Monday, January 11, 2016

KBShimmer Birthstone Collection - Ruby

Hey guys and gals! How is your Monday? Aside from waking up to the sad death of David Bowie, my days is starting out quite well. The cup of coffee I am drinking is helping out with that, lol!

Today I have something quite fun and definitely sparkly. Unless you have been avoiding the online nail world, you have probably seen the new Birthstone polishes from KBShimmer. They are all made out of highly reflective metallic flakies with a dusting of holographic sparkle and correspond to the particular gem or stone for each month. My birthday is in July, so my birthstone is a Ruby. And because I am a teenager trapped in a grown-up body, I must have ALL the birthstone polishes.

Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use.

KBShimmer Ruby from the Birthstone Collection

Ruby is a bright red with pink undertones metallic flakie with a dusting of holographic sparkle. It has a serious high shine foiled finish that literally sparkles like a gemstone in sunlight. I tried my damn best to get that sparkle to show up on camera, but this polish is so shiny, that it was nearly impossible. The formula and application were superb for something with this much bling. It applied super smooth with no issues. I used two coats for full opacity. The red base does stain a bit, so be careful around your cuticle lines and sidewalls. This is shiny on it's own, but I do think a good top coat brings out the sparkle that much more. As per usual, I used KBShimmer Clearly On Top for my swatches.


No matter what month you are born in, each of the Birthstone polishes are beautiful and so so sparkly. Plus these would make fun gifts for friends who are magpies like myself!

Hope you all have a wonderful day, I am off to help the kiddo with some homework and then admire my nails for a while!

Please Note: Products shown were purchased by me for my personal use. All opinions are my own. For more info, please read my disclaimer.

KBShimmer Birthstone polishes are available on line. Products retail for $8.75USD a piece.


  1. This is a very pretty color. My birthday is in July too.

  2. This was one of my faves in the collection and I don't even like red polish that much! Beautiful swatch :)

  3. These Birthstone polishes are beautiful and so sparkly. Their color is so natural. I will try them very soon. Thanks for sharing


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