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Hello lovelies,

I've got some more awesome Shimmer polishes to show you! Shimmer polish is well-known for its pretty glitter bombs and I am always amazed to see more and more amazing combinations! So here they are:

Karen - purple, blue, silver and holo glitter in a lightly tinted base. Karen is girly purple with flashes of blue glitter and looks great layered over pinks and purples. I have applied one coat over Dermelect Moxie. The glitter density is very nice but not dense enough for full coverage in two coats. It dries fast but I needed topcoat to smooth the surface.

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Karen
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Karen
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Karen

Liana - black, dark blue, holo, silver glitter in a grey tinted base. This pretty blue and black glitter combo has just the good amount of gold. The bottle is packed with glitter and it could possibly be opaque in two coats. I have chosen to layer it instead though, I have applied one coat over Zoya Rocky. It applied well and dried fast and slightly gritty.

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Liana
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Liana
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Liana

Amy - light blue, red, pale gold and green in a light pink tinted base. This glitter would work nicely with many different colour bases. I have layered one coat over Zoya Micky. It is also great for gradients (as are most of Shimmer polishes). It applied well and dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Amy
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Amy
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Amy

Erica - pea green, holographic, gold and teal glitter in a clear base. This manicure evokes St. Patrick's to me, it has lovely flashes of green and gold. I have applied one coat of Erica over Zoya Josie. It dried fast and gritty so I've applied thick coat of topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Erica
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Erica
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Erica

Linna - green, teal, red, gold, orange and blue glitter in a clear base. This colour combo is mostly teal with hints of green and red glitter. I have applied one coat of Linna over Dermelect Renegade. One coat provided nice glitter coverage. I didn't experience any problems with application and it dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Linna
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Linna
Lucy's Stash - Shimmer Polish Linna

So that was another batch of Shimmer Polish swatches. They all have pretty much the same formula that dries fast and applies well. I have plenty more to show you so stay tuned!

You can purchase all the Shimmer Polishes at Shimmer Polish Etsy store.

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Hello lovelies,

Today I have the newest SpaRitual collection to show you and it's a very exciting one! No nude and earth tones but bold shades and glitters! The collection is called Laugh and has been released for Summer 2013.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Laugh Collection

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Laugh Collection

Burst - red and pink glitter in a pink jelly base. This is a very pretty combo packed with glitter. It applied very well and I'm wearing two thicker coats. The tinted jelly nicely fills out any gaps but I can see my tips showing a bit. I needed thick topcoat to smooth the surface.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Burst
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Burst
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Burst
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Burst

Hugs - blackened indigo blue with purple undertones. Absolutely stunning dark indigo blue! It might seem to be black but it really is not. The subtle blue shimmers shows under the light or in the sun. it applied very nicely and the pigmentation was excellent. One coat was almost enough but I needed two coats for perfect coverage. Short nails might need just one thicker coat.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Hugs

Optimistic - muted matte white with beige undertones. Ok I don't know what I was thinking when I painted my nails but I put topcoat on *facepalm*. Without topcoat this polish dries nicely matte. I needed three coats for full coverage, two just weren't perfect. Otherwise it applied easily and dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Optimistic

Giggle - multi coloured glitter in a clear base. Fun glitter topcoat that will work with many colours. The bottle is loaded with glitter that applies well. There's plenty of it so I didn't have to worry about glitter placement. I'm wearing just one coat over Optimistic.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Giggle over Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Giggle over Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Giggle over Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Giggle over Optimistic

HA...HA... - silver and red glitter in a clear base.Oh I love this glitter topper! Rubies in the snow I say! It looks just perfect over Hugs and would look great over any dark colour. This is just one coat so you can see there's plenty of glitter in the bottle. It applied easily and dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual HA...HA... over Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual HA...HA... over Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual HA...HA... over Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual HA...HA... over Hugs

Out Loud - teal jelly with blue, green and green holo glitter. Last but not least there's this gorgeous teal jelly packed with glitter it is on a sheer side so I've applied three thicker coats. It would be more efficient to layer it over teal polish but then you would loose the gorgeous layered jelly look. The drying time was a bit longer due to thick layers and I needed thick layer of topcoat to smooth the finish.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Out Loud
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Out Loud
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Out Loud
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Out Loud

I like this collection a lot as it offers great variety of colours and finishes. SpaRitual collections have been quite bland lately (pastels or earth tones) so I am very much welcoming this fun Summer collection. The formulas varied a lot so please refer to each shades' separate review above.

My top picks are Hugs, Burst and HA...HA... 

You can get these wherever SpaRitual polishes are sold and at:
UK: SpaRitual UK website,
US: SpaRitual US website
....and at  FeelUnique  

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