Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Shimmer Irene Goes Wild

I am not often inspired to have animal print on my nails, but there is something about the sweet little Shimmer Irene that screamed at me to show it's wild side. Lest you get the wrong impression and assume that it is quiet and innocent. Irene is one of the newest Shimmer Polish creations by Cindy and she is a beauty. You might know by now how crazy I am about Cindy's glitter bombs and this is certainly no exception...

For the manicure I started out with a base of Shimmer Irene on all the fingers except the ring finger. I stamped over Irene with the leopard pattern from Mash plate Mash-40 using Sinful Colors Black on Black. Then using a small detail brush and black acrylic paint I added the ruffian along the cuticle line to accentuate the pattern. For the ring finger, I used a base of Black on Black and added some gold square studs from the BornPrettyStore...

I like this manicure so much that I may have gotten carried away with photos... hope you don't mind :)

Shimmer Irene is described by Cindy as a "champagne golden silver". To me, it looks like sand with lots of little colorful glitters mixed in. It provides full coverage at just two coats which are seen in the swatches below. The formula is great and I had no problems with application. This glitter is top coat hungry, so it took two layers of top coat to get a nice smooth finish.

You can see some of the different colors that are mixed into this nude sandy color...

Swatch Details
Brand: Shimmer
Collection: main
Color Name/Number: Irene
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

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You can see more of my swatches of Shimmer Polishes here!

Do you like animal print on your nails?

Thanks for looking and commenting!
Anutka :)

** Polishes were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
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  1. Анна, как же мне нравятся твои дизайны!! Фантазия у тебя не знает границ! Очень красиво!

  2. Just gorgeous!!! Love your animal print so much. Kisses.

  3. Very pretty! I love the polish and your nail art! :)

  4. It looks so pretty :) I envy you :*

  5. This is amazing! :)
    I never would have thought of this for Irene. You are right; she's got a thing for animal prints.

  6. Your nail designs are so amazing great


  7. WOW this is just stunning! Both the polish and the design you created. I just LOVE this!

  8. Absolutely beautiful Anutka!!! <3

  9. No wonder you took so many pics, this mani is amazing! Totally loving and pinning this!
    (Please, do not miss my first giveaway!)

  10. C'est vraiment très beau, j'aime beaucoup.

  11. I have been spying on you on twitter/facebook/bloglovin' but am just now getting around to leaving proper comments.
    This look is incredible! I adore what you did with this glitter! AMAZING!

  12. @Elena, Spasibo za tokie complementi! Ya ochen' rada chto tebe nravit'sya. :)

    @Roxana, Thank you sweetie! I should try animal print more often :)

    @Sarah, Thank you! I'm gla dyou like it!

    @Chilli, thank you! No need to envy me, you can definitely do this also! :D

    @Shimmer, how perfect is that! I knew had a hunch Irene has a wild side ;)

    @Lila, thank you so much!

    @Natalie, thank you for the wonderfull comments! I'm so glad you like it :)

    @MissLange, thank you so much! :)

    @Natalia, You are so sweet! Thank you for pinning and liking it! I will definitely check out your giveaway :)

    @Cathenail, thank you very much!

    @maRyya, thank you!

    @Marta, I know how it goes, I spy on people too and then do marathon commenting sessions. I am so glad you like it :)

    @NailsByDiana, thank you so much! :)

  13. Lovely mani (I need to get me some square studs, so edgy!), and the Shimmer polish looks like my kinda glitter!

  14. Здорово! Все так интересно продумано)) Очень понравилось!:-)

  15. @Angie, I would love to see what you create with studs! I like them as something different from the "typical" rhinestones :)

    @Lubov', Bol'shoe spasibo! Ya ochen' rada chto tebe ponravilos' :)

  16. Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)


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