Sorry for the hiatus, I’ve been rushing to study for my final exams starting this Friday, but I could not stand my naked nails any longer and was dying to swatch KBShimmer’s Lottie Dottie that I purchased from Harlow & Co last month. I had serious hesitations whether to blog this because my nails are filed to nubbies but this polish simply too cute. Check the KBShimmer Lottie Dottie swatch all in this post.
By the way, please excuse my ugly nails, they’re super short and tiny at this moment :(
Lottie Dottie was launched early 2013, and since I saw Valesha’s swatch, it has been on my lemming list till a month ago. I knew I HAD TO GET THIS! I got this with Rollin’ With the Chromies which I will review another day after my exams.
3 coats of Lottie Dottie and Poshe Quick Dry Top Coat
Okay down to the nitty gritty details for the polish. I had very high expectations for this one because it looked so pretty.
But first…. let me take a macro.
KBShimmer Lottie Dottie is a white crelly base packed with baby blue and purple metallic glitters. There are also purple micro glitters and small bar glitters (in baby blue and purple too). This is my first white crelly polish, yay! KBShimmer makes perfect crelly polishes- I WANT THEM ALL!
First off, application. This was quite disappointing for me because in the swatches I saw, the ladies used 3 coats for the swatch, which I similarly did, but the glitter pieces clumped up all together and made application very difficult for me. Swatches had glitters sparsely distributed and I have no idea why mine was so packed with glitter. Moreover, in the bottles they were holding, the glitters seem to be much lesser than mine.
I emailed Christy from KBShimmer and she told me there was no reformulation, and advised me to shake the bottle before application. By shaking the bottle, it definitely helped to make the glitters less thick and application was so much easier!
From my index and pinky which were painted after shaking the bottle, you can see that the surface seems to be slightly less bumpy compared to the middle and the ring finger which were painted before shaking the bottle.
But overall I still have some reservations as to why my bottle seems to have much more glitter than others, so Christy also told me this: “There is always a chance that there was a “clump” of glitter that ended up in your bottle, even mixing with a machine it can happen.“
Oh well, at least the glitters are pretty! :) Thanks Christy for the heads up.
Secondly, dry time. It dried fairly quickly, so that’s a good one!
Thirdly, wear time. The edges started to wear off the next day. I’m guessing it is the Poshe Top Coat instead of the polish itself, as I have seen some reviews highlighting such problems with the top coat.
Nobody minds an extra bling! Featuring the Bow charm from HexNailJewelry which is currently sold out. It is quite huge but I LOVE it nonetheless!
This is the perfect polish to match any cute dress or accessories, although I must say removal is going to be a pain! If you like it, you can purchase the polish from Harlow & Co, for USD$9, which makes up to about $11/12 ish SGD. Shipping is about $10, so you can get polishes with your friends to share the shipping!
A pretty polish saves the day. Definitely cannot wait to finish my exams, and officially be a graduated student (minus the certification). See you guys soon!