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Hella Holo Customs + KBShimmer = <3 <3 <3

KBShimmer is very excited to announce that for the month of February, KBShimmer is one of 2 featured makers for the Facebook Group Hella Holo Customs.  Hella Holo Customs (HHC) was created two years ago for fans of holographic polishes of all types.  Each month, group members submit inspiration photos for makers, then vote on those photos.  Makers then work in collaboration with the group admins to create 3 stunning holographic polishes!  Members using sneak peeks they get along the way, suggest names for each polish.

We at KBShimmer were so inspired that we created 4 polishes for this months group customs.  These are on sale now through 02/28/2017.

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These polishes are then put up for sale for a limited time, exclusively for group members.  Why, if not available publicly am I telling you about these polishes?  Because you can join ANYTIME!!  And the best part, we are working with the admin of this group and they are going to handle international shipping for us, so even if you live outside the US you can purchase these directly from us!

JOIN NOW – https://www.facebook.com/groups/HellaHoloCustoms/ – JOIN NOW

None Of Your Bismuth

Based on the multichrome crystal photo that captures a metallic rainbow of colors, this truly unique multichrome was blended with several different pigments to shift from a teal green, to aqua blue, to fuchsia pink and purple.  This spectrum of color is accented by a strong linear holo. This polish is very unique, and it looks different in varying forms of light.  If soft, indirect light, you see more of the greens and purples, while brighter light brings out the blues and holo.  In strong sunlight, the holo really shines and the polish looks teal and green, and sometimes it appears almost like a dark navy.  It really is amazing how many personalities this polish has.  2-3 coats recommended

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Deep Hue Sea

Inspired by the shadows and fuchsia shades of sunset, Deep Hue Sea is a charcoal holo with strong violet pink shimmer, appearing almost as deep bruised purple in certain lights.  In low lighting, it appears black, with pink and violet shimmer popping out, while in bright light, it looks more dark purple and pink with a strong linear holo.  2 Coats recommended

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Tall Pink Of Water

When the sun sets, and the sky is just right, beautiful flashes of orange, fuchsia, magenta and dark purple fill the sky.  This holo polish captures the bright fuchsia and magenta tones of the suns setting rays.  This pink polish is packed with linear holo pigment for one of our strongest holos yet.  2 coats recommended

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Shoe The Blues Away

Based on the glittery shoe, Shoe The Blues Away is a vibrant cobalt blue shade is super holographic, with the holo pigment adding pops of lighter aqua against the deep blue color. This polish almost has a inner glow in some lighting, with the way the holo shows.  2 coats recommended

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These polishes won’t be around for much longer, so join the group and get these before they are gone!

JOIN NOW – https://www.facebook.com/groups/HellaHoloCustoms/ – JOIN NOW

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The Office Space Nail Polish Collection

Sometimes you want to be a bit naughty, but stay within the lines drawn by the man.  The Office Space Nail Polish collection consists of 8 naughty and neutral nail polish shades ideal for the office.   These 8 nail polish shades add a pop of color and sparkle to your nails, while still keeping the boss happy.

Take Back CTRL – This dusty rose, mauve leaning polish shade is the perfect punch of pink for the workplace.  This neutral shade will look good on warm or cool skin tones, and covers in 2 easy coats.

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A Hint Of Manila – We dare you to call this vanilla shade boring.  This mega flame polish is loaded with holographic sparkle set against a soft tan base.  This shade is perfect in 2-3 coats and will make filing a pleasure.

