Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Hella Holo Customs + KBShimmer = <3 <3 <3

KBShimmer is very excited to announce that for the month of February, KBShimmer is one of 2 featured makers for the Facebook Group Hella Holo Customs.  Hella Holo Customs (HHC) was created two years ago for fans of holographic polishes of all types.  Each month, group members submit inspiration photos for makers, then vote on those photos.  Makers then work in collaboration with the group admins to create 3 stunning holographic polishes!  Members using sneak peeks they get along the way, suggest names for each polish.

We at KBShimmer were so inspired that we created 4 polishes for this months group customs.  These are on sale now through 02/28/2017.

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These polishes are then put up for sale for a limited time, exclusively for group members.  Why, if not available publicly am I telling you about these polishes?  Because you can join ANYTIME!!  And the best part, we are working with the admin of this group and they are going to handle international shipping for us, so even if you live outside the US you can purchase these directly from us!

JOIN NOW – https://www.facebook.com/groups/HellaHoloCustoms/ – JOIN NOW

None Of Your Bismuth

Based on the multichrome crystal photo that captures a metallic rainbow of colors, this truly unique multichrome was blended with several different pigments to shift from a teal green, to aqua blue, to fuchsia pink and purple.  This spectrum of color is accented by a strong linear holo. This polish is very unique, and it looks different in varying forms of light.  If soft, indirect light, you see more of the greens and purples, while brighter light brings out the blues and holo.  In strong sunlight, the holo really shines and the polish looks teal and green, and sometimes it appears almost like a dark navy.  It really is amazing how many personalities this polish has.  2-3 coats recommended

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Deep Hue Sea

Inspired by the shadows and fuchsia shades of sunset, Deep Hue Sea is a charcoal holo with strong violet pink shimmer, appearing almost as deep bruised purple in certain lights.  In low lighting, it appears black, with pink and violet shimmer popping out, while in bright light, it looks more dark purple and pink with a strong linear holo.  2 Coats recommended

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Tall Pink Of Water

When the sun sets, and the sky is just right, beautiful flashes of orange, fuchsia, magenta and dark purple fill the sky.  This holo polish captures the bright fuchsia and magenta tones of the suns setting rays.  This pink polish is packed with linear holo pigment for one of our strongest holos yet.  2 coats recommended

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Shoe The Blues Away

Based on the glittery shoe, Shoe The Blues Away is a vibrant cobalt blue shade is super holographic, with the holo pigment adding pops of lighter aqua against the deep blue color. This polish almost has a inner glow in some lighting, with the way the holo shows.  2 coats recommended

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These polishes won’t be around for much longer, so join the group and get these before they are gone!

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The Fish Ate My Feet!

Every since I was introduced to pedicures, getting my feet worked on has been my simple pleasure!  I have had pedicures on vacation, at home, used online products to peel away the dry skin, dipped my feet in wax, but nothing has been as strange as having a fish pedicure!
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I recently traveled to Playa Mia Resort for a day trip while on a cruise.  At the resort, they have a tiny stand where the Garra Rufa fish live.  These fish are sometimes referred to as Doctor fish, as they eat the dead skin, leaving fresh, healthy skin behind.

I asked a few questions before having my pedicure.  How are the tanks cleaned, is the water fresh, and do you feed the fish?  The tanks are cleaned daily, and the water recirculates through a filter (you can see the tanks look super clean and water crystal clear).  The fish are also fed daily like normal fish, so they do not starve them!

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Unlike normal pedicures where you have an tech that works on your feet, here you just place your feet in the water (after being washed off and sanitized) and the fish go to town!  You instantly feed a slight buzzing, nothing that tickled me or my husband (yes, I made him try it too!).

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For the next 20 minutes we sat, chatted, and listed to soothing music while the fish did their thing.  It was a very relaxing break from the hot sun, and after my feet felt smooth and silky.  There was not any polish or lotions involved, just the fish, so I guess I would call this a modified pedicure.

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Here is a video of the fish in action.  It is cool to see the little “whiskers” moving while they are searching for nom noms.

Not sure how you feel about fish pedicures, here is the CDC’s take on them.  Do I think I would do it weekly, no, but for a fun vacation treat, yes!
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/body/fish_pedicures.html

What is the strangest, or best pedicure you have had.  Let me know by commenting on this post!