Last month I blogged about and placed an order with KBShimmer, an independent aka indie brand. Picked up Strung Out, Snow Flaking Way, and Candy Cane Crush and will be showing you the last one today because I’m starting to get in a Christmas mood!
Candy Cane Crush contains red and white hex glitter in a variety of sizes, and half the fun is figuring out which “undies” or base color to use. If you used red polish then the red glitter wouldn’t show up well, and ditto on the white, so you want something that will contrast. I used bright medium pink, black, and a light shimmery blue. Dark blue, light or dark green, gold — anything goes! Pick what you love.
The bottle is a full-sized 0.5 ounce and the handle and brush are average. The formula of Candy Cane Crush is good, neither too thick nor too thin. There’s plenty of glitter — no fishing required — but I did have to do some dabbing to get the glitter pieces where I wanted them. An added bonus is that CCC has a faint peppermint scent that’s not strong or too sweet. I finished with a clear top coat for smoothness and shine, and it didn’t cover up the scent.
Of these three looks I like the pink best; it just looks more candy-like. Overall I love Candy Cane Crush and am happy to support an indie polish maker. I’ve read nothing but good things about KBShimmer. My order arrived quickly, was well-packed, and the shipping charge was very reasonable.
My only caveat is that I wish I had fewer of the largest pieces of glitter on my nails, but when I wear this again — and I will ! — I can easily adjust the application. Really want to try it over a dark shimmery green.
Each polish is $8.75 for a 0.5 oz/15 ml bottle, and shipping is free on orders $50 and over. KBShimmer only ships within the U.S. but refers international buyers to Harlow & Co.