ANYWAY! Here is Deborah Lippmann Careless Whisper, which I saw on The Beauty Look Book and decided I must try. I swatched the tester on one nail at Nordstrom, decided after about two minutes that I couldn't wait for their trend show in a few weeks to take it home with me, and bought it on the spot. I put it on the next day and have just been loving it since!
I don't know how to describe the color... peachy-pinky-champagney-beigey-goodness? The shimmer is delicate but clearly visible, not at all "hidden," but neither is it frosty or streaky at all. These pictures were taken after two days of wear - as you can see, there is slight tip wear but no chipping. If you can stomach my dry cuticles, I encourage you to click the second image to view full-size so you can see the shimmer! I was able to achieve opaque coverage in three thin coats, but if you prefer, I think two thick coats would have the same effect. As with most Deborah Lippmann polishes I've tried, Careless Whisper was super smooth and easy to apply.
I have to say that I think this is a polish that looks more flattering on me in real life than in the pictures. It's a bit of a chameleon, looking like my skin tone (as it does above) in some lighting situations and looking like a girly pink or a pale rose-gold in others. When I look at my hands, I want to breathe out a little "squee!" at how elegant and pretty my nails look, despite my preference for keeping them at a longer length than this. Love it!