8.27.2014

KBShimmer Fall 2014 Collection Swatches & Review [partial]

KBShimmer Fall 2014 Collection Swatches & Review

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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!

KBShimmer Fall 2014 Collection Swatches & Review

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 Fall 2014 Collection Swatches & Review

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 Hugs & Wishes

KBShimmer Hugs & Wishes

KBShimmer Hugs & Wishes

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 Kiss & Spell

KBShimmer Kiss & Spell

KBShimmer Kiss & Spell

KBShimmer Kiss & Spell

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 Leaf Of Faith

KBShimmer Leaf Of Faith

KBShimmer Leaf Of Faith

KBShimmer Leaf Of Faith

KBShimmer Leaf Of Faith

KBShimmer Leaf Of Faith

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.

KBShimmer A Raisin To Live

KBShimmer A Raisin To Live

KBShimmer A Raisin To Live

KBShimmer A Raisin To Live

KBShimmer A Raisin To Live

KBShimmer A Raisin To Live

KBShimmer A Raisin To Live

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 A Raisin To Live vs. KBShimmer Witch Way?

KBShimmer A Raisin To Live vs. KBShimmer Witch Way?

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!

KBShimmer Flannel Surfing

KBShimmer Flannel Surfing

KBShimmer Flannel Surfing

KBShimmer Flannel Surfing

KBShimmer Flannel Surfing

KBShimmer Flannel Surfing

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.

Serum No. 5 Glitters & Crellies Swatches & Review

Serum No. 5 Glitters & Crellies Swatches & Review

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A little while ago I showed you three glow in the dark polishes from Serum No. 5, and today I'm back to show you some more of the polishes I received! I'll have one more swatch post after this for you guys & then I'll also be sharing some of the nail art stuff she sent me! Today I'll be sharing swatches with you of Call It A 'Treuse, Mint To Be, Just Add Water, Barely There, Blushed And Flushed and Second Spring.

Serum No. 5 Glitters & Crellies Swatches & Review

To save time, the formula on all of these was absolutely incredible- not too thick or thin and applied very smoothly. They were so easy to control that practically no cleanup needed. Most went on a bit sheer on the first coat but built up easily. I used Out The Door top coat for the below photos. Let's take a look!

Serum No. 5 Glitters & Crellies Swatches & Review

Serum No. 5 Call It A 'Treuse is described as a chartreuse polish with micro green and chartreuse glitter and multi sized fuchsia glitters. Three coats, although I probably could have used a fourth under these harsh lights but three was fine in person. This one wasn't my favorite color-wise but I had no trouble with it.

Serum No. 5 Call It A 'Treuse

Serum No. 5 Call It A 'Treuse

Serum No. 5 Call It A 'Treuse

Serum No. 5 Call It A 'Treuse

Serum No. 5 Mint To Be is described as a light shimmering green base with silver hex glitters. Three coats.

Serum No. 5 Mint To Be

Serum No. 5 Mint To Be

Serum No. 5 Mint To Be

Serum No. 5 Mint To Be

Serum No. 5 Just Add Water is described a an enchanting ocean jelly mix- so, you guys probably know already this one was automatically my favorite. Three coats.

Serum No. 5 Just Add Water

Serum No. 5 Just Add Water

Serum No. 5 Just Add Water

Serum No. 5 Just Add Water

Serum No. 5 Barely There is described as a subtle nude polish with micro silver glitter, silver prisms and silver hex glitter. Four coats here, but you could probably get away with three in regular lighting. This is such a pretty, delicate nude!

Serum No. 5 Barely There

Serum No. 5 Barely There

Serum No. 5 Barely There

Serum No. 5 Barely There

Serum No. 5 Blushed And Flushed is described as a delicate pink glitter crelly. Three coats.

Serum No. 5 Blushed And Flushed

Serum No. 5 Blushed And Flushed

Serum No. 5 Blushed And Flushed

Serum No. 5 Blushed And Flushed

Serum No. 5 Second Spring is described as a mix of bright vibrant colors in an ivory base. This kind of polish is not usually my favorite (white crellies with glitter) but I LOVE this one! Three coats.

Serum No. 5 Second Spring

Serum No. 5 Second Spring

Serum No. 5 Second Spring

Serum No. 5 Second Spring

Overall, between the glow in the dark shades and these, I'm super impressed. I definitely recommend this brand & can't wait to see what they've got cooking up in the future! What do you think? Which of these shades is your favorite? Do you own any polishes from this brand? Let me know in the comments!

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Puppy Mugen is...snoozing away on me chest during the 12 hour drive back from the breeders!
 

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