Monday, December 15, 2014

Smitten Polish Udora's Harvest Swatch


Here is another polish I received in my Secret Santa package!

Udora's Harvest by Smitten Polish.  It is a pretty rose gold polish with linear holo.  The holo is not very strong in artificial light but I'm sure this is a stunner in the sun!


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Smitten Polish Udora's Harvest

This was two coats of Udora's Harvest over a coat of Yellow Stopper as a peel off base, then topped with Seche Vite.  The formula was easy to work with and cleaned up well.  This would make a great stamping base!

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Smitten Udora's Harvest, two coats topped with Seche Vite


Do you have a favorite polish by Smitten?  Please share if you do!

Model City Wear With Caution 2.0 Swatch


Just a quick post to show off the Model City polish from my Secret Santa!

Here is two coats of Wear With Caution 2.0 topped with Seche Vite.  I put it over a coat of Yellow Stopper as a peel off base coat.


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Model City Wear With Caution 2.0

This polish is a deep purple with linear holo.  It is beautiful in artificial lighting, and I can only imagine the beauty of it in natural light and full sunlight!

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Model City Wear With Caution 2.0, two coats topped with Seche Vite

The formula was amazing to work with and cleaned up nicely.  The linear holo is strong and throws rainbows all over the place.

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Model City Wear With Caution 2.0 in artificial light to show holo

This is a great polish and I can't wait to try more from Model City!



Misc. Post - Epic Nail Mail/Haul


I'm going to roll this all into one post.  Even though I really want to make about ten posts about it.  Just for shiggles.  ;-)

Click the Read More link below for all my pics and info!

Click the Read More link for epic nail mail!

KBShimmer Shade Shifter Ornament Mani


Oh.... my.... goodness.  I am blown away by this polish.

If you have no indies in your nail polish collection, please go give a look at KBShimmer's site (link here) and BUYALLTHEINDIES!!!11!1!

Seriously, I don't know how she does it.... Christy from KBShimmer makes a stellar product and her processing time is sooooo quick!  Even now, around the busiest time of year!  Just my experience with this polish you'll see in this post, based on this one time, I went back and ordered a bunch more. 

Anyway, many more pics and info after the jump!  Click the Read More link down below.

KBShimmer Mani

(I really need to start cropping before I load pics here... sorry about that.)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December BHB Mani Swap


Mani Swap Time!

This month I was graced with IG@thepolishedperspective as a partner!  She is fabulous.  Her natural nail shape is unique, and her swatches are great.  Check out her page on IG, she's got really great nail art on there too!

Without further ado, I give you our monthly mani swap!  Originals on the left, recreations on the right.  More info and pics after the jump, just click the Read More link down below.



Friday, December 5, 2014

Candy Canes and Snowflakes Mani


As usual, I'm a bit behind posting these.  Here are my first festive Christmas nails for this year!  More pics and info after the jump, just click the Read More link down below.

Candy Canes and Snowflakes

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Mani


Happy Thanksgiving!!

I started out wanting to do a water marble turkey using various colors, but ran out of time (time is just so hard to come by precious with a 2-year-old!)  ;-)

So I found a stamp that would work, and yet the finished product turned out completely different than what I had in mind.  *shrug*  I am loving the cranberry and gold though!  More pics and info after the jump, just click the Read More link down below!

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Thanksgiving themed mani