I love the legend of Mistletoe. The Druids used it to ward off evil and illness. When they harvested it, they would put a white cloth down around the tree to catch the mistletoe. The mistletoe would lose its magical powers to heal if it touched the ground. I think the mistletoe of today has touched the ground. Why is it that the creepiest guy will want to lay one on you when you accidentally stand under it?
I tried on Orly's "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe' from their holiday collection...
If you want to get a Holiday green, this is one that you can get and just forget about all the rest. I'm going to show you more in just a minute.
The first coat of 'Mistletoe' was watery for me. I was trying to use the thinnest coat I could, hoping that I could increase the dry time. After reading and writing nail blogs, I've come to not always judge a polish by it's first coat. And with that, the second coat of 'Mistletoe' came to life. Smooth, sparkly and deep. Definitely the good Orly standards in this one.
I liked it so much, I didn't want to change it out. But, then like a wicked Christmas Grinch thought, something crept into my brain; I'll use something else I bought!
Save for the stinkin' tip wear, I ooh'ed and awe'ed at this transformation. 'Mistletoe' went from sparkly and fun, to a look that was chic and had sophistication.
Good gravy, what am I doing? I'm channeling Dr. Seuss! It just takes me over and my brain, it's on the loose!
And, now I have another 'Mistletoe' look and I don't want to take this one off either. But, there are other kiddies lined up to sit on Santa's nails.
For not liking matte polishes, I think I've come around. Do you try matte top coats? This one did some nice things for 'Mistletoe', don't you think? I bet you still like Dr. Seuss, too!