Fall 2012 Previews: KBShimmer!

Today I have for you a preview of one of the many upcoming Fall 2012 collections being released, and I am so excited for my very first KBShimmer post!

I can’t believe that we are talking about fall (and have been for a few weeks already!) since it’s still hot August weather here, yet as much as I adore summer, I love the colours of fall and the feeling it brings of a new beginning.

And with those fall colours in mind, KBShimmer has released a gorgeous collection for fall, with both unexpected bursts of brightness and vampy deep shades to transition us to winter.

First up, Toucan Touch This, an almost-neon lime green jelly base packed full of a complex mix of glitters. KBShimmer describes it as “gold, green, teal, blue, and orange hex glitters, some holographic… Micro teal, orange and blue bars are accented by micro orange glitters.” And wait till you see this baby!

2 coats of Toucan Touch This in sunlight

Toucan was so glitter dense that I often had bunches of glitter in one area, but with a little maneuvering, I was able to get good coverage on the first coat. With 2 coats, above, there is still some VNL (visible nail line), but I actually like VNL. I also love the jelly base of Toucan so much that it is currently my pedicure polish!!

Here is a macro shot for you. Click on the picture if you’d like to see it in full size:

The second polish I have for you today is called simply, Jack. Many of you who follow my blog or follow me on Facebook know that in addition to white base polishes, I am obsessed with vampy shades; the darker, the better!! Jack is a black jelly base with multiple sizes of orange hex glitters, black hex glitters, and tiny orange and black bars. The black glitters aren’t visible in the bottle but they add a gorgeous dark contrast to the brightness of orange once on the nail.

Jack in full sunlight, 2 coats, no base colour

Because I usually like to swatch shades on their own, I did not add a black coat of undies before wearing Jack, but I can definitely see myself wearing it with undies next time. I do, however, love the suspended look of jellies on their own! And I do need to say that even without a top coat, Jack was surprisingly shiny. Beautiful!

Jack in shade

And finally a macro shot:

I will bring you two more beauties from KBShimmer in my next post!

These shades, along with the rest of KBShimmer’s Fall 2012 collection, will be available on September 1st directly from Christy’s online shop here. For us international fans, Harlow & Co is KBShimmer’s exclusive stockist!

Don’t forget to follow both KBShimmer and Harlow & Co on Facebook for the latest updates!

How do you like these two colours for fall?

~xo

(Products were provided for consideration and review.)

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10 comments
  1. lauraB said:

    I didn’t think I’d like the green, but Toucan is by far my fave of the two. what a surprise!

    • I know, I thought for sure I would not like Toucan!! But I’m wearing it as my pedi now!! It was such a lovely surprise!

  2. Laurenn said:

    OMGEE! jellies!! perfect swatches as always.

  3. Patty said:

    There is nothing better than a KBShimmer polish. I love them both!

  4. OOoh look at those! Yes. I could see me wearing Toucan Touch This on my toes alll summer! Might have to put that on my want list, thanks for the great swatches!

    • Glad you liked them! you’re so welcome! 🙂

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