Saturday, March 5, 2016

KBShimmer Spring 2016

Good morning lovelies!  Taking a moment to sit down and enjoy a cup o' Joe, do a little online shopping, get ready for kids sports and that's right...blog!  So I'm popping in with a post to share some gorgeous new KBShimmers that will be dropping on 3/15!  There are actually 2 parts to the collection launching on this day, but I decided to separate them out so you weren't overwhelmed with a zillion pictures.  I picked up the Spring collection first.  Hullo pretties!  This set will please those that love crellies, holos and glitter!  So let's not dilly dally about and let's jump right in!  

*press sample*


KBShimmer Spring 2016

Alright alright, up first I have Hello Dahlia, a gorgeous dusty peach crelly full of micro holo dust and golden flakies.  This beauty is base on the Pantone Spring/Summer 2016 shade Peach Echo.  Formula was just the slightest bit patchy/streaky.  But the formula was easy to work with.  I used 3 coats to get full coverage and even out the layers.  I finished with a layer of topcoat.  

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Holo Dahlia

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Holo Dahlia

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Holo Dahlia

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Holo Dahlia

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Holo Dahlia

Prints Charming (what an adorable name) is a white crelly polish with fuchsia, turquoise and sapphire glitters.  I love how the colors pop against the clean base!  Formula and application were both top notch, no issues to mention.  I used 3 coats for almost full coverage, and finished with a layer of topcoat.  

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Prints Charming

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Prints Charming

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Prints Charming

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Prints Charming

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Prints Charming

I Wet My Plants (oh goodness, this is a hilarious name), is a pastel periwinkle crelly with pink, sapphire, silver and purple glitters.  This one is based on Pantone Spring/Summer 2016 shade Serenity.  I love the take on this Pantone color, very unique and original.  The formula and application were both fabulous.  I used 3 coats for full coverage and finished with topcoat.  

KBShimmer Spring 2016; I Wet My Plants

KBShimmer Spring 2016; I Wet My Plants

KBShimmer Spring 2016; I Wet My Plants

KBShimmer Spring 2016; I Wet My Plants

KBShimmer Spring 2016; I Wet My Plants

Pools Paradise is a lightened green leaning aqua full of neon pink, periwinkle and aqua glitters.  This one is base on Pantone Spring/Summer 2016 shade Limpet Shell.  I did think the glitters were a bit "thick" in this one so you definitely want a good topcoat to ensure everything is nice and smooth.  Aside from that there are no issues with the formula or application.  I used 3 coats and topped it with topcoat.  

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Pools Paradise

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Pools Paradise

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Pools Paradise

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Pools Paradise

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Pools Paradise

Moving along to the holos, this is Purr-fectly Paw-some.  It's part of the new Ultra Flair line and is described as a pastel blue linear holo with steel grey and lavender undertones.  I find this shade very soothing and the uber linear holo is totally gorgeous.  Formula and application were purr-fect.  I used 2 coats for full coverage and no topcoat.  

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Purr-fectly Paw-some

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Purr-fectly Paw-some

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Purr-fectly Paw-some

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Purr-fectly Paw-some

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Purr-fectly Paw-some

The other holo in the collection is Peony Pincher, another Ultra Flair holo.  This one is a pastel pink with lavender undertones.  I love this shade or pink!  Not in your face, not like a Barbie.  Just a nice, wearable shade of pink.  Formula and application were stellar.  I only needed 1 coat for full coverage and no topcoat.  

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Peony Pincher

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Peony Pincher

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Peony Pincher

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Peony Pincher

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Peony Pincher

Rounding out the collection is my favorite from the Spring 2016 set.  Upside Round is a glitter topper that adds a punch of color and fun to your mani.  The glitters are all neon shades and different sized circles.  I have seen it over white (check out Cosmetic Sanctuary's swatch of it over white in her review HERE) and when layered over a dark base, like I did you get a different look.  The glitters seem darker and more vibrant.  I used 1 coat on top of KBShimmer Soul Deep.  I was very pleased with the glitter payoff.  The glitters came out early and spread well on my nails.  I finished with topcoat.  

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Upside Round

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Upside Round

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Upside Round

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Upside Round

KBShimmer Spring 2016; Upside Round
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