Monday, September 14, 2015

KBShimmer Fall Collection 2015

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KBShimmer Fall Collection 2015

Hello Loves!  It's time for KBShimmer's Fall Collection for 2015!  This collection consists of 12 gorgeous new shades.  I have 6 of them to show you today.  I usually have a hard time picking polishes from the new KBShimmer collections, but this time it was excruciatingly painful to choose!  I want them all and will be purchasing the other six as soon as I have a little wiggle room in my budget.  :)  I also have another set of KBShimmer Water Slide Decals to show you.  Ready to see them?

Lets start with the holographic polish in the group, shall we?  Fig-Get About It is a two coat fig toned burgundy.  I have worn this one several times since receiving it for review, and it is fabulous!  Dark and sophisticated with a very strong holographic rainbow.
KBShimmer Fig-Get About It Swatch
KBShimmer Fig-Get About It Swatch

The next polish I want to show you is called Soul Deep.  Soul Deep is the perfect example of a KBShimmer cream polish.  This dark blurple shade (midnight blue with purple tones) is an absolutely flawless one coat polish.  Trust me, when I can get one coat coverage out of a polish, that's saying something!  Polish still defeats me since I'm so used to gel, but I'm getting better at it and a perfect formula definitely helps. :)
KBShimmer Soul Deep Swatch
KBShimmer Soul Deep Swatch

Moving on, I've Seen Sweater Days is a muted teal creally with cobalt blue glitter, lime green holographic glitter, and silver glitter.  This one does require three coats for opacity, but I found it easy to apply with very little glitter placement needed.
KBShimmer I've Seen Sweater Days Swatch
KBShimmer I've Seen Sweater Days Swatch

Such a Vlad-Ass is a darkened blood red cream.  The formula is great on this one too and it offers full coverage in two coats.  With that said, I completely flubbed my swatch on this one.  I admit, I was rushing a bit too much and let my top coat brush drag.  Of course, I didn't notice it until I was editing the photos and I was already well into a wear test so I couldn't go back and reswatch it.  I did double check it on my toes (no pictures for proof - you can thank me for that later) and it was definitely my error.  Anyway, here she is!
KBShimmer Such a Vlad-Ass Swatch
KBShimmer Such a Vlad-Ass Swatch

The next two polishes I have to show you are something I rarely encounter - they are so perfect that I can't bring myself to put art on top of them!  I'm not even kidding.  Art would take away from these beauties.

Carpe Denim is a dark navy jelly base that is loaded with silver glitters.  I swatched three coats but I could have gotten away with two.  The third just added more depth and bling.  I seriously don't have the words to describe this polish.  It reminds me of a midnight sky, but prettier.  My pictures do not do her justice.
KBShimmer Carpe Denim Swatch
KBShimmer Carpe Denim Swatch

Finally, Dark and Twisty is the other that I can't bring myself to put art over.  This black jelly base is loaded with multiple colors of fine metallic glitters.  It can be layered over black or worn alone in three coats for opaque coverage.  I swatched three coats here and it builds beautifully.  I am head over heels in love with the dark but colorful effect.  When the light hits it just right, the glitters really pop.
KBShimmer Dark and Twisty Swatch
KBShimmer Dark and Twisty Swatch

Here's a closeup.  I have a feeling I'm going to wear this one a ton this fall and winter!  Heck, I might even wear it year round.  It's like gems in a murky pool.
KBShimmer Dark and Twisty Closeup

So there you have them - six of the new KBShimmer shades for fall.  But wait!  I'm not done yet!  I also have a few nail art looks to show you.  :)

First up is a simple water slide decal mani.  These Silver Floral Water Slide Decals are avaliable from KBShimmer as well.  I love that the decals are a full sheet so I could pick and choose the floral arrangement.  I didn't think to take a picture of the sheet before I started cutting out my pieces, but this shot shows you how much is left after I finished one hand.  You can get a lot of manicures from this sheet!  The flowers look black in the photo, but you can see on my thumb that they are a silver foil effect.
KBShimmer Silver Floral Water Slide Decal

