KBShimmer Men Are From Mars-ala




Can you believe that there is about a week and a half left before we enter 2015? I’m kind of blown away by this because I feel like I’m in such a different place than I was a year ago–in a good way for the most part. But, I’ll leave that self-reflection for another post, maybe my last post of the year after I’ve had a few margaritas. Ooohhh….dangerous combination. One of the things I look forward to is the unveiling of the Pantone Color of the year. Having worked in the paint industry for a bit, I learned to love color and all the different trends that affect how products are marketed. As you may know, Marsala is the 2015 color of the year and I actually quite like it. I heard make people complaining about it and how it’s a grandma color and plain ugly. I love the earthiness of the color, and I think it suits my skin tone quite well. I knew that there would be plenty of polishes coming out with Marsala as the main inspiration and to day I have one of the first ones I have seen: KBShimmer Men Are From Mars-ala.

KBShimmer Men Are From Mars-ala 1KBShimmer Men Are From Mars-ala 2Look, you already know what I’m going to say because we’re talking about KBShimmer here. This polish is absolutely gorgeous. The formula is buttery and opaque at two coats. While it doesn’t look super holographic here, it does look amazing in the sun. Good job, KBShimmer…you never disappoint.

Men Are From Mars-ala vs Deja Brew 1My friend Amy asked me how Men Are From Mars-ala compared to Deja Brew so I decided to do a little comparison for her.

Men Are From Mars-ala vs Deja Brew 2Men Are From Mars-ala vs Deja Brew 3Totally different! I should have included Rust No One, but that one is also not similar as it is much more red/orange.

So what do you think about this polish? What are your thoughts on the color of the year? If you’re interested in picking up this beauty, it will be available on www.KBShimmer.com for $8.75 on January 1st. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

19 thoughts on “KBShimmer Men Are From Mars-ala

  1. Amy
    22 December, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Thank you for doing the comparison. I thinks they look stunning on you. Maybe you should do a gradient with all 3 of them. Ideas!!!
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    1. 22 December, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Challenge accepted. I need to get my ass in gear and figure out how to do a good water marble, though…it’s killing me inside.

  2. 22 December, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Great post! I think the color of the year is ugly but THIS interpretation makes it SO lustworthy:). Thanks for sharing xoxoxo

    1. 22 December, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      I’m glad you like it here! 🙂 KBShimmer never lets us down.

  3. 22 December, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Both are lovely colors.
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    1. 22 December, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Yes, they are! 🙂

  4. Storm
    22 December, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Okay so I definitely want the Men are From Mars-ala.
    Omg, and with some silver/ white stamps I’d be in loooooooooooove.

    1. 22 December, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      Oh, heck yes! Maybe I’ll use it as my base for my next stamping saturdays!

  5. Leah
    23 December, 2014 at 2:37 am

    They’re both absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait till the day I can try kb shimmmer, I always see n hear great things about the polish. Merry xmas, luv ur blog!

    1. 24 December, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Thank you, Leah! <3

  6. 23 December, 2014 at 7:27 am

    I love this color of the year, I don’t think it’s ugly at all! And KBShimmer did a great take on it!

    P.S. I totally challenge you to drink margaritas and do a reflection post. 😛
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    1. 24 December, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Challenge accepted. LOL

  7. rei
    23 December, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I have to admit I wasn’t too into the new Pantone color but mannnn of course KBShimmer makes me want it!
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    1. 24 December, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Of course! They always spin their magic and make us want all the polishes.

  8. 23 December, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I still love this! Very pretty!
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    1. 24 December, 2014 at 10:51 am

      KBShimmer definitely never disappoints.

  9. Clare
    24 December, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Love this color! So much for low buy resolution! Perhaps that will have to start on January 2nd!

    1. 24 December, 2014 at 10:51 am

      Sounds good to me! lol I am gearing up to really stick to my no-buy but it’s so hard!

  10. 9 January, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Oh man I love it so much!!

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