China Glaze “Winter Holly”

IMG_5706Have any of you out there ever bought a polish because of the name? Or more specifically, have you ever bought a polish because it was YOUR name? Being named Holly, people ask me all the time if I was born in the winter, or if I was born around Christmas.  When I tell people that I was born in August on the hottest day of the year I was born, people mostly take a step back.  But having a holiday type name, there are normally at least 1 nail polish every single year that is released that is related to holly.  And 9 times out of 10, that holly polish is green! Since my favorite color is green, it would seem like a match made in heaven.  But maybe I’m being too sensitive but I’ve never bought a single polish that had the name Holly attached because I never liked them that much.  They always seemed like bright shimmery greens or like polishes I had in my collection already.  Well, when I saw this  years Holly polish, I was in love!

IMG_5707China Glaze “Winter Holly” is a darker murky forest green microglitter with gold microglitter mixed throughout.  But what I absolutely love about this polish is that it dries matte! It seems like matte glitters are the new trend, as China Glaze has released 2 collections with matte glitters, OPI is releasing the new Liquid Sand finish with the Mariah Carey collection, and Zoya just announced the Pixie Dust collection.  These pictures are without a top coat, so you can see the gritty texture that this polish leaves.  But if you add a top coat, this turns into such a beautiful forest green and gold glitter.

The formula was amazing, just like Champagne Kisses, the other matte glitter I have from China Glaze.  This is 2 coats and completely opaque.  It dries really really quickly and is really easy to deal with. The only negative about this polish is that it does have a gritty texture without a top coat, and you need a few coats of top coat to get it smooth.  But I kind of like it matte, so I’ll deal with the gritty feeling!

What do you guys think? Do any of you have this polish? Do any of you want any of the matte glitters that seem so popular now?

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