Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge Pink

Our Challenge this week was to create a pink manicure so rather that just finding a really pretty pink.  I decided to paint all my nails pink and use a different technique on each nail.  I started with Cult Nails Enticing a pink jelly, on the pinkie I just dotted with Zoya Joy and China Glaze Platinum Silver.  The ring finger has a coat of Model’s Own Hot Stuff, the middle finger has a braid since the pink is a jelly it would work for a braid so I used OPI’s Mod About You and the China Glaze Silver.  The pointer finger is stamped with the new bundle monster plates BM 406.  Then on the thumb I used a dotting tool to make flowers. (these came out much better than last weeks) and that was it.  It was fun doing it because each nail has something different but using only three basic colors.
So, this my offering for challenge.






Ciao bellas,

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

KB Shimmer Press Release

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Special Press Release - KBShimmer Winter 2013 Collections

Check out the full press release below including photos and descriptions of all 22 new polishes!

KBShimmer Winter Polish Line Set For Release November 1st, 2013

KBShimmer is excited to announce the addition of 22 new colors to their 3-Free glitter 

polish line. Owner Christy Rose says “This winter, we are set to release the largest 
amount of new polishes to date. We were honored to work with a great group of bloggers 
to create a stunning set of winter and holiday inspired polishes. These eleven polishes will 
release alongside additional polishes designed by KBShimmer to capture the joy, color 
and wonder that surrounds us all.”

The blogger collection includes three glitter top coats, four sparkling jellies, two glitter 

creally polishes, one matte, and one shimmering cream. “We are launching eleven unique 
polishes that capture the feelings of winter and the winter holidays. Each blogger had a 
different idea, and it was so fun working with them to create a polish that told their story.” 
says Rose.

Returning this year a charity polish. “Kringle All The Way is this year’s charity polish. 

$4 from each bottle will be used to purchase toys for Toys For Tots. Last year we raised 
over $800 and we hope to top that this year!” says Rose. “In addition to several holiday 
and winter themed polishes, we are also excited to release our first set of multi-chrome 
and linear holographic polishes. We think that this release is our most exciting to date!” 
All 22 polishes are set for release Friday, November 1st at and will  
retail for $8.75 for a 15 ml bottle. KBShimmer will also be offering free priority shipping 
through 12/31 for all orders over $50.


Christmas Now - Crystal from Crystal’s Crazy Combos – A green jelly with multi-colored 

squares, circles, and stars.  3 Coats Recommended

Green Hex And Glam – Kayla from Kayla Shavonne - A forest green jelly with holographic 

hex glitters. Best in 3 coats.

I’d Rather Be With Blue – Lisa from Cosmetic Sanctuary - A light blue is a matte polish 

with subtle iridescent shimmer sparkles like the snow. 2 Coats Recommended

Snow Much Fun - Victoria from The Manicurator - A light blue jelly with light blue holo glitter, 

white glitters in several sizes and finishes, a sprinkling of micro holographic glitter, 
and white snowflake glitter. 3 Coats Recommended

Merry Pinkmas – Cris from Let Them Have Polish - A light cotton candy pink polish featuring red, 

green and neon glitters in a variety of shapes. 2-3 Coats Recommended

Plum Tuckered Out – Sheila from Pointless Café - A rich plum color with blue shimmer. 

2 - 3 Coats Recommended

Toast-ess With The Mostest - Valesha from Peachy Polish - A clear glitter topper loaded with 

glitters in shades of gold, silver and pink in circles and hex shapes to mimic champagne. 
1 Coat Recommended

I Only Have Ice For You – Sarah from Chalkboard Nails - Clear top coat with shimmering white 

flakes and holographic glitters. 1 Coat Recommended

Strung Out- Jackie from Candy Coated Tips - A black jelly polish with circle “light” glitters in gold, 

silver, green, blue, red. 1-2 Coats Over Black Recommended

Sand In My Stocking – Jen The PolishAholic - A golden toned sand inspired polish with pops of 

orange, aqua, and holographic stars. 1 Coat Recommended

Will Yule Marry Me? – Chelsea from The Nail Network - A navy blue creally with sparkling

 silver holo circle and hex holo glitter. 2 Coats Recommended


Kringle All The Way- 2013 Toys For Tots Charity Polish - A glitter top with circle glitters in 

red, green, and silver. 1 Coat Recommended

All Elf’d Up - A white creally with hex glitters and micro slices in red, green and sliver. 

3 Coats Recommended

Snow Flaking Way - A deep indigo jelly base with violet and sky blue holographic glitters and

 sliver holographic snowflakes. 3 Coats Recommended

When The Doves Sigh - A warm gray creally filled with fuchsia circles, square and hex glitters. 

