lørdag den 22. december 2012

Well Nails Christmas Collection: Swatches and Review (picture heavy)

"Silent Night, Holy Night" - Christmas is descending fast on us all and I am in total stress mode - finished buying the last presents five hours ago and it is my birthday today which leaves very little time for blogging. BUT I have something awesome to show you today - the Christmas Collection from a Danish indie brand called Well Nails.

Charlotte, the creative genius behind Well Nails is a huge  How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) fan and she names her polishes accordingly. Previous polishes have names like "Happy Slapsgiving", "Drunken Nights at MacLaren's" and "Did You Just Mosby Me?"

And this collection is no different which fans of the series will recognise.
The polishes are glitter bombs divided in layering glitters and glitters with coloured bases.

Rock in the New Year
Layering polish filled with golden, copper, holographic blue, purple and black hex glitter in various sizes and black and blue bar glitter.

This is two layers over nails inc. hampstead gardens. The glitters glided on very smoothly, though I did need to dab here and there to get it this even.

This one dried really fast. You do need a liberal amount of top coat and put on two coats, or use a glitter tamer in order to avoid grittiness.

You Gotta Get Over that Grinch
A green crelly that starts off as if you need oodles of layers but turns out it covers in two layers. White matte hex glitter and shreds, holographic red hexes, red squares and bar glitter. Awesomeness in a bottle and my favourite!

Fast dry time and needs a liberal layer of top coat but the pay off is to die for. Very glossy indeed:

I've already worn this polish twice and I think I'll wear it on Christmas Eve as well.

Just look at it:

All I Wanted was an Easy Bake Oven
Another layering glitter, this one is red and gold, with holograpic gold as well - loads of different kinds and sizes.

Here it is layered over nails inc. emerald street - I had to slightly dab to get the kind of cover you see in the pics. 

Very christmassy indeed:

And as with the other layering polishes, a glitter tamer will be needed, or at least two liberal layers of top coat.

What's that Pitter-Patter on the Roof?
Milk chocolate brown base with red, holographic red and black hexes and golden micro glitter.

This one has taken me by surprise. The greens, blues and layering glitter bombs are obvious winners in my book, but I think this one is so gorgeous and I usually don't go for these colours - I mean, there is light brown and red in this one!! I don't do those colours usually. So a very nice surprise indeed :D

This is two coats as with the rest of the coloured polishes.
Of course good amounts of top coat is needed with this one, and as with the Grinch it is VERY glossy

Christmassy Winter Wonderland
Sky blue base with white matte glitter in different shapes and sizes - and some are holographic as well. 

It is uncanny how much this makes me think of Danish winter landscapes when snow has descended on us in cascades and then suddenly it is over and sun breaks through for an hour or so. The sky here is THAT blue!!

I really, really love this one!!

The North Pole is a Real Place
This is a very delicate polish, almost too delicate for me. Iridescent white base with white matte and holographic glitter - and it GLOWS IN THE DARK!!!

I have layered it over a-england Iseult which makes it look very delicate and like snow has fallen on my nails...

- and in the dark it glows BLUE!! Unfortunately my camera won't let me catch the wonderful glow but I can say it lit up my bedroom and was still "active" when I woke up the morning after!!

And finally:
I'm Gonna Have Christmas Alone in the Dark
Green, red and golden glitter. Hexes, shreds, micro glitter - and Glow!! This one is green!!

Here it is layered over nails inc. floral street, a stark white polish, and as you can see the GitD pigment gives it a slight tint - which I really like.

With fear of repeating myself: Glitter tamer and top coat would be good for this polish ;)

 This picture do not do the glow-in-the-dark any favours but by a freak accident I caught a little bit of the awesome green that lights up your entire bedroom when it has been "charged":

There is not one of these polishes that have disappointed me - just the opposite. They all apply smoothly and are easy to work with. I have had some lovely surprises that has made me adore colours I normally would only have had a shrug left for.

If you want to see how ahmazing "The North Pole is a Real Place" and "I'm Gonna have a Lonely Christmas in the Dark" are when they glow in the dark, you can check out Charlotte's own pictures of them on her blog: wellnails.dk - go to the photo tab and be amazed by the gorgeousness of them.

You can buy Well Nails here, they retail between 10$ and 12 $. You can follow her on Facebook and check out her blog for news and early pictures of new releases. 

Disclaimer: These polishes were bought by me for review purposes.

6 kommentarer:

  1. These are all very cute...I was scrolling down trying to pick a favorite, but there is no way that's gonna happen :D

    1. I know Jenna, that's how I was feeling after I'd swatched them all. But the Grinch just flips my switches for some reason :D

  2. The North Pole is a real Place is in my coll. too - now I regret that Christmassy Winter Wonderland isn't too LOL

    1. Christmassy is one that will be adorning my nails again before the year is over, I really enjoyed wearing it!

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