NOTD – OPI Shim-Merry Chic

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 7 - 2010

Released as part of the Holiday Wishes 2009 collection (like SO last year sweetie!) I’m still rocking this one on my nails, clinging onto the last vestiges of Christmas before the total bleakness of pre-Spring sets in.  Wow, that was cheerful.

This is a beautiful bronzed shade flecked through with multi-coloured chunks of glitter of irregular sizes.

Application was Lipglossiping-friendly and it has so far lasted 6 days without a top coat.  Tip wear is moderate and it hasn’t chipped at all.  Removal? Don’t ask… I’m too scared to do it.  Perhaps I’ll just leave it on ’till next Christmas!

Did you buy any of the Holiday Wishes Collection shades? I really wanted Merry Midnight and Holiday Glow aswell but they were out of stock by the time I got round to buying :(


18 Responses to “NOTD – OPI Shim-Merry Chic”

  1. Claire says:

    That is gorgeous. I didn’t get round to buying any of the collection, money has been a bit tight recently. Must make up for it this year!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Makeupdivaa says:

    Pretty color and it does suit you alot. :-) xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. OoO. That looks beautiful on! I suspect this will be my next mani! Glad I picked this up! =)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. ndoodles says:

    That’s so pretty! I’d just leave it on forever :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Claire says:

    It looks lovely. I got Merry Midnight and it’s very pretty. I intend to wear it year round :-), It seems to last very well too, I put two coats on my toenails on Christmas Eve and it’s still there, hardly chipped.

    I managed to get the last bottle of China Glaze Emerald Sparkle in sally’s the other day though, so I think a pedicure is in order. I like thye idea of twinkling toenails hidden under two pairs of socks and my snow boots!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • @claire – Jealous of Merry Midnight! Some OPI’s last amazingly well on me too, but others chip off in a matter of hours. Emerald Sparkle is definitely on my list for next Christmas!

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Nicole says:

    This color does nothing for me. None of the swatches I’ve seen of it have interested me at all. I did pick up Ginger Bells though which I love, such a weird color lol!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. sizbelle says:

    no i din splurge on any nail items for months… as i have stock up quite a lot for the early of last yr.

    this color is more of a low profile glam for me.. prefer fine glitters one.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • @Sizbelle – You’re very restrained! I hated glitters until about a month ago when I gave them another go. Still hate the removal, but they’re so glam!

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. Dv says:

    I actually don’t like the combination of the bronze colour and the orangey-gold specks, I’d prefer just a bronze colour. The wearability – if that word made sense – seems really attractive though. Oh, I really wantttttt OPI polishes.. so badddd. ;)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. kelliegonzo says:

    ooooh this is one of my all time favorite OPIs :) gorrrrrrgeous!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • @Kelliegonzo – I really surprised myself how much I liked it, I got Holiday Glow on the way over from your shores too! Can’t wait – I don’t care that Christmas is over!

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Bring out the brights with Avon Speed Dry+

Avon’s popular Speed Dry+ range has recently undergone a revamp with a new formula and colour update.  I received a selection of shades* from the …

More NYX Eye Shadows - Swatches

My latest NYX eye shadow acquisitions for your viewing pleasure! Sparkle Cedar is a weird one, it really is as ‘gritty’ as it appears in …

Helena Rubinstein Stellars Showlights Lipstick

Hello my pretty! I discovered her hiding under a pile of soaps at my local T.K. Maxx… let me introduce you to “Bubble Pink” as …

Get Glitterized with Jinny Rainbow!

I’ve never been fully sold on tattoos, I love looking at the designs and I appreciate the work that goes into creating a successful piece …

Dangerous nail files, for when things get heated in the office...

The sky outside is slowly darkening, the tea lady was last seen leaving with the Kit Kats well over an hour ago and is showing …

Save the sad candle!

Remember when Clintons was all like “OH NOES, WE’RE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!”. Talk about crying wolf… (I’m joking!!!) But anyway, they marked down loads …

Inexpensive Beauty Find: TreacleMoon Lovely Mint Story

New for Summer, the already popular TreacleMoon lineup is expanding to include a new fragrance. Lovely Mint Story promises to be a cool, refreshing mint …

Spring releases from Too Faced? Innnnteresting! *strokes chin*

Browsing the Sephora website late at night is a dangerous pastime. I’ve talked before about how Too Faced is a brand that tends to skim …

The Lipstick League - 29/09/2014

Question of the Week: What’s the first beauty/makeup item that you remember coveting? Answer: I think it was a MAC Mineralize Skinfinish. God knows which …

China Glaze Towel Boy Toy NOTD

A ‘propah’ Summer bright!  I’m making the most of my shorter nails and digging all the shades I wouldn’t normally be able to wear so …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads