Every winter I pine over the KBShimmer holiday collections that I see on all the nail blogs. The unique blends of glitter and finishes always have me drooling! So I told myself I wasn’t missing out this year! I ordered 5 from the collection the very first morning they were released. The promo said the first 400 orders would get a pack of snowmen glitters and there’d also be free samples for a limited number of orders. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get either of these in my delivery, but these holiday pretties still have me smiling. The five I picked up are as follows-
Deja Brew, Fallen Angle, Flake Dance, Dressed to Gild, and White Here, White Now.
Deja Brew is a brown holo. It’s almost a reddish brown clay color. I don’t have any brown holographic polishes so I knew I had to try this one out. This one is generally a two-coater, but I did three coats plus topcoat for my photos. I haven’t worn this yet for more than just my photo session, but I did give my mom a manicure with this one. She’s picky and only likes funky cream colors… but even still, she thought Deja Brew was very pretty! Unfortunately, she says it started chipping just 18 hrs later. She does a lot more housework than me hehe, so I hope mine lasts longer since it’s such a beauty.
Fallen Angle is an indigo blue jelly with glitters in it, even some triangle glitters! I love unique shaped glitters, so this one is fun for me. Plus, I’m really into this shade of blue that leans a little bit purple. Since it’s a jelly you’ll need three coats (I’m also wearing topcoat in my pics). I was afraid I wasn’t going to get any triangles, but by my third coat I had enough of them on my nails.
Flake Dance is great glitter topper to make your nails look snow-covered. It’s a clear base with silver holographic glitter along with big snowflake shapes. I applied one coat over an aqua cream and then applied one thick coat of tocpoat to smooth it out. Initially my brush wasn’t picking up any big snowflakes, so I re-dunked it to fish out some of the big glitters and that did the trick. Flake Dance is perfect for a quick winter-themed mani.. I’m so glad I picked this one up!
Dressed to Gild-
Dressed to Gild is a gold holographic textured polish. This is my fave of the bunch!! If you like bling then Dressed to Gild is for you. I showed my boyfriend and he said, “It’s SPARKLICIOUS”! Yes, he has a tendency to humor me when I ask him for his two cents. But still, for a guy to come up with the word sparklicious to describe a nail polish- I think that says a lot. My first coat was very sheer and I was worried how many coats I’d need, but the second coat covered really well. I ended up doing a third coat though, and no topcoat of course since this is a textured polish. It’s so sparkly, I’m so glad I chose this shade!
White Here, White Now-
If you don’t already have a white textured polish in your stash, then you might want to try this one called White Here, White Now. When applying this one it seems to be a white cream with matte white glitters mixed in. I had a few bald spots so I did three coats. This is a great fun seasonal polish to make your nails look like fallen snow! It’s very non-traditional and I really wanted it!
I also picked up the unscented Whipped Shea Butter which I’ve been using obsessively for the last week. So what do you think of my swatches? Are you itching to try out any of these winter indies?? There’s some other cool looking polishes in this winter collection too, it was really hard to choose. They retail for $8.75 a piece in the U.S., or for international shipping you can find them at Harlow & Co. Check out the entire collection here at the KBShimmer site: https://www.kbshimmer.com/product-category/nail-polish/winter-2014-polish-collection/