Turquoise, sapphire, and chrome hexes, micro slices and circles swim among micro holographic 
sparkles. 2 Coats Recommended

Pigment of Imagination - This multi-chrome polish shifts depending on the angle and the light, from 

blue, to purple, to red, and more. 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Myth You Lots (Holographic) - Similar in shift to Pigment of Imagination, this multi-chrome also

 has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Shade Shifter - A multi-chrome polish that changes depending on light and angle from cyan, to 

blue, to red orange, to purple, and more. 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Rollin’ With The Chromies (Holographic) - Similar in shift to Shade Shifter, this multi-chrome also

 has a linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Urban Camo - A multi-chrome polish that shifts from a pretty pistachio green, to a bright green, to 

silver, to a soft pink almost lavender color depending on the light and viewing angle. 1 Coat over Black
 or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Pretty in Punk (Holographic) - Similar in shift to Urban Camo, this multi-chrome also has a 

linear holo! 1 Coat over Black or 3 Coats Alone Recommended

Maybe Navy - A deep blue polish is filled with shimmering flakes. 2-3 Coats Recommended

On Sale And Shipping November 1, 2013

KBShimmer products can be found at 
For sales outside of the US visit

KBShimmer was founded in 2008 by the husband and wife team of Jason and Christy Rose. 
KBShimmer offers unique and colorful nail glitter nail polishes that are Big 3 Free, with all
 glitter formulas being completely free of chemicals such as toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde
 resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). KBShimmer glitter polishes feature a flat glitter 
grabbing brush for easy application. KBShimmer also offers a 2-free quick dry polish top coat, 
olive oil lotion, sugar scrubs, lip balms, cold process soaps and other skin care products.

If you would like more information about KBShimmer, contact Christy Rose by 
emailing or visiting

Sephora X

(This post is kind of dedicated to The Polishaholic)
I have to ask myself where have I been when I let a polish like this pass me by.  Yesterday The Polishaholic did her usual Saturday spam and I thought crap.  Now, I can’t do this post.  I mean let’s face it when she does a post on a nail polish do some of you ever just say, “Oh, well.  I’ll do mine later.”  because she gets all the new stuff.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t read her blog.  This is how I feel she’s the queen and I am a lowly servant.  I would love to meet her.  She seems like a really nice person.  I love that she is on Facebook and is oblivious that some of us actually like admire her so much.  If you have blog you know how hard she works and it seems like she does it with ease and then has time to be on Facebook at night offering her advise or just getting along with the other girls.  I don’t see any of the other big bloggers doing that.   She seems to be the type of girl that you could go to the mall with and she would tell you if something looks good or bad on you.  She might even spot you  a ten if you needed some extra money for a really cool nail polish.  So, the reason I am saying this is because when it comes to glitter toppers she always is spot on but I kind of think that my combo is up to her standards so I am pretty proud of this combination. 
I was wearing Zoya’s Cassedy which in itself is a gorgeous color.  It is a greenish gray.  It slides on like a glove and of course stays on for a while.  While I was there the sales girls showed me the Sephora X line.





I looked at the Xpolosives line and saw Bionic which is what I decided to buy a couple of days later since I came home and could not find anything like Bionic.  I got it home and started swatching it on the Zenith line which I did buy the whole box because all of them are beautiful.  When I put it on Cassedy I was thinking wow this looks good.  So, take a look and tell me what you think.




The top three were taken outside.  The bottom two were taken in the light box.  I really liked the way this ring looked with this manicure.



So, this is how I decided to pair them up.  I think they looked really pretty and did get a lot of compliments even from the hubby.  The formula on this glitter polish is extraordinary.  It goes on great without fish and without minimal arrangement on the nails of the glitter.   I really like it.  Is it possible that the big companies are moving into the indie territory and how is this going to affect the small companies doing great but with more big companies like Sephora, Maybelline who ran an indie looking collection, Revlon and Hard Candy all producing what we love about indies.  I don’t know but I think there is room for everyone.  That would be like only have six clothing lines so I think indies are ok.  By the way if you read Polishaholic’s blog today it seems that KB Shimmer is coming out with a line that is a collaborative effort between herself and the big bloggers Jen from Polishaholic showed her collaboration today it is called Sand in My Stockings and is a beautiful glitter topper.  They will be up for order on November 1,2013 at KB Shimmer so save some of your money for that.  I know I am since I got no promotional samples but I know this is a Blogger Collection so maybe samples only went to the big bloggers oh, well, I will be ready to buy.
So, I hope you like this and try out or at least check out those Sephora glitter toppers.  They cost $12.50 and are sold in the store.  Keep an eye out in your mail for Sephora’s 20% off coupon.  It will be good for November 8 –11, 2013.  I will look into seeing if I can post the code.  I am not sure it might show excessive charges on my card and then everyone would lose that 20% off.  So, let me investigate and see if I can publish the code they are different, so if you got one great.  If not, all you have to do is register on Sephora’s website and you will automatically start getting reward points plus you will get your own coupon code but somehow I can’t help thinking everyone has one.
So, Ciao for now and don’t forget to check us tomorrow for our Mish Mash Challenge which is Pink.  I already did mine so it will be done on time.  I am starting to get good at meeting deadlines.  Yeah!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge Rainbow

