Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello Kitty in Bubble Gum Land: A KKCenterhk Review

 Hey hey Bloggerettes! I was lucky enough to be contacted by KKCenterhk and was asked to review several products, this is part 1! Today's post is a continuation of Holographic Bubble Gum with the addition of KKCenterhk Hello Kitty Nail Decals 3D-314. Sanrio and Hello Kitty have been a part of my life since I was a little girl so I had to pick these decals, not to mention the adorable poodles. Can you imagine if it were a little Boston Terrier!? 

 The set features 31 decals with opalescent glitter.
 Design includes 2 Hello Kittys(pink & blue), butterflies, roses, bows with roses, and poodles.

These decals are so cute! They were easy to apply and had good grip on the nail. Once you lay them flat on the nail apply a thick base coat, I used Seche Vite, to seal them in. My only complaint is the butterflies and the butterfly and poodle decals ripped easily because of the 'swirls'. Hello Kitty Nail Decals 3D-314 retail for $3.50, a steal, at KKCenterhk.

Products featured in this post were sent for review.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Holographic Bubble Gum

'Ello Bloggerettes! Today's post features the most amazing pink holographic polish EVAR Jade Delirio Rosa. This Brazilian gem has the most spectacular holo mixed in with the brightest bubble gum pink. Unlike other holos this one is prominent inside or outside, artificial light or not.

The shade of pink does vary in certain lights as you can see from my pictures. I started with 1 coat of CND Stickey, 3 coats of Delirio Rosa though you could get away with 2, followed by 1 coat of Seche Vite. Delirio Rosa has topped my all time favorite polishes list already. I purchased mine via a group buy but you can now pick this up at Ninja Polish for $7.50!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Grunge

G'day Bloggerettes! Today features another group mani featuring Tutorial Tuesday; when you pick your favorite tutorial and do it! I decided to try my hand at Jamie at Nails Adored Grunge Tutorial. However instead of grunge I got more funky peacock but it's still pretty sweet! This post is going to be very picture heavy!

I picked Essie Licorice, Sinful Unicorn, Orly Purple Crush, China Glaze Splish Splash, and China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise. You'll need a capful of acetone and a paintbrush for this mani.
 I started with a coat of CND Stickey followed by 2 coats Licorice.
 Paint 1 side with Unicorn.
 Then Purple Crush.
Followed by Splish Splash, then Turned Up Turquoise.
Once your done take your paintbrush, dip in acetone, and start brushing your nails till desired effect.

I am so happy with my results! Jamie did a great tutorial and I hope I did her some justice! What do you think? Now let's look at what the other girls did!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Grapefruit

Hi there Bloggerettes! I'm having a rough day but wanted to show off a cheerful Summer mani! Today I'm featuring Julep Hayden layered with Zoya Rica. Hayden is a bright orange peach creme while Rica is a gorgeous coral with gold shimmer. The combination reminded me of a freshly cut grapefruit, pretty even though I hate grapefruit, lol. 

2 coats of Hayden, no topcoat.

I started off with 1 coat Gelous, 2 coats Hayden, 1 coat of Rica, topped off with Seche Vite. Sadly I experienced some lame shrinkage but the color was gorgeous. Nubbins are no fun but my nails are finally growing! Ever since I mixed up my vitamin intake my nails have become a lot thinner than I am used to so I need to remedy this asap. Well, I'm not feeling so great so it's going to be an early night for this usual insomniac!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Golden Conduct

 Hellooooo Bloggerettes! Today I am showing off Sally Hansen Magnetics in Golden Conduct. This is truly the stand out color in the Magnetics collection. It appears as a mucky browned gold but once the magnet is applied the prettiest gold shimmer comes out. The bottle is much like the Nails Inc Magnetics right down to the bottle shape and magnet which is in the removable cap. All Sally Hansen Magnetics have the same wavelength pattern magnet.

I find magnetic polishes are easier to work with when you have nubbins. So I suppose it was quite 'lucky' when all my nails broke while opening boxes, lol. I began with 1 generous coat of Gelous, 1 coat Golden Conduct, followed by 1 more thick coat, applied magnet, and topped it off with Seche Vite. Out of Nails Inc and China Glaze I found Sally Hansen to be the easiest to work with as well as the most affordable! Sally Hansen Magnetics are $9.99 at Walgreens, and I know most stores have a special $1 off coupon, just ask!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

DV8 aka Uber Lemming Fulfilled!

