade school.  It's crazy how fast the time flies! ;-)  I contacted her to make a similar type wreath with an accent of blue instead of pink, so I can hang it on my living room front door.  I'm so excited, as I've admired her work for quite a while.  Lucky for me, she didn't mind the custom or working with my current dećor! 

I wanted to spotlight some of Emily's work below!!  I contacted her to see if she might hold a giveaway for you, dear readers!! So please look for that in the beginning of 2014! Until then, head to her shop to see what's available!! You can contact her on Etsy for a custom order or international shipping quotes. She is also on Facebook currently hosting $5 off an order of available wreaths if you share her Facebook status - HERE

Lots of beauties!!

I love these next two!! They're similar, yet it just love all the differences! Kinda like polish haha!! These are NOT the same. They're SIMILAR :-D

She also will add lettering! (Additional costs, contact for details). 

Holiday fun ones!!

Gift ideas too!! How cute!!

Or letters that are too cute!

As I mentioned above, please stay tuned to my review and giveaway in 2014!! ;-) Until here - Wreaths By Emma Ruth!

Hope you all are well!! I'm still here swatching!! Hoping to have a few blog posts done soon, just been so busy, especially now with the Holidays here!!! Miss you all!!!

Much Love,

Sunday, November 10, 2013

KBShimmer Blogger Collection 2013 and Giveaway!

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The Blogger Collection

"This year I reached out to some of my favorite bloggers to create 11 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.  Those polishes are described below." --Christy Rose of KBShimmer

Each polish retails for $8.75, and comes in a full sized 15 ml (.5 oz) bottle. These polishes will be released on 11/1 on KBShimmer. In addition to the new polishes, KBShimmer will also be offering free priority shipping through 12/31 for all orders over $50.   For international orders, Harlow & Co. offers free shipping for orders over $50 within Canada and to the US, if you're international shipping is FREE on orders over $75 (but not more than $300).

Hello Everyone!!  I'm so excited to share the KBShimmer Blogger Collection with you today!  You've already seen my shade, Christmas Now!  If you missed it, you can see that HERE!!  I'll include the information of each shade given from Christy, which explains each blogger's idea behind the polish!  The formula on all of these was fantastic!  

So many wonderful bloggers! I'm so honored and excited to be included in this!  I highly recommend clicking to view these other amazing blogs!  I've listed where to find each person with their polish ;-)

Get ready for a huge post, oh and a giveaway at the end too!

Toast-ess With The Mostest  - Valesha from Peachy Polish

Champagne goes hand in hand with so many winter celebrations, that it was no surprise that I was asked to capture the spirit of a glass of bubbly.  This clear glitter topper is loaded with glitters in shades of gold, silver and pink.  Circle and hex glitters from micro to large give this polish is sparkling look.  This is a glitter packed, thick polish, so one dabbed on coat is recommended.  We think it looks great over Plum Tuckered Out. 

You can find Valesha at  Since Valesha is such a peach, just like her name, that's the shade I decided to use as the base!  I used Carrigan by Pretty & Polished.  I will be reviewing this soon!  This is 2 coats with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Carrigan is available at

What a fun polish, full of circle glitters, holo, and sparkle!  It really looks stunning in person!  Next, I used 1 coat of Toast-ess with the Mostest over Pretty & Polished Carrigan.  I finished with Clearly on Top.

Merry Pinkmas – Cris from Let Them Have Polish
Cris has a history of Merry Pinkmas posts on her blog, so what would be a better fit then a pink Christmas polish!  This light cotton candy pink polish features red, green and neon glitters.  Best in 2-3 coats.

I used 2 coats along with 2 coats of Clearly on Top to make sure it was smooth!  You can find Cris at

Such a fun pink full of colorful glitters!

I Only Have Ice For You – Sarah from Chalkboard Nails
Living in Arizona, Sarah does not see much snow, so this snow inspired polish will have to do!  Shimmering white flakes are set in a clear base.  Holographic glitters in small sizes mimic the sparkle you get from snow.  Layer this topper over any color to add sparkle and shimmer.

I started with 3 coats of Isadora by Pretty & Polished, which will be reviewed soon! You can buy at

Then, I added 1 coat of I Only Have Ice For You and 1 coat of Clearly on Top.

I felt like this could be a snowy winter's midnight mani!  I love these two together.

Plum Tuckered Out – Shelia from Pointless Café
Rich, warm colors are always winter favorite, so I was very excited to create this plum inspired polish for Shelia. This warm color has a rich base with blue undertones.  A blue shimmer really comes alive when the light hits the polish.  This polish covers well in two coats, and the tone deeps with 3 coats.

I love this combo of purple with blue specks!  I used 3 coats along with Clearly on Top. You can find Sheila at

I’d Rather Be With Blue – Lisa from Cosmetic Sanctuary
I’d Rather Be With Blue is a matte polish that represents the bright blue sky on a crisp, clear winter morning. This is the type of morning perfect for making a snowman with your family and having snowball fights!  A subtle iridescent shimmer sparkles like the snow.  Best in 2 coats.

