Hey there! Today's post is a review of one of my all-time favourite brands, KBShimmer. A couple weeks ago I purchased a few KBShimmer products and polishes from the Summer 2016 collection from an awesome international stockist, Harlow & Co., which just happens to be based in my home of Canada. I've been ordering from Harlow for years and with this purchase, the lovely Katie included a few extras for me to swatch and review. I decided to write a bigger post with both my purchases This is a pretty picture heavy post so I hope you stick around to see all these pretties!
Good Reef! - Coral creme with strong blue and pink shimmer. This is 2-3 coats plus top coat. It does go on a bit patchy so some needed third coat to even out.
Gull, Get Real! - Amethyst colored birthstone-style polish. Silvery-purple metallic flakes plus holo.
This is 2 coats plus top coat but it was almost good at 1 coat.
How Low Can You Flamingo? - This is possibly the brightest pink neon I've ever seen and this is without white undies. I used 2 coats but it is a one-coater. The formula is a bit thick but I didn't have any issues with levelling or dragging. Since it's a neon I photographed it outdoors in the shade (so I apologize for my zombie-like skin tone) but it's still not quite color accurate but this is close.
Neon Me - White crelly neon circles and neon microglitter. I used 3 coats plus top coat. As far as crelly/glitters go, this didn't dry bumpy at all.
One Night Sand - Copper holographic/metallic flake polish. I was expecting more of a rose gold (like ILNP's Juliette) but this is definitely copper. I used 2 coats plus top coat.
Ready For a Good Lime - Pastel neon lime green. I used 2 coats plus top coat. The formula is great, especially for a pastel neon which tend to be streaky to me. Again, I photographed this one in the shade which destroyed by skin tone in the photos.
I decided to compare it with last year’s For Sail By Owner. For Sail By Owner has a slightly thinner formula and is less pastel than Ready For A Good Lime but still bright.
That’s Nude To Me - Pink-leaning nude holographic. It's not a eye-searing holo but rather a nice subtle holo that comes off as very classy. This is 2 coats plus top coat.
Chai Tea Picture Perfect Cuticle Cream - moisturizes without leaving greasy which is perfect for swatching. KBShimmer Chai Tea is my all time favourite lotion scent EVER so wanted to try the cuticle cream. I can't count the number of the body lotion bottles I've gone through and I have a feeling I'm going to be the same way with this cuticle cream. I've been using it for all my swatching lately and I love it.
This is approximately how much I use for both hands so I think this little bottle will last me quite a while.
Margarita Lime Lotion - 6.3 oz bottle with the new flip top dispenser cap. Compared to old pump style bottle, I prefer these (though they don’t hold as much). I've been a fan of KBShimmer lotions for ages. They absorb quickly and have the perfect amount of scent. I’ve used this lotion every day since I got it and I've been loving smelling like a lime popsicle.
Since KBShimmer is only able to ship domestically within the USA, the rest of us international folks rely on the stockists to get the products to us. I highly recommend Harlow & Co. for all for KBShimmer needs. I have been a loyal customer for years and have only gotten the utmost customer service from Katie and I expect the same will be true for you.
Available at Harlow & Co.
'Til next time...