Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pretty and Polished Christmas 2012 Collection: Selected Swatches and Review

Hello everyone, are you ready for some new goodies from Pretty and Polished?  I know I am!

Left to Right: "Everybody loves Penguin", "Pretty As A Peacock", and "Love Always, Candy Cain". 

Chels over at Pretty and Polished has done it again, and she sent me 3 colors from her new collection to show you :) She is being showcased now on my sidebar (to the right) as my "Candy Shop of the Month" :)

If you want to know more about Pretty and Polished check out their BLOG, Facebook page, and Etsy store for the latest!

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"Everybody Loves Penguin"
 3 coats, no top coat

Bottle shot.

"Everybody Loves Penguins" is a white jelly base polish with large and medium black hexagon glitter and smaller yellow metallic glitter.  I love white based polishes  and I love the penguin colors and theme, perfect for the winter months! :)

The formula was super easy to work with, but I did not get as much glitter on the nail as I would have liked. I think this is due to the mini-bottle and how small the brush is compared to the size and weight of the glitter.  I did NOT fish out any glitter for this one, so what you see on my nail, is what I got when I brushed it on :)

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"Pretty As A Peacock"
 3 coats, no top coat

Bottle shot.

Sooo pretty! "Pretty As A Peacock" has a dark green base packed with purple, teal, green and blue glitters. This polish is so multi-faceted and colorful, how can you not love it!  This gave me no application issues., went on easily, and in 3 coats it was opaque. It does dry with a tiny bit of glitter texture, so 1 coat of top coat is necessary to make it super smooth and shiny. :)

Here are some pics of it in in-direct light...

I love the depth!

Nail shot.

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"Love Always, Candy Cain"
2 coats over color, no top coat

This is 2 coats of glitter, over China Glaze "Re-Fresh Mint".

"Love Always, Candy Cain", is a clear based polish with red and white hexagons, red and white hearts and smaller red and white's a holiday love fest !!!! I love pairing this color over the lighter green, it's gives you the minty flavor of the holidays...they're a comin! 

Bottle shot.

The glitter base was smooth and easy to apply, but I still had the same problems of applying the larger hexagons and the hearts with the smaller mini-brush. It was hard getting the larger glitter to stick and stay on the little mini-brush, I think they were too heavy :(  

Because the smaller glitter applied well, I don't think you would have any "glitter application" problems with a full sized bottle and brush.  

Here are some shots in in-direct light to showcase the glitter detail

YUM! After this manicure I just had to do another. I call it "Peppermint Bark"! :)

This is 2 coats of OPI "Get In The Expresso Lane", topped with 2 coats of glitter :)

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of chocolate, but when you pair it with PEPPERMINT (which I love), I'm all over it!

Again, check out Pretty and Polished on their BLOGFacebook page, and Etsy store for the latest and greatest!  Thanks to Chels for sending me these colors for review.  They are so cute and unique, good job!

Keep It Minty-Sweet!

*Product sent for review. 

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Gina (Prim and Polished) said...

Love these. I especially dig "Everybody Loves Penguins" Gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

These are all gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Rainbowify Me said...

Pretty as a Peacock is indeed pretty. I love that colour combo!