Battle of two purple holos!

Author: marta  //  Category: Colors by Llarowe, KBShimmer

Hello Lovely Ladies,

In the vast sea that is my Helmer nail polish collection, a holographic polish is truly a rare species.  Thus, it is my delight and pleasure to have two ‘similar enough’ holographic shades with which I can put together a comparison post for you.  It is my opinion, that you may not necessarily need both of these (one will suffice)… and I will be quite candid- I prefer one over the other much better, so if you were sitting on the fence as to which one you should get, perhaps my suggestion will help ;)

KBShimmer Quick And Flirty

Colors by Llarowe Paper Moon

(both available from Harlow & Co)

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Headline Manicure

Author: marta  //  Category: KBShimmer, PUEEN

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today’s post might as well be called “Quick! Call the Paramedics to help me yank my foot out of my mouth”.

Why?  “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!”

Let me tell you why … ;)

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Pinterest Inspired with piCture pOlish

Author: marta  //  Category: Barielle, OPI, piCture pOlish

Hello Lovely Ladies,

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Before I begin, if you haven’t already, today is the last day to enter my Fingrs Nail Tattoos GIVEAWAY -  you may do so HERE!

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  In London we had our very first taste of spring weather… some sunshine, short sleeves and my very first iced coffee of this year ;)

Peter and I also – finally- finished watching Breaking Bad (the TV series).  I won’t give away any details of the ending in case some of you are still working your way through it; the ending left us satisfied and at the same with a ‘void’ and the ultimate question: “What should we watch next?”.  We randomly chose to watch an episode of Covert Affairs and we are now hooked… (just a bonus side note; did any of you watch the American version of Ugly Betty?  Do you remember Betty’s love interest from the show: Henry?  I always thought he was one of the sexiest ‘geeky’ characters on TV… and lo and behold he plays a computer savvy character on this show as well- BONUS).   Now, all is well, once again, in our evening TV watching lives.  But I know you didn’t tune in today to read about what I’m watching in the evenings ;)

Here is today’s feature manicure:

(idea inspired from a Pinterst post - here- however, unfortunately the original photos is not watermarked and the link is faulty)

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piCture pOlish Rocky Horror SWATCHES

Author: marta  //  Category: piCture pOlish

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Can you believe it is the weekend already?!

There are quite a few collections being released this weekend, and one of them will be this piCture pOlish Rocky Horror collection :D

piCture pOlish was able to make this Rocky Horror collection of five shades available for International release :

 NEWSFLASH = The Rocky Horror Show Nail Collection Launch

WHEN = Monday 14th April 2014

WHERE = PP on-line (please see your Network stockist for their specific time)

TIME = 9:00am (Brisbane, Australian Time)

Believe it or not, I am not familiar with this cult classic (hides in shame)… though now I’m curious ;)   While I can’t comment on how well these shades fit into the ‘theme’, I can share my swatches and review of the lacquers themselves ;)

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Loaded Lacquer – Get Lei’d

Author: marta  //  Category: BundleMonster, Loaded Lacquer, piCture pOlish

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today’s post is made up of two manicures (or, I guess, a manicure and it’s recycled version).

The recycled version includes Loaded Lacquer Get Lei’d ;)

 coupon code: chitchat10 for 10% off!

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OPI Full Size Neon Shades 2014 – Press Release

Author: marta  //  Category: OPI

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Hello Lovely Ladies,

I can smell spring in the air in with this giddy feeling comes the urge to sport some bright colors.  OPI is releasing their very first FULL-SIZE bottle neon shade collection.  Here is the official press release with more details:

OPI Releases Six New Neon Nail Lacquers

with Accompanying White Base Coat to Boost Bright Color

OPI Adds Its First Full-Size Neon Shades to Permanent Collection

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Cirque Cerrillos

Author: marta  //  Category: China Glaze, Cirque, PUEEN

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I have shown you a few of the holographic shades from the upcoming Cirque Heritage collection (available April 10, 2014) already ( here).

Today’s feature shade deserves a post of its own :D

Cirque Cerrillos:

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Cult Nails It’s a New Day PRESS RELEASE

Author: marta  //  Category: Cult Nails

Hello Lovely Ladies,

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

You all know that I have been a Cultie from the very start… My very first ChitChat Nails blogging baby-steps were with Cult Nails in my heart :D .  I was still wet behind my little blogging ears when Maria from Cult Nails took a chance and sent me a press release sample for swatching.  I did a number of photo spreads (which, I really hope to bring back this spring summer ;) ) and have been enjoying the Cult Nails releases ever since.  This particular It’s a New Day collection is especially special to me.  Not only does it include a peach shade (I LOVE me some peach, and I am thrilled that Cult Nails has finally released one), but Maria extended a most amazing opportunity my way- and that is to assist her in designing a FIRST EVER Cult Nails STAMPING PLATE!

“Honor” “excitement” and “gratitude” don’t even begin to sum it up.  This is a freakin’ ;) amazingly awesome ! ;)

Here is a sneak peek at the collection:

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Fingrs Crossed GIVEAWAY!

Author: marta  //  Category: Cult Nails, Fingrs

Hello Lovely Ladies:

Over the course of last year, I posted a number of manicures using the super hard to find Fingrs nail tattoos.  Honestly, finding these gems is like looking for a needle in a haystack… with both hands tied behind your back and blindfolds on ;)   The last time I used these water tattoos I whispered (ever so quietly) a plea to anyone who stumbled upon these to snatch a pack up for me so that I could hoard have a backup of these beloved nail accessories.

There were two Ladies that dove right into the search, and came up successful- sharing their loot with me :D   A HUGE Thank-You to Lindsey and Josette.

Josette sent two unique sets my way (and they are both so cool!!! I have a blogpost pending to show you how awesome they are).

Lindsey sent me two sets of these very letter nail tattoos, and suggested that I use one for a giveaway.

Thanks to the generosity of these sweet ladies, this mini giveaway has come to fruition :D   I am always in awe of just how amazing this nail polish community is, and how we come together to share ideas, help each other squash lemmings and really give from the heart.  These Ladies went above and beyond and I am so grateful.

I hope that I now can pass on the happiness via this little THANK-YOU GIVEAWAY!

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KBShimmer Spring 2014 – Part 3

Author: marta  //  Category: KBShimmer

Hello Lovely Ladies,

We had our first sniff of real spring this weekend- and with that came a lovely three hour family walk through one of London’s beautiful conservation areas.  The sun also brought out the spring-cleaning bug in Peter and I and those two things combined had us busy all weekend- but a good busy ;)

Today, I am continuing my rummage through the huge nail mail package from Harlow & Co- here is Part 3 of the KBShimmer Spring 2014 collection AND a PINK BONUS SPECIAL:

The KBShimmer summer shades are now available from Harlow & Co!

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