Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday | Monochromatic

We Twinsies struggled a bit this week with understanding today's prompt.  Monochromatic: what exactly does that mean re: manicures?  I Google imaged and Pinterest searched but came back with lots of ombre skittles.  I honestly had no desire to do an ombre so instead I went with the most monochromatic mani I could think of: a stark, white creme.

Lucky for me, I had KBShimmer Eyes White Open at the ready.  From the Spring 2015 Collection, Eyes White Open is the perfect base for any nail art and a crisp bright creme for those looking for a bright yet neutral look.  The formula is a tad chalky (but not streaky whatsoever!) but because the application is standard KBShimmer fabulousness, it's not difficult to polish crisp lines that abut the cuticles without staining them.  My only issue was in removal: the white got everywhere, leaving a weird chalky dusting all over my skin.  It came off with soap and water but still I felt it necessary to let anyone know before using this.

This is 2-3 coats.

So does this work for monochromatic?  Let me know if you agree in the comments!

You can purchase the KBShimmer Spring 2015 Collection beginning February 6, 2015, by clicking here.

For more monochromatic manis, please check out my Twinsies' posts by clicking the links below.

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish


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  1. They do their thing oh so well.

  2. That is a great white, dammit KBShimmer!

  3. That's so odd about the chalky residue. I think it's enough for me to not pick this one up :( The rest of the Spring Collection, however, will be mine! Dem crelly polishes are so divine.

  4. It's pretty. I don't think I would go out and order this on its own though.

  5. Idk if I'll get this one. But I'm definitely getting the rest if the kbshimmer collection!

  6. Yeah, not sure why I had the residue but the collection is a hit otherwise!

  7. I want that white! I'm just after putting on a white polish and it'e terrible, they're all terrible! I must try this one :)

  8. It's a good one! So is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

  9. Thanks! I'll keep my eyes peeled for it because they look like they have a disease at the moment! Appreciate the rec! :D

  10. I'm always looking for a new white. I think I'll have to order this one.

  11. I think it will look great on you!