Tuesday, August 21, 2018

KBShimmer: Throwback Collection

Are you guys ready for glitter bomb city?!  This is a total flash back to 2012, when chunky glitters were all the rage and every was clamoring for them.  I too was sucked in to the the chunky glitter craze and still adore them for their fun and sparkly personalities!  Well KBShimmer was one of the ones who led the way with this trend and I distinctly remember each polish in this collection when it came out and now as an ode to the nail polish days back then, here is the Throwback Collection!  It launched about a week ago and it's definitely meant for those of us who want bling bling nails or just love the crelly finish (because there are a lot of those in here too).  Individual shades are $10.  Or you can try the Multichrome Bag deal for $49.95 - 6 polishes of your choice (not limited to the Throwback Collection) and the awesome multichrome zippered pouch!  So let's not waste any further time, since my post is already after they actual launch, and jump right in to check out the polish!

*press sample*

Let's start this party off with Berry Patch.  This was inspired by a berry smoothie (totally makes sense now!).  It's a soft pink crelly with holo, berry, red and navy glitters in various sizes.  Formula and application were both great.  I had full coverage in 3 thin coats.  Larger glitters like this do tend to leave your nails feeling a bit bumpy so you definitely need a thick topcoat or use a couple coats of a regular one to smooth things over.

Elle was always one of the polishes I lusted for!  Inspired by circus elephants - it's the perfect shade of grey!  It's a medium toned grey crelly full of white, pink and grey glitters.  Loving all the soft shades mixed together.  It's basically the epitome of the rainy day polish!  Another great formula, opaque in 3 thin coats.  Applied easily, plenty of glitter to play with. I used 1 layer of a thick topcoat for a smooth finish.   

Iris My Case is another awesome crelly!  See I told you, lots of glitter bomb crellies in this collection!  Spring flowers, particularly Irises, Violets and Lilacs were the inspiration for this polish.  It's a lilac crelly with magenta peach, purple and blue glitters mixed in.  This one is full of smaller sized glitters so it's not as overwhelming as some of the others.  That helped it feel much smoother than the last 2.  I used 3 thin coats for opacity and finished with topcoat.  

No Whine Left is a very deep wine shade crelly full of purple, magenta and blue glitters.  Love how deep the color is, and the inspiration behind it.  I can just picture the wine and all the berries that went in to creating the wine.  And dang it I really wish I could have a glass of wine!  This one was much more opaque and it built up easily in 2 coats but I added a 3rd just for good measure.  Topcoat to finish.  

Band Geek is another polish that was high on my wish list.  How could anyone resist a beautiful black crelly full of gold, bronze and silver glitters with a gold micro glitter?  It is so NYE/party time nail polish!  I can think of a dozen different times I would need to wear this.  Though the inspiration was high school cliques, particularly the band group.  Great formula and application, 2 thin coats, topcoat to finish.  

Shipwreck is a fabulous jelly inspired by all things sea; shipwrecks, mermaids, gorgeous crystal blue water, lost treasure.  It's a teal leaning green jelly packed full of blue, green, purple, gold and copper glitters.  Beautiful polish and the colors play off each other so well.  Nice formula, applied easily in 3 thin coats.  I did give each coat more dry time before the next layer.  Topcoat to finish.  

Teal Another Tale was my first KBShimmer.  I was stoked to see this made the comeback list.  I literally swooned over this stunning pastel teal full of purple-ish shimmer back in 2013 and again with it's return! Awesome formula, only needed 2 coats to reach full opacity.  Application was equally awesome.  Topcoat to finish.  

And finally we have Clown Puke.  Another polish inspired by the circus, but this time by the colorful clowns, with their face paint and costumes showing off all the colors in the rainbow.  Much like those clowns, Clown Puke is a rainbow of colors.  It's such a fun polish that will layer nicely over a multitude of base colors.  But if you really want to show it off I'd suggest a lighter shade.  I went with  KBShimmer How You Dune? I used 2 thin coats to get the glitter coverage I desired.  Finished up with topcoat.  Done!  Party on my nails!  

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