Hello Lovely Ladies,
I hope you have been enjoying the Shimmer Polish Saturday posts as much as I have. Last week I tried a new technique and a few of you really enjoyed the mini-tutorial. As a blogger, that is very flattering. Though the technique wasn’t one invented by me, you all really showered me with positive feedback on the mini-tutorial… and that in turn inspired me to try two new (to me) techniques -with some recently acquired nail-art brushes- in today’s post. Thank you for that!
Today’s Shimmer Polish shades are:
* Shimmer Polish Cristina *
* Shimmer Polish Lorene *
*Shimmer Polish Taylor *
Shimmer Polish Cristina is described as “Deep Forest Green w/ a hint of red and fuchsia glitter Polish!”
I personally am not a fan of green (I know, I know… I should try to live a little on the bright side), but I KNOW this would be a hit with those of your who like brighter shades. The red and turquoise glitter bits pop out and create a very fun mixture. I also tend to layer glitter over similar-toned cream bases BUT this would look really pretty over a deep plum or a black base
I had been dyyying to try the wet paint drip nail look, and I knew that Cristina would be MY chance
I chose to use a fine nail art brush (photo at end of post) and some dollar-store/craft-store acrylic paint:
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I added a little bit of white to the dripping-paint to give them some dimension as well
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Shimmer Polish Lorene is described as “Raspberry Melange Glitter Polish! Similar to Wendy and Natalie but more opaque”:
(direct sunlight to show holo elements)
Lorene is definitely a gorgeous raspberry toned polish in a raspberry-toned jelly base. If you added holographic glitter to jam, this would be the delicious concoction that you would have
For some nail-art, I chose to use acrlyic paint and follow (try) this YouTube tutorial by CutePolish
In case you were curious, these are the fine-nail-art brushes I purchased from the BornPrettyStore:
(remember, coupon code MARTAK31 will get you 10% off your entire purchase)
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Shimmer Polish Taylor is described as “Red Jelly Base with Green Mixed Glitter Polish!”
(two coats over China Glaze VII)
I think the best way to describe Taylor is a wine based jelly with glitter that resembles the shades of the most popular flakie lacquers. The neat thing about glitter (in place of flakies) is that flakies come and go with the light, while these glitter bits shine from the surface all the time
It is not through lack of creativity at all, but this polish was asking to be mattified I was powerless…
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Shimmer Polish can be purchased on Etsy HERE (and for those of you who are looking for international shipping, I Harlow & Co now carries a selection of Shimmer Polish shades – Cristina and Taylor available )
Have you tried any of these techniques?
Do you play a lot with acrylic paints and nail-art brush designs? (my skills are very weak and I hope to keep practicing)
Which of these three shades do YOU like most?
THANK YOU FOR READING!
* products sent for honest review consideration *