Thursday, December 27, 2012

Smitten Polish Holiday 2012 Swatch and Review

Hello!!
Hope you are recovering from a wonderful holiday, and looking forward to New Years. I have some gorgeous Smitten Polish from the Holiday Collection up today and one from Halloween. See her beautiful blog or facebook for info and swatches. Shop her Etsy store for these and other lovelies :)

 From the Etsy description: "Frost Fairies - My favorite, and probably the most difficult to photograph. This is a semi-sheer white jelly base with blue and aqua shimmer."
I used 3 easy coats here. A beautiful clean but not boring polish!



 From the Etsy description: "Merry and Bright - Inspired by Victorian Christmas cards, this is a muted berry jelly base packed with various sizes and shapes of copper and gold glitters."

 Beautiful. Application was ok, a little thick, but not troublesome. I've got 2 coats on here. All swatches have one coat of HK Girl top coat.



 From the Etsy description: "Spice Cake is several size of orange, gold and brown glitters suspended in an orangey base" This is actually from the Halloween Collection not the Holiday Collection.
 This one, as pretty as it is, and unique in it's color and glitter combo, was difficult to apply. I have found this happening before with Indie made highly pigmented jellies. I needed 3 coats to achieve a uniform coverage and it got a bit gloopy. Still worth it in my opinion, but not my favorite as far as application goes.



 From the Etsy description: "Adeste Fidelis - White jelly base with rose, pale green and coppery glitters. I was 12 years old the first time I saw Pavarotti on PBS singing Adeste Fidelis at Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal. That image has stuck with me my entire life, and the opulent interior of Notre Dame served as the inspiration for this combination of colors."
 So, this is not only my clear favorite of this post, it's one of my fave faves! It's just a perfect delicate mix of colors with a great ratio of medium glitters with smaller copper glitters. I used 3 coats (2 looked great too, but I know the macro and my lighting tend to need 3 coats with sheerer polish)


I couldn't resist showing you...that this polish matched my tree ornaments to perfection!! I bought the ornaments a few weeks ago and had no idea these would be so matchy-matchy until I got out the bag with the ornaments to put on the tree, and I was coincidentally wearing this polish! I loved this polish so much, I stopped swatching once this went on so I could have the pleasure of wearing it for a full 24hrs!! A rarity indeed :)

Have a great night everyone!!
~Victoria

*Products provided for review*








10 comments:

  1. That is fantastic that they match. I love those ornaments btw. Macy's?

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    1. Haha I was pretty giddy, glad someone appreciates it :D Actually, I got the ornaments for cheap at..uh...Walgreens I think :P

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  2. Oh my gosh! Adeste Fidelis is absolutely gorgeous - I hope she re-opens soon so I can snag a bottle!

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  3. I must say you should have a Q&A section! I am just wondering, and I do not mean to insult! Are your nails real? Do you paint them this many times just to test and then remove it or do you wear it for a few days? I read above you kept it on for a full 24 hours and that's rare. I find the more I use nail polish remover the more my nails break, split or are just weak.

    My last comment may come off as harsh but how can you review a nail polish with just a simple application? OR do you just review it for color, coverage and style? I am interested in the long run, I would love to hear which colors chipped, glitters got scratched off or lost color over a few days! Either way you have fantastic hands and I am a bit envious :)

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    1. Oh CarlyJo, I'm sure I couldn't keep up with a real Q&A :P But I'm happy to answer any question you have! Yes my nails are completely natural! And yes, for the most part I paint "swatches" to review based on application, formula, coverage but not wear time. It's a shame!! I'd like to be able to report on that aspect too, and would love to be able to wear and enjoy the ones I love more often.
      I have found the Zoya Remove to do a great job, and not be too damaging. I'm also mindful of washing off the remover with mild soap and water. And lastly, I soak my nails in (EV olive oil) as frequently as I can and find that has cut down on splits and breaks!
      I'm very happy to have you as a reader and appreciate your thoughts and compliment :D

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  4. Merry and Bright is Ah. Maz. Ing.

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  5. Wow!!! These nail polishes are so gorgeous! They all look so elegant and classy. They are perfect for any occasion.

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  6. Merry and Bright and Adeste Fidelis are both *amazeballs*!! I think these are my favourite Smitten polishes I've seen...ever! Frost Fairies reminds me of piCture pOlish White Wedding and Girly Bits January Morning. The shimmer and tone might be slightly different though.

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  7. They look lovely! The frost fairy looks so snowy I love that.

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  8. Adeste Fidelis and Merry and Bright are really amazing! :-)

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I read and appreciate each and every comment!! Thank you so much <3