Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shimmer Sarah

Here's a mani I did a few days ago using a gorgeous polish I received from Shimmer Polish for review, using one of the larger MoYou images.  As I mentioned in a prior post, there are some of the MoYou images that are too far too large for my nails...I think almost everyone's nails except one or two ladies that I'm familiar with from the blogesphere and/or FB or online groups! Here's what I did to make the image work!  

Started with a base of two coats of OPI Taylor Blue, no topcoat.  

For layering, chose Shimmer Sarah.  Here's a close up of this beauty!

This is one coat of Shimmer Sarah over OPI Taylor Blue. Shimmer Sarah has a mix of blue, green, and purple glitter (and looks like a little gold too!); application was easy and there was no having to dab here and there to get good coverage.  I really like how the super teal fine micro glitter and the contrast of the purple glitter pops on the base of OPI Taylor, even though it is a complimentary teal creme base. Absolutely stunning glitter polish!

This pix is with a layer of topcoat.

When I was looking for a stamping plate to use, the first thing I thought of when I seen this combination was water or some type of aquatic nails.  But when I was looking through my plates, the salamander image from MoYou Tourist 09 caught my eye and I decided to give it a try instead.  The problem was stamping the super size image on my tiny nails, which are pretty curvy when they are long too.  Stamped using Konad white special polish using MoYou Tourist 09 on all nails except pinky, which is MoYou Explorer 06.

A closer look at MoYou Tourist 9.

Decided to add a few random dots using Konad orange pearl special polish which I thought would be a great contrast to the teal base.  Once I added the dots, I also thought that a glitter with orange in it too would be a fantastic layering option on top of Shimmer Sarah another day!

Added topcoat to finish.

I love how the shimmer from Shimmer Sarah is evident underneath the stamping design.

This pix, the images are lined up a little better but the focus isn't as sharp for some reason.

Shimmer Polishes are available via the Shimmer etsy store here.  They retail for $12USD and international shipping is available.

Thanks for looking!

**polish provided for review.  Please refer to my disclosure policy for further information.

Edited to correct plate name!


  1. That is an adorable mani! I love the little lizards. I can't believe hoe large those images are though. I really wanted those MoYou plates but I can see how large the image is now and you have long nails, these would never fit on my tiny short nails. Are there some images on the other MoYou plates that might be smaller and fit short nails with small nail beds?

  2. That is gorgeous! I love it. I am concerned with ordering the MoYou plates because my nails are so small. I love their plates but some of them look like they are made for giant nails!

  3. I really love the MoYou designs but I think I will never order them due to their size. It's probably a little short-sighted of me, but I doubt I'd use them much because of the size, so I'd rather not waste the money.

  4. Great mani! The contrast between the orange and the aqua really catches one's eye!

  5. even moyou are large, your mani look great ^^

  6. Oh my gosh! I adore the color combo in this!! And I love how clever and precise you are with splitting that image up between two nails. Amazing <3

  7. Great way to use the image, and the dots on the body appear multicolor from the polish underneath...cool!

  8. That glitter--so pretty!

    Do those big images even fit on a stamper--do the plates come with a super size stamper or something?

  9. OMG! How freakin cool is that lizard???????


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