Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shimmer Polish

Good morning, dearies!

I have an EPIC glitter post for you today!!  I've been working on this for a couple of weeks and have kept it pretty hush hush ;) (*disclaimer)...

I was contacted by the lovely Cindy of Shimmer Polish and asked if I would like to swatch for her.  My response... "Is that even a question??".  I have always drooled over these polishes from afar and now I have some to share with all of you (be forewarned, this post is extremely pic heavy!)...

Shimmer Polish, Astrid, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, polka dot, bows, cute, simple, girly, purple, lavendar, lilac, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

 Astrid is a mix of amethyst, opal, and holo glitters.  The opal comes thru very strong in this polish.  I paired it with a lilac polish, polka dots and a bow.  Astrid has a somewhat thick consistency, but applies very easily. It's shown in 2 coats over my ring finger.

Shimmer Polish, Jennifer, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, cupcake, cute, simple, girly, pink, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

This polish is a mix of soft blue and periwinkle glitters.  It reminded me of something sweet, like cotton candy or a cupcake.  So that's just what I did! Application was very smooth and easy. Jennifer is in 2 coats over a periwinkle base.

Shimmer Polish, Wendy, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, lace, cute, simple, girly, pink, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

Wendy is one of my favorites of the bunch!  A mix of purple, copper, and blue that reminded me of Mardis Gras or a masquerade.  I paired it with some pink and lace.  I LOVE it!!  Wendy was 2 easy coats over a light pink base.

Shimmer Polish, Courtney, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, India, Indian, Holi, Holi Day, rainbow, simple, red, gold, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

A stunning mix of red, gold, blue, purple and green (just from what I can see, there very well could be more!), Courtney is another fave.  Looking at this polish, I was immediately reminded of the Indian celebration of colors... Holi Day.  I dream of one day going to India and experiencing this holiday first hand *sigh*.  Anywhosy, this beauty is just a smidge thicker than her sisters but she applied beautifully in 2 coats over a dark red base :)

Shimmer Polish, Vanessa, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, vampire, vampy, red, black, studs, simple, drag, needle drag, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

Oh Vanessa, you vampy girl you!  This polish is a mix of pewter, silver, red, black and holo glitters.  It made mt think of the vampire Lestat.  Dark and brooding with a little bit of show ;)  I did some simple, nondescript nail art for this polish; pairing it with some simple black stids.  Vanessa is shown as 1 coat over black.

Shimmer Polish, Jasmine, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, Princess Jasmine, drip, melt, merge, teal, aquamarine, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

Ok... do I have to say it?  Princess Jasmine all the way!!  This polish is killer, seriously.  Aquamarine, light blue, and green with a little bit of red a gold thrown in... I can't even... gaaaahhh!!  :D  I didn't want to detract from this glitter and all of it's fabulousness, so I stuck with a simpler drip design.  I want to wear this polish all the time!  Jasmine is shown as 2 coats over a turquoise polish.

Shimmer Polish, Cleo, simple, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, gradient, purple, teal, aquamarine, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

Very mysterious and beautiful, this polish was a winner in my home.  my hubby commented after seeing this one, "Wow... she really knows her stuff!".  Lol this has got Mr. Charming's stamp of a approval ;)  Cleo is a mix of blue, purple and opal glitters in a fuchsia base.  I chose to do a glitter gradient over a deep purple base.  I really, really like the way that it turned out.  This glitter applied like butter!

Shimmer Polish, Jacki, simple, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, gold, purple, sripes, plaid, studs, square studs, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

Jacki stands out from the crowd.  Unlike her other sisters, who are flashy divas, Jacki keeps is simple with her mix of micro glitters. Violet, navy and maroon mixed into a purple jelly base... to die for!  I wish my camera had picked up more of the glint that this polish gives off.  I did one coat over a dark purple base and then added some gold stipes and studs.  Application of this polish was a breeze.

Shimmer Polish, Stephanie, simple, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, blue, royal blue, shooting star, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

Stephanie (aside from being somewhat special to me in the name department lol) is really a gorgeous glitter polish.  It's a mix of royal blue, navy blue, periwinkle, silver, red and purple glitters.  it reminded me of a meteor shower I once saw and so I did a shooting star :)  I paired it with a royal blue jelly polish and I think it turned out quite well :)  Stephanie is 2 easy coats over a royal blue base on my middle finger.

Shimmer Polish, Bernice, simple, glitter, glitter bomb, swatch, grey, silver, splatter, nails, nail art, nail design, mani

Bernice is a gorgeous mix of silver, blue, black and holo glitters in a jelly base.  Right off the bat it made me think of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  Random right??  My brain, I swear lol.  I decided a random splattering of silver would pair with this polish nicely.  Bernice is VERY compacted with glitter so I only used one coat over a grey base.  The glitter applied like all the rest... easy!

I now know what all the rage is about when it comes to Shimmer Polish!  I have to admit that I was not a lover of glitter polishes before receiving these stunners.  Man on man am I a believer of the glitters now hahaha.  Glitter everything!!!  

All of these polishes (and many many more) can be found here, in the Shimmer Polish shop :)

What do you all think of these glitter bombs??

Until next time!

Stef <3

* This product was provided to me for review.  I received no payment or other compensation for the review of this product.  The opinions stated here are completely my own.  The contents of this review are based on my direct experience with this product.


  1. Just gorgeous! :)

  2. Thank you Cindy! And thank you so much for all of the pretties!! <3

  3. I feel like I'm going into excited seizures or something. I want to immediately run out and recreate that shooting star. And UGH! the silver splatter!!! Something about that just reaches through the screen and squeezes my heart! ♥ And those drips over Jasmine!! Okay, so excited seizures seems to perfectly nail (lol) what I'm feeling over these designs. You did an absolutely wonderful job on these!!!! :)

  4. These nail polishes all look amazing! I love all of the designs you've done with them too! I think Jasmine is my favourite - it's such a pretty glitter polish! :)