My Christmas mani this year was Marrionaud Rouge Envie with a top coat of Hearts of Gold FX. These are both quite unloved in my collection as Rouge Envie (whilst insanely pretty) is the most chip-prone nail polish I own, and Hearts of Gold FX has a lot of issues with needing to fish out the large holo hearts. However in combination the wear improves a bit and the combination of red jelly and gold hearts and fine glitter seemed to call out Christmas to me.
I hope you all got what you wanted this year. I certainly did which was spending the day with my loved ones 🙂 and a nice long soak in the bath with a bath bomb.
This is a sort of cool-neutral skittle. The colours are
Thumb – My Boyfriend Scales Walls – OPI
I gotta secret – Essence
I don’t give a Rotterdam – OPI
Khaki Pastiche – Marrionaud and
Bleu Precieux – Marrionaud (which seems to have taken on a really different hue in this photo next to the others!).
The links are to my previous reviews/swatches 🙂
The main colour here is Marriounaud which is a really stunning cherry red jelly. Its the kind of colour you just smile looking at. But it chips in no time at all 😦 so this is not one to wear for a week. The accent finger is Ruby Soho by Emily De Molly which is a red and pink glitter bomb. I have worn it previously with a black undercoat but wanted to try and get it opaque as an accent but alas it won’t get opaque even at 3 coats, and started getting quite chunkeriffic at the 3 coat mark so I stopped. None the less I think this will be in heavy rotation as a holiday polish, it looks very festive to me!
This is another Marroinaud polish called Bleu precieux. I think it translates as precious blue? I’d probably describe it as a french navy, a sort of greyed out royal blue. It’s gorgeous and very elegant. Again the formula is very easy to use and heavily pigmented (one careful coat will be fine). The brush is also thick and make applying easy.
This is a gorgeous brand of nail polishes that retail in Europe. I picked these up in Europe. The first one is “Khaki Pastiche” which I think means a mix of khaki? so it’s blue-green-grey. It’s actually a really nice colour as its sort of neutral as it works with everything. The pigmentation is as strong as a high end brand, and it has a fab thick brush. It also is very chip resistant and the formula just almost paints it self. If you ever get a chance to pick one up, or get offered one in a swap, you’ll never regret it!