Greetings and Narlutions,
I have the 2016 Holiday Collection from Candied Apple Polish to share today. The collection contains a total of 5 polishes, 3 glitter crellies and 2 glitter jellies. Alison's (the creator of CAP) polishes are 5-free so they don't contain 5 of the harsh chemicals that can be found in polish.
Now let's get to some swatches!
First up Mr. Gingysnap, an ivory glitter crelly. Mr. Gingysnap contains red, green, mint, white and golden auburn glitter hexes, circles and squares. This is a fun neutral with some pops of holiday festive glitter. As with all CAP's, the formula was easy to work with. Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.
Next is another glitter crelly called Santa Has My <3 (Heart). Santa Has My <3 (Heart) is a pink glitter crelly containing light pink, pink magenta hexes in a few sizes as well as gold squares and hexes. There were also hearts in light pink, magenta, gold and grey, but they would not unstick from the sides of the bottle, even after 20 minutes upside down. Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.
My favorite of the collection is called Glad Tidings. I am a fan of any dark vampy colors and Glad Tidings delivers just that. It is a plum jelly with purple hexes, micro glitter and triangles. This polish applied evenly and photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.
Next is Crumpets-N-Christmas, a white glitter crelly. Crumpets-N-Christmas contains gold and green circles, red as well as green, white and mint hexes in a few sizes and green and gold squares. This polish is the perfect white glitter crelly for the festive season. Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.
The last polish of the collection is called Cinnamon Santa, which is a jelly. Cinnamon Santa is a red-jelly with gold micro glitter and pink flakies. Photos show 3 coat with shiny top coat (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th photos) and matte top coat (5th, 6th and 7th photos).
Shiny Top Coat: Gem Glam Top Coat from www.dreampolish.com
Matte Top Coat: Polish Matte'rs from www.girlybitscosmetics.com
Loves: I am a fan of Alison's formulas on her products. They are creamy and apply evenly, almost self leveling. Her polishes look amazing with shiny top coat and matte. I also love that her glitter combinations are fun. An added bonus is that her polish is 5-free, so they don't contain 5 of the harsh chemicals that can be found in polish.
Wishes: I wish I would have been able to get a few hearts out of Santa Has My <3 (Heart). The good thing is that my birthday (a week ago) I got a polish shaker, so I can now shake those stubborn hearts off the side of the bottle. :)
Kristi aka @BeginNails