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November 12th, 2011

Snowman Holiday Glitter Nail Polishes

Here are four of the Snowman glitters from the holiday 2011 collection.  I can’t get enough glitter!

 

The green and the purple glitters have a colored base which allows them to be layered up to opacity.  I used three coats each.  By contrast, the rainbow multicolored glitter has a clear base, so it’s meant for layering.  I can’t wait to try it over black.  Lastly, the fuchsia polish is a jelly with more of a microglitter inside.  Since it dries with texture I would recommend using a topcoat for more gloss.

 

~ Allison ~

November 12th, 2011

Revlon 2011 Holiday Nail Polishes – Glitz and Glam, Mistletoe

I was attracted by two lacquers from the Revlon Top Speed Holiday collection.

Glitz & Glam is a rose and silver glitter in a red base.  Three coats will give you complete, streak-free coverage.

And here’s how Glitz and Glam looks compared with OPI DS Bold (pictured on nails).  While they share similarities they are not exact dupes.  G&G is slightly darker/less pink, with finer glitter.   I actually preferred the formula on the Revlon, as well.

And Mistletoe is a grown-up blackened golden olive foil.  This is three coats as well.

Mistletoe doesn’t really scream “holiday” to me, but I think it’s a lovely color for fall/winter wear.  Glitz and Glam is definitely more party-ready!

 

~ Allison ~

 

October 19th, 2011

OPI Muppets Nail Polish Collection Holiday 2011

I don’t know about you but I grew up watching the Muppets, so I was pleased and intrigued to hear that OPI was doing a holiday collection in our favorite puppets’ honor!  The collection consists of 12 shades and I ended up buying 4 of them from my local beauty supply store.  Here are my swatches and reviews.

Warm & Fozzie

This copper foil has a titch of duochrome that emerges in certain lights.  This is gorgeous, the perfect fall color and festive enough for the holidays too.

 

Designer, De Better!

This reminds me of ORLY Rage if it were reversed – instead of copper with silver flecks, silver with copper flecks.  The copper serves to warm up the silver foil.  Quite a wearable shade.

 

Pepe’s Purple Passion

Pepe’s is a vampy purplish creme that leans towards jelly, as it is somewhat sheer.  You can see the flake-like shimmer throughout.  This style of shimmer reminds me of Revlon’s Fizz nail polishes.  Very pretty, a nice twist on the classic vampy burgundy nail.

 

Excuse Moi!

And now for my favorite.  Excuse Moi! is a bright vibrant pink jelly base brimming with pink, and some blue and green glitter.  Due to the pink base you can build it up on its own or use it for layering.  Here I painted two coats over Designer, De Better!

 

 

Will you be choosing any of these polishes for your holiday looks?

 

~ Allison ~