Although I must say I felt a twinge, leaving my "Spanish based" name behind because Spanish is such a part of who I am and I love that, but I do think the blog evolution (blogvolution?) is natural & for the best!
The new name came to me one day whilst I was pondering how my stash - not to be mistaken for my 'stache because I DO NOT have one! - aaanyways... pondering how my stash has grown exponentially over the last 10ish months, and the fact that even though I have so many amazing untried polishes, I KEEP BUYING MORE! Although I literally sat & watched an Enchanted restock yesterday and didn't buy anything (she didn't restock the 2 I'm saving myself for), so I am giving myself a pat on the back for that. ;)
I really hope you enjoy the new look as much as I do, and please feel free to give me feedback! Ok, enough current events: on to the MAIN event!
This is from an indie brand that was totally new to me...I scored this beauty on a blog sale. Alta Costura Vernis does have an Etsy shop, but it seems the maker doesn't keep anything in stock? Never really seen that before! However, if it's more of a hobby than a livelihood, that makes sense. Anyhoo, is this not a super fun polish?! It certainly lives up to its moniker (Chaos). I'm such a huge sucker for neon glitter, it is not even funny.
Although every time I use one of my neon glitters, I wonder why I like them so much, because I am compelled to use only a white base and the white I have is the biggest pain in the butt EVER. Seriously, I was about to throw the bottle across the room when I was doing this mani! I've heard that Milani something something White is a good one, so maybe I should just get that & set my current white aside for doing that 3-D spun sugar effect.
This is one coat of Chaos over the evil white. I think I did do a bit of dabbing to get some of the bigger glitters where I wanted them, but the smaller ones didn't give me any lip. ;)
I think this photo does a good enough job of showing the different types & colors of glitters, so I hope you'll excuse me for not attempting to list them all! haha
Oh, I will make mention of the opaque medium matte not quite neon red-orange hexes (there are two on my middle finger, for a point of reference)...they're something I've never seen before and I think they're rather fun and definitely add uniqueness and yes - chaos - to the mix. :)
So, I used them as my "inspiration" for my non-accent accent nail, which is a Wet Seal polish and apparently they do not have names nor any other identifying info...maybe 4212? I have no idea. It's a neon coral creme with a blue shimmer. VERY blinding, as you might be able to tell. I did layer it over the white which helped it pop, but I think I have worn it without undies...it just took 2 or 3 coats.
|Morrrre glitterssss! :)|
So that's all regarding the polish... But I wanted to add a bit of a review on a beauty product, KBShimmer Kaleido-soap, since the colors match Chaos so well! Check it out -
Loaded with Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, the soap lathers and cleans like a dream! Once wet, micas make this soap sparkle and shine!"
First of all, I loved the name, since I'm all about puns, obviously! ;)
I've used it in the shower on & off for a couple weeks, and to me, all the fabulous scents she lists are not really there. It just occurred to me I should maybe email & ask if it's supposed to be this mild, or maybe I got a batch that was missing all the fruity oils?!
The scent it does have, although faint, is nice & soothing. I get faint whiffs of it during the day & am actually rather addicted to it, but really was craving something more tropical like the description implies. LOVE the colors though! You really should see the images on KBShimmer's site...those swirls are outta this world! Kaleido-soap is $6.50 for a 4-4.5 oz bar, which is about the size of a deck of cards, but thicker. Oh and the mica shimmer that's left behind is only a light dusting but it's quite pretty, and "there" enough for people like us to notice it. ;)
Although I use it with my mesh pouf thingie because I hate washcloths (a couple swipes on the pouf create a nice lather), it feels rather sticky/clingy on my hands; they wouldn't just glide across each other like when using a standard soap, but I think I got used to it. Just knowing that KBS's soaps are made with so many pure ingredients that are good for my skin makes me able to overlook the weird feeling! And I really do think my skin is much softer than it usually is.
*Note: it gets a very mushy layer on it through the course of a shower, but it firms up just fine as it dries. I don't keep it sitting in the shower because I don't want my Kaleido-soap to experience unnecessary, wasteful meltage when my roommates take their showers! Lastly, it sticks like gorilla glue to whatever it's sitting on when it dries, so expect to pry it off before your next use. All in all, I do like the soap & I'm glad I tried it, but I'm not sure if I'd order it again. I purchased the Chai Tea soap at the same time, so when fall is 100% here, I'll swap 'em out & probably review it too - with a fall mani, of course! ;)
If you read this entire post, you deserve a HUGE, SHINING gold star!!! Oh look, I just happen to have one for ya:
G'night, ladies! :)