About KBShimmer


I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. - Georgia O'Keeffe

KBShimmer believes that wearing the perfect pair of broken in jeans can make your day. We believe in late night laughs and afternoon naps. That a bold lip color, a fresh manicure and a sassy t-shirt can make you feel like a million bucks. That yoga pants and a sexy little black dress belong in the same closet.

We believe that a scent can remind you of vacations with friends, summers at the lake, or grandma’s chocolate chip cookies. That puns that make you snort and laugh are the best kind of puns. That you should never settle for the 24 pack of crayons when there is a box with 96 colors. We believe in the right to drink wine with friends and debate about which boy band was the best, which 80’s cartoon rocked your world, if adults should eat Lucky Charms, and which is the perfect red polish.
KBShimmer believes that a pop of color or a hit of sparkle can change your mood. That every woman can feel vibrant and beautiful with the right shade of polish.   We believe that self-expression can come from a bottle of polish, a signature scent, from nail art done at home.

Founded in 2008 by Christy Rose, KBShimmer is a proud to create products that help women live their boldest lives with the help of a distinctive collection of vibrant shades that spark confidence and celebrate joy. We invite you to come in, grab a drink, browse our site and find the perfect KBShimmer shade to feel bold and live beautiful.

About KBShimmer Founder Christy Rose:

 There are some kids that can color with the same few crayons all day long. I was never that kid. From a young age, I had a deep love of color, from needing that big box of crayons, to neon skirts and bold red nails, I loved expressing myself in color.



Like many small businesses, KBShimmer was created through my drive to do something beyond working at a stressful day job. I was working long and stressful hours in a career that left me unfulfilled. My indulgence at the end of the day was a long, hot bath and a good book. And my special treat? A trip to the local spa for a pedicure and fresh polish on my tips and toes. Those pampering moments could change my perspective on almost everything. 

 

In 2007 I walked into a bath and body store on vacation and fell in love with the bold colors, rich scents and creative vibe from handcrafted body care that filled this stores shelves. I knew, with support from my husband Jason, that I could not only enjoy my pedicures and bath, but create my own products to enjoy during those peaceful moments.

 

In 2008, my home was overflowing with bath and body goodies and I needed to make room to create more! So I took those products to a local craft show and KBShimmer was born. For a few years, night and weekends were spending making products, shipping orders and attending craft shows. But, life has a funny way of propelling people forward, doesn’t it?  Unexpectedly in 2011, I found myself without a job. That event launched me into an internal struggle: though I didn’t want to work for anyone else, I needed to support my family. While pounding the pavement looking for work, I diligently watched for opportunities to grow my business into a sustainable income that would give my family the security it needed.

 

The next few months were a blur of cold calls, store meetings and late nights restocking a handful of accounts. The clamor from our customers for new products led to my initial experiments with creating nail polish. Nail polish? I could create nail polish? Who knew! I was intrigued by the process and how it wove together two of my passions: pedicures and color. I knew from that very first batch that THIS was going to revolutionize KBShimmer. And that instinct couldn’t have been truer! Upon the introduction of our nail polish line, our fan base exploded, fueled by customers looking for unique polish and hand care items not found at mass retailers.

 

KBShimmer has grown and flourished into a business that not only supports my family, but the families of my small but dedicated team. My husband Jason, who was my biggest supporter, now is in charge of nail polish production at our KBShimmer warehouse. We now offer creamy lotions, colorful sugar scrubs, mani shots, lotion, hand care products, and yes… a dizzying array of beautiful nail polishes!  We feel our colorful nail polish and hand care products help women live their boldest lives with the help of our distinctive collection of vibrant shades that spark confidence and celebrate joy.

 

KBShimmer is proud to offer local shopping in Terre Haute, Indiana. Not local? We’ll happily ship our color-drenched products right to your doorstep anywhere within the United States, while you can click here to see who serves our growing international fan base.