Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Wonder in Glitterland: Shimmer Polish Alice

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Hey everybody!  Well, we in the deep south have survived a fluky weather event that only happens once in a blue moon.  And make that a periwinkle blue moon, which is even rarer. :P  I'm referring to the ice and snow that hit everywhere this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  And of COURSE, we didn't get snow (I think the snow line stopped about 2.5 feet north of us), but we got sleet.  So it's an extra special treat when I get to wear some faux fur for three whole days in a row!! :D  But get this...tomorrow's high is 75.  Grrrr.

Well it's a good thing I can always turn to some frosty-hued polish to keep me at least *looking* somewhat wintry. :)  I recently won a giveaway from the fantastic Shimmer Polish, and I was graciously asked if I would like some polishes for review as well.  One of polishes I received was Alice, a silver and holographic glitter.  I did a combo with butter LONDON Sprog that faintly reminded me of Alice's dress as she perused Wonderland...


Shimmer Alice is the loveliest stuff.  It sparkles and glistens like crazy.  


Do not adjust your monitor...look at all that holo flash! <3


I used 3 coats of butter LONDON Sprog (which happens to be a gift from a dear friend <3) for this mani.  I discovered that Sprog is on the watery side, but it's such a lovely shade of periwinkle (moon) blue. :)  I added 3 coats of Alice on my ring finger.  For the other fingers, I dabbed on Alice near the cuticle and lightly dragged my brush down the nail for the look of seriously sensational scatted snowflakes.  :)

And do you know the thing I love most about Shimmer Polish?  Even with 3 coats, the glitter was not one bit coarse, or even lumpy.  It's pretty amazing.  This is the only full coverage glitter I ever wore that was so smooth.


What do you think of Alice?  She is gorgeous!  How'd you like that I just answered for you? :D  You can purchase Alice and other amazing Shimmer Polishes on Etsy.  Just prepare for eyes for a glorious shock! 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! <3

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16 comments:

  1. Shimmer Polishes are the stuff that dreams are made of! I have quite a handful of them and they are the most gorgeous creations! I love the mani that you did here with Alice and Sprog and it's definitely reminiscent of Alice's dress!! We're supposed to get more bad weather up here yonder in the mountains of WV :-/ I'm not looking forward to it one bit, I'm looking forward to warmER weather and no more colds!! My sinuses have taken a beating!! Can't wait to see the other Shimmers <3

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    1. Oh my goodness...the sinuses!! :( It's awful. Ya'll stay safe up there. Now worries for us for another 30 years, LOL. :P I'm glad you like Sprog with Alice! I thought it looked so magically Wonderland-esque. :) And I've worn it ever so long too...*sigh*...I will break down and take it off today...gotta show MOAR Shimmers!!

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  2. Pretty silver glitter from Shimmer Polish! It looks great used as a gradient here too :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! You would love this one...Shimmer is fantastic! <3

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  3. looks gorgeous like stars on the sky- I love this shimmering glitter :)

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  4. Sleet one day and 75 the next is psychotic lol. Alice is fab on you and I love what you've done with Sprog-- they're beautiful together! You know I love my Shimmers, they're little bottles of magic :) I find two coats of a thick topcoat makes three coats o' glitter tolerably smooth but I don't usually glitterbomb it so maybe I'm not the best judge of such things, lol. Anyhoo, I'm super proud of you and I can't wait to see what you do with your other Shimmers!

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    1. <3 Ahhhh little bottles of magic yes...at first you look at Alice and you think "oh it's silver glitter." But then the holo glitter gives it so much interest and it's simply beautiful. And yes...our weather is psychotic. It was 80 today.

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  5. Both of these polishes are lovely and they are definitely Alice-y. BTW, your nails are looking spectacular! We just had the first rain of the year here today and have been hitting the mid 70's daily for about a month in the CA central valley, it's crazy!

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    1. Why thank you...I am gritting my teeth in anticipation of a major break, but I sure hope not! :/ I can't believe you just had your first rain??

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  6. I see, a new convert ;-)! Not any of the other glitters I know are so fine and wonderful to use! I like them best exactly the way you showed Alice - as gradients or as accent nail!! Sprog is lovely on you and I wonder if the watery gonsistency comes with this color, I experienced this attitude with more than one brand. Have a lovely start of the week oh and did I tell you that this mani looks lovely on you?

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    1. Ahhh, thank you! <3 You think the watery thing might be a blue polish quality? Hmmmm...I never thought of it. And I have some experience with Shimmer, and I was amazed at how fine the glitter is...I love 'em!

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  7. Fun! I can't wait to see the other Shimmer Polishes you received:) I'm glad you got some of the cold weather you were hoping for:) I am jealous of the 75 degree high though. Today it feels pretty warm at -7!

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    1. Oooh...I have some mighty pretty ones. :D Poor thing...-7. I can't imagine. I really can't.

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