Waiter, I’ll have the water marble 

So let me put this disclaimer out from now before anyone decides they wasn’t sent for but they wanna come for me…. this list you’re about to read is based off MY experience doing the water marble technique! I didn’t put out a poll nor am I saying I’ve tried every brand known to nails. I want to let other water marble enthusiasts know what I know.

I am a self proclaimed water marble design expert! I love this technique, I really enjoy any chance to wear it; when I do wear it I get lots of compliments of fascination.

So like I’ve previously mentioned, here are some brands that make my water marbling come out perfectly.

*Favorite to use

Mainstream brands (and where they’re sold)

  • *OPI- online, Ulta, TJMaxx, Beall’s Outlet, Sally’s Beauty Supply, JCPenney salon, Regis Hair Salon, Target, Salon Centric, Cosmoprof etc.
  • *China Glaze- sold online, Ulta, Sally’s, Cosmoprof, Salon Centric
  • Morgan Taylor- Ulta, JCPenney Salon, Cosmoprof 
  • Sinful Colors- Walgreens, Kmart, Big Lots, Target, Ulta
  • Wet n Wild Megalast- Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Walmart, Target, Five Below
  • *Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear- Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Dollar General
  • *Bettina- sold in South FL, Orlando & online @ http://www.bettinacosmetics.com
  • Orly- Sally’s, Ulta, online
  • Pure Ice- Walmart
  • Zoya- Ulta, online 
  • *Color Club- Walmart (recently stocked), online

Indie Polish (& links to their IG)

  • *KBShimmer-http://instagram.com/kbshimmer
  • *In The Name of Polish-http://instagram.com/inthenameofpolish
  • Native Warpaints-http://instagram.com/nativewarpaints
  • Boii Cosmetics-http://instagram.com/boiicosmetics
  • *Pipe Dream Polish-http://instagram.com/pipedreampolish
  • Sweet & Sour Lacquer-http://instagram.com/sweetandsourlacquer
  • ColoresdeCarol- http://instagram.com/coloresdecarol

I’ve made my list and checked it twice lol. Trust me when I say that ya girl has tried a TON of brands that worked well for others just not for me, so hey I stick with what I know!! 
If you’re into water marbling nail designs, what brands are your go to? Put me on……

Thanks for reading!! 

All The Bright Moves KBShimmer swatches

*Press Sample*

*These polishes were provided to me by KBShimmer in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are of my due based on personal experience*

As seen in my previous post where I showed you the upcoming release for this neon collection by KBShimmer, today you’ll see swatches. 

While these polishes release today only at Polish Con NY, they will release online next Friday on the KBShimmer website.

Swatch time…..



Color Me Rad

 
Please Don’t Glow Girl


All The Bright Moves

Race Against Slime


Double Pog Dare You


Let’s Be Frank


If you’ve been following my blog you would know that I am a huge fan on bright colors in general, polish being a big part of that for me. When it comes out to wearing bright polish, these colors would be my fly to!!


However, I must disclose that I had a few issues with this formula (not saying that the ones you buy will result the same). The formula for the batch I got was kind of thick, stringy & gloopy. I had no issue with 2 of them which was Color Me Rad & Double Pog Dare You. I did manage to create a water marble design using them.


As aforementioned, these will release online next Friday! If you’re lucky enough to go to Polish Con Ny today, let me know which ones you picked up!!




Thanks for reading!!

All The Bright Moves collection by KBShimmer 

*press release*



“What we gonna do now is go back…. allll the way back”…….

I love this time of the year when makeup and polish makers bring out the loud & bright colors, it brings instant happiness into my life!!
So tell me, where you anything like me during my childhood? Did you spend your Saturday mornings watching Zach and Kelly? Did the Fresh Prince theme song play in your head (that you knew word for word) while you begged for the latest Lisa Frank stickers? Were Caboodles and Trapper Keepers all the rage among your friends? Did you load your arms with jelly bracelets and died without your Aqua Net? Was your scrunchie collection the envy of your friends? If you answered yes, then you might be a child of the late 80’s and early 90’s, the inspiration for KBShimmer’s latest nail polish collection, All The Bright Moves. Based on that time of neon colors, stickers, and big hair, let these 6 neon shades take you back to a time where fashion was so bright, you had to wear shades.

