DO NOT USE MY IMAGES TO SELL YOUR EBAY ITEMS (If you see someone using my images please let me know)

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Shimmer Polish - Tracy and Alice

Hello there! Today I have a couple of gorgeous GORGEOUS indie polishes to share with you. You may have already heard about or seen 'Shimmer' polishes but if not I can guarantee they'll be popping up on a blogs left right and centre. The brains behind the brand is Cindy who very kindly sent me a number of polishes to share with you ladies. Are you ready for some glittery goodness?

Ok, first up is Alice a super sparkly silver glitter containing a mix of fine glitter to large holo hex pieces. This over black looks to me like crushed diamonds, there's sparkle and there is depth. I've got silver glitter polishes in my stash and this is just in a league of it's own. An absolute stunner and so attention seeking.
1 coat over black with a coat of gelous.

Next is Tracy a slightly more complex glitter. Containing large to small gold hex pieces as well as holo bar glitter which gives it its overriding colour there is also very fine red, blue and orange bits. There's probably more but the mix of colours and base glitters is what sets it apart from a gold glitter from the high street. I've layered 2 coats over essence toffee to go which is a nude and again applied 1 coat of gelous top coat which really helps these glitters to pop.

The formula was a little thicker than I am used to but they were still very easy to apply. They're pretty dense which meant I didn't really have to do much dabbing like I usually do with glitters. I layered mine over a base colour, however, if you don't want to do that 3 coats will give you good coverage. Another thing to mention is that they are very fast drying even though a little thick. I would recommend using a top coat too to amp up the sparkle.

This is my first try of indie polishes and I'm completely blown away. If the standard of indie polishes are this high I'm definitely going to pay more attention.

I've got a few more Shimmer Polishes to share with you guys soon, however, if you can't wait or want to treat yourself you can visit Cindy's Etsy shop. There are so many to choose from and each bottle retails for $12 USD.

What do you guys think?

*These polishes was provided for my honest, unbiased review.

18 comments:

  1. How did you get to review these polishes? It looks very fun, and I would like to give it a try!

    totallychicbysamanthal.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Samantha, Cindy the creator of Shimmer contacted me.

      Delete
  2. Gorgeous swatches. Will you review more Shimmer Polishes? I would like to see more of them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi I do have a few more polishes coming up on my blog soon so stay tuned.

      Delete
  3. Such beautiful pictures!! Wonderful!!! Tracy screams "buy me" so I better check out the Etsy Shop ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think Tracy is a really stunner. If I could only buy one I would buy this.

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. It's definitely one of my favs!

      Delete
  5. I did not know this brand! These two polishes are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wasn't aware of this brand either but I'm glad it's come to my attention too!

      Delete
  6. Thanks for the great reviews! Your manicures are beautiful! <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're most welcome. It has been a pleasure trying these out.

      Delete
  7. How do you buy this polish???? I love "Alice" its beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you can purchase Shimmer polishes from Cindy's etsy store which i have linked at the bottom of the post. :-)

      Delete