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