Gloss48: Alter Ego Giveaway

Friday, October 31, 2014

Gloss48 has stepped up and stepped out. They are offering a prize of four Alter Ego Polishes to one lucky reader.

Gloss48 launches new, indie beauty daily. They are the go-to source to discover the best, latest, most amazing brands that aren't available at department stores.

For the first seven days that products are on the site, they offer a promotional discount - so that you can try new products without breaking the bank. After the launch week, you can still shop an amazing collection of indie beauty at full price.
New members get $10 off of their first order of $30+.


I recently shared some great Alter Ego polishes. You can see them here



Now you can enter to win four Alter Ego polishes! This only lasts for a little more than three days. So don't dally! 


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Nail art: Make a scene for Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2014



Tomorrow is Halloween! What better way to haunt the day than with creepy nail art? This fun nail art has a few different elements: A haunted house, a ghost, spooky trees and a few unknown sets of eyes looking on.

I used OPI Plugged in Plum for the base color. Then I added a few dry strokes of OPI Unforgreta-bly Blue and Cozu-melted in the sun for a little depth. The actual designs were created using acrylic paints.

Halloween scene nail art
Halloween scene nail art
I used China Glaze Matte Magic for this one. I like this because you can see the details just a little better.

Halloween scene nail art
Halloween scene nail art
What's going to be on your nails for Halloween?

Easy Halloween black cat nail art

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Halloween is almost here! For today's easy nail art I used Glam Polish Warlock for the base color. This polish is from the Cast A Spell Part II - The Magic is Back Collection.
This polish may have been inspired by Halloween, but the color is perfect for any season. This holographic nail polish has multiple sizes of glitter in the formula so it dries with a textured finish. It needs a top coat for a glossy, smooth finish - or wear it as is for a textured look.


I used two coats of Warlock and then applied a top coat so the design would apply smoothly. Then I used black acrylic paint to create random designs and the cute little black cat on my ring finger nail. These were super easy. What's going to be on your nails for Halloween?

Black Cat Halloween nail art
Black Cat Halloween nail art
The polishes from this collection are available from www.glampolish.com.au with shipping to Australia and USA. Shipping rates to the USA are $7.95 for the first polish and an extra $1 for each additional polish.

This polish was previously sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Gloss48 offers Alter Ego polishes: Swatches, review

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Gloss48 launches new, indie beauty daily. They are the go-to source to discover the best, latest, most amazing brands that aren't available at department stores. They carefully curate (and try!) all of the products on the site to make sure a daily dose of amazingness is available.

For the first seven days that products are on the site, they offer a promotional discount - so that you can try new products without breaking the bank. After the launch week, you can still shop an amazing collection of indie beauty at full price.
New members get $10 off of their first order of $30+.



Today, I get to share Alter Ego polishes with you. The Gloss48 deal on these polishes starts tomorrow, Oct. 29, 2014. Alter Ego lacquers are handmade by Wisconsin-based founder Cynthia Decker.

The collection will feature an exclusive duo that is only available on Gloss48: Rows Her Boat and Sold on Gold You can try Alter Ego duos for $14 (reg $17) for one week here.


But for now, I have six amazing Alter Ego polishes to share with you.

Let's take a look! These polishes have a satin, almost matte finish. I have a top coat on each swatch. Most satin/matte finishes require you to wait until each coat is dry before applying additional coats. Apply thin layers and wait between coats.


Jewelry Box Ballerina is a soft and delicate powder pink polish. It has a textured appearance that gives it depth and dimension. This is two coats with a top coat.


Alter Ego - Jewelry Box Ballerina
Alter Ego - Jewelry Box Ballerina
Alter Ego - Jewelry Box Ballerina
Alter Ego - Jewelry Box Ballerina
Alter Ego - Jewelry Box Ballerina
Alter Ego - Jewelry Box Ballerina
Alter Ego - Jewelry Box Ballerina
Alter Ego - Jewelry Box Ballerina
Moonlite Serenader is a shimmery gorgeous deep royal blue. The aqua shimmer is stunning and gives it a life of its own. This is two coats with a top coat.

