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Monday, July 14, 2014

KBShimmer Summer 2014 Collection Part 1 Swatches & Review

Hello dears! Today I have the next awesome polish collection from KBShimmer to show you, their summer 2014 collection. You remember when I reviewed the early summer collection here and here? Well I guess because we're so awesome KBShimmer is giving us another huge collection of summer polishes before this season is over! This post will include the first half of them, as there are twelve polishes in the group.

First is Radiant Orchid, which is based on the Pantone color of the year. It's a pink toned purple crème that has fuchsia and mauve undertones. It's ridiculously buttery and really nicely pigmented. Two coats provided excellent coverage.
KBShimmer - Radiant Orchid | kelliegonzo

On top of Radiant Orchid I layered Happily Ever Aster. This glitter topper is made up of periwinkle, light aqua blue, purple, lavender and white glitters with holographic bits in a clear base. Really super lovely and I love the combination of these two together. The glitter was really easy to spread and one coat gave plenty of coverage. I use Cristina from Let Them Have Polish's method of applying chunky glitters, which you can watch here.
KBShimmer - Happily Ever Aster over Radiant Orchid | kelliegonzo

Next is You're So Shellfish, a near-neon peachy orange crème. This was a teeny bit streaky and on the thick side, but it even out on the third coat. I really love this color, I'm a sucker for bright corally oranges and pinks! I used three coats here.
KBShimmer - You're So Shellfish | kelliegonzo

Over You're So Shellfish I used Scribble Me This. Another glitter topper, this one is quite unique to my collection. This glitters are a mix of pink, greens, purple, aqua blue, and black mini stars, triangles, circles and hexes. This immediately reminded me of graffiti and reading their website, that's exactly the inspiration they used. I wasn't sure this color combo would work with the bright orange base, but I saw it used on Fierce Makeup and Nails' blog so I had to try it. I love it! One coat.
KBShimmer - Scribble Me This over You're So Shellfish | kelliegonzo

Next is Americana inspired Red, White & Blue-tiful. This glitter topper has red, blue and holo small star glitters with micro red, blue and silver glitters swimming in the clear base. This was a little harder to apply than the other glitters as it is quite dense and the stars can get stacked on each other. But it wasn't really all that difficult relatively speaking, I've had chunky glitters that were much worse. This is one coat on top of sky blue JulieG Santorini. I wore this combo on the 4th of July :) This is limited edition and only available through the end of July!
KBShimmer - Red, White & Blue-tiful over JulieG Santorini | kelliegonzo

And last of this half is Mixed Peelings, a crelly off white with matte glitters in neon green, lemony yellow and watermelon pink. Pretty great formula for a crelly, I didn't have any issues. I love the overall look of this, the color mix is very summery. This is three coats.
KBShimmer - Mixed Peelings | kelliegonzo

These are available now at The glitters are $8.75 each and the crèmes are $7.50. What do you think of these beauties? Any catch your eye? Be sure to stay tuned for part 2 of this collection to be posted soon.


Product samples were provided for consideration.
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