Thursday, May 22, 2014

KBshimmer Early Summer 2014 Collection Review

Press Sample
Hiya there Polished Babes!! Today I am super excited to show you the Early Summer 2014 Collection from KBShimmer. As you all may know (well, if you don't, you should), KBShimmer always scores big time with their collections and this one is no different. I only have seven of the new shades, but you can find pictures and descriptions of the others in the Press Release.  This collection has a little something for every polish lover...holo, glitter, texture, and cremes. Seriously...what more could you ask for?
KBShimmer-Early-Summer-2014-Collection
L- R: Partners in Lime, In Bare Form, Let's Not Coral, Too Pop To Handle, Low and Be Bold, Shew Twerks Out, & Run! It's the Coppers!
The Spring 2014 Collection brought us the introduction of KBShimmer to the world of creme polishes and they've added some beautiful colors for the summer collection. Let’s Not Coral is described as "a pink leaning coral cream." That description is spot on! I used two coats and no topcoat. The formula was absolutely amazing and went on without any issues. I absolutely adore this shade of coral since so many I have lean more towards the reddish/orange spectrum. Perfect for the summer!
KBShimmer Let's Not Coral


KBShimmer Let's Not Coral

Low and Be Bold is described as "a bright near ultramarine blue polish." I'm pretty sure I almost fainted when applying this polish. It is so bright and just...WOW! I can't even gather my words! This one seemed to have somewhat of a crelly type of formula, rather than that of a true creme. Regardless...it is absolutely perfect! I used three coats without topcoat and there were no issues with application. I could wear this shade for the rest of my life! This is definitely going in for my next pedi!
KBShimmer Low and Be Bold

KBShimmer Low and Be Bold

Continuing from the amazing holos that were released with the Spring Collection, I have two to show you today. First up is, In Bare Form, "a near nude holographic polish." When I first received the press release, I must admit, I overlooked this one. Something called me back to it and I am so glad it did! This nude is absolutely PERFECT. Not only is the color great, the formula amazing, and the holo flash terrific, but it looks amazing on my complexion. It doesn't cross over into the gold, bronze, or silver looks as some "nude" holos tend to do. I just love it! I used three coats and no topcoat. 
KBShimmer In Bare Form

KBShimmer In Bare Form


Run! It’s The Coppers! is described by the brand as "a metallic copper linear holographic polish." This is one of the first ones to catch my attention. Of all the holo polishes I own, I'm pretty sure this one is unique to my collection. Again, the formula was amazing and went on easily in two coats. I did not use topcoat here. The holo was strong in regular, sun, and artificial lighting. This is another one that plays very well with my complexion. It looks like I have a shiny new penny on my nails!
!KBShimmer Run! It's the Coppers!

KBShimmer Run! It's the Coppers!

The next three polishes begin another new trend that KBShimmer has decided to expand upon. Textures. Yep. They gave us some textured glitter polishes and from the look and application of these, you wouldn't think these were their first. But it is KBShimmer, so I guess that's expected.

Too Pop To Handle is a "purple-toned fuchsia color, with violet, magenta and aqua holographic glitters." I used two coats for these pictures and topcoat was used where indicated. The glitter mixture in this polish is absolutely insanely gorgeous! Application was not hindered at all by the density of the glitters. This is such a great polish and right on trend!
KBShimmer Too Pop To Handle

This is shown with topcoat. Due to the textured finish, more than one coat of topcoat may be needed for a super smooth and glossy finish.
KBShimmer Too Pop To Handle

She Twerks Out is "a bold aqua polish, featuring teal, lime, and violet holographic glitters." Again, application was flawless in just two coats. Topcoat was used where indicated. This one reminds me of the beautiful waters of the Caribbean. It has a glowing brilliant blue/aqua tone that I have only seen with the beautiful ocean water in that region. As a teal/aqua polish lover, this is definitely my style! Oh and I cannot forget to mention that name! Ha! I always love to see the creative names they come up with, but this may just be an all-time favorite!
KBShimmer She Twerks Out

This is shown with topcoat. Due to the textured finish, more than one coat of topcoat may be needed for a super smooth and glossy finish.
KBShimmer She Twerks Out

Partners In Lime is "a textured polish with lime, aqua, and gold holographic glitters." This polish screams summer like no other. It is brighter on that what it appeared in the bottle, which is perfectly fine with me. I used two coats and topcoat only where noted. Just as with every other polish I have shown you today, the formula is great. I had no issues at all.
KBShimmer Partners in Lime

This is shown with topcoat. Due to the textured finish, more than one coat of topcoat may be needed for a super smooth and glossy finish.
KBShimmer Partners in Lime

Overall, I think we know that anything KBShimmer puts out will be well thought out, creatively named, unique, and absolutely amazing. As the indie market becomes continuously flooded with new brands, I always know I can count on KBShimmer for a great product. As indicated by the title of this post, there will be another summer collection coming out as well. For now, this one will be available on Friday, May 23, 2014 on the KBShimmer Website for U.S. customers and Harlow & Co. will have them available for  international customers. The textures and holos retail for $8.75 and the cremes for $7.50.

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10 comments:

  1. Great swatches! What a nice collection, I love them all! But I most probably pick In bare form and Partners in Lime, they are reall talking to me!

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  2. Great swatches!!!! I'm patiently waiting for Friday. I'm buying Low and Be Bold, Run! It's the Coppers!, and Partners in Lime.

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  3. Great swatches, you actually really made me want the texture glitters more and I don't even like textures or glitters that much.

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  4. Wow these are so gorgeous. Your swatches make me want all of the things!

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  5. All these polishes are beautiful on you, but I especially like Partners in Lime on you!

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  6. In Bare Form and She Twerks Out are killing me to death! Love them!!

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  7. All of these look so gorgeous on you, especially She Twerks Out!!!

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  8. All are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  9. I love how that nude holo looks on you! I think nude polishes always make my hands look funny but yours are perfect with it!

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