Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Gems & Jewels" Nail Art

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!

Keep reading!

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
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 and join Shimmer Polish on Facebook! I highly recommend it :)


Maryam Maquillage


*Some product/s in this post were sent for my consideration and review. The opinion stated is 100% my own.

Maryam Maquillage © 2013.


  1. Wow! Maryam! looks like you have worn some jewelry on your nail...


  2. Sparkly, love it! Great jog Maryam, your nails look like gems ^^ xx

  3. i love it! especially the lip colour!
    I remember reading you're blog right at the beginning when you started, I'm really proud of how far you have come :) xx
    Keep up the work!

  4. I love it! I love all what have glitters ;o)... Xoxo V.V.

  5. Gorgeous nails <3

  6. the glitter itself in this nail polish is really outstanding, i luv it !

    Lots of Luv from Ruth

  7. wow, wow! Amazing lips and nails! I like you! :P

  8. wow.. love the nail.. looks simple but so pretty.. :D
    Have you ever made some tutorial of taking photo for your blog? I always wonder how you take photo as clear as yours especially the detail face , like lips and eye..I love your photos, so clear :D

    Thank you <3

  9. Gawgeous! I'm surprised by how many colors they have and how dense the color goes on! I like that because some glitter polishes should be renamed struggle polish instead lol

    Confessions Of A City Girl / Check out my eyewear line Enerjiee

  10. Those colors are so vibrant and beautiful! I also love that NYX gloss on you xx - Boho Vanity

  11. Love the colours they so beautiful check my nail polish reviews out :).

  12. This is a fabulous LOOK and the color says it all!


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