I used 2 coats for this beautiful matte!  In person it wasn't as sheer as my photos make it seem, but a third coat wouldn't hurt either ;-)  And with Clearly on Top below, I love it glossy as well!

You can find Lisa at

Will Yule Marry Me? – Chelsea from The Nail Network
Christmas Eve holds a special place in Chelsea’s heart as that is when she got engaged!  To represent that event, Chelsea wanted a navy blue creally with sparkling silver holo glitters.  Both circle and hex holo glitters give this polish its sparkle and shine.  Best in 2 coats.

I used 2 coats of this stunning creation!  I am so in love with all the sparkle to this!  So hard to capture, but in person it was gorgeous!

You can find Chelsea at

Strung Out- Jackie from Candy Coated Tips
Strung Out is a black jelly polish with circle “light” glitters.  Metallic glitters in gold, sliver, green, blue, red and fuchsia sparkle against the black base, just as holiday lights sparkle against the night sky.  Best in 1-2 coats over black.  It will layer at 3 coats, but will be a bit lumpy.

For Strung Out, I used 2 thick coats along with 2 coats of Clearly on Top.  Mr. CC really loved this one!!  And I do too, as the circle glitters are SO cool in this black jelly!

You can find Jackie at

Green Hex And Glam – Kayla from Kayla Shavonne
Green hex And Glam was actually a custom polish for Kayla’s 3 year blogaversary, but I knew it would also be a perfect Christmas shade!  She wanted a green version of I Got A Crush On Blue.  I recreated that custom, with a deep green jelly base.  I then loaded that base with silver holographic hex glitters in sizes from micro to extra-large for an ultra-sparkly polish.  Best in 3 coats.

Green and Holo HEAVEN!  Look at this stunning dark jelly with holo glitters.  I'm so in love.  I used 2 coats along with Clearly on Top.

You can find Kayla at

Sand In My Stocking – Jen The PolishAholic
Being a California girl, Jen sees Frosty being built from sand, not snow, so this glitter topper is her twist on a beach born “Sand-Man”. The sand inspired base of this polish is made up of small glitters in gold, white, tan, brown, and grey.  From there we added gold circle “sand dollars”, gold holographic “starfish” stars, orange circle carrot noses, and a dash of water in the form of aqua colored circle glitters.  This polish is packed with glitter and can be layered in 3 coats to cover the nail line, or used as a topper with one coat.  We love it layered over I’d Rather Be With Blue.

I wanted to try something different with Sand In My Stocking!!  I used Simone by Pretty & Polished, which you can find at

I used two coats along with Clearly on Top.  This will be reviewed soon.

I then applied 1 coat of Sand In My Stocking with Clearly on Top.  It is such a fun mix that does remind me of sand!

You can find Jen at

Snow Much Fun  - Victoria from The Manicurator
Victoria wanted a polish that represented the first snow, and what better way than with snowflake glitter!  This light blue jelly sparkles with light blue holo glitter, white glitters in several sizes and finishes, a sprinkling of micro holographic glitter, and of course, white snowflake glitter. Best in 3 coats or 2 coats over I’d Rather Be With Blue.  Please note, the snowflakes are large and a heavier glitter, and though I added a large amount, there might be some fishing required to get multiple flakes on each nail.

As Christy mentioned, sometimes bigger glitters sink, so I like to flip the bottle upsidedown for a minute or two before using!  It makes it so much easier to get out of the bottle!  I used 2 coats of Snow Much Fun along with Clearly on Top.

You can find Victoria at

I hope you enjoyed this look at the gorgeous Blogger Collection 2013!!!  KBShimmer can be found Facebook to keep up to date on new collection release photos, blogger photos, and shop updates. You can also sign up to receive e-mails from KBShimmer, HERE!  Also, KBShimmer is on Instagram and Twitter as @KBShimmer!  Keep up on restock info for Harlow & Co. on Facebook.   Again, Christmas Now and the rest of the Blogger 2013 Collection and Winter 2013 Collection can be purchased at (US) and also at (Shipping is FREE at Harlow & Co. for orders over $50 within Canada and to the US, if you're international shipping is FREE on orders over $75 (but not more than $300)).

And guess what!?!  Now you have a chance to win a set of your own!  Christy was kind enough to pass along two full sets to giveaway to you, my dear readers!  So see below for details and entering!!  Best of luck to each of you!

Giveaway will start today (November 10, 2013) and end on Saturday, November 30 at 12am EST.  Two winners will be notified by email. If a potential winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.  Following Blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook will allow only one point each, per person.  You may tweet this giveaway as many times as you would like, with one point given per day, per person.  Open internationally, however I am not liable for any package that goes missing or does not make it through customs.  You must be 18 or older, or have the consent of a parent or guardian, to win.

Thank you for taking the time to read my review!  I've been busy swatching away, so I can't wait to continue to share more reviews with you soon!  Hope everyone is doing well!  ;-)

Much Love,

*These products have been sent to me for review.  All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.*