KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs August 2017

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs August 2017

Hey guys. I hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend. Mine was pretty chill so that makes me feel more relaxed and ready to tackle the week. Today I am going to show you three new polishes that were created by KBShimmer for the Hella Holo Customs group on Facebook. As you may recall, KBShimmer was one of the guest makers back in February 2017 and I’m so glad that they are being featured again! You can see my swatches for the February polishes here. Let me show you my swatches and then I will give you my thoughts on each. I have included the description provided by KBShimmer as well. On to the swatches!

Hella Holo Customs KBShimmer That Goes Without Cyan

Hella Holo Customs KBShimmer That Goes Without Cyan

Hella Holo Customs KBShimmer That Goes Without Cyan

KBShimmer That Goes Without Cyan

“A perfect morning starts with a vibrant sun rising up to fill the turquoise blue sky with its glowing copper gold hue. This sun and sky inspired linear holo polish takes inspiration from the vibrant blue skies. An aqua leaning blue color, we accented this strong linear holo with bits of copper and gold for a sparkle even in low lighting.”

 

Hella Holo Customs KBShimmer One Holo-of a Storm

Hella Holo Customs KBShimmer One Holo-of a Storm

Hella Holo Customs KBShimmer One Holo-of a Storm

KBShimmer One Holo-of a Storm

“A storm off in the horizon, the flash of lightening and setting sun fill the sky with deep dues of cobalt, periwinkle, pinks and fuchsia while reflecting natures artwork in the water below. This photo of the stormy seas has inspired our August Hello Holo custom polish. A periwinkle leaning blue polish, this holographic shade sparkles with holo glitters. At the right angles, a pink shimmery flake with blue shifts pops through for a vibrant polish your tips and toes will love. If you like our Mega Flame finish, this shimmery cousin to that collection is perfect for you!”

 

Hella Holo Customs KBShimmer Pinking of Paradise

Hella Holo Customs KBShimmer Pinking of Paradise

Hella Holo Customs KBShimmer Pinking of Paradise

KBShimmer Pinking of Paradise

“A setting sun softly tints the clouds a cotton candy pink, while crashing waves in a tropical aqua hue lap against pink sand. This photo of paradise has inspired our August Hella Holo custom polish. A softly tinted pink polish features our holo glow flakes. These flakes have a unique holo glow to them in bright lights, while in softer lighting, a turquoise shimmer pops out to say hello. This polish is sheer enough in one coat to layer over your favorite pink cream, but is best in 2-3 coats alone. If you loved our Polish Con exclusive, We Make Your Dreams Come Blue, you will not want to miss this sister shade!”

As usual, I had no problems with these gorgeous polishes.That Goes Without Cyan was perfectly opaque at two coats and you may even be able to get away with one if you apply a generous coat. There was no staining despite the saturated color and removal was a breeze. One Holo-of a Storm had a nice consistency and I found it very easy to apply. This polish will look best with two coasts as it can appear a little sheer at the first coat. As with any polish with glittery components, expect the glitter to get on your skin if you rub it around. I tend to apply cotton saturated with acetone and let that do most of the work before swiping off the polish. Lastly, Pinking of Paradise is the most sheer polish of the trio. This polish surprised me because of how sheer it looked after the first coat, but it was perfectly opaque after a generous second coat. This one is actually my favorite of the three because that silvery blue glow that appears just makes it look so unique! Again, as with any polish with glitter, expect having to use acetone and a little bit of elbow grease to remove.

If your are interested in purchasing any of these beauties, you must be a member of the Hella Holo Customs group; you can join by clicking here. Membership will be verified so make sure to join if you want to purchase and receive these polishes. You are able to purchase these directly at kbshimmer.com for $10 each.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

Be my polish friend! Follow me!

Instagram

Facebook

 

Disclosure: These products were provided to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Hella Holo Customs Hella Holo Customs

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection

Hello! Remember me? Once upon a time I posted more than once every other year. *Le sigh* For once, I do actually have an excuse because I was majorly sidelined by illness. After a week long hospital stay, I’ve been trying to take it easy. Of course I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to swatch the KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection for you guys because you know how I love me some KBShimmer. The only thing that sucks is that my nails are just not growing–I attribute it to my recent illness so I hope that they start growing again soon. I swatched these polishes in direct sunlight which unfortunately makes my skin look hella greasy. I hope that I can start using my usual light box in the near future, but for now, let’s take a look at these beautiful shades!

