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Happy Friday!!

Today I have another gorgeous Shimmer Polish for you, an absolutely loaded-with-glitter indie brand that has perfected the art of multichromatic glitter bombs. If you have never tried a Shimmer… well, just wait and see…

Taylor is a deep red jelly loaded with tiny shimmers in green, purple and red. Much like some of my favourite vampy Shimmers (see Mary, Karina, Marilyn), Taylor’s gorgeous wine-coloured jelly base allows the glitters to be suspended, seemingly in mid-air (mid-polish?), creating a jelly-sandwich-in-a-bottle! J’ADORE Taylor!!!!!!

Enough chat… look at this amazing polish, 3 beautiful coats with a coat of Gelous to smooth the glitter, and a final coat of China Glaze Fast Forward top coat:

Shimmer_Taylor

 

I love the contrast of red and purple glitters in this wine-coloured base, colours you normally wouldn’t think to put together. And like most jelly glitters, you can wear Taylor alone or over a base colour, like a black.

Look at this macro of Taylor… sigh…

Shimmer_TaylorMacro

And another, slightly lighter macro for you to drool over:

Shimmer_TaylorMacrolt

 

You can find Shimmer Polish here. Be sure to like them on Facebook to participate in their contests and see more gorgeous photos!

So do you love it nearly as much as me?

~xo

 

 

 

(Some product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

 

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Happy Saturday!!!

Today I want to introduce you to the newest collection from the amazing Aphrodite Lacquers – Printemps à Paris!!!!

I can’t even tell you how MUCH I adore this collection. There are seven polishes in total, all with a white or pastel-tint base. White base!!! I love, love, love white bases!!!

Without further ado, here is the stunning collection!!

I adore that Rebecca named this collection in French. How very romantic and appropriate for these gorgeous pastels!!

What I really love about Printemps is that most of them have a slightly monochrome look, with most of the glitter being a shade of its base colour. The exception are two very special polishes in this collection: Nuages (or clouds), which is a milky base with aqua, silver and grey glitter, and the extra-special “party-in-a-bottle” that is Fete Champetre (Garden Party), a lavender base with multi-colour glitters spanning the spectrum of all the glitters in this collection!!!! LOVE! And how appropriately named!

This entire collection will be released on October 1st on Aphrodite Lacquers’ Etsy shop!!!!

BUT WAIT….

Right now, you can WIN this entire collection over on my Facebook page, even before they are released to the public!!!!! The contest started today and runs until midnight on Sept. 29th and is open internationally!

First prize is all 7 BOTTLES of gorgeous Printemps à Paris!!

And 2nd prize is this beauty:

A bottle of Fete Champetre!!!!! Isn’t this so pretty?

I’ll have more swatches coming soon, but in the meantime, follow Rebecca on Aphrodite Lacquers’ Facebook page for the latest news, and head on over to The Obsessed on Facebook to win!!!

Good luck!

~xo

Yesterday I shared with you my excitement over finally receiving the stunning Zoya Gloss trio, which, let’s face it, contains some of the most beautiful jellies ever released.

Today I continue that obsession with part two of my jelly-fest featuring the beautiful Zoya Paloma, a sheer berry colour, sandwiched with a brand-new indie I introduced you to yesterday!

Let’s start with all four of the gorgeous Kiss Your Elbow Nail Polishes I recently received:

Aren’t they beautiful?

For today’s jelly sandwich, I used Kiss Your Elbow’s Wallflower, a gorgeous glitter polish featuring rose gold hexes and squares with little gold squares dispersed throughout.

I love the colour combo in this polish…

My mani consisted of 2 coats of Zoya Paloma over a base coat (China Glaze), followed by a coat of Wallflower, and finished up with another coat of Paloma. Paloma was a dream to work with. It applied really well for a jelly, with no streaks (you do need to be more generous with it than you would a non-jelly), and dried to a super-high-gloss shine. I could have totally skipped the top coat but used it mainly to quickly dry my mani (I used China Glaze’s Fast Forward).

in the shade

This jelly sandwich turned out amazing, literally glowing from within! The rose gold looks really coppery within Paloma, giving it such depth!

love the amber colouring of this sunset pic

And finally, a macro shot:

I love this combo so much that I refuse to remove it! I can’t wait to try my third and final Zoya Gloss, the enigmatic Katherine…. Look out for part 3 of my Jelly Sandwich posts!
You can purchase any of the Zoya Gloss polishes individually or as a set from Zoya if you’re in the US, or Nail Polish Canada! Kiss Your Elbow is on Facebook and don’t forget to check out her Etsy shop!

And now… for the best part:

THE GIVEAWAY!!!

Cassidy of Kiss Your Elbow has sponsored a giveaway for my readers!! Head on over to my Facebook page where you can enter to win TWO bottles of your choice from Kiss Your Elbow!

Happy long Labour Day Weekend!!!

xo

(Some products were provided for consideration and review.)

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