Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shimmer Polish - Part 1

Happy Wednesday!  I have a big, picture heavy post for you today so let's get to it.  We recieved a huge box of Shimmer Polishes to review and I have five to show you today.  Shimmer is famous for doing mini glitter bombs right.  You can layer one coat over a base color or build it up to a sparkling opaque in 2-3 coats.  All of the swatches below (except Eva) show one coat of Shimmer over a base color and one coat of Out The Door Top Coat for an extra shine and quick dry.

First up, we have Eva.  Eva is the only Shimmer I received that does not have a clear base.  Eva is described as:  Burgundy Red with a hint of Silver Sparkly Polish!  Gorgeous, vampy sparkle.  I love it. 

Jasmine is described as:  Aquamarine, light blue and green Glitter Polish! I layered Jasmine over Zoya Ziv. I'm obsessed with gold and aqua together and I love this combo. It's so insanely sparkly.  

Jennifer is described as:  Soft Blue, Periwinkle Glitter Polish!  I swear I see some pink and gold in here as well.  I layered Jennifer over Essie Ladylike and I love how soft and delicate it came out.  So girly.  

Tammy is described as:  Gold Silver Purple Glitter Polish!  I layered Tammy over OPI You're Such a Budapest.  I'm always a fan when gold and silver are mixed together.  

Tiffany is described as:  Pale Pink and Blue Glitter Polish!  I layered Tiffany over a baby pink creme.  This is the perfect polish for a baby shower where they aren't announcing the sex of the baby.  Pink and blue tiny glitter?  Adorable.  

Pros:  The glitter pay off is wonderful in one coat.  And I like that it gives you an option.  It can be, but doesn't have to be full coverage.
Cons:  It seems like there's so many different glitters in each polish that you sometimes can't distinguish all the colors.  It's not really a bad thing but just pointing it out.
Overall:  I was really impressed with the quality of these glitter polishes and I love that Cindy will create a custom polish for you.  Just shoot her a message with your colors and she will make you your very own Shimmer!

Shimmer polish can be purchased on Etsy for $12 for a full size bottle.  Make sure to like their Facebook page for updates!

**This polish was provided for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**

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