Hey darlings. Merry Christmas! Hope you're having lovely holidays with your loved ones! I want to show you my Christmas mani. I don't really celebrate Christmas and I greatly dislike how they're washing out the magic of it with all the decorations and all in the end of November already, but I do a Christmas themed mani nevertheless. It's very simple, but I like it.
I wanted to make an impression of colourful lights in the silvery whiteness of snow. Sadly, Etos ruined the plans, being a very flat silver, so I put two coats of China Glaze Twinkle Lights over it, instead of just one, making it almost opaque. I still love how it turned out, I wanted a bright mani and I succeeded. Alas the pictures are less than good. They kill the playfulness of Twinkle Lights. It's a happy glitter, I love that so much. Simple, but colourful and not too much in your face. I love it so much more than I thought I will.
Pictures, as much I don't like them.
Sparkle check photo.
The base colour. I find it very flat and boring. Pity.
Like I said, you should see Twinkle Lights in person to really appreciate its beauty. I love it. It's a part of China Glaze Let It Snow collection for Holiday 2011, also a varnish I didn't plan to get at all. I'm happy I got it thanks to my awesome swap buddy. I also can't wait to layer it over red and green. Glittering Garland + Twinkle Lights = squee!!!
Etos 26 on the other hand was a bit disappointing. I also wanted a sparkly silver, so my expectations weren't met. It's a bit brush-stroky, but nothing major. Two coats for full coverage, application isn't difficult at all. Still, I need a sparkly silver!
Did you enjoy your Christmas/holiday celebration? Any suggestions on sparkly silver polish? Would be appreciated. :)
Thank you for reading, have a lovely Sunday!