Handmade Nail Polishes – Shimmer & Glitter Edition.

It has been quite some time since I showed some of our polishes, and they’ve been steadily mounting up during that time. Here is the lot I have to swatch!


That’s a lot of fun right there. I’ll break it down into separate parts though, as no one wants to spend a million years looking through all that, including me! These ones are the shimmer polishes with glitter πŸ™‚ No base or top coat on any of these, and the bases and most of the dyes and pigments came from Beautyworld Australia.

Winter When Autumn Leaves –Β  burnished orange shimmer with gold, red and copper hexes.


2 coats, nice formula. I’d love a few more glitters in it, so they distribute a bit more evenly, but I’ll remedy that in the weekend. πŸ˜€


Red Shirt – plummish-red shimmer with red and gold circle glitter, and silver and gold multi-sized holographic glitter.

Red Shirt

2 coats, nice formula, easy to get a good coverage of glitters.


Brown Trousers – auburn brown, slight holographic shimmer which adds a grey tone as well – red and gold circle glitters and gold flakes.

Brown Trousers

2 coats shown here…


I enjoy the addition of the sprinkling of holographic powder.


Fog People – smokey grey with gold and silver holographic glitters of different sizes.

Fog People

Slightly sheer, but means that the glitters aren’t buried in this one. 3 coats


I love this polish!


Sunny Day Rain – sheer pale blue with blue circle glitter, gold, silver and copper glitter (including holographic) and large holographic gold rectangles.

Sunny Day Rain

Very thick, but if I thin it, the glitter will probably all sink to the bottom in a slow and terrible way. 2 coats above, then layered 1 coat over 1 coat of Kleancolor Sea Ice.


I did have to fish for the large golds, but could get them out without deep sea dredging.


Blue in a China Glaze bottle – Mid blue shimmer, with blue circles and turquoise shreds.


2 coats, very easy to apply, fast drying.


Pretty Pickle – sheer green base, large matte green hexes, small holo lime hexes, teeeny tiny emerald flakes.

Pretty Pickle

3 coats, was pretty much opaque in three. Would also be nice to layer over a base colour.


Rime of the Ancient Mariner – this is my Sister V’s polish, based on these lines from the poem: I won’t say what’s in it, or she’ll have to kill me. πŸ˜‰

Rime of the Ancient Mariner

“Within the shadow of the ship
I watched their rich attire:
Blue, glossy green, and velvet black,
They coiled and swam; and every track
Was a flash of golden fire.”
I layered one coat of RotAM over one coat of Kleancolour Black on all except the ring finger; that one has three coats of Rime of the Ancient Mariner on it’s own.
Jaws – deep purple shimmer base loaded with red shimmer and small blue holo hexes.
2 coats. I didn’t think I’d like this, I thought it’d be sheer and rough. And its just gorgeous, and smooth with one coat of topcoat!
Purple with Glitter – multi-coloured mini holo flecks, and a sprinkling of multi-sized silver holographic glitters.
2 coats. Needs thinning stat, but otherwise a very nice, different, polish.
Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Posted on May 3, 2013, in Sight and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. These are amazing!

  2. Fog People and Jaws are my favourites πŸ™‚ Are you ever planning on opening an indie polish shop? πŸ˜›

  3. OMG you made these? I love them all! Lotsa jelly!

  4. Pretty pickle is wicked !

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