In an effort to boost my mood (and maybe even yours), I'll be posting little Christmas-y tidbits on ye olde blog(e?) this month ... and that means I'll be digging into some of my holiday polishes! :)
I actually wore this one on Tuesday when I went out to dinner with my parents and their friends. There were so many hot topics of discussion at dinner that evening that their friends failed to comment on my nails -- I'm usually the recipient of some good-natured ribbing concerning my choice of colors. After what I got for SpaRitual Solitude, I thought I might have to spend approximately one course of the meal defending this polish. As it turned out, I didn't have to!
Three coats with SV. Could've used four.
Sometimes I run across some polishes that make me wish I had a better camera, because these pictures do not show you the full extent of the sparkle ... which oddly enough, didn't bother me!
I needed three coats because of the deep teal jelly base. Although this dried fairly quickly, I went ahead and waited in between coats because I know how gummy jellies can get, and wanted to avoid bald patches. As you can see from my ring and pinky fingers, that did not exactly happen! To be safe, I would recommend four thin coats.
At first I was worried that the glass fleck glitter wouldn't blend with the base color and this polish wouldn't really look green on me. WRONG! For some reason, it just works and I am not going to complain. The glass fleck glitter is distributed quite evenly throughout the polish, so it's just a matter of getting your coats to your desired opacity. As with all jellies, the more coats you pile on, the deeper your color will be. Depending on your angle, the glass fleck goes from greenish gold to a light blue teal, which is ridiculously pretty.
I have no idea how this compares to China Glaze Glittering Garland or even Zoya Ivanka. However, I'm willing to bet that this Orly has a base color with more teal than the China Glaze, and I'm most likely way out of the field with the Zoya.
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is from last year's 'Tis the Season holiday collection from Orly. I bought my bottle earlier this year when it was on clearance at Sally's, thinking it would be a good swap item. Obviously it never made it to my swap box!; not too long after purchasing this bottle, I discovered this color was added to the core Orly line at Sally's. Sally's is my favorite place to get Orlys, since they sell them for $5.99 and have the best B2G1 deals! I might have said something about it before, but I love the core Orly line at Sally's much more than the core Orly line at Ulta. There's just more win to choose from. :)
This polish is not the only Christmas-y thing I've got in store for you today! No, I have some Christmas music. Sort of. GET EXCITED.
This time three years ago, my ex-roommate and I became huuuuuuge fans of the HBO drama "Big Love." We'd blown through the first two seasons via OnDemand in order to get caught up before the third one premiered, and it did not disappoint. When HBO released "A Juniper Creek Christmas" in December 2009 to promote the fourth season, I literally cannot think of any other phrase to adequately describe our excitement and amusement other than "we lost our shit." --But to be fair, if you were a slightly bigger fan of the Grants than the Henricksons, you would've, too.
Anyway, let's let (Prophet) Roman Grant make the introduction ...
You can go here to download this song as well as the other seven songs on the album. I have fond memories of my ex-roomie and me putting on "We Three Wives" and "Deck the Compound" and giggling so hard we could barely breathe (this goes double for every time we saw a Hummer). I think she even burned these onto CDs as gifts for some of her friends, LMAO.
Any thoughts on Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe? Do you miss "Big Love" (or just the first three seasons, as I do)? Now I want to bust out my Seasons 1-3 DVDs and have a "Best of Roman Grant" party! Who wants to come over?