Friday, May 8, 2015

KBShimmer 2015 Summer Lacquers Swatches and Review

Press Sample


Every time I get an email from KBShimmer about a new collection I get extremely happy and excited!  As one of my favorite indie companies, that never seems to disappoint, I can't wait to try out the newbies!  When I saw the press release for the Summer Collection my excitement level went through the roof!

I don't have the entire collection but I can share nine awesome Summer inspired lacquers.  Let's stop wasting time talking and look at some swatches!

We  Be Jammin - brilliant magenta with a bright blue shimmer and holo sparkle.  Yummy, juicy and gorgeous all came to mind while I was applying this lacquer.  I had flawless application in two coats.

Shell Shock - peachy-tan polish packed with copper, magenta and holo gold glitters.  I immediately thought of a beautiful sandy beach when I applied this lacquer.  The copper and magenta glitters made this a favorite!  I applied two coats and was very satisfied with the results.  The coverage was fantastic!  You can always add a nude or peach base to deepen the color.

Green Weaver - The Flakes - flakes of shade shifting rose and green with hints of purple.  I am typically not a fan of these types of lacquers but I had to try it.  I love the shifting green and pink.  The shades are remarkable!  I applied two coats without a base color.  The flakes are quite thick in the bottle but applied nicely on the nail. I did have a little trouble getting a good, clean cuticle line.  I don't think I would wear this on its own but I can see some really interesting nail art.

 Dust In the Bottle - holo top coat.  Northern Lights and Fairy Dust have some stiff competition with this top coat!  No shaking and amazing coverage in one coat....oh yes!  This is going to get a lot of use.  Shown over In Yacht Water.

In Yacht Water - gorgeous blue cream with a smidgen of aqua.  In the bottle this lacquer was looking a little chalky and I was worried, however that was not the case. I applied two creamy, flawless coats.  The lacquer did dry to an interesting rubber-like finish, which I kind of liked.  I added shine with Clearly On Top.  It is like beautiful, clear seas on your nails!

For Sail By Owner - amazingly, bright lime green.  I am so in love with this crazy bright lacquer!  A perfect color for the Summer, especially a bright pedicure.  This blinding green applied perfectly in two coats.

Bahama Drama - described as a neon peach cream. I would call this bright coral.  My photo is a little washed out.  Expect a deeper coral in person.  I absolutely love this color but the formula was a tad streaky.  I managed to get everything to even out in two coats but I will have to be careful with my application so I don't have to throw on a third coat.

Rum Me the Right Way - eye-searing bright yellow.  For me this was my first KBShimmer disappointment.  The formula with this lacquer was streaky.  I know that this is typical with most yellows so I tend to cross my fingers anytime I try out a new yellow.  I had to apply three coats to cover most of the streaks and I still had some showing.  This problem can be solved by applying it over a white base or covering the streaks with nail art.

Leggo My Mango - yummy, creamsicle orange.  This soft, bright orange is fantastic!  It was a little streaky while I was applying it but it evened out in the end.  I applied two coats.  Love this color!

So what do you think of this selection of the Summer Collection?
Even with the one disappointment, I love it!  I think I will be using these a lot for my Summer manicures.  
Stay tuned for next week when I feature some of these beauties during May's Digit-al Dozen week!

The KBShimmer Summer Collection will be available May 15 at KBShimmer.com, Amazon and select retailers and salons. 

3 comments:

  1. Some fun colors for Summer here. Great swatches of them too.

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  2. These look beautiful on you- especially Shell Shock!

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  3. Gorgeous nails, girl. Green Weaver and Bahama Drama are just the perfect nail paints for every season and event. However, Dust in the bottle would be a perfect party wear.

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