 Hey there Bloggerettes! Todays post features my all time major lemming China Glaze DV8. She is a gorgeous teal linear holo. However it's not a bam in your face holo like OPI DS Original or Gosh Holographic. When I received it Florida was going through some major storming so I have no sunny pictures but I had to wear it! I know you all understand that feeling, lol!

 No topcoat!

 I don't know why this picture came out so blue but it's gorgeous! With Topcoat.

I did 1 coat of CND Stickey, 3 coats of DV8, followed by a coat of Seche Vite. Topcoat did not effect the holo of this polish. I really loved this color and the length of my nails but unfortunetly my nails broke pretty bad during the dreaded truck day at work. C'est la vie! RIP awesome nails, hello nubbins. 

Bronson says, "Yes, this is Dog."

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Did You 'Ear About Tacos in the Bubble Room?

 Hello Bloggerttes! Today I have a really fun combo featuring Sonoma Nail Art and Pahlish. Bubble Room by Sonoma is a gorgeous gold shimmer with micro gold and holo glitter. I started off with 2 coats of OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? a great beige neutral followed by 2 coats of Bubble Room. This is the same look featured on Sonoma's listing that Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails did!

 2 coats of Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? alone.
 Completed look with a coat of Seche Vite.

Isn't is gorgeous? Bubble Room keeps the look from looking simply neutral but not too in your face. Then the next day I received my Pahlish package which included the amazing Fire in the Taco Bell. Which automatically reminds me of Electric Six.

I immediately added 2 coats. Fire in the Taco Bell has an orange jelly base with magenta and orange, hexagon, square glitter. But my absolute favorite part is the translucent purple hexagon glitter! It gives this polish an extra oomph that I was not expecting. While Bubble Room was smooth and applied like buttah FinTB had to be moved around and placed to avoid any clumps. Sonoma polishes retail for $10 and Pahlish is $9. What do you think of this mani or are you too focused on Danger, High Voltage!?haha

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Some of the sweetest candies are sour as death inside."

Happy 4th of July Bloggerettes! Today I have the amazing Pretty and Polished reformulated Jawbreaker. Jawbreaker has a white creme base full of yellow, red, blue, green, and purple glitters in various sizes and shapes! It's the closest thing to patriotic my nails could get, lol. This polish is based off the candy of the same name and jawbreaking induced awesomeness. However when I hear Jawbreaker I automatically think...

"I killed Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it."

This is 2 coats of Jawbreaker, 1 coat Gelous, topped off with 1 coat of Seche Vite. My finish was incredibly glossy and smooth. I do recommend 3 coats of Jawbreaker to avoid a bit of visible nail line. Pretty and Polished Jawbreaker are currently sold on Etsy but she will be joining Llarowe soon! Hope you all have a fun but safe holiday!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Hey Bloggerettes! I was recently tagged for a Versatile Blogger Award from Beauty Ninja. Head over to her blog for pretty nails and mother truckin' kitties! The VBA is when you post 7 facts about yourself and tag 15 of your fellow bloggers. About a year ago I actually did a VBA, how crazy or as my mom would say 'how time go by so fly', but I wanted to do it again since it was so much fun! However I don't believe in just picking 15 bloggers so this is open to anyone who wants to join in!

7 Facts About Kimmaye

1. I still totally ship for Angel & Buffy. 

2. After 23 years of loving only silver jewelry I am now going through a gold faze. My current favorites are my petite skull necklace with rose engravings and spiked ear cuff.

3. Looney Tunes holds a special place in my heart. My favorite episodes are 'What's Opera Doc?' and 'Water, Water Every Hare'.

4. If songs could be murdered I'd choose 'Call Me Maybe. ROFL

5. Nothing and I mean NOTHING makes me laugh harder than this video.


6. I am a Tumblr and Rage Comic freak! My tabs are always opened to Tumblr, Reddit, and Blogger. I literally have no outside life, haha.

7. I still strongly, intensely, find sharks to be incredibly friggin' stupid.

This was fun but hard finding new facts, haha. I hope you all participate and if you do please link me!

Zombri, Bronson, and I enjoying cuddle time.