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Monday, December 29, 2014

*Press Release* (Part 2): KBShimmer "Men are from Mars-ala" Swatches

***PRESS SAMPLE***

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  I was one of those silly people out shopping and taking advantage of mega discounts on all the Christmas stuff :P  Hey, it's how I got my 6ft tree this year for 70% off last year ;)

You may remember a post I wrote up on the 18th about a new polish from KBShimmer based on Pantone's Color of the Year "Marsala."  I received the polish the day after Christmas, and oh my wow, it is a STUNNER!!!


"Men are from Mars-ala" is an absolutely gorgeous color, and the linear holographic effect is astounding - not only is is super eye-catching outdoors, but it is just as stunning indoors!  Take a look at the photos below:
Outdoors





Indoors





The application was super smooth and even, with no dragging or streaking.  It took only 2 thin coats to be completely opaque, and dried in under 5 minutes to a lovely shiny finish (shown in the photos above).  Wear time is impressive with this polish, too, as I had no chipping or wear at the tips for the 3 days I had it on!  As a stay-at-home-mommy, it's always nice to find a polish that will stand up to the various chores and mommy duties in my day :)

If you're not-so-into the holographic goodness of this polish, this is what it looks like with a matte topcoat:





Adding the matte topcoat helps the overall color of "Men are from Mars-ala" stand out a bit more, since the holographic effect is so strong.  It becomes a really lovely, soft neutral shade.

I have nothing bad to say about this polish - it's just perfect!  KBShimmer hit it out of the ballpark with "Men are from Mars-ala."  This gorgeous polish will be available for purchase January 1st at the company's website here.  Believe me, you don't want to miss this one!

I'm curious to know - which do you prefer?  Are you a Must-Holo-All-The-Things! kind of person (like me), or do you prefer the more subtle, rich look of the matte topcoat? 

*NOTE: This polish was sent to me for swatches and a review. However, my opinion is 100% honest and in no way swayed.  Links in my post are NOT affiliate (i.e. I get no kickback when you click on them).  I simply provide them for your convenience :)

28 comments:

  1. I prefer it holo! This color is surprisingly growing on me. I like the redder, rather than pinker, takes on it.

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    1. Me too, this was a lot less "princess pink" when I applied it and is a lot more of a vintage rosy color :)

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  2. I'm so jealous! I need this in my life and I don't even like the Marsala color. I love the golden shimmer in the matte version, it looks awesome!

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    1. I was surprised how much I love this color because it's not at all a color I usually go for when purchasing!!

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  3. I love it both ways. This color is right up my alley. I must own it!

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    1. You will not regret getting it - sooooo pretty!!

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  4. *fans self* This is gorgeous! Beautiful swatches!

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  5. I had no idea a red holo could be so amazing. Wow

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  6. Matte all the polishes, that's my thinking! I love that you showed the difference. KB Shimmer makes some great polishes! I need more of them in my life, I only own one :)

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    1. I agree - this was my first if this brand *gasp!* and it certainly won't be my last!!

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  7. I hate putting matte top coat on all holo polishes. The whole point of holo is for RAINBOWS!! I love this color but I have Deja Brew and I feel like they are really similar.

    Love your macros btw!

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    1. I agree Amy - the whole point of a holo is for the holo :P I hate mattifying them, it feel wrong!! And thanks! I'm glad you like the macros! ^_^

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  8. I love it! I have only one holo in my collection (*tear) and this reminds me to remedy that as soon as possible! Beautiful swatches, too

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    1. Thank you!! And holos are my favorite ^_^ You should definitely add more!! HOLO ALL THE THINGS!!!!

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  9. Your bottle pic is absolutely gorgeous!! I was doubting that I need this color in my life, but I'm starting to rethink that!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm loving my little macro lens :D And this color surprised me too! Didn't think I'd dig it as much as I do now :)

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  10. I loved this holo polish. I prefer holo version over matte. KB Shimmer polishes have been in my wishlist for long now.

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    1. I prefer the holo, too ^_^ KBS is a great brand - you'll be very pleased even you finally get one!

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  11. Wow, gorgeous polish and pretty detailed pics. I love Holo polishes. Thx fr great review.

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  12. i need this... <3 and looks really awesome after adding matte tc !!

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  13. I love all KB Shimmer polishes. Marshala is color of 2015 and this holo is superb in this shade.

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    1. KB Shimmer is such a nice brand! I'll be definitely getting some more in the near future :)

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