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May 22 2014

KB Shimmer Early Summer Collection

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom.

KB Shimmer nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

KB Shimmer is launching an “early summer” collection, which is exciting to me, for two reasons:

  • More holos, cremes and introducing TEXTURES!
  • Early summer….THIS MEANS IT’S ALMOST SUMMER!

OK. So here’s an overview of the entire, 12-piece collection, which launches TOMORROW Friday, May 23!!!!!! Who’s excited?! I left the shade descriptions off the six I’ve got swatches of for you:

The Creams:

  • Let’s Not Coral– A pink leaning coral cream. 2 Coats Recommended
  • Low and Be Bold 
  • Right As Reign

The Textures:

  • Partners In Lime
  • She Twerks Out – A bold aqua polish, featuring teal, lime, and violet holographic glitters. 2 Coats Recommended
  • Too Pop To Handle

The Holos:

  • Pt Young Thing – A platinum silver linear holographic polish. 2 Coats Recommended
  • In Bare Form
  • Big Tan On Campus – A light tan-ish brown holographic polish. 3 Coats Recommended
  • Run! It’s The Coppers!
  • Goldie Rocks – A shimmery gold holographic polish. 3 Coats Recommended
  • Stark Raven Mad – A deep charcoal linear holographic polish. 2 Coats Recommended

Swatches, shall we?!

In Bare Form

With flash:

KB Shimmer In Bare Form nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

In low sun light:

KB Shimmer In Bare Form nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

In shade:

KB Shimmer In Bare Form nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

In Bare Form is a beautiful near-nude holographic nail polish. The holo is subtle in the shade, plays in the low sun light, and is so vibrant with full light! I really love having a neutral shade with this neat effect. It brings new life to what can be a work appropriate nude! I used two coats, and had a very little bit of visible nail line. KB Shimmer recommends you use three coats of polish. Great formula.

Run! It’s the Coppers!

With flash:

KB Shimmer Run! It's the Coppers nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

In shade:

KB Shimmer Run! It's the Coppers nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Run! It’s the Coppers! is a stunning metallic copper linear holographic polish. Again, KB Shimmer recommends three coats. I did two, and was pretty happy with the opacity. I love the way the holo looks in the shade. Great formula on this, as well.

Partners in Lime

KB Shimmer Partners in Lime texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy
KB Shimmer Partners in Lime texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Here’s Partners in Lime with one coat of glossy top coat:

KB Shimmer Partners in Lime texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Partners in Lime is a textured polish with lime, aqua and gold holographic glitters. KB Shimmer, which is introducing texture with this early summer collection, recommends two coats. I listened. The lime hue of this polish is so vibrant! This is one of my favorites for sure!

Too Pop to Handle

KB Shimmer too pop to handle texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy
KB Shimmer too pop to handle texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

With glossy top coat over it:

KB Shimmer too pop to handle texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Too Pop to Handle is a purple-toned fuchsia color, with violet, magenta and aqua holographic glitters. This is recommended in two coats, and again, I followed directions. It’s beautiful. I need to order the only other texture I don’t have from this collection, because I really like the effect.

Right as Reign

KB Shimmer Right as Reign nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy
KB Shimmer Right as Reign nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Right as Reign is one of those deep indigo purple polishes that’s hard to capture! I used two coats of this creme here, and the brand recommends two to three coats. I ended up using my phone to get pretty accurate color photos here! I’m obsessed with this bright, bold purple for summer. Formula was easy.

Low and Be Bold

KB Shimmer Low and Be Bold nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy
KB Shimmer Low and Be Bold nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Low and Be Bold is a bright, near ultramarine blue polish. The brand recommends two to three coats, and I used two. I might use a third the next time I put it on my digits. The formula was a little thinner than Right as Reign, it felt more like a jelly creme. This one also had a bit of a “skunky” smell to it as I applied it. I emailed KB Shimmer and they told me: “The odor you are smelling is from ultramarine blue, which is a pigment in the polish itself. It is normal for that type of pigment. Some people are more sensitive to that smell then others.” I didn’t know that, and I’m glad they explained it to me! Regardless of the smell, this is one of my favorites!!!