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Flock This Way

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Flock This Way

KBShimmer Flock This Way

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Shady Beaches

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Shady Beaches

KBShimmer Shady Beaches

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Squeeze The Day

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Squeeze The Day

KBShimmer Squeeze The Day

KBShimmer Summer Collection Kiwi Real

KBShimmer Summer Collection Kiwi Real

KBShimmer Kiwi Real

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection No Wave!

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection No Wave!

KBShimmer No Wave! 

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Hashtag You're It

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Hashtag You're It

KBShimmer Hashtag You’re It

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Berry Chill

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection Berry Chill

KBShimmer Berry Chill

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection I'm Onyx

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection I'm Onyx

KBShimmer I’m Onyx

I was extremely excited to see this collection roll out because I absolutely loved We Make Your Dreams Come Blue and these polishes have that same holo-y flake finish. I love how gorgeous the colors are–juicy and vibrant. I do want to tell you that the formula is a little jelly-esque so it can be a little sheer. I applied 3 thin coats of each polish to make them perfectly opaque. It’s also a good idea to give each coat a few minutes to dry before applying the next because I noticed that I created some bald spots in places but I tend to be a little heavy handed with the pressure I apply with the brush. Overall, I really love this collection! I never thought I’d say that my favorite is the darkest color I’m Onyx because I tend to prefer bright colors, but this polish is just so gorgeous! You really can’t lose with any of these!

If you’re interested in picking up any of these delicious polishes from the KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection, this collection will launch on 7/28/2017. These polishes can be purchased online at kbshimmer.com and at the following retailers: Color4Nails, Live Love Polish, Harlow & Co and Amazon. Do you have any favorites from this collection? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

Be my polish friend! Follow me!

Instagram

Facebook

 

Disclosure: These products were provided to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection

 

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Summer 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Summer 2017

Before I even start right now I’m going to say something: I AM SORRY FOR THE CRAPPY PICTURES. You have no idea what a mess this swatch session turned out to be. First of all, my skin looks oily AF and I decided to swatch in full sunlight. If that wasn’t enough, I also made the brilliant (yes, sarcasm) decision to use a crazy holo background which did some flashback onto my pictures. Ugh, this whole thing was a big fat NOPE. It’s been a long time since I cringed when looking at my swatches, so please forgive me because I have learned my lesson. Before I ramble on too long, let me show you my swatches of the Zoya Wanderlust Collection for Summer 2017.

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Etsy

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Etsy

Zoya Etsy

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Byrdie

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Byrdie

Zoya Byrdie

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Lois

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Lois

Zoya Lois

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Sonja

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Sonja

Zoya Sonja

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Cora

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Cora

Zoya Cora

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Sawyer

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Sawyer

Zoya Sawyer

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Arbor

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Arbor

Zoya Arbor

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Journey

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Journey

Zoya Journey

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Mandy

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Mandy

Zoya Mandy

Zoya Wanderlust Collection River

Zoya Wanderlust Collection River

Zoya River

The more I look at these pictures the worse I feel about them. I guess I could have just re-swatched everything but….ain’t nobody got time for that. Besides the horrible swatches, my package suffered two casualties. Two of the polishes broke during transit and they drenched most of the other polish bottles. It took me forever to clean them up. See? Everything just started out on the wrong foot.

The sadness is real.😭😭😭

A post shared by Cynthia (@oflifeandlacquer) on

Despite all of my swatching drama and bad pictures, I did like this collection for Summer. I did not have any significant formula issues to speak of. I am a little heavy handed with my polish application as of late so for all my swatches I used two generous coats of polish and 1 coat of glossy top coat. This collection screams fun juicy Summer colors to me, but I do feel like it’s so similar to the Summer collections that Zoya tends to put out. That’s not a bad thing, but you know you probably already have close dupes. If you’re interested in picking up any of these shades, they can be purchased on zoya.com where they retail for $10.00 each.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

Be my polish friend! Follow me!

