Today I am wearing Holly from the Wet n' Wild Flirt Holiday Collection. I couldn't help but be inspired by the weekend's snowfall. I was thinking about the red and white lights I have seen strung on evergreens. I also considered the familiar poetic descriptions of skin like pearls and lips like rubies.
With white pearl special polish, I stamped the climbing flower design from Konad plate M2o. I affixed red rhinestones to the center of the largest flowers and used white pearls to decorate the smaller blooms. There is something both festive and romantic about the finished manicure. The floral pattern with the gems reminds me of old world embroidery. I could see this as an embellishment on an empire waist gown worn centuries ago.
I was standing on a snowdrift in front of a holly tree while taking these pictures. While a little unwieldy, I did commune with a bit of sun. In lower lights, Holly is a darker berry shade. It becomes more crimson with the sun's influence. The bottle color gives a hint of Holly in the shade. In some lights, the color is juicy. In others, it embodies the vamp.
Wet n' Wild Holly is a deep red jelly polish. Red and gold glitter pieces are suspended in the glassy base color. I am wearing three coats. Holly looked streaky at two. The formula built up color easily. While not perfect, I won't complain at the $1.99 price. At .29 fluid ounces, 8.5ml, the contents of the bottle are not quite a mini but also too petite to be considered full size.
I have been having fun doing low key holiday manicures. I hope you are enjoying them!
Happy painting ladies!