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Hello lovelies,

As you might know, Christy Rose, the creator behind KBShimmer brand has released new Spring line of polishes. I am over the moon that I was given a chance to review three shades and the KBShimmer topcoat!

From press release: "Christy Rose says "With Easter, warmer weather, and Spring Break fast approaching February is the ideal time to introduce softer pastels to our lineup, but also to add a splash of bold color." The spring lineup includes three glitter top coats, two bold jellies, and four creamy pastels, one of which is scented."

Pastel Me More - mix of pastel-coloured glitters. The colour combo is quite unusual and very Spring themed. It includes yellow, blue, green, pink and oragnce glitter in clear base. I have applied one coat of Pastel Me More over OPI Vant To Bite My Neck? There is a very good amount of glitter in the bottle so I didn't have to 'fish out' the glitter. It is great for layering and it dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Pastel Me More
Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Pastel Me More
Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Pastel Me More
Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Pastel Me More

Get Clover It - emerald jelly with fine silver particles, round gold, turquoise and green glitter. Oh how I adore this shade! I love the 'squishiness' of the green jelly and the round glitter looks like coins dropped into it. It's a great polish for St. Patrick's Day, isn't it?

The formula is on the sheerer side so I would recommend to layer it over green polish. I'm wearing three thick coats which produced awesome jelly effect but to be honest it takes a while to dry because of the amount of polish. It applied easily and there's plenty of glitter in the bottle.

Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Get Clover It
Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Get Clover It
Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Get Clover It
Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Get Clover It

Iris My Case - lavender crème base with purple, blue, fuchsia, rose, silver and turquoise glitter. I don't want to repeat myself but this another absolutely gorgeous creation. It applied very easily and I'm wearing two thicker coats. Polish dried fast even though I have used thicker coats but it wasn't completely smooth so I needed a layer of KBShimmer topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Iris My Case
Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Iris My Case
Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Iris My Case
Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Iris My Case

Clearly on Top - KBShimmer own topcoat that reminds me a lot of Seche Vite formula. It is on the thicker side but not as thick as SV which I like because then I can 'roll it on' the nail without touching the nail with the brush which prevents any smudging. It dries fast and shiny and I think it's a good topcoat. It was very hard within an hour. I am curious though whether it will get even thicker in time like SV. But it shouldn't get any thicker than this.

This is the travel size 7ml bottle.

Lucy's Stash - KBShimmer Clearly on Top topcoat

Overall, I would be very happy to spend my money on these polishes as they are great quality and pretty colour combinations.  I'm already eyeing other shades so hopefully there'll be some good offer soon :)

I haven't found any major flaw with them except next time I'll layer Get Clover It over green polish so I don't waste such gorgeous polish.

KBShimmer polishes are available at Harlow & Co. for worldwide delivery and at KBShimmer website and Etsy store for sales within United States. 

*These were provided for an honest review

Hello lovelies,

Nicole by OPI came up with another gorgeous collection celebrating TV show Modern Family. I must admit I haven't heard of this show until I first saw a press release for this collection...but then again I'm not American so I hope I can be excused :) Anyway let's get back to the polish beauties...

Collection consists of 14 shades of different shades and finishes, all having names tied to the Modern Family characters.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Modern Family collection


Hayley Good Lokin'... - small rose pink glitter with bigger pink holo hexagon glitters in a clear base. Glitter has good density, there's quite a lot of it in the bottle but it's easier to layer it rather than apply it by itself. The application was a bit harder as the formula is slightly thicker. I'm wearing just one coat over Am I Making Myself Claire?.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Hayley Good Lokin'...
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Hayley Good Lokin'...
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Hayley Good Lokin'...

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Hayley Good Lokin'...

Am I Making Myself Claire? - pale dusty lavender creme. This little beauty has an excellent pigmentation! It is almost one coater but those of you with long nails will be better off with two coats. It applies easily as a butter and dries fast.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?

My Jay Or The Highway! - dirty taupe creme. It's quite unusual and not very girly colour but I would like it in an Autumn palette. It applied well and dried fast despite runny formula. I needed two coats for full coverage. No topcoat in the pictures.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Jay Or The Highway!
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Jay Or The Highway!
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Jay Or The Highway!

