Disclaimer: PR Sample, see below
Confession: Polish and Indie Pickup this month might make me broke.
I want ALL the Weather-themed related things! But I’m kicking off the month sharing one of the combos that I’d be putting in my cart first if I didn’t already have it: KBShimmer’s polish, What Does It Mean? and Sugar Scrub in After the Rain.
After the Rain
This month KBShimmer offers a sugar scrub for the weather-themed Indie Pickup, a container full of bright, rainbow scrub with moisturizing, luxe oils and just a hint of sparkle.
For Indie Pickup, KBShimmer’s Christy Rose said in an email to bloggers, “I’ve never liked rain as much as my husband Jason does, but I do love sun showers. It makes me so happy to see those magical drops of rain still falling as the sun peeks out, becoming tiny prisms that reflect and fill the sky with rainbows. On a recent trip, I managed to capture photos of a double rainbow after a sun shower and knew that it was the perfect time to bring back my rainbow sugar scrub!”
Christy added, “Boldly swirled with seven different colors, After The Rain sugar scrub is a blend of sweet melons, juicy raspberries, cool lemonade, fresh cracked coconut and raw sugarcane – if rainbows had a scent, I imagine they would smell like this!”
I love the super subtle shimmer that this scrub has – check it out:
KBShimmer highly suggest that you do not let this sit in a hot mailbox, as the oils will float to the top. If that happens, let it cool, then scoop farther down into the jar to get to the desired amount of sugar for use. I live in Central Florida where summer starts early, and although I met my mail man at the mailbox, the scrub was super liquified from sitting all day on the mail truck.
Here’s how it looked after I let it cool down:
Just like the brand suggested, I dug into the scrub to get to the prettier sugar layers, and that first tub shot demonstrates post-scoop!
I always scoop out just enough and like the brand recommends, rub in a circular motion to exfoliate. I take a warm or hot shower.
Try not to get water into your scrub, it and use it within 24 months. Storage in the shower may reduce shelf life, so if I put one in the shower it’s because I’m using it once or twice a week.
The scent is such a sweet melon-y, berry fragrance. It’s yummy (but don’t eat it!) I like how smooth my skin feels after using this scrub.
What Does It Mean?
About What Does It Mean?, Christy said it’s “a dusty Caribbean blue base loaded with holo glow flakes for a bit of rain-like sparkle. Red-to-green aurora shimmer adds a colorful twist.”
Although you’d think the sun would be the best lighting for this polish, Christy went on to say, “My favorite view of this shade is under overcast skies, when the shimmer shows off its own gorgeous spectrum of hues that rivals even the beauty of a double rainbow!”
I love this dusty blue and the shimmer it gives off. I ended up wearing it for four-ish days, I usually only last a couple days with a polish mani but I loved it so much. It applied well in two coats but I did a third because I love the depth of the blue. It was pretty easy to remove.
When open, shop the PPU website here. Remember – you can only purchase these two goodies over this coming weekend (June 7-10). If you don’t know – PPU and Indie Polish Pickup are a monthly sale of indie nail polish and beauty-related items that makers create with a community-generated theme. So the polishes and beauty items for sale are limited edition and special!
What Does It Mean? and After the Rain will retail for $10.00 each with no cap.
Do you shop Polish Pickup? Are either of these on your wish list?! I am afraid to create my wish list, all the makers really did an awesome job on this theme!