Friday, December 6, 2013

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

I had so many plans to do sooooo many things on the blog this week, but last weekend's orders have consumed pretty much all of my down time, which is why I'm writing this while at work...  Shhhh, don't tell.  And no, I'm not billing.  ;)  I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone who celebrates a Happy St. Nicholas Day!  A good friend of mine, Sara (from Born For a Storm), asked me to make a special polish to celebrate St. Nicholas Day, so that's what I did!  Yes, this is the same Sara who is also the inspiration behind the Once More with Feeling Collection.  ;)  Let's take a look at it below!

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.

Where St. Nicholas is prominent, his day, not Christmas, is the primary gift giving day.  Parties may be held on the eve, December 5th, and shoes or stockings left for St. Nicholas to fill during the night.  Children will find treats of small gifts, fruits or nuts, and special Nicholas candies and cookies.  St. Nicholas gifts are meant to be shared, not hoarded for oneself."

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!


  1. CLEARLY I AM A POLISH MAKING GENIUS. I loooooove this and I can't wait to wear it. Clearly, I will not be sharing and WILL be hoarding it for myself.

    1. I was already thinking about how I wouldn't fit in on St. Nicholas Day because I never share. MINE.

  2. Woot! "Sinterklaas" as we call him in Dutch! And that is one huge glitter bomb indeed!