Greetings, dear readers! We are less than four days away from the shop opening of the March Polish Pickup! I always get really excited when the new month rolls around for this very reason! All the indie brands that have participated this month have really knocked it out of the park with their designs, and for today's blog post, I am thrilled to be sharing the offering by KBShimmer! I cannot think of a better introduction to this polish than founder Christy Rose's own words, so I'm going to let her take it away before we get to swatches.....
Some women have a dirty little secret; every night they escape to a world where a handsome rouge lists after their busty figure, and not even a laced up bodice would be still the passion that burned between them. At the end of the day, when that beloved book with racy cover gets placed in the nightstand, the pages worn and dog eared, those women thank Harlequin and Silhouette for the tales of intrigue, romance, and of course lust. Based on the cover of a "body ripper" romance, KBShimmer's If You Want My Bodice is full of lusty goodness.
I'm just going to start off by saying these photos just do not do this sexy polish justice. My camera is apparently something of a prude and shied away from all the colour shifts that were much more apparent in real life. If You Want My Bodice is a sultry shifty polish that starts off in a cool minty teal hue before transitioning over to a deep lavender while in indirect light. Floating amongst the colourful base a flecks of unicorn flakes that shift colours themselves. In brighter, more direct lighting, you can experience the deeper hues of magenta and blue and the micro holo flakes sparkle.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I am definitely in lust with this dazzling shade! Not only is the colour exquisite, the formula is on point. Not too thick or thin, it applies like a dream without any issue. The flakes dispersed nicely across my nails, and I had no issues with them sticking up or clumping. One feature of note is that it does have a strong chemical smell, a characteristic often observed with multichrome nail polishes. It is by no means a deal breaker for me, although you may want to be sure to paint your nails in a well ventilated area.
These photos are shown with two easy coats for opacity plus top coat. Those that have longer nails or tend to pain with very thin coats may find they need to apply three coats for opacity.
If You Want My Bodice is made utilizing KBShimmer's 5-free polish base.
This polish will be available from the Polish Pickup store located here from this Friday, March 2nd through Monday, March 5th. Please note that it can ONLY be purchased from this location and ONLY during this extended weekend window; if you want to add If You Want My Bodice to your collection, be sure to mark the dates on your calendar! It will retail for $10 each, and there is no limit to how many bottles that can be purchased. As always, purchases made through the Polish Pickup are submitted as a pre-order, and orders will ship to customers approximately three weeks after the shop closes and the brand offerings have arrived to Polish Pickup headquarters.
Have you started making your wishlists for the March opening of the Polish Pickup? What are you planning to pick up? I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
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