Monday, 24 February 2014

KBShimmer: Grayscale


I finally gave in and bought from Harlow&Co, I've admired KBShimmer polishes from afar for quite a while now and took the plunge. There is quite a collection of KBShimmer polishes on Harlow&Co and I spent a good hour umming and ahhing over which to buy. Grayscale was my choice. I'm really liking Glitter Toppers at the moment, I'm not sure if it is something brands are doing differently but they just seem to stand out a lot more recently.

Do you ever see a polish and know just from that, exactly what colour you want to pair it with or what design you want to incorporate it into? I had that with Grayscale. As soon as I saw the bottle image, I knew it would look awesome over a bright yellow, and, well, was I right?


They KBShimmer bottles are rather large and at 15ml they are just ever so slightly larger than Seche bottles. These are $9 (Canadian dollars) and this works out at £4.84, I never realised how much of a bargain that is until this point in time right now.
The flowers are part of the KBShimmer logo and not glitter pieces
The bottle is packed full of glitter in circles, hexes, rectangles, and squares of all different sizes in a clear base. The polish comes out quite thick which gives a good cover of glitter. I used one coat of Grayscale over 2 coats of Barry M BLE 2013 (the yellow limited edition with the tribal lid). 

Dry time is a little longer than usual but for the most part, dries relatively quickly and is smooth over the smaller pieces of glitter, with a few sticky up bits on the larger glitter, especially the Hex pieces. So I finished it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite for a smooth shiny finish.

I thought it couldn't get any better, that was until I added a coat of Rimmel Pro Matte Finish Mattifying Top Coat.


And I ended up with this. This has to be my favourite combination of all time.

KBShimmer Grayscale is available to buy from Harlow&Co for $9 cad if you are in the UK/International or directly from KBShimmer for $8.75 usd if in the US.

I was very impressed with Harlow&Co, for a single KBShimmer polish, it worked out at £10.21 including the postage from Canada to UK. It arrived very quickly considering the distance and the polish was packaged really well. I don't know what I was worried about. In fact,whilst writing this post, I accidentally got sidetracked and bought another one, ooops.

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