Fabulous Friday Guest Post: Kimber from Kimber’s Lacquer Korner

18 Oct

(A Note from Marilyn: Hey friends! First, I want to start by thanking Kimber from Kimber’s Lacquer Korner who has been sooo helpful and amazing by preparing this fabulous guest post! Second, I want to apologize that I’m not around for the Fab 5, but I promise I’ll be back 100% next week. Thanks to everyone for their support in my blogging endeavors and extra special thanks to Kimber for being awesome! Have a fabulous Friday and enjoy XOXO)

Hi everyone! I am so thrilled to be here today! When I heard that Marilyn needed someone to guest post for her, I jumped at the opportunity. I adore her blog, and her nail art, and am simply thrilled to be a part of it.

If you don’t know me, I’m Kimber, and I blog over at Kimber’s Lacquer Korner. I do a lot of Indie Polish reviews, and somehow managed to bring together and awesome group of ladies (Marilyn included!) to do nail art challenges together. Every Wednesday we’re undertaking the Mish Mash Challenge (although lately I’ve been so busy that I’ve missed a few), and it’s great fun.

Today I wanted to share a little bit of nail art with you all. I’ll be honest – my first attempt failed miserably. I had wanted to do an awesome water marble for Marilyn’s blog, buuuuuut it did not end well. I’m fairly certain that there are still spots of nail polish on my walls. Yikes!

My very fave form of nail art is stamping, so after my epic marble fail I decided that I would stick with the tried and true. I started with a base of A-England Camelot, my favorite black in the entire universe. Then I added Revlon’s Chroma Chameleon (this stuff is supposed to be a duochrome, but more on that – and Revlon in general- later) in Aquamarine. Then I grabbed my handy Mash stamping plates and some Konad Black polish and stamped the geometric image from plate Mash-47. I have a love of stamping duochromes since the black really pop against the color change.

Unfortunately this polish isn’t all that duochrome. In fact, I was really let down with the color change, but at least the color is still pretty.

gp1

 

gp2

 

gp3

 

gp4

 

I do love this particular stamp, but I really wish I had used a different base color. The duochrome just isn’t strong enough for me, being only visible at extreme angles.

After I chose this polish, I also realized that there is a bit of controversy surrounding Revlon and whether or not they truly test on animals. Revlon itself states that they have not tested on animals since 1989, however there are reports all across the internet that this may not be quite true. I don’t have a ton of Revlon polish, but I really want to believe that they truly are not testing on animals again, since they do make some great polish. I rarely wear Revlon since I’m not certain about their practices. How about you all? What have you heard about Revlon and animal testing? Do you own or wear any Revlon? I thought this would be the perfect forum for this discussion!

I’d like to thank Marilyn for having me today. I just love her blog and admire her commitment to all things Vegan. Every time I read her blog, I learn a little more. She’s certainly opened my eyes to many things that I wasn’t aware of or had only heard in passing. Not only that, but she’s just a sweetheart! I’m so glad to have met her!

Thanks for tolerating my ramblings, and I hope you enjoyed a little peek at what I have to offer. I hope to see you all around the community!

Happy Polishing!
-Kimber

Advertisements

3 Responses to “Fabulous Friday Guest Post: Kimber from Kimber’s Lacquer Korner”

  1. thebookishmanicurist October 22, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    Lovely guest post and gorgeous nails, Kimber!

  2. Catherine Dream October 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    I love aaaall blues on nails and this polish is a perfect combo with the geometric stamp!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Kimber’s Mish Mash Challenge: Rainbow | Vegan Nail Art, Baby - October 24, 2013

    […] wanted to give another shout out to Kimber, who hosts this challenge and who did a guest post for me on Friday. I’m so grateful for both the guest post and for involving me in this challenge which has […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: