Wednesday, June 13, 2018

KBShimmer Wanderlust Collection Summer 2018 at Harlow & Co. (Swatches and Review)

Provided for review

I am always so excited to see a new indie collection launch. For this week, I am sharing the new Wanderlust Collection from KBShimmer which is launching on Harlow & Co. on Friday, June 15 at 12pm EST.

KBShimmer Wanderlust Collection Summer 2018 swatches by Streets Ahead Style

Wanderlust, a strong desire to travel. Traveling can introduce you to new art, crazy good food, and interesting new experiences that inspire. KBShimmer owner, Christy, is full of wanderlust and after a west coast trip, came back inspired by the laid-back vibe of Ventura, California. There, Christy spent a week crafting, learning, and enjoying new adventures. This seaside location was full of lush nature, claiming beaches, and good times with friends, making this beach retreat the perfect place to envision shades of blue, green, pink and purple. So let the first Wanderlust collection by KBShimmer collection take you to the West coast shore, nail polish style.


KBShimmer Wander-ful World is an electric shade of magenta pink full of linear holographic pigment for a flashy manicure perfect for your next trip, be it to the grocery store or across the country.

Two coats for this one. Excellent formula and it wears really well. This is blinding in the sunshine!

KBShimmer Wander-ful World swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Wander-ful World swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Wander-ful World swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Hakuna Moscato is a blushing rose gold micro flakes surround a scattering of micro holographic glitter, for an effervescent shade that will leave you thirsty for more.

I am wearing three coats but it's a sheer polish so it's not meant to give full coverage. I actually liked it in two coats for a more delicate look. This one shifts so much depending on the lighting. In the evening, when the sun is setting, it practically glows off the nail. A really cool polish that I can see a lot of folks enjoying. 

KBShimmer Hakuna Moscato swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Hakuna Moscato swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Hakuna Moscato swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Hakuna Moscato swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Meet Me At The Barre is a pale pink shade with hints of coral, making for a flattering pastel that will amp up the look of your summer tan.

This one was a bit problematic for me. I am wearing three coats but I really needed the top coat to smooth it over. It was really patchy in terms of application and it still didn't look perfect with the top coat. I used a base coat so I'm not sure what happened as I have used other KBShimmer cremes in the past and loved them. 

KBShimmer Meet Me at the Barre swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Meet Me at the Barre swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Meet Me at the Barre swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Cactus If You Can is a soft green shade inspired by one of the best water conserving plants, the cactus. A soft pink shimmer and micro holo sparks, soften up this prickly polish.

I love this one so much! I am wearing three coats plus top coat though two would have sufficed. This is an adorable minty green and the pink shimmer is beautiful. 

KBShimmer Cactus If You Can swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Cactus If You Can swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Cactus If You Can swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Don’t Fear the Reefer is a minty aqua green shade loaded with linear holographic pigment. This is one far out polish that will not leave your manicure half-baked.

Wow! Okay, now this is a linear holo. I am wearing two coats and they applied like butter. This is so holo and perfect for sunny Summer days! My pictures make this look a little more blue than it is but, despite the name, it is a quite blue minty green.

KBShimmer Don't Fear the Reefer swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Don't Fear the Reefer swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Don't Fear the Reefer swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Now and Zen is an ocean-inspired polish that starts with a calming blue base. A color shifting shimmer takes this polish from blue, to aqua to lavender depending on the angle and lighting, while loads of micro holo flakes add a unique touch to the peaceful hue.

This is another lovely shade and the shift is so so so pretty. Two coats for this one and the formula was flawless.

KBShimmer Now and Zen swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Now and Zen swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Now and Zen swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Now and Zen swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Succ It Up takes it inspiration from the various forms of cacti in California. The many types of succulents with their luscious shades of green, pink, purple and blue inspired this shimmery purple polish. Holo micro flakes give this hue some sparkle, while a blue green shimmer completes this hip polish.

Succ It Up is like the purple sister to Cactus If You Can. It's absolutely gorgeous and I imagine that these two shades will be favorites of many polish lovers. Two coats here as well. 

KBShimmer Succ It Up swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Succ It Up swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Succ It Up swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Rise and Grind is inspired by coffee! Did you know that California has four of the top 15 coffee consuming cities in the US? No wonder it was easy to find people with a cup of Joe in their hands or in lines, waiting for baristas to fresh grind beans for the perfect cup. Rise and Grind is a nod to those coffee lovers who enjoy a splash of milk, tall lattes or iced coffees. A lightened brown, this linear holographic polish is the perfect deep neutral.

The holo is blinding with this one! I am wearing two coats and it applied perfectly. An amazing linear holo - such an interesting effect with the colour!

KBShimmer Rise and Grind swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Rise and Grind swatch by Streets Ahead Style

KBShimmer Rise and Grind swatch by Streets Ahead Style

In all my photos, I used KBShimmer Clearly On Top which is an excellent quick drying top coat. The Wanderlust collection launches June 15, 2018 at 12pm EST on Harlow & Co.

KBShimmer Summer 2018 Wanderlust Collection swatches by Streets Ahead Style

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