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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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Sephora by OPI – Beauty Junkie

When I went to Sephora last week, I was admiring their new aisle they have that is just dedicated to nail polish! With the new fake-nail swatch of each color, I was able to see the polishes in a different way. They even have that for all of the other brands they carry now.

The one that caught my eye was Beauty Junkie! I picked it up and wondered how I had never noticed it before. So I bought it. 🙂

It is really cool because in different lights, it can look brown, burgundy, or really dark mauve! I swear sometimes in the sun, it has looked like a plum even. Its a nice and rich creme, so even though it is really dark, it can’t be mistaken for black… I love it!

Sephora by OPI – 212

I don’t know why I waited so long to post about this one! The awesome Ms. Gemma (greencurry on MUA!) swapped this one to me for my maybe fake My Private Jet since they were kind of similar!

Its like the greenish version of it but with some flakies in the mix. Not quite green but that Wagon Trail/Seriously Hip kind of brownish green!

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Sephora by OPI – Dating the Drummer

This one is a straight brown color with holo glitter in it. Really fine holo glitter, not like Mahoganie!

I like it, it is a nice brown that I don’t have many of!

It was on sale at Sephora a few weeks ago, so it might be a good time to grab it if you want it!

Sephora by OPI – Casting Call

This one looked really bad on me although I LOVE the color of the actual polish. I almost didn’t want to bother posting the swatch, but it didn’t look so bad when I stamped on it with the American Apparel’s Coney Island pink to make it stand out a little more…

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Here is the swatch by itself. Eeek, melds too much with my skin tone and looks a little too grandma-ish!

After I stamped it I was like okay, that looks less like grandma nails? Looks more like grandma’s couch though.

I wish it worked on me because I really do love vintage rose mauves like this. I’ll swap it to someone who can make it look prettier. 🙂

I’d like to point out that American Apparel – Coney Island is a really pretty pastel pink and it stamps SO well!

Lots of light blues! (Part 1)

The color I’m picking for my wedding is light blue, so I’ve been looking at light blue invitations, flowers, well… everything, of course. My step-sister’s wedding was Tiffany’s blue, and my future sister-in-law’s wedding was periwinkle blue. I’m sure they know how it goes when you know you want light blue but you have to pick the exact light blue you want!

Anyway, although I’m not sure I’ll have any of these on my nails on my actual wedding day, it had me really wanting to compare all of my light blue polishes! (I’m excluding Chanel Riva since I no longer have it and already swatched it in here.) So here we go! 🙂

Don’t those look so pretty all laid out like that?

I’ll start with the two that are my least favorite just because they look too smurfy blue to me.

Color Club – Blue Light
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petites – creme blue

I was able to place the rest in 2 shade categories… baby blue and baby green blue.

Here are the baby blues!

Sephora by OPI – Havana Dreams
This one is a really pretty shade of baby blue. It is a creme and it doesn’t have any dinginess to it.
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Nubar – Baby Blue
This is a really opaque and chalky creme baby blue. Unlike the others, you can probably get away with 2 coats on this one. It almost looks like acrylic paint as you’re putting it on the nail!

Hard Candy – Sky
This is my second most favorite nail polish ever, I could just go on about it forever! haha

Look at that shimmer that comes out, it is just the prettiest thing!

Essie – St Barths Blue
I’m not big on this one. It is really sheer and probably takes about 6 coats to be opaque. It is a shimmery grey-ish blue.

OPI – I Vant to be A-Lone Star
Although this one is a little too grey for me, it is actually really pretty. Its nice and shimmery and applies a lot better than the Essie St Barths Blue. I’d like to compare this to China Glaze Sea Spray, but I don’t have that one yet!

Whew, that’s already a lot for one post, I’ll continue on the next post with the baby greenish blues!

To be continued…