Instagram

Facebook

Disclosure: These products were provided to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Zoya Wanderlust Collection

Zoya Wanderlust Collection

Zoya Charming Collection Spring 2017

Zoya Charming Collection Spring 2017

Zomg, can you say tardy to the party? I knew I was way behind on all my swatching and posting, but I just realized that I had this collection just sitting in my drafts folder like “HELLO, WHY HAVEN’T YOU POSTED ME?!” I guess better late than never! Later this week I will also have my review of the Summer collection, but for today let’s proceed with the Zoya Charming Collection for Spring 2017.

Zoya Charming Collection Millie

Zoya Charming Collection Millie

Zoya Millie

Zoya Charming Collection Tina.Zoya Charming Collection Tina

Zoya Tina

Zoya Charming Collection Abby

Zoya Charming Collection Abby

Zoya Abby

Zoya Charming Collection Jordan

Zoya Charming Collection Jordan

Zoya Jordan

Zoya Charming Collection Amira

Zoya Charming Collection Amira

Zoya Amira

Zoya Charming Collection Lacey

Zoya Charming Collection Lacey

Zoya Lacey

I know you have seen a million and a half swatches of this collection so it’s not like I’m sharing anything new with you. Zoya does cremes exceptionally well and the ones here are no exception. The cremes applied well: I applied two coats of polish and one of of top coat for my swatches. For me, the stand outs were Amira and Lacey because of the beautiful finish and soft/dusty tones. I know a lot of people were kinda disappointed with these shades but I actually really love them. I felt that the application on these was a little sheer so I ended up using 3 coats to make sure they were even and perfectly opaque. Despite this, me likey a lot. Other than that, the collection was nice–nothing groundbreaking. How did you feel about this collection overall? Did you end up picking up any of these shades? If so, which were your favorites? If you’re interested in picking up any of these shades, they can still be found on zoya.com where they retail for $10.00 each.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

 

Be my polish friend! Follow me!

Instagram

Facebook

Disclosure: These products were provided to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Zoya Charming Collection

Zoya Charming Collection

OPI California Dreaming Collection Summer 2017

OPI California Dreaming Collection Summer 2017

Hello friends. It’s been a slow few days chez moi so I ended up busting out all my swatching paraphernalia which includes my lighting and light box. I had been experimenting with swatching in direct sunlight, but I wasn’t quite satisfied with the results. I hadn’t had a massive swatch session in a long time and I can say I kind of missed it. I just wish that I had prepared myself by purchasing lint free cotton rounds because I had a hell of  a hard time dealing with all the fuzzies. Anyway, today I want to share with you my swatches of the OPI California Dreaming Collection for Summer 2017. Being a born and bred California girl, of course I was excited to see a collection paying homage to my home state but the colors just kind of threw me off. Before I get into the details, let me show you some swatches.

 

OPI California Dreaming Collection To The Mouse House We Go!

OPI California Dreaming Collection To The Mouse House We Go!

OPI To The Mouse House We Go!

This magic red is for kissable lips, polka dot bows and tempting apples.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Me, Myselfie & I

OPI California Dreaming Collection Me, Myselfie & I

OPI Me, Myselfie & I

But enough about me, doesn’t this coral look good in my selfie?

OPI California Dreaming Collection Santa Monica Beach Peach

OPI California Dreaming Collection Santa Monica Beach Peach

OPI Santa Monica Beach Peach

Go ahead and hit the beach, this punchy orange has your back.

OPI California Dreaming Collection This Is Not Whine Country

OPI California Dreaming Collection This Is Not Whine Country

OPI This Is Not Whine Country

The merlot the merrier I always say.   

OPI California Dreaming Collection GPS I Love You

OPI California Dreaming Collection GPS I Love You

OPI GPS I Love You

I couldn’t have pinked a sweeter travelling companion.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Time For A Napa

OPI California Dreaming Collection Time For A Napa

OPI Time For A Napa

It’s always the right moment for this bubbly hot coral.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Malibu Pier Pressure

OPI California Dreaming Collection Malibu Pier Pressure

OPI Malibu Pier Pressure

This cotton candy pink has a very persuasive vibe.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Excuse me, Big Sur!

OPI California Dreaming Collection Excuse me, Big Sur!

OPI Excuse me, Big Sur!

