Swatches | Winter/Holiday 2016 Collection from Colores de Carol

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Hey y’all! Today I have the 12 gorgeous polishes from the Winter/Holiday 2016 collection available now from Colores de Carol! These polishes were sent to me for review and they will retail for $11 each. There is really something for everyone here, so i’ll jump right into it!

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Wintery Dust shown at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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Wintery Dust at an angle under artificial lighting.

First up is Wintery Dust, described as a “a silver holographic base with gold flakes, platinum flakes and holo flakes and pink/gold shimmer.” This is not your typical silver linear holographic! Wintery Dust built up to full opacity for me in 2 easy coats and I love the gold and scattered holographic flakes in this polish, it really adds a new dimension!

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Wintery Dust at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Wintery Dust macro under artificial lighting.
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Wintery Dust at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Regales shown at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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Regalos at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is Regalos which is described as a “a white crelly base with green and red glitters in various shapes and sizes.” I truly believe that Colores de carol has perfected the white crelly base, it is perfectly creamy with just the right amount of opacity for build able coverage and depth. The glitters here are such a fun mix and I love how they come together, even the bar glitter! Regalos had nice coverage for me at 2 coats but I did opt to do a third for my swatches today.

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Regalos at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Regalos macro under artificial lighting.
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Regalos at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Gone Skiing shown at 3 coats under artificial lighting.
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Gone Skiing at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is Gone Skiing, which is described as a “bright red crelly with red micro glitter, silver holographic glitter and iridescent shreds.” This is one of my top picks, I just can’t help myself with reds! I love how squishy and blingy Gone Skiing is and it built up perfectly opaque for me in 3 coats.

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Gone Skiing at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Gone Skiing macro under artificial lighting.
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Gone Skiing at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Breakfast in Bed shown at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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Breakfast In Bed at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is Breakfast In Bed, described as a “cranberry red linear holographic with a subtle multi-chrome shift to it. It has platinum micro flakes.” This polish leaned pretty pink for me and has an incredibly strong linear holographic effect! Breakfast In Bed has a perfect 2 coats formula as well.

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Breakfast In Bed at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Breakfast in Bed macro under artificial lighting.
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Breakfast In Bed at an angle in direct sunlight.

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My G-Man shown at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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My G-Man at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is My G-Man, described as a “a medium brown crelly base with dark copper glitter, silver holo glitter, iridescent (orange/green) glitter and gold micro glitter.” This is such a cool and funky mix, for sure a unique polish for my collection! My G-Man is such a perfect expression of gingerbread and the scattered holographic glitter makes this one incredible! My G-Man was opaque for me in 2 thickish coats.

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My G-Man at an angle under artificial lighting.
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My G-Man macro under artificial lighting.
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My G-Man at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Pine shown at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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Pine at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is my absolute number one pick of this collection, Pine! Pine is described as a “dark green linear holo with holo flakes, clear galaxy holo glitter and rainbow glitter.” This is the perfect embodiment of a Christmas tree dressed all in colored lights with a bokeh effect and I can’t get over it! 2 coats gives great coverage and tons of depth, if you can only pick up one polish from this collection make it this one!

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Pine at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Pine macro under artificial lighting.
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Pine at an angle in direct sunlight.

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My Perfect Jacket shown at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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My Favorite Jacket at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next is My Favorite Jacket, described as a “deep turquoise green linear holographic with gold shimmer in it and turquoise micro holo hex.” My Favorite Jacket has a really nice and easy 2 coat formula and is so stunning in natural lighting!

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My Favorite Jacket at an angle under artificial lighting.
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My Favorite Jacket macro under artificial lighting.
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My Favorite Jacket at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Snow Boots shown at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
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Snow Boots at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next is Snow Boots which is described as a “deep navy blue linear holographic with iridescent shreds.” This is a crazy stunning polish, it is such a dark navy color and the shreds look like shattered glass! It makes for a stunning combination and had a great 1-2 coat formula, although you may want a good topcoat to help smooth the shards out.

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Snow Boots at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Snow Boots macro under artificial lighting.
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Snow Boots at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Still Waters shown at 3 coats under artificial lighting.
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Still Waters at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next is Still Waters, described as a “slightly blue tinted base with light blue micro glitter, navy holo glitter and holo glitter.” This micro glitter has really great coverage at 2 coats, I did do 3 for my swatches today though! Still Waters is incredibly blingy on the nail and the tinted base is a perfect touch.

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Still Waters at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Still Waters macro under artificial lighting.
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Still Waters at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Fruit Cake shown at 3 coats under artificial lighting.
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Fruit Cake at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next is another personal favorite, Fruit Cake (the polish only, not the food!) Fruit Cake is described as a “deep purple jelly base packed with shifting rainbow squares and glass violet glitter.” This combination is incredibly squishy and juicy, I prefer how it looks at 3 coats but 2 also gave great coverage! Can I rave a minute at how well the square glitters are suspended in this polish? I literally didn’t have to fuss with them at all!

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Fruit Cake at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Fruit cake macro under artificial lighting.
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Fruit Cake at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Grandpa’s Clock as a topper over Zoya’s Willa.
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Grandpa’s Clock as a topper at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next is Grandpa’s Clock, described as a “clear base with blue/green iridescent glitter, holo flakes, and clear holo glitter.” Grandpa’s Clock is a perfectly balanced topper that is really going to pop over darker colors, I’ve layered one coat over Zoya’s Willa here! I am so in love with those blue to green flakies, especially matte or in indirect natural lighting.

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Grandpa’s Clock at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Grandpa’s Clock macro under artificial lighting.
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Grandpa’s Clock at an angle in direct sunlight.
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Grandpa’s Clock in natural indirect lighting.

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Flurries shown at 1 coat over Zoya’s Purity.
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Flurries as a topper at an angle under artificial lighting.

Lastly today I have Flurries, described as a “clear base packed with an explosion of festive glitters, stars and bows.” Flurries has such a fun mix of glitters, I love the large circle glitters, bows and stars! I did one easy coat over soya’s Purity and just swirled the glitters in place a bit. For more precise application or more larger glitters I definitely recommend doing some glitter placement.

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Flurries at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Flurries macro under artificial lighting.
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Flurries at an angle in direct sunlight.

So that wraps up todays swatch and review! Which of these has caught your eye? Be sure to follow all of Colores de Carol’s social media down below to stay up to date on all future releases and sales:

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