Friday, February 6, 2015

KBShimmer Spring 2015 (8 of 12)

*I received the following products in exchange for my honest review. 

I have some polishes from the KBShimmer Spring 2015 to share with you today. These are available for purchase today! I really like the variation in this spring collection. This collection is inspired by the spring Pantone 2015 colors. There are pale pastels glitters, pastel glitters, a creme, and a holo. There is something for everyone, which is what I always say when I review KBShimmer. Christy really makes polishes to suit everyone's tastes!

On to polish!

Meow or Never
Meow or Never is based on the Pantone spring color Glacier Gray, this polish is a very pale gray, almost white in color with pops of purple, gray, periwinkle and sky blue.

Funky Cold Patina
Funky Cold Patina is like a long forgotten ancient copper statue turned blue green in color, this polish features a cool turquoise green base, with pops of metallic copper, blue and purple.

Cool Hand Cuke
Cool Hand Cuke is a pale minty green polish is loaded with pastel glitters in circles, triangles, stars and hexes. A touch of holographic sparkle completes this pastel polish.

Wind Swarm
Wind Swarm is based on the Spring 2015 Pantone color, Aquamarine, Wind Swarm features a pale sky blue base, a mix of purple, gold, white and pink glitters, while a hint of micro glitter offers a bit of sparkle to enjoy in the sun.

I'm So Sweet Pea
I'm So Sweet Pea is the palest of purples bases set off an explosion of glitters in pink, mint, purple and turquoise.

Blue-d Lines
Blue-d Lines is pale blue in color, this cool toned polish shines with linear holographic sparkle.

Blush Money
Blush Money is based on the 2015 Pantone Color, Strawberry Ice, this peachy-rose colored polish shows off gold shimmer indoors and a linear holographic rainbow shines while outside.

Thistle Be The Day
Thistle Be The Day is a pale pinkish purple that shines in the sun with a linear holographic rainbow.

Colors: Beautiful colors, and I absolutely love that they are inspired by the Pantone 2015 spring colors. I love the variety of colors offered and in the various finishes. I also really liked how KBShimmer offered some very pale pastel shades along with just regular pastel shades. The holos are so bright and vibrant too. I was blown away.

Formulas: I thought all formulas except for Cool Hand Cuke were excellent. I used 3 coats in each swatch and outside Cool Hand Cuke they all applied evenly, smoothly, and beautifully. Personally, Cool Hand Cuke gave me a lot of trouble. The heavier glitters in there with the crelly base made the formula tricky to apply. I really struggled to get the larger glitters on the nail and the formula did not apply evenly for me.

Price: These all are $8.75 and available for purchase now on the KBShimmer website!

Overall: I'm a fan of this collection. I love the color, the inspiration, and the different finishes. It's so hard to pick favorites here. If you had me choose , Wind Swarm would be my favorite with almost everything else tying for an immediate second. I love so many of these! Cool Hand Cuke was my only troublesome polish of the bunch. I love how it looks, but formula wise it did not work well for me. Outside of that, I think this is a perfect spring collection!

Be sure to check out the KBShimmer website for the other spring polishes I did not include and the new spring nail vinyl sheets!

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Friday!

13 comments:

  1. Well I for sure love the holos, and I love Cool Hand Cuke for the name, lol.

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  2. Those are some pretty crellies and holos!

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  3. Beautiful swatches Steph and a great review!

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  4. I'm so in love with Meow or Never, but when I went to buy it, it was sold out :(

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  5. There is something about this pastels with multicoloured glitters that calls my name. I need each and everyone I see, and this ones are no exceptions. Awesome polishes indeed!

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  6. Lovely collection - thanks for the thorough review! I have to say that, of all of the nail blogs I visit, yours ranks in my top favorites. It is well-written and beautifully photographed. Thank you for your efforts! Always informational!

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  7. It's a great name!

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  8. Glad you like them!

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  9. I think the site was having issues when stuff when everything was released. KBShimmer stuff never sells out. I hope you were able to get it.

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  10. I'm glad you like them!

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  11. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Kat. I really appreciate your support, and I'm so glad you enjoy my blog.

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  12. I was, a couple of hours after I commented. I got it in the mail today!

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