Oct 27, 2011

OPI's Shim-Merry chic

Hello my dears,

I wasn't able to get my hands on OPI's newly released Warm and Fozzie from the Muppets collection, so I decided to console myself with Shim-Merry chic, a metallic taupe-ish flakie polish that came out a few years ago I think.

This polish is complex to describe and my pictures don't really do it justice. I'd say it's a metallic golden taupe (but not a foil) with multicolored flakes in it. It's simply gorgeous! I didn't care for it much when I purchased it but boy am I happy I didn't get rid of it. I had it on the other day and got so many compliments. A few strangers even came up to me to ask me what polish I was wearing.

I applied 3 thin coats but you could easily get away with 2. For my topcoat I used Sèche Vite, which I shouldn't have because it made the polish shrink. Argghh Sèche, why do we have this love-hate relationship??

What do you think of this beauty? Have you tried it?


All pictures were taken in artificial lighting (natural light lightbulb) without flash. And yes, that is my shower curtain you can see in the backround :)


  1. I think it is really pretty. I like the sparkles in it.

  2. What base coat are you using? Did you try the technique I told you about-putting the Seche on thick and immediately on very wet polish? I rarely get shrinkage and love Seche

  3. @Fingers: I did try your technique and it does indeed work with certain colors. I just think that Sèche doesn't play well with certain colors. And for my basecoat, I believe I used OPI's Nail Envy... I love Sèche too but hate it just as much...

    @Cotton Candy: Thanks!

    @Nail Reflections: Have you tried it? I can only recommend it!