This inky beauty is KB Shimmer’s Soul Deep, a midnight blue creme from their recently released Fall collection. I typically tend to go in for KB’s glitters, like the gorgeous, cranberry-hued polish I featured yesterday, but this deep, posh stunner just called out to me (as did its collection mate, Such a Vlad-Ass, but that’s a post for another day!) I use navy blue as a background to nail art all the time, and I’m always on the lookout for a true blackened blue – so many of them lean towards purple or indigo, or have so little noticeable pigment, they just read black. Soul Deep is that rare kind of navy that actually reads as navy.
And the formulation? Absolutely divine. I was SO impressed with this creme. Soul Deep was very nearly a one-coater – if I were a little less particular about depth of colour (as in I like a lot of it) I would have left it at one coat. As is, these photos show two light coats of Soul Deep and, in another radical departure from my usual habits, NO topcoat. I usually put a layer of Seche Vite over darn near everything, but I wanted to show off Soul Deep’s phenomenal shine au naturale. In every single way, this polish has everything you could want from a not-so basic creme – great self-leveling, smooth, glassy shine and rich, true colour. Another awesome pick from KB Shimmer.