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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 - Winter Holly

Hey Ladies

Apologies for my sporadic posts, my working hours have become really random and unfortunately this is something that will not change anytime soon so I'm having to fit blogging in when I can. I also caught a nasty tummy bug over the weekend, one of the many occupational hazards I face on a daily basis, and was completely wiped out on Monday! Luckily it's only a short-lived virus so will be back to work tomorrow after my 48hrs quarantine lol!

Anyway today I would like to share with you Winter Holly from China Glaze's Christmas collection, Holiday Joy. This polish is a bit like marmite, you'll either love it or hate it. Consisting mainly of very fine dark green forest glitter with a helping of fine gold and holo glitter this polish dries to almost a matte gritty finish, which will not be to everyone's liking. The matte finish in my opinion takes away the sparkle which you see in the bottle and leaves a mani that in certain lighting looks dark and murky. The formula is good though and the densely packed glitter means you only need about 2 generous coats for complete coverage.

Ok so in the images above the polish doesn't look too bad and I guess it does kind of grow on you but I definitely prefer Winter Holly with two generous layers of topcoat. Do you agree?
Out of focus shot so you can see the sparkle
Bonus Pic!
Have you got this polish? What are your thoughts?


  1. So nice to see you here - I missed you!!! I love both options, this is like two polishes in one bottle ;-)

  2. Ooh my this is lovely! I like both, but I prefer it glossy and shiny :)

  3. I'm glad to know you're feeling better.
    I love this polish, specially with the generous coats of topcoat.
    My mom is wearing it right now and feeling deeply in love with it. lol

  4. Green and gold are a fantastic glitter combination. I love it with the top coat. I'm all about the shine! :)