Spring 2016: KBShimmer Swatches & Reviews
Hey there nail enthusiasts!
As you now know from my last post, KBShimmer launched 2 new collections for Spring 2016. I was lucky enough to get to choose two colors from the collections to swatch and review for my blog! I wanted to try colors that were completely different from anything that i currently have.
The first color I chose was Purr-fectly Paw-Some a pastel holographic polish with steel gray and lavender undertones. *Based on Pantone 2016 Spring/Summer shade Serenity.
Absolutely LOVING this shade, Purr-fectly Paw-Some displays gorgeously! Probably my favorite holo nail polish i’ve ever owned. As you can see in the swatch below this color radiates a rainbow of holographic shimmer shades over a beautiful soft lavender base color. Purr-fectly Paw-Some is opaque after the first coat and can be worn with or without a top coat, but i would highly recommend wearing this color with a top coat for ultimate shine! It’s also an amazing color for stamping too!
My only one negative!!
Purr-fectly Paw-Some will stain silicone nail art mats!
If you use a nail art silicone mat such as Moyou London’s Magic Workshop, Uber Mat by Uber Chic Beauty or Bundle Monster’s Silicone Nail Art Workspace Mat DO NOT USE THIS SHADE ON IT! I learned the hard way and unfortunately the formula from Purr-fectly-Paw-Some stained my silicone nail art mat. Unfortunately I tried everything to remove the stain but my Moyou London Magic Workshop Mat has forever been left with a lavender stain in one of the nail stencil areas.
Other than that odd discovery… The polish didn’t leave a stain on my nails and i had zero issues removing or applying the polish.
Next is So Flamous by KBShimmer from the “Mega Flame” Collection. I actually chose this shade thinking it would be more of a glittery creamsicle color, but it’s more of a shade of champagne.
Regardless, I am super happy with this choice too! Since nudes are very on trend this season, you’ll be happy to know that SO FLAMOUS can be your Spring/Summer Shimmery GO-2 shade!
Very similar to Azature Champagne
What sets So Flamous apart from other glitter nail lacquers is it’s opacity. You can actually get away with 1 coat if you’re in a rush & it’s super sparkly and super shiny!
So Flamous is another must-have for spring/summer! Plus, if you don’t want to be bothered with the time it takes for glitter polish removal, just add one coat of Glitter OFF Peel Off Base Coat by OPI prior to applying So Flamous to your nails.
Adding this step will cut your glitter polish removal time in half!
So Flamous is available for $9.25 at Amazon.com and select salons & retailers.,
Overall, if you haven’t tried KBShimmer Nail Lacquers, you really need too! If you already have a favorite shade and think want to share your opinions on the brand or a color leave a message in the comment box below with your thoughts!
As always, stay tuned for more fun nail art designs, tips and tricks and polish reviews!
Thanks for stopping by!