KBShimmer Winter 2012 – PART 1

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I have the distinct pleasure of showing you the full, 9 lacquer KBShimmer Winter 2012 collection.

I have a hard time limiting my photos ๐Ÿ˜‰ so I have separated the collection into two posts.ย  This first one will feature the clear-base glitters (I really like clear-base glitters because the layering options are limitless!), and later on today I will show you the remaining six lacquers

Christy, the mastermind behind KBShimmer, says: “When creating my winter collection, I was inspired by the holiday season, cold weather, and my childhood.ย  You can definitely feel the Holiday spirit in these festive shades! ๐Ÿ˜€

The KBShimmer Winter collection will be available through Harlow & Co on Nobember 15 at 12pm EST and 8pm EST.

These will retail at $9.00 / bottle.ย  Only Wrappers Delights will retail for $10.00 (BUT $5.00 from EACH bottle sold will go to Toys For Tots- all organized through Christy/KBShimmer).

Please read on for more swatches ๐Ÿ˜€

Wrappers Delightย  is the Toys for Tots Polish

(one coat over Cult Nails Nevermore and Cult Nails Quench)

KBShimmer: “This polish screams Christmas!! Inspired by wrapping paper, rolls of ribbon, and tons of tissue that surround gifts, this polish is ideal to layer over your favorite cream polish. Red, gold, and green glitter in a ton of different sizes jam pack this polish. This polish is packed with glitter, and may appear thick. This heavy glitter load allows for good coverage in one coat, or full coverage in two or three coats.”

I love how much glitter comes out in one coat AND all the different sizes.ย  I have been after the hard to find China Glaze Party Hearty for a while now, and while this is, in no way, a dupe… it satisfies my need for festive red/green glitter.ย  Also, this would make for the perfect glitter-tip manicure for the holidays!!!

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We Three Blings:

KBShimmer: “This gold top coat adds the perfect shimmer to any polish. We started with a micro iridescent gold and then added faux gold flakes. To finish this polish, we added several sizes of gold holographic glitter.”

(One coat over OPI Samoan Sand, Cult Nails Quench and Cult Nails Nevermore)

The holographic glitter is what sets this gold-glitter polish apart from all of the others for me.ย  I like that We Three Blings has a Nativity-scene-inspired name AND I loooove the shade/tint of the gold- not too pale and not too yellow!

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Candy Cane Crush – SCENTED!!

KBShimmer: “I know, with all the fragrances I have on hand, I should have done this sooner. This top coat is loaded with red and white hex glitters in many different sizes. This polish is scented with vanilla peppermint, for a classic sweet mint scent. Softly scented, this polish will not replace your perfume, but even when dry will leave a subtle scent. Layer over pink for a romantic Valentine’s Day polish, or over blue for a rocking mani for the 4th. This polish does look best in one layer, and due to the heavy glitter load, might appear thick”.

(One coat over Cult Nails Nevermore and Color Club I Believe in Amour)

I must have been sleep-walking through the memo stating that this polish was scented ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  As I was painting I thought, wow, I smell MINT!ย  What a pleasant surprise!!

The scent + the look/feel of this red and white glitter = one big festive win in my books!

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Just to recap,

You may purchase the KBShimmer Winter collection lacquers through Harlow & Co on Nobember 15; original launch at 12pm EST and re-stock/re-launch again at 8pm EST.

These will retail at $9.00 / bottle.ย  Only Wrappers Delights will retail for $10.00 (BUT $5.00 from EACH bottle sold will go to Toys For Tots- all organized through Christy/KBShimmer).

I will show you the other six shades later today ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Are YOU ready for the holidays?

What do you think of these first three glitter lacquers?

Do you like clear-base glitters?


* * products sent for review consideration * *
  • Christine Steiner

    They’re all sooo beautiful – I guess I will get Candy Crush. From this part…. Thanks for the wonderful swatches!!!!! <3

    • It is my pleasure- glad you found these helpful.
      The gold one is quite special also, just because of the ‘tone’ of gold- not fake looking- subtle and chic

  • I LOVE candy cane crush ! It’s SOOOOO gorgeous ! โ™ฅ

    • Isn’t it fabulous! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Louise Cook

    Wow what amazing nail mail you received :). I love these glitter toppers and you did a great job of swatching them with several base colours so we can really see all the pretty glitters xx

    • thank you very much!
      I wish I had time to do full swatches over different colors, but I’m glad that this at least gives people an idea of how versatile these clear-base glitters are

  • coraline humbert

    i love the 3 !!! the first is perfect for christmas, the second is perfect for… everyday and the last one is PERFECT to give some fun to a pale polish! in love with these glitters <3

    • LOL! Well described ๐Ÿ˜‰
      The gold is really marvelous because of the tone that it is… it will probably be the one I reach for the most- very versatile and day-to-day but glam!

  • carolingq

    Great swatches Marta, I love the smell on CCC, it’s amazing!

    • Can you believe that I didn’t know it was scented! only once I started to paint my nails I thought “whoa, wait… what is that deliciousness” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • PolishMad

    I bet I will see some accent nails with these from you. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are cute.

    • You BETCHA! I may not sport a full on glitter manicure, but I am powerless against a glittery accent nail (or two ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  • beautiful swatches! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, I am glad you found them helpful

  • Wow these are great , Wrapper’s delight is like Xmas in a bottle ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Yes it is AND half of the cost goes to a charity that buys Christmas gifts for less fortunate children. Great cause!

  • Lacqueerisa Says

    I know I’d really love the Wrapper’s Delight! Love the variety of glitter sizes in it (and gorgeous classic christmas colour!) We Three Blings looks like it will add the wonderful golden touch to any White Christmas themed nails (well, i kinda like gold and white hahaha looks enchanting!) anddddddd OMGOSH I CAN SMELL MINT FROM HERE! I’ve been seeing red and whites everywhere and the name peppermint! LOL! I wonder if its a sign? ;D

    • Wrappers Delight is a treat in that 50% of the proceeds will go to Toys for Tots: org that gives less fortunate children toys for Christmas ๐Ÿ˜€ – a polish with a cause!

      I agree with you on the gold and white…looks very royal to me ๐Ÿ˜€ real chic.
      lol… the scented polish is sooo special. Some scents are too much, but this is vanilla AND mint- so subtle but so yummy

  • Jamie Willett

    Wow, these are GORGEOUS! I’m totally in the holiday spirit! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • That is what I felt like… I don’t normally decorate the tree or decorate at all till December 1st but these glistening shades had me in the mood for the holidays early!

  • I LOVE the one that looks like peppermint bark! It looks awesome, and the fact its scented? I think I need it!

    • It sure is scented Vanilla-Mint. LOL, funny you should mention peppermint-bark. My daughter spotted this glitter and wanted her nails painted (it is a PD day today so I thought- why not). Well, she kept asking “are you sure these bits are not real glitter” sniff sniff “are you suuuuure?” sniff sniff ๐Ÿ˜€ She was sooo cute!

  • These are SO Holiday appropriate! Such happy colors โ™ฅ.

    • Right! My tree is always decorated in red and gold and these shades sooo remind me of that ๐Ÿ˜€ The Candy Cane one smells DIVINE!!!!!