Sunday, May 31, 2015

Weekend Un-Lacquered Reviews: Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter- Wild Watermelon

I wanted to share with you today one of my "go-to" lip colors for summer. This is one I've already started wearing a couple days a week, and I can only see that continuing. I wore this one a lot last summer too. This one is part of Revlon's Color Burst Lip Butter line. I love this line so much as I find this the perfect medium in between a lipstick and a tinted lip balm.

Wild Watermelon

Color: This is a beautiful mix of a juicy red, pink, and coral shade. I'd say this definitely leans toward a red-coral shade. What I like about this color is it's very wearable. The color pay off on this lip butter is excellent. It's not heavy handed as it's a sheerer wash of color, but it's definitely more pigmented than a tinted lip balm.

Formula and Feel: Excellent formulation. This feel very moisturizing on the lips without being heavy or sticky.

Application and Wear: This glides easily on the lips and there is no need to layer it for more pigmentation. This wears well too. I only needed to reapply this after eating or drinking.

Price: This can be purchased in the $4.50-$8.00 range at major drugstores, big box stores, or Ulta.

Overall: This is a beautiful juicy lip color for summer. I love the pigmentation and how wearable this color is . The formula is great and it feels very comfortable on the lips. I definitely think this is a must have in your lipstick collection for sure.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Weekend Un-Lacquered Reviews: Battle of the Drugstore Dry Shampoos Round 1

I've been on a mission the past few months to find my HG (holy grail) drugstore dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is an absolute must for me. My hair is the type that gets greasy on the scalp, yet is dry on the ends. I don't want to wash my hair daily and dry out my ends more, but I don't want to walk around with a greasy scalp either. I need a dry shampoo!

I'm not new to dry shampoo, but over the past several years of cycling through many I haven't found a favorite. There are many I haven't tried in years and others I haven't tried at all. I decided to start with a clean slate and try as many as possible over the next few months. I figured I'd share my results with you all while I'm at it.

How It Works:

  • Dry shampoo has to be able to found at a major drugstore or big box store.
  • Dry shampoo has be under $10
  • I will test the dry shampoo in 2 separate uses. I know this may sound like very little, but dry shampoo unlike some other beauty products doesn't seem to improve over time or with more use. 
  • I will test/review 4 dry shampoos per post.
  • The winner from each testing period will battle it out with other winners in a final post. 
How I'm Reviewing: 
  • Scent-What the dry shampoo smells like, and my reaction to the smell.
  • Application- My experience with how the dry shampoo applies. Is it easy? Is there a gray cast?Etc.
  • Effectiveness- How effective the dry shampoo is upon application and after a full day of wear.
  • Hair Texture After Use- How this dry shampoo made my hair feel after I used it. 
  • Pros- What I liked about the dry shampoo.
  • Cons- What I didn't like about the dry shampoo. 
  • Paint Splatter Rating
  • Ranking & Sum Up- The end of each post I'll rank them, name my favorite, and sum up my overall experience. .
How I Use Dry Shampoo: 
  • When using dry shampoo, I lift the roots of my hair and spray it on my roots. I rub it in my hair and let it sit for 2-3 minutes before brushing out.
  • For reference I do have medium-dark brown hair. 
*Please note that these are my own personal experiences and opinions. Some of these I may hate and you may absolutely love or vice versa.  I'm not dictating how you should feel about these products, but rather sharing my experience. 

Let's get started!

Battle Round 1:
 Suave Refresh & Renew Dry Shampoo
Batiste A Hint of Color Medium & Brunette Dry Shampoo
L'Oreal EverStyle Energizing Dry Shampoo
 Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Instant Clean Dry Shampoo

Suave Refresh & Renew- Price around $2.50-$3.00
Scent: This has a strong tropical fruit scent with a slight minty undertone. I'm not a fan of this particular scent, but I know others might like it. To me, this kind of smells like rotting fruit. It has this kind of musty smell to it. It's not horrible or revolting, but not pleasant either. I find this scent really lingers on the hair too. I would catch whiffs of it all day. 

Application: This applies easily, but it leaves a very stark white cast on your hair. This did brush out of my hair easily though. I found it blended in and didn't leave a gray cast. 

Effectiveness: I thought this dry shampoo was very effective. It absorbed the oil, and my hair felt and looked clean after use. I also found that it lasted well throughout the day.

