Monthly Archives: August 2013

New Release, Discontinued Products, Big Thanks To Bloggers

Fall Release

Tomorrow marks the release of the 2013 KBShimmer Fall Nail Polish Collection.  This collection of 7 polishes has a bit something for everyone.  Look for these polishes to be release around 1PM EST on 09/01.  The new collection includes Vicious Circles, Every Nook & Cranberry, You Autumn Know, Teal Another Tail, Excuse Me, I Blurpled, Turbulence, and You Go Ghoul!.

A list of blogs with swatches will be at the bottom of this post.


Discontinued Products

It is that time of year again to trim our offerings to make room for others.  We have made the decision to discontinue our entire lip balm line.  Available flavors are listed in the lip balm section at a discounted price.  If you are local, Baesler’s Market in Terre Haute, IN will still continue to offer select flavors.

We are also no longer going to offer Patchouli Lotion.

Three nail polish colors will be retired when current stock is depleted; Toucan Touch This, Quantum Leaf and Jack.

I Love Bloggers!


I don’t blog.  Well, OK I do, but I don’t like it and don’t do it often as you can probably tell.  When I do blog it takes me a long time to apply the polish, clean up, set up my camera, take the pictures, load onto the computer, edit the pictures.  Then there is describing products, adding the pictures, proof reading, and much more.

Blogging often happens at night, after working all day.  After chores are done, during time when one could be relaxing or spending time with family and friends.  It is a time consuming task.  I recognize that.

I also realized quickly that blogging is not strength of mine.  I am not one that feels comfortable swatching polish.  I feel like I never clean up well and I have issues with application due to hands that shake.  I now look to others who do a much, much better job at it.  Each launch I send out samples to many bloggers.  Each taking time out of their lives to show the public the beauty of the polish we sell.  These bloggers offer critiques, honest opinions, and photos taken with different cameras, in different lighting, on different skin tones to give you the most accurate view of a product that you rely on pictures to purchase.

During and before release we here at KBShimmer are often swamped with preparing polishes for the release, on top of keeping up with current orders and day to day business tasks.  We get hundreds of emails daily, and that only increases before a release.  This month my computer also broke, leaving me working from my mobile devices or on borrowed computers.  As reviews come in, bloggers send me back links and pictures.  I admit it, I am afraid sometimes I miss emails from bloggers and neglect to reply and express my appreciation for all they do, especially this go round with not having my computer.

So, I am saying it here.  I truly am thankful to work with such a great group of bloggers. I appreciate each and every one of you, including those of you that blog about your personal purchases.  I recognize that it is a tremendous amount of work, and work that may not get all the love or appreciate from the public you deserve.  I am thankful for the time that you spend swatching, perfecting your photos and posts.  I know it is not easy work, especially when all you get in return is some polish.  I know that I probably missed emailing some of you to say how great your photos are, and to express my thanks, so I am doing it here, where all the world can see.

So, Thank You!!

I also went through and gathered all the links that I could find.  If you would like to express your appreciation for the bloggers, or just want to see more swatches for the collection, use the links below.  Many of these bloggers have reviewed past collection or KBShimmer polishes from personal collections too.


As a side note,  I truly wish I could send to everyone that requests samples as I know how hard you all work. I do review each sample request that comes in, and every launch I add a few more or switch up who I send to try to work through all the requests.

KBShimmer 7 Days Of Prizes!

Join us daily to end our 5th Anniversary celebration in style, with 7 days of prizes!

Today’s contest is a big one!  From now until 11:59 PM EST on 08/31, earn entries to win the following:
$200 in KBShimmer Reward Points 1-White Ikea Helmer (pictured) 1- Nail Art Kit (pictured) including   – Nail gems…   – Stripe Tape   – Dotting Tools   – Art Brushes   – Clean Up Brush   – Swatch Wheel   – Nail File   – Porcupine Scrub Brush


a Rafflecopter giveaway

KBShimmer Fall Release Sneak Preview!