Who doesn’t love a rainbow.  To me it always meant hope for another day but a beautiful sunny day after a couple of days of rain.  I love when you can actually see three in the sky.  So, this was a special post considering all I have been through my rainbow came in the form of a good treatment plan for my I Fibromyalgia and Hypothyrodism.  I got my first shot today and I am hurting a little but I have been feeling better, everything has just been better and my dark clouds are going away.

So, this was really a pretty easy manicure.  I only used three colors from Zoya, Song, Elisa and Darcy.  I started with two coats of Darcy and then got a piece of makeup sponge.  In the middle I put on Darcy at the bottom of the sponge I placed red making sure that some of it went over the yellow.  On top of the other part of the yellow I placed blue making sure some of it went over the yellow then finally on top of the blue I placed a thin line of the red.  Carefully I sponged it on my whole nail and Voila! a rainbow.  You can also do it in two parts where you do the bottom first and then the top and really if you are new to gradiants that is probably the easiest way to do it.  I just did the whole thing because I did not think of the two way until I was finished.  So if you like it make sure to check the facebook thumbs up.




Then I stamped with Pueen plate 05. 



So let’s see what the rest of the girls did.
Ciao bellas,

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge Flowers

Everyone loves flowers sometimes I think they are nature’s gift to bring a smile to our faces.  I love getting flowers the only thing I hate is when they die.  I wish it was different.  My favorite flowers are daisies and sterling silver roses.  I’ve never really had a garden big enough for flowers, I had a really green thumb because I did take botany and genetics for my biology degree.  Right now, I usually just grow herbs, I don’t live in California but if I did.  Well…. let’s just say my Fibromyalgia would be well under control.  But if I had a garden I surely would grow flowers but somehow I think Goldie would decided that the flowers would be the best place to go do her business.  She likes this one flower bush and the community rosemary bush.  She is so funny. 

So, I did do one manicure with a dotting tool and flowers and just thought they looked a little too much like my niece did them.  I need some more practice.  So I did use a bundle monster plate from the third set.  All sets of stamping plates have flowers so that is easy to find this particular one is BM224.  The base color is Essie’s Parka Perfect.  I really should have taken a picture of that before I stamped just forgot.  I stamped with Konad special polish in magenta and the dots are done with KB Shimmer’s The Grape Beyond and Nubar’s Faded Putty.





So, that is my offering.  Let’s see what the other girls did.
Ciao for now,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

What’s A Girl To Do?

So, what do you do if you win a little money say at the racetrack.  All your bills are paid and it is just wild money.  You do what any polishaholic does.  You go buy an expensive bottle of nail polish.  Well, at least that is what I did.  My husband and I went to the racetrack and won a little money.  They had a great sale at Dillard's where the men’s shirts were get this 65% off then 60% off of that.  My husband went wild and got like 12 shirts for under $100.00.   I got two Marc Jacobs nail polishes this one and a purple one.   You’ll see it later in the week.  Plus, Victoria’s Secret had panties 7 for $26.00 and we found this really pretty quilt set at Macys.  We spent about $200.00.  I also ordered a purple dress from Zulily and just a basic black turtle neck.  It was a great day for the Greenberg's but after all the crap we have been through I really think we deserved this splurge.  The rest of the money goes into savings.  Everyone is happy.  So,  I have really been down and feel that some of my posts have been pretty maudlin so I decided to right a happy post because gratefully I am happy today and I hope this is just the beginning of a new period of happiness.
A lot has happened this month and while it is breast cancer awareness, ovarian cancer and Spanish heritage month it is also depression awareness month and I have been working on a post to sum up my year of living with depression.   But just because you suffer from depression does not mean you are sad all the time it just means that something in your brain does not create enough hormones to make you happy without some help but I’ll talk about that later.  I am living proof that you can be happy even with a disease that goes against you having those feelings.
So, this polish is Florescent Beige and it has the prettiest shimmer I just love it.  It is described as iridescent light mauve pink.   I was going to get Daisy but it was really kind of blah.  It was a flat beige pink but did not have the shimmer this one has you can see it in picture two and three.  I love my nudes and when they shimmer like this one, I love them even more.  So, I got this at Sephora, it did cost $18.00.  I also got Ultraviolet but I ordered it because if you are a beauty insider for the month of October you can go to Sephora’s website and they are offering all kinds of free stuff.  I got free shipping so I ordered Ultraviolet and one of the new Sephora Effects polishes.  So, those will be coming soon.  So, I am off to end my night with a great Lush bath, they have some really great new bath bombs, I still have some that I ordered from X-Mas last year. 
Ciao for now,





