Friday, October 17, 2014

Nicole by OPI On A Gilt Trip and the final giveaway prize reveal!

purchased by me

My October Ipsy bag arrived on Tuesday, and while it was good enough that I'll at least keep the subscription through November, there was one item that really caught my eye.

On A Gilt Trip is a soft yellow gold, and while it looks like a foil in the bottle, it dries to a satin matte finish.  The formula is superb--smooth, well-behaved, opaque in two coats and quick-drying.  It's a lovely choice for subdued holiday bling.

Once I'd tried it, I loved On A Gilt Trip for itself, but when I saw it for the first time, all I could think of was how it would be the perfect backdrop for the other purchase I was excited about.

A little background here--I have MS.  It's in remission and under control, but if I don't hold things tightly, my fingers spasm and send stuff flying.  Forks, polish brushes, dotting tools, pens, you name it.  So nail art is never going to be my best skill, but I love it.  This week, I found a product that gives me a PERFECT leopard mani every time.

This is Spot Sign by KB Shimmer, and Christy has made at least one dream come true for me.  Spot Sign has black micro-glitter, black hexes, holographic sparkle and leopard spot-shaped black glitter in a clear base.  It absolutely requires fishing and dabbing because of the spot shapes, but look at the result and tell me it isn't worth it!  It also dries a bit 3-dimensional, but two coats of Seche Vite fixed that.

If you want your own bottle of spots, you can get one at KB Shimmer for $8.75, or enter my giveaway and win one!


  1. That glitter is fantastic and it makes a really cool mani over Gilt Trip! Love it!

  2. I am so excited about this I was making everyone at work look at my mani today! :D