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The KBShimmer Winter 2013 Collection includes some glitters, some multichromes and even some holographic multichromes! There’s something for everyone with this one. KBShimmer Snow Flaking Way! is an indigo jelly base with blue, purple and silver holographic glitters in various shapes and sizes, including snowflakes! We first saw snowflake glitters in Snow Much Fun from the KBShimmer Blogger Collection and although I’m usually not a fan of hearts and stars and those types of glitters, I actually really like the snowflakes. Though as I said in my review of that collection, the snowflakes do not want to lay flat on the nail. The formula was good, but I did have to fish some of the snowflakes out. My swatch shows three coats.

Lights on

Lights

I used a base of MASH – White, then I used the Barry M – Black Nail Art Pen for the wire, then I used Barry M – Bright Red, OPI – The It Colour, and OPI – Green-wich Village for the lights, and white acrylic paint for the reflections. All topped off with a coat of Seche Vite.

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The gradient itself was super easy: I just started with a base of a-england Rose Bower and sponged on a-england Bridal Veil (both amazing polishes, by the way) with a makeup wedge. Holographic polishes are a great choice for gradients because they tend to blend well with each other and make for a nice transition between colors without too much fuss.

Gumdrops

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This is one of the nicest textured collections I’ve seen, there’s a good mix of colours and they’re quite sparkly in real life, more so than on camera! I always find textured polishes so easy to apply too and these are no different. They dry down to a matte finish, but you can add a thick top coat to make them shine if you prefer.

Nicole by OPI Candy Is Dandy is another favourite, a sweet pink shade with silver glitter and larger iridescent hex glitters. 2 coats.

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Pinkery

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen the EPIC nail mail I received from Barbra at ILNP awhile back. It’s no secret that I literally squeal over her polishes. Every creation is more fabulous than the last. I’ve been soooo backed up with swatch commitments and I knew the holidays would slow me down…so Barbra knew it may be some time before they made their appearance on WPP. But it’s been KILLING me to see all of these ILNP pretties just sitting there…waiting to be tried. I was looking at all the bottles lined up in a row and loved how four shades looked together. I took a cue from the Manicurator (who has done swatch posts with one matching accent nail) and put everything together in today’s post. All of these shades are STILL available in the ILNP store.  :)

I Love Nail Polish Molly…wow. You’re probably tired of hearing me say how much I like berry shades of polish. Add some ultra-sparkly holo and I’m sold. The finish is absolutely gorgeous! This one makes my heart melt. LOL.

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Mango

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Super Black Lacquers 3rd Degree is a rich, blood-orange with a golden shimmer and an almost metallic finish. Application was amazing with this polish. Does that ever happen to you? Where you use a polish and you think “Wow. This is dreamy.” LOL. Well that happened with this one.

Bold French

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How lucky I am to be able to show you some FUN Lacquer today!! I’d been admiring the Princess Collection from afar so when I was offered the chance to review the Christmas collection I jumped at it. I’m pleased with every single one of them! Let’s take a look! 

FUN Lacquer Wishing Star a yellow thermal polish with gold shimmer. A bright sunshine yellow in it’s cold state, and it’s an icy pale yellow with shifts from gold, to green to blue when it’s warm. Three coats needed with this one for opacity. I couldn’t resist showing off Wishing Star with Decentber tips. Such an unconventional french, right?

Collaboration

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piCture pOlish Bewitch is a purple/brown back with a strong golden shimmer and a sprinkle of holo. This is a collaboration with Aire of The Obsessed, you can read her post about Bewitch here. I really like this one, it’s complex. It builds up to looking brown but it starts out looking purple…it was a surprise on the nail which was fun! The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

Diagonal

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I used a base color of OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble, which is gorgeous for French manicures. Then, I taped off sections and painted I Love Nail Polish Raspberry Beret, a deep pink linear holographic polish. Once that was dry, I painted on OPI Haven’t the Foggiest – I didn’t use tape for this color, because I was struggling with the lines. That is probably why my lines aren’t even!

Abstract

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Backstory: I live in an apartment which used to belong to my brother, and a lot of his stuff is still around. I found a little painting in his (now my) room last night and I was intrigued – I gave him a call to ask about it, and he told me it was painted by his beautiful fiancée! So I knew I just had to use it as my inspiration for this day of the challenge. Here was my version of this artwork:

I used a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and then took acrylic paints that matched the painting and dabbed them onto my nail with a small brush.