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Favorite Yellows

My favorite yellow was always American Apparel – Butter ( https://hollyshimmerspark.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/american-apparel-butter/ ), but now these are my two favorites!

The top one is Orly – Worth Millions and the bottom is China Glaze – Whip It.

The main difference is that Worth Millions is more neon, and Whip It is more pastel. 🙂

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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Orly – After Party

This one is black with different colors of sparkles. It isn’t really heavily glittered, like Butter London’s Black Knight, its more like a pigment type of sparkle, if that makes sense.

I found that in the shade or from far away, it just looks black. But in the light, I love the colors that they chose to flash… teal, cyan, pink, purple… all of the great girly colors!

The colors are more apparent in the bottle than on the nail:

I also took a blurry-on-purpose shot that kind of showed the colors a little better!

Vampire Lace

When they had the Orly Haute Look sale, I got Au Champagne half-off. I had a feeling I’d be able to stamp with it. I’m so glad I was right! It just has the frostier look than a silver.

The burgundy is an old Maybelline Colorama polish called Vampire Seduction, and it somehow still applied really well, like it was still new.

The image was from the new Bundle Monster 2012 set, plate BM-323.

And I have to add… I am LOVING Vampire Diaries this season. 😀

Octoberfranken…

What do you get when you take Orly Rock Solid and pour in a bunch of China Glaze Hawaiian Punch, NYX Maroon, and Spoiled Cougar Attack?

Isn’t it pretty? When I got Rock Solid, I was bummed that it was just gray and not brown at all, so I thought I’d make it burgundy with some NYX Maroon. Then it was too purple and I wanted it a little pinker, so I added the China Glaze Hawaiian Punch. Then I remembered I wanted brown in the first place and dumped the Spoiled Cougar Attack in. haha!

Now I have a full bottle of this awesomeness!

Half-price Orly on HauteLook today! I grabbed 4!

Even though I’ve been trying to buy less nail polish lately, I had to grab a few that I’ve been wanting… they have some good ones on there! And they are full size!

Go see the sale if you want to jump on a few!

I got 1 Smudge Fixer, heard that actually works, but I’ll let you know.
These are the 3 polishes I grabbed, but they also have some of the latest collections and even Cosmic FX ones like Galaxy Girl and Out of this World.

Rock Solid, Decades of Dysfunction, and Au Champagne!


Add some blood to the lace…

I know I did blood spatters last year too, but I just love it… probably has to do with how much I love Dexter?

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I used the 60 second Rimmell polish in Rapid Ruby and the Konad plates m13 and m21.

I have an awesome vampiress costume and no where to wear it… Halloween snuck up on me. I’ll probably watch scary movies with my fiance and eat chocolate though, which I can’t complain about of course. And his Mom gave us glow sticks. haha! I’ll be playing with those!

I’ll probably pick the giveaway winners tomorrow, so you still have all day to enter! 🙂
http://shimmerspark.com/posts/halloween-giveaway

Lacey B&W French

I did this one yesterday before going out to meet my parents, fiance, and fiance’s family for dinner. I love how well we all get along and have fun…

I can’t believe I was able to just do a french tip on my own nails instead of having to put pink first… its because of the Illamasqua Base Coat, I swear! It has kept my nails from getting stained! Now that I’ve used it all month, the stained part has grown out to the end and my real nails look normal again. I love that base coat so very much, thank you Illamasqua!

I used Orly – White Tips, then stamped the fishnet design from the konad plate m79 and finally, the straight ribbon strip from a rectangular essence stampy plate, with Konad – Black Pearl.

One of my most favorite nail bloggers is having an OMG giveaway, you gotta go see it. She always does the coolest things with her nails too!
http://www.emeraldsparkled.com/2011/10/2nd-blog-birthday-giveaway.html

Orly Space Cadet vs Claire's Venemous

A lot of people say that these are close to being dupes. Sometimes I’d see swatches of them together and they did look similar so I was confused and had to do it myself! Plus, I wanted to show the awesome missgreencurry, who sent me Space Cadet. 🙂

I know they have a similar eggplant to olive type of effect, but to me they always looked pretty different. My swatch really showed how different they are.

Space Cadet on index and ring fingers, Venemous on middle and pinky:
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They look awesome in the bottles!

I guess if you love duochrome that has a purple to green shift, then these are both similar and both awesome, so I can see the comparison, but some swatches like this one from stephscloset make them look like almost exact dupes, that’s where I got confused. Maybe at a certain angle they do look alike!

If you want to see some awesome close-ups of Space Cadet, I love this post on lacquerized.com! (Her blog is sooo amazing by the way if you haven’t seen it, I always thought her pictures and swatches were the best quality by far!)

Orly – Pixy Stix

I love this reddish pink springy color. It isn’t neon but its really bright and happy!

I took this one in the shade, but I think I see some blue sky reflecting in the glossy finish of it…

This one I took in the sun is closer to the exact color!

I haven’t gotten any of the new polishes out yet, have you? I have been so busy, but my next post has to be about 2 blog awards I just got this weekend. I WILL do that today! 🙂

Borghese – Mochaccino

Okay, after this one, I want to do pastels and Easter colors all week!

I just have to get this last one in, just in case you go nail polish shopping and see these Borghese Rapido on a shelf. I didn’t want you to miss out on Mochaccino or overlook it if you like the hidden shimmer taupes, because this one is so pretty!

On the nail it will appear a little darker, and the shimmer isn’t as apparent as Chanel’s Paradoxal…

But look what lies inside! How pretty is this!?

After I wore it like that, I decided to add some pink shimmer, so I layered Orly – Fifty Four over it. Its really sheer so it just added a tiny bit of pink sparkle. I felt more Springy I guess!

It really is a nice taupe creme in the shade or from far away. I kept thinking that it was almost a mauve-ish purple gray taupe cream when I’d look at it in the shade, if that makes sense? Probably not, you’d have to see it for yourself!

It isn’t a Paradoxal dupe, although some people might refer to it that way since it has the similar taupe and purplish tone with hidden purplish shimmer. I find the shimmer to more of a mauve-ish purple shimmer though, compared to Paradoxal.

If you like it, go get it before the new Borghese Rapido displays get raided! 🙂

Turquoise Pastel Creme Comparison

Another polish I custom purchased last week for a swapper was Essie – Turqouise and Caicos. So I did a quick swatch and compared it to my Essie – Mint Candy Apple and Orly – Gumdrop.

Mint Candy Apple is one of my favorites, mostly because it is the most bright minty blue-toned of the other greenish blues I compare it to.

Lots of light blues! (Part 2)

Part one is here: click if you missed it!

This is the part of the baby blue set that seemed to be a little more greenish-blue.

Ginger + Liz – Boy Toy
Looks more blue in the bottle, has some shimmer to it… I love it, its a cute color.

Essie – Mint Candy Apple, Orly – Gumdrop, China Glaze – For Audrey
Since you’ve seen so many swatches of these already, I just put them side by side.

China Glaze – Metallic Muse
This one works with Konad so I usually stamp with it!

OPI – Sea Ya Later Sailor
This color is so pretty I just want to paint everything with it, look at this closer up…

AQmore – Mediterranean
I’ve talked about this one in the last few days, it is just SO pretty.
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Now tell me your favorites! 🙂