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Hello lovelies,

I'm very excited to show you swatches of Shimmer Polishes! I've previously reviewed gorgeous red shade Marylin here and here and today I'll show you some more.

Airriann - mix of beige, black, blue, green, rose pink, purple and red glitter. The majority of the glitter is beige as you can see, it looked like crushed gems on my nails. The glitter in this polish is not as dense so it's more suitable for layering but also lovely for gradients. I have applied three thin coats and it was enough for good coverage. Polish dried fast and I wore it for three days and had no chipping.

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Airriann
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Airriann
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Airriann

Cristina - mix of teal, light blue, red and gold glitter in a clear base. All glitters in this polish are the same size and the concentration of them is quite high. It looks like two coats would ensure a full coverage. I have applied one coat of Cristina over black (A England Camelot) and the result is stunning!

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Cristina
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Cristina
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Cristina

Fanny - purple, orange, pink and red glitter in red-based purple jelly. The glitter density is good as this is two thicker coats and it's almost fully opaque. But Fanny is also good for layering. The drying time was slower because of the two thick coats but it also dried slightly gritty so I have applied fast-drying topcoat.
 

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Fanny
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Fanny
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Fanny

Kelly - mix of green and gold glitter with rainbow effect in a clear base. This is a great polish for St. Patrick's Day as it represents shamrock green and pot of gold in my eyes :) I have applied two thick coats again but I think I would be happier with three coats or one coat layered over different polish. The formula was slightly thicker but it still applied quite well. Topcoat applied.

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Kelly
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Kelly
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Kelly


Leslie - mix of purple, blue, teal, silver and orange glitter in a clear base. It's a lovely mix leaning heavily to purple and blue shades. I have applied one coat of Leslie over Essence Ballerina's Charm. As you can see, the glitter is quite dense so it could be worn by itself as well. It applied easily and didn't dry overly gritty. I have applied topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Leslie
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Leslie
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Leslie

Trisha - mix of burnt orange, blue, gold and silver glitter in slightly orange tinted base. Trisha polish has a high glitter density. I have applied two thicker coats which were quite enough for a good coverage. It dries quite fast and doesn't dry gritty. Despite that I still applied topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Trisha

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Trisha

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Trisha

I've got many more gorgeous Shimmer polishes to come so keep your eyes peeled! I really like them and I plan to do some gradients with them as they are perfect for it! They all have really good formula and they apply well and when one layer applied they dry really fast too.

If you'd like to check out all the Shimmer polishes or purchase them, visit Shimmer Polish Etsy store.



*These were provided for a review

Hello lovelies,

I've had the MUA Constellation beads sitting on my desk for a very long time before I've finally tried them. They are basically cheaper version of the Ciate Caviar manicure beads only different colours. I'm happy that somebody came up with an economical version of it. I've picked up the shade called Scorpio because my sign Libra was sold out. Scorpio is nice bright mix of yellow gold, emerald green, purple and copper red beads.

Part of the official text from MUA website: "...inspired by the patterns formed into stars in the earth's night sky is a 3-dimensional extravagant nail art system you can create easily from home that leave your nails looking ‘wow!’"

I've applied it as per instructions and as any other beaded manicure. The bottle has a handy nozzle which really does make the application easy. There is a white rubber cap at the top of the nozzle to keep the beads in. When I was finished with applying the beads I took the nozzle off the bottle, turned it around and used it as a funnel to get the beads that fell off the nail back into the bottle.

MUA Scorpio applied over Mohda Sensual.

Lucy's Stash - MUA Constellation Scorpio

Lucy's Stash - MUA Constellation Scorpio

Lucy's Stash - MUA Constellation Scorpio

  

Lucy's Stash - MUA Constellation Scorpio

Lucy's Stash - MUA Constellation Scorpio

You can purchase MUA Constellation beads at Superdrug or directly at MUA website for £2.