Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shimmer Polish — Part 3

**These polishes were provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review.
All opinions are my own.**

Another picture-heavy post of the gorgeous Shimmer glitters!

Sonia is a mix of lavender, pink, and gold glitters so I decided to layer it over a pinkish lavender Essie polish, Ladylike. I taped off triangles on three fingers and then applied one coat of Sonia, but also did an accent nail of two coats of Sonia alone.
Sonia over Essie Ladylike
Without the accent nail
Nichole is an assortment of red, silver, and blue glitters that I thought would be showcased well layered over either a silver or gold foil. I couldn't decide which, so here it is over both! The silver is a label-less Cosmetic Arts brand polish that I found at TJ Maxx and the gold is Revlon 24K. I think the silver really makes the glitters pop!
Sonia over silver and gold foil polishes
Last, we have Alessandra, a mix of predominantly coral glitters with a touch of teal. I didn't really know how to balance that so I decided to go all out hot, hot, hot! and layer it over China Glaze Roguish Red. Too much?
Alessandra over China Glaze Roguish Red

Pros: I like that the glitters are sized so that it's easy to get even coverage and you don't have to dig around to get them on your brush, nor do you have to carefully place them on your nails.

Cons: Decisions! Decisions! The mix of colors means that you have almost limitless options as to how you want to layer them. It can take hours to decide how you want to wear them! (Just joking — we should all have such problems!)

Overall: a great quality polish and if by some chance there isn't a mix of colors that you'd like already in her Etsy shop, Cindy will make up a batch of custom colors on request.

Shimmer polishes can be found at Etsy for USD$12 a bottle, but you can also keep current with them by liking them on Facebook and the blog.

**These polishes were provided by the manufacturer for an unbiased review.
All opinions are my own.**