Holiday Nail Lacquers & Festive Nail Manicures with Kinetics, China Glaze, Orly, Essence & Max Factor- Swatches!

Hello lovelies!

I put together several nail manicures that can be worn during the holidays, for a Christmas family dinner, a Holiday party with your friends, a romantic date and for the New Years Eve party.  If you own a few glitters you can create endless nail looks using your imagination and combining different colors and textures. Since I’m not very talented when it comes to nail art I put together several combinations of glitters worn alone or applied over creamy nail polishes, something very easy and simple that can bring alive even the most boring shade or can transform your favorite nail color into a holiday sparkling manicure.

Most of these shades I’ve already reviewed while the rest are on my review list so if you have any favorites don’t miss out on the upcoming articles on Chicprofile and sneak peeks on Chicprofile’s Facebook Page.

Price & Availability

Kinetics – @kineticsnails.com, @kiriloff.ro, @margaritabelska.com (€6.00/ 25.00 Lei for 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz)

China Glaze – @chinaglaze.com and chinaglaze_romania@yahoo.com (14 ml/ 0.5 fl oz for 24.00 Lei/ $8.00)

Orly – @orlybeauty.com, @rowe.ro, keiko.ro (18 ml/ 0.6 fl oz – $8.50/ 45.00 Lei and 5.3 ml/ 0.18 fl oz – 20.oo Lei)

Essence – Douglas, Muller, B&B, Marionnaud, @1001cosmetice.ro, (€1.69/ 7.00 Lei for 8 ml/ 0.27 fl oz & €1.99/ 10.00 Lei for 10 ml/ 0.33 fl oz)

Max Factor – Douglas Perfumeries, DM, Sephora and online @nelly.com (£9.95 / 29.00 Lei for 11 ml/ 0.37 fl oz)

Choose your favorite sparkling manicure right after the jump.

China Glaze United Nail Lacquer (review & swatches) it’s an amazing mixture of holographic glitter of brown, gold, green and bronze particles that can be worn simple or over black nail polish.

China Glaze United Nail Lacquer – 2 coats

China Glaze United Nail Lacquer (one coat) over a black nail polish

China Glaze Glistening Snow (upcoming review) is my favorite shade from the China Glaze Holiday 2012 Holiday Joy Collection and it’s a fine diamond-like silver glitter that looks absolutely gorgeous worn alone but can be layered over different colored nail polishes for an amazing diamond-like silver effect.

China Glaze Glistening Snow Nail Lacquer (2 coats)

China Glaze Champagne Kisses nail lacquer (upcoming review) is a beautiful rose gold glitter which looks ready for the holidays and can be worn alone or combined with different nail polishes.

China Glaze Champagne Kisses Nail Lacquer (2 coats)

China Glaze Pure Joy nail lacquer (upcoming review) is the star of China Glaze Holiday 2012 Holiday Joy Collection and is a fiery red glitter with gold particles. It looks quite lovely worn alone in two coats but it can also make red nail polishes sparkle for holiday.

China Glaze Pure Joy Nail Lacquer (2 coats)

Kinetics Black Silk nail lacquer (review, swatches & long lasting test) is a true black with silver specks which can complement an elegant dress and give your  nails a mysterious look.

Kinetics Black Silk Nail Lacquer (2 coats)

Kinetics Purple Madness Caviar Manicure (photos & swatches) is a trendy manicure of this season and can be easily done by pressing colorful beads onto your fresh 2 coats of nail polish. You can decide to combine beads of different colors and apply them over any nail polish. I wanted something purple and simple so I decided to go with Purple Madness.

Kinetics Purple Madness Nail Lacquer – caviar manicure

Essence Alice Had a Vision Again nail polish (review, swatches & long lasting test) is a dramatic dark purple with cyclam, green and silver glitter with a glossy finish. It’s a drugstore nail polish with a very affordable price but available only in limited edition.

Essence Alice Had a Vision Again Nail Polish – 2 coats

Essence Naughty & Pink nail polish (review, swatches & long-lasting test) combined with Orly Winter Wonderland nail lacquer. I really like the combination of a white sheer snow glitter over a simple pink nail polish with a creamy glossy finish.

Orly Winter Wonderland Nail Lacquer over Essence Naughty Pink Nail Polish

Max Factor Ruby Fruit (upcoming review) is a simple creamy dark ruby shade that can be worn alone for a simple manicure or paired with different colorful glitters for a pop of shine and color.

