Monday, June 10, 2013

Shimmer...

A little while ago Cindy, the creator of Shimmer Polish generously sent me some of her beautiful glitter bombs to play around with and show you. I have been showing them to you a little at a time along with the nail art I created, but today I would like to show you a few swatches. It should come as no surprise how much I like Shimmer Polish. Although photos never seem to do these beauties justice as they are so hard to capture in a single shot, I gave it my best effort...


Lorene
A mauve tinted base loaded full of small glitter in many different colors. This can probably reach full opacity at three coats in thanks to the tinted base. I do plan to try it alone in the future, but for today's swatch I layered it over the pink OPI Chic From Ears to Tail. This has a lovely formula, easy to apply and loaded with glitter in each brush stroke. I used one generous coat plus at top coat in these swatches...





Swatch Details
Brand: Shimmer
Collection: core
Color Name/Number: Lorene
Number of coats: 1
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Kim
A mix of mostly blue and some purple glitter in various shapes and sizes suspended in a clear base. The formula is once again very easy to use and the glitter distributes easily. Rather than layer it over a blue base I was feeling daring and paired with a the bright yellow of Barielle Lemondrops. The swatches are just one generous coat over the base...





Swatch Details
Brand: Shimmer
Collection: core
Color Name/Number: Kim
Number of coats: 1
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Natalie
A clear base with a mix of small blue and gold glitter plus hex orange, gold and iridescent glitter. I have seen this iridescent glitter in a few Shimmer polishes and I just adore it. It gives the whole thing a lovely shifting quality. Nice formula and packed with lots of glitter in each brush stroke. I chose to pair it with Zoya Josie for these swatches. This is one coat plus a top coat...





Swatch Details
Brand: Shimmer
Collection: core
Color Name/Number:
Number of coats: 1
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Rochelle
A peachy tinted base packed with various sized glitter in red, orange and gold. This glitter reminds me of fall foliage. I can picture it in a lovely fall manicure stamped with leaves. It is definitely on my list of manicures to try. The formula is very nice as the other Shimmer glitters. Swatches are one coat over Zoya Thandie...





Swatch Details
Brand: Shimmer
Collection: core
Color Name/Number:
Number of coats: 1
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Wendy
A clear base with a mix of purple, orange, teal, iridescent and more glitter. The colors of this glitter remind me of Mardi Gras. My base polish was a poor choice at demonstrating this beauty since the purple glitter blends with the base of Color Secrets My Fair Lady. Otherwise the formula is very nice and easy to apply. Last week I stamped over this with pretty a pretty butterfly pattern that I just loved...





Swatch Details
Brand: Shimmer
Collection: core
Color Name/Number:
Number of coats: 1
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


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6 comments:

  1. I love seeing these over different polishes than normal.

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  2. You paired them with some really great polishes! I think Rochelle is my favourite - your description of it as 'fall foliage' was spot on - and I LOVE fall colors!

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  3. Beautiful swatches! My favourite is Kim! :-)

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  4. @Shimmer, I should be the one telling you that! I love them :)

    @Rachael, I'm so glad to hear that! I try not to be too matchy with my base so that the glitter really shows well :)

    @Lauren, it is one of my favorites as well! I definitely intend to come back to it in the fall :)

    @Raggio di Luna, thank you very much! The contrast against the yellow really makes it pop :)

    @TikiBarbie, thank you so much :)

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