Monday, May 10, 2021

KBShimmer, Polish Pickup, and Guilty Pleasures

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The May "Guilty Pleasures" Polish Pickup is in full swing, so today's post is about two offerings by KBShimmer for your consideration. If you haven't nabbed these from the website yet, be sure to do so before it is too late!

Freshly Blended Hand & Body Sugar Scrub

I'm a big sugar scrub fan, and I especially love those from KBShimmer! I use them for both manicures, pedicures, and as a body scrub and have a jar at my sink and another in my shower at any given time.

Living in Arizona, sugar scrubs can get a little melted in transit coming my way. It may disrupt the pretty swirled colour pattern and the placement of the decorative glitters on top, but it has no impact on the quality of the scrubs themselves.

A quick little mix helps to redistribute the oils that sometimes start to separate out, and it's as good as new!

Freshly Blended is a blend of cantaloupe, lychee, and fresh berries. The scent is rounded out with sweet sugarcane and vanilla orchid. I am a huge fan of fruity scents, especially around the summer, and this is a winner for me! You see a lot of watermelon-type fragrances this time of year, and I am delighted to see cantaloupe getting some time to shine with this sugar scrub. I may not like to eat the fruit (I'm convinced my mom ate far too much while pregnant with me), but I really enjoy the way it smells. Cantaloupe is the predominant smell in this scrub to me, but the remaining scents add that something extra that takes the scent to the next level.

Everything Is A-Bouquet

In addition to Freshly Blended Hand & Body Sugar Scrub, KBShimmer has also created a beautiful nail polish that is perfect for spring and summer!

Everything Is A-Bouquet starts off with a deep grape-hues jelly base. The base is loaded to the gills with a green-to-blue shimmer that accents the purple base brilliantly.

In brighter lighting, the green shimmers give way to hints of gold and royal blue for a dazzling multichrome look.

In lower lighting, the shimmer shifts to a more indigo blue.

I've used three coats for opacity plus top coat for these photos.

Have you picked up either of these items from the May Polish Pickup yet? Which is your favorite? I'd love to here from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Ellagee Returns for the May Polish Pickup

 I don't know where the time is going, but it's a new month and just about time for the opening of the next Polish Pickup! The theme for May is Guilty Pleasures, and having quite a few myself, I'm eager to find out what everyone else is enjoying and possibly find yet another rabbit hole for me to fall into. The world has been crazy and intense the past year, so give me all the guilty pleasures!

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Ellagee Tiktok on the Clock

For today's blog post, I have Laura from ellagee polish's guilty pleasure to share with you: TikTok! Those of you that spend countless hours on social media when you probably should be working (yep, guilty over here too) likely already recognize the colours of the TikTok logo in ellagee's offering, TikTok On The Clock.

Ellagee Tiktok on the clock

There is something so refreshing about a white crelly nail polish, particularly when the temperatures start rising! This TikTok inspired beauty starts off with a white crelly base and contains an exquisite glittering of red and aqua shimmers. Turquoise, red, and black matte glitters add extra interest and nail the TikTok inspiration perfectly.

Ellagee tiktok on the clock

TikTok On The Clock applies easily although you may have to dab a little here and there if you want very specific placement of the glitters. The red and turquoise glitters came out of the bottle easily enough in their own, but I did have to dig around a little to get some of the extra black round glitters.

Ellagee tiktok on the clock

I applied three coats for full opacity on the nail and then followed up with top coat.

TikTok On The Clock retails for $11, and there is no limit to the number of bottles available for purchase. That being said, it is exclusive to the Polish Pickup and available this weekend only so you don't want to miss out!

ellagee tiktok on the clock

The May Polish Pickup is open for shopping this Friday, May 7th through Monday, May 10th although you can now visit the site and add items to your wishlist now to make shopping day easier. Please remember that orders submitted to Polish Pickup are submitted as a pre-order and to allow two weeks for domestic shipping.

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