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OPI – Black Spotted


I have had Black Spotted for a few years and never tried it, so I finally opened it! 

I’ve never posted a pedicure here before, but I had to do this quickly as my little sweetie pie napped… Didn’t have time to do toes and nails!

I started with half neon yellow and half neon pink, then I applied it on top.

The awesome neon colors are from the China Glaze Lite Brites. Whip It Good (yellow) and Lip Smackin’ Good (pink). Love these colors!

The tag on the Black Spotted bottle says to use a very thin layer. 

It came out looking pretty cool, but not the round spots that I expected after looking at other swatches online. I will be playing with this one again to figure it out.

When you have a 2 year old, you don’t have a lot of time to re-do your nails! You’re lucky to get to do them in the first place. 🙂

Seche Premier Colour

I have been wanting to try these gel – like polishes, and the girl at Sally beauty suggested this brand. Since they don’t have many colors yet, I just got the black one, Alter Ego.


I stamped with china glaze emotion.  I am hoping that since I used the proper base and topcoat for Seche Premier Colour, it will last at least a week!

The application was awesome. Two coats was completely opaque. It also dried very quickly!

Blog Sale! Its on! First come, first served! :)

This content is also on my permanent sale page:
http://shimmerspark.com/sale/

We can do paypal, or a check if you’re in the US.

This is first come, first served. I will go by the order in which the emails arrive in my inbox.
Email -> hollyshimmerspark@gmail.com
Subject -> Blog Sale Purchase!

The best method is to use Paypal, which would go something like this:

  • Email me your list of polishes along with your Paypal account email address. Let me know what country I’m mailing to. Also let me know if you are okay to pay as Gift or not.
  • I will send you the Paypal invoice that will itemize the polish list confirmed to be yours and let you know what they cost plus the shipping cost. (I am going to charge exact USPS shipping, I’m not adding any fees or anything!)
  • If you can choose to pay as Gift, Paypal will not take a portion of our money. If you feel uncomfortable paying as Gift, then I will have to add the percentage that they charge us to your amount. They charge 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction.

If you don’t want to use Paypal, I can accept a check as long as you’re in the US. You would just have to wait for me to clear your check before I send your polishes.
In that case, just email me your list of polishes and request to send a check. I’ll email you back with your confirmed list of polishes and the cost of them plus shipping.

The most risky option is trying to offer to pay with gift cards or swapping items from my MUA wish list.
Gift Cards I’ll accept are Starbucks, Sephora, Ulta, Babies R Us, Target, Walmart, or you can try me on Department Stores so I can see if they are in my area.
(If someone requests to buy a polish on your list and you’ve requested a swap, I have to go with the sale first. So you might not want to risk trying this method with the really rare and sought after polishes? I’m just trying to give everyone a way to get the ones they want.)

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Zoya – $4

Paige, Kate, Karina, Rihana, Chloe, Tess, Phoebe, Snow White, Marley, Shawn

OPI – $5

You Don’t Know Jaques SUEDE, Suzi Skis In The Pyrenees SUEDE, Lucertainly Look Marvelous, Pink Flamenco, Mauving To Manitoba, Cuckoo For This Color, Over The Taupe, Romeo & Joliet, Chick Flick Cherry, God Save The Queen’s Nails


mini Unripened, mini Boo Berry (glows in the dark), Silent Mauvie, Russian Navy SUEDE, Gettin Miss Piggy With It, Concord Grape, Color To Diner For, Princesses Rule, Yes I Can Can, My Private Jet (holographic, but I think I confirmed this wasn’t any rare one, so I’ll treat it like an OPI that is not rare), Japanese Rose Garden, Route Beer Float (very rare!), Congeniality Is My Middle Name, Servin Up Sparkle

Nicole by OPI and Sephora by OPI – $4 or $1 for mini

Too Rich For You, Nicole’s Nickel, My Personal Serpent, Havana Dreams, mini Mermaid To Order, mini Just A Little Dangerous, mini Fiercely Fabulous, mini I’m With Brad, mini Ms Can’t Be Wrong, mini Natural Environ-mint, mini Don’t Feed The Hand Models, mini Eve-y On The Eyes, mini Bring On The Snowflakes, mini I Don’t Bite, mini Break A LegWarmer, mini Access 24/7, mini Sample Sale
(You can also consult this Sephora by OPI mini set for what these bottles look like -> Glimmer Wonderland Set)

