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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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Illamasqua – Faux Pas

This is one of those purples that isn’t for me, but I LOVE these polishes from their Theatre of the Nameless collection.  These are the ones that all have the waxy, rubberized finish.

I kept Taint and Vice, but I did swap this one already.  It went fast!

I took a look at their newest collection that came out last week, Human Fundamentalism.  The newest colors are a pistachio green and a muted magenta color.  Nomad and Stance.  I don’t think either of them would be a color I’d wear, so I’ll have to wait until their next one comes out!

Some randomness..

taintwithglittergal– I just pre-ordered Anne from rescuebeauty.com so I’m finally going to get my hands on it!

– My picks from the Let it Snow and the Muppets collections are coming this week, and I couldn’t resist a couple of the new BB Coutures.

– I’m tasting the food at the venue I hope to have my wedding reception at, wish me luck, all that needs to happen is that the food is good… oh pleeeeease.

– What dark red shimmer will stamp well over a dark color? They don’t really make red chromes to stamp with! I have the red Sally Hansen Chrome but its more like a pink. I thought I’d at least be successful with the Glitter Gal Red holo, but look… I put it over Illamasqua Taint and it didn’t really come out!

Anyone know of a good red chrome or shimmer to stamp over a dark color?

– My newest Wish List -> Revlon Starry Pink, Nicole by OPI Sounds Grape To Me, Finger Paints Cordur Orange, Duri Grape Swirl, and MAC Dark as Night lip gloss.

– I’m so excited about going back to New Orleans this week I could explode! What shall I do with my nails for the trip… hmmmmm……..

Illamasqua – Vice

I wore this one a whole week and realized I hadn’t swatched it so you’ll see some chips, but I can rarely wear a nail polish that long and have it looking only this bad! haha! And of course this is with no top coat, so it keeps that rubbery look.

Their new 4 polishes with the waxy coat are SO awesome.

This one is Vice. Its a rich berry-ish color but on the warm side.

I can’t wait to try Taint. 🙂
(Some things you just never think you’ll have a reason to say?)

Oh and I had to try their new Masquara, and I love it so much. I think its my new favorite and I rarely find a good dramatic mascara. I’m starting to just really like this brand, I wonder if I should try their other makeup?

New Illamasqua Polishes are up today!

Sorry for the lack of a swatch right this moment, but I had to tell you in case you haven’t seen!

Illamasqua put their new Theatre of the Nameless collection up today here, on their site!

There are 4 nail polishes in this new collection and they have a rubber, waxy finish. The colors look decadent too.

I already bought 3 of them (all but Kink), I couldn’t help myself, I just couldn’t. I also grabbed their new Masquara (the brush looks like what I usually like?) and another Base Coat.

If you haven’t tried the Illamasqua Base Coat, you can get that at Sephora more easily and I have never had such a strong opinion about a base coat… it keeps my nails from staining, even with my super dark polishes, and it doesn’t let layers of my nail start to separate and peel. I just love the stuff.

ManGlaze – Mayonnaise & hot pinks to stamp with!

This was some experimenting I did before the french manicure that I posted in my last post!

First, I put a layer of ManGlaze – Mayonnaise on, so that I could see what these hot pinks were going to look like over white!

Here is a swatch, its a matte white polish with some shimmer!

Here were my hot pinks and one neon green I was going to try while I was at it:

From left to right, those are Color Club – Screamin Fucshia, Konad – Psyche Pink, Sally Hansen – Sonic Bloom, a Kiss nail art polish in Bikini Coral, Revlon Scented – Raspberry Rapture, Sally Hansen – Orange You Cute, Zoya – Ali, Illamasqua – Lament, Diamond Cosmetics nail art polish in neon green, Essie – Pink Parka, and Zoya – Lolly

The 3 on the right didn’t work at all (Diamond Cosmetics nail art polish in neon green, Essie – Pink Parka, and Zoya – Lolly)! But all of the ones on the right did!

Here they are stamped with the new bundle monster plates!

4 Spring Peaches!

There are only 18 entries in my Spring Giveaway guys, so your chances are really good. Just FYI!

Illamasqua Purity was my first peach polish, and I loved it, so I wanted to do a little comparison of the others I picked up recently!

Here is American Apparel’s Summer Peach. I think pale Peach is much more springy than summery…

I compared it here with Illamasqua Purity. You can see how Purity is more glossy and a little darker of a shade. Both are very pretty!
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Then I added another two so I could compare them all side-by-side. The two I added are Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Lulu and a new one that forever21.com had, which was Feminine Wiles by love & beauty. (Their polishes don’t really have names on the bottles so I labeled it as love & beauty’s peach but when I went through to find my old invoice, I saw that on the site, it is named Feminine Wiles. They describe it as baby pink but to me its pretty peachy!?)

Oh, and don’t miss out on Zoya’s Earth Day promo! It is SUCH a good deal! My color spoons should get here by tonight so I’ll be filling my cart before I go to bed. 🙂


Details here!!