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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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Essie – Sunday Funday

This is the only one I got from the new collection. I was bummed at how it turned out to be too orangey of a coral pink. It dries darker than it looks in the bottle, and the glitter doesn’t show through very well.

Here’s the most accurate representation I got of it!

When I swatched it up close, it does show the glitter a little better though. Forgive the cuticle oil, sorry! 🙂

For a color like this, I think I’ll stick to China Glaze – Surreal Appeal!

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

4 Browns Swatched – With OPI Shim-merry Chic

Its so hard to wait for these 2 broken nails to grow… I want to get swatching again!

So I’ll just apologize for the first 2 screwed up nails and post anyway.

Here is (from pointer to pinky) LA Colors – Chocolate Shimmer, OPI – Amarillo Almondine, Essie – Armed and Ready, and the pinky and bottle are OPI – Shim-merry Chic:

Shim-merry Chic came out a while ago with Merry Midnight. It has flakies that are a goldish-green, a blueish-purple, and the rest is mostly a neutral brown color.

Armed and Ready ended up looking very dark gray. When you can catch the shimmer, you see the gold flash, but it is a very hidden shimmer.

I love Chocolate Shimmer, so that’s a keeper for sure. Amarillo Almondine might be a little too light for my taste!

Dark Teal Comparison

I have so many dark teal polishes that I’ve built up a pile of lately, I wanted to put them all together so you can see the differences up close!

I tried to take them in sun, shade, at different angles…

Here are the polishes on the wheel clockwise + the 3 I cut to put next to them:
Nicole – Too Rich For You, Sally Hansen – Tealy Fast, Essie – Trophy Wife, Zoya – Akyra, BB Couture – Playboy, OPI – Cuckoo For This Color, Catrice – After 8, Deborah Milano – Emerald Bijou, Maybelline – Blackened Teal, Pure Ice – Iced Teal, China Glaze – Blk Bila Bong, Urban Decay – Grunge, OPI – Unripened, Maybelline – Cool Couture, Essie – Dive Bar (1 coat), Essie – Dive Bar (2 coats), and Sinful Colors – See You Soon

Click them to zoom way in!

Julep – Holly and other blush pinks

I was thinking about giving Julep polishes a try and their facebook page was offering a few dollars off. So I went to look and found one named Holly. So, I had to. It was literally calling my name.

Ever since I tried Misa – Blush Hour, I’ve been in love with these opaque super light pinks that have a greyish tone rather than a blue or coral tone. My other favorite is Butter London – Teddy Girl. Orly – Kiss the Bride is another that is almost exactly the same as Blush Hour but a tiny bit brighter.

So when I got Julep – Holly, I compared it to 3 others that have been in my “new” pile waiting to be swatched!

Sinful Colors – Easy Going, French Tip Dip’s unnamed pink, Essie – Fiji, Julep – Holly

Here they are swatched!
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Julep – Holly is the only one with shimmer to it. I can’t wait to get Play the Peonies so I can compare those two.

Essie Fiji is what I decided to wear today. Its really opaque and harder to apply than the others, but it has the benefit of not having thick layers that take longer to dry, which is good since I’m doing this before work! haha!

The French Tip Dip ended up being more of a slightly darker jellyish gray pink, so although its awesome, I put it up for swap on MUA.

Sinful Colors – Easy Going is great. Its a little more glossy and makes thicker layers, which is better for when I have more time to let it dry, so I’m keeping that one too!

Nina Ultra Pro – Maple Syrup + Matte + Konad :)

This is such a pretty, shimmery, lustrous brown. I’ve worn it a few times and love it so much!

This time I thought I’d try it with Essie Matte About You on it and it kind of frosted it up a bit too much, I need to find a Matte that has a little less of an effect for some of my polishes…

I went to put a clear coat back over it so it wouldn’t be so frosty and I was missing my stamping stuff so much, so I got my stuff out and stamped some stars on with China Glaze Adore. 🙂

Then I was happy!!