This week on the blog is going to be about winter collections and today I'm highlighting Emerald & Ash's Holiday 2013 Collection. This collection consists of five polishes (and a special bonus!) and I have four to show you today, two of which are from the Winter Nights collection.
Base and top coat used: essie First Base and Glisten & Glow HK Girl
First, I'm going to apologize right off the bat because this first polish was a gift with purchase during their Cyber Monday sale. :( It's called Yule Log and it's gorgeous! I'm really digging brown/bronze polish lately and the shimmer in this makes it glow. Formula was great and it was opaque in two coats.
Next, we have Regenbogen-Baum, which is German for rainbow tree - the name for this polish derives from the rainbow tree that Ashley and Nate put up every year. It's not exactly a traditional Christmas colour but I still love it. The milky white base suspends the glitter perfectly and because the glitter is so small, it dries smooth. This one required three coats.
Next, we have the two polishes from the Winter Nights collection. These were named after winter phenomenon and I think the names fit perfectly.
First up, we have black ice (the most dreaded of all winter road conditions) which is a gunmetal metallic with subtle holographic sparkle. This was nicely pigmented and took two coats.
Finally, we have Impending Snow which is named for the colour the sky turns before a big snow storm. This is a nice, delicate colour with gorgeous shimmer. It is on the sheer side so this took three coats.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite?
Emerald & Ash