Monthly Archives: October 2014

Winter Collection 2014


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


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.


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.


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 from 11/01 until 12/25 $4 will be donated to Tots For Tots ®. 1 Coat Recommended.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


Returning Holiday Favorites:

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


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


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


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.


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



Holiday Promos:

Free Shipping For All Orders over $40 on 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.

Photo Oct 25, 4 23 01 PM

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.


Chai Tea!

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

Chai Tea Sugar Scrub by KBShimmer

Christmas/Winter Vinyl Nail Decals

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



Christmas Vinyls.

Photo Oct 20, 7 36 21 PM

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!

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


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
Blinded By The Bright
Sea You Around
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!




Gel, Jelly, Crelly, What ?!?

Nail polish and nail art are rapidly growing beauty staples.  As nail polish grows, so does the terms we use to describe nail polish.  Have you wondered what a creally is?  What is the different between gel and jelly?  Listed below are some of the most used terms below with examples, hopefully this helps you navigate the polish world!

Did we miss anything, have a burning question?  Ask below in the comments and we will do our best to answer, and add to the post if needed!


3 Free:   A polish that does not contain Toulene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) & Formaldehyde in its ingredients.

4 Free:   A polish that does not contain Toulene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) & Formaldehyde, and Formaldehyde Resin. KBShimmer is 4 Free.

5 Free: A polish that does not contain Toulene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) & Formaldehyde, and Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.

Boutique/Boutique Polish: Polish companies that may be owned and designed by one (or a few) people, but are made and bottled in labs. RBL, Cult Nails are examples. Some companies in this category may select predesigned polishes from a lab vs. designing on their own, but still often connect directly with the consumer.

Crelly:   A polish finish that can be layered to cover the nail line, but still has some sheerness to allow glitters to show through.

Example: Oh Splat!  A white crelly polish that has a rainbows worth of glitters that shine through.


Crème/Cream:   An opaque polish with a glossy finish.  Usually opaque in 1-2 coats and that completely covers the nail line.

Example: Stonewashed, an opaque polish that covers in 1 coat.


Duochrome:  A polish that shifts between two colors depending on the angle and lighting.

Example: Lilac Dreams (Now discontinued), a lavender polish that shifts to pink depending on angle


Foil Method:   The technique used to remove glitter (and gel) nail polish.  A cotton ball/cotton pad and pure acetone is placed on nail, the foil is wrapped around the finger and cotton and left for 5-10 minutes.  Glitter or gel polish should slide right off.  Tutorial Here


Gel: Polish that is cured or hardened with a special light. This polish is most often found in salons, and will not harden without the use of special lights.  This is a type of polish, not a finish.

Glitter Top Coat:   A type of polish finish that has glitter suspended in a clear base, best worn over a cream color.

Example: Clown Puke, our multi-colored glitter topper.


Holo/Holographic:   A type of glitter that reflects and refracts light, giving off a rainbow shine when viewed in the light.

Example: Hexy BikiniIMG_20140712_173846

Indie or Indie Polish:   Nail polish that is designed, created, and sold by independent owners. Most often, this term is used to mean that polish is hand blended and bottled by the designer directly for sale to the public. Indie company owners often connect via social media directly with the consumer. KBShimmer is owned by Jason and Christy Rose, who still hand make most of the products offered, and are proud to offer unique glitter combinations to adorn your nails.  You can find Christy running the KBShimmer Facebook and Instagram Page.

Jelly: A colored polish that has a transparent finish that may show the nail line. Jelly polishes are not the same as gel polish.

Example: I Got A Crush On Blue, a blue jelly polish with holographic glitters


Linear Holographic:   A version of holographic glitter finish that is so micro fine, when applied the glitters line up to form the rainbow effect in a line, strongest in sunlight or direct light.

Example: PT Young Thing, a silver linear holographic polish


KBShimmer PT Young Thing outside

Mainstream:   A polish made by a large company such as Zoya, China Glaze, OPI, which can be found in larger stores such as Wal-Mart, Ulta, Sally’s Beauty. These polishes are mass made and there is little, if any direct interaction between the owner(s) and consumers.

Multichrome:   A polish that shifts between multiple colors depending on the angle and lighting.

Example: Pigment Of My Imagination, a polish that shifts from golds, to reds and orange, to blue and indigo depending on the angle.


Nail Line/Visible Nail Line (VNL): The nail line is the area where the nail passes the skin at the tip of the finger, often this area is whiter in color and therefore can show if polish is sheer or if too few coats of polish are used.

Example: You can see the slight VNL on the ring finger, this is our jelly polish, Bell Of the Mall


Quick Dry: A type of polish that is designed to dry to the touch in 1-2 minutes, and get fully hard within 5-10 minutes. Clearly On Top is a Quick Dry Top Coat, but KBShimmer polishes themselves are not quick dry.

Example: Clearly On Top


Texture: A glitter polish that dries to a rough, bumpy finish.

Example: Partners In Lime


Vinyl Nail Decal: A sticky nail art sticker made of vinyl that can be left of the nail to create nail art.

Example: Tribal Pieces from the Tribal Vinyl Decal Sheet.

Gradient Tribal

Vinyl Nail Stencil: A vinyl nail piece that is intended to be placed on a nail, then removed to show the color underneath in a pattern.

Example: Wavy Lines

KBShimmer Anniversary Trio Nail Art 3

Big Thanks to all the bloggers who have sent us photos to use, including The PolishAholic, Nail Polish Wars, Adventures in Acetone and LacquerLoon.


And lets not forget to throw in a few memes.