China Glaze – $3

Emerald Sparkle, Lubu Heels, Blk-Bila-Bong, Ring In The Red, Midtown Magic, Inner Beauty, Poetic, Kinetic Candy, Adore, Harmony, Cracked Concrete (crackle), Black Mesh (crackle)


In The Mood China Glaze Mood Changing Polish – Brown to Mauve, Straight Up, Instant Chemistry (magnetix), You Move Me (magnetix), Wagon Trail, Loft-y Ambitions, Urban Night, Brownstone, Calypso Blue, Stone Cold, Full Spectrum, Concrete Catwalk

Orly – $4

Act Your Shoe Size, Rage, Shine, After Party, Close Your Eyes, Rockin Rocket, Space Cadet, Bus Stop Crimson, Sea Gurl, Beverly Hills Plum french manicure, Top2Bottom

Color Club – $3

mini Wild Orchid, Pardon My French, Ready To Wear, Black-ish, Space Case, Take Me To Your Chateau, Ms Hautie, Worth The Risque, Catwalk Queen

Sally Hansen – $3 for Insta Dri, $8 for Nail Prisms, $2 for the rest

Blue Away, Lickety-Split Lime, Slick Slate, Mauve It, Mochachino, Wined Up, Laser, Haute Chocolate, Glitz Gal, Hot Magenta, Fractured Foil (crackle), Eternal Expresso, Nail Prisms Pink Rose Diamond, Nail Prisms Ruby Diamond

Sinful Colors – $3

Mama-San, Mercury Rising, Winterberry, Show Me The Way, Nirvana, Pearl Harbor, Rich In Heart

Revlon – $3 or $2 for the rare mini

Sugar Plum, Crushed Crimson, Black Star, Raspberry Rapture, Grape Fizz, Perplex, Smoldering, Golden, Berry Jeweled, Blue Lagoon, mini Cherries In The Snow

Mixed

$15 Dollish Polish – Cold Winds Are Rising, $10 Whimsical Ideas by Pam – Nancy’s Birthday (Deborah Lippmann Happy Birthday Dupe), $4 Essie – Absolutely Shore, $3 Loreal – Owl’s Night, $2 Loreal – Whimsical, $3 American Apparel – Rose Bowl, $3 American Apparel – Army Jacket, $3 American Apparel – Cocoa, $3 American Apparel – Berry

Eyeko and Man Glaze are $4, the rest in this picture are $5

Eyeko – Rain Polish, Eyeko – Pastel Polish, Cult Nails – Mind Control, Man Glaze – Fuggen Ugly, Illamasqua – Scarab, Inglot – Matte 726 (brand new in box), Inglot – 636 (Breatheable)

Julep and MakeupFactory are $3, the rest in this picture are $7

NARS – Talula, Julep – Holly, Makeup Factory – 375, Ginger And Liz – Boy Toy, Ginger And Liz – Gray Area (wax coat finish), MAC – Ice Cream Cake, MAC – Spicemix, MAC – Gee Whiz (brand new in box)

Nfu Oh and Bad Romance are $8, Urban Decay is $5, Ozotic Pro 505 is $40

Nfu Oh 48 (flakies), Nfu Oh JS02 (jelly syrup), Nfu Oh 40 (flakies), Deborah Lippmann – Bad Romance, Urban Decay – Gunmetal, Ozotic Pro 505 (full – original round bottle)

BB Couture is $7, LA Splash Glitters are $3

BB Couture – Coal Miner, BB Couture – Wire Stripper, BB Couture – Romeo, BB Couture – Adam, BB Couture – Rustler, LA Splash Glitter – Sparkling Oceanspray, LA Splash Glitter – Jewels

$3 for the Essence stamping polish and mini colour & go bottles, $4 for the rest of them in this picture

Nubar – Summer Rose, Nubar – Walnut, Nubar – Iris Dust (duochrome), Essence – Street Styler, Essence – Walk Of Fame, Essence – Absolutely Stylish, Essence – Hunt Me If You Can, Essence – Mystic Wish (magnetic), Essence – Copper Rules (magnetic), Essence Black Stamping polish