This rose may be soft, but it’s not afraid to speak up.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia

OPI California Dreaming Collection Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia

OPI Barking Up The Wrong Sequoia

Finding the perfect peach is a tall order.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Feeling Frisco

OPI California Dreaming Collection Feeling Frisco

OPI Feeling Frisco

This nude’s bound to put you in a Bayful mood.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Sweet Carmel Sunday

OPI California Dreaming Collection Sweet Carmel Sunday

OPI Sweet Carmel Sunday

You’re always a treat in this glistening gold.

OPI California Dreaming Collection Don't Take Yosemite For Granite

OPI California Dreaming Collection Don't Take Yosemite For Granite

OPI Don’t Take Yosemite For Granite

Of quartz not! Everyone appreciates this shimmering slate.

Welp, I like this collection and I don’t. Part of me loves some of the shades but part of me doesn’t see the spirit of my home state reflected in this collection.

Was I the only one wishing for a polish called “Welcome to the OC, Bitch!”? Yes? No? Well, ok. I didn’t have any issues with the formula on these polishes. For all of my swatches, I used two generous coats of polish and 1 coat of glossy top coat. I was not expecting some of these shades to have a jelly formula. To The Mouse House We Go! and This Is Not A Whine Country have a jelly formula but they do build up fairly nicely so you don’t really have to worry about VNL. I did want to mention that my swatch of To The Mouse House We Go! has some shimmer flecks–that is not part of the polish; my top coat brush had some shimmer flecks from Sweet Carmel Sunday that unfortunately transferred to my swatch of To The Mouse House We Go! I absolutely love pink and coral polish shades so you can imagine that I quite enjoyed the shades in this collection. My absolute favorites are Excuse Me, Big Sur!, GPS I Love You, Malibu Pier Pressure and Time For A Napa.  I found a surprise like in Sweet Carmel Sunday–who am I?  The cutest part of the collection was the PR package. I posted some shots on my instagram:

So what do you guys think about the OPI California Dreaming Collection? Have you picked up any of the shades yet? The collection is available in both classic Nail Lacquer and Long-Wear Infinite Shine formulas. Nail Lacquers retail for $10.00 ($13.50 CAN) each and Infinite Shine retails for $12.50 ($16.95 CAN) at Professional Salons, as well as Beauty Brands, beautybrands.com, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, Sally Beauty, ULTA and ulta.com and Macy’s.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

Be my polish friend! Follow me!

Instagram

Facebook

Disclosure: These products were provided to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

OPI California Dreaming Collection

OPI California Dreaming Collection

Sweet & Sour Lacquer POTM June 2017

Sweet & Sour Lacquer POTM June 2017

 

 

Hello everyone! How has the weather been in your neck of the woods? It has been super overcast here which is surprising but then it has also been on the cool side and it has been hella windy. This is very atypical for California weather in May. It’s not that I’m hoping it gets hot because we all know how much I hate the heat, but I’m just seriously thrown off. The sun did cooperate at least one day this weekend which allowed me to do some swatching. I really like taking pictures in direct sunlight when I swatch, but I rarely get the opportunity to do so. Today I have a really fun polish to share with you from a new-to-me brand. While this is the first time I try this brand, I have definitely heard about them and have seen some beautiful polishes from them in the past. Let me show you my swatches of the Sweet & Sour Lacquer POTM (Polish of the Month) for June 2017.

Sweet & Sour Lacquer POTM June 2017

Sweet & Sour Lacquer POTM June 2017

Sweet & Sour Lacquer POTM June 2017

Sweet & Sour Lacquer POTM June 2017

Sweet & Sour Lacquer Polish of the Month June 2016

This beautiful polish has a turquoise base with lots of shimmer/micro holo sparkle. While the polish has a sheer to medium-sheer jelly base, it builds up nicely. For my swatches above, I have applied two regular coats of polish and a coat of quick dry top coat

Since I haven’t done much stamping lately, I decided to stamp up my mani. I used a Born Pretty plate but can’t remember the name of the plate. Shortly after I finished my mani, I started rearranging some of my nail stuff and I can’t find the plate. I’m a mess.

