Beyond the Mistletoe
Beyond the Mistletoe
For close up swatch photos with bottles and reviews please read on after the jump!
Holiday Splendor - 2 coats, in direct sun
Holiday Splendor - 2 coats, in the shade
Candy Cane - 3 coats, in direct sun
Candy Cane - 3 coats, in the shade
Gingerbread - 3 coats, in direct sun
Gingerbread - 3 coats, in the shade
Gingerbread is a blend of gold glitters laced with flashes of amber, violet, and citrus green. The effect is similar to that of a holographic glitter except it flashes those specific colors instead. So cool! Lighting plays a dramatic role in how this polish appears like the rest of the polishes in the collection. Bronze tones are more apparent in the sun while yellow gold sparkles in the shade. *Update: Gingerbread = Funky Fingers Golden Coast.
Beyond the Mistletoe - 3 coats, in direct sun
Beyond the Mistletoe - 3 coats, in the shade
Sugarplum Fairy - 3 coats, in direct sun
Sugarplum Fairy - 3 coats, in the shade
Jingle Jangle - 3 coats, in direct sun
Jingle Jangle - 3 coats, in the shade
Jingle Jangle is a blend of lavender, light blue, and periwinkle glitters. There is also a little bit of green glitter sprinkled in. Different colors become more pronounced depending on the light, blue shining in the sun and lavender lighting up in the shade. It has an almost silvery quality indoors. Jingle Jangle was the polish I was most excited about when I initially saw this collection and it did not disappoint. This is super duper pretty. Super. Duper. Pretty.
The formula on all the polishes was nice. Holiday Splendor was a bit thick, though it's nothing a little thinner couldn't easily fix. I have a feeling it's because Holiday Splendor is the only polish in the collection which has a vibrantly colored base. Application was easy and dry time was super fast. Most of the time my pinky was dry by the time I got to my thumb. Some polishes dried more sparkly than others but none were super gritty. No ruthless top coat gobblers here. They got smooth and glossy easily with my favorite glitter smoothing combo.
Removal was not fun. Is it ever fun though? I strongly suggest using this tip and the foil method. The glitter likes to stick around so I recommend using a gentle soap with a nice lather after polish removal. I love Dr. Bronner's soaps and their lathery goodness really helps wash away glitter that gets stuck here and there.
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