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Sep 01 2015

KBShimmer Fall 2015 Collection

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KBShimmer swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
I sat at my computer for more than an hour prepping this review, trying to think of a clever opening. The truth is, I kept looking back over my swatches and thinking about when I’m going to wear what polish. So that’s my intro. The KBShimmer fall 2015 hits on a few high notes for me this fall, and gets me excited for fall’s biggest moments from that first day you need a sweater, the moment trick-or-treaters show up at your door, or when you’re carving the turkey on Thanksgiving. Here’s some of my personal highlights of the color palette:

  • Dark, vampy yet colorful creme polishes
  • Unique glitter combos
  • Makes me want to put on a sweater and start a small bonfire in my backyard

How about we just jump right in?!

Be Scareful

In the sunlight:

KBShimmer Be Scareful swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
In the shade:
KBShimmer Be Scareful swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Be Scareful is a described as dots, shreds and circles in orange and black in a near-white crelly base. After dark, this polish glows ghoulish green! Hello, Halloween! I suck at glow-in-the-dark pictures, seriously. So I didn’t take one. Please forgive me! This is two coats. I can’t wait for Halloween now!

Talk Qwerty To Me:

In flash:

KBShimmer Talk Qwerty to Me swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
In the shade:
KBShimmer Talk Qwerty to Me swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Talk Qwerty To Me is described as a shimmering teal polish with pops of blue and gold micro flakes. I wore this in two coats for about three days and had no chipping. Fun fact: This color is inspired by the Fall 2015 Pantone Color Biscay Bay.

Teal It To My Heart:

KBShimmer Teal it to my heart swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Teal It To My Heart is described as a a strongly pigment teal polish that offers full coverage in almost one coat – totally true. I went ahead and did two just because. That’s how I like my polish. But this is pigmented like whoooooaaaa. KBShimmer says wear alone or pair with Talk Qwerty To Me. Fun fact: This color is inspired buy the Fall 2015 Pantone Color Biscay Bay. This one is going on my toes this month in honor of Teal Toes and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Such a Vlad-Ass

KBShimmer Such a Vlad-ass swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Such a Vlad-Ass is described as a deepened blood red creme with a slight blue undertone. I swatched this in two coats. I crave colors like this for fall – don’t you?!

Fig-Get About It

In the sunlight:

KBShimmer Fig-get About It swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
In the shade:
KBShimmer Fig-get About It swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
And a close-up:
KBShimmer Fig-get About It swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Fig-Get About It is described as a darkened fig/burgundy, linear holographic nail polish. I swatched it in two perfect coats. I might be a little obsessed with this one!

I Feel Gourd-Geous

In the sunlight:

KBShimmer I Feel Gourd-geous swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
In the shade:
KBShimmer I Feel Gourd-geous swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
I Feel Gourd-Geous is described as a coppery champagne color with a fine holographic.  Two or three coats will do the trick; for me and my nubbins, it took two! I feel like this is going to be a polish I incorporate into my Thanksgiving mani.

Open Toad Shoes

In the sunlight:

KBShimmer Open Toad Shoes swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
In the shade:
KBShimmer Open Toad Shoes swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Open Toad Shoes is described as a soft olive green crelly with pops of navy, burgundy and chartreuse glitters and hints of holographic shimmer. This one is based on the Pantone Fall 2015 color Dried Herbs. KBShimmer says full coverage in two or three coats – it took me two! This base color is one I’m digging for fall this year, and the glitters just make it a unique way to rock the trend.

I’ve Seen Sweater Days

In the sunlight:

KBShimmer I've Seen sweater Days swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
In the shade:
KBShimmer I've Seen sweater Days swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
I’ve Seen Sweater Days is described as a muted teal crelly with pops of cobalt blue glitter, lime green holo glitters and sliver glitters to accent. The brand recommends three coats for full coverage. I was able to get away with two thicker coats for my nubbins, and achieved opacity!

Breaking Blues

KBShimmer Breaking Blues swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Breaking Blues is described as a darkened periwinkle blue. KBShimmer produces highly-pigmented cremes and this is no exception. Opaque for me in two coats. One of my favorites!!!

Carpe Denim

KBShimmer Carpe Denim swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
KBShimmer Carpe Denim swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Carpe Denim is described as a navy jelly polish loaded with small silver holographic glitters. I achieved opacity in two coats but longer nails might need three or those who do thin coats might need three as well. This is one of my favorites in the collection!

Soul Deep

In the sunlight:

KBShimmer Soul Deep swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
In the shade:
KBShimmer Soul Deep swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Soul Deep is described as a blackened blurple creme; a midnight blue with has purple undertones. Another one that could be worn in one coat – but I recommend the second. My swatch is two coats. This is just my kind of fall creme, dark and vampy for cool nights by the backyard fire and days in work meetings! I want this on my nails when I return to work after maternity leave!! I’d say my swatch is a little off color in the sunlight – it pulls more purple than it shows, I think!

Dark & Twisty

KBShimmer Dark & Twisty swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
KBShimmer Dark & Twisty swatches review on BeautyJudy fall 2015
Dark & Twisty is described as a black jelly polish loaded with fine metallic glitters in a rainbow of colors. When I opened my box to look at all the polishes, THIS was the one that stood out to me as my favorite of the entire collection. It’s stunning and so much fun! I swatched it in two coats and it’s pretty opaque on my nubs; others might want three coats. KBShimmer says you could also layer this over a black polish but I will be content to wear this beauty on her own! This collection is a great mix of finishes, jewel-toned shades and unique glitters – something I identify as a KBShimmer “signature.”

Honestly – I think Christy and Jason and the team behind the brand come up with the most clever names for their polishes, they are fantastic at playing on words. As a word nerd myself, I LOVE this about the brand. I really got a kick out of some of the “throwback” music titles they worked in this collection! Formula and application – no complaints here.

The KBShimmer Fall/Halloween Collection will be launching on September 15 and will be available on KBShimmer.com, Amazon.com and select salons and retailers. It will also be available for those outside the U.S. through HarlowandCo.org.

Do you see any must-haves in this collection!? What’s your favorite from the above?!

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

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

    I NEED them all – absolutely love it – this collection is gorgeous.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    lol on “the intro”. brain fart, it happens to me. This is a lovely collection for Fall!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com

    Be Scareful is so cute, and surprisingly opaque for a crelly!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Love this collection! Beautiful shots!

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    Those shimmer polishes are gorgeous!

  • marciaf

    I just reviewed 6 of these and while I didn’t receive the descriptions they were easy to describe myself. I’m totally gaga over Fig-Get About It and Dark & Twisty. I think I’ll wear Deep Soul as a base with Dark & Twisty over it. The best polishes!!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    Yass! Be Scareful is right up my alley :)

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Carpe Denim is gorgeous

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

    Very cute shades!

  • Deest

    Thanks for the swatches, that was a lot of work. That teal cream is my favorite of the bunch.

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

    Scareful and Talk Querty to Me are so cute! Great swatches as usual !

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

    KBShimmer does it again! I love so many of these – the fig holo, the army-green glitter, even the dark blurple creme. Great FAll collex!

  • http://www.cosmetopiadigest.com/ CosmetopiaDigest.com

    These are all so beautiful! Be Scareful is the perfect Halloween polish. I’ve never tried glow-in-the-dark polishes before. They sound like fun.