Friday, January 11, 2013

Shimmer Alessandra

My first thought when I swatched this one was: too red.  But after using it by itself (shown first), I realized that it is actually the perfect balance between dark red and burnt orange.  Giving it an overall look of a soft red with blue accents.  Then, I thought wow this must look great with an aqua color, because the combination of glitters reminded me of a coral reef.  All that was missing was the water.  So I decided to pair it with China Glaze Aquadelic, and I absoutely loved the result.  Lastly, I finished with the no-brainer combination which is red over red (shown last), and it was actually quite different from what I expected.  I thought it was going to look too much like it does on its own, and it did not.  There is one more thing about Alessandra that was quite a nice surprise, it has gold microglitter, which is best seen at an angle or in the shade.  That is why I included so many pictures, I hope you can all see it.  The formula was easy to work with, as with all the other Shimmers that I've swatched before.

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


 
 



Layering Order:
3 coats Shimmer Alessandra
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

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



 
 


Layering Order:
2 coats China Glaze Aquadelic
1 coat Shimmer Alessandra
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

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

 

 
 


Layering Order:
2 coats Deborah Lippmann Single Ladies
1 coat Shimmer Alessandra
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful! <3
    I love the combo pairing too!

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  2. I love it over Aquadelic! I never would have thought to put it over a turquoise.

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