Thursday, July 17, 2014

KBShimmer Summer 2014 Collection Part 2 Swatches & Review

Guess who's back, back again, Kellie's back, tell a friend ;) I am back today with the rest of the KBShimmer Summer 2014 collection! I reviewed the first half here, be sure to check it out!

First up is Sea You Around, an emeraldy sea green jelly filled with fuchsia, light blue and chrome circles, sky blue squares, hexes in sliver, blue and fuchsia, fuchsia microbars, and holo glitter bits. Phew, this one is a stunner! I love green polish and the teal undertones in this one are just gorgeous. The glitter mix distributes evenly on the nail which was nice. It does dry down to a satiny matte so a top coat is a must. Two coats.
KBShimmer - Sea You Around | kelliegonzo

Next is Peak My Interest, a rosey pink crelly with triangle glitters in white, pink and dark aqua, with hex glitters in periwinkle, white and dark aqua. I am in love with the triangle glitters KBShimmer used in this collection, they're so fun! I was surprised at the coverage I got in two coats here. You might see some visible nail line in the photo, but in real life it was not noticeable at all.
KBShimmer - Peak My Interest | kelliegonzo

Here is Mint-al Vacation, which at first glance I thought was a straight up holo but I was only half right. It is a lovely seafoam mint shade that plays a sort of split personality, it's got a ton of white shimmer and also linear holo particles! So in low light/indoors, it's a beautiful ethereal shimmer and in the sunlight it's a fabulous shimmery holo. It applies very easily and has great opacity with only two coats.
KBShimmer - Mint-al Vacation | kelliegonzo

Over Mint-al Vacation I layered one coat of Sweet Wave, a glitter topper with matte yellow and coral bits and matte white, periwinkle and mint hex glitters. I wasn't sure what to layer this over at first, but I love the combo over the soft mint shade. Like all KBShimmer glitters, this one is densely packed but I didn't have any trouble with it. I use the method I learned from Cristina of Let Them Have Polish in this video. I find that with this method only one layer is enough for most chunky glitter toppers!
KBShimmer - Sweet Wave over Mint-al Vacation | kelliegonzo

This is Periwinkle In Time, a glitter crelly inspired by blue hydrangea and periwinkle flowers. I see this as a perfect pastel periwinkle, that ambiguous shade between sky blue and lilac purple. There are holo, silver, violet, teal, and blue glitters in circle and hex shapes in different sizes. This is very pretty but it's not a shade I love on me. Very nice coverage in two coats.
KBShimmer - Periwinkle In Time | kelliegonzo

And last is Look High and Holo, a raspberry pink jelly chock full of a rainbow explosion of holo glitters in squares and hexes. Square glitter is one of my favorite things and I'm in love with the variety of glitter this has, without making it look too disjointed as can sometimes happen with crazy glitter mixes. Since there is so much glitter in this polish, it can clump on top of each other so be mindful of that with your application. This is two coats.
KBShimmer - Look High and Holo | kelliegonzo

These are available now at www.kbshimmer.com for $8.75 a bottle. I find this collection to be really fun and happy and just perfect for summer. As far as indies go, these guys have a stellar reputation and put out really excellent products, I can't recommend them highly enough! See ya next time :)

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