Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Shimmer Linna Nail Lacquer
Shimmer Linna Nail Lacquer

Shimmer Linna Nail Lacquer ($12.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “emerald green, teal mix.” It is primarily a mix of emerald green and teal glitter, but there are also some bits of blue and red pieces, too. While the glitter nail polish gallery is certainly growing, it is by no means comprehensive, and so I don’t have any dupes to suggest for this.

Linna had good density and opacity; I used one coat over a chartreuse green cream (L’Oreal New Money), and then I also did two coats over my thumbnail and three on pinky nail of the glitter polish alone. Two coats were pretty good but three would be best for full opacity (which is what the brand recommended to me for full opacity when I asked prior to even receiving product).  The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so the glitter dispersed and spread evenly across the nail without pooling along the edges and didn’t take long to dry.  I’ve tested two shades (and Linna was one of those) for wear, and I saw seven days with minor tip wear but no chipping. I do warn you that most polishes wear well on me, so even more so than usual, your mileage may vary!  I would recommend wearing a thick top coat on top to give a smoother, glossier finish.

The creatrix behind Shimmer is Cindy, and you can read more about how she got started and her philosophy on lacquer here, but I really love how she names her polishes after someone in her life that is important to her. It is an excellent way to acknowledge someone’s impact on your life. Per her website, she recommends two to three coats on her polishes for a “foil-like” finish. She has a good amount of stock and is available via Etsy, and the first is certainly something I look for in indie brands!

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Shimmer Linna Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

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I loved that the consistency wasn't too thick, so it wasn't problematic to apply the glitter, and even though it wasn't thick, it still spread evenly and easily.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Etsy, $12.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

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12 thoughts on “Shimmer Linna Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love rgb glitter polishes! I wish these were more widely available though.

  2. Oh I love what you have done here!

  3. Sara

    It looks very similar to China Glaze Atlantis, perhaps more emerald green than the teal green that Atlantis has and Linna has larger multicolored glitter than Atlantis. That’s one of my favorite glitter polishes!

  4. Maggie

    hmm, why all of the leave its? i love it…going to get it asap.

  5. Thank you for the beautiful review! I’m flattered that you like it!

  6. SO awesome over that green!! :D You keep talking about all these new indie polish brands and I am getting sooo curious!

  7. it is very pretty but i wish it was an opaque glitter

  8. CuriousCreature

    I don’t understand the leave its either. Indie brands are where the buzz is and the source of stunning creativity. Purchasing through the Etsy website is easy. This particular brand is well known and proven. There is a world outside of Essie, OPI and China Glaze.

  9. VickyM

    This nail polish is super pretty, over a similarly colored blue or turquoise base this would be awesome.

  10. There’s A decent sinful colors dupe for this. Its a bit greener and no red but very similar!

  11. Not sure why so many people chose to “leave it” – I would own every single Shimmer Polish if I could! They are amazing and 3 coats truly does give opaque glitter.