Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jindie Nails: Santa Claws Collection Post #1 (Pic Heavy)

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic Halloween and that the hurricane hasn't affected you all too badly! We didn't get hardly anything here in Dayton other than some rain, snow and wind but I know my friends and family in NW PA were hit pretty hard. Here's hoping that everyone is safe and sound now! :]

I know you're probably all still in the Halloween mood, but I'm bringing a little Christmas to the table, because today I have for you my first of three posts showcasing the new Santa Claws collection by Jindie Nails!!! I'm so excited to share these with you - they are amazing, as always. I have never had a bad experience with Jindie Nails, her prices are super affordable and everything I've gotten from her has been perfect. And this holiday collection is no exception. I can't wait to show these to you so without further ado, check out the first three polishes :D

The first one I have to show is Candy Cane. It's a milky white "crelly" base with cherry red matte and metallic hexes and a few metallic green hexes also. This polish reminds me of those Christmas cookies!!
Bottle shot

Macro in the bottle
The polish does build up in about three coats, but to preserve polish I wanted to try layering it over a white base. I used Milani White on the Spot and 2 coats of Candy Cane on all the nails except my thumb, which shows three coats of Candy Cane on its own.

Jindie Nails Candy Cane

There are larger red hexes in the polish, but I had some trouble getting them to come out without fishing. I did get one out on my thumb without trying, so I think with a lot of shaking or rolling of the bottle you might have better luck. :]

Jindie Nails Candy Cane

Jindie Nails Candy Cane

Macro of the thumb
Jindie Nails Candy Cane

Next up, I have Holly. Jen describes this as: "Green & white matte hex with larger matte red hex plus dark green shimmer." She thinks it looks like a holly bush and I totally agree!!

Bottle shot
Macro in the bottle
Macro shot of the thumb
I thought this polish would look especially Christmasy over silver or gold so I layered over both! I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep, and Pure Ice Jaguar for the accent. Below shows 2 coats of Holly, but I think if I did it again, I'd use just one. I was trying to get several of the red hexes out and I think I painted the other glitters a bit too dense.

Jindie Nails Holly

Jindie Nails Holly
I think I like it best over gold. Sorry for the chip on my ring finger - this was after a day of wear and I messed it up at work! I think the tiny green microshimmer really makes this polish! When the light catches it, it really sparkles :]

Jindie Nails Holly

And lastly for today - the namesake of the collection - Santa Claws! This polish is packed with matte square glitters in red, green, white, and black. Jen's inspiration was Santa's outfit, and I think she was totally successful! :]

Bottle shot
Macro in the bottle
This was another one I thought would look great over silver and gold, so I did the same colors for undies - SH Insta Dri Silver Sweep and Pure Ice Jaguar. This is another one I ended up liking better with one coat than two. In the photos below, my thumb, middle and ring have 2 coats, and my index and pinky have just 1. Which do you like better??

Jindie Nails Santa Claws
The only issue I had with this one was that the biggest red squares were hiding a bit, but I could get them out with fishing. You can see them on the thumb, and one that got stuck on the top of my ring finger lol! Again, I think the rolling method would help a lot with getting these babies out easily!

Jindie Nails Santa Claws

Jindie Nails Santa Claws

So what do you guys think of the first three polishes from Jindie Nails' Santa Claws collection??? I have been super impressed with them, and I can't wait to show you the rest.

These polishes actually release tomorrow, November 1st!!! You can buy the entire set in full size or minis, or you can pick and choose which ones you like and buy them as singles.
Full size polishes retail for $7.75 a piece (except for linear holos, which retail for $11) and minis are $4.25 (mini holos are $5.50).

Check out:

Jindie Nails on Etsy
Jindie Nails on Facebook
@jindienails on Instagram mobile and
Jindie Nails on Instagram for PC

Thanks for looking, and have a great rest of your Halloween!!

Kelly


A  sample of these products was provided for review. I am not being compensated in any way for this post. This review is a statement of my honest opinion of these products, based on experience. For further information, please see my Disclosure Statement.

2 comments:

  1. These are all really pretty, but my fav is Santa Claws :)

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    1. It's the perfect go-to Christmas polish! Thanks for looking :D

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