December 22, 2014

KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection Swatches & Review: Part 2

I have the second of multiple posts of swatches and reviews for polishes from KBShimmer's Winter 2014 Collection for you today. I know I told you last time that I had completed my shopping for this collection and that's probably still true, unless the 4 shades that I didn't buy really start taunting me. Christy did an amazing job with this collection and I really fell hard!

KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie, KBShimmer Turnip The Beet, KBShimmer White Here, White Now, KBShimmer Holly Back Girl, KBShimmer Pine-ing for Yule

I have 5 more polishes to show you today that I will be referring back to often from other posts as I continue to work on my holiday and winter nail art designs.

Sugar Plum Faerie is a plum violet crelly loaded with multiple sizes of magenta pink holographic glitters. There's also lots of smaller glitter in here in purple and lime green. This is another returning favorite from 2012 and I am so glad they brought it back! This shade starts off sheer and I applied 3 easy coats for full opacity. I didn't do any special glitter placement for this photo. It looks this amazing when applied just like any other polish! I added 2 coats of topcoat for a nice, smooth finish.

KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie, purple glitter crelly

KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie, purple glitter crelly

Turnip the Beet is a rich berry pink textured polish loaded with magenta, purple and red holographic glitters. After being completely blown away by Too Cold to Hold (see my review KBShimmer Winter 2014 Collection Swatches & Review: Part 1) I had to go back for all of the textured polishes in the Winter 2014 Collection. The formula is thick just like the other textures I've tried so far, but is surprisingly easy to apply. I applied 2 coats for full opacity. It looks just amazing without or with topcoat, as you will see in an upcoming nail art design.

KBShimmer Turnip The Beet, berry textured polish

KBShimmer Turnip The Beet, berry textured polish

White Here, White Now is a snow storm in a bottle for your nails. This formula is lighter than the other textures and you don't see the full potential of the polish until is has dried completely. I followed Christy's advice and allowed my first coat to dry completely before I applied the second and I had no trouble with dragging or spotty patches. This polish is loaded with glitter and I see now looking at the photos that I could have done a better job smoothing out my tips. A tip for you...pun intended!

KBShimmer White Here, White Now, white texture polish

KBShimmer White Here, White Now, white textured polish

Holly Back Girl is a white crelly with just the right amount of smaller red and green glitters. It's a candy cane in a bottle and everyone needs at least one polish like this in their holiday arsenal! It is their perfect glitter crelly formula that I have come to love. Application is easy and the glitter disperses so nicely. I applied 3 coats for full opacity plus topcoat.

KBShimmer Holly Back Girl, white holiday glitter crelly

KBShimmer Holly Back Girl, white holiday glitter crelly

Pine-ing for Yule is a topper filled with holographic evergreen triangle "trees" and red mini stars to mimic "tree toppers". Smaller holographic glitters in red and silver as well as micro holographic glitter make this one really special topcoat! Aside from it's beauty, I chose this polish because $4 from each bottle sold through December 15th were donated to Toy For Tots. Way to go!!  This one is best applied using the Dab & Spread approach, dab on a dollop and spread it quickly in a small area and repeat until you've covered you entire nail. A little extra work, but well worth it in my opinion! I've shown is here without topcoat, but you'll see it with topcoat in an upcoming nail art design.

KBShimmer Pine-ing for Yule, holiday glitter topcoat topper

I would love to hear if you picked up any lovelies from KBShimmer's Winter Collection! If so, which ones? All of these colors are available now from KBShimmer. Stay turned for more swatches, reviews and NAIL ART created with these awesome polishes!

Thanks for reading! I'll see you at the next post.
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