KBShimmer Blogger 2013 Collection Swatch and Review plus GIVEAWAY

 press sample
 I shared with you The Blogger and Winter collection press release from KBShimmer. Today I have swatches of the entire 11 shades in the Blogger collection, including the shade Christy Rose of KBShimmer created with me! That's right! I was asked to be a part of this insanely talented group of ladies and I'm incredibly honored and grateful. It was really fun and easy working with Christy Rose and she created exactly what I envisioned. I couldn't be happier. This post is picture heavy! Hope you make it to the end because KBShimmer was so so generous to include extras for a giveaway for you guys! xo
These are on sale now for $8.75 a bottle and can be purchased at Http://www.KBShimmer.com.  For sales outside of the US visit http://www.HarlowandCo.org. KBShimmer will also be offering free priority shipping through 12/31 for all orders over $50.
All swatches have KBShimmer Basic Training base coat and KBShimmer Clearly On Top top coat. One more thing before we start with the photo love and actual reviews...I had a terrible break on my middle finger right after receiving this amazing box to review. I patched it quite remarkably with Orly Nail Rescue, but I just wanted to let you know..if you see anything wonky looking (ie not smooth) on my middle finger it's that..not the polish in any way. OK, now let's see!!

 KBShimmer Snow Much Fun  – Victoria from The Manicurator (that's me!) – A  light blue jelly  with light blue holo glitter, white glitters in several sizes and finishes, a sprinkling of micro holographic glitter, and white snowflake glitter. 3 Coats Recommended

 I wanted a shade that makes you think SNOW! The first snow has always always been so magical for me, that is what I wanted to evoke with this collaboration. Christy Rose got it on her first try!
I did find I needed 3 coats to reach an opacity that I was happy with. And please note..the snowflakes are larger than the circle glitters and even after top coat, on my curvy nails, the ends of the snowflakes stick up. If I were wearing for more than a day I'd apply 2 coats of top coat. The snowflakes are a bit heavier and tend to sink down more. I turned my bottle upside for a moment before application and had to fish for just one, the others came out of the bottle easily.

 KBShimmer Green Hex And Glam – Kayla from Kayla Shevonne – A forest green jelly with holographic hex glitters.  Best in 3 coats.
 This one was really my surprise favorite!! I don't ever expect to like greens, because...well, I don't like greens. But this is some kind of gorgeous pine green that I honestly did not want to take off. This is two coats and no issues at all with formula.

 KBShimmer Christmas Now – Crystal from Crystal’s Crazy Combos – A green jelly with multi-colored squares, circles, and stars. 3 Coats Recommended
 This is as fun and beautiful shade as I'd expect from Crystal! It really does make me think of her impatient self waiting for the fun and presents of Christmas. I used two coats and was very happy with how it covered. It's chock full of glitter too, not fishing needed at all. Crystal layered hers over a silver foil on her blog, and it looks amazing, check that out too :)

 KBShimmer Will Yule Marry Me? – Chelsea from The Nail Network – A navy blue crelly with sparkling silver holo circle and hex holo glitter.  2 Coats Recommended
 Absolutely adore this shade, and think it perfectly represents Chelsea's night time proposal last year. How sweet! I only needed 2 coats and perfect formula once again.

 KBShimmer Strung Out- Jackie from Candy Coated Tips – A black jelly polish with circle “light” glitters in gold, silver, green, blue, red.  1-2 Coats Over Black Recommended
 Another surprise for me. Wasn't expecting to love this one as much as I do. It's absolutely stunning on, the circle glitters glow from under the black jelly..totally perfect for holiday lights inspiration! I have on 2 coats with a tiny bit of dabbing to even out color in some spots.

 KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas – Cris from Let Them Have Polish – A light cotton candy pink polish featuring red, green and neon glitters in a variety of shapes.  2-3 Coats Recommended
 This polish is every bit as unique and colorful as Cris is! I used two coats here and was very happy with the formula and the coverage.

 KBShimmer Plum Tuckered Out – Sheila from Pointless CafĂ© – A rich plum color with blue shimmer. 2-3 Coats Recommended
 What a perfectly rich shade this is, right? Gorgeous shimmer that isn't too bling but also isn't shy. I did need 3 coats for coverage to be uniform.