I mean, let’s be honest, I love all of these polishes. Picking a clear favorite would be tough, and a choice between Partners in Lime and Right as Reign. I love the variety in finish and texture that the early summer collection offers, and the variance in color from coral to lime green and deep, indigo purple.

As I mentioned, these polishes will be on sale starting tomorrow on the KB Shimmer site!

I know other bloggers have posted swatches, too, of these and some of the other pretty polishes in the collection. Do you have a list of lemmings you’re hoping to satisfy tomorrow when these go on sale?! I’d love to hear what ones you’re excited for!

Disclaimer: I received the KB Shimmer polishes in this post to review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • kSquaredGlamour

    low and be bold is calling my name and so is Partners in Lime

    • BeautyJudy

      Good picks! :)

  • http://www.stephanielouiseatb.blogspot.com Stephanie Louise Telford

    Loving Partners in Lime!

    • BeautyJudy

      That’s my favorite! :)

  • Betzy Carmona

    I love how bright partners in lime is !

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh man, me too. I’m a sucker for that one!!!

  • Anastasia

    Stunning collection, it’s one of my favorites from them!

    • BeautyJudy

      I know – I ordered two more yesterday when the sale went live!!

  • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    Holos ftw!

    • BeautyJudy

      Lol, always!

  • Justina

    I was going to say the copper and the lime were my favorite but then I saw Low and Be Bold and POW! I need it. So weird that it smells skunky though, yikes!

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, weird but I definitely was glad to have an explanation! Crazy that one pigment can cause such a stink lol!

  • Norah Salazar

    Wow, I had no idea this brand existed, those colors are incredible especially the last ones in blue/ purple hues.

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh yay, I’m happy you have discovered KB Shimmer! They have bath stuff too. Just a great brand and quality product.

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Some of the most beautiful swatches online I’ve seen are from KBShimmer. I def need to try them!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh yes! I definitely recommend them. Really beautiful fun polishes!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Great collection!

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed Cindy!

  • Kelly R

    This collection looks amazing. There are a couple of “must haves’ in there for me!

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    In Bare Form is my fave!

    • BeautyJudy

      Laura I love you picked that one, I think it would suit you! It’s so pretty!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I’m excited about this collex! The three ‘nude’ holos are gorgeous… and the purple and blue cremes…. and, and, and!

    • BeautyJudy

      Lol! Nidia I hear you!

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    I want in Bare Form.

    • BeautyJudy

      Nice pick!!!!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    I want these ALLL!!

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s a stunning bunch for sure!

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

    Partners in Lime is nothing short of awesome looking!

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree! Lol

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I loved this whole line for so many reasons! Great swatches!

    • BeautyJudy

      I can’t wait to order others after seeing swatches. WHY did I wait?!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    Loving these holos! I need those in my life!

    • BeautyJudy

      They’re unique! In Bare Form is so cool!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    The glitters and holos! GLITTER AND HOLO ALL THE THINGS!

    • BeautyJudy

      Lol, I agree!!!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I need all of theses. KB makes gorgeous polishes.

    • BeautyJudy

      Agreed! :)

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    I’m so impressed with the KB Shimmer swatches Ive seen. Impossible to choose a favorite!

    • BeautyJudy

      They are one of the top indies, in my opinion. Polishes are great quality and I love the thought behind the releases.

  • Pink Sith

    OMG! I NEEEEEED Low and Be Bold in my life! NEED it! ♥

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s such a beautiful blue! hawtness!

  • erikatheicyone

    I just fell over on my keyboard and can’t get up. Guh!

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL! I’d help you but I’m down too! LOL

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    They’re all beautiful but I find myself drawn to Partners in Lime. I don’t have any green shades :)

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, it’s such a stunning shade!!!

  • Deest

    My faves are In Bare Form, Partners in Lime, and Right as Reign. I haven’t tried this brand out yet! Thanks for the swatches!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks for checking them out Deest! You picked my favorites :) KB Shimmer is a top-notch indie, great customer service and quality polishes. I don’t think you’d be disappointed! :)