Thursday, November 8, 2012

KBShimmer Winter 2012 Collection, Part 1 - The Blues, Swatch and Review

Hi everyone!!
I'm happy to be back! As many of you know, I've been living through a terrible, life altering experience the last 2 weeks. My city was hit very badly by Hurricane Sandy and thankfully my family and home were spared any harm, but seeing my home town (and so many others) destroyed and so so many neighbors lose everything...well...to say it's hard to deal with is an understatement.
I don't want to dwell on that right now, I want to get back to NAIL POLISH which seems so shallow of me while so many so near me are in dire straights. But we DO need to keep going... I know I will continue to help my neighbors get their lives back on track too. Thank you so much for all the thoughts and well wishes to me, my family and those affected by the storm. It really does mean a lot!!

There are 9 beauties in this collection and I have far too many photos for just one (or 2 posts) so I will break this into THREE posts. This first one will show you the two blues from the winter collection. I sure do have a weakness for blues...and find they are perfect for any season, but especially winter!

Here's all the links you need to follow and shop!!
Shop KBShimmer on http://www.kbshimmer.com/
Find KBShimmer on Facebook
Shop Harlow & Co. on http://www.harlowandco.org/collections/kbshimmer
Find Harlow & Co. on  Facebook

Some important info before you shop: "Due to price increases with a few of my suppliers, polishes will be $8.75 per bottle starting 11/15. This collection includes a polish for charity, Wrappers Delight that will sell for $10.00. Please note that all polishes in the holiday collection will include a new, flat style brush."

 From their description "Snow Way - A sky blue base with white "snow" glitters and tiny iridescent glitters that flash blue complete my attempt to mimic a winters day." I used 3 coats here and the only trouble I had was getting the polish to make clean edges due to the large hexes..but that is fairly standard with glitters like this. Also, it can get thick on the nails (due to 3 coats, I will try 2 thick coats next time and see how that compares) I ADORE this blue. I adore white glitters. This is my clear favorite of the collection even though they are all amazing!





 From their description: "Hex Appeal - A navy jelly base with magenta, silver and blue hex glitters. Tiny micro bar glitters add a bit of pop. This one reminds me of New Years Eve and confetti floating in Times Square." I have on 2 coats with HK Girl top coat. Great coverage, easy application, super pretty on the nail!! Love the depth that the blue jelly gives.





 Be well everyone!! 
xo, Victoria


*Products in this post were sent for my honest opinion and review

27 comments:

  1. These two are my favorites of this collection. I hope I can catch a bottle before they're sold out. Won't take long, I'm sure...

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    1. Good luck!! I've found KBShimmer to do a great job with restocking, so if you miss it this time, you'll get it next time!

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  2. I am absolutely smitten with Snow Way as well! GORGEOUS!

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    1. And, hope it gets better for you and your neighbors! Prayers and thoughts for you all! <3

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  4. These are just beautiful! You have such awesome photos. I hope to be as good as you some day :)

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  5. It's not selfish at all to want to return to some sense of normalcy after a disaster, tragedy, huge change, etc. It's human and normal and we all do it. Our routines are comforting especially when we're surrounded by chaos.

    These polishes are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. That's incredibly sweet of you to say Robyn, made me tear up actually. Thank you for those words. <3 And glad you like the polishes :D

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    2. You're very welcome. It's the least I could do after recently using one of your manicures as inspiration for my own although mine is far from your level of perfection. One day, maybe. :)

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  6. Oh my gosh I completely want to own both of these polishes. So beautiful.

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  7. I've been waiting for your swatches of these! So gorgeous!

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  8. OMG so pretty!! My fave if definitely Snow Way it's just too gorgeous :) I love me some white glitter! Beautiful swatches :)

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  9. I MISSED YOU!!!!!! so glad you're back and that your family is doing well. i am SO IN LOVE with these polishes, i have never seen a KBShimmer polish i didn't like but these two are SCREAMING for me to buy them. especially snow way. i just... i can't look anymore. i want them.

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  10. I agree that both are gorgeous! I think I may like the 2nd more, though!

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  11. That first blue is my favourite! Looks awesome =D

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  12. Yay! So glad you're back! Snow Way is gorgeous. You wear it well! :)

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  13. Oh they are both gorgeous :D and I need Snow Way in my life even though I don;t know how will I get it

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  14. It's great to see you back! I am loving these polishes and, as always, your swatches are just perfection! I'm so sorry to hear of the devastation that you see around you, and my prayers are with those who have experienced difficulty, hurt and loss. Please know that the polish community sends our love to the coast!

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  15. Glad you are back, safe and warm! gorgeous swatches as usual.

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  16. These two just gave me life! I'm in love with both of these!!! Is snow way a jelly? I must have these! I love KB Shimmer.

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  17. Both of them are beautiful! Oh, I really want Snow Way! :-)

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I read and appreciate each and every comment!! Thank you so much <3