Max Factor Glossfinity Ruby Fruit Nail Polish – 2 coats

From left to right: Max Factor Ruby Fruit Nail Polish + Orly Star Spangled/ China Glaze Champagne Kisses/ China Glaze Glistening Snow

Max Factor Glossfinity Burgundy Crush nail polish (upcoming review) is a true burgundy color with violet undertones which looks beautifully paired with red, gold or silver glitters.

Max Factor Glossfinity Burgundy Crush Nail Polish – 2 coats

From left to right: Max Factor Burgundy Crush Nail Polish +China Glaze Pure Joy/ Orly Glitz/ China Glaze United

Max Factor Glossfinity Angel Nails nail lacquer (upcoming review) is a festive liquid gold shade with super shiny metallic finish.

Max Factor Glossfinity Angel Nails Nail Lacquer – 2 coats

From left to right: Max Factor Burgundy Crush + Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe/ China Glaze Pure Joy/ China Glaze Champagne Kisses

Orly Angel Eyes nail lacquer (review, swatches & long lasting test) is a blue glitter mixed with large holographic flakes in pink, yellow and light green colors which is rather sheer in two coats but really sparks when it’s applied over a black polish.

Orly Angel Eyes Nail Lacquer – 3 coats

Orly Angel Eyes Nail Lacquer over black nail polish

Orly Miss Conduct nail lacquer (review, swatches & long lasting test) is my favorite shade from Orly Holiday 2012 Naughty or Nice Collection and is an opaque magenta with silver, pink and blue glitter which looks fully opaque in two coats and even more interesting layered over a black nail polish as I like to wear it.

Orly Miss Conduct Nail Lacquer – 2 coats

Orly Miss Conduct Nail Lacquer applied over black nail polish

Orly Ruby nail lacquer (review, swatches & long lasting test) is a deep brownish red creme with a glossy finish which looks opaque in two coats.

Orly Ruby Nail Lacquer – 2 coats

Orly Winter Wonderland nail lacquer (upcoming review) is marshmallow fluff white with multi colored pastel shades of iridescent glitter.

Orly Winter Wonderland Nail Lacquer – 2 coats

China Glaze Glistening Snow Nail Lacquer applied over Orly Winter Wonderland Nail Lacquer

Orly Shine nail lacquer (upcoming review) is my all time favorite shade, a super shiny liquid silver with metallic finish.

Orly Shine Nail Lacquer – 2 coats

From left to right: Orly Shine Nail Lacquer + China Glaze Glistening Snow/ Orly Miss Conduct/ Orly Star Spangled

Orly Star Spangled nail lacquer (upcoming review) is a dazzling red with gold and red glitter. It looks amazing layered on almost every other nail color but it can also be worn alone.

Orly Star Spangled Nail Lacquer – 2 coats

From left to right: Orly Star Spangled under Orly Miss Conduct/ China Glaze Champagne Kisses/ Orly Angel Eyes

Orly Glitz nail lacquer (upcoming review) is a metallic gold with green undertones which really sparkles when it’s paired with gold and silver glitter, but can also be layered over a black or red nail polish.

Orly Glitz Nail Lacquer – 2 coats

From left to right: Orly Glizt under China Glaze Champagne Kisses/ China Glaze Glistening Snow/ Orly Star Spangled

Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe nail lacquer (upcoming review) is a deep emerald green with blue-green foil glitter rather sheer in one coat but definitely pretty in two coats although it’s not fully opaque.

Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe Nail Lacquer – 2 coats

From left to right: Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe with China Glaze Champagne Kisses/ China Glaze Pure Joy/ Orly Angel Eyes

I hope you really enjoyed this post and the nail swatches. These are my ideas for a lovely sparkling manicure, just simple combinations of colorful glitters over a classic nail polish. I’m waiting for your impressions in the comments bellow and I would also love to know what nail color would you be wearing this Holiday season.

 

7 Comments

  1. Love love love this post. I’m about to do my Christmas manicure and I’m going to use a few of these for inspiration 🙂
    Happy Holidays Tavia 🙂

    • Happy Holidays Sherri! I’m really really happy that you like this post and it didn’t come too late. Please let me know upon which color will you decide 🙂

      • I found Meet Me Under The Mistletoe in my collection (didn’t even know I had it) and decided to use that one 🙂 Very pretty I got many compliments on it.

    • I really like it too, since I paint my nails in black everytime I got a break from nail polish reviews. 🙂 This black looks really elegant and that fine shimmer melts into the creamy formula so it’s not like other glitter nail polishes, it’s so subtle. 🙂

  2. Really loving Glistening Snow and Orly’s Winter Wonderland. Silver was the first nail polish shade I ever got, so I love all silvers. I really love how glossy some of these are, they looked poured on.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge