Monday, May 4, 2020

May the Fourth Be With You Nails: KBShimmer Beach Break Collection

Happy Monday, dear readers, and more importantly, happy Star Wars day! It's been a few years since I have had my nails ready for May 4th as I've been traveling to New York City for The Makeup Show the past few years. That definitely has not happened this year, and since I was home all weekend, I couldn't resist the urge to get my nail art on and participate in the holiday.

As you've seen mentioned here on the blog, I've been really sick for the past month and a half, and that has kept me from doing some nail swatching. I had received the Beach Break Collection by KBShimmer just as I was getting ill, and it has been sitting unloved for far too long. I really wanted to give my bottles some love and thought they would give a fun spin on my typical Star Wars-inspired nails. Often, my Star Wars nails are on the darker side, and no, I don't mean in support of the Empire! The colours tend to fall on the darker side of the colour spectrum, so this gave me the opportunity to create a look that was brighter and more fitting for this time of year in general. While it's not what I normally would wear for today, I'm actually digging this look!

I used the following KBShimmer shades to create this look:

I also used assorted Star Wars-inspired nail decals from YouPolish and Toadarrific Vinyls. I then topped my nails off with KBShimmer's Free & Clear top coat. It's a little hot here and with my ac going, I had a little bit of bubbling once I added on my top coat. I'm going to have to be more careful in the future as it's only getting hotter around here for the next four months! It's nice having nail art on my fingers again!

Are you doing anything special today to celebrate Star Wars day? I think we're going to watch one of the movies later today when the hubby is home from work and my oldest is done with all his virtual schooling!

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

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  1. I feel like I am the only one not into star wars although my husband keeps trying to turn me into a fan haha! Cute nail art though!

  2. My 9 year old loves saying May the Forth be With You so he'd really appreciate this nail design. KBShimmer polishes are beautiful.

  3. So glad to hear you’re feeling much better 🎉 Very cool mani for the 4th. I am in love with the blue/green polish. Is that one Mermaid in the Shade?

  4. Love the mani. I didn't do anything special even though I love Star Wars.

  5. It's middle child's birthday so it's always a party. I definitely know what you mean about the heat as well - between 90 degree days and working from home, the a/c is being run non-stop and my electric bill shows it. I like how you incorporated so many colors from this recent KBShimmer release!

  6. This mani is so cute, I adore the lightsabers! I did Sith inspired makeup in honor of May the 4th!


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