May 13 2015

KBShimmer Summer 2015: The Ultra Chrome and Metallic Flakies

Disclaimer: PR sample. See bottom.

KBShimmer Ultra Chrome and metallic flakies summer 2015 swatches and review on BeautyJudy

KBShimmer‘s MASSIVE summer 2015 collection is launching this Friday! Who’s excited?!

I broke down my swatches into three parts – the ultra chrome and metallic flakies, the neon cremes and holo toppers, and the glitters. The next three days it’s all KBShimmer, all day long here on BeautyJudy in celebration of the launch!

I had to start off these three days with the chrome and metallic flakies, because I’m so in love!

I took my photos in a variety of lighting and sometimes, a variety of nail lengths as I both wore and swatched these, choosing to use sometime my “Cinderella” hand because the nails are longer and I thought it might give a different perspective on what these types of polishes would look like on different nail lengths! As far as the lighting, I found that sometimes, the ultra chrome flakies were more amazing outside of the direct sunlight than in it.

Let’s get started!

 Foiled:

kbshimmer foiled nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Foiled is a stunning, silver micro-flakie that’s got a hint of gold to it. I swatched it here in two coats. Great formula, easy to apply and a stunner in the sun and the shade!

R-E-F-L-E-C-T:

kbshimmer r-e-f-l-e-c-t nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

R-E-F-L-E-C-T is a medium-sized silver flake polish. I decided to show what it would look like with various coats. You can see there’s really no difference between three and four coats, and two coats gets you opaque just fine! One coat makes this a pretty topper. Christy, owner of KBShimmer, said this is her favorite for using with nail vinyls and accent nails.

That’s Ore Like It!:

kbshimmer thta's ore like it! nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

That’s Ore Like It! is a large-sized silver flake polish, and again, I’ve shown this with various coats. I love that this looks like crumpled aluminum foil in just two coats. This is another one that is great for nail art.

Sterling Example:

kbshimmer sterling example nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Sterling Example is the largest of our silver flakes, and of the four different coats, I think three is best for opaque coverage, but one coat would look amazing as a topper!

I’m not sure why, but I am very much in love with the four silver flakies!

Take The Punny And Run:

kbshimmer take the punny and run nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy
kbshimmer take the punny and run nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Take the Punny and Run is a color-shifting shade that goes from fuchsia to lime green with shades of gold and copper. I wore this for a couple days, and when I applied it, it was opaque in two coats. The shift was beautiful. This is one of those polishes you have trouble NOT looking at when it’s on your hands!

Pros and Bronze:

kbshimmer pros and bronze nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy
kbshimmer pros and bronze nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Pros And Bronze is a gold-toned flake that shifts to warm bronze and orange with hints of green at extreme angles.This one swatched beautifully in two coats, too. I love seeing these flakies on my longer nails, they are so stunning.

Green Weaver:

kbshimmer Green Weaver nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

 

kbshimmer Green Weaver nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Green Weaver is a shifter, from a rosy pink, to green, with hints of purple at extreme angles. You can see the purple in the sun better! I wore this one in two coats. I love how slightly different it looks in the sun and natural light.

She’s Beyond Kelp:

kbshimmer She's beyond kelp nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy
kbshimmer She's beyond kelp nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy
kbshimmer She's beyond kelp nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

She’s Beyond Kelp is one of my favorites. She shifts from lime green to blue, but also grass green and aqua at different angles. It’s so complex with such complementary shades! This is another two-coater, easy like Pros and Bronze to apply.

Look on the Nightside:

kbshimmer look on the nightside nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy
kbshimmer look on the nightside nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Look On The Nightside is a shifts from a green, to a violet purple, with hints of royal blue.This color combo is one of my favorites, it’s so bright and vibrant. I wore it in two coats.You can really see all the colors in both photos!

Moody Hues:

kbshimmer moody hues nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy
kbshimmer moody hues nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Moody Hues shifts in rich jewels tones – purple and blue – with subtle hints of copper at extreme angles. This one was my least favorite, only because the shift wasn’t as much of a pay off as the others. I swatched it in two coats.

I was pleased that all of these remove easily with non-acetone nail polish remover (I favor Zoya Remove +).

These launch FRIDAY on the KBShimmer website! What do you think – are any of these pretties on your list?!

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

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I loved her selection of flakies with this collection!

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too!

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

    I’ve always loved flakies, and these new silver and multichrome ones are so pretty! Love how they’re easier to remove than regular glitter, too!

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, it’s a similar glittery effect with less elbow work to take them off!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda | Slashed Beauty

    I’ve never been a fan of flakies but these are gorgeous!

    • BeautyJudy

      I am excited they are opaque in two to three coats, vs. just toppers!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    OMG I love Pros and Bronze and Take the Punny and Run!! Gorgeous polishes!

    • BeautyJudy

      Those are great picks!!

  • http://daydreamingbeauty.com Amber

    Take the Punny and Run and Moody Blues are so stunning! This collection is pretty epic!

    • BeautyJudy

      It is so wonderful!

  • http://www.notesfrommydressingtable.com/ Erika

    Drooling. Just drooling.

    • BeautyJudy

      Amen!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Take the punny looks so magical. Like a unicorn wonderment!

    • BeautyJudy

      lol, I agree!

  • marciaf

    Wow do those shine. They are unlike anything I’ve seen before.

    • BeautyJudy

      They are stunning!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    She’s Beyond Kelp and Moody Hues are so pretty

    • BeautyJudy

      She’s Beyond Kelp has me just staring at my nails!

  • http://www.beautyandfashiontech.com/ Carleen

    Wow! sparkly! I really like these.

    • BeautyJudy

      They are so beautiful!

  • http://www.confessionsofasarcasticmom.com/ Destany

    Very chrome-y! Which intturn makes them stand out for being so shiny!

    • BeautyJudy

      They really are stand outs!

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

    wow! These look so pretty and eye-catching!

    • BeautyJudy

      They really are!

  • http://www.oliveandivyblog.com/ Chelsea

    I seriously want all of these. SO gorgeous!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Not only do they shift but the flakes give them texture – I’m obsessed, lol!

  • Amisha Isby

    Omg these are gorgeous. Take the Punny and Run is to die for

    • BeautyJudy

      Right?! I didn’t want to take that one off, it’s so multi-dimensional!!!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    What a stunning collection. I don’t know which shade I love more, but Take the Punny and Run, Look on the Nighside and Green Weaver are calling my name.

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh yes, I like your style Cindy!!!

  • http://www.crazybeautifulmakeup.com/ Heather

    I love glitter polish, I am drooling over here 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL! I couldn’t help but gravitate towards these polishes first when I was wearing/swatching/reviewing!!!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    OMG, what a stunning collection! I love so many of them especially the ones that shift.

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh the shifters are so beautiful!!!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    WOW those are some serious metallics! Good to know they are easy to remove, I usually have problems with glitters and flakies.

    • BeautyJudy

      I almost used a glue base for the flakies the first time I wore one but I chanced it and I’m glad I did!