Sunday, September 14, 2014

KBShimmer Fall 2014 Collection Swatches & Review

What's up chickadees? How is your day going? Mine is going pretty well because I have the 9 new shades from KBShimmer for Fall 2014 to show you! Plus a previously released polish is back for a limited time! Let's check them all out :)

This is Up & Cunning, a dark/medium teal linear holographic. Excellent coverage and beautiful rainbowy holo payoff. Super beautiful. I used two coats here.
KBShimmer - Up & Cunning // kelliegonzo.com

Next is How You Dune?, which reminds me of Joey from Friends and makes me laugh every time. This is a light putty grey crème. I really like this one, great neutral. Awesome formula, two coats.
KBShimmer - How You Dune? // kelliegonzo.com

And this guy is Kiss & Spell, a glitter topper with stars, circles, and hexes in acid green, purple, yellow, black and orange. The base isn't completely clear, there's a bit of a yellowish green tinge to it. I used my favorite method of applying chunky glitters and put one coat over How You Dune?.
KBShimmer - Kiss & Spell // kelliegonzo.com

Here is A Raisin to Live, a deep eggplant violet jelly with tons of holo glitter. Looks a little lighter and brighter purple in real life. Delightfully vampy and perfect for fall. Very smooth, not chunky at all. Great coverage in two coats.
KBShimmer - A Raisin to Live // kelliegonzo.com

Flannel Surfing is a faded blue crelly with grey undertones filled with white, orange, and aqua hex glitters. I love this shade of blue, they describe it as well-loved pair of pajama pants and that totally captures it! Two coats.
KBShimmer - Flannel Surfing // kelliegonzo.com

This guy is called Leaf of Faith, a wine red jelly filled with hex glitters in red, orange and gold with a sprinkling of holographic bits. I got awesome coverage in two coats. I want to layer this over a black for a more vampy look, like Makeup Withdrawal did!
KBShimmer - Leaf of Faith // kelliegonzo.com

Next is Hugs & Wishes, a blue toned pastel lavender crème that brightens the deep fall color palette a bit. I love lavenders so this is perfection to me! Wonderful creamy formula, two coats.
KBShimmer - Hugs & Wishes // kelliegonzo.com

Rust No One, another excellently named shade, is an appley orange rust linear holographic. I don't think I'm in love with this, but it is perfectly autumnal. This is two coats.
KBShimmer - Rust No One // kelliegonzo.com

Another fabulous crème, Stonewashed, is a medium/deep blue denim teal. One coat wonder! I used two coats here because I always do but it was truly completely opaque in one. Really lovely shade.
KBShimmer - Stonewashed // kelliegonzo.com

And last is Jack, a classic KBShimmer shade that is back for a limited release. It's a black jelly with orange hexes, shreds, micro bars, and even some black hexes. Really a perfect Halloween shade. I used three coats here; you could get a similar look with less coats if you layer it over a black crème.
KBShimmer - Jack // kelliegonzo.com

These will be released on September 15, 2014 on the KBShimmer website and if you're not in the US, Harlow & Co ships from Canada worldwide. The crème shades will be $7.50 and the glitters are $8.75 each. Jack is limited edition, so get your mitts on him quick before he disappears again! What do you think of KBShimmer's fall offerings this year? I'm a fan :)

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Friday, September 12, 2014

OPI Designer Series Fall 2014 Swatches & Review

Howdy, good to see ya! OPI has brought us two more shades in their Designer Series, formulated with diamond dust, for Fall 2014. They say these two lacquers have a "polished quartz" formula, a semi-matte finish with intense three-dimensional sparkle.  Let's take a look at these two semi-precious stone inspired shades!

DS Titanium is a medium/light charcoal jelly with holographic and iridescent glitters. It does dry down to a satin finish, but I prefer it with a shiny top coat. It was pretty thick, I used three coats here. I could've stopped at two but the charcoal seemed like it should've been darker to me so I used three. The sunlight flattens out the glitter a bit so I showed you a shade picture as well, to show the depth.
OPI DS Titanium // kelliegonzo.com
full sun
OPI DS Titanium // kelliegonzo.com
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DS Tourmaline is a rosy pink jelly with the same holographic and iridescent glitters as the previous shade. Also dries semi-matte, but I used a top coat here. Also quite thick but the color built up nicely in two coats for me. I really like how sparkly it is in the sun.
OPI DS Tourmaline // kelliegonzo.com
full sun
OPI DS Tourmaline // kelliegonzo.com
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DS Tourmaline and DS Titanium are available at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and ulta.com for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

These two shades remind me of Zoya's summer Bubbly collection, the jelly base with the holo/iridescent glitter mix seem very similar to me. I like both of these polishes, but I'm not wowed like I hoped to be. I might try to layer them over similar base colors if I wear them again. What do you think of these DS shades?

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

China Glaze Boundary of Memory Swatch & Review

Hey there! Today I wanted to show you a polish from China Glaze's The Giver collection, inspired by the movie The Giver. I only purchased one from the twelve piece collection, but it had some great staple colors that have gotten some great reviews from my fellow nail bloggers/vloggers.

This is called Boundary of Memory, a full coverage glitter polish. The glitter pieces are silver, copper and charcoal giving it a deep blingy effect. It was thick but not unmanageable. I used two coats and a thick layer of top coat for this swatch as it dries kind of gritty.
China Glaze - Boundary of Memory // kelliegonzo.com
full sunlight

In the sun the charcoal pieces seem more prominent but in lower lights it leans more brown. I love how earthy and rich this looks while retaining an awesome effect from the packed glitter particles. China Glaze does these dense full coverage glitters really well.
China Glaze - Boundary of Memory // kelliegonzo.com
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You can purchase this at Sally Beauty stores and online. I hear this is a very limited edition collection, so be sure to grab some while you can. Did you pick up any colors from The Giver collection? Did you see the movie? It was one of my favorite books as a child so I was excited to see the film. I quite enjoyed it but I've heard mixed reviews from others. Let me know what you think of this polish and have a great day!

❤ Kellie