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Supplies Party – This warm cream shade is loaded with metallic flakes and holo sparkle for a color that will make even the 5th meeting of the day enjoyable. This muted liquid metal (birthstone finish) polish is a must have for around the water cooler. Best in 2-3 coats

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Makin’ Copies – This pale silver color is filled with white shimmer, but when the light from the copy machine hits, you will see a rainbow of linear holo sparkle.  Best in 2-3 coats

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Fax Of Life – Before email, those gray fax machines were the most important pieces of office equipment. The ring then hum of the fax was a great sound for those waiting for important paperwork.  This dark platinum grey polish pays homage to the fax machine.  We loaded the polish with linear holographic pigment, for a sparkly grey manicure while waiting for a fax or when enjoying happy hour! Best in 2 coats

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Staple Relationship – Somedays it seems like the stapler is the best work relationship you have, that is, until you cast your eyes on this metallic shade on your tips!  Silvery flakes and holo sparkle add shine to this deepened gray polish. While not a true Liquid Metal finish, this shade still has a great metallic finish with subtle purple undertones. Best in 2 coats

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Cubicle Pusher – Ahh the cubicle life.  Those tiny walled spaces where every conversation is public and your business is their business.  This muted holographic grape shade will make your nails the one topic of conversation you don’t mind if your neighbor hears.  Best in 2-3 coats.

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Berricle & Birthstone Giveaway

Giveaway Alert! We’d love to introduce you to our favorite conflict-free jewelry brand BERRICLE @berricle! They have lust-worthy styles that are wonderfully affordable and incredibly dazzling!

And now you have the chance to win a complete birthstone collection products from us + a $100 gift card from @berricle! 

To Enter visit: www.berricle.com/kbshimmer

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P.S. Spring collection previews are going up at your favorite blog sites and on Instagram.  Two 7 piece collections launch 03/15.  We will be sharing all the blog posts that we see on our Facebook Page, so head over to check them out!

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Birthstone Collection 2016 Launches 01/01/16

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We are excited to announce the launch of our Birthstone Collection, a lineup of polishes that are as unique as you! Known for their powerful link to zodiac signs, birthstones have long been celebrated as jewels that evoke certain feelings and traits when worn during its correlating month. “We’re big on personality here at KBShimmer and feel your style – especially your manicure – should represent exactly who you are,” says Christy Rose, founder of KBShimmer. “What better what to show who you are on the inside than with these personalized, gem inspired polishes that sparkle and shine as bright as you?!”During the Birthstone collection launch, 12 lucky winners will win a birthstone jewelry piece purchased from JewelryTV.  Each birthstone month polish purchased between 01/01/2016 and 01/08/2016 offers a chance to win a corresponding birthstone jewelry item as pictured in the listing.   See details at the end of this post.

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CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEOS OF THE BIRTHSTONE COLLECTION

Garnet – Garnet is a deepened burgundy red polish loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for January babies.

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Amethyst – Amethyst is a rich red toned purple loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for February babies.

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Aquamarine – Aquamarine is a pale blue polish loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for March babies.

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Diamond – Diamond is a pale silver polish loaded with metallic flakes.  We amped up the holographic dust to max out this polishes sparkle and shine.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for April babies.

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Emerald – Our Emerald is a rich grass green polish loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for May babies.

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Black Pearl – Black Pearl is a dusty black toned polish with holo sparkle. It is loaded with metallic flakes that take on a golden hue giving this this polish a warm blackened green look.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for June babies or pearl lovers.

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Ruby – Our Ruby polish is a warm blue toned red loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for July babies.

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Peridot – Peridot is a pale lime green loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for August babies.

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Sapphire – Sapphire is a rich navy leaning blue loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for September babies.

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Pink Tourmaline – Pink Tourmaline is a vibrant pink loaded with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for October babies.

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Citrine – Citrine is a golden yellow with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for November babies.

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Blue Topaz- Blue Topaz is an icy blue polish with metallic flakes.  A hint of holographic dust adds sparkle and shine to this polish.  With two coat coverage, this will be a must have for December babies.

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Birthstone Promo – 12 lucky winners will win a birthstone jewelry piece purchased from JewelryTV.  Each month’s polish purchased between 01/01/2016 and 01/08/2016 grants you a chance to win a corresponding birthstone jewelry item (as pictured in the listing). Contest open to purchases made on KBShimmer.com or via alternative mail in entry. No purchase necessary. For alternative entry, send a self addressed, postage paid bubble mailer to KBShimmer, 2820 S State Rd 63, Terre Haute, IN 47802 with a card naming one month. One entry per mailer. Must be received by 01/05/16 to be eligible. Contest items cannot be exchanged for different sizes, prizes or cash.

