Friday, September 4, 2015

Glam Polish Darkly Dreaming Collection [Partial] Swatches & Review

I'm back today with more Glam Polish! I really can't get enough of this indie brand! Releasing tonight, this collection is called Darkly Dreaming, inspired by the TV series Dexter. I am a big fan of the thriller genre, but I just couldn't get into Dexter for some reason. However, I did watch the first season so I have a pretty good idea how the names of these polishes came about. There are nine shades in the collection, I have six of them to share with you today.

They all have very similar, if not practically identical, formulas. All six are deeper jewel toned scattered holographic shades packed with holo glitter and glass fleck shimmer. They go on quite smooth and are very easy to apply. All are opaque in two coats. I recommend a top coat as they are very glittery, but there isn't as much texture upon dry down as I expected.

Doomsday is a dark blue-ish purple.
Glam Polish Doomsday
Glam Polish Doomsday

Homicidal Tendencies is a dark teal.
Glam Polish Homicidal Tendencies
Glam Polish Homicidal Tendencies

Road Kill is a burnt orange red.
Glam Polish Road Kill
Glam Polish Road Kill

It's Alive! is a green with a slightly blue tinge. 
Glam Polish It's Alive!
Glam Polish It's Alive!

Dex, Lies, & Videotape is a dark magenta-y purple.
Glam Polish Dex, Lies, & Videotape
Glam Polish Dex, Lies, & Videotape

Trinity is a lovely warm red.
Glam Polish Trinity
Glam Polish Trinity

The three shades in the collection that I don't have are the same type of polish as the others, scattered holographics with ultra holo glitter and shimmering glass flecks, but in different shades. Remember the Monsters? is a dark blue, Truth Be Told is a bright indigo blue, and Scar Tissue is a dark fuchsia.

This collection will be available for purchase starting tonight, Sept. 4th at 6pm EST (US) on the Glam Polish website. All of these shades are $11.00 per bottle. I know that they are also releasing another collection called Wicked Intent and the limited edition shade Bad Hair Day at the same time. Are you a Dexter fan? How do you like these darker holographic glitters? I love them all, but my favorite might just be Trinity!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Glam Polish Bad Hair Day Limited Edition Alopecia Awareness Shade Swatch & Review

Hi there and hello lovely reader! Today I am here with a new limited edition lacquer from Australian indie brand Glam Polish! They have produced this shade for the month of September to help raise funds and awareness for Alopecia, an autoimmune condition that causes people to lose their hair from all areas of the body, including the scalp, for which there is no known cure.
Press Sample
Image via Glam Polish
Approximately 60% of people diagnosed are under the age of 20, and for children especially, hair loss can have a negative impact on their self-esteem, which in many cases is linked to anxiety, depression, impaired academic performance and lack of social inclusion. To support children affected by the condition, Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation & Variety grants wigs - helping children gain their confidence and feel more comfortable amongst their peers.

* Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) is a HAIRLOSS Condition, that can cause round patches of baldness, or total body hairless.

* There are 3 Main Types of Alopecia: Alopecia Areata - round patches / bald spots, Alopecia Totalis - complete Scalp baldness and Alopecia Universalis - total hair loss from body and scalp.

*Alopecia Areata is a believed to be a AUTOIMMUNE disease: the immune system mistakenly attacks the body (hair follicles) instead of defending it.

*Alopecia Areata affects MEN & WOMEN equally. It can occur at ANY AGE, often begins during childhood or early teen years. It does not discriminate on race.

*Alopecia is NOT Contagious.

Bad Hair Day is a linear holographic medium-deep navy blue with silver, navy and bright blue holographic microglitter. It has an amazing formula, just like all the other Glam Polish shades I've tried. Covers completely in two coats. It does dry a little bit textured with all of the glitter, but a layer of top coat will smooth it out just fine.

The color was named by 13-year-old Natalia Voss, who lives with Alopecia Areata. Some days it can be very hard covering up patches of missing hair or even looking at your hair in the mirror when you have Alopecia Areata so we thought this was the perfect name for our fundraising shade.

Bad Hair Day will be available for purchase starting September 4th at 6 pm EST (US) on www.glampolish.com.au. $7.00 AUD from each bottle sold of this polish goes to the Alopecia Areata Association of Australia Foundation Inc. to help fund wings for children with the condition and aid in educating against bullying. If you would like to help the cause without purchasing the polish, you can donate HERE. Since I was given the opportunity to review this shade for free, I contributed the amount that would have been donated had I purchased it. 

