May 14 2015

KBShimmer Summer 2015: The Tropical Neon Cremes and Toppers

Disclaimer: PR sample. See bottom.

kbshimmer summer 2015 tropical neons swatches and review on BeautyJudy

OK so today’s swatches are all over the place with the neons in KBShimmer‘s Summer 2015 collection!

When you’re trying to photograph neon polishes, things can get a little crazy!

First – check out how these beauties look in the sun above, and then in indirect light here:

kbshimmer summer 2015 tropical neons swatches and review on BeautyJudy

I think this photo is much more representative of the hues of these beautiful bleached, neon cremes for summer!

Let’s just jump right in, because I’m obsessed with neon right now – it was hot for several days – in the 80’s – all last week and over the weekend, and that just makes me excited for the bright colors of summer!

For Sail By Owner:

kbshimmer for sail by owner swatches and review on BeautyJudy

For Sail By Owner is a juicy lime creme. I wore this in three coats. It looked a little streaky after two. I wore it for three days – what amazing brightness.

Dust in the Bottle:

kbshimmer dust in the bottle swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Dust in the Bottle is a fine, sparkly holographic dust top coat. I added one coat here to For Sail By Owner.

Lei It Again:

kbshimmer lei it again swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Lei It Again is an electric pink creme – I swatched this one in three coats because it was a little streaky, and I wanted to get it opaque with no balding. This is one I could not quite capture when it comes to the pinkness! My cameras and lighting muted it just a bit! I love it.

Bahama Drama:

kbshimmer bahama drama swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Bahama Drama is a near-neon deep peach creme. I wore this in two coats. Great formula. I wore this for three or four days with minimal tip wear.

Leggo My Mango:

kbshimmer leggo my mango swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Leggo My Mango is a creamsicle orange creme – this one was so hard to capture! It’s a little bit more brighter than muted, I tried every camera, every lighting and I could not get it perfect! It’s beautiful, though!

Rum Me the Right Way:

kbshimmer rum me the right way swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Rum Me the Right Way is a highlighter yellow creme. It’s opaque in two coats, but I might do a third for good measure when I wear it.

In Yacht Water:

kbshimmer in yacht water swatches and review on BeautyJudy

In Yacht Water is a Caribbean blue creme with hints of aqua; this one really complements the other brighter shades. I swatched it in two coats.

Sarong Place, Sarong Time:

kbshimmer sarong place, sarong time swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Sarong Place, Sarong Time is a vibrant purple creme. I swatched this in two coats, formula was great.

The only polish I don’t have is Precious Petals, which is a glitter top coat with neon pink, purple, white and aqua glitters, as well as a fine holographic dust. I’m not sure why I didn’t pop this into my cart, but now I have a reason to place an order!!

Overall I LOVE these neons. Sure, I have colors I like more than others but I love these as a set. I caught up on swatching this past weekend, so I can consider what kind of fun nail art I can do with these beauties!

If you missed it, here’s my first review from this collection: Ultra Chrome and Metallic Flakies review.

Are any of these neons going into your cart this Friday?! What about the toppers?!

Disclaimer: I received the polishes for review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!

  • Stephanie Louise Telford

    Love the bleached neon type trend- these are so summery!

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too!

  • robin

    I love these! And how awesome would they look in a watermarble?!

    • BeautyJudy

      I’ve seen them in water marbles and they are amazing!!! Some of the other bloggers got really creative with them!


    How cool are For Sail by Owner and Rum Me the Right Way?? Love that the names are nautical-themed.

    • BeautyJudy

      I love that too, KBShimmer always has clever names!

  • Erika

    These are scorching my retinas! 😀

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL, For Sail by Owner really stood out on me!

  • Laura

    Those brights are PERFECT

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  • marciaf

    What amazing shades. I love how much they pop.

    • BeautyJudy

      Some are just eye-searing!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Bahama Drama, gorgeous!

    • BeautyJudy

      I loved wearing that one!

  • Norah Salazar

    All these shades are gorgeous!

    • BeautyJudy

      They are!

  • Kimberly

    These are all wonderful shades for Summer. I like how the swatches work on you.

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  • Miranda | Slashed Beauty

    I love these shades, they are so bright and fun!

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  • Nidia Doherty

    This release is HUGE! Something for everyone, for sure. These bleached neons are a cool take on the summer neon trend!

    • BeautyJudy

      That’s a great point – when you release nearly 30 polishes…there’s either too much for people or something to suit everyone!

  • Heather

    Girllll you are killing me with all these cute polishes! I apparently “need” all of these because I am making a list heheh

    • BeautyJudy

      Yeah, I can’t even help you pare it down, lol buy ALL the things!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    I love that neon is back. Can’t wait to paint my nails bright colors.

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too – so many brands releasing neons this year!

  • Honeygirlk

    Wow – this is such a fun collection. I am loving the brights… so fun!

    • BeautyJudy

      Fun is right!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Bahama Drama needs to be mines!

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s gorgeous!

  • beautybymissl

    These look gorgeous! I need them all (ok not really, but I still want them 😛 )

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL, I am an enabler so I would agree!

  • Anastasia

    Now those are some serious brights! Really fun, and perfect for Summer <3

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, it’s so hard to capture just how bright!