Saturday, 15 December 2012

Pretty & Polished Holiday Collection!

I took these swatch photos of part of the Pretty & Polished Holiday Collection forever ago and I totally forgot to post them, so as we get closer to Christmas I thought it would be a good time to show them off!

I had an opportunity to preorder the polishes from the collection that I liked, and bought about half the collection. So here they are!

This is Ruby, the first of the Happy Holodays Duo. It's a berry red scattered holographic polish with a jelly base. It's a really nice color and something I'd wear around the year. This is 2 coats. It covered beautifully and was a really impressive polish from an indie brand. So nice to see what the non-glitter indies are like!

This is the second of the Happy Holodays Duo, Glitter Topper. Its a mixture of red and green holographic hex glitters in a clear base. Its a really cute Christmas glitter that cold be layered over red, green, white, whatever to spice up any holiday manicure. This was 1 coat plus a little dab here and there to fill in bald spots.

Next up is Everybody Loves Penguin. Extra chunky black glitters and medium yellow glitters in a creamy jelly white base. I had to fish a bit for the extra large glitters, but other than that, this was my favorite of the bunch! Super interesting and fun. This was 3 coats.

Lastly, Love Always, Candy Cain. This is an assortment of micro, medium & large white and red hex glitters with white & red heart glitters as well! I've shown it here over Lime Crime Milky Ways. I had to fish less with this one. This is one coat dabbed on.

Overall this is the most fun I've seen in a Christmas Collection so far & I'm really glad I purchased these!

The Christmas Collection is no longer in stock, but lots of other Pretty & Polished pretties are in stock in her Etsy shop. You can also keep up with updates & new polishes on the Facebook page.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Fabulous Glitters From Jindie Nails!

I recently came across Jindie Nails on Etsy and I was totally wowed by some of her creations. They are really different from any other indie polish brand, so I had to pick up a couple!

I will show you the (first) 2 i bought (because I obviously now have more on the way!)

First up is Jindie Nails BeTrixed. It is blue & yellow micro glitters with pink & black small hex glitters in a clear base. It is pictured here over Lime Crime Milky Ways. I really love the combination of colors! It applied beautifully and one coat was all I needed to get this cute topper look. A coworker compared these nails to the look of a roadmap. Isn't she so right!?

And this is Jindie Nails Happy Dance. It is a combination of micro & small teal, pink and pastel purple hex glitters with micro, small & large red hex glitters in a white jelly-creme base. This is 2 coats of the polish and that's all you needed for full opacity! It applied like a dream for being so glitter packed. The color combination is unlike anything I've ever seen for a white based glitter polish so this one really excited me.

You can purchase Jindie Nails Polish on Etsy. Both polishes are currently in stock, so go get them!