Wednesday, May 11, 2016

KBShimmer Skittlettes

I love using negative space images to show off complex polishes and I recently got some great ones on ÜberChic Beauty's new mini plates. It's one of their biggest selling points for me as far as their plates go, they always make sure to include some excellent negative space images. I also recently got two fantastic glitter crellies by KBShimmer from an indie polish swap on IG, #bitchesloveindiesswap, and you know how much fun I have been having with the skittlette, so I decided to combine all three to do a couple of cute manis! Check them out below.

First we have three coats of Smoke Signal. A light grey crelly with silver, red, orange, and turquoise holo hex glitters. Yeah it's a mouthful, but look at it!




It applied like a dream. No gooping like a lot of other glitter crellies. The shade reminded me of Native American jewelry with sterling silver, turquoise, coral and spiny oyster shell, so I added some feather stamping done in Mundo de Uñas Charcoal with images from the new ÜberChic mini Fabulous Feathers plate that I thought also fit the jewelry theme. I love how negative space images allow you create a skittlette with only one base polish!




The next KBShimmer I received in my swap box was Open Toad Shoes. I only needed two coats of this funky shade. It's a light olive crelly with blue, yellow and eggplant hex glitters.




This just screamed out succulents to me. You know my tendencies toward Southwest inspired manis! I had been dying to use the negative space image from the ÜberChic mini Succulents plate too, so I came up with this look using Mundo de Uñas Holly and Mustard. Again you have that perfect Skittlette look with only one base polish. I am so in love with it.




I have to say how much I loved trying out these new KBShimmer polishes, they are definitely up there with my favorites. I can't wait to add a few more to my rapidly growing indie collection! Thanks to my #bitchesloveindiesswap girl Taryn for getting inside my head and picking what I wanted most! 










9 comments:

  1. LOVE!!! So excited to see some KB Shimmer on you! All of the crelly glittery goodness ones I own have awesome formulas...and these 2 were already on my very long wishlist. ;)

    Nice stamping compliments too! My fave is the succulents.

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    1. Thank you Kim! Oh my goodness I'm so in love with these KBShimmers too, I think I want Owl Miss You next...

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  2. I need that succulents plates. Justine, your pictures are so wonderfully good - what camera/lens do you use? And your stamping is just on point - drooling so much over here, it's just superb!!! These colours look so lovely on you. I quite like the grey one actually, it's so unique and I don't have anything like that in my collection! I think that green one would look terrible on my skin tone though.

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    1. I use a Canon D70 with the mid range macro lens. I'm a fan of Nikon but I really liked the video features that the D70 offered. I'm really happy you like my photos as I probably spend more time trying to properly represent the polishes than I do doing the manis themselves! 😂 I worried that Open Toad Shoes would bring out all the bad green in my skin, but it played surprisingly nice! Anyhow thank you so very much for your sweet comments. You inspire me to keep creating.

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    2. I use a Canon D70 with the mid range macro lens. I'm a fan of Nikon but I really liked the video features that the D70 offered. I'm really happy you like my photos as I probably spend more time trying to properly represent the polishes than I do doing the manis themselves! 😂 I worried that Open Toad Shoes would bring out all the bad green in my skin, but it played surprisingly nice! Anyhow thank you so very much for your sweet comments. You inspire me to keep creating.

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  3. I LOVE both of these manis! These polishes are gorgeous, but you take them to another level with the stamping. Also I need to get more plates with negative space images!

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    1. I specifically look for plates with negative space images because I find them SO useful! Let me know what's out there once you get to looking. Thanks so much for your support Lili!

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  4. I agree with what others have been saying, your camera work is superb! I adore KBShimmer for their unique polishes too :) I feel like they just KNOW which colors work well together and which ones don't lol. And they have so many off beat colors too, imagine finding something like this in mainstream! I get your point about negative space designs, I hadn't thought of them that way before! As always, lovely manis xx

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    1. Wow, thank you so much! I feel like with as much time as I spend trying to get good photos they should be better but I am so glad that you noticed my hard work. I really do spend more time on the photos than the nails, LOL. KBShimmer DOES have a lot of offbeat shades and that really, really does it for me. Anything that strikes my curiosity, that's why I love my indies. Thanks so much for coming to have a look at the ol blog! You are a dear!

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