Tell me what you think about this beautiful glittery lacquer! I am head over heels in love with it! It supports a very worthy cause and of course it makes my nails look pretty! I'll be back with some more Glam Polish tomorrow, so stay tuned!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

KBShimmer Fall 2015 Collection Swatches & Review

Hi cookies! Today is very exciting! I have been waiting for one special Fall collection to come out and this is the day to unveil it! I'm talking about indie darling KBShimmer of course, and I have her much anticipated Fall collection to show you! There are twelve colors all together, which include 4 crèmes, 6 glitter crelly/jelly mixes, 1 ultra holo, and 1 microglitter. And one of the glitters is a glow-in-the-dark polish! Yay and hooray!

Be Scareful is a white crelly with matte orange and black dots, shreds, stars, triangles and hex glitters. This had really good opacity, it only needed two coats. It is a little thicker than most of their crelly mixes because this is a glow-in-the-dark polish, which have a heftier consistency. Dries semi-satiny so use a top coat for full gloss. I failed at getting a good glow-in-the-dark photo of this guy, but I'm sure some of the other reviewers will deliver.
KBShimmer Be Scareful

Breaking Blues is a medium periwinkle crème. This is such a beautiful color, I absolutely love it. It has a really great formula, almost opaque in one coat but I used two for total coverage. Even if you have similar periwinkle shades in your collection, let me tell you, you need this! Also, it might appear at first glance to be similar to the original Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, but it's a lot more purple toned.
KBShimmer Breaking Blues

Carpe Denim is a dark navy jelly filled with small holographic silver glitters. This had quite a good level of opacity for a jelly. It went on really smooth and there was a good distribution of glitter without having to manipulate it at all. It dried nice and shiny as well. This is two coats.
KBShimmer Carpe Denim

Dark & Twisty is a black jelly with metallic glitters in rainbow colors. I was surprised at the coverage on this one too, it was almost a one coater! I used two for a deeper look. This shade is perfect for the Halloween season! It reminds me of a freak show or haunted carnival or something.
KBShimmer Dark & Twisty

Fig-Get About It is a linear holographic lacquer in a purpley-burgundy shade. It was a little sheer at first and took three coats for full opacity. The holo is intense on this, it's super rainbow-y in the sunlight!
KBShimmer Fig-Get About It
KBShimmer Fig-Get About It

I Feel Gourd-geous is a coppery champagne holographic microglitter. It has pretty good coverage, but I needed three coats to cover the nail fully. It's not overly chunky, but it does dry satiny matte so I recommend a layer or two of top coat to completely smooth it and make it really shine.
KBShimmer I Feel Gourd-geous

I've Seen Sweater Days is a muted turquoisey teal crelly with blue, aqua, green and silver metallic glitters. This had the same great crelly glitter formula that I've come to know KBShimmer for, really easy to apply with great glitter payoff. Two coats.
KBShimmer I've Seen Sweater Days

Open Toad Shoes is a soft olive green crelly with glitters in metallic burgundy, blue, and greeny gold with some holographic sparkle. Another stellar formula, no muss, no fuss. Two coats here as well. This might be my favorite, it's so unique! And that name, mama, it's giving me life!
KBShimmer Open Toad Shoes

Soul Deep is a blackened blue crème with purple undertones. Sleek and oh so rich with an amazing formula. Almost opaque in one coat, but I used two for full opacity.
KBShimmer Soul Deep

Such A Vlad-Ass is another crème, this time in a bright but deep fresh blood red. Oh, so you say a red is a red is a red? Well not this time buster! I've fallen head over heels with this indie brand's crèmes and this red is a knockout! You need it. Two coats.
KBShimmer Such A Vlad-Ass

Talk Qwerty To Me is a shimmery teal with micro flake shimmer in blue and gold. I had a little trouble with this one, it can get a little thick on the nail if your coats are too heavy. I recommend using thin coats and letting each dry completely, or you risk pulling off the polish you already put down. I used three coats here. This could also look nice layered, maybe over Soul Deep or a black crème.
KBShimmer Talk Qwerty To Me

Teal It To My Heart is the last in the collection and another fabulous crème. Like the name suggests, it's a beautiful teal color. This was completely opaque in one coat; I used two like I always do, but you can totally use one with no issue.
KBShimmer Teal It To My Heart

This collection will be available September 15, 2015 on KBShimmer.com, Amazon.com and at select salons & retailers. For sales outside the U.S., visit www.harlowandco.org. Tell me what you think of this collection! Are you dying for those crèmes? Or are you more into the glitters? My top picks are Open Toad Shoes for its uniqueness, Breaking Blues for the color, and Carpe Denim for the hawtness! Talk to you soon!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.