Bonjour mes belles! Today, I'm excited and I think you know why. Yup, I've made another beauty discovery and I'm stoked to share it here with all of you. If you love shimmery glitter nail polishes, then this post if for you!
A few days ago, I received an enormous shipment from Cindy Shimmer, the creator of Shimmer Polish, and was immediately impressed by the complicated color combos of the glitter mixtures. As a glitter polish enthusiast, I find that complex mixtures are quite rare in mass produced polishes and the fact that all Shimmer Polishes were well-mixed really intrigued me. I went on to swatch every color I received and was absolutely blown away by the high density and pigmentation of these beautifully crafted lacquers. Check them out!
Furthermore, I found it so endearing that Cindy has named her polish collection after her friends and family -- I then decided to grab Irene (my mom) and then Sarah (LeeLee's mom) to create my first ever Shimmer Polish Nail Art!
- Shimmer Irene (Champagne Silver) -- the glitter in this polish is finely milled and super dense. Irene is a silver glitter polish that flashes an array of teal, gold, orange, green and purple sparkles.
- Shimmer Sarah (Tropical Green & Blue) -- another densely packed polish with small, medium and chunky sized glitters in aqua, teal, purple, gold, green and pink.
All Shimmer Polishes can be purchased through the Shimmer Polish Etsy Store or by contacting Cindy directly at her email. Each polish is $12; custom polish is $15.
For my first Shimmer Nail Art, I wanted to showcase the true potency of the polishes, while maintaining the integrity of the colors, so I applied 2 coats, directly on top of my clear base coat. Besides, with glitter so dense, these polishes don't even need a base color! Can you believe the pigmentation?!
"Gems & Jewels": The two colors together reminded me of something from under the sea so I went ahead and decorated a few of my nails with silver and teal rhinestones & half pearls from BornPrettyStore.com
- Born Pretty Store Nail Art Decoration (10% off coupon: MARYAM5W21)
- Base Coat: Duri Rejuvacote
- Top Coat: Seche Vite
In my true fashion, I found a sparkly lippie to match: NYX round gloss in Sparkle -- definitely not too much! LOL
I'm already looking forward to my next Shimmer Mani, so you can expect to see more glitter nail art, right here on Maryam Maquillage! Which color combo would you like me to attempt next? Check out ShimmyShimmer.com and join Shimmer Polish on Facebook! I highly recommend it :)
*Some product/s in this post were sent for my consideration and review. The opinion stated is 100% my own.
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