Thursday, October 29, 2015

Simple Halloween NOTD: OPI It's a Piazza Cake

I really tried, you guys!  I tried to do an adorable placement glitter spider mani, I saw here on Instagram.  "I can totally do glitter placement," she says.  "I finally have a use for bar glitter and it will be adorable," she says.  
Um no, it won't.  Your spiders will turn into circles with hair, and you'll have bar glitter everywhere but on your nails.  Sigh....
I will keep trying, because in theory it can't be that difficult, right? Practice makes perfect...or at least acceptable!  I'll meet you back here next year!

In the meantime, I decided to use the only polish I picked up from the OPI Venice collection, It's a Piazza Cake.  I am not the biggest fan of orange, but this burnt orange color just spoke to me.  I love it and I'm still wearing it! It's very subdued and flattering with the brown undertone it has.

Shown is 2 perfect, creamy coats of It's a Piazza Cake that dried quickly but I added topcoat for extra shine.  I also really wanted to try the gold leaf topper from NYC I picked up at Target, Top of the Gold.  The flakies seemed a bit more 'gold' and vibrant than some of my other flakie topcoats.  This was just 1 coat and it's really lovely, especially for under $2.00!!

Both polishes are still available and will be easy to find.  I'd love to know what's on your nails this Halloween!  Let me know and link your Instagram posts for me to see!  
Happy Halloween! :)

~ Hayley ~

Saturday, October 24, 2015

KBShimmer Fall 2015: I've Seen Sweater Days & Soul Deep

 *Provided for review*

Hello my sweet friends!  I have a couple of shades from the newest KBShimmer collection, Give Thanks For Glitter, to share today.  KBShimmer has wonderful quality polishes that are reasonably priced, and is a queen of crellies.  These two polishes coordinate so well together that it seemed a shame to not wear them both.  I'm in awe of the combinations she comes up with, so lets get right to the polishes!

First is I've Seen Sweater Days, a muted aqua crelly. KBShimmer describes it as such: A muted teal crelly, pops of cobalt blue glitter, lime green holo glitters and sliver glitters accent this polish. 3 Coats are recommended for full coverage.

You can see in this shot the holo glitters shine (there is no pink glitter, that's holo).  So gorgeous....I love the muted tone that makes this wearable any time of year.  I've Seen Sweater Days started sheer, but was fully opaque in 3 easy coats.

Soul Deep is the deep inky, indigo cream.  This is definitely a one coater polish!  I used 2 coats in my swatch but only because I didn't know what to expect.  The second coat darkened it to almost black, so I'll stick with 1 from now on.  Very good formula. No staining after a few days either, but I did use a base coat.

Outdoors - shade
I also got to try KBShimmer's quick dry topcoat Clearly On Top which I am loving - so shiny and great consistency!  I have been on the hunt for a new topcoat that was not too thick and this is my new go to.  All swatches have 1 coat of Clearly On Top.

In all the KBShimmer polishes I've tried, I have nothing but good things to say!  They really are a top notch polish and I hear their Mani Shots are amazing!  If you're interested in I've Seen Sweater Days or any of the other colors from KBShimmer's fall collection, you can find them on Amazon and on 

To keep up with all the new collections from KBShimmer, check their social media sites below. 
KBShimmer Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
I have to know...what is your favorite KBShimmer crelly?  Let me know in the comments, so I can add to my collection! :)

~ Hayley ~