Thursday, August 10, 2017

KBShimmer 2016 Birthstone Collection Swatches and Reviews: Diamond and Pink Tourmaline

Hi guys! I'm still recuperating from my long weekend. My brother is coming into town this weekend, but I think it's supposed to rain. Boo. A few weeks ago KBShimmer had a sale and I just had to buy some polishes. What really caught my eye was the Birthstone Collection. I know it was released last year, but these holo metallic colors were too gorgeous to pass up. Each month's birthstone color is featured and you know I had to buy mine. Shall we get to it? 

KBShimmer Diamond (2 coats)

Up first is my birthstone, the diamond! It's the stone for April which makes my color-loving heart a little sad. This one is a silver/gold base with metallic flakes and holographic glitter. I know this is supposed to be a pure silver, but it's really more of a light gold. Either way, it's still a show-stopper. These are extremely pigmented and needed just 2 coats for full coverage. It doesn't dry gritty, but it has a little bit of texture to it. Removal was a bit of a pain, and the flakes tend to stick to the sides of the nail. If you can use a peel-off basecoat, I would go that route. 

KBShimmer Pink Tourmaline (2 coats)

You know I love a great pink, and this one sure is bright and sparkly. Apparently October has 2 birthstones, tourmaline and opal. As a former soil scientist, I feel I should mention that tourmaline is a mineral that comes in lots of colors. You can find out more about tourmaline here. Anyway, Pink Tourmaline the polish is a cool-toned pink base with metallic flakes and holographic glitter. It pretty much applied itself in just 2 coats. Again, removal is a bit of a pain (but so worth it). 

You can find these on the KBShimmer site right now for $9.25 each. Make sure to check out KBShimmer's websiteFacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for more information.

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