Each jewelry piece was purchased by KBShimmer, and this contest is not sponsored or affiliated with JewelryTV.

 

KBShimmer’s Birthstone Collection will retail for $8.75/each and will be available January 1, 2016 at KBShimmer.com, Amazon.com and select salons & retailers. For sales outside the U.S., visit www.harlowandco.org.

Coach Cosmetic Case and Rainbow Tool Giveaway ($115.80 value!!)

We love all things color shifting an rainbow, and when we saw Coach had a color shifting cosmetic case, we knew we  had to get some!  So, we purchase two of these colorful beauties to giveaway!  Each is valued at $75!  And even better, we are including a set of our 4 rainbow tools: cuticle pusher, clipper, slant tip tweezers and point tip tweezers vauled at $40.80.  That is a $115.80 value!!  This giveaway is open to everyone 18 plus, so enter now!  See a video of this cosmetic case in action on Instagram.

 

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Giveaway ends January 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM EST. Contest open to US and international entrants 18 years of age or older .  Winners will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter.com and be notified by email. Each winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.  By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to KBShimmer Bath & Body, Inc, and information will not be sold or shared and information will be used only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Prizes will be shipped via USPS postal mail or Fedex, and KBShimmer Bath & Body, Inc will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Winter 2015 – So Much New and Winter Promotion

This winter we have a lot of new coming your way.  New polishes, new water slide decals, new nail vinyls, new lotion bottles, limited edition mani shots, whew, I exhausted myself typing all of that!

On Monday, November 2nd, these new items launch on KBShimmer.com.  Read below for a preview of the new items, and details on our winter promotion!

WINTER POLISHES

Fleece Navidad – A soft silvery light grey polish with holographic sparkle and blue micro flakes that shimmer in the sun.

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Smoke Signal- A smoky light gray polish with orange, red and aqua holographic glitters. This crelly is best in 3 coats.

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Owl Miss You – A soft beige neutral tan, this feathery polish is filled with golden metallic flakes and a bit of coppery metallic shimmer.

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Yule Worthy-  A warm burgundy leaning, chocolate brown polish with micro metallic flakes.

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Chilly Pepper- A true Christmas red cream with full coverage in 2-3 coats.

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For Fox Sake – A dusty red leaning orange, this cream is perfectly fox in 1-2 coats.

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How Corn-y – An Indian corn inspired polish with burgundy, gold, red, and orange glitters in a creamy orange base.

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Toying Around – 2015 Toys For Tots Polish – When imagining Santa’s workshop, we can’t help but think it is an explosion of colorful toy parts and wrapping paper.  This toy inspired polish is filled with a rainbow of colorful matte glitters in stars, squares, circles, triangles and hexes. A bit of micro sparkle adds the perfect touch to this glitter topper.  Ideal for jazzing up any holiday manicure or as a stocking stuffer, $4 from the purchase of each bottle will be donated to Toys For Tots.

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sELFie – A holiday holographic glitter topper perfect for pairing with Chilly Pepper, or use alone for a full coverage textured look.

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Kind Of A Big Dill –Perfect for those that love a pickle on their Christmas Tree, this deep, near forest, green is loaded with micro and small silver holographic glitters that shine in the light. Perfect in 2-3 coats.

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Oh Holo Night – A blingy holographic glitter topper featuring sliver and blue holo mini stars.

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Claws and Effect – A dark purple leaning navy holo polish with blue/pink shifting glass flakes.

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Brrr-tiful Dreamer- A muted grape leaning grey polish with aqua, sliver, purple and fuchsia glitters.

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Coal In One – A charcoal gray linear holographic polish with 2 coat coverage.

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WATER SLIDE DECALS

We have several new designs for winter and Christmas.

