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.
I hope you guys like this post and see you next week!