Remember how I said I had been hauling a lot lately? Here's some of it:
Four shades from the OPI Holiday In Toyland collection:
Left to right
1."Sheer" Your Toys
2. A Ruby for Rudolph
3. Glamor Game
4. Brand New Skates
Also got OPI's Give Me the Moon (from an older collection) and my first bottle of Seche Vite:
Some closeups & comments:
A Ruby for Rudolph: Ruby red with red and gold shimmer
Glamor Game: Metallic warm champagne. A bit streaky so care is needed when applying.
Brand New Skates: Charcoal grey with gold glitter
"Sheer" Your Toys: Grey with lilac hue and subtle red glitter (if you look closely)
Give Me the Moon: Light grey with blueish duochrome (paper swatch below shows it the best)
L-R: Give Me The Moon, "Sheer" Your Toys, Brand New Skates, Glamor Game, A Ruby for Rudolph
Nail swatches (with 2 coats) in the same order
(Excuse the dry cuticles...and you can probably see I messed up Give me the Moon and Glamor Game, oops :S)
Overall, all the colours are moderately pigmented so at least 2 coats is required. Some of the colours are quite unique (in my opinion anyway....and in my previously limited polish collection). I still feel like buying You're a Doll from the collection (a peachy nude with red glitter), but I'll wait a bit since I have so many colours to use now.
For full nail swatches you can check them out here - I relied on these swatches before ordering and they are quite accurate!
As for Seche Vite, I bought this because its supposed to be a quick drying top coat and I hate waiting for my nails to dry. The product is rather thick and I hate the smell of this because the chemical smell is quite strong. However it really does what its supposed to do. I applied it over still-wet polish, and only had to wait a few minutes for the top coat to dry. It protects your nail colour from chips too and gives it a nice shine.