I’m so excited to be able to guest post here at KBShimmer’s blog! I live where there is no Autumn, so I pretty much keep Autumn on my nails the entire season. Today is no different!
I’ve done one of my “Extend-A-Mani” posts for you using KBShimmer polishes today.
I was wearing Dior Cosmic Violine, which is a brown/burgundy crelly and had a bit of tip wear. What to do? Well KBShimmer makes errthang better, right? So I pulled out Cocoa Nut, 24 Carrot Bold and Every Nook and Cranberry and went to work.
On my thumb and ring finger, I just layered one coat of Cocoa Nut over the top. On the rest I did a really quick gradient over Cosmic Violine using 24 Carrot Bold and Every Nook and Cranberry. I use a plain make-up sponge and paint on strips of what I’m using and just dab over each nail a few times and Voila! I use an Elf concealer brush and straight acetone for clean-up around my cuticles.
First, here it is matted (I used butter LONDON’s Matte Finish)
And then I used KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat. I love matte finish, but in this case I preferred it shiny.
What do you think? Come on over to my blog, Pointless Café, and see me sometime! (Yes, I said that in my best Mae West voice.)
Thanks so much to Christy for having me! ♥
A Note from KBShimmer: We are always excited to have guest bloggers, and Sheila does such amazing work! Thank you! Shelia used Cocoa Nut, a 2012 winter polish that was retired this spring. Due to the many requests to bring this polish back, we have! Cocoa Nut is now live on our site and will be available thru the end of the year. So get this cool weather favorite while you can!
This is Kayla from Nails by Kayla Shevonne. I’m quite honoured to be posting on the KBShimmer blog today! I absolutely love KBShimmer nail polishes and it’s the indie brand that I own the most of by far! So when Christy asked me to write a guest post, I had a pretty good idea what type of manicure I wanted to do.
To create this bright and fun nail look, I first layed down a base of a plain white creme and let that dry completely. I then pulled out KBShimmer Don’t Pink Twice and 24 Carrot Bold, both of which are beautiful matte shimmer polishes from the Summer 2013 Collection, and I used the sponging method to create a gradient with them. Next, I added two easy coats of KBShimmer Grayscale, a super fun black and white glitter top coat that was also released with the Summer 2013 Collection. Finally, I finished the whole look off with the KBShimmer Clearly On Top Quick Dry Top Coat.
Don’t Pink Twice and 24 Carrot Bold blend together beautifully, so the mani looked pretty awesome even before I added Grayscale. But I think the contrast of the black and white glitter over the super bright pink and orange really makes the whole mani pop.
Thanks so much to Christy for inviting me to do a guest post on her blog. I hope to do one again someday. And if you’re interested in seeing more of my work, please visit my blog Nails by Kayla Shevonne.
Thanks for reading!
KBShimmer Says: Thanks Kayla for the stunning manicure and the guest post. Are you a blogger that would like show of your KBShimmer manicure in a guest post? Contact us at sales at kbshimmer dot com.
KBShimmer was my first and is still my absolute favorite indie brand. I love the unique and beautiful colors they create. The formula is wonderful and the customer service is top notch. Everyone I've introduced to the indie polish world is sent straight to KBShimmer. They do no disappoint.