Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Guest Post by Addicted to Polish: Purple Potion

Please enjoy this guest post from my friend Savannah!

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Hello to all those Kellie Gonzo readers out there! I'm Savannah from Addicted to Polish. I was so excited when Kellie asked me to do a guest post. When I say excited, I mean fan girl excited. I've been reading her blog for years!

I started off doing some nail art, but nothing was coming out right, so I decided on some glitter because glitter makes me happy! I went with Girly Bits Purple Potion. It has loads of purple, indigo, and holo micro glitter all in a purple jelly base. Let me tell you, pictures don't do it justice. If you're a purple lover, you probably need this.

This is 3 coats with Gelous and Seche Vite to smooth it all out.
girly bits purple potion
girly bits purple potion

Purple Potion is available at GirlyBits.com and retails for $13 CAD. I think that's around $10 USD. What do you think of this glitter?

Thanks for having me Kellie!

Savannah's Blog | Facebook | Instagram

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Aren't this woman's nails just to die for?! I have a serious nail crush on her! Thanks very much Savannah :)

❤ Kellie

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Guest Post by Lavish Layerings: Belle of the Flowers

Please enjoy the following guest post from my friend Jenny!

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Hi everyone! I'm Jenny from Lavish Layerings and I'm so excited to be guest posting for Kellie today! I've been a long-time follower of Kellie's blog and have had the pleasure of getting to know her a bit better this year and she is SUCH a sweetheart! I've always admired her picture perfect swatches and her ability to rock her nails at any length...they ALWAYS look amazing! I feel like my wishlist grows every time that I read her blog, so I thought it would be appropriate for today's post to be about a polish that Kellie featured recently that I have been drooling over ever since. 

When I think about Kellie, I think about bright, happy colors. I almost went with neons for today's post, but I know that she has a particular affection for corals. For her Valentine's Day mani this year, Kellie featured KBShimmer's Belle of the Mall and I fell instantly in love with its squishy, sparkly goodness. When KBShimmer recently had a 20% off sale, it was one of the first ones to go in my cart and when it arrived, I knew it was the perfect choice for this post. For my mani, I wanted to include some stamping but I also wanted to keep it simple so as not to detract from the gorgeousness of the base. I used an open floral design from MoYou London's Pro XL plate 10 and Mundo de Unas Black for the stamping. I adore the contrast of the black against the bright coral base and the fact that the stamp doesn't cover up all of the sparkle, but allows it to shine through. Sometimes the simplest manis have the most striking result. 

And here is Belle of the Mall on its own. It's a squishy, bright corally pink jelly filled with silver holo glitters in different sizes. The formula is perfect in classic KBShimmer style with great glitter density and spread. I used 3 thin coats for this mani. Just look at the fabulous sparkly depth! This polish is perfect for spring and summer. It would make a gorgeous pedi color as well.

I want to give a huge thank you to Kellie for inviting me to post today and to all of her readers for having me! Thanks so much for looking everyone!

Jenny's Blog | Facebook | Instagram 

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Thank you Jenny for your beautiful post! I'm so glad to have met her, she's such a genuine person and she has fabulous skills!

❤ Kellie

Monday, March 30, 2015

Guest Post by Very Emily: Minty Stamping

Please enjoy the following post from my friend Emily!

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Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I run the blog Very Emily. I'm kind of fangirling to be guest posting for Kellie today, she was one of the very first blogs I started following way back when her blog was still called Also Known As... I think we started blogging around the same time so I'm proud of us both for still being around after such a long time!

I wasn't quite sure what to create for my guest post but ended up feeling inspired by some nail art I spied on the Pet'la Plate Facebook page. I ended up with something slightly different but I really loved the concept so I had to recreate something similar!

I started with Icing Mintage as my base, a gift from my friend Deborah (Love Varnish) who brought this back for me from NYC. We don't have this brand here, which is a shame because I loved this polish! Then I stamped over it with a diagonal stripes image from Pet'la Plate Loomy Sunday using Mundo De Unas black and white stamping polish. Finished it with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat. While they didn't turn out perfect I loved how these looked from a short distance. So unusual and almost 3-dimensional looking.

Hope you like them Kellie and thank you so much for having me!

Emily's Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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Thanks to Emily for her beautiful work, she is one of my best blog-o-sphere friends and I just adore her!

❤ Kellie