Wednesday, December 26, 2012

KB Shimmer Candy Cane Crush

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! I was planning on posting yesterday but of course, got a little carried away enjoying time with my family, so I will share with you my Christmas mani today :) I debated for a long time on what I wanted to wear for the actual day of for a long time -- what should the base color be? What kind of glitter? Any poor attempts at nail art? What about accent nails? etc. -- and after much, much deliberation, I settled on KB Shimmer Candy Cane Crush, a mix of white and red hexes in various sizes. My favorite part about this polish, of course, is that it is peppermint-scented! It smells totally wonderful, and it is fairly long-lasting, too-- my nails smelled delicious all through the next day + removal, all the way until I finally put a new polish on. I also put much thought into the perfect base, but ended up with Catherine Arley 800, a bright red (very, very weak) holo. I think they looked quite nicely together, take a look!

indoors, sunny patch
outdoors, shade
On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
2 coats Catherine Arley 800
2 coats KB Shimmer Candy Cane Crush
1 coat Seche Vite
1 coat OPI Topcoat
1 coat Seche Vite

I thought these were just perfect Christmas nails! At first I was a bit bummed that the base color was hardly holo at all, but actually I like the finished look a lot. I don't usually care for this shade of red quite as much, but I guess there is a time and place for every color! It looked - and smelled! - just like a candy cane, and I loved it! :)

That concludes my run of Christmas manis! Even more exhausting than non-stop Halloween, everyday, but way more fun :) I can hardly believe I have painted my nails practically every day for over two months now, crazy! I actually forgot that wasn't my normal mode, I don't know if I will be able to stop, haha. Christmas may be over but I still have lots of wintery (and not, of course) polishes I am excited to share with you guys -- after a short break, maybe, of course :)

outdoors, sun

If you'd like to check out KB Shimmer be sure to visit their store or Facebook!

Have a great day! ♥


  1. This mani says MERRY CHRISTMAS and it smells good too. Wht a great combination.