KBShimmer I Only Have Ice For You – Sarah from Chalkboard Nails – Clear top coat with shimmering white flakes and holographic glitters. 1 Coat Recommended
This is one coat over Plum Tuckered Out, stunning and delicate glitter top coat that can layer over literally any shade you want. I'm sure this will find itself on my nails a lot! I'm a big fan of white nails so I'll be trying this over white next for a snowy glittery look!

 KBShimmer I’d Rather Be With Blue – Lisa from Cosmetic Sanctuary – A light blue is a matte polish with subtle iridescent shimmer sparkles like the snow.  2 Coats Recommended
 Love this light blue matte finish. I have on 2 coats here. It's a perfect blue. Well, you know I'm biased towards blues :) (Reminder: that bump you can slightly see on my middle finger is a patched nail...not faulty nail polish!)

 KBShimmer Toast-ess With The Mostest  – Valesha from Peachy Polish – A clear glitter topper loaded with glitters in shades of gold, silver and pink in circles and hex shapes to mimic champagne.  1 Coat Recommended
AH I simply adore this creation!! Perfectly full of celebration :) I used one coat over I'd Rather Be With Blue. I want to put this over everything. Did I mention I adore it? :P

 KBShimmer Sand In My Stocking – Jen The PolishAholic – A golden toned sand inspired polish with pops of orange, aqua, and holographic stars.  1 Coat Recommended
Wow! What a fun and glitter packed polish this is!! I have on 1 coat here over KBShimmer The Grape Beyond. It's almost too much glitter. Did I just say that? eek. I love the creativity here, and so much glitter my camera pretty much didn't know what to focus on!

A huge creative and comprehensive collection, eh? I LOVED being a part of this and getting to see each blogger's inspiration which you can read about for each polish on KBShimmer.com. OK, I have to ask!! Which are your top faves? Have you ordered already? OK now it's giveaway time!!
Official Rules:
By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Official Rules.
    •    Giveaway begins today  (November 5, 2013) and ends on November 19, 2013.
    •    Entries are collected via Rafflecopter.
    •    Prizes were donated by KBShimmer.
    •    The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning.
    •    Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries on or about November 19, 2013.
    •    The first eligible entry drawn will receive the complete Blogger collection.
    •    The second eligible entry drawn will receive Snow Much Fun.
    •    Manicurator and KBShimmer are not responsible for technical failures or typographical errors which impact entry.
    •    Winner will be notified by email. If potential winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
    •    Open internationally but VOID where contest PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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  1. well you have this talent of making me want them all!

  2. Gorgeous collection and stunning swatches, as always!

  3. Gorgeous swatches Victoria! I'm so glad you like my creation! You make it look even more amazing! ♥

  4. Congratulations, Victoria for the collaboration also for such a beautiful polish made! Kudos to both you and Christy! :) ♥

  5. Ohmygosh, I want way too many of these--they are just gorgeous! I can absolutely see the inspiration in these shades, and your swatches are so beautiful (as always, duh ;p). Congratulations on Snow Much Fun too; it's breathtaking! ♥

  6. Oh my! The polish that you created is stunning! These snowflakes are full of cuteness! <3 Congratulations sweetie. Yours and Let them have Polish shades are the most beautiful :)

  7. I LOVE your creation! When I saw it, I couldn't catch my breath for a few moments - I LOVE SNOWFLAKES!!!!! :)

  8. Snow much fun is so awesome, great job you two did :D

  9. Beautiful swatches of beautiful polishes! Great job, as usual :)

  10. such a great giveaway! ))
    and finally INTERNATIONAL one )
    fingers crossed,
    good luck everyone! ))

  11. When I started seeing the swatches, I fell in love with yours right away. I've never seen snowflake-shaped glitter. It's one of my favourites in this collection along with Green Hex and Glam and Christmas now.

  12. Have you already picked a winner? I was trying to keep an eye out for it but I think I missed it! I want snow much fun so bad! Easily one of my favorites!

  13. Hi Christine! Great that you reminded me..the winner for Snow Much Fun hasn't returned my email so I need to pick another winner. Cross your fingers! (And thank you! SO glad you like it!)

  14. Aren't they? Thank KBShimmer for being so generous! :)

  15. Thank you Elizabeth! You are so sweet. Did you end up getting any?

  16. Thank you so much! Christy is so good at what she does, right?

  17. Thanks so much Valesha! I want to host a party, just to be able to wear your shade again :D

  18. Aw shucks. Wait, that's a good thing, right? :P


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