Wednesday, December 19, 2012

OPI ~ Simmer and Shimmer

OPI ~ Simmer and Shimmer
Clear base packed with mostly blue, but also other colours of glitter

Okay – here’s another one of my OPI polishes. I begin to find it difficult to keep saying that I am not an OPI fan. You could ask why do I keep buying their polishes, if I’m no fan. But hey – they really can do something with glitter, and I’m a huge glitter fan – so that’s why! Just because I generally don’t like the brand doesn’t mean I’m gonna deny myself pretties if they can create them!

So, I got myself this Shimmer and Shimmer from the Burlesque Collection from holiday 2010.

And here’s what I made with it:


It’s pretty, don’t you think?

Let me show you how I achieved this mani. I started out with two coats of Golden Rose 106, which is a lovely shiny blue.


Then I applied one coat of Pure Ice “Oh Baby!” to add some more shimmer to my mani. Oh Baby! is a great shimmer topper, that can be used to add that little extra to many manis! Here’s that step:


See that extra depth? I like that!

Then I sponged on the Simmer and Shimmer on my tips. I’ve become really fond of that technique. I like the glittery tips, so the original polish shows itself at the top of the nail.

One coat of Seche Vite top coat, and I was ready to rock!


Here’s a pic from another angle:


And a bottle shot:


I must admit that I love this mani! How about you? Do you like the sponged glitter tips as much as I do? Or do you prefer glitter on the entire nail? Or no glitter at all? :D


Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 10/10
Overall: 9/10
Buy again: Yes

20 comments:

  1. Kan det passe at Simmer and Shimmer minder lidt om Mad Hatter? Måske en blanding af Mad Hatter og Absoluty Alice :-) Den ser i hvert fald super lækker ud!

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    1. Jeg har ikke selv Mad as a Hatter, men på billeder ser det ud som om, at den har mange flere farver i sig, end Simmer and Shimmer. Absolutely Alice er mere blå og har også guld i sig :)
      Men lækker - det er den! :)

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  2. Great combo! Love that OPI glitter *-*

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  3. It's a super pretty combination - and that blue is to die for!!

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate it. I love that blue!

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  4. Great gradient! Not having glitter on the whole nail seems to let it shine even more somehow.

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    1. Thank you. That's a good point, actually, an very true. I hadn't thought of it that way before :)

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  5. What a coincidence! I was planning exactly the same - glitter tips - and exactly with the same polish, Simmer&Shimmer! :) I love your version a lot!

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    1. Wow, that is so cool. I am looking forward to seeing your pretty version too! :)

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  6. These blues are beautiful together! I love the Golden Rose!

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    1. Golden Rose makes such pretty polishes! :)

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  7. I'm not a huge fan of OPI either-but I've bought a few recently! I think I"d like them more if they would change their brush-it's too big for me!

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    1. I actually like a big brush, but I'm usually not crazy about the formula. Plus many of them take forever to dry on my nails.

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  8. Loving this glitter gradient. And Blues are certainly a fave of mine lately!

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    1. I keep finding myself reaching out for the blue colours more and more. It's addictive, I think! :D

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    1. Thank you and happy new year to you too :)

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