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Sunday, June 29, 2014

KBShimmer Partial Late Summer Collection-Swatches and Review


First, let me apologize for having written KBShimmer's name wrong in all of my reviews!  I didn't realize it was all one word! KBShimmer has come out with a plethora of polishes this summer, beginning with some texture glitters and creams a few months ago, and now some creams, a holo, and some of her signature jelly glitters.   I have six of these to show you today.

Christy's descriptions are in italics...

"Radiant Orchid, 2014 color of the year, is the ideal shade to transition nails from spring to summer and even fall. This pink toned purple has fuchsia and mauve undertones. This color, based on the actual PMS, is as close as we could get to the perfect orchid shade."
I used two easy coats.  KBShimmer's creams are a must have for me. Not only are they great on their own, but they are fantastic for nail art!  
KBShimmer has also come out with some nail vinyls that are brand new to her shop as well!  I was given chevrons, zig-zags, stripes and stars to play with.  In case you are unfamiliar with nail vinyls, you put a base color on the nail first, and-once dry-lay the vinyls on the nail and paint another color over it.  While the polish is wet, lift the strips. Viola!  Fancy design and no mess! 
 I used Periwinkle In Time over Radiant Orchid with the zig-zag vinyls.  (You'll see that one later on in this post.)   I found the vinyls easy to use. They lay down easily and stick well. I suggest using tweezers to pick them up and put them on.  The nice thing about them is they stretch and move when pulling off and it made it easier for me to use than tape.
"You’re So Shellfish is a bold addition to our cream collection. This peachy orange is near neon in color, adding a punch of color to your summer pedicure."
Maybe this should have been named, "You're Shockingly Shellfish,"  because I was shocked by the neon properties of this one. My photos are in the shade and it was still very bold and beautiful.  This is my favorite of the bunch and a must have for every coral or neon lover. The only issue was that it did take three coats, because the first two were streaky.  
"I have a weakness for holographic glitters, and jelly finish polishes, and rainbows. I know, I have a lot of weaknesses. So when thinking I wanted a raspberry colored jelly for summer, I thought that nothing could make it better then loading it with holographic glitters! We added a rainbows worth of holo hexes and a scattering of holo squares. When this polish hits the light, the glitters just sparkle adding tons of depth to this jelly."
Look High and Holo is an intense jelly glitter holo with a raspberry base.  True to KBShimmer form, this jelly glitter went on flawlessly in two coats.  I used some striped nail vinyls on my ring finger as an accent along with KBShimmer's Pansy-moniuim.
You can really see the holo goodness in this macro shot!
"Periwinkle In Time might be my favorite polish from the summer collection. Inspired by blue hydrangea and periwinkle flowers, this soft cool blue has a purple undertone, making it the most perfect periwinkle color. Accented by silver holo and violet holo circle glitters and holo glitters in teal, violet, marine blue and silver and a micro holo shimmer, this light blurple polish is sure to please."
I have a soft spot for periwinkle colors and had to have this one as well. I used two flawless coats.  My favorite part of this one is the larger circles!

"Triangle Glitter!! Yes, I know, I was excited too. And what better to show off triangles then a watermelon colored polish. This pink polish with a coral undertone is the perfect summer shade. Peak My Interest features triangle glitters in white, pink and dark aqua. Hex glitters in periwinkle, white and dark aqua complete this polish."
Peak My Interest is a pretty glitter jelly that shows off the aqua and white glitter perfectly.  I didn't know how I would feel about triangle glitter, but when I put it on,  I was pleasantly surprised by it!  This was two easy coats and no issues.

I do have one more, but I am saving that one for 4th of July! 

Parting Thoughts: It's so comforting to know that when I buy polish from Christy, I am getting quality and consistency. Every polish is made well and with a lot of thought and creativity.   My favorites were You're So Shellfish and Look High and Holo.

Price: $8.75 each
Creams: $7.50

Nail vinyls sheets: $5

International sales: Harlow and Co.

*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

1 comment:

cynthia decker said...

Your manis & photos are spectacular! All the colors are stunning!