KBShimmer | Polish Con Exclusives

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Purple Reign - Polish Con VIP Polish

The items in this post were provided for my honest review.

Hi everyone!

It’s another 2 post day today as I’m trying to get all of the Polish Con exclusive and VIP shades I’ve been sent to swatch up in time. Today I have 3 shades from KBShimmer to share – 2 exclusives and one VIP. All of them are Minnesota themed with fun names and inspirations. Did you know that Christy grew up in Minnesota? I love that she was able to take from her own experiences living here to create these beautiful polishes. Let’s start off with the VIP shade, Purple Reign. Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Purple Reign - Polish Con VIP Polish - bottle macroPurple Reign is a royal purple holo with holo microflakies and a violet shimmer. This shade is inspired by both Prince and Minnesota’s football team, the Vikings, whose colour is also purple.

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Purple Reign - Polish Con VIP PolishvIf you’ve followed Painted Fingertips for long, then you’ll know that I am a purple lover, so I was immediately keen to get this one on my nails. I really like the amount of holo in this purple and it’s just the right shade. This is definitely one to look forward to if you have a VIP ticket for Polish Con!

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Purple Reign - Polish Con VIP Polish - macroThat macro just says it all – this is such a good shade of purple! Shown here are 2 coats with top coat. The formula on this polish was fantastic, and the opacity was really good. For a moment I even questioned whether I needed a second coat – under bright lights I did, but it’s almost opaque enough for a careful single coat.

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Purple Reign - Polish Con VIP PolishAnd a bonus shot to show off a little extra holo with angled lighting:

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Purple Reign - Polish Con VIP Polish - holo shotNext up we have the first of the KBShimmer exclusives for Polish Con, Gopher It!

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Goper It! Polish Con exclusive - bottle macroIn the bottle I thought that this polish wouldn’t be one to wow me – I was very quickly proven wrong.

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Goper It! Polish Con exclusiveIt started off with the phenomenal formula, perfectly smooth and easy to apply, and once again opacity that meant I could almost get away with a single coat. Here I am showing 2 coats plus top coat.

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Goper It! Polish Con exclusiveAnd then you have the colours that come out of Gopher It!  – looking at the bottle, I was expecting a warm, golden-orange holo. What I got instead is a polish with an incredible shift, from pink to warm shades of copper and gold. I could barely believe that a single polish could have both multichrome and holo effects this strong. Above you see some of the coppery colours dominating, while the macro below shows more of the pink holo base.

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Goper It! Polish Con exclusive - macroI was really impressed with this shade and it’s a good reminder of just why KBShimmer got to where it is today: some truly quality products underlie everything else.

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Goper It! Polish Con exclusiveJust look at that copper shift on my ring finger! Stunning! Gopher It! is inspired by the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers and the university’s maroon and gold colours. Since I am currently a UMN graduate student, this one is a must-have for me based on the inspiration as well. Bonus holo shot for this one too: Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Goper It! Polish Con exclusive - holo shotLast but not least, we have the second Polish Con exclusive, Ice Ice Fishing. Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Ice Ice Fishing - Polish Con exclusive - thermal blue polish - bottle macroI can’t even THINK the name of this polish without wanting to sing Ice Ice Baby! Of course, the inspiration for this polish is ice fishing. Winter gets really cold here in Minnesota, so lakes freeze over and some braver folks than I go ice fishing. Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Ice Ice Fishing - Polish Con exclusive - thermal blue polishI didn’t read the product description for this polish properly before I started swatching it, and I was confused for a second when it seemed lighter on my nails. It turned out to be a nice surprise once I realised it was a thermal polish! In the bottle, it appeared just a little darker than the warm shade, so it warmed up a little more on my nails when I applied it.

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Ice Ice Fishing - Polish Con exclusive - thermal blue polishIce Ice Fishing is an icy blue-white to deep midnight blue thermal, packed with blue shimmer and holographic glitters. The warm state of this polish was a little sheerer so I applied 3 thin coats with top coat. The formula was excellent so that was an easy 3 coats.

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Ice Ice Fishing - Polish Con exclusive - thermal blue polish - warmHere is Ice Ice Fishing in its warm state. This would be perfect for some wintry nail art!

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Ice Ice Fishing - Polish Con exclusive - thermal blue polish - coolIt was a warm day when I was swatching this, so I had a really hard time getting a shot of the cool state of this polish – in the end, all I could manage was a macro but that’s enough to see the deep blue shift. With the holo glitters, it’s like the winter night sky!

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Ice Ice Fishing - Polish Con exclusive - thermal blue polish - macroLike most thermals, I like this one best in transition.

Painted Fingertips | KBShimmer Ice Ice Fishing - Polish Con exclusive - thermal blue polishWhat do you think of KBShimmer’s Polish Con offerings? Are any of these going on your must-have lists?