Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Shimmer Cristina - swatches and review

This is my first experience of a Shimmer polish. I had such a hard time choosing which one to try first  so I went for the one with the same name as my mother - Cristina. My mother is fantastic so I gathered this one would be too! ;)

I'm not sure if this polish qualifies for Green Wednesday but I'll give it a try ;) It is a sort of green/turquoise/teal blend :)

This is Cristina on her own, two coats.


GOOD TO KNOW:

Type of polish: Glitter.

Number of coats: Two.

Formula: Nice formula for a glitter polish. A bit thick but not gluey.

Brush: Medium thick and straight cut.

Top Coat: Yes, one coat. More needed to get it ultra smooth.

Color accuracy in pictures: My camera kept wanting to capture this polish green :/ but these three pictures are accurate. 

Grade: 3+/5

Maybe I wasn't in the mood for this polish or perhaps my expectations were to high but I was a bit disappointed how this turned out on the nails. So dark and gloomy. However, it is a pretty blend of glitters so a 3+ from me this time :) I really like the red contrast glitters.

How do you like Cristina?

13 comments:

  1. Great color from Shimmer Polish! They make such amazing shades :)

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  2. Man kan definitivt ana lite grönt glitter! Jättefint! Hoppas mamma gillar det också :)

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  3. This is so pretty! I think it would be awesome for Christmas! :-)

    Christal
    LipstickAndPonytails

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  4. This is super cute. I love micro glitters and my name is Christina so I might have to get this one :D

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  5. Den är en av mina favoriter. Älskar det! Men jag är ju lite murrig av mig.

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  6. Väldigt vackert! Du får vara med såklart =)

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  7. Väldigt tjusigt! Älskar Shimmer och vill ha många fler från dem.

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  8. Måste snart skaffa mig några Shimmer. De ser fantastiska ut. Det här var verkligen fint.

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  9. I see what you mean about it being a tad darker than expected, it is still very gorgeous though!

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  10. Väldigt vackert! Jag har också Cristina men det var länge sen jag bar det :)

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  11. Ser väldigt fint ut! Och jag håller med dig, det är skitsvårt att välja Shimmer...

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  12. I had to have that one - because of the name of course, though I write mine German! I was though having the same feeling like you - just a smidgen disappointed that it looked so gloomy oh and layering did not help but you captured its sparkles beautifully and it suits you very well!! Puss, puss xxx

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  13. Shimmers lacker är såååå fina! Har bara Cassandra själv, men planerar att adoptera några fler inom kort! :D

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