KB Shimmer Early Summer Collection

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KB Shimmer nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

KB Shimmer is launching an “early summer” collection, which is exciting to me, for two reasons:

  • More holos, cremes and introducing TEXTURES!
  • Early summer….THIS MEANS IT’S ALMOST SUMMER!

OK. So here’s an overview of the entire, 12-piece collection, which launches TOMORROW Friday, May 23!!!!!! Who’s excited?! I left the shade descriptions off the six I’ve got swatches of for you:

The Creams:

  • Let’s Not Coral– A pink leaning coral cream. 2 Coats Recommended
  • Low and Be Bold 
  • Right As Reign

The Textures:

  • Partners In Lime
  • She Twerks Out – A bold aqua polish, featuring teal, lime, and violet holographic glitters. 2 Coats Recommended
  • Too Pop To Handle

The Holos:

  • Pt Young Thing – A platinum silver linear holographic polish. 2 Coats Recommended
  • In Bare Form
  • Big Tan On Campus – A light tan-ish brown holographic polish. 3 Coats Recommended
  • Run! It’s The Coppers!
  • Goldie Rocks – A shimmery gold holographic polish. 3 Coats Recommended
  • Stark Raven Mad – A deep charcoal linear holographic polish. 2 Coats Recommended

Swatches, shall we?!

In Bare Form

With flash:

KB Shimmer In Bare Form nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

In low sun light:KB Shimmer In Bare Form nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

In shade:KB Shimmer In Bare Form nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

In Bare Form is a beautiful near-nude holographic nail polish. The holo is subtle in the shade, plays in the low sun light, and is so vibrant with full light! I really love having a neutral shade with this neat effect. It brings new life to what can be a work appropriate nude! I used two coats, and had a very little bit of visible nail line. KB Shimmer recommends you use three coats of polish. Great formula.

Run! It’s the Coppers!

With flash:

KB Shimmer Run! It's the Coppers nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

In shade:KB Shimmer Run! It's the Coppers nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Run! It’s the Coppers! is a stunning metallic copper linear holographic polish. Again, KB Shimmer recommends three coats. I did two, and was pretty happy with the opacity. I love the way the holo looks in the shade. Great formula on this, as well.

Partners in Lime

KB Shimmer Partners in Lime texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy KB Shimmer Partners in Lime texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Here’s Partners in Lime with one coat of glossy top coat:KB Shimmer Partners in Lime texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Partners in Lime is a textured polish with lime, aqua and gold holographic glitters. KB Shimmer, which is introducing texture with this early summer collection, recommends two coats. I listened. The lime hue of this polish is so vibrant! This is one of my favorites for sure!

Too Pop to Handle

KB Shimmer too pop to handle texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy KB Shimmer too pop to handle texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

With glossy top coat over it:KB Shimmer too pop to handle texture nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Too Pop to Handle is a purple-toned fuchsia color, with violet, magenta and aqua holographic glitters. This is recommended in two coats, and again, I followed directions. It’s beautiful. I need to order the only other texture I don’t have from this collection, because I really like the effect.

Right as Reign

KB Shimmer Right as Reign nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy KB Shimmer Right as Reign nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Right as Reign is one of those deep indigo purple polishes that’s hard to capture! I used two coats of this creme here, and the brand recommends two to three coats. I ended up using my phone to get pretty accurate color photos here! I’m obsessed with this bright, bold purple for summer. Formula was easy.

Low and Be Bold

KB Shimmer Low and Be Bold nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy KB Shimmer Low and Be Bold nail polish swatches and review early summer 2014 collection BeautyJudy

Low and Be Bold is a bright, near ultramarine blue polish. The brand recommends two to three coats, and I used two. I might use a third the next time I put it on my digits. The formula was a little thinner than Right as Reign, it felt more like a jelly creme. This one also had a bit of a “skunky” smell to it as I applied it. I emailed KB Shimmer and they told me: “The odor you are smelling is from ultramarine blue, which is a pigment in the polish itself. It is normal for that type of pigment. Some people are more sensitive to that smell then others.” I didn’t know that, and I’m glad they explained it to me! Regardless of the smell, this is one of my favorites!!!

I mean, let’s be honest, I love all of these polishes. Picking a clear favorite would be tough, and a choice between Partners in Lime and Right as Reign. I love the variety in finish and texture that the early summer collection offers, and the variance in color from coral to lime green and deep, indigo purple.

As I mentioned, these polishes will be on sale starting tomorrow on the KB Shimmer site!

I know other bloggers have posted swatches, too, of these and some of the other pretty polishes in the collection. Do you have a list of lemmings you’re hoping to satisfy tomorrow when these go on sale?! I’d love to hear what ones you’re excited for!

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