Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Holidays Giveaway: Prize Two

Hello hello!  It's time to take a look at prize number two from my Happy Holidays Giveaway!  If you haven't entered yet, head on over here and fill out the rafflecopter form.  I have swatched all of the polishes from prize two except the snowman.  Here they are!

Let's start from right to left, shall we?  First up we have Color Club Berry & Bright, which is a beautiful red foil that applies amazingly.  Like I said yesterday, these Color Club polishes could all probably be one coaters.  I did two coats here for the photos.  

You can't really tell, but there is a super-micro-fine-crazysmall blue holographic shimmer sparsely dotted throughout this polish.  It's so complex!  It is scented as some sort of berry, but it isn't too strong.

Next up is Dollish Polish Be Sure to Drink Your Ovaltine.  BStDYO (mouthful much?!) is a green shimmer with fine green glitters.  This polish is very sheer, so you'll need at least three coats for full coverage.  It's a really pretty color, but nothing too unique.

Then, we have Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Santa Baby.  This polish is a white based polish with green shimmer, red, green, and iridescent hexes in various sizes, and white hearts.  The winner's bottle will be much nicer than the bottle I made for myself, which is pictured below.  It will still have the same glitter, just in a ratio that isn't quite so glitter bomb.  As it stands now, this polish is a hungry one that required a thick top coat.

Green shimmer - click on this one to enlarge it.

Here's a closeup so you can see the glitter mix and the iridescent hexes a little better.

Lastly, we have Dollish Polish You'll Shoot Yer Eye Out, Kid!, which is a clear based polish with white and iridescent hexes and huge white snowflake glitters.  The consistency on this guy is a little on the goopy side.  I haven't thinned it yet, but I'm sure it would be much easier to work with once thinned a little.  The snowflakes are a pain to get out of the bottle.  I stored mine upside down while I was working on the rest of my mani, and that didn't really help very much.  I resorted to fishing them out with my brush.  They're a bit heavy, so you need patience for this polish.

Here's a closeup of the iridescent glitters.  It really does look frosty and snowy.  Despite the application issues, I really like this polish! 

Oh, and a note on the snowmen prizes.  The white is a pearly iridescent white with purple and pink flashes.  The red is a red glitter a la China Glaze Ruby Pumps.  I only bought just enough for the giveaway since I had other comparable polishes, so I don't have any for myself to swatch.  Sorry!!

You can purchase Dollish Polish here, here, and here.  You can purchase this particular Color Club and the snowman at Sally's Beauty Supply.

Oh, and I was able to do my snowflake nails last night!  I'll probably have them on the blog closer to Christmas.  One hand looks Christmas and the other could pass for Hanukkah (I may add something to make it more Hanukkah like tonight).  They turned out pretty cute, even though my drawing skills leave a lot to be desired.  As a teaser, I used 13 polishes, including three that are in the giveaway!  Yes, you read that right.  13...  Hah!

What's your favorite polish with massive glitter shapes that are a pain in the butt to get out of the bottle?


  1. I love the Dollish Polish, You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid.

    May I ask what kind of thinner you use and where you get it? I have a a few older polishes that could stand some thinning. :)

  2. CHRISTMAS!(: These are all adorable! I love the shimmers in them xoxo