Sunday, August 28, 2016

KBShimmer Fall 2016 Collection

Howdy!

I have the latest collection of pretty polishes from KBShimmer to share with you all today!  The Fall 2016 Collection launched last week and it is packed with some very lovely shades.  As always, KBShimmer has made a collection that includes a variety of colors and finishes.  There is sure to be something for every person to love here.  There are some classic fall inspired colors as well as some shades not typically associated with the autumn season.  Let's take a look at these beauties!

KBShimmer - Fall 2016 Collection - McPolish


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Inspired by a Pattern for the #31DC2016Weekly

Hello!

For this week's prompt for the #31DC2016Weekly, we are all doing manicures inspired by a pattern.  There are an infinite number of patterns to chose from.  Classic prints, fabric patterns, patterns used in art, patterns seen in nature, modern and ancient architecture...the sources are endless!  I was inspired by Damask patterns.  These are intricate prints that usually have some floral elements to it.  It looks classic and expensive.  I chose a bold Damask inspired image from the UberChic 7-03 plate to create this look.  I started with an alternating base of silver and black the stamped over that base with the opposing color.

Damask pattern inspiration for the #31DC2016Weekly - McPolish

The black polish I used was Cult Nails Nevermore and the silver metallic was Sally Hansen Silver Sweep.  Both of these were once coaters and stamped beautifully.  I think I like the silver stamp over black the best but they are both give a nice effect.  I did top this with a glossy top coat.  It would have looked amazing with a matte top coat as well.  Unfortunately, the matte top coat I used absolutely trashed this mani.  So mad.  I should do a matte top coat comparison for you all.  Would you be interested in something like that?

Damask pattern inspiration for the #31DC2016Weekly - McPolish


I hope you liked this manicure as much as I did!  It's simple but very pretty.  Be sure to check out the other participants doing the weekly challenge using the #31DC2016Weekly tag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  Next week, the traditional daily version of this challenge begins.  See Sarah's post about the daily challenge here.  So you will be seeing tons of people posting about these same nail art themes all month long.  My challenge will end on the same day at the daily challenge so we can all celebrate completion together!  Yay!


Thanks for stopping by!
 - Amy McG (McPolish)


*products purchased by me*

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Takko Tuesday! - 18k White Gold Top Coat

Happy Takko Tuesday!

Today, I am sharing with you another one of the beautiful top coats from the Takko Lacquer Curiosities and Exquisites Collection.  This is an ongoing collection of creme polishes and fun top coats.  "18k White Gold" is a clean based top coat that is packed with real 18k white gold flakes, white gold microflakies and some white gold shimmer.  It is really beautiful on the nail.  Because it is white gold, it can skate the line between a silvery topper and a pale gold topper.  The shimmer/flakie pay off it good.  It is not too dense to distract from the base color you layer it over or two sparse to not fully cover the nail evenly.  I love how delicate and sophisticated it looks.  I have the white gold topper from OPI called Pure and it doesn't even compare to this takkito!  I am showing you one coat over a bright light blue base (Ask Alice, which is also from Takko) with a glossy top coat.  It's gorgeous!

Takko Lacquer - 18k White Gold Top Coat - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - 18k White Gold Top Coat - McPolish


Pairing silver flaked top coats over blues like this make me think of Tiffany's.  This top coat does cost more than the typical polish because of the actual gold flakes in there.  It sells for $20 and is available right now from the Takko Lacquer shop.  Get yours!


Takko Lacquer Instagram and Twitter
Takko Lacquer stockists: Color4NailsMei Mei Signatures, Femme Fatale


Thanks for stopping by!
 - Amy McG (McPolish)


*products provided by the maker for honest review*

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Inspired by Fashion for the #31DC2016Weekly

Hello!

For this week's prompt, we are doing nail art looks inspired by fashion.  I am never quite sure what to do for this prompt.  So I use inspiration from a specific article of clothing/jewelry?  Do I go with a specific fashion trend or look?  Inspired by a fashion designer?  I don't know,  So I went a little vague and took my inspiration from a fashion trend but put my own spin on it.  Camouflage aka camo print.  We see this used in military battledress, hunting gear and country fashion.  I did my spin on it and added from metallic flare with magnetic polishes.  I have been enamored with Masura magnetic polishes.  They are so multidimensional and mesmerizing in the nail.  I used two colors from the Precious Stones line to create this distressed camo look and I love it how it turned out.

Metallic Camo using Masura magnetic polishes - McPolish - #31DC2016Weekly


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Takko Tuesday - Heart Shaped Box

Happy Takko Tuesday!

Today, I have a older takkito to share with you all.  Takko Lacquer released "Heart Shaped Box" last year as a mystery polish for Valentine's Day.  No one knew what it was when it popped up on the website, so of course everyone had to have it.  But in all honesty, people are grabby hands with every polish put on the Takko Lacquer site.  I never was able to pick this one up during that time but I recently found one in a destash sale and snatched it up.  Yippee!

"Heart Shaped Box" is an icy medium pink with pink/iridescent microflakies, sterling flecks and a soft holographic shimmer.  The formula was very smooth but slightly sheer.  I did three thinner coats with a glossy top coat for these photos.  It is quite reflective and shiny.  I really enjoy the color as most of my pink polishes are on the warmer side.  I am super happy to be able to pick this up.  I am not sure if this will ever be restocked on the Takko Lacquer site but Sheryl does bring back older polishes from time to time.  Be sure to follow Takko's social media to alerts to restocks.

Takko Lacquer - Heart Shaped Box - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Heart Shaped Box - McPolish

Takko Lacquer - Heart Shaped Box - McPolish


Here is where you can check out Takko Lacquer!

Takko Lacquer Instagram and Twitter
Takko Lacquer stockists: Color4NailsMei Mei Signatures, Femme Fatale


Smooches!
 - Amy McG (McPolish)


*product purchased by me*

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