Hair Texture: This made my hair feel a little straw-like and dry. It wasn't bad at all, but it was harder to run my hands through hair at the roots because of this. 

Pros: This dry shampoo was very effective at absorbing the oil and lasting all day. I liked how my hair looked clean and fresh after use. 

Cons: The scent as effective as it was I don't think I can get past it. The was strong scent, not  pleasant, and lingered throughout the day. The way my hair felt after application wasn't horrible, but didn't feel entirely natural either.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Paint Splatters

Batiste A Hint of Color Medium & Brunette Dry Shampoo- Price $8.99
Scent: This had clean and powdery scent. Powdery scents are not my favorite either, but this was very neutral. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. This is lightly scented and it wasn't overpowering. 

Application: This is a colored dry shampoo. I will say even though it's colored if you do over do it, it does have a dulling effect on your hair color. This comes out as a darker brown color, but did not alter or darker the color of my hair. This applied easily too. 

Effectiveness: I thought at first this was a fail. I did not have instantaneous results with this Batiste dry shampoo. This one took about 10-15 minutes to take effect after application. This absorbed the oil well, and looked very natural in my hair. I did feel at the end of the day my hair wasn't as greasy as when I started, but the effects did wear off a bit. 

Hair Texture: This dry shampoo did not alter the texture of my hair after use at all. My hair still felt like my hair, and I could easy run my hands through it without detecting any product or change. 

Pros: Blended naturally with my hair color, did not alter the texture of my hair, and was effective and absorbed oil for majority of the day. 

Cons: It took a little longer to absorb oil than other dry shampoos, wore off a bit throughout the day, and the scent wasn't a a winner. 

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters

L'Oreal EverStyle Energizing Dry Shampoo- Price $6-$7
Scent: This dry shampoo had a very pleasant, clean, and fancy salon shampoo scent. This smelled like luxury shampoo. You know the shampoo that is like $30-$50 you can't afford, but smells heavenly. Needless, to say I LOVED this scent of this, and it was my favorite scent of the bunch. 

Application: This applied easy, and with zero white or gray cast. This actually sprayed on completely clear. 

Effectiveness: This is where this disappointingly goes south. I so wanted this to be the "it" dry shampoo. This had the opposite effect as the previous Batiste dry shampoo. Upon application this instantly absorbed the oil. I thought this was a winner, but 20-30 minutes after application my hair looked greasy, and I'd even say greasier than it did before I even applied it. I tried this on more than 2 occasions with the same exact result. 

Hair Texture: I don't feel this initially altered the texture or feel of my hair. It blended in naturally, but like I said before 20-30 minutes later my hair felt greasy again. 

Pros: Spectacular scent and no gray/white cast.

Cons: Everything else that makes a dry shampoo worth it. This was completely ineffective for me. My hair was greasier than it was prior to use. This dry shampoo had zero staying power, and I'm completely bummed about it. 

My Rating: 1 out of 5 Paint Splatters

Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Instant Clean Dry Shampoo- Price $5-$7
Scent: This has that classic floral and clean Herbal Essences scent. I can't describe it or put it in words really. I love this type of scent though, it's not as great as the L'Oreal dry shampoo scent, but it's good. 

Application: This applies pretty heavily. A lot of product comes out when you spray. This also does leave a slight white/gray cast, but not nearly as strong as the Suave one did.

Effectiveness: This was very effective, almost too effective, which I'll get into next. This sucked all the oil up instantly in my hair and lasted throughout the day. This sucker is strong! My hair definitely looked clean after use. This does say color protection on the bottle. I'm not sure how a dry shampoo can color protect though?

Hair Texture: This is where I found this too effective. This really made my hair feel sticky and dry. I had trouble running my hands through my hair, and overall my hair just didn't feel like my hair. 

Pros: Great scent and extremely effective at lasting oil absorption. 

Cons: Heavy handed in application and left my hair feeling straw-like and unnatural. This maybe due to how heavy this product applied. 

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters

1. Batiste A Hint of Color Medium & Brunette Dry Shampoo
2. Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Instant Clean Dry Shampoo
3. Suave Refresh & Renew Dry Shampoo
4. L'Oreal EverStyle Energizing Dry Shampoo

Sum Up: 

The only one here that I really had terrible results with was the L'Oreal one, which was the most disappointing since I loved the scent. I didn't have any real winners here either. I don't feel a strong desire to repurchase any of these unless I really can't find a favorite dry shampoo after all of my tests! I did have the best results with the Batiste with the Herbal Essences coming in a close second. 

