Monday, November 21, 2016

Pretty & Polished Winter 2016: Partial Collection Swatches and Review

Press Sample


Happy Monday, dear readers! I hope you enjoyed the weekend and your week is off to a fabulous start! My kids finally seem to be over their sickness (yay), but I definitely caught their bug and still fighting it. Gotta love the sharing, right? At least I have pretty polish to share with you today!

For today's blog post, I have four shades from the new Winter 2016 by Pretty & Polished to share with you. This collection has a variety of colours and finishes to get your manicured digits in the winter spirit, and I am thrilled to have a little variety for you today. Let's check them out!

Yule Thank Me Later
Three coats plus top coat

A Blue to Green Multi-chrome polish packed with golden shimmer and color shifting flakes.


I personally celebrate Yule so I'm always happy to see it in puns for polish names, no sarcasm intended. This is such a gorgeous shade and one of my must-have picks, but then *spoiler alert* I'll be saying that about all four shades in this post. The formula was fantastic, a characteristic Pretty & Polished in known for, and it applied like a dream. I had no issues with the flakes clumping although you may need to either remove one from the nail edge or push it back up onto the nail should a stray choose to hang off.

Retail: $9.00/15mL; $5.00/6mL

Spike My Cider
Two coats plus top coat

A light brown holographic polish packed with brown holographic glitter.


Spike My Cider is a delicious warm caramel brown shade! If true brown shades aren't quite your thing, this beauty may be able to give you the brown fix without being too dark. It certainly dazzles with all the glitter! Formula was top notch as this polish gave me no troubles whatsoever during application.

Retail: $8.50/15mL; $4.50/6mL

I Need a Taupe-ical Vacation
Two coats plus top coat

A soft Taupe Dusty Creme.

I am infatuated with the Pretty & Polished "Dusty Creme" lineup, not just the few shades in this collection but all of them! These aren't the true creme polishes that are all homogenous with one shade only. The dusty cremes incorporate a special pigment that gives them the speckled dusty look, and it is awesome! The formula is perfectly smooth, even with this special pigment, and I know I need more in my life!

Retail: $7.50/15mL; $4.25/6mL

Obligatory Christmas Polish
Three coats plus top coat

A white Crelly Polish packed with red and green metallic glitter and golden holographic glitter.

What could be more appropriate to end my post and to include in the collection but the Obligatory Christmas Polish that incorporates red and green. I know I've mentioned a few times in my years of blogging that I'm not fond of white base crellies, but I definitely can make an exception when it comes to perfectly-designed holiday polish! The base shade is actually the slightest bit off white, more like an eggnog shade perhaps, so it makes it a little softer and more wearable for those that cannot wear stark white shades like yours truly here. I had no issues with needing to dig for glitter or clumping, and this applied really beautifully on the nail.

Retail: $8.50/15mL; $4.50/6mL

The 2016 Winter Collection features these and 8 other shades. It is already available for purchase on the Pretty & Polished website located here. You can purchase shades individually, or you can purchase the full 12 piece collection at the discounted price of $90 (Full value is $101.50 and includes free domestic shipping!)

Do you have a favorite shade from the Pretty & Polished Winter 2016 Collection? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!

23 comments:

  1. This holiday collection is gorgeous.

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  2. Oooh, I Need a Taupe-ical Vacation needs to get in my shopping cart!! :)

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  3. I Need a Taupe-ical Vacation was one of my picks, too, she did such an amazing job on it.

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  4. What a fun collection. I like Obligatory Christmas Polish, love that the macro shows the yellow glitters.

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  5. P&P has been kicking butt lately - I love these! Obligatory Christmas Polish is fabulous. Definitely need a polish like that every year at Christmas :)

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  6. Spike my Cider!! That's such a gorgeous shade!

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  7. I Need a Taupe-ical Vacation is perfect! I love P&P's dusty cremes.

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  8. Love the colors! Spike my Cider is my favorite!

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  9. Spike my Cider is lush, so warm and cosy looking x

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  10. Beautiful swatches! I really love that green!

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  11. I love Obligatory Christmas Polish! x

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  12. Beautiful swatches and polishes! I'm hoping to grab a few of these!

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  13. Yule Thank Me Later looks great on you!

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  14. Loving all of these but that's the normal for me and Pretty & Polished!!! Great swatches! <3

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  15. Spike My Cider is so beautiful but I'm loving the taupe too! Super pretty swatches!

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  16. This looks like a lovely collection, I love the look of that crelly x

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  17. I'm loving Spike My Cider. Caramel browns are my thing; they look better on my olive skintone than regular browns.

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  18. So many pretty polishes -- I want that Spike My Cider <3

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  19. I loved all the polishes in this collection. I actually had to go and order Obligatory Christmas Polish since I didn't get that one to swatch.

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