Happy Cyber Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. We put our tree up yesterday - a little early but the kid was demanding it. :)
Today I have the Holiday Traditions collection from Splendor Nail Lacquer to share with you. Good timing too because you can still take advantage of their Cyber Monday sale!
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While this collection may seem simple, it is based on Leslee's holiday memories and family traditions.
* Descriptions from Splendor Nail Lacquer
** A note on the formula: they are all on the thin side so you will need to take care to avoid pooling at the cuticle.
Balsam "A dark forest green with a flash of shamrock shimmer. Every year my parents and I would take a day trek out to the family cabin in search of the perfect tree. It always had to be a balsam, we would carefully haul it out of the bush on a toboggan and make our way back to the city to decorate it."
I love this one so much. It's bright and glowy and just perfect and I wore it for over a week! Shown here is two coats of Balsam with top coat.
Bing "A cheery cherry red with fuchsia shimmer and gold holographic dust. Growing up my parents insisted on watching White Christmas every year. While I didn’t and still don’t have much of an appreciation for the movie hearing Bing Crosby singing Christmas Carols will also bring back fond memories for me."
This is another lovely polish - the perfect Christmas red! Shown here is two coats of Bing with top coat.
Popcorn Garland "A clear glitter topper with white squares and dots and pearl hexes. A great way to entertain the kids and decorate the tree. I recall several years of carefully stringing popcorn onto a thread, hardest part was not eating all of it."
I love red and white together (the Canadian in me?) so this combo was a no-brainer. Shown here is one dabbed coat of Popcorn Garland over Bing, with top coat.
Pudding Sauce "A soft shimmering pale caramel nude. Every family has some recipes that get handed down through the generations. In ours it is a steamed Carrot Pudding that is served with a delicious buttery caramel sauce. My Grandma was always the one who made the sauce and sadly after she passed we discovered that was a recipe know one knew and it wasn’t written down anywhere. Nearly 20 years later the Pudding Sauce still hasn’t been quite perfected but every year we tweak it until hopefully one day it is just right."
This is a tough one. Due to the metallic nature of the polish it is fairly streaky. That said, there is something about the tone of this one (a bit more brown leaning?) that I think would enable it to play well with most skin tones. Shown here is three coats of Pudding Sauce with top coat.
Tinsel "A linear holographic medium silver metallic. My Mother has an unnatural love and obsession with Tinsel. Not the kind neatly tied into garland but the stuff that comes in individual statically charged strings. Every year she would painstakingly hang those shimmering silver threads one by one until the tree glistened."
This is such a pretty silver. It's deeper than your typical silver holo - almost burnished - but still has that lovely holo shine. The holo isn't super strong but it perfectly mimics tinsel on a Christmas tree. Shown here is two coats of Tinsel with top coat.
Do you have a favourite holiday memory or tradition? For me, I LOVE opening stockings first thing Christmas morning. The kids were always allowed to open ours as soon as we got up, as long as we left the adults alone. :)
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