Stand By Your Manny - medium blue with silver shimmer. I've had quite a trouble with this polish. The formula is runny and sheer and drying time is longer - average. I needed three coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny

Alex By The Books - pale mint creme. Such a pretty shade! Not too pastel yet not too dark. The formula on this one wasn't flawless either - it creates patches when going over with the brush more than once. I needed two thicker coats for full coverage. It dries glossy and in an average time.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books

A Like-Haley Story - bright neon pink with magenta shimmer. I'm so angry at my camera that it doesn't show the true colour. In real life the shade is bright, rich and neon, absolutely perfect for summer. It has great well-pigmented formula that applies easily. The shimmer also shows nicely on the nail.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story

A Phil’s Paradise - foil greyish olive green. This shade is very similar to OPI Number One Nemesis, they are almost dupes. It applies well and dries fast and is slightly streaky. I'm wearing two regular coats. 

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Phil’s ParadiseLucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Phil’s Paradise
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Phil’s Paradise



Luke Of The Draw - black jelly base with silver glitter. This polish is a dupe of OPI Metallic 4 Life with the same formula too. It is on the sheer side so you'll need three regular coats for full coverage. The formula is quite thick and gloopy and difficult to work with I must say. I applied topcoat to smooth the surface.
Metallic 4 LifeMet
Metallic 4 Life

Back In My Gloria Days... - red based purple with shimmery particles. Oh how gorgeous this purple is! It's so much nicer in real life! I'm wearing two coats but I feel three would be better for my long nails. It applied easily and dried fast and I'm wearing topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Back In My Gloria Days...

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Back In My Gloria Days...

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Back In My Gloria Days...

Basking In Gloria - rich red berry shimmer with bigger sparkle particles. My second favourite, this is a real stunner! I just love this colour, in fact I want a car in this exact colour! :D I needed two thicker coats for full coverage. It applied well but the formula was little bit runny. The drying time was good.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Basking In Gloria
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Basking In Gloria
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Basking In Gloria


Candid Cameron - green-blue duochrome metallic. Another beautiful shade reminding me of mermaid-like colours. The duochrome effect is not that strong on the nails but it does show a little in certain lighting. It has an excellent pigmentation, I'm wearing two coats that dried fast. It applied well however the finish is streaky so I had to pay attention to brushstrokes.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candid Cameron
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candid Cameron
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candid Cameron

I Do De-Claire! - medium/light pink with pearl finish. I really don't like this polish. It's not the colour it's the finish. It's very streaky which shows every small imperfection. It applied well and it has good pigmentation as I needed just two thicker coats.  

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Do De-Claire!
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Do De-Claire!
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Do De-Claire!

She’s Lily Something - pink and blue glass flecks in a clear base with pink star glitter. This is a glitter topcoat that is meant to be layered so I have applied it over I Do De-Claire! There is plenty of the glass flecks but not enough of the star glitter. I had to fish them out and place them on the nail carefully. They are quite big so sometimes they stick out. It applied well. 

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI She’s Lily Something

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI She’s Lily Something
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI She’s Lily Something

What’s The Mitch-uation? - dark indigo metallic shimmer. It looks very similar to OPI Into the Night from the Amazing Spiderman collection but it has slightly better formula. It applied easily but the finish is streaky. As with the OPI polish, this one also has lower pigmentation and I needed three coats for full coverage. Two coates weren't quite enough but could do if you have short nails. The polish dries slower.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI What’s The Mitch-uation?
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI What’s The Mitch-uation?
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI What’s The Mitch-uation?

What a collection! I have my favourites in there, I love especially the dark rich shades. I really like that there is a wide range of finishes but I would prefer if he formulas would be consistently good. I'm sure everybody will find at least one shade they'll like since there's 14 of them in this collection. Enough said, I'm happy I could try these polishes, some of them are absolutely gorgeous and you can look forward to nail art posts with them!

*These were provided for a review