Happy Memorial Day if you live in the States! We’re celebrating our long weekend a few hours away with my mom. This is always a fairly meaningful holiday in my family. So many of us have served or are serving in all branches of the military – uncles, both grandpas, cousins.
A rare snap of my stoic paternal Grandpa smiling in his Air Force uniform.
In honor of the holiday, I put on this patriotic crelly glitter from KB Shimmer.
Just like most crellies, you can get it opaque in 2-3 coats – this is 2. Obviously I needed 3. Great, smooth self-leveling formula.
Shall we talk about nails you can see from space? This full-coverage glitter is so freaking twinkly. It’s opaque in two easy coats.
There’s a lot of KB Shimmer on this blog. I’m okay with that! It is, hands down, my favorite indie nail polish brand. This spring they came out with the Mega Flame collection full of gorgeous scattered holo polishes.
This one is the perfect rose color and the rainbow factor is astronomical.
I got it opaque in 2 coats. I tried a third coat on one of my fingers thinking it might deepen the color, but it really didn’t. For me, this is a solid year-round color and I’ll get a ton of use out of it.
I subscribed to Square Hue back in January and I’m just now getting around to trying some of the polishes. This particular one is a warm orange. Now, as you can see, orange is really not my color. But it is, however, my baseball team’s color and they have been doing very well lately. So I’m willing to take the orange bullet for today.
I was worried at first because the formula was very chalky and streaky at first, but the second coat covered everything pretty well. It dries slightly darker than what’s in the bottle.
My Gramma’s kitchen was this color. (We are truly paragons of taste in my family.)
Which is probably why I put some glitter on it.
Upside Round by KB Shimmer
Actually, I think it broke up the orange enough so that my skin doesn’t look quite as sallow. Yay!
This was a surprisingly okay formula for an orange. I’m looking forward to trying more from this brand!
This gray holographic will become a fall and winter staple for me. The linear shift is subtle, yet noticable. It has a stellar formula like most from this brand, opaque in two coats.
This greyed-out dark purple is my jam. It’s a crelly formula that’s thick enough to only need two coats, but is still sheer enough for the glitters to work. It’s the usual fabulous KB Shimmer formula.
This beautiful raisin holographic is probably more appropriate for fall but I don’t care. It’s beautiful, opaque in 1-2 coats, and makes me very happy.
This one was a fall release last year, but I just love this type of blue for spring. The crelly base is just the right consistency for the glitter to shine right through the layers. It’s best in 2-3 coats.
This beautiful red cream is a true one-coater. I even got it to stamp, which has been neigh impossible for any red I’ve ever tried. Highly recommended!
This emerald green polish is chock full of metallic gold microglitter. It has a beautiful formula like most from the brand and is opaque in 2 coats.