I will have Part 2 up in the next 2-3 weeks! I'll be posting a preview of Part 2's contenders on my Instagram in the next few days! 

Happy Saturday! 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Maybelline Fuchsia Fever

Have you ever bought a polish knowing in the back of your mind that it might be mistake? I had this feeling with this Maybelline polish. I don't think it was entirely a mistake, but I kind of had a feeling what I was seeing in the bottle wasn't going to be what I got on my nails. I should of listened to my intuition. I knew what was going on with this one, but I got it anyways.

Fuchsia Fever
Fuchsia Fever is a berry-purple jelly.

Collection: Maybeline Color Show Core

Color: This is one of those fake out bright purples. You can see from the bottle can't you? In the bottle this looked like it would be a bright violet creme. No, this is one of those very sheer weird jelly red-toned purples. In the bottle the polish doesn't look well mixed. I should of known better, well I did know better. I just thought there was at least 1% of it being what I wanted it to be.

Formula: This formula is pretty bad. It's very sheer and very patchy. I used 4 coats above and you can see areas of my nails where it's more bare than others. The formula wasn't bad or hard to apply, it just isn't pigmented at all and uneven.

Price: I paid around $3-$4 for this at Walmart.

Overall: Don't be fooled by this one. It's a mess. It's not what it looks like or what you want it to be. Fake out purple galore.

My Rating: 1 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Way-Cool Mani Wednesday: Aquarius Weaver

I've been really enjoying the metallic flakie polishes from the KBShimmer Summer 2015 collection. I think I've used them in almost every mani I've done for the past 3 weeks! This is one of the recent manis I did using Green Weaver.

Polishes Used: Color Club Age of Aquarius and KBShimmer Green Weaver

I love these polishes together so much. I love how some of the hints of green in Green Weaver match the green shade in Age of Aquarius. These colors really compliment each other well and made for a fun mani. 

Happy Wednesday! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

L.A. Colors Spring Flirt

I think I just found the best nail polish find of 2015. The reason it's a the best find is because of the price which was only $1, the type of polish it is, and the quality. I spotted this little gem at Dollar Tree last week, and I was skeptical. This polish blew me away for $1. I'm very impressed.

Spring Flirt
 Spring Flirt is a baby blue crelly with small and larger hot pink, purple, and sky blue matte glitters.

Collection: L.A. Color Craze Core

Color: This is the type of nail polish color you'd easily pay $8+ for from an indie brand. This is an indie type glitter polish for sure. I love the baby blue crelly base with the playful bright glitters. This is great nail polish as far as color goes. It's fun and very inventive for such low cost brand.

Formula: This is where my skepticism came in. I was convinced this would either be too sheer, really thick, or the glitters would be a pain to get out. This applied like a dream. This wasn't just a average, or even good formula, this formula was excellent. The glitters applied to nail and stayed on the nail with no effort. The formula was smooth, leveled easily, and easy to apply. I used 3 coats here.

Price: $1 at Dollar Tree.

Overall: Go out and get this polish, you will not be disappointed. This is a winning polish all around. The color is great and comparable to indie type polishes. The formula is excellent and better than mainstream polishes of this type and some indies I've tried. The polish is also one freaking dollar. Must have. Awesome, L.A. Colors. I'm impressed.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
Happy Monday!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Blogging Thoughts and Changes


I feel like ever since August I've been in a blogging funk that I couldn't ever really snap out of. I think it was an accumulation of a few things First, my cat got really sick in August and needed life saving surgery. That kicked in my anxiety and depression big time and it took me a good 2 months to mostly snap out of that.

Secondly, I feel I became overwhelmed with nail polish. I used to have swatch-a-thons swatching 20-30 polishes in one go. I couldn't do that anymore. I used to find this relaxing, but now I HATED it. Not only was it time consuming and tiresome it was giving me headaches and the jitters breathing in nail polishes fumes for 7 hours at a time. Also, I couldn't keep up with all the nail polish out there. I can't keep up with all the indie brands, nor can I afford to purchase a ton of indies. It's too hard to be involved in all the indie groups or FB fan pages out there to know what's going on and who has what. Not to mention, there is so much drama with some indie brands I would rather just remain ignorant.