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NAIL VINYLS

Let’s not forget the cat vinyls!

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NEW LOTION BOTTLES

We are also testing out a new bottle type.  We love the easy squeeze bottle that allow for easy dispensing and the small travel size.  Several scents are available.

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MANI SHOTS

We will have limited edition winter scents coming out through the months of November and December, like Brown Sugar Chestnuts and Cafe Latte.

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WINTER PROMO

So, are you excited about the winter collection launching Monday, November 2nd? We are! As mentioned above, in addition to all the new items for sale, this holiday season we have a fantastic promotion for you. If you spend $75.00 or more** on KBShimmer.com you will receive a KBShimmer lined zipper cosmetic bag in pink.

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This bag is loaded with goodies, including:

Full Sized Clearly On Top (Quick Dry Top Coat)
KBShimmer Emery Board
KBShimmer Magnet
Holiday Glitter Mix (Approx. 1000 glitter pieces)
.75 Mani Shot (scents vary)
Soap Sample (scents vary)
Lotion Sample (scents vary)
Scrub Sample (scents vary)

** Excludes tax and shipping. $75 total is based on cart subtotal before any discounts. Offer available while supplies last or through 12/31/15, whichever occurs first. Valid on KBShimmer only. Valid only on orders starting when holiday collection is launched.

Computers, Colors and Neons Oh My!

We have had a couple questions/complains lately regarding polish colors matching when compared in person to photos on the screen.

I wanted to explain our color matching/batch making/blogger photo process.

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For every polish, we make a prototype batch.  That prototype batch sits in our office, goes back and forth to our house for me to use, and generally bangs around for 4-6 months, if not longer before released.  This batch generally has had tweaks and changes made, but the final recipe has a 12-24 bottle or so batch made and left to sit to ensure we are happy with the final recipe and everything is stable.  Our recipes are very specific and are done by weight for all colorants, and by dry measurements for glitters.  This ensures we can duplicate recipes exactly.

Closer to release, generally 2-3 months before release we scale up that prototype batch to gallon size batches(or larger amounts),  making between 200-500 bottles.  We verify that it matches the original samples and that we are happy with how it scaled.  This batch is used to pull samples we use to compare every future batch.  We also send our bloggers and media samples from this batch, and anyone that orders during release would get from this first large batch.

When we run out, we go back the original recipe and reproduce according to that recipe.  We then compare against the original sample to ensure that the color matches.  If they don’t match, we discard.  When when the batches don’t match, it is often human error, but sometimes it could be due to a slight change in the pigments from suppliers if we did have to use a different supply batch.  It happens, dye lots can have variances, that effects even large polish companies.  We generally buy ingredients in such bulk that we use the same colorants for many many batches, so that does not happen, but if it does, we then can try to tweak to get a match if it is close, or in some instances go with the new color (like Witch Way which changed slightly a few years ago due the pigment changing).  But overall, we try to match each batch exactly to the original sample but recognize that when using dyes and natural pigments, slight variations can occur.  And I do mean slight.

When we send out to bloggers, we send to over 40 different bloggers.  We try to send 1-2 months ahead of time (we try but sometimes that time is shorter).  This gives us time to gather photos from the bloggers to use for our listings.  But, those photos don’t always come in before we go live.  So we choose from the selection we get to find 5-10 photos that we think match best for our listings.

This is where is get tricky.  I myself have 2 computers, and several mobile devices.  And let me tell you, not a single one of those show colors the same way, which is frustrating as I have to do my best to guess how they will look on most computers.  Do I try to match with my iphone? My laptop? Pick something in-between?  Then you think about all the phones, the computers, and all the settings and all the ways people tweak monitors I don’t know how anyone ever matches colors online!  Heck, I have a Pantone color book, and do you know that I can not get the colors from them online to match what my book directly from them shows?

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Plus, I have photos from up to 40 people to choose from.  That is 40 different combinations of cameras, lighting, skin tones, editing on their end, etc.  Those 40 different people probably tried to match photos to what their eyeballs saw compared to the polish in person.  And did you know that not everyone sees colors the same?  What a level of trickiness this brings to the table.  I have even on rare occasion edited photos with blogger permission to better match when they themselves had said the colors were off.

