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Today I have you for a whole slew of beauties from Shimmer Polish! Some of these you have seen before but I really wanted to do a weekend spam of Shimmer Polishes as I have some gorgeous combos for you.

First up, one of my very favourites from this batch, Karina. Karina is a beautiful deep red/burgundy jelly base packed with red/burgundy/black glitter. I have worn this colour alone a few times already (I told you, it is an absolute favourite!) but here it is at 2 coats layered over Nicole by OPI’s Here we Kome A-Karoling.

Another one I immediately fell in love with was Vanessa (previously reviewed here), a slightly grey jelly base with pewter, silver,  red and black glitter. This was an amazingly sparkly polish — simply spectacular!

Here it is layered over A-England’s Dorian Gray:

Check out the macro:

Now on to a brighter mani, Shimmer Polish Sophie in a gradient over stunning Nubar Rouge. I did this mani in support of one of our Go Pink Wednesday efforts, previously reviewed here.

Isn’t this simply gorgeous?

Then there is stunning Shimmer Polish Jennifer. Being a Scorpio, I am completely in love with water and the colours associated with it, though I try not to wear blue nail polish (well, I say that)… However, I can’t help but gravitate towards blues and turquoises!! When Cindy from Shimmer asked me what my favourite colour was, I hesitantly said blue… she assured me that Jennifer was light enough to allow wearability. Well… she was right. Check out gorgeous, sparkling Jennifer below over Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kollection’s Deck the Dolls (previously reviewed here):

Jennifer is in a clear base, packed full of multi-colour glitters in different sizes: it includes silver, blue, pink, turquoise and some black glitters.

Here I used it to accent the elegant Nubar Velvet Silver:

Here is Shimmer Polish Cassandra, an irridescent glitter mix in a clear shimmery base. I loved the simple sparkle of Cassandra  and tried it over several different undies.

Here is is over picture polish’s White Wedding, an amazing bright white jelly with tiny holographic sparkles created by Leah Ann Larowe:

Isn’t that gorgeous?

And here is Cassandra over a darker base, A England’s Dorian Gray (yes, I am in love with Dorian Gray 🙂 ) :

And last but not least, Shimmer Polish Carmen, a gold and copper glitter mix in a shimmery holographic base. Carmen builds to opacity very quickly so I did not need a base for this, but I did have some trouble capturing the perfect photo:

I am totally loving every single one the polishes pictured here. I can’t wait to mix them up with new base colours (like wearing Cassandra over a black base)!

Which one is your favourite? And do you have any Shimmer Polishes?

Shimmer Polish is available on Cindy’s Etsy shop. Don’t forget to follow her blog and her Facebook page for lots of giveaways and news about the brand!

(Products were provided for consideration and review or from a giveaway. All opinions are my own.)

Today I have for you a few beauties from nubar’s latest collection, Simplicity Meets Elegance. This is a fall collection that is a gorgeous mix of brights and muted colours, a little unusual for fall, in an amazing way.

Nubar’s description of this collection: This season nubar brings you eight new, high-fashion colors with the “Simplicity meets Elegance” Collection. Classic shades of Royal Blue, Terra-Cotta, Espresso, and Velvet Silver add a simple, sophisticated flare to any wardrobe basics. Luxurious colors like Romance, Rouge, Mystique, and Chartreuse add an elegant touch. And elegant and classic they are.

This was my first nubar experience, and I was impressed. All three of the colours I tried had an almost jelly-like quality, leaning a little sheer but building to perfect coverage on 2 or 3 coats (depending on how thick or thin your coats are). The best part? Shine, shine, shine!!!!

The first of the three colours I have is Espresso, a very dark, muted, almost greyish brown. Perfection for fall, it almost is the exact same colour as espresso. It was hard to see this colour in the bottle shots, but in person, and on the nail, it is incredible and rich.

