Pretty & Polished- Happy Holodays Duo and Xmas Wreath review

Today I have some more beautiful Christmas colors to show you all!  If anyone looks at my stash list, you’ll probably be able to quickly guess some of my favorite brands.  Currently Pretty & Polished holds the title for my most numerous indie line- so I am extremely excited to show off 3 of the Christmas colors!    All of the new Christmas colors will be available for sale THIS FRIDAY (11/9) at Pretty & Polished’s Etsy store!

First up, I have the Happy Holodays Duo!  This set contains a beautiful berry colored polish filled with fine holographic glitter, and a stunning red and green glitter polish.

I really, really love this polish!  It’s a bit more vampy than my photos are showing- that’s always one of the downsides to taking photos outdoors to show off the holographic glitter!

Just look at that sparkle!  This is a very subdued holographic color- it’s not in your face and flashy, but very subtle and adds a beautiful sparkle to a beautiful holiday color.

The application on this polish was wonderful, as I’ve come to expect from Pretty & Polished.  This was almost a 1 coat color- there was just the tiniest hint of visible nail line with only 1 coat. Two coats makes for perfect coverage!  Everything went on smoothly and wonderfully.

Now for the second half of the duo!

The second half of the Happy Holodays Duo is a gorgeous glitter polish, filled with various sizes of red, green and lime glitter!

This color looks beautiful on top of the berry polish- it keeps with the holiday theme, but the berry red is a different enough shade from the glitter that the glitter doesn’t get lost on top of it.  It definitely should be noted that this polish also applied beautifully.  Sometimes, with glitter bombs, you have a lot of pulling issues- when you brush the polish on, it will drag from the back of the nail and clump more towards the front.  Of course that inevitably happened a little bit, but for the most part it was not an issue- one brush stroke, and the glitter was evenly dispersed on my nail.  No dabbing for placement needed!  These first two photos show 1 coat of glitter.

This photo shows off 2 coats of glitter.  As you can see, you can easily wear this half of the duo on it’s own for a full glitter bomb if you wanted!  The only place the base color was peaking through was around the bottom edges.

Last but not least, is Xmas Wreath!

This polish is a beautiful shimmering evergreen color filled with red and gold glitter and green shreds.

These photos show 2 coats of Xmas Wreath.  Application was great, with 2 coats you had a good amount of glitter peaking through and perfect coverage.  The base color of this one is a bit more opaque, so some of the glitters get a tiny bit covered up on the nail- particularly the shreds.  Which definitely adds to the ‘wreath’ feeling!

As I mentioned before, all of Pretty & Polished’s Christmas polishes, including these 3, will be on sale this Friday, 11/9, at her Etsy store!  There is a lot of beautiful colors being released this week- be sure to keep up to date on all of the recent additions and stock times by liking Pretty & Polished’s Facebook page, and by following her blog!

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review.










6 responses

  1. Samantha C.

    Beautiful colors and definitely very Christmas-ty feel 🙂 Thanks for the swatches.. I might snag a bottle or two myself from this collection.


    November 6, 2012 at 11:36 am

  2. anzele swartz

    They are sooo pretty ho,ho,ho

    November 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm

  3. Icequeen81

    so holiday like is really christmas ish

    November 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

  4. For these ones, yes. I know she has some non-red and green colors in her collection though.

    November 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

  5. These are gorgeous!!

    November 8, 2012 at 7:08 am

  6. LOVE that berry color.

    November 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

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