Friday, October 11, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge A Book

Warning:  This post may offend some people.  I hope it is taken as just what it is going to be a post about a book. 

When I saw the book challenge I always want to back out. The last one I did was a nightmare and this was easier but may deal with some controversial ideas.  When I was in college I had to take 12 hours of literature.  We had our choice of World 1 and 2, British 1 and 2, and American 1 and 2.  Well, I was sick of American history and wasn’t about to take a class to read stories about the revolutionary war.  I remembered in elementary school we took one semester of World geography and I just barely got by so I figured I would revisit World geography through Literature.  So, the very first book we read was quite a surprise to me but this was world literature and it started at the beginning  and when I say at the beginning I kind of mean “In the beginning”.   That’s right the first book we read was Genesis from the bible.  I found that odd being that I was going to a state school and felt it was religious but it is a part of historical world literature.  Everyone knows the story and everyone has their own thoughts on it and believe me in a room of people no matter what religion it was something we all shared.  We had a very progressive professor who challenged us to really think about what we were reading.  So, I thought this is a good book to do everyone knows it. Now, I don’t remember the order so I just put the important things in this manicure.  On the thumb you start out with a galaxy nail, then water with fish, plant life, animals, man (I went ahead and through women in there I think according to the story she was created after the seventh day.  I couldn’t find our bible)  but I drew the sign for man and women on the pinkie and then of course there is nothing else because on the seventh day was rest.  I know I missed a day I think it was the sun and the moon but five fingers didn’t give me room but no one said it had to be exact.  So, here my mani and that’s my story.



The ring is a tease

Ciao for now,

Let’s see what the other girls came up with I am really excited to read and see them all.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge Triangles

Triangles….Brings back the worst memories in the world.  I actually took Trigonometry 2 times and failed it.  It kept me out of the field of pharmacology which is what I really wanted to do.  In hindsight, it was a good thing that I wasn’t a pharmacologist because I just love being a social worker.  Sometimes you’ve just got to follow the signs and failing Trig twice was my sign.  I am not even very good at drawing triangles built this is what I came up with.   I used a base of Cake Hole by butter London and then drew the lines to create triangles.  I wanted to make it a little interesting so I used my new ILove NP Cygnus Loop.  I don’t want to comment on the Cygnus Loop right now since I only used a little but it is very duochromatic.





So, this is my triangle.  Let’s see what the other girls came up with.
Ciao bellas,

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Marc Jacobs Nail Polish

So, I was ordering some nail polish from Sephora, not knowing that now they carry the newest line of Deborah Lippman, Illamasqua, and Marc Jacobs.  Most Sephora’s in Houston only carry a limited amount of nail polish that is why I always order.  So, around two weeks ago I took a chance and found out that they had the whole line of Marc Jacobs in the store.  I was excited because I would not have to order.

This is the boxes they come in clean in black and white.

These are the bottles.

This is the first polish I got, it is called Oui.  A beautiful pink shimmer.  It has blue undertones and was easy to use.  It wasn’t streaky or anything other than smooth.  This is two coats with with a topcoat.  I liked this one so much I had to get some more.




This is a shimmery beige peach color called Le Charme.  This is a metallic that also went on very well on the first coat.  I wish I had been able to take pictures outside but we have had crappy weather in Houston these last couple of days.  This is a gorgeous color for winter and a wonderful formula which is usually hard to get in this type of polish.





What I am thinking is that if there is one high end polish you are going to get this fall this is the one.  I could not believe how beautiful it was until I put it on.  It is a bronze with some heavy purple undertones.  It is absolutely gorgeous.  It is called Petra.  I have only worn it for this swatch and cannot wait to wear it again.  I have been lax and not painting my nails everyday so next time I paint my nails this is what will be on it.  The formula is fine no streaking, two coats and topcoat and ready to go.





So, that is the start of my little Marc Jacobs collection.  I hope to get some more especially with gift giving season coming.  You can purchase these at Sephora for $18.00 a bottle and of course you can see more swatches at Marc Jacobs’ website. 

Ciao bellas,