Hello Lovely Ladies,
Can you believe it is FEBRUARY already!? WOW!
My family and I are back from our mini-getway at the Niagara Falls Great Wolf Lodge Resort. The kids had a great time at the indoor water park, and Peter and I relaxed in the company of family friends. It was really neat to splash around in the water while watching the snow fall outside.
Today marks week 2 of my Shimmer Polish Saturday series. Today I will be showing you Erica, Jenny and Airriann:
Erica Shimmer Nail polish is described as a: “Crystal Periodot Glitter Polish!”
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Erica is a really pretty blend of green and gold glitter (of different shades) mixed in with the holo glitter I have come to expect and love from Shimmer Polish.
I always do glitter tip manicures, this time I really wanted to try a glitter-base manicure. I will admit that this technique scared me a little- I was scared of dabbing glitter all up in my cuticle area BUT I am very happy with how this turned out (for a first time try it went without major incident 😉 ). I simply dabbed the glitter (with the polish brush) onto the base of my nail and gently worked it upwards. For the base I used two coats of Barielle Central Park.
While Erica could be paired with/layered over any polish, its Peridot shades of glitter beg to be seen with green 😉
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Jenny Shimmer Nail polish is described as “Cyan Melange Glitter Polish! Darker than Jasmine (my swatches here), with a large variety of color glitters“.
Jenny had a slightly thicker formula than the other Shimmer Polish shades I have tried thus far. While I love it on its own, it would be a great layering polish over blues, purples, lavander or even a gold. The glitter is made up of different sizes and colours (holo included) with a predominant blue hue to it. I really like the purple and gold glitter mixed into this polish.
This combination is kind of a “me” look. A way that I would be most inclined to wear glitter.
To create this look I painted my ring and middle finger with Misa I Will Survive (a black polish), and the other two nails with Jenny.
For the ring finger, I waited until Jenny was dry and I painted 2/3 of my nail with the black. I added four turquoise square glitter bits from dollarnailart.com.
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Airriann Shimmer Nail polish is described as a “Pale Pink Melange Glitter Polish“
Airriann is a copper-toned pink (and my favorite of the three shades shown today). It is made lighter by the gold glitter bits and also made darker by the tiny black glitters within. The addition of colorful glitters (in small amounts) makes this shade quite unique, unpredictable and spunky! 😀
I really wanted a soft peachy shade to pair with the copper/pink glitter but I believe Essie A Crewed Interest was a bit too sheer for this technique and as a result the manicure isn’t as ‘crisp’ as I would want it.
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Shimmer Polish can be purchased on Etsy HERE.
Have you tried any of these techniques?
Which of these three shades do YOU like most?
Any weekend plans you’d like to share?
THANK YOU FOR READING!
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