I still have lots to do before Christmas, but at least I can check off painting my nails with a festive holiday polish. I've gone with a deep berry red shade that's perfect for winter.
Before applying the red polish, I applied Sally Hansen Double Duty as a base.
I applied two coats of Wet n Wild Wild Shine polish in Burgundy Frost. I love this deep red with fine shimmer. I was considering painting on white snow flakes, but I'm short on time so stuck with a classic look.
One coat of Burgundy Frost covered okay, but I'd recommend two coats; it deepened up the beautiful color and provided full opaque coverage.
Oh, I have a tip for all of you... it's hidden in this story. :)
I had my space/room heater on when I started painting my nails and noticed the polish was applying a little goopy. I turned the heater off and put the polish in the fridge for a few minutes to cool it down. I use this little trick during the summer and also the winter... really anytime when the house is hot. The fridge quickly cools the nail polish and makes application a breeze and seems to cut down on dry time. Let me know if you try it out.
I followed up with a coat of Essie Good To Go top coat for extra shine.
I also wanted to mention that my last polish, OPI My Favorite Ornament (seen in my last NOTD) came off fairly easy. I just held a cotton round (with polish remover) on each nail for 15-30 seconds and wiped away. I only used one cotton round for all 10 nails.
In The Comments:
What color polish will you be wearing for Christmas (or holidays)?
Also, in case I don't have a post up on Christmas Day (Wednesday)...
Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.