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.