Nail Art Pens are $1, the rest are $2

Nubar – Platinum (nail art pen), LA Colors – Black Sparkles (nail art pen), LA Colors – White (nail art pen), Kiss – Bikini Coral (nail art pen), LCN Magnetic Polish (brown/plum – No name?), Astor – 358, Petites Color Fever – creme blue, Petites Color Fever – galaxy, Sation – Marion Red, French Tip Dip Pink, Flormar – 005, Flormar – 019

Catrice with Silver caps are $5, the rest are $3

Duri – Night Before Christmas, Duri – Luxury Time, Duri – Bronzi Bronzi, CND – Plum Truffle, CND – Ice Blue Shimmer, Catrice – Beavis & Mud-head, Catrice – Moonlight Express, Catrice – Beam Me Scotty, Catrice – Houston’s Favorite

$2, $4 for Ulta – For Bitten

Sula – Naked (peel off polish), Sula – Berry (peel off polish), Sula – Horizon (peel off polish), Sula – Tango (peel off polish), Ulta – Fine Pruned, Ulta – Grin & Berry It, Ulta – For Bitten, NYX – Milk Chocolate, NYX – Matte White, NYX – Matte Baby Pink, NYX – Red Bean Slush, NYX – Dark Gray

$3

Pure Ice – Iced Teal, Pure Ice – Cream Baby Blue, Pure Ice – Busted, Maybelline – Purple Trend, Maybelline – Pink Glimpse, Maybelline – (No name? Black w Silver Glitter), Sally Hansen – Ruby Clarity, Golden Rose pink holographic – 100

$3

Borghese – Vignetto Berry (matte), Borghese – Murano Mauve, Milani – Chianti Wine, Milani – Brown-a-liscious, Milani – Hi Res (holographic) , Milani – Silver Dazzle (one coat glitter)

$2

Femme Couture Savvy – Chocolate Mint, Femme Couture Savvy – Garland, Entity – Brown Plum, Love & Beauty – Silver Holographic, Love & Beauty – Pottery Class Brown, Love & Beauty – Matte Eggplant, Love & Beauty – Matte Eggplant (oops I have two), Love & Beauty – Coral, Avon – Brown Pearl, Avon – matte Red Velvet

elf is $2, the rest are $3

Kleancolor – Pinky Moon, Misa – Beyond Infinity, Misa – Moody Model, Hard Candy – Beetle, Hard Candy – Mushroom, Finger Paints – Hue Rang?, Finger Paints – Wine At The Gallery, elf – Smokey Brown, elf – Mod Mauve

$3

BYS – Hot To Trot, BYS – Kinky Pink, BYS – Tension Rising (UV blacklight reactive), Red Carpet LED Gel Polish – Black Stretch Limo, BK Polish – Deep Watermelon, Me Me Me – Pewter, Me Me Me – Amethyst, Toma Mood Changing – Avocado Glitter to Silver Glitter, Toma Top Coat Sprinkles – Candy Cane

50 cents for the mini polishes, $2 for the rest

Wet N Wild – Haze Of Love, Wet N Wild – Bite The Bullet, Wet N Wild – Glow (glow in the dark), Sally Girl – U Glow Girl (glow in the dark), Sally Girl – duochrome blue no name?, Claire’s Pink Glow In The Dark, Claire’s Pastel Pink, Sweet Georgia Brown Scented Polish – Rocky Road, Golden Rose – 146

$3 for the Deborah Milano, $2 for the rest

Rimmel 60 Seconds – Hot Pink, Manhattan Lotus Effect – Pastel Blue, Deborah Milano – Emerald Bijoux (duochrome), Max Factor nailfinity – Boji, LA Colors – Caribbean Pink, LA Colors – Cayenne Pepper, LA Colors – Antique (vintage collection), LA Colors – Pleasures (vintage collection), LA Colors – American French Manicure

$1

Mood Color – Illusion Brown to Sheer Gold, Mood Color – Copper Green to Cinnamon, Dare 2 Wear Mood Polish – Brown to Ashy Green, Dare 2 Wear Mood Polish – Chocolate Mocha to Ice Latte, Chameleon – Drags of Wine to Pink Accent, Chameleon – Pink to Rich Berry, Chameleon – Violet Ray to Pansy Pink

