Friday, June 30, 2023

KBShimmer July 2023 Polish Pickup Rewind

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Hello everyone! I have a quick post here because Polish Pickup rewind is coming up! Every July, makers can bring back fan favorites and sell them for the month of July. KBShimmer has some gorgeous offerings and both that will be available are stunning, so let's take another look at these polishes!


Thursday, June 29, 2023

Reflective Watermelon Nail Art

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Where to begin?! Well, I was on vacation for two weeks traveling around new cities on a fun road trip. I loved it! 3 days later, I had an academic conference where I presented some really fun research and then supported other academics for four days. It was actually in NYC (last year was Brasil!) so I would leave my place at 8:30am and get back at 9pm! So nails took a backseat really for all of June. I swatched what I had before I left for vacation and well, just wore plain colors. I actually wore KBShimmer You Wanna Peach of Me for the conference and it held up so well despite hauling around books and turning lots of pages. THEN my modem died and I lost Internet for a few days. And because I have been so busy, I did not hit my 2 books a month, whomp! So I plan to read double in July. Anywho, all those life updates, but I finally did my nails. SHOCKING! 

Monday, June 19, 2023

Zoya Beachy Brights, Swatches and Review

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When I got the press release for this collection, I saw neons and immediately went yay! What I failed to read is that these were minis with a new gel prep system. So when they showed up so small I was like huh, OK. I am literally an English professor, so I probably should read better, right? To be honest the first press release did not mention a size, but the second one did once I looked back. Anywho, I will review the gel system later and just share the colors for now!

Monday, June 12, 2023

11th Blogging Anniversary

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Hi all! Today is 11 years since my first post ever on this blog. Like always, I post my birthday manicure on my blogging anniversary since that is how I started this blog. Last year, I posted a recreation of my very first manicure and it was so fun to do! Then I did a look back at all ten years! So I am back with my tradition and sharing this year's birthday manicure.

Friday, June 9, 2023

KBShimmer Sugar Rush Collection, Summer 2023

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It's summer time! Or almost. KBShimmer was inspired by candy for her most recent collection, and that seems like fun to me! I also laughed when I opened the press package and it was filled with candy that inspired this collection. No chocolate, because that melts in the summer! So let's check out this bright and fun summer collection. While I do miss neons, this one is filled with bright shimmers, reflectives, and holos!

Monday, June 5, 2023

Smiley Daisy Nail Art

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Hey all! Just wanted to pop on to share this bit of art. It seems like the 90s are back and I definitely had stickers just like this in the 90s. Lisa Frank flowers with smiley faces, yes! I wanted some fun flowers and smiles so here we are.