Day 5 of the Digit-al Dozen challenge! Made it! I think I always say this at the end of every DD challenge as the challenges are always a challenge.....at least to me anyway! When I was looking for a polish to use for this last mani, I thought I've already used green and gold for bases for challenge mani's, why not use red for a base for the last one? I remembered that I had ordered a few Shimmer polishes** as part of the Black Friday promotion, including Shimmer Cindy to use for holiday themed mani's as it seemed to be a perfect holiday colour.....not to mention being glowy and sparkly as well...aka, perfect for the holidays!! This is what I came up with.
Started with a base of two coats of Shimmer Cindy and Shimmer Tracy, topped with SV. (I've shown in a couple different lighting situations; the darker version is more colour accurate).
When I was applying Shimmer Tracy, one coat looked to be the right amount to use as a sparkly gold topper over a base polish. (It would also would be great for glitter interest at tips for funky frenches, which I love to do!) But fantastic that full coverage is achieved in two easy coats! It's the best of both worlds!
Keeping with the red, gold and green theme, added a few random dots using piCture pOlish Kryptonite, no topcoat.
Lastly added a few small accent dots using CND Gold Chrome. This pix has no topcoat.
Topped with SV to finish.
Here's bottle shots of Shimmer Cindy and Shimmer Tracy.
Both of these colours are perfect for the holiday season!
Edit on Dec 16, 2013: I used NPB Glitter A-Peel as a base; the removal of all this glitter was a breeze because of it!
Hopefully you have enjoyed all the DD's Red, Green and Gold mani's!
Here's the other ladies Day 5 mani's!
Thanks for looking!
**In the interest of disclosure as I will be doing reviews for Shimmer Polish, I purchased 9 Shimmer polishes via the Etsy shop (including both of these polishes) to take advantage of the Black Friday discount being offered. A few days prior to that, I had been contacted by Shimmer Polish and asked to do reviews for the brand, which I had agreed (with lots of excitement I must add as I had always admired them but didn't own any...they were even on my w/l!) Shimmer Polish sent many polishes to review..... .needless to say, there will be lots of Shimmer Polishes showing up here between my purchases and those sent for review! There was an overlap in what I bought and what was sent for review; I have two bottles of four different polishes as I did not know what polishes Shimmer was sending. At this time, I'm not sure what I'll be doing with the ones I purchased that I now have two....giveaway perhaps or ROAK to nail friends....however, there may be some Shimmer Polishes that have a review disclosure and others that do not as they were paid for by me. I've done a special Shimmer Polish disclosure in my disclaimers page.