10 Jun 2014

Swatches - Shimmer Polish: Karina, Bella & Airriann


I've got three more Shimmer Polish pretties to show you! And haha, don't worry, I will mix in some other swatches and nail art in between all my Shimmers! The red Shade, Karina, had been sitting on my wishlist for ages so I'm extremely happy I got to try it out :) 

On the left is Karina, on the right is a glitter gradient with Bella and Airriann:

More after the jump!

Like I mentioned in my previous Shimmer post, these polishes come in standard 15ml round bottles with a comfortable round, straight brush. The formula/base is slightly thicker than you might expect, but that makes for easy, flawless glitter application. Most Shimmer shades can be worn on their own or layered over a base, so I wanted to make sure to show you a few different ways of wearing these.

First up we have Karina
Karina is a vampy dark red jelly polish filled with burgundy red, holographic silver and matte black glitter in a few different sizes. I chose to wear this one on it's own, shown are three coats plus top coat. I love the depth this creates and how you can see the glitter suspended between the layers, but you could of course layer it over a similar shade of red. I've noticed all Shimmer polishes dry fairly quickly, so using three coats wasn't that much of a hassle. I. Am. So. In. Love. With. This. Shade.

Here are Bella and Airriann.
Bella has a mix of orange, red, black and silver glitter suspended in a blackened jelly base. This is one of those polishes that has that "lit from within" look if you hold it under a direct source of light. I used two thin coats over a black base. 
Airriann is a clear based glitter topper filled with copper, rose, red, black, iridescent blue and gold glitter. I thought it went well with Bella so I decided to show them together! I dabbed two "coats" of Airriann over Bella, finished with top coat. Again, these polishes dry quickly so you can easily layer them. 

Shimmer Polish are cruelty-free and can be found here, full sized 15ml bottles are sold for $12. You can also find Shimmer on Facebook and Twitter.

What do you think? Which of these is your fave? What's on your Shimmer wishlist? ;)

These products were sent to me for an honest review. Please read my full disclosure here 


  1. Ooh, that Karina polish is simply gorgeous! Love the shape of your nail, too ;D



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