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Manicure Monday: Lights Lacquer Holiday Part 3: The Blue Hues

 I am finally completing my trio of posts about the Lights Lacquer Holiday Collection. If you missed my first two posts, you can read them here and here. I received the package in PR and decided to paint my nails all December long with the collection. I started with the more traditional holiday shades to celebrate Christmas and New Years' with and have since moved onto the final two shades in the collection -- the winter blues!

There are two blue hues in the collection: I'll Be Home and Misfit Toys



I'll Be Home is a deep, blue velvet that has a matte finish. I had no idea it was matte until I started applying. I hate matte nail polish on me but with my Essie Gel Couture Top Coat, it made it look shinier and almost gave it an iridescent flick when in light. 

Misfit Toys is a more snow/baby blue color which I think will be gorgeous throughout the winter. It definitely was a more sheer formula and needs to be built up to look good. My favorite colors to wear in the winter are these snowy looking shades so even though the formula was less than satisfactory, I'll probably continue to wear it throughout the winter. 

The formula on both polishes aren't great; they're a bit watery and messy, bleeding onto my cuticles and not being super controllable. They were also really patchy and not easy to build up. I'm not sure if it's because of the blue hue, or because the Misfit Toys color is so light but these were just not my favorite.

Because of the matte finish of "I'll Be Home", I probably won't wear as much but as mentioned above, I'll definitely endure the pain of "Misfit Toys." The other polishes in the holiday collection were much better and easier to work with! 

This was kind of a strange review because I'm not a fan of the formulas but still like the polishes so I can't recommend these colors but also cannot NOT recommend them! However, if you do like matte shades, I recommend "I'll Be Home" because I feel like it's a very unique shade to have a matte finish and you won't find it anywhere else.

What is on your nails this Monday?

xoxo
B