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Shimmer Polish Jasmine

Hey guys! I haven’t featured Shimmer Polish lately and I have a few more on hand left to share with you guys. I don’t color correct my photos at all, so I just pick the one that’s best in my opinion for each type of shot. The unfortunate part is sometimes the lighting is just wrong and there’s nothing I can do to correct it (without actual editing it and such). It happens more often on cloudy days like the day I took for this shade. Here’s Shimmer Polish Jasmine.

Shimmer Polish Jasmine

This shade is simply beautiful. The colors are so cool and relaxing. It is described as “aquamarine blue & green” according to the creator. It makes me think of a vacation by the beach like in Tahiti or some exotic place. Just like other Shimmer Polish shades I’ve used and reviewed, glitter pieces are abundant and no sinking glitter at all even though I’ve had this bottle for more than a year. Formula is thin but applies beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Jasmine (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Jasmine (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Jasmine (close-up)

Simply stunning it is.

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Zoya Fall Ultra PixieDust Swatches

Hey guys! The weather has cooled down a lot that the tomato plants my husband planted are now actually producing tomatoes. Go figure! I hope we get one decent batch before the cold weather rolls in and is here to stay. Today’s post is on a collection that I was really excited about initially but it fell short in my opinion. Here are quick swatches for the Zoya Fall Ultra PixieDust Collection.

First up is Oswin.

Zoya Oswin

This is my favorite shade among the 3. I love how this ones looks. It kind of makes me think of crystallized candy. The close-up shot of this one just mesmerizes me. It is described as “a true red textured PixieDust with crimson Mega Hex particles”. I don’t usually apply glitters until they’re opaque. I like to show how they look on their own, but I felt that this looked better with more coats for sure. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Oswin (in shade)

Zoya Oswin (direct sunlight)

Zoya Oswin (close-up)

Zoya Oswin (lighting changed)

Next up is Noir.

Zoya Noir

Noir is the blackened purple version of Oswin basically. It’s packed with the same glittery goodness and bears the same texture finish, although I don’t think it looked good honestly. I really thought it would, but it fell short of my expectations. It is described as a “deep, vampy plum textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex particles”. What sticks out about this shade is the almost blackened base in this purple shade. I stuck with the same number of coats as Oswin just to keep it consistent. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Noir (in shade)

Zoya Noir (direct sunlight)

Zoya Noir (close-up)

Zoya Noir (lighting changed)

Lastly, here’s Arianna.

Zoya Arianna

I thought this was originally going to be my favorite of the 3. I kept going back and forth with this and Oswin, but it didn’t mesmerize me as much as Oswin did. Oswin has a little more oomph and I’m not sure if it’s just the color of the shade or what. This is described as “a blue-toned red wine textured PixieDust with Mega Hex particles”. I’m actually surprised the description did not mention about it being a berry shade because that’s what popped into my head when comparing against Oswin. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.

Zoya Arianna (in shade)

Zoya Arianna (direct sunlight)

Zoya Arianna (close-up)

I will say that while I do like these shades, I like the Zoya Summer Magical Pixie shades better. Oswin looks more matte than the other 2 and that may be why I like how it looks a lot. If the other 2 dries more matte then it’s possible I would’ve liked it more. I wish I thought of that earlier when I had them on, but it’s something to experiment with when I get home I guess.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


NYC Rule The City

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a shade from the NYC Fashion Queen Collection. This collection is still available in stores that carry NYC (if they haven’t sold out of them yet!). I have a few of them and today I’m sharing NYC Rule The City.

NYC Rule The City

Rule The City is a charcoal grey sprinkled with red glitter. I was actually surprised with the silvery shimmer in the base since I didn’t expect it really just by looking at the bottle. It really showed up more on the nails for me. This shade makes me think of cold winter nights during the Holiday season. Formula for this is good and more opaque than I thought. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

NYC Rule The City (in shade)

NYC Rule The City (direct sunlight)

NYC Rule The City (close-up)

This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Shimmer Polish Amy

Hey guys! How was your long weekend? It was particularly long for me since I went on a road trip with my husband to Yellowstone! It was SO much fun! We took a few extra days off (started moving midday Wednesday) and we traveled from Oklahoma to Kansas then Nebraska and then hit Wyoming. There was about less than an hour where we were driving in Idaho and we had to hit Montana since that’s where our cabin was (I LOVE the cabin!). We came back through Colorado and got back Sunday a little after midnight. We picked up our dog while visiting his folks on Monday and then just relaxed on Wednesday. It didn’t feel enough though (so much that I started planning for our Honeymoon trip!). So it’s been dead here for a while unfortunately, but I’m back into the swing of things with the blog and so here’s Shimmer Polish Amy.

Shimmer Polish Amy

It is described as “pink rainbow” according to the creator. I can see that it is indeed heavy in pink with some light blue glitter pieces peeking out. Glitter is abundant with each thin swipe and formula is just like most of the other shades I own from this brand — with no sinking glitter at all even after a year or so. Formula is thin but applies beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Amy (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Amy (lighting changed)

Shimmer Polish Amy (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Amy (close-up)

Shimmer Polish Amy (lighting changed again)

This is a simple pretty glitter shade. I don’t have one quite like it in “softness” per se.

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Shimmer Polish Nichole

Hey guys! How have y’all been? I actually ventured out this weekend to visit my husband’s side of the family since it was his birthday weekend. It was hot out and it also happened to be the tax-free weekend for back to school. There were more people out than usual but we managed to just stick to the few stores he wanted to go to (I could care less….I don’t like crowds). We also shaved down our dog so he would stay cooler in this heat. I’ve been doing a mini polish inventory at home and slapped on a neon shade for my toes and a glittery number on the nails. What went on my nails is Shimmer Polish Nichole.

Shimmer Polish Nichole

I feel like I should’ve worn this on July 4th since the color scheme would work very well for it. It’s made up of primarily red, silver and blue glitter, just like how the creator described it on the website. The sizes of the glitters are all different, but that just makes this shade more fun in my opinion. Just like other Shimmer Polish shades I’ve used and reviewed, glitter pieces are abundant and no sinking glitter at all even though I’ve had this bottle for more than a year. Glitter is decently packed. I had to retake the close-up shots later on because I actually ended up dinging that nail onto the corner of a table. Formula is good and it applied beautifully. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Nichole (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Nichole (lighting changed)

Shimmer Polish Nichole (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Nichole (close-up)

Shimmer Polish Nichole (lighting changed again)

Another winner in my book definitely!

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*