HI there Polished Babes!!! Today I have the some of the polishes from the second half of KBShimmer's Summer 2014 Collection. If you recall, the Early Summer Collection was released last month and it was a major hit. Christy jumped right back in and gave us another holo and the usual jellies, crellies, and glitter toppers that we all love from KBShimmer. Additionally, the brand has ventured into the world of nail art materials and has released their first collection of nail art vinyls! Exciting!!
**KBShimmer's Clearly on Top (COT) Quick Drying Topcoat was used for these manicures**
Look High and Holo is described by the brand as "a raspbery jelly with a rainbows worth of holographic glitters in hexes and squares." This is one that immediately caught my eyes when I received the press release. This is absolute jelly sammich perfection in a bottle! The formula was absolutely amazing and went on without any issues in three thin coats. It is densely packed with glitters, so it's best to allow each coat to dry before adding another. I sealed her off with COT and WOW...look at that shine!!!
Peak My Interest is "a melon pink colored polish with triangle glitters in white, pink, and dark aqua." I love the color combination used for this one. This is also KBshimmer's first time using triangle glitters. I quite like the way they look here! I used three thin coats and COT. This one was slightly sheer due to the crelly formula, but there were no issues at all.
Mint-al Vacation is described by the brand in the follow manner: "This polish has two personalities. In low light it has beautiful white shimmer, but in the sun or bright light you can see the holographic rainbow of color." This minty polish is just adorable. It definitely has a uniqueness that the other mint holos I own don't have. The white shimmer looks glorious and so feminine! I love it! It has just the right amount of holo pigment to create the perfect look. I used two easy coats and the formula was fantastic.
Periwinkle In Time is a "periwinkle colored crelly polish loaded with holographic glitters in aqua, navy blue, silver, and violet." There isn't much for me to add there because that description is spot on. This one had another amazing formula and went on smoothly without any issues. The glitters are added in the perfect proportion and they do not overwhelm the base. They spread evenly across the nail for a balanced and neat look. I used three thin coats, but two coats would be fine. LOVE!
Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Color of the year for 2014. This shade is described as "a pink toned purple with mauve and fuchsia undertones." This is the perfect balance between a pink and purple color. It is a perfect reflection of the color of the year. As with the other cremes introduced by KBShimmer this year, the formula was PERFECT. It has a great thickness about it that just makes application effortless. I used two coats here.
Scribble Me This is a "graffiti inspired glitter top coat featuring mini stars, triangles, and neon glitters." I love the bright and bold mixture of these glitters. It is really fun, especially for the summer! I used one coat over My Life's Purpoise (shown here). I think this color base allows the bright glitters to stand out. Again, this is one coat with topcoat.
As I mentioned above, KBShimmer has stepped into the world of creating nail vinyls. I was sent some to review along with the polishes. I created this look using Mint-al Vacation and Radiant Orchid. After applying Mint-al Vacation and allowing it to completely dry, I decided to add some of the star nail vinyls to the ring finger. Then, I added one thick coat of Radiant Orchid. While the polish was still wet, I quickly (and carefully) removed the stars using a pair of tweezers. I added topcoat for a glossy finish. To complete the look, I added some little purple star studs that I already had in my nail accessory bin.
What do you all think of this part of the collection? Are there any that you need in your life?! I have 3 other polishes and some more nail art with the vinyls to show you soon. These polishes and 6 others will be available June 20th at NOON EDT. You can shop on KBShimmer's website by clicking HERE. The nail vinyls retail for $5 per sheet, the cremes $7.50, and all other polishes are $8.75.
Have a great day!