Matte About Mistletoe

I love the legend of Mistletoe.  The Druids used it to ward off evil and illness.  When they harvested it, they would put a white cloth down around the tree to catch the mistletoe.  The mistletoe would lose its magical powers to heal if it touched the ground.  I think the mistletoe of today has touched the ground.  Why is it that the creepiest guy will want to lay one on you when you accidentally stand under it?

I tried on Orly’s “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe’ from their holiday collection…

 It wouldn’t be called ‘Mistletoe’ if it wasn’t green, would it?  Check out the micro-glitter green in that green base!  This one will probably be revisited on St. Patrick’s Day.  Shhhh…don’t tell, just another Pagan holiday in disguise!

Indoor light.  Eeee…tip wear!  Only after a couple of days.  Not so lovely.  So, just focus on the glamour of the color.

High shine!  You can really see that glitter on the nails.  What you see in the bottle is what you get on the nail.  Now, isn’t that how it should always be?

If you want to get a Holiday green, this is one that you can get and just forget about all the rest.  I’m going to show you more in just a minute.

The first coat of ‘Mistletoe’ was watery for me.  I was trying to use the thinnest coat I could, hoping that I could increase the dry time.  After reading and writing nail blogs, I’ve come to not always judge a polish by it’s first coat.  And with that, the second coat of ‘Mistletoe’ came to life.  Smooth, sparkly and deep.  Definitely the good Orly standards in this one.

I liked it so much, I didn’t want to change it out.  But, then like a wicked Christmas Grinch thought, something crept into my brain; I’ll use something else I bought!

China Glaze Matte Top Coat!  I used two coats here.  These are indoors with the sunny window that didn’t have sunshine today.

Outdoors in that overcast light.  So much for sunny Florida today.

Save for the stinkin’ tip wear, I ooh’ed and awe’ed at this transformation.  ‘Mistletoe’ went from sparkly and fun, to a look that was chic and had sophistication.

Good gravy, what am I doing? I’m channeling Dr. Seuss!  It just takes me over and my brain, it’s on the loose!

And, now I have another ‘Mistletoe’ look and I don’t want to take this one off either.  But, there are other kiddies lined up to sit on Santa’s nails.

For not liking matte polishes, I think I’ve come around.  Do you try matte top coats?  This one did some nice things for ‘Mistletoe’, don’t you think?  I bet you still like Dr. Seuss, too!