Holiday Mani-Fest: Cheeky little snowman polishes

Sometimes you’re just minding your business, strolling down the beauty aisles at your local Fred Meyer, and something springs out at you that’s so affordable and adorable and seasonal you just can’t say no.
Meet my snowman polishes.

At $2.99 each, I couldn’t say no to these little chunky glitters. Plus, look at their adowable wittle faces. They were just begging to come home with me.

Of course, I need another red glitter like I need a hole in the head. So I deserved what I got.

This is four coats. FOUR COATS. And it’s still patchy and uneven.

The camera is even being kind here to the red snowman. The funky, wonky, cheap little brush just wouldn’t get that mixed small and medium red glitter spread evenly over my nail. And the formula was no dream to work with, either. Sometimes you get what you pay for.

The green-and-red glitter was another story. And it saved its little friend.

That’s two coats of red and green medium glitter (clear base) over the four disastrous coats of red.

As always, chunky glitter means you need to apply deliberately. You’re going to have to spread it around your nail.

So festive! And look at that sweet little face. Too bad about his deceptive little round-headed friend.

Bottom line: If you see these at your local drugstore and you’re into Christmas polishes, definitely snag the red and green and know you’ll want to wear it over a base coat of something else. But if you’re in the market for a bargain red glitter, skip the snowman and pick up one of those China Glaze Ruby Pumps minis I spotted the other day at Sally Beauty. Now that’s a red glitter that won’t let you down.

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