Hey, everyone! I’m Kirby, the blogger behind The Mercurial Magpie! I’ve been a big fan of KBShimmer ever since I discovered the world of handmade polish and I’m super excited to be posting here today!
So, let’s talk creams. To a polish lover, are they always the most exciting thing? Your first thought might be no, but I say…YES! You see, they’re incredibly versatile. On their own, they can be a nice palette cleanser or pop of color for an accent nail, maybe even a base for nail art! But oh, reader, their appeal for me doesn’t stop there. One word- stamping!
It’s the first question on anyone’s minds when they read about new cream colors- “Yes, yes, you claim it will fold my clothes, wash my car and have dinner on the table when I get home from work, but WILL IT STAMP?” Is that just me? It is? Oh. Well, regardless, it’s certainly the first thought that I had when the press release for these came out. I’m happy to report that for the most part, they do! I tested them all out and some of the lighter shades are very subtle if not stamped over a light base, but the darker colors all work perfectly. I have three combos to show you here today! The first combination I did was to use Pansy-monium over My Life’s Porpoise. I used KBShimmer Clearly On Top as a top coat for each of these. I used a flower design from the Moyou London Suki 01 plate that kind of reminded me of the KBShimmer logo.
The second combination I did was using Eclipse over Chick Me Out. This color combo was screaming for a bee stamp, but unfortunately I didn’t have one! What I do have is a plate full of awesome bird stamps, so I used a couple of designs from Messy Mansion’s MM14 plate.
There are plenty of ways these shades can be mixed and matched for stamping & I hope this post inspires you to try some out yourself! I’d love to see them if you do! If you’d like to see more from me (including some future KBShimmer-centric posts!) you can check out my blog (http://www.themercurialmagpie.com/), my Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/themercurialmagpie) and my Instagram (http://instagram.com/themercurialmagpie#). Thanks for reading!