Saturday, August 4, 2012

Shimmer Swatch Spam Saturday!

Hey guys! Have you heard of the indie brand Shimmer? It's a shop that specializes in super dense glitters, with glitter pieces that are usually on the smaller size. The glitters are really complex, and I wanted to do them justice! In order to do that, I am trying out this swatch/macro combo image, which I hope is helpful.

All of these swatches are just one coat of glitter, so you can see how terrifically dense they are. You would definitely be able to achieve full coverage in two or three coats for most of these if you wanted to.

It is also worth noting that these are incredibly easy to apply. They control well, aren't thick or clumpy in the least, and the glitters disperse evenly without any pushing.





Carmen is an orangey gold. I have shown it here over OPI If You Moust, You Moust.


Caroline is a gorgeous blend or purples and magentas. For this swatch, I have layered it over American Apparel Dynasty.


Cassandra is an iridescent glitter topper, reminiscent of China Glaze Snow Globe. For this combination, I have layered it over OPI Black Onyx.


Cindy is a rich red glitter accented with gold. I have shown it here over China Glaze Prey Tell.


Gerry is a deep indigo with accents of red and blue. This swatch shows it over China Glaze Gothic Lolita.


Jennifer is a subtly beautiful glitter in a silvery blue. It kind of reminds me of antiques! Here I have shown it over Sally Hansen Wet Cement.


Jenny is a tealy-blue glitter with purples and golds. Here it is layered over China Glaze Sea Spray.


Melissa is a pink and purple party with bits of gold and red. Perfect for the girly girl in all of us! This swatch shows it over China Glaze Purr-fect Plum.


Stephanie has a blue base, but there are so many other colors in this one! It's a favorite for me. I have shown it here over China Glaze Secret Periwinkle.


Tracy is a cool toned gold. Here is Tracy layered over China Glaze Westside Warrior.


Trisha is an orange lover's dream! Of course, it's not just orange -- you'll also find bits of blue, purple, and gold. I have layered it over China Glaze Kalahari Kiss.


Vanessa is a sultry dark glitter, with black, silver, and reds. I have shown it here over OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!.




Phew!! Can you believe these? They are really complex and beautiful. I'm not usually one for this type of glitter but I've got to say that these are great. My favorites would have to be Cindy, Stephanie, and Gerry, though it's hard to narrow it down that far, even.

You can find Shimmer Polish on her website and on Etsy.

The products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR.
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44 comments

  1. awwww. these are so beautiful. Just my sort of thing! These are the moments I wish I lived in the US. Just for the polish hauls!

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  2. Wow they are really pretty and your nails look awesome. Will have to check this out on etsy. I love a good glitter bomb!

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  3. I'm crushing on every one of these. Beauty.

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  4. I love all of these and the close-ups are really helpful. Great review!

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  5. Lovely swatches!!! Love the macros!

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  6. ive been really picky about indies but i <3 jessica..may have to spring for it!

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  7. I love the swatch/macro combo! Gorgeous swatches!!

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  8. Ahh so many pretty polishes !

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  9. Thank you for the beautiful review! It looks so amazing and professional! <3

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  10. love them all, but Caroline is beautiful!

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  11. I am in awe! I love all glitters, you make them look so beautiful! I love your nails and your photos :)

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  12. these are all gorgeous. You did a great job with the macro/swatch photos. Your macros are amazing, i can't stop looking at them lol.

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  13. Love these! I am not into fine glitters, but I loved Linna and Caroline when I wore them! Her combos are so intricate and twill-thought out!

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  14. Your fingers must ache terribly after doing twelve swatches of glitter. My heart goes out to you...:D Love the colors, btw.

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  15. I have to say that I've seen other swatches of these polishes by other bloggers and nothing really made me say 'I need these!' Your swatches, on the other hand made me say that about the majority if them! I think it's the combination of the macro shot and the swatch. Beautiful!

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  16. wow!! These are gorgeous! I really love glitters that are packed together with various shapes and sizes. They sure add the necessary variations to glam up any nails!

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  17. Shimmer is a girls best friend! ^_^

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  18. I have Trisha and Cassandra, and now I need Vanessa and Cindy! Beautiful swatches!

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  19. Every single one of these is so pretty! Thanks for the swatches!!

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  20. The swatches and macros are beautiful and her polishes are lovely! I do think they are a little on the expensive side though at $12/bottle + shipping (cringe). I do think they are definitely worth saving up for a few though.

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  21. These look all incredibly stunning, I'm in love :)

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  22. wow - beautiful photos. I especially love the way you've shown the photo of just the glitter next to the swatch xx

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  23. Wow! These are lovely! I'm not usually into dense glitters like this, I usually like a little more sparse, chunky glitters but these are beautiful!
    -Elissa

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  24. I really like the way you showed these. I am on a very small screen and having the macro right next to your hand really shows off the polish. Thank you.

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  25. Lovely! I'll tell you, i love this new indie brands! I'm a huge fan of glitter, and this ones are beautiful!

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  26. Wow! These are insanely gorgeous! I love almost all of them. I'm glad you did a post of them because I've never heard of this brand before.

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  27. I really like these swatches! I've seen quite a few Shimmer polishes on another blog, but she never layers them like this. This makes me REALLY love these polishes because I was so unsure about them before. Thanks for the help =D

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  28. Very nice. Your color combinations look really lovely!

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  29. So many beautiful glitters! I love the pink and gold combination of the first swatch.

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  30. Okay excuse me while I obsess for a minute here, but you did an AMAZING job showing these polishes. The swatches are great and the macro on the side is genius for showing the detail. I seriously think I want ALL of these now. Your base colour choices are great too, they match the polishes instead of being too distracting. One question, do you think these glitters could be built to opacity?? I love wearing them that way!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, these could absolutely be built to opacity. I think that other bloggers have swatched some of them that way if you google around a bit!

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  31. Wow these are gorgeous! I'm especially loving Tracy, Gerry, and Caroline.

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  32. Woooooow these are so wonderful! I wish more Etsy shops shipped overseas (and that I had money to buy indie polish, for that matter...) I'm in love with Cassandra, Jenny and Jennifer :)

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  33. I have bought a ton of Shimmer polish lately and i must say they are so beautiful and her customer service is top notch! Super fast response and shipping!

    And awesome swatches here! Thanks!

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  34. So. Much. Sparkle!! Beautiful swatches as always, and I love the detail shots. :)

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  35. These all look amazing and I hadn't heard of this shop before - thanks for the swatches!

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  36. love it that you showed how they looked on the nails and the swatches, glitter nail varnish can often look quite different actually on the nails, love them all but Vanessa is my fav!!

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  37. At first glance, Vanessa reminded of Tony Moly's Earth. but i took it out and realised that it doesn't look like it at all. lol.

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