I applied these over a base of Such a Vlad-Ass.  Application was easy as could be.  I simply cut out the floral designs for each nail, popped them into a cup of water for a few seconds, slid the design off of the backing and placed it on my nail.  Then I used a trick that Christy shared on her Periscope a few weeks ago.  This is news to me, so I thought I would share it - you don't have to trim water decals to an exact fit!  Just add your top coat and it will melt the decal into the polish so you can peel the excess away.  Whoa...mind blown!  (Yes, I know.  I'm easily amused.  By the way, this only works with lacquer top coat.  Gel top coat doesn't melt the decal).  These silver foil flowers did lose a little of the foil effect when I added the top coat, though.  As they melted into the polish, they picked up a little texture.  I'll try them with gel polish next time and see if they stay super shiny.  Either way, they're gorgeous!  You can't ask for a quicker or easier nail art option.
KBShimmer Silver Floral Water Slide Decal
KBShimmer Silver Floral Water Slide Decal

Ok, one more nail art design and I'm done.  I took the opportunity to cash in on free shipping and added some of the KBShimmer Chevron Vinyls with Guides to my order.  I love the looks you can get with chevron vinyls, but I absolutely HATE trying to place the individual strips.  So these connected chevrons are perfect for me.  I tried to get a photo of the sheet before I used them, but it didn't really show the designs very well.  So here's a shot that shows where I removed several of the guides from the sheet.  The full sheet includes 32 Chevrons with Guides.  (Note, there are three individual chevrons left after you peel off the guided piece that can be placed one by one, so it's like a double sheet.) 
KBShimmer Chevrons with Guides Nail Vinyls

I admit, this mani almost killed me.  I wore it for a week and wanted to share it sooooo bad but couldn't because the polishes hadn't been released yet.  I started with a base of Fig-Get About It.  Then I used the Guided Chevron vinyls, alternating the direction of the chevrons on each nail.  I added one coat of Soul Deep over each vinyl and peeled them off for perfectly spaced chevrons.  Whoo Hoo!
KBShimmer Chevrons with Guides Nail Vinyls

I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as too much purple, so I kept going.  I added a few freehand roses with my Wildflowers Nail Art Paints and tied it all together with some holographic purple studs.  It's a purple overload, but I adore the final result!
Purple on Purple with KBShimmer Fall 2015 Polishes
Purple on Purple with KBShimmer Fall 2015 Polishes

I adore it so much that I couldn't stop taking pictures.  Here's a closeup.  The peek-a-boo holographic effect makes my heart smile.  And y'all know how much I love floral nail art.  So yeah...this one made me very happy.
Purple on Purple with KBShimmer Fall 2015 Polishes

One more shot and I'll wrap this up.  ;)
Purple on Purple with KBShimmer Fall 2015 Polishes

Be sure to check out the other 6 polishes in the Fall 2015 Collection.  One of them glows in the dark!  And while you're at it, take a peek at the other Water Slide Decal offerings and Nail Vinyl offerings.  KBShimmer has some gorgeous designs to choose from, including this blue floral water slide decal I reviewed previously.

The KBShimmer Fall 2015 Collection is available now as a full set with a free Clearly On Top topcoat.  The individual polishes will be available for purchase tomorrow (September 15, 2015).  If you look today, you'll notice the individual colors say "Sold Out."  No worries - they have plenty of stock and those "Sold Out" labels will disappear when the individual polishes are open for sale.  :)  Be sure to look, though!  Christy has loaded blogger swatches so you can window shop the other colors now too if you don't want the full set. For my international readers, the KBShimmer Fall Collection will be available via Harlow & Co.

~Michelle

*The KBShimmer Nail Polishes and Water Slide Decals featured in this post were provided by KBShimmer Bath and Body for my honest review.  The Chevron with Guides Nail Vinyls were purchased by me.  All links within this post are courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com. 

4 comments:

  1. Wow those are GORGEOUS NAILS! Love the art.

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  2. I love this collection! Hope to have KBShimmer in Italy too =(

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  3. Already ordered Fig-it About It just last night (along with another nude holo polish), but seeing your swatch makes me triple sure I did the right thing! :-). Love those Chevron guides too. I have a few decal sets and nail vinyls from KB Shimmer. Her soaps are also divine. My favorite indie brand!!

    Do you still use the gelly technique when wearing RNP Michelle? Or have you come across any other tips that really work to help it wear longer? I love my gels and Gelibility, but sometimes I want to skip the mixing step, plus avoid diluting the RNP.

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    1. I do still sandwich from time to time. :)

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