My First Full Floral Mani

Believe it or not I have actually never done a full floral manicure ever and this is my very first attempt! Hah!
When the challenged called for a floral manicure I was litereally at a blank. So I turned to my best friend – Google for some inspiration. After a few clicks I came across this manicure by the talented Sarah from Chalkboard Nails.  Of course as you read on (which I did not), you would know that this design was infact by Mr Candiipants.
I liked the whimsical look that this floral manicure had. So without much hesitation I went for it. And this was before I found Mr Candiipants’ YouTube tutorial =.=


Overall I would say this manicure is really easy to recereate. And all you need are the brushes from the nail polish bottles. No need to hunt high and low for nail art brushes. As for the dots, I believe I used the tip of the nearest pen to me. Heh.


It was quite hard for me when the next challenge came along. I probably should’ve planned it out properly so that I could have it on for a few more days. Alas! The procrastinator in me got the better of me. LOL

Blue Leopard

Since my monochrome leopard nails got so much attention the last time I thought that I would recreate a blue version of it for the ‘most complimented/attention grabbing manicure’ challenge.
Unfortunately this manicure didn’t get to see daylight. Literally. I was looking forward for them to be as awesome as the black and grey ones but alas they did not reach that level of awesomeness..THEN!
I think it might be the color combination but I was just not impressed. I think I removed them less than 10minutes after I snapped these photos :/ Looking back at them now, I think they look kinda cute. LOL. *undecisive woman*
xoxo L

Cult Nails Casual Elegance Collection Pre-Sale Info

Casual Elegance Collection

Set your alarm, because the Casual Elegance Collection will be for sale starting Wednesday, March 19 at midnight Eastern Time.

We’ve created another 3 piece set for March 2014.  The collection is made up of 3 Limited Edition colors (left to right: Intriguing, Winter’s Light, and Casual Elegance).  The collection will sell during pre-sale for $24.00.  Any remaining stock will be available for individual sale following the pre-sale period.  Pre-sales will begin March 19th and end April 2.  A 2 week window to secure your set at the discounted price.  Following pre-sales, remaining stock will be available for $12-$14 per polish.  
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Purple Clouds

I finally got myself to try the cloud manicure I saw on Nail Side long long ago. As much as everyone says it is really easy to do I somehow always messed it up. It is either the clouds werr too skinny, uneven, too fat.. you get my drift.
When the nail art challenge I took part in asked for a ‘technique that you are not familiar with’ I had 2 things in mind – water marbling or clouds. I did a water marble on one nail, 3 times and finally gave up. And for this manicure, I actually did remove a few nails because I was not too happy with it =/
To be honest, I like them but I am also slightly disappointed. My ‘clouds’ seems to be a more square than round D: But, for a first try, I think I shall give them a pass 😛

Blue Polka Dots

OMG. I am really really slacking with my blogging. I am really sorry about it but life has just taken priority over anything. There has been a big change recently and I have been trying to cope. Please bear with me.
Today, I have more polka dots for you. Yup MORE polka dots!
I have to say that polka dots are my thing. Whenever I am out of ideas I would turn to my dotting tools. And of the many times I do, I end up with these basic little dots. Though these are a little different considering that my dots are usually way bigger. I guess small dots looks nice too once in a while.
I used one of my oldest polishes in this manicure! The blue polish – OPI No Room for the Blues is one of my very first OPI nail polish purchases way back when! I am surprised that it still applies really nicely after 3 years! So ladies, NEVER believe the label when it says nail polish spoils after 24 months. If you really want to get rid of them – please please send them my way. LOL!
xoxo Louanne

KBShimmer Press Release Spring 2014

KBShimmer Spring Polish Line Set For Release March 14th, 2014

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KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 16 new colors to their 3-Free polish line.  Owner Christy Rose says “Spring has inspired the KBShimmer staff to create two collections filled with fun, vibrant color.  For the first time, we will also be offering cream polishes.  These polishes pair wonderfully with many existing KBShimmer polishes, but are also wonderful alone.”

