For my first manicure of 2016, I decided to share with you the nail polish I wore to ring in the New Year: KBShimmer Blue Topaz from the Birthstone Collection! (I ended up wearing it for a few days straight.)
KBShimmer Blue Topaz represents the December birthstone, and that’s partially why I chose it as my New Year’s Eve manicure. The other reason was that I associate blue with “New Year.” Also, the saying ‘something old, something new, and something blue’ popped into my mind.
In the bottle, KBShimmer Blue Topaz is magnificent, and I was curious to see how it would translate onto the nails. Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed! It’s so glitzy on the nails – a true celebratory polish!
In person, it dazzles like the Stars on Ice show, but it posed quite the challenge to photograph because it’s very reflective. This is one of those polishes that looks a hundred times even more brilliant in person!
KBShimmer Dark & Twisty is the polish that winked at me from across the candlelit room filled with other handsome lacquers in the Fall 2015 Collection. Naturally, I winked back. 😉 Then, we went for dinner and a movie.
I’m in love with KBShimmer Dark & Twisty because you get rainbow glitter contrasted with the black background.
Although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the name “Dark & Twisty” (suits the polish well), if I could rename it, I would call it Dark Humour. Why? My first impression when I saw it? Immediately, the colourful getups that clowns wear sprung to mind, and the black base added a sombre vibe.
This nail polish is a winner in my book, and if you’re in the mood for vampy nails with that ‘something extra,’ this is a great choice!
KBShimmer Soul Deep is a blackened blue-based purple cream that’s what an eggplant would look like playing Spin the Bottle in a dark closet. (Don’t ask how I’m privy to such knowledge! Haha!) Or it’s like the magician’s cloak on a dark and brooding evening with a thunderstorm looming.
No matter how you’d describe it, it’s dramatic, dark, and moody. But it’s just what I was craving.
I was going to go for a jet black, but this baby was part of the KBShimmer Fall 2015 Collection in my pile of untried polishes, so how could I neglect it? Especially when it looked up at me with those longing puppy-dog eyes? Why, it would just be pure heartless of me to pass it by, wouldn’t it? 😉
Today, I have a quick look at four of the upcoming shades in the KBShimmer Fall 2015 Collection that will be available starting September 15th.
These are the colours shown in this post: Soul Deep (rich purple), Dark & Twisty (black with glitter), Such a Vlad-Ass (red), and I Feel Gourd-geous (gold holo).
Out of the bunch, based on my first impression, Dark & Twisty stands out to me the most because it’s like the dark side of a rainbow, the place where naughty leprechauns go to play poker with missing gold coins. (At least, this is what first sprung to mind when I saw the polish!)
In this post, I share quick bottle shots and swatches of these, and if you’re interested in seeing separate in-depth reviews on a particular shade, let me know, and I’ll see what I can do.
KBShimmer Sun & Games from the Summer 2015 Collection is a bling lover’s dream, and it’ll make your heart sing that difficult high E above middle C.
In the sunshine, this holographic nail polish arrives like a diva to a red-carpet event.
Most mornings that I tried to snap this before heading to work were overcast, but one day, I managed to get a couple shots in the sunlight.
I feel like KBShimmer Sun & Games is a fun holographic nail polish that would look cool with a simple black stamping design on top. The base would shine through to give it that ‘something extra’.
Like an explosion of neon fireworks, China Glaze Point Me to the Party from the Electric Nights Collection is a must-have nail polish, as far as I’m concerned!
For a big mainstream company, I was pleasantly surprised to see it channeling a look that is more reminiscent of indie nail polishes. (Since I don’t have too many indies in my collection, this got me very excited!)
Neons are some of my favourite lacquers to wear any season because they are an instant pick-me-up. Now, with China Glaze Point Me to the Party, you could layer a neon base with a multicoloured neon glitter topper!
For this manicure, I layered China Glaze Point Me to the Party over my existing manicure, which was KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time (from the Summer 2015 Collection), which I reviewed in-depth yesterday.
KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time from the Summer 2015 Collection that launched on Friday is a vibrant purple that reminds me of flowers.
(On Sunday, I wore this when I went to Edwards Gardens. If you’re interested, check out my social media because I posted a photo of this manicure, but also the beautiful blossoms!)
KBShimmer Sarong Place, Sarong Time is the second KBShimmer nail polish that I’ve ever worn, and looks like they’ve struck gold a second time in a row!
(Also, I’ve been trying out the KBShimmer Clearly on Top Quick Dry Top Coat. I must say that I’ve had a great experience with it so far. Absolutely no shrinkage, but I’ll need to try it over other brands of polishes to see if it works across the board.)