Alter Ego - Moonlite Serenader
Alter Ego - Moonlite Serenader
Alter Ego - Moonlite Serenader
Alter Ego - Moonlite Serenader
Alter Ego - Moonlite Serenader
Alter Ego - Moonlite Serenader
Alter Ego - Moonlite Serenader
Alter Ego - Moonlite Serenader
Olympic Winner is a sexy, sultry antiqued gold polish. This micro glitter polish applies easily and the range of shades in the micro glitters is subtle and stunning. This is two coats with a top coat.

Alter Ego - Olympic Winner
Alter Ego - Olympic Winner
Alter Ego - Olympic Winner
Alter Ego - Olympic Winner
Alter Ego - Olympic Winner
Alter Ego - Olympic Winner
Alter Ego - Olympic Winner
Alter Ego - Olympic Winner
Penny Pincher is a burnished orange shimmery polish with a holographic appearance. This is the perfect shade for fall and winter. This is two coats with a top coat.

Alter Ego - Penny Pincher
Alter Ego - Penny Pincher
Alter Ego - Penny Pincher
Alter Ego - Penny Pincher
Alter Ego - Penny Pincher
Alter Ego - Penny Pincher
Alter Ego - Penny Pincher
Alter Ego - Penny Pincher
Taupiarist is a soft taupe with a holo look that appears from within the polish. This neutral shade is perfect for any event. This is two coats with a top coat.

Taupiarist
Alter Ego - Taupiarist
Alter Ego - Taupiarist
Alter Ego - Taupiarist
Alter Ego - Taupiarist
Alter Ego - Taupiarist
Alter Ego - Taupiarist
Alter Ego - Taupiarist
Victorian Rose is my favorite. This dusty rose shade is filled with holographic shimmer and is a classic color with a depth that is amazing. This is two coats with a top coat.

Victorian Rose
Alter Ego - Victorian Rose
Alter Ego - Victorian Rose
Alter Ego - Victorian Rose
Alter Ego - Victorian Rose
Alter Ego - Victorian Rose
Alter Ego - Victorian Rose
Alter Ego - Victorian Rose
These polishes are gorgeous. They can be purchased from Gloss48 or from the Alter Ego Big Cartel Store.

Follow Alter Ego on Facebook to keep up with specials and new polishes. And while you are at it, make sure to follow Gloss48 on Facebook to keep up with all the indie lines they promote.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

KBShimmer 2014 Winter Collection: (Partial) swatches and review

Monday, October 27, 2014


Today, I have some more of the the KBShimmer Winter Collection to share with you.
I had a few of the other polishes from this collection, and the fall collection up yesterday. You can see those here
  This collection will be available for purchase on Nov. 1, 2014. Mark your calendars.

Let's take a look!

Kringle All the Way is a returning favorite. This glitter top coat is sure to make you feel festive. It has multi-size circle glitters in red, green and silver. This is one coat over Milani White. I have applied a top coat.

KBShimmer - Kringle All the Way
KBShimmer - Kringle All the Way
KBShimmer - Kringle All the Way
KBShimmer - Kringle All the Way
KBShimmer - Kringle All the Way
KBShimmer - Kringle All the Way
KBShimmer - Kringle All the Way
KBShimmer - Kringle All the Way
Pine-ing For Yule is a charity polish for 2014 Toys for Tots. This holiday inspired glitter top coat is swimming with holographic "Christmas Trees" and red star tree toppers. Silver holo hex and micro glitters complete the wintery, festive polish. From Nov. 1 until Dec. 15, KBShimmer will donate $4 for each polish sold to Toys for Tots. This is one coat over Zoya Neely and a top coat.

KBShimmer - Pine-ing For Yule
KBShimmer - Pine-ing For Yule
KBShimmer - Pine-ing For Yule
KBShimmer - Pine-ing For Yule
KBShimmer - Pine-ing For Yule
KBShimmer - Pine-ing For Yule
KBShimmer - Pine-ing For Yule
KBShimmer - Pine-ing For Yule
Spot Sign is ready to bring out your wild side. Black leopard spot shaped glitters are accented by block dots, small black hexes and micro holographic sparkle. This glitter topper needs to be dabbed on and some glitter placement helps. This is one coat over KBShimmer How You Dune and a top coat of HK Girl.
KBShimmer - Spot Sign
KBShimmer - Spot Sign
KBShimmer - Spot Sign
KBShimmer - Spot Sign
KBShimmer - Spot Sign
KBShimmer - Spot Sign
KBShimmer - Spot Sign
KBShimmer - Spot Sign
Too Cold to Hold is a fun texture polish. This polish has a sapphire blue base with holographic silver, blue and green holographic glitters for a bejeweled texture look. This is two coats.

