It's that time of the year again for another awesome collection from one of my very favorite brands- KBShimmer! As much as I loved both the Early Summer and Summer collections, I'm more of a fall and winter color lover so I'm totally pumped that her fall collection is here!
The full collection will be released on 09/15 and consists of 9 polishes total (+ Jack, a re-release from the 2012 collection) and I have 5 to show you today- Hugs & Wishes, Kiss & Spell, Leaf Of Faith, A Raisin To Live and Flannel Surfing. I used KBShimmer Clearly On Top for the photos below. Let's take a look!
KBShimmer Hugs & Wishes is described as a light lavender cream. Two coats. The formula was wonderful, a tad thinner than her other creams I've used but in a good way! Goes on very smoothly but not so thin that you're dealing with cuticle flooding. This is one of those purples that's really difficult to capture accurately- the bottle shot is much more color accurate than the nails.
KBShimmer Kiss & Spell is described as a glitter topper with purple, orange, yellow and neon green stars swimming among black and orange circles and hexes, and hexes in purple, neon green and yellow. I used one coat on top of Hugs & Wishes. The formula was great, I was expecting to have to fish for the stars but I didn't have to at all (although I did place a few just for a more aesthetically appealing look).
KBShimmer Leaf Of Faith is described as a deep cabernet red jelly with glitters in red, orange and gold & a scattering of holographic glitters. Three coats. The formula was great, smooth and no complaints here.
KBShimmer A Raisin To Live is described as a deep burgundy, blacken Ox Blood colored polish full of holographic sparkles. Two coats. The formula was wonderful, KBShimmer's typical jelly formula that applies easily. I was so excited about this one, Witch Way? is a favorite of mine and this is described as a vampy cousin of WW.
I did a comparison between A Raisin To Live and Witch Way? as well- according to KBShimmer's website, there are a couple very slightly different versions of Witch Way? and honestly I'm not sure which of the two that I have, JSYK. Either way, ARTL is more opaque, darker and more red and WW? is a little more sheer and more purple.
KBShimmer Flannel Surfing is described as a faded blue polish with warmed gray undertones and with pops of orange, aqua and teal glitters. Two coats. The formula was perfection, applied very smoothly. I really like this one, my one minor 'complaint' is that it's a touch on the opaque side so the glitters from the first coat don't show through quite as much as I'd personally like them to. That's just my own preference, though!
Overall, a really wonderful collection of shades that has me really in the mood for fall despite it still being pretty hot here in Virginia. Again, these release on 09/15- which shades are you planning to get? Which of these is your favorite? Are you ready for fall? Let me know in the comments!
|Mugen is...excited for fall but knows that means WINTER IS COMING.|