KBShimmer Winter 2018 Collection Swatches and Review

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I've never been one of those people that absolutely love Christmas... I mean, I enjoy it; the lights, the cheer, egg nog... but really, I'm more of a Thanksgiving girl at heart. That said, I DO have an embarrassing love of terrible Christmas movies...I've already watched most of them that are currently available on Netflix, and there are no current pans to stop anytime soon. They're like bacon or chocolate for the heart, they're sometimes terrible for you, but always make you feel good. Some favorites? A Christmas Prince, The Spirit of Christmas, really anything with Christmas in the title. What are your favorites? Tell me in the comments- I always need to add to the watchlist!

Why am I rambling about Christmas movies? Why, to tell you about the gorgeous KBShimmer Christmas 2018 collection, that's why! Read on to see the beautiful shades that Christy came up with this year - they're a mix of shimmer polishes, magnetic polishes, crellies with flakes, flakies, even holos. :) Merry Christmas to us from KBShimmer!

Taupe Notch

Taupe with copper shimmer and scattered holo

The perfect twist on a neutral -absolutely for the bold and the office dweller alike. The warm copper shimmer is a great contrast to the cool taupe base.

Opacity scale (1-5): 2.5

Finish: Shimmer, 2 coats to be opaque

Santa Claws

Bronze until magnetized, which reveals a strong red shimmer and green shimmer contrast, also contains tiny holo flakes

This beauty is actually the KBShimmer 2018 Charity polish, which means that $4 from the purchase of each bottle is going to go to the Terre Haute Humane Society to help save cats and dogs!! Not only that, but they are going to pick one person who purchases the polish and donate $250 to THEIR local humane society! When you buy this polish, it's working double duty - it'll make YOU look prettier AND it's making the word a more beautiful place!

Opacity scale (1-5): 3

Finish: Magnetic, 2 coats to be opaque

Space-cial Edition

Blurple metallic polish with a strong blue shimmer when magnetized, also contains tiny holo flakes

I dunno, there's just something about what I call 'science' polishes, I love them! This one is particularly pretty with the blue shimmer - it looks like a galaxy in the night sky, and the sparks from the holo flakes are the stars!

Opacity scale (1-5): 3

Finish: Magnetic, 2 coats to be opaque

Sweater Weather

Shimmering jewel-toned teal with scattered holo

This teal is quite possibly the perfect shade of teal to represent the holidays- I can see bows of this shade wrapped around packages under the tree just begging to be ripped open!

Opacity scale (1-5): 3

Finish: Metallic, 2 coats to be opaque

I Cat Even

Midnight blue linear holo

While I am most definitely NOT a cat person, I AM a fan of this polish - it's reminiscent of the night sky after the sun goes down at 4 pm. LOL Joking aside, this is a gorgeous linear holo, and quite opaque!

Opacity scale (1-5): 4

Finish: Linear holo, 1-2 coats to be opaque

So Cordial

Warm reddish metallic with holo and red shimmer

Here comes Santa with your gift- and it's this gorgeously warm polish!

Opacity scale (1-5): 3

Finish: Metallic, 2 coats to be opaque

I'll Be Chrome For Christmas

White cruelly base with multi-chrome flakes

This polish is like if you took Christmas, with all the snow and egg nog, the brightly colored wrapping papers and metallic bows, and put it all in a blender! Applies easily and can be opaque in 2-3 coats.

Opacity scale (1-5): 2

Finish: Crelly w/ Flakes, 2-3 coats to be opaque

On Cloud Wine

Grapey jelly base with multi-chrome flakes

Wine? Sign me up! I kid, but this polish is really pretty - and I usually hate jelly polishes - I can't stand a VNL for some reason.

Opacity scale (1-5): 2

Finish: Jelly w/ Flakes, 2-3 coats to be opaque

Flake Expectations

Clear base with multi-chrome flakes in shades of lime, blue, and green

Super mermaid-y! The aquatic shades of blue, teal and green look especially pretty over dark polishes.

Opacity scale (1-5): 1

Finish: Flake, 3+ coats to be opaque


Clear base with multi-chrome flakes in shades of fuchsia, purple, and copper

The colors of flakes in this one recalls memories of all the bright colors in India, the purples, pinks and oranges. Love it! I can't wait to try this over a coordinating color.

Opacity scale (1-5): 1

Finish: Flake, 3+ coats to be opaque

Yes Weekend!

Clear base with multi-chrome flakes in shades of the rainbow

Ooooh, I love me some weekend energy! This one seems to have the whole rainbow tucked away in this little bottle! Flakes change color from every angle, and you'll see flashes of gold, copper, purple, green, and well, pretty much name it.

Opacity scale (1-5): 1

Finish: Flake, 3+ coats to be opaque

Love Thy Selfie

Clear base with multi-chrome flakes in shades of purple, blue and pink

I love the sentiment behind the name of this polish - it's tough in this world of social media. We all see these picture-perfect glimpses into others lives and it's difficult not to compare ourselves to that formulated ideal. Love your damn self! :D. This happens to be my favorite of the flakies in this collection, too!

Opacity scale (1-5): 1

Finish: Flake, 3+ coats to be opaque

So, tell me...what do you think of this collection? What are your favorites? My top picks are I Cat Even, Love They Selfie, and Santa Claws! :) (Taupe Notch is right on their heels, though! 

Disclosure: Products in this post were sent to me by the brand, but all opinions are my own.

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