I really like this polish! Sometimes I can be a bit critical when it comes to jelly polishes, but this one is really beautiful. I love teals in every shade and finish so that just made me like it even more. I like the formula on the polish since it was easily buildable and was very easy to control–this is one of those polishes that did not require any clean up and allowed me to do a perfect cuticle line with minimal effort. If you’re interested in picking up the Sweet & Sour Lacquer POTM for June 2017, you can do so at sweetandsourlacquer.com starting June 2nd. Let me know what you think and if you will be picking this up. Do you have any recommendations that I should check out? I’ll definitely be picking some up in the future!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

 

KBShimmer Multi Chrome Collection 2017

KBShimmer Multi Chrome Collection 2017

 

 

Hello polish peeps! How was your Monday? I was trying super hard to have this post up in the morning, but that would have entailed me actually writing up the post over the weekend and of course that didn’t happen so here I am. I tried really hard to figure out a way to capture the color shift in these polishes, but my camera was NOT COOPERATING–AT ALL. I was getting pretty worked up because I tried photographing them in direct sunlight, in the shade, in my lightbox…and nothing was working. Finally, I used my phone to photograph them in the shade and it worked! I would have liked to have some crisper images than what my phone produced, but I was satisfied to be able to show how beautiful these multi chrome polishes are. Let me show you my swatches of the KBShimmer Multi Chrome Collection for 2017 before we get into the details.

KShimmer Flip Flop Hooray

KBShimmer Iridescent Exposure

KBShimmer Chroma Chameleon

KBShimmer It’s A Blazing

KBShimmer Puns And Roses

KBShimmer Wine Not?

As I mentioned before, I took pictures in both direct sunlight and in the shade to show off the color shift. In person, you can really see all the beautiful colors without resorting to a bunch of tricks. I especially love Flip Flop Hooray and Iridescent Exposure–those are the two stand outs for me. In regards to the formula, I was a little concerned at how thin and patchy the first coat looked but I was pleasantly surprised that the second coat made the polish completely opaque. Sometimes I found myself creating a bald spot if I applied too much pressure when applying the second coat, but if I used a light touch and floated the polish on, I didn’t encounter any issues.  I am not the biggest fan of chrome polishes in general, but these are sooo nice that I can definitely see myself wearing them often.

If you’re interested in picking up any of these bright and juicy shades from the KBShimmer Multi Chrome Collection for 2017, you will be able to get them online at kbshimmer.com on 5/5/2017 or earlier on 4/29/2017 if you are lucky enough to be going to Polish Con. Do you have any favorites from this collection? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

 

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Summer 2017

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Summer 2017

Oh, Monday…how I hate you. Well, this Monday isn’t too bad because I took the day off but it’s such a long stretch to get back to the next weekend. I had a sorta busy weekend so I am definitely happy to have an extra day to relax and get back on track. I had some time to swatch a few polishes so I started with the KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection. Listen, I love bright and juicy colors so these shades do not disappoint. I know how hard it can be to photograph neons, so I opted to use direct sunlight for my pictures. I normally don’t have the time to take sunlight pictures since I end up swatching in the evenings, but I just did not want to deal with the issues of my camera freaking out under artificial light. Let me show you my swatches before we get into the details.

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Color Me Rad

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Color Me Rad

KBShimmer Color Me Rad

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Please Don't Glow Girl

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Please Don't Glow Girl

KBShimmer Please Don’t Glow Girl

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection All The Bright Moves

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection All The Bright Moves

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Race Against Slime

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Race Against Slime

KBShimmer Race Against Slime

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Double Pog Dare You

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Double Pog Dare You

KBShimmer Double Pog Dare You

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Let's Be Frank

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Let's Be Frank

KBShimmer Let’s Be Frank

Ugh, these are so pretty! I love neons, but I hate it when you have to wear a white base underneath to make them pop or when you have to apply 4 billion coats to get them to look nice. You will be happy to hear that these neons do NOT need white undies and are all opaque at 2 coats!! The only one that gave me a little trouble was the yellow shade: All The Bright Moves. I still got it to look nice and opaque with 2 coats but the second coat had to be somewhat thicker than I’m used to. I guess this is a 3 coater if you use thin coats. I also want to mention that Double Pog Dare You stained my nails. Unfortunately, it was the first shade I swatched so I had to really scrub hard and even used a sugar scrub to try to get off all the staining from my nails and surrounding skin. I don’t normally use a base coat when I swatch, so make sure that you use one to try to avoid staining. Despite the staining, I love this shade. I think it reminds me so much of one of my favorite Sephora by OPI shades called Slushied. If you love neons, I guarantee that you will love this collection. Heck, if you are filled with 90’s nostalgia, these are worth getting just for the names and inspiration. My unexpected favorite from the collection is Race Against Slime.

