Friday, May 8, 2015

KBShimmer Summer 2015 Review (Partial)

Good evening lovelies!  I have a pretty big post for you today so I hope you have some time on your hands.  This is the new KBShimmer Summer collection and actually it's even bigger than what I have to share with you!  So many choices, and they are all so pretty - you've going some tough decisions in your near future.  This collection is made up of pastel neons, glitters, ultra chrome flakes, silver flakes, crellies and even a holo thrown in there!  I believe there are 28 polishes total in this collection and I have 9 to show you.  The Summer 2015 collection will all be available on 5/15 and will have a selling point ranging from $7.50 to $10.75 each.  Alright, we have a lot to look at so less chatting, more pictures!

*press sample*

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Starting with the cremes - this is Rum Me The Right Way.  It's a "shocking yellow creme."  I completely enjoy this shade.  It's not as neon as the others we have seen thus far, but it's not a full on pastel either.  The formula was a bit tricky.  It was a bit chalky and streaky  Application was uneven.  I needed 3 coats to cover up all patches.  Rum Me The Right Way dries to a semi-matte finish so I used topcoat for a glossy look.  
  
*direct sun*
KBShimmer Rum Me The Right Way

KBShimmer Rum Me The Right Way

KBShimmer Rum Me The Right Way

KBShimmer Rum Me The Right Way

*shade*

*indirect natural light*
KBShimmer Rum Me The Right Way

Leggo My Mango is a gorgeous "creamsicle orange creme."  You know I love orange so picking this one was a no-brainer.  While I loved the color here, I did find the same formula and application problems as the last one.  Chalky and streaky.  I used 4 coats of Leggo My Mango to reach full coverage and a later of topcoat for a shiny finish.  

*direct sun*
KBShimmer Leggo My Mango

KBShimmer Leggo My Mango

KBShimmer Leggo My Mango

KBShimmer Leggo My Mango

*shade*
KBShimmer Leggo My Mango

*indirect natural light*
KBShimmer Leggo My Mango

The last creme shade I have to share with you is Bahama Drama.  This is a "near neon deep peach creme."  It actually reminds me more of papaya than peach and yum - now I want fruit salad.  The formula and application of Bahama Drama were both better than the last 2 polishes.  I only needed 2 coats for all coverage and no self leveling problems.  I finished with a layer of topcoat.  







R-E-F-L-E-C-T is a "medium sized metallic silver flake polish."  What a gorgeous polish!  I love the silver color and the size of the silver flakes.  I had no problems painting this on and it wasn't until I looked at my macro that I could see a few bare spots.  If you want very dense coverage you could always sponge a layer on.  I used 3 coats of R-E-F-L-E-C-T for my pictures and 1 layer of topcoat.  

*direct sun*
KBShimmer R-E-F-L-E-C-T

KBShimmer R-E-F-L-E-C-T

KBShimmer R-E-F-L-E-C-T

KBShimmer R-E-F-L-E-C-T

KBShimmer R-E-F-L-E-C-T

*shade*
KBShimmer R-E-F-L-E-C-T

*indirect natural light*
KBShimmer R-E-F-L-E-C-T

More flakies!  Now we've moved into the ultra chrome flakie zone and it's a good place to be.  This beauty is Green Weaver and it's a chameleon that shifts from "rosy pink to an apple green,...to a purple."  I was really impressed with the formula and application of Green Weaver.  I also truly loved the colors in this polish.  I painted on the first coat and sponged on a 2nd.  I should have sponged on a 3rd coat because in my macro I can see a few sparsely covered spots.  I finished with a layer of topcoat  

*direct sun*
KBShimmer Green Weaver

KBShimmer Green Weaver

KBShimmer Green Weaver

KBShimmer Green Weaver

*shade*
KBShimmer Green Weaver

KBShimmer Green Weaver

*indirect natural light*
KBShimmer Green Weaver

KBShimmer Green Weaver

KBShimmer Green Weaver

The other ultra chrome chameleon that I picked out is Look On The Nightside.  This polish shows off a "rich green, to a violet purple, and offers hints of royal blue."  Stunning!  Again another great formula here - the flakies applied easily and required little to no manipulation to fully cover the nails. I painted the first coat on and then sponged on the 2nd and 3rd coats for full coverage.  By applying the 3rd coat I had almost no bare spots!  I finished with a layer of topcoat.  

*direct sun*
KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

*shade*
KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

*indirect natural light*
KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

KBShimmer Look On The Night Side

We Be Jammin' is probably the best name for a Summer polish ever.  I'm a big Bob fan and this song reminds me of hot summer days hanging out with my friends when I was younger.  It's described as a "bright magenta polish with blue shimmer and micro holographic sparkle."  The formula and application were both fantastic.  I had perfect coverage in 2 coats.  I finished with a layer of topcoat.  If you don't know the Bob Marley song, Jammin',  take a little listen!  

*direct sun*
KBShimmer We Be Jammin'

KBShimmer We Be Jammin'

KBShimmer We Be Jammin'

KBShimmer We Be Jammin'

KBShimmer We Be Jammin'

*shade*
KBShimmer We Be Jammin'

*indirect natural light*
KBShimmer We Be Jammin'

Sun & Games is a "gold holographic polish packed with micro fine glitters."  You can wear this one alone in 2-3 coats or apply a light coat over a base color to add a nice sparkly touch.  I went for the whole shebang and did Sun & Games alone.  Why?  Because I love holo micro glitters and this baby didn't disappoint.  It was uber sparkly and attention grabbing.  The formula and application were both fabulous.  I used 3 coats of Sun & Games and finished with a layer of topcoat.   

*direct sun*
KBShimmer Sun & Games

KBShimmer Sun & Games

KBShimmer Sun & Games

KBShimmer Sun & Games

KBShimmer Sun & Games

*shade*
KBShimmer Sun & Games

*indirect natural light*
KBShimmer Sun & Games

Alloy Matey!  is a  polish full of "micro and fine silver holographic glitters."  This one also had a fabulous formula and applied very easily.  Just like the gold glitter, you can use this alone or as a topcoat.  As you can see I went with the alone method and used 3 coats of Alloy Matey! and finished with a layer of topcoat for a smooth and glossy finish.  

*direct sun*
KBShimmer Alloy Matey!

KBShimmer Alloy Matey!

KBShimmer Alloy Matey!

KBShimmer Alloy Matey!

KBShimmer Alloy Matey!

*shade*
KBShimmer Alloy Matey!

*indirect natural light*
KBShimmer Alloy Matey!

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