My first ever polish purchase on Etsy was at Chelsea's and I've been hooked on her polishes ever since. I always look forward to see what brilliant combinations she comes up with when she releases new colours or collections.
And 'tis the season to be jolly so in this post I'll take a look at two of her christmas colours. Out of the seven she has released I have five to show you, the other three will be in a post later this week.
First up is this lovely duo called Happy Holodays consisting of Ruby, a red linear holographic polish and Glitter Topper, a gorgeous red&green glitter meant for layering.
As many of you may know, red is not a favourite colour of mine. But Ruby's jewel tone is totally gorgeous and I couldn't help looking at it all the time. The holographic particles are subtle in it and though I love myself some holo this is actually quite fitting for Ruby.
The wonderful thing about this colour is you can build it's intensity. First layer is a lovely clear read but you get this wonderful deep jewel red tone as you apply second and third layer. The formula is nice and isn't gloopy but application can be tricky, I kept dragging the polish so I let it dry for 15 minutes between second and third layer. Drying time was average.
Happy Holodays Glitter Topper is shown here on top of Ruby and I think it looks awesome, these really suit each other and no wonder they are sold as a duo. This is two coats of the Glitter Topper.
The formula on this was very nice, with only minor gloopiness - no need for thinner. I had to use the dab method on the first layer to get this result since I thought the glitter I got on my brush was on the sparse side, but hey that is merely because I love A LOT of glitter. Dry time was average with this as well.
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I finished it off with a thick layer of Gelous and Dior Top Coat and it was perfectly smooth.
And of course you need to see it on top of other christmassy colours:
Silver: a-england Excalibur
Gold: YSL Manicure Couture Duo Belle de Nuit
Blue: Color Club Cold Metal
Green: China Glaze Jolly Holly
Be sure to check the blog later this week where I will be featuring these three shades: Everybody Loves Penguin, Love Always, Candy Cain and Xmas Wreath. Something to look forward to, eh?
Disclaimer: These polishes were purchased by me for review purposes.