Saturday, December 1, 2012

You're a Mean One, Mr Grinch!

Happy Saturday, dear readers!  It's so hard to believe that a week has just gone by and today is the first of December!  I am so excited for Christmas this year, and to be honest, I have no idea why.  There is nothing particularly unique about Christmas this year, but it will be the last one that will be spent with just my husband.  Next year I'll have a little one in the house to spoil, and I am so excited about that!

Indie creators have been busy creating new collections for the holidays, and I have such a fun holiday polish to share with you today!  I was really excited to discover that Jindie Nails had created a Grinch-inspired polish, and I totally squealed like a little kid when I pulled it out of my mailbox.  I have watched the animated television special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" every year for as long as I can remember, and I'm looking forward to sharing the tradition with my little boy.  It's one of my mom's favorite holiday shows, and she did the same thing with me.  Check out this beautiful polish, and I'll follow up with more details about it:

Grinch is a sheer polish, and because I loathe visible nail line with such a passion, I decided to layer it over two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Grass Slipper.  The Sally Hansen is the perfect underwear for Grinch because it is the same colour hue only a shade or two darker; I was able to keep the "Grinchy" colour without having to use numerous layers of Grinch.  Grinch is composed of red and white square glitters of various sizes and both red and white bar glitter.  I used approximately two coats of Grinch in this swatch, and I had to do a bit of dabbing and swishing of the brush to break up and place those bar glitters.  The squares didn't give me any troubles, thankfully, but bar glitter can sometimes be a little difficult to work with.  I didn't have too much trouble with it when it came to Grinch, but some patience is still needed.  I think the extra time is well worth the payout of Grinchy nails, and I absolutely adore these nails!  I followed up with a coat of top coat to smooth out my nails as well.

While I didn't see any as I was painting my nails, there are actually a few hearts mixed in this polish!  Each bottle of Grinch has a single black heart to represent the Grinch's evil-spirited attitude at the beginning of the story and a sparse scattering of red hearts to represent how his heart changed.  How cute is that!  I just inspected my bottle and was able to see one pressed against the bottom of the bottle so I can confirm there actually are red hearts in there!  I didn't have to do any digging whatsoever for the squares or bars, but you'll likely have the so some shaking and hunting to find your hearts.  I'm not a big heart fan, so I'm quite content with my squares and bars alone, but that's just my personal reference.

Jindie Nails Etsy shop At the time of this posting, the shop is in vacation mode to catch up on holiday orders, but you can sign up for an email announcement when the shop is open once again.

Jindie Nails Facebook page Keep your eyes peeled here for shop announcement and news on latest collections!

The Grinch Song Ok, now I'm going to have that song in my head all day long!

Have a great day, dear readers, and don't forgot to pop open your Advent Calendars today!  I know I'm about to rescue my little piece of chocolate!  


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