And that is for a normal polish.  Some colors (blues, purples, neons, etc.) screw with cameras and are near impossible to get to reflect correctly in photos (Periwinkle In Time I am looking at you).  I could go on and on about how those type of colors are out of range for digital cameras, but bottom line is, they suck to get accurate photos of.  Which makes a collection like our pastel neons horrible to get to show correctly online. We do try and put notes on listing where we think the photos are off, but notes don’t always get read either.

I can only assume that other brands have this issue.  I know I have heard complaints about Zoya colors not matching, but I am not sure about other Indies.  I myself have had color matching issues with clothes, home decor, and other items purchased online.

I will leave you with two photos as examples.  This is the folder of blogger photos for Eyes White Open and for Rum Me The Right Way.  Same batch for all the bloggers, so many variations!  If this can happen with a basic color like white, imagine how hard it is with other colors!

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We do everything in our power to make sure that our photos show as correctly as possible to make it easy to shop online, but there are limits to what we can do.  I do want to keep bringing awesome collections with blues, purples, neons, etc, but hesitate knowing people will complain about the photos.  It makes it hard to go beyond the “safer” easier to photograph colors.  And I really want to bring out a bright neon collection that marbles too!

I guess I just wanted to explain a little more about the process and what goes into getting polishes ready for the web and some of the challenges we face 🙂  Thank you if you stuck with me so far!

Color Me Chic: 5 Ways to Match Your Jewelry and Nails

Color Me Chic: 5 Ways to Match Your Jewelry and Nails

by Jade McCampbell of Jewelry TV | Jun 01, 2015

Color Me Chic: 5 Ways to Match Your Jewelry and Nails

Summer is all about vibrant color and fun in the sun. Kick up your color this summer by matching your polish with colorful gemstone rings and bracelets! Jewelry TV has partnered with KBShimmer to bring you perfect pairs of nail polish with juicy, gemstone jewelry. KBShimmer is your one stop shop for dynamic nails – from holographic shimmer to multichrome metallics your mani is sure to shine!

Turquoise Waters

The color turquoise is always a summer staple – it immediately brings me to memories of floating in the pool on hot summer days, or looking out on beautiful, blue water at the beach. Take one look and you’ll know that this Glacier Topaz™ jewelry is anything but cold! They match perfectly with the “Laugh Myself Lily” nail polish – a soft turquoise color inspired by floating water lilies.

Topaz and “Laugh Myself Lily” KBShimmer Polish (SKUS: ANH195, EOH249, DOCZ199, DOCZ812B)

Topaz and “Laugh Myself Lily” KBShimmer Polish (SKUS: ANH195, EOH249, DOCZ199, DOCZ812B)

Lilac Love

Rose gold and lilac collide in a gorgeous match! I love how light and airy this combination is. Kelsey’s orchid amethyst jewelry in rose gold over sterling silver absolutely glow with her holographic, purple-pink manicure. The ring to the right was probably my favorite of the shoot – I’m truly a sucker for lilac colored gems and this ring is even more luscious in person, if you can believe it!

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Orchid Amethyst and “Thistle Be The Day” KBShimmer Polish (SKUS: MAE040, STJ494, STJ279)

 Keeping Chrome

Mirrored sunglasses are everywhere right now, and with the help of Mystic® Topaz jewelry and “Look on the Nightside” nail polish you can keep the chrome even when your shades come off. It’s amazing that KBShimmer has a polish that imitates the shifting shades of my Mystic® Topaz Rings and bracelet– from green, to violet, to blue! Try this look and you’re sure to stand out this summer, the nail polish alone is a conversation starter!

