Friday, December 21, 2012

Green and Silver Holiday Combos

I still haven't put much of a dent in most of my holiday-themed polishes, and Christmas is almost here! This is Zoya- Twila layered over China Glaze- Icicle. This picture was taken without the flash in artificial lighting.
This picture was taken indoors with the flash. Twila is composed of tiny blue prismatic pieces of bar glitter as well as silver microglitter. It was released in Zoya's 2011 holiday collection, Gems and Jewels. These bar-glitter type polishes can be worn alone: I've tried before with Rina and Kissy and both of them required three coats for full coverage. I really enjoyed the layering with this though. I only used one coat. Twila almost made the silver in Icicle look like a light blue.  Very wintery! 

Here is China Glaze-Icicle without the flash. It is a gorgeous silver foil! It was released in China Glaze's  2011 holiday collection, Let it Snow. Icicle only needed two coats to look flawless.
The next combo is Sephora by OPI- Come to Pappa-razzi layered over Color Club- Ho Ho Holly. Come to Pappa-razzi is part of Sephora by OPI's recent Jewelry Topcoats collection. It is filled with small pieces of copper glitter and larger pieces of black and gold glitter. I applied two coats of this.
Color Club- Ho Ho Holly is part of the recently released holiday Winter Affair collection. There are two versions of this collection, the scented one exclusive to Sally Beauty Supply, and the regular one. I believe the names are all the same, and a couple of the colors differ. I purchased a set of the scented mini bottles from Sally's This is a green shimmer- some shimmer particles appear to be gold. I liked the smell of this. It was reminiscent of pine, but it wasn't overpowering. It was like a sweet pine- if that exists! Tis picture was taken indoors without the flash.