China Glaze Just Be-Claws is another stunning shade from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection. (They’re really on a roll for this Christmas collection!)
If you liked the way OPI Underneath the Mistletoe looked, I think you’ll probably also adore China Glaze Just Be-Claws.
While they’re very different polishes (and you can certainly justify owning both), what makes them like cousins instead of sisters is how the glitter looks so sparkly, as though you’re gazing upon treasures at the bottom of the ocean.
This jewel-toned red is very luxurious, and I really loved wearing it!
Now that December is here, I’m getting more into the festive spirit with red nail polishes.
Well, I’ve worn several already, but I decided to blog about them this month, so it’s more timely. You can expect more holiday shades coming soon!
Are you getting your home all ready for the holidays? Or are you planning to pack your bags and head somewhere to visit family and friends?
I’ll be visiting my mom during the Christmas week, and I’ve taken time off work so that we can do more things during the day.
Since I usually just visit her once a week, it’s nice that I’ll be able to spend a longer time and consecutive days with her.
In today’s post, I’m showcasing China Glaze Elfin’ Around from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection, which is an interesting twist on the typical Christmas reds on the market during this time of year. It’s actually a reddish orange, but it can read red when you look at it solo and in some lighting conditions. (When I review traditional reds later this week, you’ll really be able to see the difference!)
Being a green lover, I was very excited to try out China Glaze This Is Tree-mendous from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection. The fact that it was also full of fine glitter was like the icing on the cake.
When I wore this, it was almost like I had green tinsel on my nails because no matter where I was, I could see them twinkle.
This is a very festive look, but I’d wear it again any time of year, not just around the holidays.
If it were a darker green, I think I’d fall more in love with it, but it’s still pretty, and I had lots of fun wearing it!
OPI Underneath the Mistletoe from the Mariah Carey Holiday Collection was the colour I was the most excited to try from the set. It didn’t disappoint!
There’s a depth to this polish that doesn’t quite translate as well in photographs, but it’s clearly evident in real life.
The red base is translucent, which allows the glitter to peek through in a way that’s like looking into water and seeing something shiny sparkling at you.
If there’s just one nail polish from the Mariah Carey Holiday Collection, I highly recommend you get OPI Underneath the Mistletoe!
You know what? I’ve never kissed anyone under the mistletoe, mainly because nobody I know actually follows the tradition of hanging it.
When I was in elementary school, one of my friends’ parents used to put mistletoe in their hallway, and when they invited me over for a party, I tried to convince my friend to invite the cute guy in class. (I had not-so-secret plans to get him to stand under the mistletoe while I was there. Hehe, but she was too shy to invite him, so my kiss at that party never happened.)
I think that hanging mistletoe is such a romantic tradition, don’t you?
I have a soft spot for holographic polishes. There’s no such thing as being over-the-top when it comes to them. In fact, the louder they ‘roar’, the more I become like a moth, attracted to the light.
a-england is a brand that’s fairly new to me, so I don’t have many polishes by them. However, I’ve always heard nailphiles rave about them, so I knew they were the real deal!
One of the first shades I added to my stash was a-england Lady of the Lake, which is a rich holographic purple.
I wasn’t able to take any photos in the sunlight, but trust me when I say that you can see the rainbow. However, in my other photos in natural light and with my camera’s flash, you get to see its main personality – it’s awesome!
The China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection features a lot of festive shades to help dress your tips for the holidays.
In the Quick Look post I published a few days ago, I showed you the 6 shades from the collection that I’ll be reviewing in-depth.
The first one I just had to wear was China Glaze So Blue Without You.
It’s a vibrant blue with a foil-like metallic finish that really lights up your nails!
I’m excited (and a little nervous) to bring you this review on Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 because it has been quite a long time coming!
If you’ve done any research on nail polish online, you’ll no doubt have come across Scrangie, an awesome blogger who I’ve looked up to for years.
Before nail bloggers popped up everywhere, she was already swatching and reviewing lacquers. For this reason, I always consider her blog to be the Mother of All Nail Blogs. And I just can’t help having a Fan Girl Moment whenever she likes a photo on my Instagram…hehe!
She also has a wicked sense of self and style, which I respect and draw a lot of inspiration from. Plus she’s smart and knows how to crack a joke.
I have been very humbled each time she has supported me and my blogging journey, and she is one of the many incredible bloggers in our nail community that you really need to check out!
So when I caught wind that Scrangie would be collaborating with Rescue Beauty Lounge for a second colour (yes, I also have the first one she came out with - reviewed it back in 2011), I just knew I’d buy it.
I didn’t care if she called it “Poopie Canoopie” or “Waka-laka-ding-dong” – I’d get it because I support her, what her blog stands for, and how well she’s representing the nail community! (It’s like icing on the cake that Rescue Beauty Lounge creates top-notch nail-polish formulas!)
So…although I can’t fully do justice to her intricate nail-polish creation, here it goes! *Takes a deep breath* *Doesn’t bite fingernails*