I am clinging onto the festive season even though it's almost the end of January and glitter is so Christmas 2014.
But I still can't get enough of Marc Jacobs 'Petra' and Picture Polish 'Majesty'-the microglitter in them means they're a more subtle take on festive nails.
Petra is the darker of the two shades and is extremely complex. It has a bronzey, plummy undertone and then multi-tonal microglitter leaning mainly golden in colour. In dim light it can look look a standard dark polish-the light catching it makes it special. The formula is great-non streaky and fully opaque in two coats.
Majesty is the lighter more golden toned of the two and is the polish I wore every single day from Xmas to New Year. Because it is lighter in tone, any eventual chips or nail growth show up less which is perfect for lazy girls like me. It's unbelievably pretty, a metallic pale gold with golden and pink sparkle. Incredible under artificial lighting, my mum and dads bathroom lighting make the polish look mesmerising. 3 coats of this gets the best finish I have found. Picture Polish is an Australian brand who ship worldwide. Their polishes are full on amazing and also 3-free. I have been gifted a couple of shades from their UAE distributor Emerging Beauty Brands but I bought this shade from Bloomingdales in Dubai Mall where they have great stock levels.
And because both polishes contain the teeniest, tiniest micro sparkle they remove with normal nail polish remover with no trouble at all.
As a top coat I have also been loving the Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Plumping top coat. I use it like Seche Vite, applying a 'bead' of polish at the base of my nail and then sweeping upwards applying quite a thick coat. I find Seche Vite can try quite unevenly, leaving streak marks on the nail but the Nails Inc top coat not only dries evenly but super quickly as well.
I know it will soon be time to start breaking out the corals and pinks but for now, these two polishes have my heart.