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KBShimmer Spring 2014 Collection Swatches & Review

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Hi guys! Today I have KBShimmer’s Spring 2014 Collection for ya! This collection is split up into 2 parts, the glitter & holos and the cremes! This is the first time KBShimmer has offered cremes and I gotta say, I was pretty darn excited about them before I even saw them. I love when indies release cremes since they typically work hard to perfect the formulas and it makes applying them a breeze! As a whole KBShimmer has is 16 polishes in total for us this Spring, 8 cremes, 1 glitter topper, a holo, a holo top coat and 4 crelly glitter. This collection is balanced really nicely with a good mix of spring shades along with great basic cremes that are gorgeous on their own and as base for pretty much any glitter!

A Touch of Glass is a minty aqua creme. There is a very very slight shimmer in this one but it’s barely visible on the nail and most likely there more for the sake of making the application good as opposed to actually being shimmery. The formula was good, there was some minor streakyness on the first coat but it was easily covered with the second coat.

Belle of the Mall is a coral jelly packed with holographic silver hex glitter in various sizes. If you are a fan of KBShimmer’s I Got A Crush On Blue or Green Hex and Glam then this is right up your alley. It’s very similar in finish and appearance. The formula was good, it is a touch sheer but it builds up to being opaque easily in 3 coats, you could also layer this over a coral creme.

Chick Me Out is a bright yellow creme. This was the creme I was most excited about trying, I’m forever in search of a perfect yellow! The formula of this one was pretty darn good for a shade like this. There was some streakyness but it was pretty minor and the opacity was good. I used 3 coats to completely even it out but you could probably get away with 2 if you’re careful while applying it.

Daisy About You is a pale green crelly with neon green hex glitter, lavender hex glitter and lavender flower glitter. I love the fun flower shaped glitter in this, initially I didn’t realize it was in there until a piece appeared on the nail. If you want a lot of the flower glitter you might need to fish a bit bu I didn’t have any issues getting a couple onto the nail. The formula was good, it was a touch sheer but it built easily.

Eclipse is a black creme. This is of course a polish I’ll be getting a ton of use out of, there are few glitters that don’t look great over a black base! The formula was good, it could be a 1 coater depending on how you polish, it almost was for me!

The Spring 2014 Collection from KBShimmer will be available starting on March 14th at KBShimmer.com, for international ladies you can find these at HarlowandCo.org! The glitters and holos retail for $8.75 a bottle and the cremes are $7.50!

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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