Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SHIMMER POLISH (Part 1): Liana & Caroline Swatches & Review

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Shimmer Polish Liana (left) and Caroline (right)

Today is the first part of a two part review of Shimmer Polish. You guys know I love my Indie polish! And glitter bomb Indie polish just makes the world 100x better!

Swatches and review after le jump!

I've seen a few Shimmer polish swatches floating around the interwebs never got the chance to get my paws on them. Let me stun you, with a simple bottle shot:


Shimmer Polish Liana (left) and Caroline (right) close up

Since matte glitter seems to be the big thing amongst Indie brands, it's nice to see a glitter bomb like this every now and then :] Let me feed you some swatches!

Shimmer Polish Caroline

Shimmer Polish Caroline

Shimmer Polish Caroline

Shimmer Polish Caroline

The first thing I think of when I finished top coating Caroline was - "DIVAAAAAAA"! Yeah, I don't know haha but IF I was to have a totally divalicious party or something, I'd go with this polish. There are SO many colors of glitter in this polish I can't even name them all. The color is predominantly a grape-y purple but, you can see the different colors of glitter pretty well though. The glitter mix is a mix of super fine glitter. You can see colors of purple, iridescent with green and blue flashes, red, and gold.

I did 3 coats, you could get away with 2, over Zoya Carley. It dried a lot smoother than I thought it would but it was thirsty for a top coat. I did 1 coat of Gelous and 1 coat of Seche Vite. I was surprised that the application was as SMOOTH as it was for being packed with glitter in 1 coat, it wasn't lumpy or thick at all.

Next is Liana:

Shimmer Polish Liana

Shimmer Polish Liana

Shimmer Polish Liana

Shimmer Polish Liana

This polish reminded me of a galaxy! I like how this polish is darker but the sparkle really makes it LIGHT UP! Again like Caroline, it's hard for me to tell ALL the glitter in this polish but I totally see some teal blue, holo silver, red and possibly some black and purple.It does have kind of a charcoal colored base.

Liana had the same super smooth, glitter packed application. I did 3 coats, could of went with 2, over China Glaze First Mate. I did again, 1 coat of Gelous and 1 coat of Seche Vite because of how thirsty this polish looks once it dries. This one dried a LOT less rough than Caroline did, but it never hurts to add a top coat :]

You can find Shimmer Polish on Etsy! Her polishes are a little on the steep side for an Indie polish, at $12/bottle, but I'd say it's worth every penny for these glitters. You can also visit her Facebook page, here.

Have a great day, everyone! Stick around for part 2 next week!

These items were sent for review. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews.

11 comments:

  1. So beautiful! If I were going to pay $12 for polish, I would spend it on these. Love them.

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    1. I want to order some when I move! They're kinda stunning!

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  2. These are both gorgeous!! Caroline is my favorite of the two, and I agree with you, totally diva-esque =)

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    1. Isn't it? Idk if I can choose what one I like more! They're so pretty and unique!

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  3. Thank you! I'm glad you liked them :)
    Great pictures

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! Glad you liked my review!

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  4. Beautiful swatches as always Lacey! <3

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  5. Liana is beautiful. I'll have to look into indie polishes.

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