Wednesday, May 25, 2016

KBShimmer Summer 2016: Partial Collection Swatch and Review

Press Sample

Happy hump day, dear readers! I hope you have been enjoying your week thus far! It has been a painfully slow one around here filled with so much activity that it feels like a Friday. Yep, nothing will ruin your Friday like discovering it is Wednesday! Thankfully the rest of the week should be pretty low key around here, and then there is the three day weekend. I have a nap planned.....and nothing else! Ha! I'm starting to ramble so I better jump on in to today's post.

It's been pretty hot around here already with the mercury rising as the week progresses; what could be better to share than a summer polish collection! I had the pleasure of swatching a few shades from the upcoming Summer 2016 collection by KBShimmer. Christy certainly has a knack for putting out gorgeous shades with deliciously pun-y names; this collection does not disappoint! Let's check out the ones I swatched!

Don't Play Koi
3 coats plus KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat

The softer side of summer, this muted white crelly has accents of coral, aqua and grey hex glitters. 2-3 Coats Recommended 

I'm just going to jump right on in with one of my favorites from the collection. While I normally tend to shy away from white crellies as they often look so harsh against my skin tone, it was love at first stroke with Don't Play Koi. Aqua and coral are some of my favorite shades so a polish that includes them together has to be a winner! The formula was fantastic- the polish applied beautifully and the glitters spread nicely over my nails.

Good Reef!
3 coats plus KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat

That perfect summer, accent your tan color, Good Reef! is a stunning light peachy coral color with blue shimmer that pops in certain lights. 2-3 Coats Recommended

Good Reef! is another winner from this collection. I was already sold on this shade from the sexy peachy coral with flashes of blue shimmer, but as a huge fan of all things Peanuts, the name is an added bonus. This is a little on the sheerer side, but three coats covered any visible nail line flawlessly.

Playing With The Buoys
2 coats plus KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat

A soft, green mint with blue undertones, this cream color covers perfectly in 2 coats.

As a mom with two little men at home, I certainly spend a lot of time playing with my buoys! Ha! I find a lot of mint shades tend to be too bright on me, so I am thrilled to see this slightly muted version in this collection. It is a gorgeous colour and the formula is so smooth and, well, creamy!

Mai Tai One On
3 coats plus KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat

A lemonade yellow, this shimmery color has glints of yellow gold and soft green. 2-3 Coats Recommended

This may come as a surprise to you, but Mai Tai One On is arguably my favorite shade from this collection. While I don't normally consider myself a fan of yellow, I cannot get over just how happy this vibrant polish made me feel. If this sunny shade can't turn a frown upside down, nothing will! The formula was on point, and application was a breeze with three thin coats.

How Low Can You Flamingo?
2 coats plus KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat

A steaming hot pink, this near neon shade will make you wish it was summer all year long. 2 Coats Recommended 

Wowza! This shade is HOT! I don't know if this is something I'd wear year-round, but this is definitely a colour I love on my toes over the summer. I suspect this will be on my toes when I go to Las Vegas this summer! The formula was fantastic, and I have no issues to report. 

Suit The Breeze
3 coats plus KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat

This periwinkle blue color pops with shimmery pink and violet micro flakes, for a unique summer shade to make your pedicure pop! 2 Coats Recommended 

While I'm normally not drawn to periwinkle shades, I am smitten with this combination with the microflakes! This polish is stunning, and I am happy to report the formula is impeccable!

The KBShimmer Summer 2016 Collection launches on June 1st. Each polish will retail for $9.25 each at KBShimmer.comAmazon.com, and select salons and retailers. For sales outside the U.S., visit www.HarlowandCo.org.

I am blown away with how much I love these shades, including those that I tend to shy away from. The formulas for those that I've tried were absolute perfection, and I am certainly looking forward to the launch!

What shades are on your wish list? I'd also love to hear your favorites from older KBShimmer collections!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!













16 comments:

  1. Mai Tai One On is so pretty! I'm not always a yellow fan, but I think I need this.

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  2. Im not sure if this week is going fast or slow lol. Suit The Breeze is a super pretty shade. X

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  3. They are all pretty! I love KBShimmer and my favorite is Low and Be Bold!.

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  4. I'm definitely thinking of picking up Don't Be Koi.... I can't stop thinking about it!

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  5. UGH! I need Don't Play Koi immediately! All of these look so good on you!

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  6. Don't Play Koi is AWESOME.

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  7. I definitely need those shimmers and cremes!

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  8. I love that she included a yellow!!

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  9. Great swatches! These are all gorgeous!

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  10. Koi is perfection!! Your swatches kill me.

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  11. How Low Can You Flamingo? is a shade I would wear all summer long!

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  12. I think I loved suit the breeze most in this collection

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  13. I think I loved suit the breeze most in this collection

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  14. Is there any texture to Mai Tai and Suit The Breeze? Is there any glitter as in a pain to remove or are they smooth? They all look great on you btw. Would you say the Breeze is more like a periwinkle or a blue? I have Periwinkle in Time & I don't think there's enough lavender tones to it. Your swatch looks a little more violet leaning, which is what I want. It's very pretty.

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  15. Is there any texture to Mai Tai and Suit The Breeze? Is there any glitter as in a pain to remove or are they smooth? They all look great on you btw. Would you say the Breeze is more like a periwinkle or a blue? I have Periwinkle in Time & I don't think there's enough lavender tones to it. Your swatch looks a little more violet leaning, which is what I want. It's very pretty.

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  16. Mai tai one on is perfection!

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