Wednesday, July 26, 2017

KBShimmer: Summer Vacation Collection

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Greetings, dear readers, and happy hump day! This week feels like it is flying by at record speed, so I hope you are enjoying your summer while you still can!

Speaking of summer, KBShimmer will be launching the new Summer Vacation Collection at the end of the week so you'll have something spectacular to be sporting on your fingers and toes! This collection consists of eight polishes that will keep you beach ready and add a little nostalgia for the summers of our youth. All eight polishes feature KBShimmer's innovative glow flake finish and a colourful shimmer that will turn heads and keep you staring at your fingertips all summer long! Let's get a closer look at this fabulous shades!

Flock This Way

A raspberry pink shade with glowing holo flakes and a sizzling copper shimmer for a color that morphs into a deeper pink and coral in different lighting. Your tips and toes will never be more summer ready than in this flocking shade.

I would say something along the lines of "wow, what a great way to start this post!", but in truth, all the shades in this collection are fantastic and would have had the same reaction from me! This applied really easily for me as the formula was the perfect consistency. Shown with two coats plus top coat.

Shady Beaches

The sand, the sun, the self-tanner mistakes, ah summer in collage was so much fun! A coppery orange shade, with our glowing holo flakes and rose gold shimmer, ready for any beach.

This colour is beautiful, but it is the name that I may actually love the most. If you're not too sure about wearing orange polishes, Shady Beaches is a great option since it falls more into the orangey-peach spectrum but is still appealing to orange fans. I used two easy coats plus top coat for these photos.

Squeeze The Day

Squeeze The Day is a juicy yellow color inspired by pitchers of shocking yellow drinks. We amped up this lemony shade with an orange leaning copper shimmer, and holo glow flakes completes this fresh squeezed look.

While I'm not overall  huge fan of yellow polishes, I am losing my mind over Squeeze The Day! I wasn't too sure I would like yellow in this particular finish, and I am happy to report I was so wrong about my initial thought! This applied easily for me with two coats needed for opacity. I also added top coat for these photos.

Kiwi Real

There are days when you just crave those sweet summer salads filled with oranges, strawberries, kiwis and green apples. This juicy kiwi color shade is almost as refreshing as a fruit salad on a hot day. We filled this color with holo glow flakes. We added a pop of grass green colored shimmer for a really refreshing summer shade.

I have become obsessed with Kiwi Real in particular since receiving my swatch package! This colour is fabulous and so summery, and I can't seem to get enough of it! I have it shown here with two coats plus top coat.

No Wave!

Our nod to summer days spent in pools starts with a deep teal leaning turquoise base. We then loaded this polish with holo glow flakes and blue shimmer, for a splash worthy shade.

A summer collection just never seems quite complete without a bright shade of blue! Turquoise shades are certainly some of my favorites, particularly over the summer, so No Wave! is another favorite for me from this collection. I have it show here with two easy coats plus top coat.

Hashtag You're It!

A brilliant indigo leaning grape, this purple polish is accented by holo glow flakes and a duochrome shimmer that flips from an inky blue to a deep purple. Hashtag your posts, this is one polish you will want everyone to see!

While this polish would have been lovely anyway, it is the additional duochrome shimmer that really ups the WOW factor! While I don't normally gravitate towards indigo shades, I'm definitely enjoying this beauty! I have it show here with two coats plus top coat.

Berry Chill

An orchid colored polish with holo glow flakes and accented with a violet shimmer for a hue so vibrant, you will want to wear your sandals year round!

Berry Chill is another lovely shade in this collection, and I'm actually quite happy the weather is nice enough in Northern California that I do get to wear sandals a large portion of the year. I'm definitely going to be sporting this baby on my toes this summer and beyond! The formula was fabulous and swatches are shown here with two coats plus top coat.

I'm Onyx

Filled with holo glow flakes, this onyx black polish features a color shifting shimmer of blue and purple that dances like lights in the sky, while the flakes emulate the stars that sparkle. This polish is our proof that there is beauty even in the dark.

If I were forced to choose a single favorite from this collection, I'm Onyx would be it. As much as I enjoy my brighter shades for the summer, there is just something so mysterious about this dark shade that keeps pulling me in and won't let me look away. Like the rest of the polishes in this collection, the formula was perfection, and these photos are shown with two coats plus top coat.

The KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection will release July 28th at,, and at select salons and retailers.

While I normally love when polish collections incorporate a variety of shades and finishes, I adore the look of KBShimmer's holo glow flake finish and am delighted to see a full rainbow of shades being offered with this captivating finish! While the finish is relatively new to the brand, KBShimmer has quickly become known for the holo glow flake look, and having a full collection of shades only solidifies it even further. These are exquisite polishes, and I'm sure they'll be grabbing everyone's attention at the beach!

Are there any shades in particular from this collection that are grabbing your attention? What polishes are you planning to pick up at the launch? Are you all about the bright shades or are you loving I'm Onyx too? I'd love to hear from you!

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

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  1. This entire collection is beautiful. I 100% need Kiwi Real.

  2. THis collection is really bright. It also goes nicely with your background on the blog!

  3. This collection is so bright, juicy and sparkly. Perfect to refresh you in the dog days of summer.

  4. Such bright, summery colours!

  5. I'm so excited for this collection! I'm Onyx and Berry Chill have my names on them!

  6. I just love the shimmers in these polishes. I love this collection!

  7. I love Shady Beaches. I know it looks blander than the rest - BUT you can just about get away with it at work!

  8. This collection is sooooo fabulous!

  9. KBShimmer has the prettiest collections!

  10. OMG!! Shady Beaches has my name written all over it!


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