Author: Cynthia

KBShimmer He Slimed Me – PPU & IPU August 2020

KBShimmer He Slimed Me – PPU & IPU August 2020

Can you believe August is right around the corner? I’m actually in complete disbelief because it has not felt like Summer at all in Southern California. In fact, the weather has been rather mild and I haven’t even had to use my AC yet…what in the world?? I know 2020 has kind of been garbage all-around, but I sure hope that things start to turn around for all of us. After July’s rewind theme, August is bringing us Weird Science! If you’re old enough, you know you heard that song in your head. Today I’m going to be sharing KBShimmer He Slimed Me and the corresponding sugar scrub. Let me show you some swatches below.

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JReine Two Faced Twins

JReine Two Faced Twins

Hey guys! What’s going on? I’m keeping busy with work and with organizing all my stuff. I’m still going through the process of cleaning out my storage and getting rid of tons of clothes, books and random trinkets. The other day I found an old box of letter that my friends wrote to me when I was living in Paris and it was super fun to see some of that stuff. I also found my box of heartbreak that had a bunch of crap from rando guys who have passed through my life. I don’t know why I decided to keep that crap even though I never open the box or go through all that emotional garbage. Am I the only one who does this? Probably not, but hey, we all have our pasts and without all those experiences I wouldn’t be the emotionally stunted person that I am today! #kiddingnotkidding Anywho, today I have JReine Two Faced Twins to share with you so let me get to the swatches.

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Zoya Splash – Summer 2020

Zoya Splash – Summer 2020

Hey there! How’s your day going so far? I am doing pretty well, just trying to do what I can to stay sane. Sounds like the story of my life. I’ve been super SUPER busy at work lately so things are good. I know that due to the pandemic, many people have lost their jobs so I feel very fortunate to have had a steady job through all of this. I’ve also been busy getting my home in order since it takes time to find a place for everything and really get everything out of storage. I think that my bedroom is the place that still needs the most work–especially my closet. I literally have not worn normal clothes since like March and pretty much live in yoga pants and comfy tops so my clothes are in utter disarray. I am also losing weight (35 lbs down!) so I don’t know if my current wardrobe will still fit me in a few months. Anywho, it’s a good “problem” to have. I recently spent a good Saturday afternoon swatching a bunch of polishes and one of the collections I swatched is the Zoya Splash Collection for Summer 2020. Let me show you my swatches below. Continue reading “Zoya Splash – Summer 2020”

Project #swatchmystash

Project #swatchmystash

Hey! So nice to see you again. Why haven’t you been visiting? Maybe because I barely post regularly, right? Not because you think I’m annoying or boring…right? RIGHT? Well, I have been thinking a lot about my blog and whether I want to continue after 9 years at this. I still love nail polish. I still love the nail community–despite all the gossip and scandals. Have you ever tried to explain the nail polish community to a person who is not this deep into the rabbit hole? They literally think I’m insane. Well, I do want to continue blogging for the pure enjoyment of it. I started looking back at my old posts from 2012 where my pictures sucked and my hands looked like Donald Trump’s face: orange and wrinkled. One thing that struck me is how much fun I had writing my posts, sharing my stories and interacting with all of you. I literally had comment sections longer than my actual posts! Do you want to read some of my favorites? Check these posts out: Continue reading “Project #swatchmystash”

KBShimmer Endless Summer Collection

KBShimmer Endless Summer Collection

Hello there! This weekend was full of nail stuff because I decided to finally assemble the two Helmers that I purchased from Ikea back in April. I know…I know. In my defense, I didn’t technically receive them until the end of May, but because I had such a horrible time assembling my other Ikea furniture, I just put it on the back burner. I did manage to do some swatching before I ruined my hands and nails with more furniture assembling which is what I’m going to be sharing with you today. The KBShimmer Endless Summer Collection is a perfect example of a brand listening to their customers. After Sol What debuted in Polish Pickup, people went bonkers for it. Then we got a blue version and finally we now have a gorgeous collection with a similar finish. Let me show you some swatches below. Continue reading “KBShimmer Endless Summer Collection”

