Friday, December 28, 2018

KBShimmer for January Polish Pickup 2019: Gaia

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We're just one week away from another Polish Pickup! Not only is a new month ahead of us, we'll also be in for a new year with hopefully wonderful things in store for everyone. Last year certainly has been a busy one, ending off with a move back to Arizona for my family. While moving is never a particularly easy experience, this move has been very trying for me on an emotional level as I couldn't celebrate any of the holidays this year as I normally do. The moving truck delivered our things the day before Christmas, and while we are still surrounded by boxes and trying to settle in, I did go out last week and buy a holiday tree and some ornaments. As a year round shopper to catch good deals and lessen the blow on the wallet, I had already purchased a few things for the boys which I had wrapped while in California and packaged in the hubby's car while it was transported here. Whether you like or not, I do have to say the site came to my rescue when it came to finishing up some of the gifting. It allowed me to focus my attention on the family's needs rather than fighting the crowds for gifts. Now that I've rambled away, let me get to this post and the real reason you are here: nail polish!

If you aren't already familiar with the Polish Pickup, let me fill you in! It is an interactive nail polish experience where fans are invited to their website to submit theme suggestions. They can then return to the website to vote on their favorites. The most voted suggestion becomes the monthly themed that independent nail polish brands adhere to when narrowing down their own inspiration. The brands then create a polish that is then offered for sale on the Polish Pickup website during the shop's official four-day opening the first Friday through Monday of any given month. It is an enjoyable way for fans to purchase as many or as few nail lacquers as they wish from a range of brands in one convenient location. While this is a monthly occurrence, it is not a subscription service. If you need to step back and save some money, you can easily do so without having to jump through any extra steps. I have enjoyed watching it develop and grow, and the only part part is narrowing down your purchase picks!

For today's blog post, I have the offering by KBShimmer to share with you. The theme for January in Mythology (one of my favorite subjects!!), and Christy totally nailed it! Without further ado, here is Gaia on my new shorties to end out the year!

At the beginning, there was Chaos. He was darkness, a void. Then came Gaia (or Gaea). Some say that Gaia is Mother Earth, the Greek Earth goddess from whom everything is born. From Gaia sprang the starry heavens, the sky, mountains, plains, seas and rivers. And typical of Greek myths, lots of drama.

Let me start out my saying these photos don't even come close to doing this polish justice. It is truly spectacular, and whether you're a blue lover or have had the slightest inkling you might want to try blue, you will want to pick up this beauty. The base is a vivid blue hue, and it is filled with holographic glitters while colour shifting unicorn flakes flirt about the jelly base in shades of green, purple, pink and blue. I have been wearing this beauty for over a week now, and I sill cannot get over just how striking it is on my nails!

I achieved full coverage with two coats, although those with longer nails or who paint with very thin coats may find they need a third coat for opacity. Alternately, you can layer it over a similarly coloured base shade such as KBShimmer's Low $ Be Bold. I then added KBShimmer's Clearly on Top top coat to seal everything in and add an ultra-smooth finish.

Gaia will be available for purchase on the Polish Pickup website on Friday, January 4th at 11am EST through Monday, January 7th. There is no limit to the number of bottles available, and each bottle will retail for $10.

Will you be adding Gaia to your shopping list? amine will be getting a lot of love this next year, especially on my toes dipped in our new pool! I'd love to hear your thoughts about this beauty and what other shades you are planning on purchasing with next month's shop opening!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day and enjoy the weekend!

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1 comment

  1. This is such a gorgeous polish! I love the glitter in it partners soooo well with that shade of base.


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