Here's a little information about St. Nicholas Day from the St. Nicholas Center,
"In many places, St. Nicholas is the main gift giver. His feast day, St. Nicholas Day, is December 6, which falls early in the Advent season. Some places he arrives in the middle of November and moves about the countryside, visiting schools and homes to find out if children have been good. Other places he comes in the night and finds carrots and hay for his horse or donkey along with children's wish lists. Small treats are left in shoes or stockings so the children will know he has come.
For more information about how countries around the world celebrate St. Nicholas Day, check out the Around the World page from the St. Nicholas Center - Discovering the Truth about Santa Claus.
So, there's my inspiration for St. Nick's Sweet Treats, the next polish in the Holiday Limited Edition collection! Each bottle will be numbered, and only 10 will go up for sale. A few others will be made for giveaways and gifts, but the majority of them will be up for sale tonight at 9:00 pm est.
St. Nick's Sweet Treats is a clear based polish with silver micro-flakies, glitters predominantly in gold, red, and white, with extra bits of color splashed in. The red and white represent St. Nicholas while the gold represents the coins he would leave behind. The white rectangles, red hearts, and other smaller multi-colored glitters represent gifts and sweets he would leave in children's shoes. Lastly, the white moon celebrates the fact that he comes over night to leave fun surprises for children who have been good.
This is a glitter bomb to the max. It definitely required the dab method and some extra topcoat to smooth it down. Here, I've used one heavy coat on top of KBShimmer's Every Nook and Cranberry with a coat of Lynnderella Glitter Tamer and a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
Dry time was pretty quick, but I attribute that to wearing a matte polish as undies. The shaped glitters can be a little difficult to get out of the bottle, so I suggest flipping it upside down for a bit before you use it.
Above, I've worn it over a bright red, but I think it looks better over darker colors. Check out this gorgeous swatch by Amy from atlcatsmeow. She's used St. Nick's Sweet Treats over OCC Isherwood.
St. Nick's Sweet Treats will be out tonight at my store here at 9 pm est. I promise I won't be late this time!!! :) Grab one while you can! Happy St. Nicholas Day!! Also, stay tuned this weekend for a LONG overdue giveaway announcement... I promise, though, it'll be worth the wait!