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Mystic Topaz and “Look on The Nightside” KBShimmer Polish (SKUS: ANH161, JWH108, MKH065, JWH109)

Punch of Purple

Jewel tones aren’t off limits this summer. Add a little guilt-free drama to your ensemble with these striking deep purple amethyst rings. Personally, I love all shades of purple and the darker hues give a rich and exotic feel. Even if you don’t have a vacation planned to an exotic locale this summer, you can put these on and still feel like a jetsetter! These rich amethyst hues pair perfectly with “Pigment of My Imagination” polish.

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Amethyst and “Pigment of My Imagination” KBShimmer Polish (SKUS: STZ028B, STI881, STZ028R)

Pretty in Pink 

Melissa is pretty in pink with her pink Bella Luce® and Pure Pink™ Mystic® Topaz rings and bracelets. No color is quite as flirty and feminine as pink! Her pink jewelry and manicure capture the fun, carefree spirit of summertime. Spend an afternoon in the sunshine and you’ll see how they peachy rose-colored polish, “Blush Money”, shimmers with hints of gold!

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Pink Jewelry and “Blush Money” KBShimmer Polish (SKUS: MLH186, BJJ900, BJK082, BJK294)

Who doesn’t love a fresh manicure and new jewelry? No one! Get out there and make a statement this summer. It’s as easy as a fresh coat of polish and a cocktail ring!

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Do you want to win a KBShimmer prize pack and $300 Jewelry TV shopping spree?  Click the linked picture below to find out how!

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KBShimmer Behind The Scenes Tour

Ever wonder if KBShimmer polishes are made by little elves in trees with magic dust, or if our products come out of a big factory in China?  Well, though we often come out of our place looking like we were sprinkled by Tink, KBShimmer is based right here in the USA, in Terre Haute, IN.  Most of our ingredients are sourced and made right here in the USA (including our nail polish base). And I (Christy) still personally make each soap bar, bottle of lotion, and mani shot that heads to your door; while my husband and staff help with scrubs, cuticle oils and the glitter nail polish.  Any products we offer that are not personally made by us (top coat, base coat, nail tools, etc) are carefully sourced or we had them custom designed/made for us!  No elves in trees involved.

Here is your ticket to the behind the scenes tour of the KBShimmer “factory”, I hope you enjoy!

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When you walk in our front door, you enter into our office areas.  Here we have Krishna’s desk, Krishna is not only our customer service guru, she handles our bookkeeping and is our Sister-In-Law.  She most often works from home now as she has a young baby.  My “photo studio” is also in the front room.

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Here my office.  Yes, I work in a state of disorganization!  I can’t help it.  My mind goes 100 miles per hour, so that means I rarely stay focused enough to put stuff away.  My desk is also always littered with polish prototypes.  These photos were taken back when we were finalizing Spring, back in October of 2014.

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Off the office area, we have a small kitchen area we use for curing soaps. Look at those empty shelves, we have a lot of soap to make!

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Next we have the shipping area.  This is Sami and Rhonda’s domain.  They handle all our shipping and are the reason you get your packages shipped crazy fast!

View from our 2nd floor looking down at the shipping area.

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Another shipping areas shot from above.  Hi Sami!

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A closer shot of the shipping table.  The shelves hold the polish and products ready for shipping. You can also see the post office totes we use to take packed orders to the post office.

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Bath and Body products ready for shipping, a pallet of wholesale boxes, and a small sink and area for cleaning supplies.

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Side shot of the shipping tables.  In front retail orders get packed, and the back, wholesale orders are packed there.  You can also see the orange pallet jack in the background.

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Closer look at our retail shipping set up.  Boxes are pre-taped by Sami and are ready for packing orders!

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Next we have the production area.  Our production area is split into two sides, with a table for pouring polish and labeling bath products in between.  The right side is our polish area, and the left is for bath and body. Hi Rhonda!

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We start with a shelf of empty bottles, jars for lotions, scrubs, etc, and brushes and caps for polish.

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Here is a closer look at the polish side.  You can see the red fire cabinets that we store polish base in, and a larger drum of polish base.  You can also see the table we mix on, some of our liquid color pigments, and the shelves where we house the glitters and powdered pigments.  We also have a few boxes with glitters that still need to be put away.

