21 July 2014

Swatches, Review & Nailart - Shimmer Kim & Tiffany

Hi guys! Today I've got some more nail art for you with my new Shimmer polishes! I made another skittlette with Shimmer Kim, a lovely blue, silver and purple mix. And I did a matte layered manicure for you with Shimmer Tiffany, a very soft pink and blue polish. Both of these polishes have a clear base, and this week I picked colours that aren't part of the glitter mix to layer them over.
 



Do you want to know which base colours I used for these polishes?


When I picked Kim to do a manicure I wanted to use a purple creme in the same colour as the purple glitter in the mix. I thought I had found a perfect match with P2 Call me, but it turnes out it's quite a bit darker than the glitter in Kim. It was a happy little accident though, because I love the combination of the glitter over this darker purple! As I mentioned above, Kim is a mix of blue, purple and silver glitter in different sizes in a clear base. To represent the blue and silver on my other nails I used China glaze Manhunt and Millennium to do a splatter nail in my pinky and some stamping in my middle finger (the pattern is from MoYou plate Princess 13 XL). For my index and thumbs I used to 2 coats Kim over a base of Manhunt and for my ring finger I used the mostly wiped off brush from Kim to do a gradient over Call me.

I am really happy with how this manicure turned out! Kim is a beautiful polish and he great thing about these skittlette manicures is, that if they look nice, they will give you a couple of ideas for a full manicure. I will definitely do the gradient and the splatter again!
 



I must admit that Tiffany did not appeal to me at all in the bottle. The combination of the pink and blue gives this polish more of a copper-ish look and I thought it looked a bit dull and flat. I decided I would try it matte to see if it appealed to me a bit more if it was completely muted, and now I love it! Even though it's a glitter polish, matte it looks so sophisticated! Since Tiffany has a clear base it needs to be layered to be opaque. I decided I would pair it with Essie Chinchilly, because I thought it would compliment the muted colours nicely. Shown here is 2 coats of Tiffany over Chinchilly with one coat of matte topcoat. Even without a real topcoat the result is quite smooth because Tiffany only has really small, mostly square glitter, which settles nicely.
 



Shimmer polishes are available at their website or Etsy for 12$.
I hope you guys like this post and see you next week! 

14 comments :

  1. Виктория Артамонова21 July, 2014 18:03

    yep, in Russia you can buy Dance Legend in various drugstores (though their official store still has the widest product range).

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  2. PocketMoneyPolishes21 July, 2014 18:18

    Both of these polishes are GORGEOUS but I ADORE your Kim mani... get on my fingers now!

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  3. Thank you :D It's very easy to replicate, please show me if you do! :D

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  4. I absolutely love your skittles with Kim, so so beautiful!

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  5. How awesome must that be :D oh well, everyone has brands they wish to buy in store that others have and vice versa.

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  6. I love LOVE this first mani!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

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  7. Thanks Kerry! You are always so sweet <3

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  8. Виктория Артамонова24 July, 2014 19:15

    Oh yeah :) There are many downsides for a polish addict in Russia (high prices; it takes an eternity for mass brands to bring us new collections, and some of them never arrive at all; indie polishes cost a small fortune because of shipping) - but Dance Legend is one huge upside! Sorry for the rambling :)

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  9. Oooh don't feel sorry, I love chatting with you :-). And if you ever want some Catrice, Essence or H&M polishes just let me know, we might be able to work something out.

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  10. Виктория Артамонова24 July, 2014 19:36

    Thank you, that is so sweet of you! Essence and Catrice bring most of their core polishes to us and some LE collections (not all, though), but no H&M so far - though we have H&M clothes stores.

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  11. Other than that we don't really have any spectacular offerings, lol. Unless I hop over to Germany but that's about an hour away.

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  12. Shimmer Polish28 July, 2014 19:52

    Really gorgeous designs :) Thank you

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  13. Thanks! I love doing skittlelettes with these polishes, they are perfect for it.

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