Saturday, May 28, 2016

HPB Presents Nail Art featuring KBShimmer

Happy Saturday, dear readers! I've been trying to finalize this post all day, but I'm just not feeling quite like myself today. I ended up taking a 2 hour nap today (WOWZA!) and then a shorter 30 minute nap. I never nap like this so we'll see if this means I'm getting sick or if I needed more rest than I realized. Let's get to today's post!

In a previous post, I shared swatches of some of the shades from the KBShimmer upcoming Summer 2016 Collection. I fell in love with Don't Play Koi, and it inspired some simple nail art using older KBShimmer shades that matched perfectly. It is actually perfect timing because I really wanted to participate in this month's Hobby Polish Blogger's May link-up, but I wasn't coming up with my own nail art look. Thankfully this one hit me in time! If you're not familiar with Hobby Polish Bloggers, let me fill you in! It is a group on Facebook filled with several bloggers, and we use the group to ask questions, opinions, and plan link-ups among other things. It's a great place to be whether you're starting out with blogging or have been at it for a while, and I encourage you to join here if this appeals to you. For May, the prompt is Neutrals & Neons, and I enjoyed creating this look. Check it out!
I've been wanting to do more nail art using stripes and dots, and I just had to put the two ideas together for this manicure! I started off with Don't Play Koi and How You Dune? and You're So Shellfish as my base shades. I then added stripes and dots with How You Dune? and You're So Shellfish. It is a very simple look that is easy to create, but this combination is fantastic. Of course my free-hand striping needs a little bit of work. Yikes! Maybe I need to just stick to using vinyls!

KBShimmer shades How You Dune? and You're So Shellfish are already available for purchase at, and select salons and retailers. For sales outside the U.S., visit Don't Play Koi is part of the summer collection that launches June 1st; that's this upcoming Wednesday!

What do you think of this prompt and my interpretation? I'd love to hear from you! Also, please check out the other nail art looks created by my fellow Hobby Polish Bloggers linked below!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful weekend!


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