Monday, October 19, 2009

OPI Holiday Wishes: Shim-Merry Chic

Above: OPI's Shim-Merry Chic, outdoors in full sunlight.
Above: This picture was taken indoors with no flash in filtered sunlight coming through the window. It takes on a darker shade of bronze with less lighting.
Above & Below: These pictures were all taken outdoors in the sunlight and you can see that it's more of a golden bronze in brighter lighting.

Below: A close-up of the finish. This polish has small glitter as well as larger flakies, although the flakies are still relatively small, compared to something like the Nfu-Oh flakies.
Every year when OPI's Holiday Collection comes out, I am never disappointed. Holiday Wishes offers a wide range of colors and finishes, with only a few that I consider just average. Today is my first pick from the 12 shade offering and it's called Shim-Merry Chic. It's a golden bronze shimmer with multi-colored shimmer and glitter flakies. In darker lighting it appears almost as an olive bronze shade, while brighter lighting brings out a more burnished or antique gold look, bordering on bronze. Although it doesn't scream "Holidays" to me as much as a red or green shade would, it's actually a very nice hue for the Fall and Winter months. It has more than enough sparkle to definitely work during the Holidays, but I'm drawn to it because it's unlike anything else I have.

In other news, the rest of my shelves are ready for my polish storage project, so I'll be working on that again today. I want to get through swatching the rest of the Holiday Wishes, because that will clear off a section of my untried's, making room for more! Actually, I think the only polish I'm expecting right now is from my Sephora F & F order (code is FF2009 for 20% off if you didn't know that!). The only polish I ordered was Absinthe Makes The Heart by OPI for Sephora and the rest of my order was MUFE items. I just had to have that polish for the name alone, but it's actually an extremely pretty shade. How many of you caved and ordered from the F & F sale? What did you get or what are you planning on purchasing? I have a feeling I'll be placing another order before it ends.


  1. This is my favorite color for the Holiday Wishes collection. It is really a beautiful color!

  2. I love this one - will have to look out for it here.

  3. Stunning colour. Love it.


  4. I'm not 100% certain about this one - it has something of Charmed By A Snake about it that's stopping me from loving it. Hmmm.

  5. Looks great, especially the close up!

  6. I think this one looks perfect on you :)

  7. This is a pretty one. Since you said it's different from anything else you own I will order it. It's gorgeous on you. I'm reading about your order for Sephora when it finally hit me that the sale is finally on! I have to go to the doctor tonight so maybe I'll order later on. I'm definitely ordering some polishes and whatever else catches my fancy. I'm so screwed up on my dates!

  8. I'm on the fence with Shimmery-Chic. It looks nice on you. I'm just not sure how well it would look on me. I'm trying to cut down,and only buy what I feel for sure would look great. No, I didn't buy anything with the 20% off sale going on. Sounds like a sweet deal though.

  9. This colour looks lovely on you! I wore this one recently,and I love it.It's such a unique shade!

  10. I have managed not to cave on the Sephora F&F - I'm on a no-buy and have done pretty well! Haha, except for Halloween goodies. But I'm longing to get some of the OPI Holiday collection as well as the last few China Glaze Glitters and that Essie mint green!
    This is a pretty color, but I'm still on the fence about it. Because of that, I'll probably get it and love it.

  11. So, so pretty! I love golds, silvers and bronzes and the holiday collections just might kill me! Want. Very much.

  12. Cindy~glad to hear you like it! It's really different, but still very pretty.

    Grace~I like the unusual flakies and the shade is certainly different.

    Eliza~thanks :)

    Helen~you know, you're right about that! But the sparkle/flakies kind of divert your attention from that thought!

    Jessica~they all look more unique close-up! But it's pretty from a distance too, but obviously not quite as pretty as a close-up.

    AllYouDesire~thank you :)

    Lucy~glad I've influenced you to spend more money! I think I may place another Sephora order and try my firs Illamasqua polish.

    Velvet~that's a good idea to question "how will it look on me?". I should do that more often.

    Pinkginger~thank you, that's why I chose this one first, because it's so unique and such a different color.

    Nicole~the Essie mint one was a must for me too! This one is different, I think many people will question the shade, but it's different and nice.

    Mightly Lambchop~I've always liked bronze tones and the finish on this really adds to it.

  13. Oh OPI Shim- Merry Chic is so pretty! It reminds me of a lighter MAC Mercenary. :)