I used 2 generous coats of polish over a base coat, with no top coat so you could see the incredible shine. On its first coat, this polish was extremely sheer, almost jelly-like. However, it dried very quickly, and I topped that off with a generous second coat, which provided full coverage. One nice thing about all three of these nubar polishes was how they self-leveled on the second coat.

Isn’t it gorgeous?

In the shade photo below, you can really see its jelly quality:

Up next, the other colour I had been eyeing, a beautiful medium-toned grey, Velvet Silver. This was more of a creme than Espresso, but still very sheer on its first coat. I could have gone for a third coat, but with my two generous coats, it provided beautiful and full coverage. Isn’t it a stunning grey, perfect for fall and winter?

And finally, a huge surprise for a fall collection, Rouge, a gorgeous, hot pink creme. Out of the three colours, this was the least sheer, and applied quite nicely on its first coat. I LOVE that nubar threw in a bright pink for fall – how unconventional and exciting! And for those of us who love our greys and browns and blacks in our fall wardrobe (I’m looking in the mirror here!), what a nice pop of colour!

I was so lucky to have such a beautiful and sunny day today to capture the essence of these colours…

And I love them. I was so happy with the quality of these polishes, and their amazing high-shine finish, without a top coat! I wore Espresso for nearly a week with nary a chip. I am definitely going to be looking out for nubar’s next collection!

Oh and because I was so obsessed with Velvet Silver, I had to play with it. Look how perfectly it dresses up:

That is a subtle gradient of Shimmer Polish Jennifer, previously reviewed here. Isn’t it dreamy??

nubar products contain no toluene, DBP or added formaldehyde.

About Nubar: Since year 2000 Nubar has pioneered safer nail polish, free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP (phthalate). They have gone further than other brands to also make their polish vegan and cruelty free. Nubar has accomplished this while still refusing to sacrifice quality or style.
Get your very own nubar Simplicity Meets Elegance colours from Nail Polish Canada, and anywhere else nubar is sold. Hurry though… I’m not sure how long these gorgeous beauties will be available!

 

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

I recently won one of Shimmer Polish’s amazing Facebook contests, and the lovely Cindy asked me what my favourite colour was. When I told her it was blue but not necessarily blue polish, she sent me Jennifer, a very pale blue glitter polish.

I was shocked when I saw Jennifer in person – it’s so much more than blue!!! It is a clear base, packed full of multi-colour glitters in different sizes that combine to create a pretty and periwinkle blue shade… it’s actually made up of silver, blue, pink, turquoise and some black glitters. It is stunning!

My base colour was from the newest Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kollection: Deck the Dolls. I love this polish but did not manage to get a perfect photo, so for that, I apologize! You can still see how gorgeous it is though:

Deck the Dolls is a deep metallic teal – a perfectly muted teal, perfect for the fall season. I simply adore the metallic shimmer of this polish!!! On its first coat, this polish was quite sheer. It actually was a little thin when I started to apply it, which made me nervous, but with a generous second coat, it provided perfect coverage.  What people sometimes forget is the advantage of a slightly thinner polish: it dries super-quickly! I wore Deck the Dolls over base coat, and topped it with my China Glaze Fast Forward top coat. You want to know the best thing about Deck the Dolls??? NO staining, even after nearly a week of wear!! (And I was worried. Blues and greens and all their variations have often stained my nails.)

On to gorgeous Jennifer from Shimmer Polish.

As soon as I wore Deck the Dolls, I wanted to pair it with Jennifer. What do you think?

Jennifer is SO pretty, and I cannot wait to pair it with another base. Or two. Maybe a nude or a pink. Or white or black (my faves!)!! I also love how each bottle of Shimmer has a tiny little heart sticker in a matching colour to the polish on the label. Can you say, adorable??

The Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kollection’s latest colours will be released in November (see more colours here), wherever Nicole by OPI is sold! Follow them on Facebook for the latest news!

Get your very own Shimmer Polish here, and be sure to like them on Facebook (maybe you’ll win a bottle soon!).

~xo

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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