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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pirate Polish Holiday 2012 Collection Swatches!

Tomorrow I'll be releasing the Pirate Polish Holiday 2012 Collection! Here's a sneak peek:

Left to Right: Holiday Glow, Joyeux Noël, Sugar Cookies, Christmas Lights, Christmas Tree In Blue



Sugar Cookies is a creamy white polish with multicoloured pastel glitters in various shapes and sizes. For me, the quintessential holiday treats are the sugar cookies my grandmother used to bake. Here I've tried to replicate the slightly golden hue of white sugar cookies fresh out of the oven; this isn't a stark white, it's very soft and warm, with some yellow in it.




I've had this fantastic metallic blue tinsel glitter in my stash of supplies for some time now. It reminded me instantly of the blue pine needles of a faux blue Christmas tree. I feel like coloured trees went through a phase of popularity back in the day- does anyone else recall this phenomenon? This is my Christmas Tree In Blue, a mixture of metallic blue glitters, silver hexagonal glitter, fine holographic blue glitter, and different sizes and shapes of white glitter. The overall effect is very snowy, icy, and glitzy. Below I've swatched it over a grey-beige shade.




Holiday Glow is a luxurious mixture of superfine copper and gold flakes, as well as a smattering of gold holographic glitters. It's a luminous combination that reminds me of candlelight. Below it is pictured on it's own, but it could also be layered to create an interesting effect.





Joyeux Noël is a perfect Christmas polish- red and green metallic glitters in a multitude of different sizes, along with a smattering of gold holographic hexagonal glitter. Very festive! Below it is swatched over a forest green creme. 




I wanted to create a lacquer reminiscent of Christmas Lights at night- this is my take on that theme. A deep grape purple jelly containing multicoloured matte hexagonal glitters, small twinkling silver holographic glitter, and large metallic purple glitters. Below it is shown over a dark purple creme (Illamasqua Baptiste).




I'm also pleased to be offering minis for the first time! They will be available individually for $5, and as a set for $22. The regular size bottles are priced at $10 each, and are available as a full set for $45.


This collection will be available tomorrow in the Pirate Polish Etsy shop. You can also follow updates by checking Pirate Polish out on Facebook.

What do you think of my Pirate Polish Holiday collection? Is anything catching your eye?

36 comments:

  1. I'm most certainly loving these colours! Sugar cookies and Christmas lights are the most unique colours I've ever seen. :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Vivi! I really appreciate hearing that my lacquers are unique! :D

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  2. These are awesome I'm loving Christmas lights!! :)

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  3. This collection looks great! I really wanted some sugar cookies after reading your description haha!

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    1. Haha, I pretty much want sugar cookies ALL the time. It's probably a good thing that I only make them during the holidays. ;)

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  4. Christmas Lights looks just like its name! Well done!! That one is probably my favorite :)

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    1. Thank you, Sandi! I'm glad you see the Christmas Lights theme- it's exactly what I was trying to capture.

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  5. Damn, these are even more amazing on the nail!!

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  7. These are so beautiful! Joyeux Noël is so perfectly reminiscent of the pretty decorations at my grandmothers' houses, and I *love* the concept of Christmas Lights! Fabulous job on this set!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth! You're giving me such high praise. I love that Joyeux Noël resonates with you; I'm so happy you like them!

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  8. They are BEAUTIFUL Tara, if I were to chose only two it sould be Sugar Cookies and Christmas Lights...

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    1. Thank you so much, Maria! I think I'm blushing. I'm so glad you like them!

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  9. These are Pretty! Love holiday lights!

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  10. Great collection! Holiday Glow is especially amazing!! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you, Yun! I'm glad you like Holiday Glow!

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  11. OH Sugar Cookies my favorite!

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    1. It might very well be mine, too. :) Thank you, Lydz!

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  12. These all look so amazing!! If I had to choose a favourite I would probably go for Sugar Cookies, those purple square glitters are just sooo cuuuute!!

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    1. Thank you- I'm glad you like them! And Sugar Cookies might be my favourite, too. :D

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    1. Thanks, Kas! Glad it gets your stamp of approval. :D

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  15. I have to have Christmas Lights! I love it! I would totally buy that! :) Awesome!!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! :D It's currently available in the Pirate Polish Etsy store if you're interested! And I do ship worldwide.

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