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This is a bit old, but at one point we did have all our glitter put away.  We have added two more shelves since then for glitter.  I may have a glitter problem 😉 Not the best video, but you get the idea.  If the video below does not show, you can follow this link: Youtube

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Some of our glitters are mixes we pre-make, like the mix for Oh Spalt! ®

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Here are the gallon containers we use for mixing up polish, and the squirt bottles we use for filling bottles.

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Here is Rhonda capping bottles.  You can also see our filling machine we use for really large batches off to the right.

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Then is my area for bath and body production.  You can see our shelves with ingredients.  Here I also have buckets of lye mixed up for soap making as at time the soap shelves were really empty!

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Here I have raw ingredients for soaps, lotions, scrubs, etc.  Our big mixer for larger batches of scrubs.

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Here is our mixer again, and another production table for bath products and an oven.  You can also see a pallet of empty polish bottles here.

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Here is our dish washing station with clean dishes on racks.

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Here is our 2nd floor balcony.  We store shipping supplies up there, like packing peanuts.

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Our second floor has turned into a storage area, along with holding Jason’s office.

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Jason’s office area. Since he does a lot of our polish making, he is not up here often!

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Last we are back down to the shipping area, where we have our bay door for deliveries, and storage of shipping supplies.

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Are you still with us?  Good!  What behind the scenes tour is complete without demos of products being made?

Here is video of us mixing up Laugh Myself Lily: If you can’t see the video below, you can follow this link: Youtube

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And here is our filling machine and capper in use.  We use the capper more then the filling machine, but both are fun to watch! If you can’t see the video below, you can follow this link: Youtube

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDPk0RqaxRo[/youtube]

I hope that you have enjoyed the behind the scenes tour of KBShimmer.  Now watch your step and exit to the right please.  And come back soon, we have enjoyed having you on this tour!

Winter Collection 2014

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Winter can not come fast enough here at KBShimmer headquarters, at least when it comes to polish collections!  We have a huge winter line up for you, with 12 new polishes, 5 returning Christmas Classics, and fantastic promos.  But enough with the text, lets jump into the new polishes!  BIG thanks to Gaby of LacquerLoon for the swatch pictures in this post.

Winter Release is 11/01/14, polishes (except for Spot Sign) will show out of stock until they are release.

New For 2014

Let’s Sleigh Together:  A pale gray creally, this muted polish features hex glitters in green, navy and pale mint, circles glitters in blueberry and micro holographic glitters for shine and sparkle. 2-3 Coats Recommended

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White Here, White Now (Texture):  This snowy white polish is a blustery addition to our textured collection.  Two coats offer more coverage than any blizzard.  Please note, the full textured effect does not show until polish is fully dry.

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Holly Back Girl:  A white creally with a delicate sprinkling of red and green metallic glitters that almost appear like candy sprinkles on the nail. Best in 3 coats or layered over white.

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Pine-ing For Yule: 2014 Toys For Tots ® charity polish.  A holiday inspired glitter top coat, this polish is swimming with holographic triangle “Christmas Trees” and red star tree toppers.  Sliver holo hex and micro glitters complete this wintery polish.  For each bottle sold at KBShimmer.com from 11/01 until 12/25 $4 will be donated to Tots For Tots ®. 1 Coat Recommended.

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Turnip The Beet (Texture):  A rich sangria colored base accents holographic glitters in magenta, purple and red making this a super sparkly textured polish.  2 Coats Recommended

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Dressed To Gild (Texture):  A gold cousin to Hexy Bikini, this textured polish is rich with holographic gold glitters.  Hints of lavender and lime glitters add depth and extra shine.  2 Coats Recommended

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Too Cold To Hold (Texture):  A rich sapphire blue base is filled with holographic sliver, blue, and green holographic glitters for a bejeweled textured look.  2 Coats Recommended

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Flake Dance: Sliver holographic snowflakes dance among a scattering of smaller silver holographic glitters.  Use over your favorite cream color for an instant wintery manicure.  1 dabbed on Coat Recommended, Glitter Placement may be needed.

