First of all, I occasionally get an urge to completely nubbify my nails. Usually after I've been growing them out as long as possible and they start to annoy me. I was a nail-biter for 21 years, so it's not surprising that I sometimes get the urge for nubbins. That being said I don't normally do much swatching on my nubbins because the pictures never turn out looking quite as pretty, but I wore my nails pretty short for all of the holidays between baking and cleaning and traveling, and that's when these photos are from.
First up is Let It Snow, a pearly white frost with tiny opalescent glitter. This one was a surprise favorite for me, perhaps due to the fact that I don't have anything like it in my collection. It's very pretty and feminine and a great palate cleanser in a season filled with dark and vibrant colors.
The fomula was a bit sheer, which I expected. I used three coats that dried with a few brushstrokes, but nothing too annoying.
Run, Run Rudolph is a bright medium red shimmer with red flakes. This one is right up my alley. I love red shimmers and the flakes just add character to a color we see all the time. Formula was perfect, two flawless coats for opacity. Even if these types of reds are very over-done (particularly at the holidays) I still can't get enough of them. It reminds me a bit of Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar, but Sugar Sugar is a bit darker in color.
The last shade in this collection was Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree is a black jelly filled with tiny red and green glitter as well as bigger red, green, and black glitter. This one is a fun polish for the holidays and the mani I wore for black Friday. The black base just seemed appropriate but I was too busy shopping and forgot to take a photograph of my mani!
I know I was really late with this collection, but I love both of these colors and will wear them all year long. Do you wear your holiday nail polishes after the season is over or leave them on the shelf til next year?
This collection is sadly no longer available at Nordstroms online, but it might still be around in stores.