Saturday, 6 September 2014

Mermaid Nail Art With Shimmer Polish Jasmine!

*Disclaimer: this product was provided for review. All opinions in this blogpost are my own and are not influenced by anything of anyone.
*Disclaimer: some products in this post were previously provided for review.


Hello all you sea sirens! And possibly some fish reading this too.

Today I have some mermaid nail art for you with Shimmer Polish Jasmine - an abslolute stunner.
Jasmine is described as an "aquamarine mix", and she sure is! It's a gorgeous polish: she has a clear base and is packed with turquoise/aqua glitters, but also has red, orange, goldish bronze, bright blue and green glitters thrown in there. At first glance you only notice the aqua coloured ones and the red glitter, but when you look closely you can spot all the others too - it's a total glitterfest!

Jasmine is beautifully composited. I don't think I've gushed enough about how great of a job Cindy does with these polishes: not only is the formula amazing and are these Shimmers super easy to work with, but the different colours of the glitters are spot on. The secondary colours are subtle but they make the polishes look amazingly interesting - as is the case with Jasmine. Can you tell yet that I loved this polish? :p

Close-up bottle shot here to prove the amazingness!


Jum. Just totally jum! I actually hadn't even noticed the green glitter on my nails and only saw those after I looked at this picture on my computer! To me, that proves what a perfect colour mix this is: no colour stands out too much from the rest but everything blends together and makes for an interesting combination.


When I saw Jasmine, she immediately was one of my favourites from all the Shimmers I received - together with Kim. I thought she'd be great for some mermaid nail art, together with my new ILNP Rehab (which will get its own blog post at a later time).


I did 3 easy, semi-thick coats of Jasmine on my index finger and pinky, and used one coat of my Gel Like Top Coat from Only You to finish if off. I had no trouble with Jasmine - the glitters spread nicely. I got a lot of compliments on these nails - everyone loved Jasmine! I also did 2 coats of Rehab on my thumb, middle finger and ring finger, and then I sponged on some Jasmine on the tip of my ring finger.

I created the mermaid scales with white acrylic paint, and used several studs and rhinestones to get the mermaid-y look. The sea shells are from Born Pretty Store - in case you're interested, you can read my earlier review of them here and see them here on the BPS website, and you can use my coupon code XDX31 to get 10% off on your orders from BPS. I finished everything off with some top coat.


I think Jasmine fits great for mermaid nail art, but she can easily be worn on her own as her colour palette is so interesting!

I have a close-up shot for you too, but it's not as in focus as I would have liked unfortunately! You can imagine the gorgeousness though, and it really shows all the different colours of glitter on my nail too.



What do you think of Jasmine? You can purchase her and the other Shimmer Polishes on the Shimmer website here or from her Etsy shop here. Polishes cost $12 and come in a 0.5 Fl. Oz. bottle, which is approximately 14.8 ml.

If you want to see more pictures of Jasmine, you can go look here on the Shimmer website. You can also go follow Shimmer Polish on Facebook - Cindy posts a ton of pictures daily from all her polishes, so you get to discover some beauties every day and see awesome polish combinations too :)

Thanks for reading!

30 comments:

  1. OMG!! this is awesome! I love it so very much Robin :D

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    1. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic reaction!! I'm really glad you like it! :)

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  2. This looks really stunning! Gorgeous polishes and gorgeous design :-D

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    1. Thanks Ananka! Jasmine is indeed gorgeous :)

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  3. Oh yeah, you're a mermaid :D Great job and the Jasmine is pretty.

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    1. I'm glad you noticed my mermaidness! :D

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  4. I love Jasmine! When I got my Shimmers it was the first one I tried!

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    1. YAY! This proves we both have awesome taste :D

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  5. This is PERFECT <3 *Jaw Dropper* :D

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  6. Oh my, that is GORGEOUS. Both the polish and your nail art. Mermaid nails are perfect for it, well done!

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    1. Thank you Saskia!! Everyone seems to love this one :D

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  7. Wow this is stunning! Jasmine looks amazing - I love the colours! I love the rhinestones and the mermaid scales make a nice accent nail too! :)

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    1. Thanks Jayna! Jasmine is indeed a beauty!

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    1. Thank you! I must get me some more mermaid-ish charms I feel as I really love them! :)

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  9. AWESOME!! Wauw wat een prachtige nail art zeg!

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    1. Hehe dankjewel Miriam! Ik ben blij dat je hem leuk vindt! :)

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous Robin ! Your macro bottle shot is breathtaking !

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    1. Thank you so much Justine! I love the macro bottle shot a lot too! I'm going to try and do that with every glitter polish from now on because it looks really awesome :D

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  11. Love the Shimmer polish--her glitter combos are always so great.

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    1. They are indeed always amazing! Thanks Karen :)

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  12. Robin this is amazing!! I love your mermaid nails so much, the colours are beautiful and your acrylic design is so neat I almost mistook it for stamping. Also, I'm 'oohing' and 'ahhing' about the studs you put with this. I feel like I'm looking at underwater treasures... Ah I just love this :D xx

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    1. Iiiiiihhh thank you Ithfifi! You are totally making me blush :D

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  13. I love the way you placed all the studs and pearls on your middle finger!

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  14. So gorgeous!!! I absolutely love this manicure! It's a good inspiration for summer. ;DDD

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    1. Thank you!! Yes it would be perfect for Summer!! I might have to do some more mermaid designs once it's getting warmer ;)

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