This has been one of the biggest pleasant surprises of the Holiday. Here's China Glaze's 'Party Hearty'...
No cute build up before I reveal the finished work. Here it is right off the bat. I layered 'Party Hearty' over a French white tip by OPI. The surprise is that the red glitter are teeny stars! In a clear base it is mixed with different sizes of green glitter.
This is one I so would have grabbed out of my mother's hand if it was the last bottle. But I would have quickly remarked 'But we can share!'
I worked on this one different ways...
I got this French white tip polish in a French mani set from OPI. I realllllly wish nail polish makers could make all their polishes in this size bottle. One, I could pretty much be sure I'd use up all the polish, two, I wouldn't end up with globby, gunky polish near the end and three, I think the prices would come down. More for everybody!!!
This is the experiment. On the thumb and middle finger, just 'Party Hearty' all by itself. To see if I could enhance the pizzazz, I used the OPI white on the index and ring finger. On the little finger I put on some Orly's 'Winter Wonderland'. I am going to try 'Party Hearty' with that one momentarily. However, this is 2 coats of 'Party Hearty' on each nail.
This is Orly's 'Winter Wonderland' and it's from their Holiday collection as well. I'm admitting I'm still a novice at calling out types of polishes. However, I'm loving my education from the blogs I follow. (Check out who I follow over on the right hand column.) And I'm going to venture that this is a sheer white base with ultra-micro silver white glitter. Here's one thing I am sure of, it's purdy...
I did just the pinky with this color. This is with two coats.
Next I put 2 coats of 'Party Hearty' over that. At first, I was concerned that putting on the 'Winter Wonderland' and then the 'Party Hearty' was going to be over-kill. (Yes, smarties, I do know what over-kill is!!!) But you can see, that using 'Winter Wonderland' isn't any different than my middle finger with no undercoat. I guess 'Winter Wonderland' will have to go on as its sheer self. Or, an overlay.
Of course, it was a bear to take off! But I think it is a very Holiday 'Party' manicure.