The Spring 2014 Glitter Collection includes one glitter top coat, one sparkling jellies, four glitter creally polishes, and two holographic polishes.  “Spring is such a fun time, with flowers in bloom, warmer weather, and Easter.  Though the snow is still around for many, we were inspired this spring by the thoughts of warmer weather, and the many different flowers that come with it.  Easter also played a part, with us borrowing many of the tones and colors you find in Easter candy” says Rose.

The Spring 2014 Cream Collection offers 8 polishes in opaque, cream finishes.  Rose states “We are very excited to offer up polishes in cream finishes.  Not only can each of the 8 new colors be worn alone, those creams are ideal for layering.  We use creams not only for glitter top coats, but for under creally and jelly polishes too.”  Both collections are set for release March 14, 2014st at  Polishes in the Glitter Collection will retail for $8.75 per 15 ml bottle, while polishes in the Cream Collection will retail for $7.50 per 15 ml bottle.

The Glitters & Holos – For quick dry time and smooth feel, follow with KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

Full Bloom Ahead- This white based polish is loaded with small, medium and large hex glitters in fuchsia, navy, teal, gold and orange; colors reminiscent of those floral tones that signal spring is near. Best in 3 Coats.

Belle Of The Mall- This coral toned pink polish is a fun color to brighten your day. This jelly like polish is loaded with holographic silver hexes in various sizes and is stunner in the sun.  Best layered in three coats, or worn over a coordinating cream.

Rush Flower Traffic- A metallic glitter top coat with fuchsia, gold, green, sapphire, and aqua glitters in hex and dot glitters fill this polish. Ideal as 1 coat over our Chick Me Out or Honeydew List creams, this topper can be worn over so many colors!

Daisy About You- A pale green creally, this spring polish features neon green hex glitters swimming among purple and lavender hexes and a scattering of lavender daisy glitters.  Best in 3 Coats.

Laugh Myself Lily- A muted jade creally with holographic hexes in gold, pink, sliver, lavender and blue.  Pink and light aqua dots complete this muted polish.  To allow the glitters to shine this polish more sheer and is best layered in three coats.

Quick and Flirty- Every girl needs a good violet colored polish in their collection, and what better than one that comes with a rainbow!  This linear holographic offers full coverage in 2 coats, add a third for a deep lilac color.

Make My Gray – A pale shade of gray sets off glitters in turquoise, gunmetal, pale aqua and coral. Wear alone in 3 coats, or layer this over a grey like My Life’s Porpoise for a unique spring manicure.

Prism Break- This linear holo top coat was designed to bring maximum rainbow bling, while still allowing the color below to shine.  One light coat over any cream will turn your color into a holographic lover’s dream.

The Creams – Ideal for wearing alone, under glitter polish, or for nail art.  For quick dry time, follow with KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

Life Rose On – This is my perfect pink, bright cheery, and it covers in 1-2 coats.  This vivid cerise polish has blue undertones, making it wearable for many skin tones.  Pair this with your favorite glitter topper or use in stamping for a girly manicure.

Chick Me Out- This bright yellow cream is the ideal shade to welcome warmer weather.  Full coverage in two coats, I love this under Rush Flower Traffic.

Honeydew List- Just like ripe honeydew, this dusty pastel green is perfect for spring or summer.  This is the ideal color to wear under Rush Flower Traffic, or pair with Ice Queen for a sparkly spring manicure.  Full coverage in just 2 coats.

A Touch Of Glass-  This light aqua mint cream reminds me of tumbled sea glass.  A pastel green with blue undertones, this color is covers in 2-3 coats.

Sky Jinks- I love those days, the ones when there is not a cloud in site, and the sky is the most stunning shade of bright blue.  This medium blue cream with a hint of dustiness, reminds me of those perfect days.  Sky Kinks covers in 1 coat with careful application and is perfect in two.

Pansy-Monium- This pansy purple cream offers full coverage in just two coats.  With a slight red undertone, this purple will look great even on warm skin tones.

My Life’s Porpoise- No matter if you spell it gray or grey, this pale shade is a neutral that is fun to wear alone, or under bright toppers like U Rock My Heart.  This creamy shade covers fully in two coats.

Eclipse- Black is a fashion staple, not only in clothes, but on your nails!  This is a true black cream, covering in 1-2 coats.

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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.
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