A Week of Shimmer Polish: Tracy1:53 PM
I'm so incredibly excited for the swatches I have for you this week!! I'm not normally a big indie polish lover. Don't get me wrong, there are a few I really adore, but many of them are difficult to get a hold of, expensive, disappointing, and don't have longevity. I can't speak for the longevity of this polish myself since these are my first bottles and I got them at the beginning of the month. However, from what I've seen and heard (and the appearance of my bottles after several weeks) I can vouch that they are good quality polishes. These are from a brand called Shimmer Polish. I've seen these around and they're just lovely but I hadn't tried any for myself until these stunners came in the mail. I have five total to show you from the new line and they are all as amazing as the one before them! I wanted to give them each their own post so you can really see all of them in their glory and appreciate them! This is the first on the list! She is called Tracy.
Tracy is described on the Shimmer polish store as a tarnished holographic gold and that's exactly what she is. More over there are SO many colors packed into Tracy and it gives your nails a very disco ball effect. There are glittery polishes and then there are Shimmer polishes. If you own any of the China Glaze 3D glitter polishes then you'll understand what I mean when I say these take sparkly to a whole new level.
This picture is a macro shot from the ShimmerPolish store. You can see that it's just completely packed with glitter. Most of the glitters are gold and there are several sizes and shapes including bar glitters, hex glitters and micro glitters. It also has reddish bronze glitter, green glitter and holographic glitter. As far as application and formula I would liken these to the infamous OPI Burlesque glitters. You can absolutely layer them but I only used two coats above and as you can see it's not hard to achieve full coverage. The polish is thicker but mostly because of the amount of glitter inside. Despite being on the thicker side they are not hard to work with and dry pretty quickly. They do NOT dry shiny but that's also to be expected with such an amount of glitter. Two coats of Seche Vite sorted it right out and it was smooth and shiny and...I really wish I could capture the amount of sparkly! I have four more of these glorious beauty's to show you this week so stay tuned for them!!
You can purchase ShimmerPolish directly from her Etsy site for $12 each. She also makes amazing custom polishes for just a little more. This polish was sent to me for my honest review.