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KBShimmer Summer Collection Review

KBShimmer Summer Collection Review and Swatches

Happy Monday! Today I’ve got the new KBShimmer Summer Collection to show you. KBShimmer released 2 summer collections this year. See the first one here. This second release is made up of 12 different shades, with lots of emphasis on glitter. This collection will launch on June 20, 2014. KBShimmer is also releasing nail vinyls for nail art.

$7.50 creams
$8.75 glitters, holos, glitter top coats
$5 nail vinyls


Nail Vinyls

  • Pink Zig Zags
  • Yellow Chevrons
  • Green Triple Point
  • Purple Thick Thin Lines
  • Black Tribal Theme
  • Blue Stars & Stripes

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KBShimmer Glitters



KBShimmer Mixed Peelings Swatch

Mixed Peelings

Mixed Peelings

A creamy off white polish with citrus and fruit colored glitters in neon green, lemon yellow and watermelon pink.

KBShimmer Look High and Holo Swatch

Look High and Holo

Look High And Holo
A raspberry jelly with a rainbows worth of holographic glitters in hexes and squares.

KBShimmer Periwinkle In Time Swatch

Periwinkle In Time

Periwinkle In Time
A periwinkle colored creally polish loaded with holographic glitters in aqua, navy blue, sliver and violet.

KBShimmer Peak My Interest Swatch

Peak My Interest

Peak My Interest
A melon pink colored polish with triangle glitters in white, pink and dark aqua.

KBShimmer Sea You Around Swatch

Sea You Around

Sea You Around
This deep emerald green near teal jelly features fuchsia and silver circle glitters, light blue squares hexes in a base with scattered fuchsia micro slivers and micro sparkle.

KBShimmer Holos


KBShimmer Mint-al Vacation Swatch

Mint-al Vacation

Mint-al Vacation- This light aqua seafoam has two personalities. In low light, is has a beautiful white shimmer, but in the sun or bright light, you can see a holographic rainbow of color.

KBShimmer Glitter Top Coats

Glitter Top Coats

KBShimmer Scribble Me This Swatch

Scribble Me This

Scribble Me This
A graffiti inspired glitter top coat featuring mini stars, triangles, and neon glitters.

KBShimmer Sweet Wave Swatch

Sweet Wave

Sweet Wave
A Bright pastel candy inspired glitter top coat with white, mint, periwinkle and watermelon colored glitters.

KBShimmer Red, White, & Blue-tiful Swatch

Red, White, & Blue-tiful

Red, White & Blue-tiful
A limited edition top coat with mini red, holographic sliver and holographic blue stars. Small red, silver and navy blue glitters along with micro holographic sparkles complete this patriotic polish.

KBShimmer Happily Ever Aster Swatch

Happily Ever Aster

Happily Ever Aster
A floral inspired glitter top coat with purple, lavender, light aqua and white glitters swimming in a sparkling base.

KBShimmer Cremes

The Creams

KBShimmer Radiant Orchid Swatch

Radiant Orchid

Radiant Orchid
Radiant Orchid, 2014 color of the year, is the ideal shade to transition nails from spring to summer and even fall.  This pink toned purple has fuchsia and mauve undertones.

KBShimmer You're So Shellfish Swatch

You’re So Shellfish

You’re So Shellfish
Near neon peachy orange perfect for summer pedicures

KBShimmer Swatches

L to R – Sea You Around – Mint-al Vacation – Scribble Me This – Sweet Wave – Red, White & Blue-tiful – Happily Ever Aster

KBShimmer Swatches

L to R – You’re So Shellfish – Radiant Orchid – Happily Ever Aster – Red, White & Blue-tiful – Sweet Wave – Scribble Me This

KBShimmer Swatches

L to R – Mixed Peelings – Look High And Holo – Periwinkle in Time – Peak My Interest – Sea You Around KBShimmer Swatches

Happily Ever After on top of Chick Me Out

KBShimmer Swatches

Red, White & Blue-tiful on top of Right As Reign (L), and Low and Be Bold (R)

KBShimmer Swatches

Happily Ever Aster on top of Eclipse

KBShimmer Swatches

Scribble Me This on top of White Cream (by Illamasqua, Left) and on A Touch of Glass (Right)

Phyrra's Favorites

The shades that I like the best are:

  • You’re So Shellfish
  • Happily Ever Aster
  • Mint-al Vacation
  • Scribble Me This
  • Periwinkle in Time
  • Red, White & Blue-tiful

The formulas for all of the polishes were great. The creams and holos apply smoothly. The jelly / crelly formulas were easy to work with. The glitters were great because you don’t really have to fish to get the glitter out. I do recommend dabbing the glitter toppers on to get the coverage you desire.