If you’re interested in picking up any of these bright and juicy shades from the KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection, you will be able to get them online at kbshimmer.com on 5/5/2017 or earlier on 4/29/2017 if you are lucky enough to be going to Polish Con. Do you have any favorites from this collection? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

Be my polish friend! Follow me!

Instagram

Facebook

 

Disclosure: These products were provided to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection

KBShimmer Polish Con Exclusives 2017

 

 

Well, I’m just going to come out and say it: I hate you if you’re lucky enough to be able to go to Polish Con in NYC. Ok, I don’t really hate you but I’m crazy jealous! I wish I had planned better because the trip could have been completely feasible, but as usual, my life is filled with a bunch of shenanigans. For now, I will have to console myself with living vicariously through those who will be there. If you’re here now, I doubt that I need to tell you that Polish Con will be held in NYC on April 29th–but I’ll throw that in just in case you’re a nail newb. Today I have two gorgeous polishes to share with you. These two shades are KBShimmer Polish Con Exclusives so get yourself a mule to pick them up for you if you can’t be there and want these–and let’s be honest: who wouldn’t want these?! Check out my swatches below before I talk a bit about the shades.

KBShimmer We Make Your Dreams Come Blue (Direct Sunlight)

KBShimmer Grand Prospect Holo (Direct Sunlight)

KBShimmer Grand Prospect Holo (Indirect light)

Well, let me just get this out of the way: THESE ARE FREAKING AMAZING. I really don’t know how Christy keeps churning out so many spectacular polishes! I was able to swatch these polishes this weekend despite the sun not cooperating. I am going to try to do more of my swatching using direct sunlight so I took advantage of some down time this weekend to take some pictures of these beauties in direct sunlight. It’s so hard to pick a favorite from these two, but I think I like We Make Your Dreams Come Blue the most. (Every time I say the name of that polish, I sing it a la Hall & Oates in my head.) Both of these polishes had an immaculate formula–on Grand Prospect Holo has the most amazing shift from turquoise to pinky-purple but it was very difficult for me to capture it. The last two swatches kind of show the color shift, but it’s way more beautiful in person.

So what do you think of these gorgeous KBShimmer Polish Con Exclusives? Will you be making the trip to NYC? Let me know what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I will talk to you soon!

KBShimmer Nauti By Nature Collection Spring 2017

KBShimmer Nauti By Nature Collection Spring 2017

 

 

It really feels like Spring is in full swing. After a strange Winter here in California, it’s nice to have some glorious sunny days. We’ve still been getting the occasional shower and cool days, but I can definitely feel the weather heating up. Today I’m going to be showing you my swatches of the KBShimmer Nauti By Nature Collection for Spring 2017. There is a great variety of colors and finishes in this collection which guarantees that you will find something that you like. First up, I’m going to be showing you the holos–because who doesn’t love holos?!

KBShimmer Tropic Like It’s Hot

KBShimmer Latitude Adjustment

KBShimmer The Girl Is Tiki

KBShimmer Macaw Me Maybe

KBShimmer Copa-Banana

KBShimmer Keep Palm and Carry On

KBShimmer Saved By The Shell 

KBShimmer Got It Sandaled

KBShimmer Tempting Fete

KBShimmer Starfishing For Compliments

KBShimmer Salt Water Sassy

KBShimmer Show Me The Mahi

The six holos in this collection are pretty great–the formula is opaque and smooth with all of them needed just two coats. I always love holographic polishes so I was very happy with the nice variety. I am surprised to say that my favorite holo was Copa-Banana; I don’t think I have a holo quite this shade and I like how it looks on my skin tone. From the rest of the collection, the main standout for me was Show Me the Mahi. I love jelly polishes with various sized glitters. Crellies are something that KBShimmer has always excelled at, and the two in this collection are no exception.

The KBShimer Nauti By Nature collection is available now at kbshimmer.com so make sure to pick up you favorites. What are some of your favorite shades from this collection?  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!