doesn’t really show up on camera but there are gold flecks in this,
it’s not just pale teal. I would have liked it more if it was just pale teal, though it does look beautiful,
all the same. Unfortunately, after the first day it started to flake off, mostly at
the tips. I thought that this problem may be solved with a top coat, so I applied another coat of 247 to cover the damage and then…
caught on stuff and torn off without a protective topcoat, so I added a coat of
Barry M’s Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener on top. Tip wear is
very minor after three days. This combo made me feel very Snow Queen
and got a LOT of compliments.
For my work party I decided to wear gold and red, and I thought Revlon’s
‘Gold Coin’ would go nicely. But it wasn’t sparkly enough for my mood so I dug out this bronze
glitter from a Colour Unlimited gift set that came out last Christmas. I wasn’t sure the combination would work but I love it! After two days there was a fair bit of tip wear but no chipping.
This is AMAZING. It looks like you’ve packed glitter onto your nails
but has a kind of muted shine. I didn’t put top coat on as I thought it
would chip easily and wanted to test that, but I wore it for several days and it didn’t chip at all, though there was a little
tip wear. It feels gritty, but I quite like that effect, so I’ll
probably continue not to bother with a top coat in future. It’s such a bargain too! I’d never tried a 2true polish before I saw this review at Do Not Refreeze and decided to buy ‘Naomi’ but I will definitely look at the stand in future!
Finally, I chose green for Christmas and Boxing Day (and several days after, because I loved this so much I couldn’t bear to take it off!). This is very pretty, and I admired my nails a lot, but it chipped on my
left index fingernail after less than one day of wear. It’s also quite
thick, thanks to the matte texture, I think, and difficult to apply
smoothly. In the end though, the result is worth it, if a little lumpy, and I found that I liked it more after the first couple of days, when it stopped looking as matte.
I’m really pleased with how all my Christmassy nails came out. I will definitely be repeating these combos in future! Did you paint your nails to celebrate the season? Try any festive nail art?