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Swatch Watch: KBShimmer "Alloy Matey"

Hello folks!

It's a new year, and thus a new post section title... thing... seems required. Thus introducing the Swatch Watch segment, where a load of swatchy goodness can be expected. To kick off the year's posts I've chosen a super sparkly holo glitter that is sooooooo pretty and distractingly in-your-face sparkling.

Introducing KBShimmer's "Alloy Matey", which arrived to me in this nail mail post.
First of all, this first image is extremely bad quality. But! I chose to include it because it shows off how holo-mazing this polish actually is. (Non-focused holo pics are like a life energy to me). Also note below the light conditions for this particular day - a rather stormy afternoon.

And this leads us on to some actually good images (in my opinion anyway, you're all welcome to disagree!). 

Fact File:
Brand: KBShimmer
Polish Name: Alloy Matey!
# of Coats: 3 for 'extra sparkle', but 2 covered perfectly
Finishing Texture: Smooth, glitter
Cost: $9.25/£7.40 + p&p from LiveLovePolish

The above 4 images are taken in natural lighting, from my stormy windows/sky-light. As you can see, the polish comes across as a generally dark-silver with all of the tiny holographic-particle goodness. I used Unt's "Ready for Takeoff" peel-off basecoat underneath these to make removal nice and easy, and they stayed on for at least a week which I thought was very impressive. 

These two images are taken with the flash on, which as you can see completely scatters the holo, makes them super shiny and shimmery, and makes them appear as a lighter silver/grey. This is what they mostly looked like in natural bright sunlight, also, which is extremely distracting when you're trying to work outside. (But 100% worth it). 

To wrap things up then, I guess you could say that "Alloy Matey!" succeeded with its play on words as it is indeed a holo with an almost metallic finish. Either way, it's basically a silver small-particled holo glitter, and I love it to pieces and completely recommend it to you all.

And that's a wrap! I'll see you all very soon with a new Swatch Watch post, and some gorgeous new polishes! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates!



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