Monday, December 10, 2012

A Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Hello friends,
Today I have a challenge mani for you. This is from Polished Art for a Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.
I missed last weeks challenge (surprise, ugh!) but for today's challenge, I have two coats of Cult Nail Polish in Bitten, stamped in SH-17 in Sinful Colors Super Nova, and topped off with Cult Nails Wicked Fast Dry top coat.

 
Don't forget to check out the other Challengers!
Happy Monday!

Shimmer Madness

Wow can you believe that it's just 2 weeks until Christmas? 2012 has just flown by for me, how about you all? What are you plans for Christmas and New Years?
For today, I have a review of Shimmer polishes; specifically Carmen, Lianna and Karina. I was really really impressed with these polishes, the formula was great and easy to work with. I was also surprised how easy it was to remove, considering the glitter content. I've got plans for these babies for a mani for my husbands work Christmas party!
All of these Shimmers can be layered over other polish, or used solo being opaque with about 2-3 coats, depending on your preference of glittery-ness.

First up is Carmen. This Shimmer has amazing golden medium and micro glitter with just a hint of copper tone in it to make it pop. You can layer Carmen over other polishes or with 2-3 regular coats, it will give you a golden glitter bomb mani. This picture is 3 coats with no base color or top coat. 
 

Here we have Karina, which so far is one of my top favorite red glitters. Karina boasts a burgandy wine jelly base with a plethura of deep red, pink and black glitters. This is 3 coats with no top coat.

   Last but certainly not least, is Linna.
Lina is a beautiful clear base with green, teal, red micro glitter and medium teal round glitter. The red really sets it off and brings out the different greens and teals.  This is 3 coats with no base color and no top coat.
 
Well my lovelies, these are just a few of the amazing polishes that Shimmer has available for all your glitter polish obssession needs!  Shimmer Polish is on Etsy, go check it out!