I started with one coat of Radiant Orchid from the KBShimmer 2014 Summer Collection. It's a pretty, orchid creme with a great formula. Next I used two coats of Look High and Holo, also from the 2014 Summer Collection. Gah! This has all of my favorite things in one polish: berry pink color, glitter and holo!
Look High and Holo easily builds to opaque; but I like to start with a base because it means you can get away with thinner coats of glitter (which can look thick on the nail after multiple coats). Then I dabbed on a gradient using Right As Reign from the 2014 Early Summer Collection.
This deep, inky, squishy purple is easily becoming one of my favorites. I finished this look with two coats of KBShimmer Clearly on Top topcoat. I didn't want to take this mani off. It looks lickable. (I'm borrowing that term from one of my fave bloggers, The Crumpet, who once used that word to describe Manicurator's swatches. I remember thinking "Yes. Yes, indeed. That's actually perfectly right!" LOL.
So now on to the news! I received this info in my press kit at the Sparkle and Wine event during Cosmoprof North America. The KBShimmer 2014 Fall Collection will be released on 1 September (tentative). I got three of the six shades below...but I haven't had the chance to try them yet. Last month, Christy said there could be three more polishes in this collection. I'll post the official press release for the full collection once I get it and link it here. So let's get to the polishes!
- How You Dune? greige creme
- Hugs & Wishes: lavender creme
- Kiss & Spell: star themed Halloween glitter topcoat
- Rust No One: rusty orange linear holographic
- Up & Cunning: deep teal linear holographic
- Stonewashed: dusty navy creme
I'm most excited about How You Dune? and Stonewashed. Those happen to be two shades I didn't get in my kit...so I may have to splurge. I love creme polish in the Fall! I'm ready!
The KBShimmer 2014 Summer Collections polishes are available now. The Fall Collection is set for release on 1 September (tentative) In addition to nail polish, KBShimmer also offers other handcrafted bath and body treats. Shop online here. And follow KBShimmer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and promotions.