KBShimmer - Too Cold to Hold
KBShimmer - Too Cold to Hold
KBShimmer - Too Cold to Hold
KBShimmer - Too Cold to Hold
KBShimmer - Too Cold to Hold
KBShimmer - Too Cold to Hold
KBShimmer - Too Cold to Hold
KBShimmer - Too Cold to Hold
These will be available for $8.75 on Nov. 1, 2014 from the KBShimmer online store and Harlow & Co.

There are some specials for you from KBShimmer. Free shipping on all orders of $40 or more. Valid Nov. 1 - Dec. 31.

Get Holly Back Girl free with an order of $70 or more.  Valid Nov. 1 - Dec. 31. Use code HBGFREE.

Which ones are you going to grab?

KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection: Swatches and review (Partial)

Sunday, October 26, 2014


It's so hard to believe that it's almost November. Where did the time go? The Winter and holiday nail polish collections are starting to drift in and it's so exciting! It will be here before we know it. Today, I have the KBShimmer Winter Collection to share with you. There are a few from the Fall Collection as well.

Take a look at some of the other polishes in this collection.


This collection will be available for purchase on Nov. 1, 2014. Mark your calendars.

Let's take a look.




Fallen Angle is a vibrant royal blue jelly. It has holographic blue triangles, silver holo hexes and blue hex glitters with micro sparkles. The glitter applied evenly and there was no fishing for glitter. I used three coats and a top coat of HK Girl. I had no application issues.


KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle
KBShimmer - Fallen Angle


Flannel Surfing is from the Fall Collection and is a faded blue polish is warmed with gray undertones. It appears softer in real life. This is perfect for those cold nights. It has pops of orange, aqua and teal glitters. The glitter applied evenly and there was no fishing for glitter. I used three coats and a top coat of HK Girl. I had no application issues.

KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing
KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing
KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing
KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing
KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing
KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing
KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing
KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing
KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing
Holly Back Girl has the perfect holiday colors. A white base that is swimming with green and red multi-sized and shaped glitter. The glitter applied evenly and there was no fishing for glitter. I used three coats and a top coat of HK Girl. I had no application issues.

Holly Back Girl
Holly Back Girl
Holly Back Girl
Holly Back Girl
Holly Back Girl
Holly Back Girl
Holly Back Girl
Holly Back Girl
Mauve on Over is a pale mauve crelly base with an explosion of orange, navy and aqua hex glitters. I think this is my favorite so far. The glitter applied evenly and there was no fishing for glitter. I used three coats and a top coat of HK Girl. I had no application issues.


KBShimmer - Mauve on Over
KBShimmer - Mauve on Over
KBShimmer - Mauve on Over
KBShimmer - Mauve on Over
KBShimmer - Mauve on Over
KBShimmer - Mauve on Over
KBShimmer - Mauve on Over
KBShimmer - Mauve on Over
KBShimmer - Mauve on Over
Merry Pinkmas has returned. This holiday favorite is a light, fun light cotton candy pink polish with red, green, and neon multi-shaped glitters. The glitter applied evenly and there was no fishing for glitter. I used three coats and a top coat of HK Girl. I had no application issues.


KBShimmer - Merry Pinkmas
KBShimmer - Merry Pinkmas
KBShimmer - Merry Pinkmas
KBShimmer - Merry Pinkmas
KBShimmer - Merry Pinkmas
KBShimmer - Merry Pinkmas
KBShimmer - Merry Pinkmas
KBShimmer - Merry Pinkmas
These will be available for $8.75 on Nov. 1, 2014 from the KBShimmer online store and Harlow & Co.

There are some specials for you from KBShimmer. Free shipping on all orders of $40 or more. Valid Nov. 1 - Dec. 31.

Get Holly Back Girl free with an order of $70 or more.  Valid Nov. 1 - Dec. 31. Use code HBGFREE.



Which ones are you going to grab?

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

 

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