Friday, October 30, 2015

KBShimmer Winter 2015 (partial review)

Good afternoon!  Welp, Halloween is tomorrow and I officially have my first Winter collection on the old blog.  While I love the warm, cozy and typically vampy colors of the Fall collections, I also enjoy the rich jewel tones and ultra blingy colors of Winter ones.  So today I have the new KBShimmer Winter collection, which consists of cremes, holos, jellies, crellies, glitters and flakes!  There are 14 polishes in all and several new holiday themed water slide decals.  This collection launches on November 2nd!  So let's jump in and check out the polish (I will have some water slides up soon!).  

*press sample*


Fleece Navidad is a light grey polish with blue microflakies.  It's reminiscent of chilly days full of snow and ice.  The formula was really nice and it applied easily in 3 coats.  I used one layer of KBShimmer Clearly On Top Quick Dry Topcoat.  

KBShimmer Fleece Navidad

KBShimmer Fleece Navidad

KBShimmer Fleece Navidad

KBShimmer Fleece Navidad

KBShimmer Fleece Navidad

Oh Holo Night is one of the glitter toppers in the collection.  I couldn't resist the mini holo stars!  So cute!  This glitter topper was really easy to use.  No fishing for any pieces and they all laid on the nail nicely.  I used 2 coats of Oh Holo Night over Fleece Navidad, finished with a layer of Clearly On Top Quick Dry topcoat.  

KBShimmer Oh Holo Night

KBShimmer Oh Holo Night

KBShimmer Oh Holo Night

KBShimmer Oh Holo Night

KBShimmer Oh Holo Night

Smoke Signals is a unique and pretty light grey crelly full of orange, red and aqua glitters.  I love this combo - it's unique and cool and is a great polish for both Fall and Winter seasons!  The formula was pretty sheer on the first coat but that's how crelies work so I wasn't concerned - and for good reason.  Smoke Signals built up perfectly in 3 coats.  I used 1 layer of Clearly On Top Quickly Dry topcoat to finish.  

KBShimmer Smoke Signals

KBShimmer Smoke Signals

KBShimmer Smoke Signals

KBShimmer Smoke Signals

KBShimmer Smoke Signals

Owl Miss You is one of my favorites from the collection.  It's a gorgeous soft beige (that read more greige on my skin tone) and is full of golden metallic flakes and golden shimmer.  This soft shade is such a perfect neutral that I can imagine myself wearing for several occasions.  I think it would be totally suitable for work too!  The formula and application were both great.  I used 3 coats and finished with a layer of Clearly On Top Quick Dry topcoat.  

KBShimmer Owl Miss You

KBShimmer Owl Miss You

KBShimmer Owl Miss You

KBShimmer Owl Miss You

KBShimmer Owl Miss You

Coal In One is one mega stunning holo.  For the record, I wouldn't mind getting this charcoal grey linear holo in my stocking!  If you were only going to get one polish and really wanted that WOW factor I'd suggest Coal In One.  The formula was opaque and buttery.  It applied like a dream.  I used 2 coats and no topcoat.  

KBShimmer Coal In One

KBShimmer Coal In One

KBShimmer Coal In One

KBShimmer Coal In One

KBShimmer Coal In One

Yule Worthy is a vampy burgundy/brown polish full of micro metallic flakes.   I love the uniqueness of this polish.  I have nothing like it color or finish wise, in my collection.  The formula and application were both amazing.  I used 2 coats of Yule Worthy for full coverage and a layer of Clearly On Top Quick Dry topcoat.  

KBShimmer Yule Worthy

KBShimmer Yule Worthy

KBShimmer Yule Worthy

KBShimmer Yule Worthy

KBShimmer Yule Worthy

The final polish that I have to share with you is Kind Of A Big Dill.  Such a silly name, but if you are one of those that hides the pickle on your tree you will appreciate it (the name and color!).  I personally adore the color.  It's a forest green jelly full of small holo glitters.  GORGEOUS!  What a perfect color for the holiday season.  Formula and application were both fabulous.  I only needed 2 coats but I applied a third for the most depth of color that I could get.  I finished with a layer of Clearly On Top Quick Dry topcoat.  

KBShimmer Kind Of A Big Dill

KBShimmer Kind Of A Big Dill

KBShimmer Kind Of A Big Dill

KBShimmer Kind Of A Big Dill

KBShimmer Kind Of A Big Dill
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