Mainstream brands haven't been peaking my interest lately either as I feel the interest in nail polish in the general public has gone down. Mainstream brands are where I find majority of my nail polish. Mainstream brands are not producing original or fun colors like they did 1-2 years ago. I already have 1,000+ of polish, it's hard for me to find something that sparks my interest these days.

That all being said, I'm probably only buying 15%-25% of what I used to buy. I don't have a ton to blog about. It's not because I do not like nail polish anymore. You wouldn't catch me dead without nail polish on my nails! I love painting my nails still and always have fun picking out colors to wear.

It's just I'm running out of material and when I accumulate 10-15 nail polishes the idea of swatching all of them is daunting. I also do not have the patience for nail art at all, so that's out of the question (sorry!).  I used to have 4-5 posts a week. When I set up a routine, and don't feel I can live up to it I beat myself up over it. I've felt like a failure for the past 10 months because the blogging process I used to have no longer is working for me. What happens? I either overdo it or under do it.  Hence why some weeks I have 5 posts up and others I may only 2. I felt a need to try to keep up my momentum when I had the material while burning myself out in the process and not having the desire to really keep it up.

I really thought about throwing in the towel a few times, the past few weeks especially. The thing is, while swatching may not be my favorite activity, writing and reviewing is what I love. Every time I go to write up a post I'm energized and full of things to say and share with you all. I love that aspect of blogging. I do also know that you can't have a nail blog without swatch pictures. That's when I gog to thinking about how can I re-work my routine to make it work for my lifestyle and interests now.


The first thing I had to come to terms with was that I would not fail as a person and a blogger if I decided to reduce my number of posts per week and set a posting schedule. So, instead of shooting for 5 nail polish posts a week I'm going to shoot for 3. This way I only have to swatch 2-3 polishes a week instead of worrying about doing some enormous number and feel pressure to have posts up all the time.

*2 posts per week will be newer polish reviews
*1 post a week will be either a "Way-Cool Mani Wednesday" or "Throwback Thursday" post

The other issue is my new buying habits. I'm not purchasing the same number of nail polish I was in the past. I'm not going to have constant new material. What I do have is 1,000+ bottles of nail polishes I love who rarely see the light of day anymore. This is where Third Week Throwbacks comes in to play.

*The 3rd week of every month I'll be doing a week of throwback nail polishes. I'll be swatching and reviewing polishes that are 2+ years older. It will be like Throwback Thursday, just extended :). 

Finally, some flexibility. I love reviewing products in general. I'm always trying out new beauty, bath, hair, and so forth products from the drugstore or other stores. Same goes for food items, candles, and other odds and ends. I always have an opinion about them of course. Also sometimes I have some thoughts/opinions on blogging and nail polish topics. I want to share these opinion and thoughts with someone. Why not you guys?

*Saturday and/or Sundays I'll be either posting either reviews of some non-nail polish products or be discussing some blogging/nail polish topic. 

For the fist time in a long time I feel organized, confident, and good about what I'm doing blog wise. I will admit perfectionism was seeping into Imperfectly Painted, and it really caused me to lose my blog mojo. I allow myself to get overwhelmed so easily that's hard for me to sit down, break things down, and come up with a solution.

I found a solution, it took a LONG time, but I did! I want to thank you all for sticking with me. I know I'm not your traditional nail blog. This blog has always been a personal experiment, journey, and escape for me from the stresses of real life. I want to keep my blog this way, and I needed to stop getting in my own way.

Thank you for listening!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Orly Gumdrop

I have another Orly throwback to share with you today. One thing I've noticed since doing my throwback posts is how spoiled I am now with nail polish formulas. I have to thank indies for that. Mainstream polish formulas then and even now are very average to below average especially when it comes to pastels or neons. What's interesting is 5 years ago I would consider these older mainstream formulas and even current ones good, but now they're average to below average. This older Orly pastel really reminded me how thankful I am for amazing indie pastel cremes!

 Gumdrop is a soft aqua/mint creme.

Collection: Orly Sweet Collection Spring 2010

Color: This is a beautiful colors. I like the softness of this color and that is has a touch more blue to it than other mint/aqua shades. I want to say this color was the beginning of the mint green craze back when I started getting into nail polish. The color is a beautiful pastel that isn't stark or too contrasting with my skin tone.

