Friday, November 9, 2012

Pretty and Polished Holiday Selections

Good morning! Did you know that Pretty & Polished has stocked their holiday polish today? To help you decide which ones you need, I've got a few swatches for you!

So first up we have Everybody Loves Penguin. This one is really unique. It has a semi-opaque white jelly base with medium black and yellow hexes, plus gigantic black hexes. The glitters aren't super densely packed which makes for an interesting final effect. I was surprised to learn that this polish actually wasn't too difficult to apply! With the jellylike base and the large glitters, I expected it to be a nightmare, but it really wasn't. This is three coats.

The next two polishes are from the Happy Holodays Duo. This first one is just called the "glitter topper" and consists of small and medium size red and green glitters. The green glitters are kind of lime-y instead of the usual Christmas forest green, which I actually loved. The tone of the green really made this polish fun and youthful instead of too serious. This is two coats over white.

The second polish in the duo is called Ruby. A little darker than I've been able to capture here, Ruby is a rich red with holographic sparkle that dries smooth and flat. This is two coats alone.

Here it is in direct light. The jelly base gets lit up and lightens a bit, and of course the sparkle comes out in full force.

Finally, we have Love Always, Candy Cain. I have shown this glitter topper layered over Zoya Veruschka. It has micro, medium, and large red and white glitters, plus red and white hearts! It's really cute and festive. I did find myself having to dip the brush a couple of times to get the heart glitters to come out, but not so many times that it was aggravating or anything.

So what do you think? Which ones are you liking the most? I think I gotta give it to the Happy Holodays glitter topper, personally, but Everybody Loves Penguin is so unique, too...!

The Pretty and Polished Holiday line is for sale now at the P&P Etsy shop. You can also find Pretty and Polished on Facebook, where you can keep up with all the latest news from the brand!

The products in this post were provided to me for review.


  1. i love that first one! the ginormous hexes are super cool

  2. These are lovely, I love the last one.

  3. I love them all! Definitely need the penguin one though!

  4. Wow, these are really beautiful, true works of art, I really love the first style.

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  5. I love all of them but the best is Everybody loves penguin! So unique and cool :)

  6. Everybody Loves Penquin is gorgeous! I love the hex glitter in it, it looks super unique! All of the colors look great though ;-)

  7. I like Love Always, Candy Cain, it is so cute!


  9. I NEED the Holodays duo....NEED!

  10. This was gorgeous! I loved the milky one the best but all of them were great!

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  12. I absolutely love the Everybody Loves Penguin-- gray and yellow are absolutely one of my favorite color combinations. But I do wish the glitter was a bit more densely packed. These are all fun combos!


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