I have half of Grace-full Nail Polish's Christmas Collection to show you today - this post will concentrate on the metallics and jelly tints. These provide a fun opportunity for seasonal flash and nail art. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for swatch and review*
Christmas Green is a dark forest green jelly - perfect Christmas tree shade! I am showing it here in four thin coats, but two-to-three would do. It is not streaky at all. It does remain a bit softer than most shades from the brand, so you want to use drying drops and quick-dry top coat. I'll show it in some nail art below! It is packaged in a large-sized mini bottle.
Christmas Red is a lovely maroon jelly, shown here in four thin coats. The formula is similar to Christmas Green. I adore the squishy depth of this one! It is also in a large mini bottle.
Christmas Rose is a brilliant pale rose metallic linear holo with copper flecks. I wore it in three thin coats, but two would do. Wonderful, quick-drying formula! This is a great option for a strong holo that still has some interesting elements going on.
Finally we have Silver and Gold. This is a scattered holo with silver and gold flakes, opaque in two to three thin coats, though you could also use it as a dense topper. This is a mega-metallic foil finish. I would say it looked like hammered silver on my nails. It was more involved to remove than a regular polish, but not at all as hard as I expected. Great formula and the flakes spread well. This polish was the one designed to go with the green and red tint jellies, so I will show you some nail art next.
I am not great at nail art and have pretty shaky hands, but I thought the cheerful metallics, green, and red were begging to make simple Christmas trees together! I taped off triangles on my nails using regular office tape and painted on the green. Next I removed the tape and added a red dot with a large dotting tool to accent the tree. Then I imitated tinsel wrap around the tree (the kind I had as a kid in the '70s and '80s) with Christmas Rose, which I brushed on with one of my flat cleanup brushes. It was very fast, easy, and is a good option for someone with hand tremors like me.
Hope you see some things you like here! Grace-full Nail Polish is on her break right now for Aussie customers but will reopen on Boxing Day (December 26). Ella Ann Cosmetics also has this collection and ships internationally. I'll be back really soon with the other four shades!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Lacquer is made in Tasmania by Theresa, the blogger behind It's All About the Polish. Check her out for amazing finishes and high-quality formulas.
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