$1

Amour – Brilliant Ocean Blue, Amour – Blue Pastel, Amour – Manila Krom


$3 Blaze – Punch Drunk to Berry Margarita (jelly changes color in the sun), $2 Blaze – White Pearl to Plum Pearl, $3 Del Sol – First Kiss – Silver to Pink


$2 Harmony Gelish – phBond, $2 Harmony Gelish – Foundation, $2 Harmony Gelish – Top It Off, $3 CND Shellac – UV Base Coat, $3 CND Shellac – UV Top Coat, $1 Avon Mineral Strength, $2 Misa TOPTopper, $4 OPI Chip Skip, $2 Cabaret Black Light Magic, $1 Hello Kitty peel off Clear, $1 Hello Kitty peel off White, $1 Hello Kitty peel off Red

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China Glaze – Surreal Appeal Comparison

I had to get Surreal Appeal from the Cirque collection. It turned out to be the perfect pinkish coral creme that is bright but not a neon.

I grabbed 3 other China Glaze pinks and compared them all. The pinky nail is actually Flip Flop Fantasy but I hate that the camera can NOT capture that color no matter what I try. I went to Google Images to search for an accurate Flip Flop Fantasy swatch and there aren’t any! They all look like their cameras freaked out as well, so all I can say is…. go get it, its one of my most favorite polishes ever and you just don’t know what its like until you put it on your own nails. 🙂

Anyway, the others came out really accurately though! The bottle is Surreal Appeal, so you can see it ends up darker on the nail.

Here is a shadier swatch, followed by one with a little more light. Its Wicked Style, Sugar High, Surreal Appeal. Let’s just ignore the pinky. 🙂

After comparing these, I found I don’t even like Sugar High as much anymore, its a little too blue-ish for my skin tone.

Happy 2013 Giveaway! Featuring Lynnderella’s Snow Angel!

Happy 2013 Giveaway - With a brand new Lynnderella - Snow Angel

I know everyone wants Lynnderella’s Snow Angel, and even if you already have it, they are selling for a ton on eBay! So I thought it’d be exciting to feature that in my giveaway, since I have a brand new, unswatched, big round bottle of it!

I want to pick 3 winners again. So I’ll ask you what your favorite items are from these, and the grand prize winner will get 4, including Snow Angel! The 2nd place winner will get another 4 polishes, and the 3rd will get 3. Every time I’ve done it this way, I’ve been able to give everyone some polishes that they wanted most, so it was pretty fun!

Here is the list of the polishes in the giveaway! Click if you’d like to see google images swatches for each.

To enter, you can do one of two things, or both for an extra entry!

1. Use the giveaway picture and post/blog about this somewhere, put the URL to your post into the form.
Picture to use -> http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8222/8346691467_0d150cc61a.jpg
Link to the giveaway to use -> http://happy2013giveaway.shimmerspark.com

2. Become a facebook friend!
Here I am -> http://www.facebook.com/shimmerspark
(Just put your facebook name into the form, even if you were already my facebook friend.

I will pick the winners randomly, on February 10th!

If you don’t see the form load below this line, click here to go to the original post so that it will load for you


Holly

New Year Snowflakes

Before my husband and I left for a quick New Year trip, I wanted to stamp some snowflakes with one of my new Bundle Monster plates.

I used Konad White, and BM-323. This is over the China Glaze Refreshmint + Piggy Polish Tic Tac Toes that I posted about earlier.

Its so cute together!

Okay, I’m getting my giveaway ready to post next. 🙂

Piggy Polish – Tic Tac Toes Over China Glaze – Refreshmint

I know you’ve seen this one before, but how can you see it too much? 🙂

Refreshmint, 2 coats – No streaks or bubbles, its just so perfect!

I used it for a base because Tic Tac Toes is a little on the sheer side. Plus I thought it would help it look more minty for New Year’s Eve.

This one wasn’t swatched enough in the polish world in my opinion. I’m not sure how so many people missed out on it. Its too pretty! No hidden shimmer, you can see the sparkly shimmer in any light.

Speaking of that, I’ll keep apologizing for the light in these swatches until I get a perfect swatching spot in our new home. Hopefully I’ll figure that out by Spring at least? 🙂

Happy New Year! 2012 was way too crazy for me, so I’m really looking forward to enjoying 2013.