I really think that a lot of nail polish lovers will adore Sea You Around, since greens are so popular.

What shades do you like best from the KBShimmer Summer Collection? Do you love stars like I do?

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    • http://www.bethandbeauty.com/ Beth and Beauty

      I have got to check these out! Thanks for the heads up!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re welcome!

    • Kelly R

      These look great!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They really are :)

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Look High and Holo is just gorgeous!!!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It is pretty!

    • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

      Lovely collection!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Glad you like it Destany!

    • Ange

      Loving Mixed Peelings & You’re So Shellfish!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I can see you wearing You’re So Shellfish :) Such a fun shade

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      so gorgeous! I really love Scribble Me This!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yes! It’s beautiful

    • http://www.portraitofmai.com/ Mai

      The glitters are a really nice contrast to the previous cream-heavy collection! I like Sea You Around!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It’s definitely unique!

    • http://twitter.com/lover111193 teresa koedyker

      Oh my gosh all the polishes are gorgeous! This is a brand I have been wanting to try

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They’re so worth it Teresa!

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      Red White and Bluetiful is perfect for Independence Day!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        What would you war it on top of?

    • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

      I absolutely love all of them. This is dangerous ;)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It can be so hard to narrow it down!

    • Anastasia

      Love KBS for their cute glitters :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They do make great glitters!

    • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

      I love KBS! I just took advantage of their 20% off sale to get some of the Spring collex and some older ones I wanted. The holos are so cool. From this collex, I really like Happily Ever Aster, Mint-al vacation, and Sweet Wave a lot… and others. So much happy!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Oooh nice deal!

    • Noelle

      Red, White & Blue-tiful is awesome!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I think so too ;)

    • marciaf

      Love Mint-al Vacation. I can’t wear glitters and I play with top coats that don’t lie flat so I’ll stick with a beauty like Mint-al V.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        The glitters lay flat, thankfully :)

    • Justina

      Red White and Blue-tiful would be perfect for the 4th of July!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra


    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      Mint-al Vacation is gorgeous. I really want to try these at some point, but how to choose from so much fabulous?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I know, it’s hard to narrow it down!

    • FabZilla_Kath

      Those are really fun glitters! I love everything you swatched!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Glad to hear you like them Kath!

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      I saw some of these on your instagram and loved them!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yay happy to hear it!

    • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

      I’m only liking the ones without all the glitter and hexes. I honestly think i’ve outgrown all of that.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        The holos and creams are definitely nice though. :)

    • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

      SO MANY ones that I want!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You need Scribble Me This!

    • BTBAshley

      So pretty! I wish I was a bit more into nail polish but I am OCD about the chipping.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        What base coat and top coat do you use? that can make a world of difference. The best base coats that I’ve tried are Cult Nails Get it On Base Coat and Nubar base coat. The best top coats that I’ve tried are KBShimmer Clearly On Top, HK Girl Glisten & Glow, and Nubar Diamont. This will vary based on your body chemistry.

    • cindyprimebeauty

      Wow so many pretty polishes, I can’t choose!

    • Cosmetic Sanctuary

      Mine just arrived and I’m dying to get started on them! So pretty!

    • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

      Mint al Vacation is beautiful!

    • deathbyglitter

      Scribble Me This is my favorite! ❤ LOVE that so much wow!!! ❤ The colors and shapes are so fun and it works so well over so many shades. I love how graphic it looks on the nails. The shapes and colors really pop! :D Happily Ever Aster is super pretty – that color blend is lovely bottled! I’m loving the particular shade of You’re So Shellfish. Something about it is just so perfect. Great collection!

    • Betzy Carmona

      I tried polishes similar to those in the past and couldn’t get them to work for me, but they look very pretty