Monday, September 3, 2018

KBShimmer for September Polish Pickup: The One Soul

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The September Polish Pickup will be opening once again, and with the theme of Horror Movies, I am positively giddy to pick up lots of beauties! Horror is my favorite film genre, and the indie nail polish brands participating this month have really stepped up to create some incredible lacquers. I previously shared the offering by Ellagee, and for today's post, I have The One Soul by KBShimmer to share with you. Let's jump in!


From Christy, the creative mastermind behind the brand:


For me, Constantine is the type of horror movie I love.  No jumping out, no bloody axes, but lots of demons, and good guys battling for our souls.  Constantine is plagued with the ability to see what is beyond the earth, into hell and see the half-demons and half-angels that are all around.  The problem?  Full-fledged demons are trying to break into earth along with the son of Lucifer.  Constantine is of course our hero trying to prevent this abomination from coming through.  The One True Soul, our September PPU shade is a nod to the only goad Lucifer himself would come to collection, Constantine.  This very collection scene, with its shades of light green playing against the dark shadows, sets the stage for the movies climax perfectly. To pay homage to The One Soul, we started with a hauntingly muted mint green base that leans blue-gray.  We then added a hint of sparkle, and sparks of shimmery turquoise color.  Because we had to give a nod to the horror aspect of the film, this shade is thermal, shifting to a deep midnight to near black depending on how cold your hands are.


I often have mixed feeling about thermal nail polishes. Far too often, I like one colour shift but the other, and in most cases, I prefer the cool state. Given that I tend to run warm, I rarely get to enjoy the cool state unless my nails happen to be particularly long. When it comes to The One Soul, I actually love both versions, so whether my hands are at their normal warm state or colder than usual, I can love every moment of my manicure!


These proceeding set of photos show my hands with The One Soul in their normal warm state. Since I've let my nails grow out, the tips are far enough away to show some of the colour change.


In true KBShimmer fashion, The One Soul has a fantastically smooth formula. The application is so easy, it practically applies itself!


For this next set of pictures, I dipped my nails into ice water. This way my nails were cold just long enough for me to get photos in the cold state.




I used three coats of polish plus Clearly On Top top coat, also by KBShimmer, for these swatch photos. Two coats might have been enough for me, but with the colour changing as I was applying, it was difficult to tell if two coats was enough or if the third was even necessary. This is totally a user issue, but I can't be the only one that finds thermal polish application to be a little deceiving!


The One Soul with be available for purchase on the Polish Pickup website from September 7th through the 10th only. It will retail for $11 per bottle, and there is no limit on the number of bottles that will be made available for purchase.


If you chose to purchase this polish, please note that it will need to sit at room temperature for 12-24 hours after receipt to let the thermal powder recalibrate and best show the shift. Thermal polishes have a shelf life of 6-12 months, and thermals can lose their ability to change colours after that time.


The Polish Pickup is monthly shopping experience with a new theme each month selected by fans via vote on the Polish Pickup website. Indie nail polish brands then create a nail polish with their own specific inspiration that fits the theme and made available for purchase on Polish Pickup. Customers are invited to visit the website during the shop opening and purchase as many or as few items as they wish. Once the shop closes, the final tallies are send to makers and polishes are sent to Polish Pickup headquarters. Approximately three weeks after the closing of each shop, orders are shipped to customers.


Be sure to get those shopping lists together for Friday's opening! The One Souls is gorgeous and certainly something you will want to add to your wishlists!

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


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18 comments

  1. This light/dark blue combination is pretty, it'll be great for wintertime

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    1. I didn't even think about it, but you are so right about that!

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  2. While I love blues in generally, the cold state is amazing! The pops of blue and purple shimmer is just stunning!

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    1. I do too! It's so dark and brooding which I love when it gets colder!

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  3. Fun thermal! I'm totally not a horror movie junkie, but some of these polishes for this month are calling to me. :) But not in a scary movie type way. HAHA

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    1. Hahahaha! The indie brands aways nail the theme no matter what it is!

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  4. This is a good looking thermal, both colors go well together!

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  5. I need to really try thermals. I'm so late to the party

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    1. Thermals are a lot of fun! The down side is the short lifespan so you have to enjoy it while you can!

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  6. What a great thermal change! I love it!

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  7. What an incredible thermal transition!

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    1. It's definitely one of my top colour transitions!

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  8. I love these two colors together but I hate that thermals have a short shelf life in terms of polish life.

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    1. I know, that's the only real drawback to them. I'll be a little sad when this one eventually stops transitioning.

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  9. Your macro is gorgeous. The pink shimmer is awesome

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    1. Thank you! The shimmers really add that extra "wow" factor!

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