Any collections from KBShimmer never disappoint, but particularly summer collections. For 2015, KBShimmer is releasing a monster 28-polish collection full of glitters, creams and flakies and I have 10 of those to share with you today!
The full KBShimmer Summer 2015 collection consists of Tropical creams and toppers (9 polishes), Tropical glitters (9 polishes) and Ultra Chrome and Metallic flakies (10 polishes) and will be available in their shop on May 15th. I used KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat for the below photos. Let’s take a look!
KBShimmer In Yacht Waters is described as a Caribbean blue with aqua leanings faded neon creme. Two coats. The formula was good, not too thick or thin and a bit streaky on the first coat but evened out nicely with additional coats. I love this color!
KBShimmer Lei It Again is described as a bright electric pink faded neon creme. Three coats. The formula was the same as In Yacht Waters.
KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time is described as a vibrant purple faded neon creme. Two coats. The formula was awesome, not too thick or thin and nearly a one coater. I did have to color edit this one a bit as it wanted to photograph less warm of a purple than it is. (EDIT: The maker has informed us that she noticed the batch for bloggers of this polish had some small pigment dots in it due to a defect in the strainer she used. She has thrown out the entire batch & corrected the issue for what will be the retail batch. I hadn’t realized it at the time (or thought it was dirt specks or something on the outside) but I see the issue now and am glad she noticed it early & is correcting it!)
KBShimmer She’s Beyond Kelp! is described as a lime green to blue multichrome flakie that picks up shades of grass green and aqua at different angles. Two coats. The formula was thicker than I prefer, although it had a better opacity than any other multichrome flakie that I’ve tried- the others have needed four coats to become opaque as opposed to just two.
KBShimmer Pros And Bronze is described as a gold toned flake polish with subtle shifts to warm bronze and orange with hints of green at extreme angles. Two coats. The formula was the same as She’s Beyond Kelp!.
KBShimmer Sterling Example is described as a large particle silver flake polish. Three coats. The formula was great, not too thick or thin. This has the appearance of broken glass on the nail, very cool!
KBShimmer Pink-a Colada is described as a violet leaning pink crelly polish with holographic glitters in lime green, light blue and pink. Three coats. The formula was incredible, thick enough to stay where you put it but thin enough to apply easily. This is a must have! KBShimmer does so many things well but especially crelly/jelly glitters. The macro photo is not color-accurate but the full hand swatch is.
KBShimmer Home Surf is described as a muted teal crelly with silver holographic glitters in several sizes. Two coats. The formula was perfect, no complaints here. I love this color soooooo much. Perfect amount of sparkle and such a gorgeous color.
KBShimmer Vitamin Sea is described as an aqua jelly polish with pink, silver, and micro holographic glitters. Three coats. The formula was wonderful, as usual with KBShimmer jellies. Another favorite for sure- squishy and sparkly.
KBShimmer Dust In The Bottle is described as a holographic glitter top coat with micro fine glitter swimming in a clear base. One coat over the In Yacht Waters and Sarong Place, Sarong Time. The formula was perfection, not too thick or too thin. Christy actually sent me this shade earlier in the spring to compare to Fairy Dust…..and it’s even more sparkly!
Overall, I think this is a great and varied collection- KBShimmer pretty much can do no wrong in my book! Keep an eye out on her social media to see swatches of the rest of the collection and again, this collection releases May 15th in the KBShimmer shop if you want to pick up any shades for yourself (if? who am I kidding? Of course you do, how could you resist? #enabler).
What do you think of this collection? Which color is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!