Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Shimmer Jasmine: Swatches and Review

Shimmer Polish: Jasmine

 *Sent for Review
Hi everyone and happy Tuesday.  I have really exciting polish to share with you today.  I've been a big fan of Shimmer Polish for a while now and I always see beautiful swatches on other blogs.  The latest batch of swatches really put me over the edge and I placed an order on etsy for my very first Shimmer polish.  I chose Erica and the maker of Shimmer polish was very generous and sent me Jasmine for review as well.  

I will start off by saying Shimmer polish blew me away.  I received my order extremely quickly and it came from across the country.  My questions on etsy were answered very promptly and I received excellent customer service.  

Today I have Shimmer Jasmine, a beautiful mix of teal glitter with gold, orange, red, blue, silver, and holographic glitter accents.  To put it simply, it was stunning.  What I liked most about it was the size of the glitter.  Most of the glitter are small and dainty and I really liked that.  I think it made this polish very versatile which is why I used it in three different looks.  Onto the swatches!

First up is an opaque version.  I used three coats and no topcoat for the photos below.  The polish wasn't thick and the glitter was easy to spread and build up.  Shown are photos in direct sunlight and then in my lightbox.




Second is my favorite look, a funky french mani.  I started off with two coats of Essie Mint Candy Apple with an accent nail of OPI The World is Not Enough.  I used blue painter's tape to create a diagonal edge on each nail and finished with two coats of Shimmer Jasmine on the tips.



My last look is a glitter gradient that I created with OPI San-tan Tonio.  I used one coat first on 3/4 of the nail and then finished off with a second coat on the tips, leaving my ring finger as an opaque accent nail.   Photos were in sunlight with no topcoat.


Here's a pretty macro to finish off:

  

Shimmer polishes retail for $12 and can be found on etsy here.  This is by far one of my new favorites in my entire collection.  I love the color and I think it will be so versatile.

*This polish was provided in exchange for my honest opinion.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, that's gorgeous! Love the colors in this one.

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    1. It really is, I love the combination of warm and cool toned glitter.

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  2. Oooh this color reminds me very much of a polish from the CG prismatic collection! Pretty!

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    1. Sounds cool, I'll have to look that one up!

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  3. Oh wow, what a beautiful glitter! I love it by itself as well as in the designs you did. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks so much Yun. I liked the second so much I'm still wearing it ;)

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  4. I love both of these manis! Shimmer polish is so fun to play with :)

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