11 August 2014

Swatches & Review - Shimmer Jacki & Karina

Hi guys! 2 weeks ago I posted some bright and summery Shimmer colours, so for this week I thought I would balance it out with some darker colours. They are promising very wet weather here this week, so I think it's quite fitting. The first colour I am showing you is Jacki, a gorgeous dark purple and Karina, a sexy red!
















As I mentioned above, Jacki is a vampy dark purple mix. It's actually made up of a maroon base with purple, blue and bit of gold glitter. It's a very complex polish and really stunning up close. Since Jacki has a coloured base you can wear it on it's own, but I put 2 nice coats over a thin coat of P2 Call me, just to help it along. Also, the glitter in Jacki is mostly small, so it dries quite flat for a glitter polish!

I really like this polish, it's very pretty, especially under strong lighting, so you can see the complexity of the colour.





















Karina is a very sexy red mix. It has a red tinted base and has a mix of small and large red glitter, some black and a little bit of purple. It also has a lovely magenta sheen, making this a very striking colour. As with most of these glitter polishes I layered Karina over a similar base. I did 2 coats of the glitter over 1 sheer coat of OPI Skyfall. 

I absolutely adore polishes with black glitter mixed in, I don't know why, and I loooove red, so this one was perfect!



26 comments :

  1. ValiantlyVarnished11 August, 2014 18:02

    Karina has been on my wishlist for awhile and this just makes me want it more! So gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Karina is very hubba-hubba! It is definitely a sexy polish. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. BeautyChick10111 August, 2014 19:39

    Wow! These colors are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your manis always make me swoon! I love Karina :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thank you! What a nice thing to say <3

    ReplyDelete
  6. She's really pretty isn't she? :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Haha, go get it then! :P

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks :) glad you like em!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The Dalai Lama's Nails12 August, 2014 03:57

    these are so pretty (the polishes AND the swatches!)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh wow! These are stunners!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love both and your nails are uber stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you so much! That's so sweet <3

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks Laura! Glad you like them :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you very much :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. my pictures don't do her justice, she's so much prettier in real life!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Shimmer Polish12 August, 2014 16:40

    So sultry! Love these and thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  17. You are very welcome! I am so in love with your polishes <3

    ReplyDelete
  18. Holy cow I love these. I wasn't a huge fan of my Shimmer polishes because they were just too much of a chunky glitter for me but these look fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Holy cow these look amazing! I didn't totally love my Shimmer polishes I owned because they were too much of a chunky glitter for me but these look amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Yes, some are quite chunky and can sometimes be difficult to apply, but there are also loads of smoother ones! Glad you like the look of these :) thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I might come and steal Jacki sometime :D!

    ReplyDelete
  22. You know you are welcome to ^^

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful swatches. I have always adored microglitter.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Jen Sky Walker18 August, 2014 07:36

    Gorgeous polishes! I really like Jacki!

    ReplyDelete

Hi loves! If you are seeing this message, it means Disqus has not loaded yet. Please wait a second, as soon as this message disappears Disqus will load and I will see your comment properly :). Thanks ♥.