 

The All The Bright Moves collection consists of 6, juicy shades that are almost crelly like in formula. These shockingly bright shades are inspired by the late 80’s and early 90’s of my childhood. Each covers well in 2 coats without a white base, but those with longer nails may prefer 3 coats.

All The Bright Moves (NEONS!!): Launch 04/29/17 at Polish Con NY – Online 05/05/17

You have time to nail those moves for this collection, get bright or get left!! 

KBSHIMMER Nauti By Nature collection swatches

*Press Sample*

So folks, I know you showing off KBShimmer’s holo polish last week right…. well I’ve got some more showing off to do!! These 6 holos will be available on their website this Saturday so get your nails and your coins together!! For now, check out these swatches, watch out for the holo bling and thank me later!!

Macaw Me Maybe



The Girl is Tiki



Copa-Banana 



Latitude Adjustment 



Tropic Like It’s Hot



Keep Palm and Carry On


HOLO MOLY right!! Lol! Which one is your favorite?

KBShimmer LE Indie Shop Polish Swatch

Y’all I started seeing these swatches going up on blogs and just knew my scheduled post went up…. NOT!!

I don’t have to express again how much I love KBSHIMMER’s holo polishes, but I do think it bears repeating. This limited edition polish is called I Never Wood Have Guessed reminds me of wood grain patterns with a dash of holo in the mix. 

Take a gander…


There’s another LE polish that I did not choose and (I’m kicking myself for it). That polish is called It’s Petrifying, it’s a creme-glitter formula.

These two shades will be available at The Indie Shop 03/11/17 and will go on sale online from 03/18/17 – 03/31/17.

Also, the Nauti By Nature collection willl launch 03/11/17 at The Indie Shop Atlanta – Online 03/18/17

This spring let KBShimmer’s Nauti By Nature collection take you on a trip to the islands, where life is slower, the days are warmer, and flip flops are the norm. These 12 nail polishes represent different accepts of a tropical vacation, from the pastel homes of the Bahamas, to brightly colored ropes on fisherman’s ships, to the fronds of the palm trees. Let the bright colors of the Macaw and shimmering shades of sea life whisk you away on your own nautical retreat. 6 holographic colors are complimented with 6 additional shades in shimmery, crelly, or glittery finishes, for a truly tropical collection.


The official release date is 03/18/17 for online sales.  

Get ready for the Nauti by Nature collection. You down with KBS? Lol 

KBShimmer Office Space Collection 

*Press Sample*
Are you one of those people that wear flashy polish on the weekend then hurry up and change it for work on Monday (raises hand). I’m just the type to feel like there’s a certain professionalism to your professional manicure.

I think that’s what KBShimmer had it mind with their Office Space collection. Check out the 8 shades they created in order to help you keep it classy at work.

Here’s the ones I chose, you can’t go wrong with subtle holo nails or a holo accent nail.
Fax of Life

Makin Copies (for some reason just just not swatch well for me. It’s silver in the bottle but the picture gives a white shimmering finish)

A Hint Of Manila (Took picture before I got my birthday nails).

These 3 shades and 5 more will release tomorrow on the KBShimmer website.
Which ones will you be purchasing?

Thanks for reading!!

Balloons for a Mermaid

Hey ladies, sitting here getting my talons ready for another work week and I felt myself getting bored so I decided to get a lil creative. As you can see this is what boredom breeds, this is what I came up with; PHEW this color was very trying in order to come up with a specific color. I had to mix light green eyeshadow, this bahama blue acrylic paint (very little) & some white base lacquer to come up with this. Never will I try this again too much shaking and mixing I felt like a mad scientist.

I already had this glitter pack from a purchase months ago, I bought it from a store misfitson8th on etsy.com. This has pink squares, pink fine glitter, red & blue octagon shapes in it. I love this combo together.

Here’s 3 coats of “Balloons for a Mermaid”, enjoy……

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