Saturday, December 14, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Nails!! Day 6-- Shimmer Polish Christmas Glitters

*press sample
Happy Saturday, friends!!  I've been a long time admirer of, and recent obsessee over, Shimmer Polish, a line of completely gorgeous layering glitters with a sophisticated edge in a spare, elegant package.  When creator Cindy offered to send me some for review, I jumped at the chance.  I was super excited to learn that she's got some full coverage glitters in her lineup, too, and three of them are beautiful, twinkly, festive Christmas perfection.

I'll start with Cristina, an emerald glitter interspersed with red glitters, in an emerald green jelly base.  Cristina is the sheerest of these three, despite how packed with glitter she is.  I used three coats and the end result was a little thick (especially after a good layer of Seche Vite on top to smooth) but the color is smokin'!  It's also greener than my camera wanted to show.  Some gals have problems with purples, I have problems with emerald green shinies.


Shimmer Cristina swatch and review

Shimmer Cristina swatch and review

Céline is gorgeous.  I ooh'ed just a little more when I unwrapped this one.  It's a mulberry based jelly packed with monochromatic microglitters and hexes, and variously sized gold hexes that flash the holo rainbow.  I used two coats plus one layer of thick topcoat.

Shimmer Celine swatch and review

Shimmer Celine swatch and review

Tracy surprised me with its stand alone-ness.  This one's got a clear base so it can be used as a topper/glitter gradient component, but it's also so saturated with gorgeous gold glitters that it becomes opaque in two coats (which you see here).  Amazing.  For a mostly monochromatic, glitter, it's pretty complex-- Tracy is primarily tiny gold microglitter and small gold hexes, with liberal dashes of gold bar glitter (that behave themselves and don't go hanging off your free edge) and tiny copper glitter.  The gold hexes also flash holo-- it looks like a smattering of multicolored glitters in my photos, but that's just the holo working its magic.  This polish is a sparklingly glamorous and elegant as all get-out.  I used one thick layer of topcoat.

Shimmer Tracy swatch and review

Shimmer Tracy swatch and review

In closing, the formulas on all three of these is fantastic-- great consistency, easy glitter placement, minimal to no pooling/cleanup.

Shimmer polishes retail for $12 each plus shipping, with international shipping available upon request.

Where to find Shimmer
etsy shop
blog
facebook

Thank you for reading!!  Have an amazing weekend ♥♥
*press sample

26 comments:

  1. Celine would be my pick for the holidays <3

    ReplyDelete
  2. Replies
    1. Your polishes are simply amazing, my dear :)

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. Saweet!! Thank you for your support ♥♥

      Delete
  4. Lovely colors from Shimmer Polish :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I adore Shimmer Polish. The quality is amazing. Cristina has been on my wishlist forever. Great pictures!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sara ♥♥ I'm totally impressed with these. They're so gorgeous and I've heard so many glowing accolades on them; I knew I wouldn't be disappointed :)

      Delete
  6. These are just beautiful...all of them. Cristina is fabulous because, well, it's teal! Celine has that raspberry jam look I love. <3 But Tracy...wow...what a crazy complex polish. It's fantastic! I really like Shimmer Polish. A "dear friend" gave me Marilyn, and I love it. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, yes, and yes... Tracy is fabulous!! And so is that dear friend... you need to show that glittery red baby off!

      Delete
  7. Hi sis - I see we have a new convertee in you!!! Shimmer Polishes are just awesome :-) wonderful pictures, post and review :-)! Out of those three I own Cristina - I just had to as my nearly namesake ;-)! Tracy is my favorite out of this bunch here but marginally only - have a lovely start of the week xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Naturally! There is an Astrid in this collection and that was veeeeerrrrry close to being my given name (my mom liked Liesl better) but I might need that one because of the whole principle, lol. Plus, it's really pretty :D

      Delete
  8. What beautiful photos. You make me want to start blogging again. You make it look so fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my gosh, my heart seriously leapt a little at your comment! I know, all in your own time, but... that's be great :) ♥

      Delete
  9. Replies
    1. It totally is! Brighter and more emerald than my photos show, too.

      Delete
  10. OK! So I NEED to buy Tracy. It would be rude not to seeing as that's my name but wow, that is a gorgeous gold glitter. I love it!

    **skips off to find somewhere in the UK to buy this lil beauty!!*

    Lovely swatches :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Absolutely you need it! I might just faint if I came across a polish bearing my name, and then I'd buy one for all my family and friends, lolol. Check out Shimmer's etsy shop-- she ships internationally upon request :)

      Delete
  11. Céline and Tracy are just gorgeous!
    x

    ReplyDelete

Please be respectful and refrain from using profanity or including links in your comments. Posts containing either will be deleted. If you have a blog you'd like me to check out, shoot me a message and your link by using my Contact Me form.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...