Hi everyone! So one of my leetle points snapped and it might have been the saddest event of my nail polishing life. I seriously can't wait until they're long enough to file again. Squares are fine and all, but they're just not me at the moment... but, the show must go on, lol.
I decided, with this round of Shimmer glitters, to do something a little different (for me) and outside the norm of how I'm comfortable applying and wearing glitters. As gorgeous as these dense and richly hued glitters are on their own, they're equally brilliant played with over different bases.
This is Airriann, a soft mauvey pink metallic and iridescent glitter with a smattering of black hexes and tiny red hexes in a clear base, sponged over Zoya Brigitte. I love how soft and Valentiney these are together. Two layers of topcoat.
I went all crazy and did a tape mani here!! lol. I did one of these very early on and again was surprised at how easy it really is (a little time consuming, though, or maybe I just have no patience for this type of thing). Jasmine is a GORGEOUS metallic aqua glitter with silver and pink hexes interspersed and accented with tiny red and cerulean glitters. I used two coats of Jasmine with Max Factor Cool Jade. Two layers of topcoat.
Cleo makes me ooh and ahh every time I look at it in its bottle, seriously. It's a purple jelly base packed with-- excuse me whilst I try to focus on the bottle-- tiny silver glitters that flash a holographic rainbow and tiny and medium sized iridescent glitters. I did a reverse gradient ( I think that's what it's called, lol) with Zoya Neve and a full Cleo accent with three coats of the glitter. Two layers of topcoat.
Thank you all for reading and have a lovely day!! Oh, and if you want to see an action Cleo bottle shot (and hear what C and I sound like, lol) I made a leetle instagram video :)
These three are some of my very favorites of the Shimmer collection and I can't iterate enough the wonderful versatility of every Shimmer I've tried. Any time I pull off something involving more than one color per nail and the brush inside the bottle I'm impressed, lol, so if you're not an art person but want to be a little creative here and there, Shimmers are perfect, easy to work with, and low maintenance.
Shimmer Polishes retail for $12 each plus shipping, with international shipping available upon request.