Author: Cynthia

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”

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Ice Cream Shoppe Collection

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Ice Cream Shoppe Collection

Hello everyone! How are you holding up? I’ve got to be honest with you; I’m kind of starting to worry about all the craziness. Who would have thought that we would be in a situation where toilet paper is out of stock EVERYWHERE? I’m trying to keep level-headed and go about business as usual, but I am taking some precautions. In fact, I’m really trying to stay out of stores, restaurants and just not going anywhere if it’s not really necessary. I don’t really know what’s going to happen, but I don’t want to feed into the fear frenzy. Anywho, since I’m saying that I want to feel normal, I’m going to keep polishing my nails to deal with stress. Today I have the Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Ice Cream Shoppe Collection to share with you so let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Ice Cream Shoppe Collection”

Tonic Juice Box Chaser

Tonic Juice Box Chaser

Hello first freaking Monday of March which also means 2 more months before I move back into my newly remodeled and revamped apartment. I have been spending a ridiculous amount of time looking at furniture online since I’m going to be furnishing my new place with 100% new stuff. I actually trashed every bit of furniture and appliances that I had at my own place so now I’m going to have a lot of choices to make. Other than that, I’m just plugging along at work and getting ready for a bunch of changes. Today I have a gorgeous polish to share with you and I hope you don’t hate me because it’s not currently available. Tonic Juice Box Chaser is one of those colors that just seems to glow and that you never want to take off. Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “Tonic Juice Box Chaser”

OPI What’s With The Cattitude? – #vintagepolishfriday

OPI What’s With The Cattitude? – #vintagepolishfriday

I feel like it’s been forever since I did one of these Vintage Polish Friday posts. In case you don’t even remember this series, you can check out my previous posts here. The basic premise is that I revisit vintage polishes and re-swatch them. It’s a nice trip down memory lane AND it gives me the opportunity to use polishes that normally don’t get much use. The downside is that if you really fall in love with a polish, it most likely is not readily available. For the sake of my posts, I consider polishes 10+ years as vintage so today’s polish barely squirmed through. OPI What’s With The Cattitude is the polish I have for you today so let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “OPI What’s With The Cattitude? – #vintagepolishfriday”

Orosa Beauty Fall Collection 2019

Orosa Beauty Fall Collection 2019

I know that I’m super late posting these swatches, but I have an excuse. They also fell victim to the SD card that disappeared during my move. I wanted to re-swatch the collection, but then I had so much stuff in storage that it all fell by the wayside. WHen I moved, I got a hard lesson in living simple and not having a bunch of stuff that I didn’t really need. I feel that I am now living with a mindset of getting rid of anything that I don’t use daily–like Marie Kondo x1,000. So here I am with these lost and found swatches; well, I guess better late than never! Orosa excels at creating gorgeous and smooth cremes and this collection is no exception. Let me show you my swatches of the Orosa Beauty Fall Collection for 2019. Continue reading “Orosa Beauty Fall Collection 2019”

KBShimmer Sól What? – PPU & IPU March 2020

KBShimmer Sól What? – PPU & IPU March 2020

I know that February is a short month, but I’m still shocked that March is right around the corner. I recently got the news that my place will be ready by May 1st which means that I only have to stay at my temporary place for 2 more months. You have no idea how happy this makes me because I’ve felt displaced since December. It has definitely been rough, but I feel like I am now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel so I just have to wait it out for 2 more months.  So that’s great new for me that has definitely put me in a much better mood–which brings me to other things that put me in good mood: pretty polish! Today I am sharing with you my swatches of KBShimmer Sól What? and their pomegranate sugar scrub. Let’s take a look at my swatches below. Continue reading “KBShimmer Sól What? – PPU & IPU March 2020”

Zoya Calm Collection Spring 2020

Zoya Calm Collection Spring 2020

Hey there! How was your weekend? I didn’t do much except a bunch of laundry–which I love doing! I don’t know what it is about doing laundry that I enjoy so much. I can imagine that I might not like it as much if I had to do it for a bunch of people, but I thoroughly enjoy folding and putting away piles of warm clean clothes. Ok, I’m a weirdo. Normally I’m more of a Summer/Fall nail polish collection lover, but when I got the Zoya Calm Collection shades for Spring 2020, I thought they look particularly delicate and feminine so I figured I might end up liking them. Let’s take a look at my swatches below and then I’ll let you know what I think about the collection. Continue reading “Zoya Calm Collection Spring 2020”