Tuesday, March 25, 2014

KBShimmer Spring 2014 Collection: Glitter Mixes and Holos Reviews & Swatches

I guess I will start this with a where have I been part 3 (or 4 this year it's getting hard to keep track of anymore). Last Tuesday someone came and ripped up the carpeting in my son's room (the area that got pretty much 90% of the water from the pipe that exploded) and I was told the next day someone would come to replace it all. I thought all was well and we would be piling all the son's toys back into his room and out of my nail room that night. Wrong. For the rest of the week I got to play phone tag with said carpet person. First it was he would be there on Wednesday at a certain time and that time rolled around and I waited and waited and waited. I didn't want to start swatching and be interrupted, so I thought to just not swatch at all that day. Well then Wednesday became Thursday and Thursday became Friday. They did finally show up Friday to install the carpet...mid me doing outside projects. We moved in where we are in October, so not really the best time to start cleaning up the outside and I have been itching to make it look all nice and pretty outside. I got ahead of myself trying to do everything at once outside (we still have some to do because the house with 0 trees in their yard end up with all the leaves from the neighborhood) and by the time I was done, so was the weekend. >_< Yesterday I finished getting my nail room back in order and donating a nice chunk of toys from the little one's room, so here I am trying to get back in the groove of things!

 Now onto the polish! ;) I will say upfront that the formula of all of these polishes were great. None had any problem with dry time, getting glitter out or overall consistency. Since you already read a huge wall of text, I figured I would spare you having to read that for each one of these. :P 

KBShimmer Belle of the Mall Swatch
Belle of the Mall has a coral jelly base with holographic silver hex glitter in various sizes. All nails are 3 coats with top coat.KBShimmer Belle of the Mall Swatch
 For some reason I didn't think Belle of the Mall would be as neon as it turned out to be. I really like it though! All the glitters really pop through the jelly base and look nice and squishy. :) 
KBShimmer Belle of the Mall Swatch
KBShimmer Daisy About You swatch
Daisy About You is a pale green crelly with neon green, lavender and white glitters including lavender flower glitter. Shown is 3 coats with top coat.
KBShimmer Daisy About You swatch
The mix of neon and pastel is really fun in Daisy About You. The base color is a little more on the opaque side, so some of the glitters do get lost in the base color. I think those green neon glitters would be hard to miss no matter the base color though. :PKBShimmer Daisy About You swatchKBShimmer Full Bloom Ahead swatch
Full Bloom Ahead is described as a white based polish loaded with small, medium and large hex glitters in fuchsia, navy, teal, gold and orange; colors reminiscent of those floral tones that signal spring is near. These photos are 3 coats with top coat.
KBShimmer Full Bloom Ahead swatch
 Full Bloom Ahead just screams spring! I know a few of you are dealing with more snow right now (I won't lie, I am taking pleasure in having a nice sunny day :X), so it's a little like the spring for those in the Eastern US with having flowers through the snow. ;) Or at least it supposedly being spring, even though it feels more like winter outside.
KBShimmer Full Bloom Ahead swatchKBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily swatchLaugh Myself Lily is a jade crelly polish with holographic hexes in gold, pink, sliver, lavender and blue along with pink and light aqua dots. All nails are 3 coats with top coat.KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily swatch
 I like the micro glitters in Laugh Myself Lily because they add a nice little spark to it. The base is a perfect crelly, not overpowering the glitters even the smaller ones. :)KBShimmer Laugh Myself Lily swatch
KBShimmer Make My Gray swatch
Make My Gray has a light gray crelly base with turquoise, gunmetal, pale aqua and coral glitters. Shown is 3 coats with top coat.KBShimmer Make My Gray swatch
 I really like how the light gray base off sets the glitters in this polish. It's not too dark, but not too light where you can't notice it's gray. Alternately you can layer this polish over My Life's Porpoise to really make the glitters pop. :)
KBShimmer Make My Gray swatchKBShimmer Rush Flower Traffic swatchRush Flower Traffic contains fuchsia, gold, green, sapphire, and aqua hex and dot glitters in a clear base. All nails are 1 coat dabbed over 3 coats of My Life's Porpoise.KBShimmer Rush Flower Traffic swatchOf course I could have used this polish over any of the KBShimmer cremes, but I thought it really popped over My Life's Porpoise. It reminded me the pretty flowers that come out after all the spring rain. :)KBShimmer Rush Flower Traffic swatchKBShimmer Prism Break SwatchQuick and Flirty is a deep violet linear holographic polish. These photos are 3 coats with top coat.KBShimmer Quick and Flirty Swatch
The holo finish in Quick and Flirty is super strong and it's purple...so how could you not love it! ;)KBShimmer Prism Break Swatch
KBShimmer Prism Break Swatch
Prism Break is a linear holo top coat. Shown is 2 coats over 2 coats of Teal Another Tail.
KBShimmer Prism Break Swatch
 I could have definitely gotten away with 1 coat of Prism Break, but it didn't show up as well in my photos as 2 coats did. I really love this combo and even took a video of it to show it off. ;) Prism Break of course looks great over any of the cremes KSBhimmer offers in this collection! :D
KBShimmer Prism Break Swatch
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