Friday, April 24, 2020

Get in Summer Mode with KBShimmer's Candy Land Inspired Items for the May Polish Pickup

Greetings, dear readers, and happy Friday! It has been an exhausting week and I am so glad I get to take a break when the hubby gets home from work today. I wish I was able to follow the schedule I had initially created for the kids, but most days I've just had to wing it. There is more non-educational screen time in my house than I would like, but I'm considering it a necessary evil for the time being. We're all doing the best we can to get through the days right now, and today's blog post features a little self care I've enjoyed. Let's jump in!

Press Sample

April is FINALLY coming to an end, and that means the May Polish Pickup is right around the corner! Opening next Friday, May 1st, the winning theme for May is Candy Land, and the brands are here to deliver some incredible creations. I had the pleasure of swatching and trying out the upcoming offerings by KBShimmer; I love them both and you're definitely going to want to get your hands on these! First up, the nail polish!

Fruit Slices, Yummy Yummy

Christy from KBShimmer had the following to say about this polish:

I love the type of gummy candy that is slightly firm, brightly colored and covered in crunchy sugar crystals. Especially fruit slices, yummy, yummy! Give me all the lime, cherry, orange, and other fruit-flavored treats, please! Maybe it's because I remember candy dishes full of them as a child, or the fact that just saying "fruit slices" immediately brings to mind that awful but catchy song about fruit salad that makes me want to wiggle.

Fruit Slices, Yummy Yummy is a bright, coral-colored jelly polish accented by color-shifting flakes. These flakes shift from a fiery orange to lemon yellow and lime green. This coral shade can lean more pink or orange depending on the lighting, complementing many skin tones. Micro holographic flakes add a hint of sparkle to this juicy shade.

I love coral hues and gravitate towards them once the weather warms up and I'm looking to the days of frolicking in the pool. Fruit Slices, Yummy Yummy pulls a little more pink on me, making it my ideal kind of coral. I've become very particular about flake-filled polishes, and I am happy to report that those in this polish complement the base hue beautifully. I had full coverage with two easy coats although I did have to either push the occasional flake back onto my nail or pull one off as they extended beyond my nail length. Thus is the nature of the flakie beast, so if you already wear flake-filled nail polishes often, you're already familiar with this little dance. I topped off my nails with KBShimmer's Clearly On Top top coat for this photos. 

Retail: $10, no cap on the number of bottles available for purchase.

KBShimmer will also be offering their fabulous sugar scrub in a new, exclusive scent!

Spun Sugar Sugar Scrub

This is what Christy had to say about the inspiration for her scrub scent:

On hot summer days, families loaded up their cares and headed to the State Fair for food, fun, and festivities. In the air, the aromas of fried food, milkshakes, and caramel ready to cover fresh apples made your taste buds water. Screams from kids whizzing around on rides that thrilled were made even better when accompanied by school friends and bellies full of cotton candy and fresh-squeezed lemonade, making the State Fair the best event to cap off summer.

Spun Sugar Hand & Body Scrub evokes memories of those sweet summer days at the fair. This scent starts with sugary notes of raspberry cotton candy and tart lemon and is anchored together with undertones of musk and caramel. Don't let the name fool you, this is no fluffy scent. Deep and complex, Spun Sugar will make strangers stop and ask what you are wearing! If you love KBShimmer's Pink Sugar scent, this is an updates version you are sure to love!

My jar got a little melted in the hot Arizona heat getting to me, but you can still see the beautiful pastel rainbow in the jar. I'm a fan of KBShimmer's sugar scrubs for on my hands, and I especially love to use them on the tiny bumps that form on the back of my arms. I generally use mine about twice a week, and the result is smooth skin with a light scent. As for the scent of Spun Sugar, I'm liking it quite a bit. Not too heavily fragranced for my sensitive nose, it is a little warmer than I would expected for "spun sugar". That being said, I really like the warmth of this scent and am happy to have it in my sugar scrub rotation!

Retail: $10, no cap on the number of jars available for purchase.

KBShimmer really nailed it with May's Candy Land theme! Between the bright, happy coral hue on my nails and a sugar scrub scent that has me eager for the hot summer days, I'm not sure which of these products I like more!

The May Polish Pickup will be opening Friday, May 1st and close Monday, May 4th. Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar as this is the only time you will be able to purchase these exclusive items. Please note that orders are submitted as a preorder and to allow up to three weeks for order shipping. I have been purchasing from the Polish Pickup since it first opened, and it is always well worth the wait!

After you get your orders submitted, jump on over to the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook page and vote for your favorite theme for a future month!

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

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  1. I love the melon color — it’s perfect for spring!!

  2. Such a summer vibe from the inspo description! I love it.

  3. I always like KBShimmer's selections during PPU. I am ready for a new sugar scrub and this sounds delicious.

  4. Coral is my favorite spring/summer shade for my nails and lips!

  5. That polish is just LOVELY! And the scrub sounds great!

  6. KBShimmer back with the killer corals! The sugar scrub sounds amazing. I have always shied away from them because of smells but I need to just dive in.


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