Thursday, October 30, 2014

KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection Swatches & Review

Yay more KBShimmer! They have a massive collection for Winter 2014; they're bringing back 5 fan favorite shades, and are adding 11 new ones! They also have four new cuticle oil scents and a new sheet of holiday vinyl nail decals. These all come out on 11/1/14, so you won't have to wait long to be able to pick these up. Long post ahead, fyi!

First I'll show you the 5 returning shades :) Kringle All the Way is a glitter topper in a clear base, with holographic circle glitters of green, red, and silver plus little holo bits. This is a total holiday polish! Reminds me of bulbs on a tree. I put one coat over a white crème. I had to do a little dabbing and placing.
KBShimmer Kringle All the Way

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

$200 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway

Hey friends! I've been out of town and a little under the weather for a few days now so sorry for my absence. I have an awesome giveaway to bring you today though, brought to you by The Beauty Blogazons. One lucky winner will receive a $200 gift card to Sephora! The giveaway is open to residents of USA and Canada, and it runs from 10/27/14 to 11/03/14. Please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The options are mainly instagram follows, but you can earn an entry for commenting on this blog post answering the question: What would you buy if you won this gift card??

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Remember to read all terms and conditions before entering and good luck!!

❤ Kellie

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Picks from the China Glaze Fall 2014 All Aboard Collection Swatches & Review

Helllooooo! This year China Glaze put out a Fall collection inspired by "vintage railway travel" called All Aboard. It's a collection of 12 colors with rich autumn hues in crèmes, shimmers, and glitters. I purchased three of them that looked the most interesting to me so here they are! :)

First is my favorite, Choo-Choo Choose You, a smokey purple with gold shimmer that also has a green/brown duochrome. Seriously. Stunning. It's sheer on the first coat but builds to be opaque in only two. It's a way weird polish because it also looks kinda blue in the bottle! It looks mostly shimmery dusty purple with gold shimmer in the sun, but in lower lights the duochrome is super apparent. I loved wearing this, I didn't take it off for almost a week!
China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You

I tried to capture the duochrome with this shade photo, but I couldn't do it justice. My friend Krystal over at Polish Galore has some great shots showing the awesome green tilt to it.
China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You

Next is Lug Your Designer Baggage, a medium/dark brown with tons of pale goldish flakies. Some flakies reflect rainbow but these don't, they're solid. This polish reminds me of Louis Vuitton luggage, so chic! The formula on this was a bit watery, but quite opaque and easy to apply. It also dries very shiny. I used two coats here.
China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage

And last is Mind the Gap, a golden olive brownish shimmer with light green and gold flecks. The shimmer is great in this, it has bits that sparkle out at you like twinkle lights! I love "ugly pretty" colors like this, totally my style. The formula is very watery and pretty sheer on the first coat, but becomes almost opaque in two. I used three here for good measure.
China Glaze Mind the Gap

So those are my picks from the All Aboard collection this year! I liked a lot more of the shades, but figured I had similar colors for most of them. I'm really happy with these three though and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for something unique this Fall. These should be available at Sally Beauty and Ulta now, I purchased mine online. What do you think of these? Did you pick up anything from the All Aboard collection?

Talk to you soon dears :)

❤ Kellie