January 22, 2014

Shimmer Polish: Astrid, Jacki, Julie, Rochelle

Half a snow day today! Which means I took advantage of my extra time and swatched four more shades from Shimmer (some of them in the sunlight too!)



Astrid is a lovely soft pink, purple, and iridescent glitter... so soft in fact that I decided to layer it over a neutral shade to show you all its true beauty :)  

Unfortunately it was dark by the time I photographed this manicure so I only have flash photos of this shade, but it won't be the last you see of it... I think it would be especially beautiful in the sun (whenever it decides to come out again).


While Astrid is a soft and innocent shade, Jacki is vampy and outrageous. This deep violet with a mix of multi-colored micro glitter is a stunner. This is two coats with no top coat.



These photos in indirect natural light show Jacki's softer side. I think that a top coat would have really made the micro glitter stand out... but this definitely won't be the last you see of this polish. 




Julie is jam packed with small multicoloured glitter. It kind of reminds me of a dupe for DL-Happy Birthday, but small glitter pieces and to be honest, more my style :) I would love to layer this over a black or purple polish for a night out. This is two coats, no top coat. 


Julie is just as colourful in natural lighting, I think a top coat would really make this manicure pop! :) 




Last but not least in today's line up of Shimmer Polish is... Rochelle. Red. Gold. Need I say more? This shade is perfect for Valentine's day!

The indoor flash photos fail to capture the stunning gold glitter that stands out against all the red in this polish. But the natural lighting ones capture it a bit more... 

Trust me, this polish is a stunner in real life, it was just a little camera shy (aren't all reds/golds?)

I hope you enjoyed these few shades, I have four left of my collection to swatch for you so stay tuned. Here's to hoping for another snow day ;)

Don't forget to check out Cindy's Etsy shop if you would like to purchase any of these shades, or her Blog to learn more about them!