Formula: I don't think this formula is bad. It's really not, but compared to other pastel cremes I have today from KBShimmer and other indies it's lacking. The formula was OK by today's standards. I did find it did not level or smooth out evenly on my nail well. I used 2 coats above.

Price: I'm pretty sure this is part of the core line of Orly. I see it listed on Sally's and Ulta's website. You can also find this on other e-tailers in the $5-$8 range.

Overall: I love the softness and beauty of Gumdrop. It's a fun and perfectly spring-like color. The formula isn't my favorite, but it wasn't bad either. I have definite feelings of nostalgia with this one, but also would be more likely to use a similar color with a better formula.

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

HPB Presents: May Flowers aka My Fail Mani

It's time for another Hobby Polish Bloggers link-up post. This month's theme was May Flowers. Oh joy. This theme really stumped me. I don't do nail art. I don't own a stamper. I don't own nail art supplies. I don't have any nail polish with flower shaped glitter. The past themes I could do some layering or other non overly artsy technique and get away with it. This month's theme was tricky. May flowers is pretty literal.

My first thought was I can get some of those Sally Hansen Salon Nail Polish Strips and create a fun mani using that as an accent nail. I know they had ones with floral designs. I scoured drugstores, Walmart, and Target, and didn't find a single one with a floral design. I know they have them online, but I guess they're not in stores now. I had to resort to using some really shoddy nail stickers. I suck at nail stickers. This mani sucks. May Flowers wasn't my month, but I tried!

Here was my pitiful result.

Polishes Used: Black Cat Lacquer Demeter, Lumina Lacquer Soleil, and Kiss Nail Art stickers.

This is why I should never do nail art, stamping, water decals, or anything of the sort. I have absolutely zero patience to let things dry. I ain't got time for that. I thought my polish was dry when I applied the stickers, but nope. The stickers also never laid flat, so fail there too. This is just a big giant mani fail of the century for me. No more floral themes please! I do like my color scheme though.....

Check out the more beautiful manis from my HPB friends below. They did a spectacular job, unlike myself!


    An InLinkz Link-up

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Indie Coalition for a Cause Supports Equality Now Fundraiser

I have a different post for you today. Something I find very important and valuable in my life is to give back. Every week I volunteer at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. I help provided enrichment activities, socialize, and help adopt out owner relinquished animals. This gives me meaning and purpose and is something I absolutely love to do. One thing I've always wanted was to be able to combine the concept of giving back with nail polish. 

This is where the Indie Coalition for a Cause comes in. I am so excited and grateful to be a part of this group. The Indie Coalition for a Cause is a group of independent nail polish makers and bloggers dedicated to supporting different charities across the globe. Our goal is to hold two fundraisers a year. Each fundraiser will support a different cause. We have decided to raise money for the charity Equality Now for our inaugural fundraiser.

Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that government enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls. Their areas of focus include discrimination in law, sexual violence, female genital mutilation and trafficking. The members of the Indie Coalition for a Cause are in full support of this charity as we both envision a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights.

ICC Equality Now Fundraiser: How YOU Can Help

The wonderful indie makers that are members of the ICC have contributed custom nail polishes made for this specific event to help entice you to donate to this noble cause. Photographed below are the polish prizes, including a few non-custom extras. Donations are to be made to the ICC fundraiser located here in increments of $5 and those that wish to be included in the raffle drawing may enter the rafflecopter below at the end of this blog post. There are two prize packs for this raffle: one large prize and a second smaller one. At the time of this post, there are still a few polish prizes trickling in, so there will be even more for our generous donators!

Please note that this is not like my typical giveaway. In order to be eligible to win, you must visit the Crowdrise page here and donate to the campaign. The rafflecopter is set up such that the larger the donation, the more chances you get to win these beautiful polish prizes.

Alter Ego Nail Enamel
Can't Hide
Swatch courtesy of Adventures in Acetone

Girly Girl


She Shines Top Coat

Black Dahlia Lacquer
Stand Up For Equality
Swatch courtesy of Beautee Luvr

Bergamot Cuticle Oil

Bohemian Polish
(formerly Finger Lickin' Lacquer)
At the Head of the River

Make Equality Reality

Firecracker Lacquer
What Do We Want? EQUALITY!