We are super  excited to announce the addition of seven new fall colors to our glitter polish line. We are again expanding our matte line with both a fun cranberry red, and a blue toned gray.  For those that love the look of jelly polishes, we offer three versions in black, red, and a blue with hints of purple.  A white crelly, and a unique teal with heavy pink shimmer completes the new collection.  We think this is our most diverse collection yet, and the perfect start to the season.
Please see the end of this post for a link to reviews and swatches.  If you see a link not posted, please let us know in the comments.
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Vicious Circles: A blood red jelly loaded with silver holographic circles in two sizes, sliver holographic hex glitters and holographic sliver micro slices.  Best in two or three coats.
Every Nook & Cranberry: A cranberry satin matte polish with a subtle pink and gold shimmer.  This polish with its blue undertones is one that will work on many skin tones.  Best in two coats.
You Autumn Know: A white crelly polish loaded with fuchsia, gold, and orange glitters.  Micro bars accent the fall pallet of this polish. Best in three coats, or two coats over white.
Teal Another Tail: A dusty teal green polish with a strong pink almost duo-chrome shimmer. A color I imagine would be on a mermaid’s tail.  Best in two coats.
Turbulence: A satin matte finish slate gray polish inspired by storm clouds.  Silver flakes are surrounded by micro blue and fuchsia sparks inspired by lightning and rain. Best in two coats.
You Go Ghoul!: This Halloween polish is one that you will wear year round.  A black jelly sparkles with glitters in grape, berry and orange for a polish even a witch would love.  Best in two coats over black or three coats alone.
Excuse Me, I Blurpled: A shade not quite blue, not quite purple shade with glitters in many shades of blue, purple, with a hint of copper. Best in two coats.
Shipping September 1, 2013

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Below are reviews that can be found for our fall collection.  Click on the link to view the posts.



Hand Care with KBShimmer

Hi!  This is Lisa from Cosmetic Sanctuary and I am absolutely thrilled to be posting on the KBShimmer Blog today!  While I have always adored Christy’s polish line, I hadn’t tried her bath and body line (shame on me!).  For the past 2 months, I’ve been using her products religiously though!

I was sent lotion, sugar scrub, cuticle oil and hand soap in the fragrance Pink Sugar (which is also the perfume I generally wear) and they all smell identical to the perfume!

Hand Care

Before I started blogging I didn’t pay too much attention to hand care at all.  I have always worked in an office setting, which generally means a lot of paper shuffling.  I got dry hands, hang nails and paper cuts on a regular basis.  Once I started a blog, the photos looked awful because of all the issues my hands had from not caring for them!

sugar scrub

For the past 2 months I have been using a bit of the Sugar Scrub (just a dab about the size of a nickle) on my hands when I get out of the shower and my hands are still a little damp.  This helps buff away dead skin and leaves your hands smooth.  Unlike some scrubs I have used from large companies, there is no greasy feeling left behind.


After the sugar scrub I follow up with 2 pumps of the lotion.  Much like the sugar scrub, the lotion doesn’t leave a greasy or heavy feeling residue behind!



Polish shown is The Grape Beyond and Ice Queen

I carry around this convenient cuticle oil pen with me everywhere I go, and use it when my cuticles and surrounding skin feel a little dry.  I haven’t had any leaking issues, but I do keep it in a ziplock bag to be on the safe side (my purse is a hazard zone, I won’t lie!)


I kept the soap on a dish in my bathroom and it is just beautiful.  Added a nice pop of color to the area and it smelled divine!  I used it as normal hand soap throughout the day when I would wash my hands, then I would follow up with more of the yummy lotion!  Sadly, I have used the last of the soap already, so I will be purchasing some more here shortly!


polish shown is KBShimmer Berry Patch

Aside from nice pictures, why is cuticle care important?  Because it helps to nourish and provide healthy growth of your nails.  It’s also important to keep your cuticles well moisturized to prevent hangnails (prevent, not eliminate) and dry, cracked cuticles that can really hurt!

Do I still get hangnails?  Yes I do, but not nearly as often as I use to.  The KBShimmer line of hand care items I have been using have really helped to keep the dryness to a minimum, even with my paper shuffling job (and paper sucks moisture out super quick!)

Hope this post helps, and that you enjoyed reading!  Thank you again to Christy for inviting me to do a guest post, I truly am honored to have been able to contribute!