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Fallen Angle:  A vibrant royal blue jelly, this a-cute polish features holographic blue triangles, sliver holo hexes, and blue hex glitters with micro sparkles.  3 Coats Recommended

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Mauve On Over: A pale mauve creally base sets off a explosion of colored hexes in orange, navy and aqua. 2-3 Coats Recommended

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Deja Brew:  Like a rich cup of java, or a quality cognac, this brown polish has red undertones that set off the linear holographic rainbow.  2-3 Coats Recommended

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Spot Sign:  Like a wild cat ready to pounce, this spotted polish is ready to bring out our wild side.  Black leopard spot shaped glitters are accented by black dots, small black hexes and micro holographic sparkle.  1 dabbed on Coat Recommended, Glitter Placement may be needed.

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Returning Holiday Favorites:

Kringle All The Way: A glitter top with circle glitters in red, green, and silver.  1 Coat Recommended

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Merry Pinkmas:  A light cotton candy pink polish featuring red, green and neon glitters in a variety of shapes.  2-3 Coats Recommended

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All Decked Out: A Christmas Tree inspired polish with a deep forest green jelly base with a rainbow of hex glitters and a scattering of gold stars. 3 Coats Recommended

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Snow Way:  This snow inspired polish features a pale sky blue creally base with white glitters.  A micro sparkle glistens like fallen snow on a clear winter’s day.  3 Thin Coats Recommended, Let coats dry before moving onto next to avoid dragging.

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Sugar Plum Faerie: A soft plum violet crelly with berry, purple and lime colored metallic holographic glitters in different sizes. 2-3 Coats Recommended

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Holiday Promos:

Free Shipping For All Orders over $40 on KBShimmer.com No code needed.  Runs from 11/01-12/31

Free With a $70+ Purchase, Holly Back Girl, a white Christmas crelly polish with red and green glitters.  Use code HBGFREE to receive free polish and free shipping with $70+ purchase. Runs from 11/01-12/31

Free samples!  While supplies last, we will be sending out a sample in each order.  Samples may include scrubs, lotions, vinyl nail decals, soaps, etc.  Orders will also include a branded emery board.

Free Snowman Glitter!  The first 400 orders will receive a bag of 1000 snowmen glitters perfect for winter nail art.

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Other New Items:

It is not just nail polish that is new for winter.  We have new cuticle oil scents, a new scrub scent, and a Christmas/Winter themed vinyl nail decal sheet.

We now have a total of 6 cuticle oil scents, Lemongrass, Pink Sugar, Raspberry Vanilla, Chai Tea, Peppermint, and Unscented.

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Chai Tea!

Chai Tea is now available as a sugar scrub.  This warm spicy scent is perfect for fall and winter.

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Christmas/Winter Vinyl Nail Decals

We have a new sheet with 72 fun vinyl pieces, including candy canes, snowflakes, holiday lights, peppermints and more!

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Christmas Vinyls.

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We hope that you find something to tickle your fancy this winter.  We are gift friendly, and Secret Santa friendly!  Just include a note that you would like us not to include the invoice.

Not sure what to give as a gift, don’t forget, we also have electronic gift certificates!

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Don’t forget to enjoy our Spiced Pumpkin scent, perfect for holiday gift giving!

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Discontinued Colors:

This is alist of items that will be discontinued by the end of the year. We reserve the right to pull colors early if stock runs out and will not be discounting these colors.

Lottie Dottie
Excuse Me, I Blurpled
Spring Training
When The Doves Sigh
Shipwreck
Blinded By The Bright
Sea You Around
Grayscale
Urban Camo
Rush Flower Traffic
Ice Queen
Big Tan On Campus
Would Jubilee It!
Pretty In Punk
Goldie Rocks

In addition, Lump Of Coal Soap has limited stock left, so stock up early for your stocking stuffer soap!

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