The best part about fall isn’t the bonfires, the beautiful trees, the hayrides or even the hot cider. I think the best part is a whole new wardrobe…layers and outerwear and boots, as well as a new color palette. The new fall collection from KBShimmer has a great variety of fall-appropriate shades, 6 of which Marcia reviewed HERE yesterday. Today I have another six shades that will help you get your fall on in style.
My six polishes include two dreamy cream shades. The first is Such a Vlad-Ass, a deep blue-toned red. For Halloween you can think of it as blood red! The finish is beautifully glossy – in fact it reminds me of patent leather.
My other cream shade is Breaking Blues, which is a blue-based purple. One coat is all that’s needed and it has a wonderful glossy finish. Oh my goodness this is just plain GORGEOUS.
Those are my more serious shades…my next two are perfect for October and Halloween.
Open Toad Shoes is indeed a froggy shade. It’s a khaki green with multi-colored sparkles, plus navy, burgundy, and Chartreuse glitter, along with a touch of holo. What a great combo of grunge and bling!
Be Scareful is a crelly polish with a cream base and orange and black glitter. This was the most difficult to apply, as the cream base can look splotchy. The fun glitter also takes some fishing and manipulation. However, the big surprise is that this nail polish glows green in the dark!
I saved my two favorites for last. The first is I Feel Gourd-geous. This is a coppery champagne holographic. The holo is a stunning greenish-gold and it has texture when dry.
My most favorite of all is Carpe Denim. It is a deep blue/black jelly with silvery holographic sparkles that end up looking like a starry night. Photos don’t even begin to do justice to this shade…I couldn’t get a photo that even came close to how gorgeous this is in person.
In case you shy away from glitter nail polish because it is so difficult to remove from nails, be sure to check out KBShimmer’s tutorial for the Foil Method for removing glitter nail polish. In a nutshell, you soak a cotton ball or a cotton pad with nail polish remover, put it on you nail and wrap you finger with tinfoil. After five or so minutes, remove the wrapping and the glitter polish will come off quickly and easily.
This fall collection is available September 15th at KBShimmer’s website. Prices will range from $7.50 to $10.75 according to the finish of the polish. This is a fabulous collection that you don’t want to miss! – Lisa
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Here are the polish formula descriptions from the KBShimmer website:
Crème/Cream: An opaque polish with a glossy finish. Usually opaque in 1-2 coats and that completely covers the nail line.
Duochrome: A polish that shifts between two colors depending on the angle and lighting.
Glitter Top Coat: A type of polish finish that has glitter suspended in a clear base, best worn over a cream color.
Holo/Holographic: A type of glitter that reflects and refracts light, giving off a rainbow shine when viewed in the light.
Jelly: A colored polish that has a transparent finish that may show the nail line. Jelly polishes are not the same as gel polish.
Linear Holographic: A version of holographic glitter finish that is so micro fine, when applied the glitters line up to form the rainbow effect in a line, strongest in sunlight or direct light.
Texture: A glitter polish that dries to a rough, bumpy finish.