Last days of spring! Lilac is in full bloom here in Saint Petersburg, and fills the air with fragrance. I thought I’ll share its beauty with you, as it matches perfectly today’s post hero – a purple glitter, that I used on my nail tips for this look:
As the title says, it’s Karen, a purple glitter from the Shimmer nail polish family :)
Let me be honest, I’m far from being a glitter girl. I enjoy all kinds of glitter on other nail polish blogs, but when it comes to painting my nails I prefer cremes. I have many reasons for that, but as we all know, one can get bored even with their most favourite things. When it happens to me, I often reach for sparkling shimmers and glitters :) Those magical bottles are a great source of inspiration and good mood!
Being a well mixed purple-golden-holo glitter, Karen is not an exception. Applied in 3 thin coats, it shines incredibly. I think it’s possible to get away even with 2 layers, if you make them a bit thicker.
I heard girls saying that Shimmer polishes look much better in real life than in pictures, and now I see it for myself. It wasn’t easy to take pics of the glitter, but my camera and I both tried hard to capture at least some of Karen’s beauty.
Here’s Shimmer’s Karen in 3 coats on a swatch stick (no top):
I wanted a light summer look, so I applied Karen only on my tips with just a few brush strokes. The polish is densely packed with glitter, and each time you dip the brush into the polish, you get plenty of glitter particles :)
Many of you have already seen Shimmer Karen on its own, so I decided to combine the glitter with a shade that is not that usual for a purple. The pastel yellow creme is a no name yellow whitened with a few drops of Sally Hansen White On. The polish applies terribly, but it works ok as a solid background color. I enjoyed wearing this combo of yellow and purple :)
A close up:
Shimmer Polish retails for $12 per a 15ml (0.5 oz) bottle, and can be purchased on Etsy here. The brand has an official website, so please, go and see that amazing glitter paradise – www.shimmyshimmer.com You will find lots of great swatches of Shimmer nail polishes there!
Thank you for reading! See you soon ;)
*The product was sent to me for review