Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Shimmer Alessandra with Floral Decals...

I had a lot of fun playing with the Zoya Naturel collection and as I mentioned yesterday, they create such wonderful bases for nail art. Today I would like to show you how I paired one of the Zoya beauties with the sparkly glitter bomb Shimmer Alessandra for a quick and easy manicure...

For the manicure, I started out with a base of Zoya Brigitte and topped it off with a Shimmer Alessandra. I love how this layering combo turned out because you can really see all the beautiful glitter that makes up Alessandra. Full swatches of the combo are further down in the post...

For the roses, I used water decals from the Born Pretty Store. I love their water decals and I tend to buy a few whenever they go on sale. I have quite a collection by now and the only problem is that I don't use them often enough...

These little rose decals were really easy to use and include full instructions how to apply them on the back of the package. In a nutshell though, after taking off the protective plastic cover, you soak them in water for 10-20 seconds and when they slide off the paper backing you transfer them onto the nail. Super easy and produces really fun nail art in just a few minutes...

I was a bit surprised by the size of these roses. In the package they look much smaller since the white areas do not show up against the white paper backing. I was actually hesitant to use them because I didn't think they would stand out well against the glittery background, but I'm glad I still tried them. As you can see they can stand their ground against the glitter and are great size on the nail...

Shimmer Alessandra (layered over Zoya Brigitte)
A transparent, slightly pink tinted base filled with small glitter in various sizes. The dominant glitter color is red, but there are so many other beautiful colors contained in this mix including orange, blue, green, silver and more. The formula is great and the glitter distributes easily on the nail. I used one generous coat of Alessandra plus a top coat over a base of Zoya Brigitte...

Such a pretty mix...

Peek inside the bottle... so gorgeous!

Swatch Details
Brand: Shimmer
Collection: core
Color Name/Number: Alessandra
Number of coats: 1 (layered over Zoya Brigitte)
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Let me know what you think of this manicure and the polishes by commenting below...

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

** Polishes were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
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  1. what a pretty mani! i love the look of those roses

    1. Thank you so much! I love these rose decals too! They are so soft and beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad that you like it :)

  3. Beautiful and delicate! :)

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like this manicure :)

  4. Pretty! Both the polish and the decals!

    1. Thank you very much Kas!
      I'm so glad that you like this polish and the decals :)


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