KBShimmer Secret Menu – PPU & IPU June 2020

KBShimmer Secret Menu – PPU & IPU June 2020

Ugh…here I go making excuses as to why I haven’t posted in a month. Well, you may know that I moved into my new apartment on 5/1 so it’s been really hectic. I pretty much moved on my own and it sucked. Since I moved during a difficult time, deliveries of things like furniture took much longer than expected. In fact, I just received the last of my big furniture orders. I do have my bed (which I had to get replaced since it was damaged during delivery) but I have almost everything else. I haven’t been able to really do the small things like decorative touches, but that’s not really a priority right now. As far as polish is concerned, I still have most of my pretties in storage while I wait to set up my Herlmers. Anywho, today I wanted to share a deliciously shifty polish and sugar scrub. Leave it to KBShimmer to ignite my desire to blog and post again! KBShimmer Secret Menu is a beautiful polish that will be available later this week so let me show you some swatches! Continue reading “KBShimmer Secret Menu – PPU & IPU June 2020”

KBShimmer Fruit Slices, Yummy Yummy – PPU & IPU May 2020

KBShimmer Fruit Slices, Yummy Yummy – PPU & IPU May 2020

Hey there, long time no blog! I’ve been absent again because I’ve just been so stressed and anxious about everything going on. On top of that, I am just moving into my new apartment today so I’ve been preparing for that these last few weeks. I am basically furnishing my new place completely and it’s been difficult to get things due to all the shipping delays. I totally understand the delays, but it doesn’t make it any easier. I took a couple of weeks off from work to get all my stuff figured out so I hope that’s enough time. One of the few things that I can still do in quarantine to get my mind of stuff is maintaining my nail routine. I haven’t felt very inspired lately, but I am still taking care of my nails/cuticles. Today I have two new products to share with you: KBShimmer Fruit Slices, Yummy Yummy and their new Spun Sugar Scrub. Keep on reading for all the details! Continue reading “KBShimmer Fruit Slices, Yummy Yummy – PPU & IPU May 2020”

KBShimmer Seems Fishy – PPU & IPU April 2020

KBShimmer Seems Fishy – PPU & IPU April 2020

Hello friends! I hope that you’re doing as well as can be expected in our new reality. I am doing my best to stay home and only go out once a week to get necessities, but it’s definitely hard. I have hope that if we all do our part, we can get through this. Since April is right around the corner, that means that Polish and Indie Pickup are going to be opening up shop this Friday. Today I’m going to be sharing with you my swatches of KBShimmer Seems Fishy which is completely stunning. I have taken pictures in different angles and lighting to show you just how shifty it is. Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “KBShimmer Seems Fishy – PPU & IPU April 2020”

KBShimmer Beach Break Collection

KBShimmer Beach Break Collection

Hello everyone. I hope that you are all doing well and that you are weathering the storm out there. I am trying to remain hopeful that we will get through this soon, but I feel like we have to all do our part and STAY HOME as much as possible. I try to only go out once a week–if that. I know it’s difficult to stay home–especially because I live in California where the weather is always nice–but I have to do my best to not get sick or help spread the virus. Anyway, I know that you’re probably tired of hearing about the Corona Virus so I will get off my soapbox. Since you are here, I know we share a hobby in common–nails! Today I am going to share my swatches of the KBShimmer Beach Break Collection with you so let’s take a look at my pictures below. Continue reading “KBShimmer Beach Break Collection”

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Neapolitan Complex Trio

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Neapolitan Complex Trio

Hey, we survived another day so it’s a good day! Yesterday I posted on my Facebook about how some people may think that posting about nail polish is kind of trivial at this time. Personally, I got into polish many years ago as a way to work through depression and anxiety so I always turn to this hobby when I need to escape a bit. I feel like this is the case for many of us who are in part of the nail polish community so I will continue to post when I need it. I hope that you will take it as a little distraction and not that I am trying to downplay or ignore the severity of what is happening in the world. So, for today’s post I have the Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Neapolitan Complex Trio to share with you so let’s get on with the show! Continue reading “Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Neapolitan Complex Trio”