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If multichrome, holographic, flakie, magnetic goodness is on your wishlist this holiday season, KBShimmer’s holiday collection for 2018 has you covered!
“This winter, travel with KBShimmer on a Winter’s journey through some of winter’s favorites. This 12-piece collection celebrates the feel in the air, the cozy vibe from bundling up, and festive times with friends. We are also excited to introduce the 2018 charity polish, Santa Claws; $4.00 from each bottle purchased on KBShimmer.com will go to the Terre Haute Humane Society, and one person who purchases this polish will have $250 donated to their local humane society. So Tuesday, November 15th, join us and get festive with our new shades, available for $10 at KBShimmer.com.”
Black Friday Promo
Before I jump into pretty polish swatches, I want to share a very important Black Friday note!
November 15th through November 25th, each purchase of $50 or more on KBShimmer.com will receive a KBShimmer holographic draw string backpack free!
Plus, free shipping equals Priority Shipping!
“We know you want your nail mail ASAP, so we are upgrading all orders that qualify for free shipping to USPS Priority Mail,” the brand says.
(Shipping upgrade valid November 15th through November 25th on orders of $50 or more.)
How about those pretty polishes we’ll all want to be wearing while we deck the halls?!
KBshimmer says, “There is something about taupe; not quite brown, nor gray, and not beige that feels warm and cozy to me. The color just pairs well with jeans and leggings, and matches most home décor, which is why I have a million sweaters and blankets in taupe.” Taupe Notch is a nod to all things cozy – it’s a creally base with holo flecks, with a warm rose gold shimmer glow. Brand says it’s best in two to three coats – I show it in two here.
I’ll Be Chrome For Christmas
Brand says, “I have to admit it, I love Christmas. The music, the movies, and the wrapping of presents brings me joy. Like many, the time spent with family is also something to cherish. I’ll Be Chrome For Christmas is Christmas in a polish.” Like the tatters of wrapping paper, multichrome chrome flakes in shades of red, gold and green pop against a snowy white base. Best in two to three coats, shown above in two.
KBShimmer says, “When it comes to holiday treats, I love cordial cherries. That bright red cherry with creamy center and crisp chocolate shell was a favorite of both mine and my grandfathers. Seeing those red boxes just brings back warm memories.” So Cordial is a warm-hued Christmas red shade gleams with a semi-metallic finish. Micro-holo flakes add sparkle to the red shade. Christy, I get you. Cherry Cordials are my my fav (although I prefer the liquid center to the cream!) Best in two coats, and that’s how I’ve shown it here!
Santa Claws (Magnetic Charity Polish)
Each year KBShimmer chooses a charity and donates proceeds from the sales of one of their holiday polishes. This year, the brand chose the Terre Haute Humane Society.
“As a parent of three adopted cats, we are thrilled to be able to donate $4.00 from each bottle of our Christmas Polish, Santa Claws, to this wonderful organization! Plus, we will pick one person that purchased this polish and donate $250 to their local humane society! Some holidays you cannot think of without thinking of its iconic colors. For Christmas it is red, green and gold. When creating this year’s charity polish, I wanted to play with that classic palette,” the brand said.
Santa Claws is a magnetic polish that looks like a bronze-gold polish with red background, then when you use it with a magnet, a green background sets off the red magnetic accent, while hints of gold shine through with a dusting of holo glitter. Best in two coats, shown that way here.
Please note, that Santa Claws is a magnetic that will best show a more broad magnetized effect, vs. a tight cat’s eye line as seen with other magnetic polishes!
“Some people count down the days until birthdays or holidays, I count down until it is chilly enough for sweaters and leggings. And I know I am not the only one, SNL even has a skit about sweata weatha!” The brand writes in a press release! Sweater Weather is a bright and bold green is a nod to sweaters popping up. This uber-shiny polish is almost metallic, and pops of micro holo flakes make it light up! Shown here in two coats.
“If you live in a colder area, you know the vibe when the forecast calls for snow. The kids are excited, the stores are packed, and expectations are that it will feel like winter soon,” KBShimmer says. Flake Expectations is a nod to winter and the chilly vibe in the air. Multichrome flakes shift from lime gold to bright green to royal blue to navy. This flake shade is perfect over creams in one to two coats, or sponge on in three to four coats for full coverage. I decided to show one of the flakies over a bare nail, in two coats, and it was this one!
