KBShimmer Sun & Games from the Summer 2015 Collection is a bling lover’s dream, and it’ll make your heart sing that difficult high E above middle C.
In the sunshine, this holographic nail polish arrives like a diva to a red-carpet event.
Most mornings that I tried to snap this before heading to work were overcast, but one day, I managed to get a couple shots in the sunlight.
I feel like KBShimmer Sun & Games is a fun holographic nail polish that would look cool with a simple black stamping design on top. The base would shine through to give it that ‘something extra’.
KBShimmer Sun & Games Pictures
KBShimmer Sun & Games Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of KBShimmer Sun & Games
- KBShimmer Clearly on Top Quick Dry Top Coat (This was provided by Harlow & Co.)
Artificial Light Photos
Natural Light Photos
- Gold holographic (Yes)
- Packed with micro fine glitter (Yes)
- Name: KBShimmer Sun & Games
- Colours Available in the Collection: Precious Petals, Alloy Matey!, Bahama Drama, Dust in the Bottle, Foiled, For Sail by Owner, Green Weaver, Home Surf, In Yacht Water, Leggo My Mango, Lei It Again, Look on the Nightside, Moody Hues, Pink-a Colada, Pros And Bronza, R-E-F-L-E-C-T, Rum Me the Right Way, Sarong Place, Sarong Time, She’s Beyond Kelp, Shell Shock, Sterling Example, Sun & Games, Take the Punny and Run, That’s Ore Like It!, Vitamin Sea, Wave the Flag, We Be Jammin’ & What Are You Wading For?
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 oz)
- Retail Price: $9.50 CAD (This was provided by Harlow & Co.)
- Where to Buy: KBShimmer website & Harlow & Co. website
KBShimmer Sun & Games Review
Like liquid gold for your fingertips, Sun & Games by KBShimmer gives your nails the Midas Touch. But then the rainbow in the holographic glitter kicks it up a notch like Emeril Lagasse – BAM!
The gold leans heavily on the yellow side, so depending on your skin tone, you may find it trickier to wear. (I have a tough time wearing golds because they can clash with my skin tone. I found this shade to work alright. It seems to be the golds that are more pale and lean closer to the champagne territory when things start to get questionable for my skin tone.)
WOW – Sun & Games by KBShimmer is a total blingtastic glitterbomb! It sparkles and twinkles full throttle in all different lighting conditions, so you’ll certainly have a lot of fun wearing (and admiring) it in person.
It’s even more bedazzling in person than it translated in photos, and when you wear it on a sunny day, be prepared for your heart to race like Usain Bolt!
I was surprised that while this polish had so much glitter stuffed in, the finish wasn’t sharp and scratchy. The glitter was smoother than I expected, and I only needed to use one layer of the KBShimmer Clearly on Top Quick Dry Top Coat (which is thinner than the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat) to get it to feel as smooth as glass. (Even on the subsequent days when I wore this polish, it never ate top coat.)
Application & Formula
While some glitter nail polishes can require a lot of concentration to get them to look even, I am pleased to report that with Sun & Games by KBShimmer, it was easy peasy!
They recommend that you first shake the bottle before applying this shade, and even though I forgot to do that, I had no problems applying this. It went on easily, and I only needed to use two coats to get full coverage.
Also, by the time I removed this polish, I was very surprised at how easy it was to take off with my favourite nail-polish remover from Sally Beauty Supply! (I went into it with the mentality that I’d need to scrub my fingers to get it off, but it came off almost as easily as a creme polish. No scrubbing at all!)
Final Verdict: 8/10
This is one of the better gold holographic nail polishes out there. With a smooth formula, easy removal, and so much wonderful rainbowy goodness, I recommend you try this, if you’re craving some bling!
Do you tend to wear gold- or silver-based nail polish more? Do you wear holographic lacquer more in the summer or all year long? If you’ve worn KBShimmer polishes, are there any that you’d recommend I’d try?