Nail Gems

Girly Bits Cosmetics


Time for Change

Literary Lacquers
Secret of Joy

Northern Star Polish
Embrace Yourself

Renaissance Cosmetics

Silly Bee's Chickadees
Come Together

Sonoma Nail Art
Equal Work Equal Pay

Strong Women Decals

Prize Pack #1

Prize Pack #2

I personally have donated $15 towards Equality Now on the Crowdrise site. Donations can be made to the ICC Equality Now fundraiser on the Crowdrise page linked here. All donations are handled by Crowdrise so you can rest assured that the money is going to this charity. Don't forget to hold on to your confirmation emails for tax purposes too!

On behalf of the ICC and women everywhere, I would like to thank you for your support! I would also like to personally thank the indie makers that have contributed prizes for this raffle; we couldn't have done it without you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, May 15, 2015

KBShimmer Summer 2015 (9 of 28)

*The following products were provided to me in exchange for my honest review. 

It's KBShimmer Summer 2015 collection release day! This is a massive collection for summer. The entire collection includes 28 nail polishes. I have a handful of them to show you today! I will be breaking this post in 3 sections cremes, glitters/shimmers, and flakies so it's a little more organized review wise!


Bahama Drama
Bahama Drama is a near neon deep peach cream..

Rum Me The Right Way
Rum Me The Right Way is a shocking yellow cream and the perfect swap for nude.

Sarong Place, Sarong Time
Sarong Place, Sarong Time is a vibrant purple cream.

Colors: These are vibrant and pastel like neons. The colors clearly pop and make a statement. These are colors that vary from the traditional neon and stand out in their own right.

Formula: The formulas on these were really nice. I used 2 coats on Bahama Drama and Sarong Place, Sarong Time. These were both easy to apply and I didn't have any trouble. Rum Me The Right Way being a yellow did have some typical yellow nail polish qualities. I did need 3 coats on this and it did have some evening out issues, but it an overall good formula in comparison to other yellows.

Price: These 3 are $7.50 each.


Pink-a Colada 
Pink-a Colada is a cool-toned pink crelly polish with holographic glitters in lime green, light blue & pink.

Alloy Matey!
Alloy Matey! is a blingy silver packed with micro and fine silver holographic glitters.

We Be Jammin'
We Be Jammin' is a bright magenta with blue shimmer and micro holographic sparkle.

Colors: KBShimmer really nails it when it comes to glitters and shimmers. These are perfect for summer and offer something to fit all tastes. I say that every time with KBShimmer because that's the truth! The colors are spot on for summer.

Formula: Excellent formula on all of these. I used 3 coats on each and they all applied easily without any trouble.

Price: These are $8.75 each.


*I really do not have the camera or lighting to photograph flakies how'd I like, so these photos are done underneath a daylight lamp without flash. I wanted to be able to capture the color shift as best as possible!

Take The Punny And Run
Take The Punny And Run is a color shifting metallic flakie shade that travels from fuchsia to lime green with shades of gold and copper between, the most vibrant shifting of the flake polishes.

Green Weaver
Green Weaver is a metallic flakie that shifts from a rosy pink, to an apple green, this shifting shade also shows hints of purple at extreme angles.

Look On The Nightside
Look On The Nightside is a metallic flakie shifting shade goes from a rich green, to a violet purple, offers hints of royal blue.

Colors: Is there really much to say here? Really? Fan-freaking-tastic. These are are stunners. The color shifts in these are prominent. The colors are saturated and vibrant. I love wearing these because no matter the angle or the light you'll get something different. Incredible.

Formula: These are all 3 coat opaque formulas. Applying flakies does take a little bit more patience than regular polish. Since they are irregularly shaped and tend to like to stick together it is a bit more tedious. That being said, I did not find it troublesome to apply these overall.. I did find applying these over a base made this process a bit smoother, but it is not necessary. I did not use a base in these swatches. These do layer nicely as well.

Price: These are $10.75 each.


Overall: I'm blown away with this collection, I love the variety, quality, and fun this collection has. The stand outs here are the flakies for sure. These are absolutely beautiful and to be able to reach opacity in 3 coats is awesome! My favorites from the ones I have tried are Sarong Place, Sarong Time, We Be Jammin', and Green Weaver. I have a bit of an obsession with Green Weaver as it's the second week in a row I've worn it. The flakies I can say wear incredibly well. I've worn Green Weaver 6 days straight without a chip!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters

These were all released today! Check out the KBShimmer site to purchase!

Happy Friday!