“Being an adult is hard. We work all day, then come home needing to cook, clean, do laundry, and more, just to wake up and do it again. By Friday, I think most of us are saying Yes! It’s the weekend, where relaxing, hanging out with friends, and doing what we want takes priority,” said KBShimmer. Yes Weekend! is inspired by the freedom of the weekend. Multichrome flakes boldly shift from a vibrant green to aquamarine, fuchsia, magenta and orange. This flake shade is perfect over creams in one to two coats, or sponge on in three to four for full coverage.
I put two coats over I Cat Even, a holo, because…OMG.
Oh wait, did I not share I Cat Even yet?…..
I Cat Even
“Growing up I was a dog person,” said Christy from KBShimmer. “Our family had big dogs and little dogs, and even with cats on the family farm, dogs were it, until I met my husband, the cat person. We started out with one of each, a cat and dog. Soon we grew to a house of two cats. After our dog passed, our third cat joined the tribe. I slowly began to appreciate how unique cats are. They are smart, willful, affectionate, and wicked and can make humans stay in one place for hours just by sitting on our lap. Cats are the best.” Um, heck yes they are!!!!! I Cat Even is deep navy blue linear holo that in some lights looks blurple. This dark shade is perfect in one to two coats – shown in two!
Space-ial Edition (Magnetic)
“On a chilly winter’s evening, many of us look up at the sky and wonder what is out there. We look for that one bright star to guide us or wish upon, or just hope to see a glimpse of holiday magic,” KBShimmer said. I definitely do this. The nighttime sky grounds me! Especially in the cold of winter. That’s one thing I’ll miss, living in Florida now. Anyway! Space-ial Edition is a deep purple polish with a galaxy worth of holo flakes and strong blue shimmer. When used with a magnet, the shimmer gathers like the Milky Way, seeming to move with the flick of your fingers for a truly space-ial manicure. Best in two coats, and that’s how I’ve shown it.
Just like Santa Claws, the effect will be more “spaced” out.
Love Thy Selfie
“Today social media is a part of almost each of our lives, and with cameras able to share shots globally in an instant, sharing our self with the world has never been easier or harder. With IG perfect photos all around, filters and props make those snaps look more perfect then they probably are. We at KBShimmer encourage you to love yourself for who you are, and to Love Thy Selfie. Embrace the differences that make you, you!” The brand wrote in its polish description!
I really appreciate this sentiment. I am always self-conscious about the photos I share on my blog and on Instagram. I don’t always have the best lighting or the cleanest cuticles. My brows may have a stray hair or two, my nail polish a bubble. But my photos represent how makeup and nail polish look ON A REAL PERSON. In a world full of filtered, edited photos, I swallow the lump in my throat and I hit “publish” with real, unfiltered photos.
Love Thy Selfie is multichrome flakes shift from a rich indigo, to royal purple, fuchsia and magenta. This flake shade is perfect over creams in one to two coats, or sponge on in three to four for full coverage. I used two coats over Taupe Notch and I LOVE how it turned out!
On Cloud Wine
“There is something about wine that makes it the drink of choice for so many. Maybe it is the wide variety of varieties, each with a different note from the grapes, the barrel, the age. It could be that it is just on trend, but no matter the reason, people seem to enjoy a glass, and after a few are On Cloud Wine!” KBShimmer writes. On Cloud Wine is a red-leaning grape jelly polish. Shifting flakes swim in the jelly base, morphing from shades of teal to purple and fuchsia. This shade deepens in color with coats, so is best in two to three. Shown here in two, I will opt for a third for wear because it seems darker at my tips and I think that third coat will create the opaque look I crave.
“There is one in most families. They claim to have the best sense of style, love to give clothing advice, and tell you exactly where to shop and what does (and does not) look good on you. Sometimes that person really is in the know, but sometimes they are just a hot mess, and that can make family gatherings oh-so-fun!” KBShimmer said. Fuchsia-nista is a nod to all lovers of fashion! A bright mix of multichrome flakes start with fuchsia and shift into hues of purple, magenta and orange. This flake shade is perfect over creams in one to two coats, or sponge on in three to four for full coverage.
I used it over So Cordial, I love a good red and purple combo!!!
So there you go. The KBShimmer holiday collection!
With the exception of personally needing a third coat of On Cloud Wine and not realizing initially that the magnetics were more of a broad effect than tight effect, all of these were perfection for me. My favorites are Santa Claws, I’ll Be Chrome for Christmas and I Cat Even with Yes Weekend!
Don’t forget – November 15th is go-time!!!
What do you think of these polishes – what will you be picking up?! Share in the comments below!
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