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Sep 18 2017

My Collab with KBShimmer: Northern Frights!

Disclaimer: PR sample, see bottom.

KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy

There is something on my long-term bucket list that I hope to cross off before I die:

  • See the Northern Lights in person, in Norway.

Well, I have no idea when it will be possible for me to see the lights in person but I used the lights as inspiration for my collaboration with KBShimmer!!

I’m over-the-moon to announce KBShimmer Northern Frights, one of 14 new polishes in the KBShimmer Fall Collection and one of 12 blogger collaboration shades launching first at Polish Con, THIS WEEKEND, then in October online (keep reading for purchase deets)!

Northern Frights is a complex, shifty shade that KBShimmer calls “aurora borealis in a bottle.” The polish is filled with holo flakes, a base that shifts from emerald green to indigo purple to navy. It’s also part of the debut of KBShimmer’s new five-free nail polish!

I decided on the name Northern Frights because it’s a play off of, of course, Northern Lights, and Halloween time – which is one of my favorite holidays!

The nighttime sky is special to me. The best way I can explain it is that it grounds me. I often turn up to the night sky when I am going through a life change, a day-to-day challenge, or even a moment of happiness and thankfulness. I look up, and I look around, and for the moments or however long I’m gazing, the sky is all I see, and it’s vastness really captures me. It brings a quiet to me that I really can’t explain. It simply brings me peace. I have laid on the hood of my car for an hour, watching meteor showers. One year, I asked Mike to venture with me further south from where we lived in New Jersey to chase after less light pollution – just so I could see the mid-November Leonids more vividly.

I have a tattoo on my left inner wrist of the constellation Cassiopeia, to remind me to look up and find my way when I need to. She is the first thing my eyes search for when I tilt my head up and back.

I’m not good at math, so I barely squeaked by my astronomy class senior year of college, but I am so grateful for what the education opened up to me.

But enough with the blah blah blah inspo….I have a TON of pictures to capture Northern Frights in different lighting…

KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy
KBShimmer Northern Frights f all 2017 nail polish collection collaboration blogger BeautyJudy

I am grateful for the opportunity to provide inspiration for a color, but the credit for the formula and finished product is all Christy and Jason and company! They did an amazing job taking my inspiration picture and turning it into something that looks like a magical star-speckled nighttime sky in a bottle.

I would share the photo here that originally inspired the polish, but I respect copyrights. So instead, I’ll provide this link here, which is a link to a Google search for “green and purple northern lights.”

Northern Frights looks opaque and sparkly in two coats. I’ve used it with KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat, and Zoya’s Naked Manicure system. KBShimmer’s top coat gives it more of a glossy, smooth finish. It removes pretty normal, it doesn’t require the work that a glitter might. I removed it twice with Zoya Remove+.

Northern Frights will be available, as mentioned, at Polish Con this coming weekend in Chicago! The official release date for online sales is Friday, October 13 – HOW FUN!!!! Friday the 13th!!! I will also be hosting a giveaway for two bottles of this color here on BeautyJudy – stay tuned for that post this week!

This polish brings together two of my loves. My love of the nighttime sky, and my love for nail polish. I was a fan of KBShimmer long before I started working with the brand, and I am very, very excited to have gotten the opportunity to do this collab with the team alongside some of the most amazing bloggers and IGer’s I’ve seen.

What do you think of Northern Frights?! Have you seen any of the other collab polishes yet?! Stay tuned, I will post the rest of the collection as soon as the other bloggers have had a chance to reveal their shades, as well!

Disclaimer: I received the KBShimmer polish for honest consideration by the brand. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://www.casualcontrast.com Emily Draher • Casual Contrast

    I just finished cropping my swatches of this collection – so gorgeous! Your shade is fabulous, Judy!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much emily! Your swatches are great!!!

  • http://mynailpolishobsession.blogspot.com My Nail Polish Obsession

    Love how your inspiration turned into this beautiful polish.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you!

  • http://www.modelcitypolish.com/ Nina at Model City

    Oh wow!!! This is just gorgeous!!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Nina!!

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

    This is amazing!!! Congrats and it’s gorgeous!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Miranda!!!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Love this one! So wonderful seeing your creation come to life!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Lisa – I can’t wait to wear yours, it is gorgeous!!

  • http://polishedlifting.com Courtney B

    What a fun collab! Congrats on having your own polish!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Courtney!!!

  • http://www.FromMyVanity.com/ Katie // From My Vanity

    Um, first off — CONGRATULATIONS on collaborating to create a nail polish. That’s so amazingly exciting!!! <3 Second, what a stunning color! Love it!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much Katie!!! It’s been a cool journey!!

  • Kristi Vasquez

    So pretty! The shifting and the flakies really appeal to me!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you Kristi!!!

  • Phyrra Nyx

    Your color is so cool!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much!!!

  • robin

    How exciting to do a collab!!! This is a really really pretty polish!!!! Love it!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks, Robin!!!

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    Congrats on your collab; she’s a beauty. I hadn’t heard of these so I’m curious to see what else there is.

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh they are all gorgeous! I will have the full collection up Monday, I just couldn’t make it happen before Polish Con

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    Congrats on your collaboration, that is just fantastic! It’s a beautiful polish, you should be so proud!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much!!!!

  • Ehmkay Nails

    This color came out amazingly! I love your inspiration and I hope that you get to go on your dream vacation!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so so much – your color is one of my favs I was very paparazzi taking pics of it lol

  • marciaf

    I’m so excited for you that your are a collaborator. So many of the items on your 40th birthday list are happening for you even if it’s a little after 40. Your polish is just gorgeous and I’ll be one of the first to enter your giveaway. Just amazing!

  • http://www.portraitofmai.com/ Mai

    I love this color, I think it’s so perfect for fall/winter and the shift is beautiful!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Mai!!!

  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    What a lovely interpretation!

    • BeautyJudy

      They did an awesome job!!!

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

    OMG STFU!!!!!! That is so fabulous! Congratulations, Judy! Your polish is STUNNING!

    • BeautyJudy

      LOL! YES! Thank you so much Brooke!

  • Jen Sky Walker

    This is such a great inspiration and the name is perfection!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Jen!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Congratulations, Judy, on your collaboration polish! It’s gorgeous! And it definitely reminds me of the aurora. On occasion, it does come down to Massachusetts. In fact, I missed it a little over a week ago unfortunately. Hopefully, I’ll get another chance.

    • BeautyJudy

      Massachusetts is a heck of a lot more affordable than Norway right now…perhaps I need to schedule myself a New England vacation next year!!!!

      • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

        I wish you would! But the Northern Lights are a little tricky to plan in advance for unfortunately 😉

  • Naked Without Polish

    This is beautiful!!! I’m right there with you. I want to see the Northern Lights so badly! Wonderful inspiration!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks girl!

  • http://www.polishgalore.com/ PolishGalore

    Aww Judy, congratulations on your own custom polish! I remember sitting with you as you said how much you wished someone would ask to collaborate with you, and I was there when you found out it would be KBShimmer! Now I get to sit here and see the polish myself. And this weekend, I’ll grab a bottle of my own to sit on my special shelf! I hope to follow in your footsteps one day. <3 Love you lots.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you so much Krystal!!! I am very excited, as you know, lol!