Fitness app step count update: 297. Which means OFFICIALLY skinny may never come. Ugh. What’s a girl gotta do to lose some weight around here? I mean, I just spent the past 7 hours straight painting and re-painting my nails, which is basically EFFORT to like the trillionth degree. And despite the fact that 97.8465% of it was done while sitting in a chair, if body parts are moving then exercise is happening and so bonus points are coming in case you didn’t know. Preferably a little quicker, though, cuz there’s a Full House marathon lurking, and well, the shows don’t watch themselves. Nor gets a blog written, but that is beside the point.
Let’s talk polish! I received a ginormous swatch package from Christy with KBShimmer to share with you today. There’s something for everyone in here, so y’all get your wallets out and your focus face on; it’s about to get suuuuper pass-out-y in about 2.5 seconds. Lessss go!
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ALL OF THIS. IMMEDIATELY.
For one, I don’t know how I managed to pose in exact symmetry a mere 14 times in a row, but that collage is LEGIT. Seriously, the overachieve-y is at an all-time high right now. Worth half a horn toot, at least.
Secondly, OMG who’s buying these?! Gah! KBShimmer does it again, gettin’ us all drool-y and unattractive. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, this right here is a good place to start. 18,000 bottles, and in they cart they go. Weeee!
SO. Fall 2017 Collaboration Collection, designed in conjunction with some awesome swatchers and bloggers. YOU NEED. The end.
Working with another person to create a polish based on their vision, their inspiration photo, is always one of the hardest but most rewarding things we do. That moment when you know you matched what was in their head, that is the best!
— Christy Rose, KBShimmer
The first two polishes shown are a couple of Christy’s own creations; after that, it’s a blogger EXTRAVAGANZA! Plus (and because I, too, am a dadgum professional), I typed out all the blog links for ultra carpal tunnel-like scenarios. Soooo, you better get to clickin’ cuz it’s the right thing to do.
Here’s your as-quick-as-14,767-polishes-can-be rundown of colors. Enjoy!
STOP AND SMELL THE ROSÉ
DESCRIPTION: A softly pink, near copper linear holographic
OPACITY: Three coats, but the last coat was mainly to see how deep the color would get
OH MY GOURD
DESCRIPTION: A creamy butterscotch
OPACITY: Two yummy coats; could easily eat my own fingers if SOCIETY wasn’t so judgy
DESCRIPTION: A deepened olive jelly filled with orange/green/gold shifting glitters
OPACITY: Three thin coats, plus it’s GREEN so of course we lub it lots
COLLAB WITH: Holly / Miss Holly Berries
HIGH-RISE TO THE OCCASION
DESCRIPTION: A light grey with violet shimmer and rainbow metallic flakies
OPACITY: Two coats, three if you’re crazy; obviously I did three
COLLAB WITH: Michelle / Ehmkay Nails
DESCRIPTION: An emerald green/indigo purple/navy shifter filled with holo glow flakies
OPACITY: Multichrome is happening! I’m sorry, what is your question?
COLLAB WITH: Judy / Beauty Judy
DESCRIPTION: A rich brown filled with copper and gold holographic microglitters
OPACITY: Two surprisingly good coats considering all that glitter; she’s lovely!
COLLAB WITH: Gaby / LacquerLoon
BETTER LAKE THAN NEVER
DESCRIPTION: A teal blue filled with holo glow flakies and a turquoise shimmer
OPACITY: Two here too; smooth and dreamy
COLLAB WITH: Alicia / Delishious Nails
I DON’T WANT NO SHRUBS
DESCRIPTION: A hot pink polish filled with micro golden flakies and shimmer
OPACITY: I did two, some did three, but once I sprained my own foot from stretching on the couch too hard so clearly I do things wrong sometimes
COLLAB WITH: Jen / My Nail Polish Obsession
OLIVE OR TWIST
DESCRIPTION: A deepened olive with holo glow flakies and golden flash
OPACITY: Two coats. Another GREEN. Best day ever, in case you’re curious.
COLLAB WITH: Mishra / Nail It Lovely
PEARLS GONE WILD
DESCRIPTION: A silver holographic glitter with pinky red shimmer that shifts to copper and gold
OPACITY: Two coats plus one GIANT driving hazard. SO. MUCH. BLING.
COLLAB WITH: Amy / McPolish / Polish Etc.
LADY AND THE VAMP
DESCRIPTION: A plum colored Mega Flame with hints of maroon and aubergine
OPACITY: Two coats for extra sexy scenarios! Or sweatpant scenarios, you know, if you’re me.
COLLAB WITH: Lisa / Cosmetic Sanctuary
PEACH FOR THE SKY
DESCRIPTION: A sky blue creme loaded with a peachy copper shimmer
OPACITY: Three coats; pure happiness in a bottle
COLLAB WITH: Antoinette / aricedotcom
PUN-KING SPICE LATTE
DESCRIPTION: A terracotta creme filled with subtle copper shimmer
OPACITY: Three coats. This one’s going on ALL the surfaces, for sure. Mine AND yours.
COLLAB WITH: Valesha / Peachy Polish
LET’S FANG OUT
DESCRIPTION: A plum creme with hints of maroon and aubergine
OPACITY: Two coats; a purple so deep it looks almost black in certain lighting
COLLAB WITH: Sam / Sam Nailed It
THE ROUND UP
Good news, y’all: all of these are available right now, so whatever excuse you had for not tossing a billion in the cart has been officially canceled and deleted. Plus, this is the first collection featuring their all new 5-Free polish base, so if you’re not properly convinced at this point, I feel var var sad about your brain. The deets:
Full collection retails for $120; single bottles are $9.25 each.
Where to buy: http://www.kbshimmer.com
Stockists for international customers: Harlow & Co (Canada) and Color4Nails (the rest of the world)
And now, more linky loos! Connect with KBShimmer:
As always, thank you so much for reading all the way to the bottom. If it wasn’t for you, I’d just be in here talking to myself like a crazy person. Or a crazy-ER person. Either way.
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