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Do You Prefer Your Nail Polish With or Without Shimmer?

I'm not sure why, but I am much more inclined to put a shimmery polish on my toes than on my nails. There's something distracting about having luminosity on my fingertips that deters me every time I'm about to give myself a manicure. Do you have a strong preference toward plain or glittery nail varnishes?


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keiraz keiraz 8 years
just like elephantheart, a matte coat or two then a shiny transparent one on them
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
shimmer is tacky
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
shimmer is tacky
starbright14 starbright14 8 years
I love love the look of a creme polish.... so classic.
Killthesmiley Killthesmiley 8 years
I like them both equallyps: The red polish isn't matte it's a shimmer
Killthesmiley Killthesmiley 8 years
I like them both equally ps: The red polish isn't matte it's a shimmer
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 8 years
Not into the glitter but I like a little shimmer.
GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 8 years
I prefer a creme nailpolish. I'm not much for shimmer, glitter, metallic, or pearlescent polish. Occasionally I'll don something with a very faint pearl or shimmer, but usually I just stick to creme.
oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 8 years
I like sparkles, it ups the glam factor for me. I usually go with subtle shades though.
rgrl rgrl 8 years
I like the matte polish. I sometimes like shimmer, but I completely hate the ones with sparkle in them. They are so hard to remove, glitter gets everywhere, and they don't even look that good. So I never use the glitter polish.
salex1230 salex1230 8 years
I like SHIMMER in my polish, but NO glitter! BIG difference!!!
Pets Pets 8 years
I loooooove shimmery nail polishes but not ones with glitter in them!
mischo-beauty mischo-beauty 8 years
Depends on my mood/occasion/event....
vmruby vmruby 8 years
absolutely no glitter for me.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
absolutely no glitter for me.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I don't like glitter but a little glossiness is fine.
Anabellatc Anabellatc 8 years
I don't like the glitter (as pictured) 3 yrd old niece loves it though! haha But i like both a lil shimmer and matte colors equally...
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I like sparkly but not glitter, like the pic!
lightheaded lightheaded 8 years
Sometimes shimmer is okay... I like matte the best.... glitter is gross though and makes me feel 12 years old.
thalltrac thalltrac 8 years
I have a glitter top coat from OPI that I wear alone on my fingernails, it's not too much, just enough. Toes are always red, no glitter or shimmer. :)
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
Matte. Classic.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
Matte. Classic.
pureperfection pureperfection 8 years
im with the rest. hate the glittery stuff on my nails. they are so yesterday.
Leony Leony 8 years
No glitter as well here.
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