Hi guys! I've got a whole bunch of pretty things to show you! I've got 2 new Shimmer polishes for you this week: Sophie is a very sweet pink and red glitter mix with some iridescence mixed in and Linna is a very pretty green and silver mix with some multicoloured sparkle. I am also showing you a new P2 polish I picked up called Summer Lovin' and I am also using some stencils again from She Sells Seashells!
Do you want to see how I combined all these goodies?
First up is Sophie. Sophie is a very nice of pink, red and iridescent glitter. It's very cute! It has a clear base, so it's best to layer it over a base colour. For this I used a new polish I picked up a while ago from P2 called Summer Lovin'. Summer Lovin' is a wonderful pink crème with a coral undertone. It has some pink shimmer in the bottle, but this sadly doesn't show on the nail. For this manicure I layered 3 coats of Sophie over 3 coats of Summer Lovin' on my ring fingers and thumbs and made a gradient on the other nails using the wiped off brush from Sophie.
I really like both these polishes and the combination of them. Sophie is very cute and ideal for a more girly manicure. Summer Lovin' is kind of disappointing in how many coats it takes to get opaque but I love the coral undertone.
Linna is a very pretty combination of a teal leaning green with silver and a sprinkle of multicolored glitter. It's a very colourful mix but not 'over the top'. It also has a clear base, so again, I layered it for the best effect. The base colour I used for his manicure was Essence Trust in fashion and I used 3 coats of Linna for the index finger and thumb and made a gradient on my ring fingers. I also picked out the silver from the polish to do a chevron tape pattern. For this I used Sinful Colors Heavy metal and a set of nail vinyl stencils from She Sells Seashells in different sizes. As a finishing touch I applied some rhinestones in the same colours as the multicoloured glitter.
I am really happy with how this manicure turned out. Linna is a gorgeous glittermix and the nail stencils work perfectly every time I use them.
I hope you guys like this post and see you next week!