Hi everybody! I'm filled with a bit of excitement and anxiety right now. Even though I photo'ed and drafted this post just this week, it feels outdated. A couple days ago, I broke a couple nails on my swatching hand, so my nails don't look like this right now. Usually I just grimace and file everything down to an equal length, taper the sides again, and move on, and do so without much fanfare except to whine about my nubbage a little. Well, this time I noticed that both nails had broken at such an angle that if I shaped them a very certain way, I could still maintain most of the length. My friends, I have points. Kitten heels. Whatever you want to call them. It's a pretty polarizing shape and it kind of scares me to unveil them on here but it excites me at the same time, because I adore them :) It's like getting a fabulous set of bangs cut into your previously one-length hair, or buying a pair of shoes in a style completely different from yours, and discovering you love them. But I don't want to spend this entire post talking about my new nails so just know that a change is coming, lol :) :) :) and I hope it doesn't drive anyone away and that I'm totally overthinking it. I've got one post after this one drafted with my long squares so stay tuned next week!! Check out my instagram if you haven't already seen it... I took the most recent shot yesterday morning.
Also, there's a discussion in one of my blogging groups on fb regarding advice you'd give brand new bloggers and there's a lot of "NO CENTER ALIGNING TEXT" going on in there, so I'm giving boring old left to right a shot. It feels off balance to me but if it's easier to read, then I'm all for it. Let me know if it's better, worse, or if you don't give two hoots :)
Right. On to the polish.
Today I get to share my take on some more Shimmer Polish beauties! Shimmer is an indie brand I've grown increasingly fond of. It's a line of full coverage and very versatile glitters with very broad appeal. If you've made a product my 10 year old niece and my monochromatic creme-loving self both adore, I think you're doing something right.
First up is Jennifer, tiny and small sized metallic sky blue, light pink, silver, and black hexes in a clear base. The gold you see is light bouncing off the silvers. I wasn't in love with the black hexes at first, but they really grew on me, making Jennifer stand apart from the rest, adding a hint of intrigue to the sparkle.
Jacki is full of metallic royal blue, silver, red, fucshia, and purple microglitters in a deep plum colored jelly base. I'm surprised by the simplicity of this one on the nail. It's got a lot of depth, on account of the dark, sheer base, but the tininess of the glitters give Jacki a touch of demure. It's a very pretty glitter for those of us whose tastes run not so bold.
Adrienne is metallic cerulean and white gold shimmers and different sized hexes with a smattering of tiny red hexes, all in a clear base. Adrienne called to mind team and school spirit manicures right off and if you've got a favorite team whose colors are blue and gold, this one's a must-have. I love that the gold is a subtle white tone and not in your face bright yellow. There's definitely a time and place for that but the subtlety complements the cerulean beautifully.
I used three coats of polish in each of these swatches. They are all a little gritty and will benefit from two nice, thick layers of topcoat. The formulas on all three are fantastic-- no pooling, minimal cleanup.
Shimmer Polishes retail for $12 each plus shipping, with international shipping available upon request.
And with that, I'm off! I look forward to your reactions on the changes, potential changes, and of course, these gorgeous glitters ♥♥ Thank you all for reading and have a beautiful day!!