mani monday – kb shimmer home surf

mani monday - kb shimmer home surfHappy Monday! I am long overdue for a mani monday post – I don’t think I’ve painted my nails in over a month, but thankfully I had a bit of me time yesterday and I took advantage of that by getting some blogging done and painting my nails with this beautiful new KB Shimmer shade I ordered from Harlow & Co. last week

Home Surf is a muted teal crelly with multiple sized silver holographic glitters – I had full coverage with 3 coats and finished it off with 2 coats of my favorite top coat – KB Shimmer’s Clearly on Top.

This shade makes me want to go to the beach, bring on the sun!

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What’s on your nails this week? I love hearing from you, please leave me a comment!

mani monday with crabtree & evelyn

mani monday with crabtree & evelynMy first mani monday of 2016! Honestly I haven’t even painted my nails since before Christmas, so I was excited to receive this adorable little package from Crabtree & Evelyn. They sent over 4 shades of their Neil Lacquers:

Beautyberry: When cheerful pinks mingle with bold reds, the festivities begin. Our brilliantly bright and festive shade is always the life of the party.
Orchid: Vibrant, bold purple hue is as wild and enchanting as the flower that inspired it. This fast-drying polish glides on smoothly.
Cranberry: We’ve added a bit of magic to the classic crimson red, creating a perfectly bold, glamourous and fresh colour for your nails.
Wine: An enchanting blend of opulent, deep reds create an intoxicating balance that pares perfectly with your party dress.

All 4 provided almost full coverage in 1 coat. The brush is small and firm and makes it very easy to apply without making a mess – typically after a long hiatus I feel like I’m starting over and end up spending more time cleaning up than applying nail polish, but I had next to none.

Swatches below are with 1 coat and with the flash on (darn sun setting at 5pm) – so they are a bit darker in person. I wouldn’t be able to choose a favourite of the 4, and they are absolutely perfect for Valentine’s day which is already somehow less than a month away!
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Product received for review.
All comments and opinions are honest and my own.

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mani monday: the collection nails by kiss – imagination

kiss the collection - imaginationHappy Monday everyone! I had a totally different plan for my nails this week, but the kids and I have awful colds… so I went the easy route instead. The new Collection Nails by KISS in Imagination is beautiful and was the perfect solution.

The kit contains
•24 Design Nails in 12 Sizes
•Pink Gel Glue (2g)
•Mini File
•Manicure Stick

Unlike the salon gel set I reviewed a few weeks back, there are no tabs to file off – I did end up filing a couple of them down a bit just because of length – it’s the only downside for me, because I liked using that tab to sort and apply them.

They went on easily (I did have to reapply one because I put it on a bit crooked) and so far they are staying on quite well. I love the variety in designs and I forget that I have them on.
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Press sample.
All comments and opinions are honest and my own.

What’s on your nails this week?