Welcome, new readers! Just so you know, you can Follow my blog with Bloglovin now as well as with GFC! Glad to have you aboard! Tonight, I'm going to show you swatches of the polishes from the first prize of the Happy Holidays giveaway (click the linky link to get to the Rafflecopter for entry). I only had 1 snowman, so I didn't get to swatch it, but I was able to swatch the rest, though. Here is prize pack one.
First up is Girly Bits Eggnogaholic. Pam from Girly Bits was so super sweet because she gave me full sizes to give away to you guys when I only ordered minis! Isn't that awesome!?! Eggnogaholic is from Pam's winter/holiday line. It is a cream based polish with two different sizes of gold hexes. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this polish because I'm not usually into golds or creams, but this may be my favorite holiday polish in the giveaway. It's a jelly, so you'll need to really build it up for full coverage. This is four coats by itself.
The glitters spread evenly and came out of the bottle with ease. The first two coats were a bit streaky, but that could be easily remedied by adding more coats or wearing it over some undies.
Next, let's take a look at a polish I made called All I Want for Christmas... AIWfC is a clear based polish with micro iridescent and red matte glitters and fine green and white matte glitters. This builds up well in two coats, but would work well over undies.
You can see the iridescent shimmers much better in person, but this macro shot shows them a little. Click on the pic to make it larger.
The next polish we'll take a look at is Lynnderella Happy Holodaze! Happy Holodaze is a clear based polish with hexes, squares, and bars in green, red, silver, and gold. This is one coat over Ozotic 517, which is a pale green linear holo, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On on the accent nail. I applied it using the dab method.
Happy Holodaze does have some squares with reflective curling. I promise you, though, that all of the polishes laid flat on my nails. If that's something you don't like, then you'd probably want to pass on this prize pack.
Last, but certainly not least, is Color Club Ho Ho Holly, which is a green foil with a bold gold shimmer. This is the scented version from Sally's, so it smells a little like a Christmas tree. The application on all of the Winter Affair Color Club polishes was fantastic. Most only really need one coat, but I used two for the photos. Be careful, though, of getting any on your cuticles as it will stain a little. However, this polish is easy to apply and doesn't flood your cuticles unless you're going fast or not paying attention.
What do you think of prize one? You can purchase Girly Bits here, here, here, here, and here. You can purchase Lynnderella here. I purchased the snowman and Color Club at Sally's Beauty Supply. My polishes are made with 3 free materials, and I don't test on animals. All polishes made by me are limited in nature, may have batch variations, and are not for sale.
I'm off to do some snowflake nails, per popular request! Wish me luck at free-handing... It's definitely not my forte.