Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Shimmer Gerry, Vanessa, Karina, Natalie and Lorene

I put together the Shimmer Nail Polishes that cannot be layered look just right by themselves and don't need to be layered.  All of them are two-coaters, except for Gerry.  This is one of those purples that photographs blue.  However, in real life it does look blue in some lights.  It's a little chameleon, and a must for purple lovers (trust me, I'm a purple lover myself).  It's super packed with small glitters, so I do think it's best by itself.  That being said, you cannot miss this swatch of Gerry over pink.  Vanessa is like a work-appropriate glitter, subdued, yet sparkly in the sun.  I'm loving the black and red accents of Vanessa.  These first two have a clear base, the following three have a pigmented base, that does not allow for too many layering combinations as I'm used to posting.  Karina is "the other red" in the collection, it differs from Cindy in that Karina is a cherry red (more pink-toned) and Cindy is a true, classic red.  If you ask me, I think you need both, they are very different from each other.  Natalie is a gorgeous blend, I was telling Cindy (not the nail polish! the owner of Shimmer) that it has cute tiny glittery squares that are hard to spot, but are definitely there, and they are gorgeous.  It has so much depth because of all the different types and sizes of glitter.  Finally, Lorene is the pink (or red?) version of Natalie, it has similar glitters, but the base color is different.  Cindy explained to me that she wanted to achieve a jelly (as in Peanut Butter and Jelly) kind of color, and I think she succeeded, Strawberry jam anyone?  They all apply like a dream, except for Natalie, it had a chunky-ness, which is totally worth it in the end.  Two of these glow in the shade Lorene and Natalie (shown last).  I have included pictures of all five in the shade, they are the last pictures in each set.

Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShimmerPolish color chart here






Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Shimmer Gerry
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
2 coats Shimmer Vanessa
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
2 coats Shimmer Karina
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥






Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
2 coats Shimmer Natalie
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥.♥






Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
2 coats Shimmer Lorene
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying basecoat
no topcoat in these pictures

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