So this is just a simple Christmas themed tape manicure, I mean how much more festive can you get than red and gold? This manicure started life as a base of Sally Hansen Chrome polish in White Gold Chrome. This polish is very simular to Barry M Gold foil effects apart from being maybe a shade lighter. What I liked about the Sally Hansen, is that like the Barry M they are less streaky than other foil polishes. I hate seeing those brush strokes! Once It was dry I applied the zig-zag nail tape down the center of my nail (I stuck them to my hands a couple of times first to take away some of the stick).
I then used one of my untried but new polish loves, Jade Holografico in Vermelho Surreal. This is a beautiful scarlet red holographic polish. I can believe how great the coverage of this polish was. One coat and there were no streaks and non faffing around like you have to with other holographic polishes! I whipped off the striping tape while the Jade was still wet to get lovely crisp lines.
The holographic qualities of this polish are mind blowing, even in a poorly lit room you can see the linear holographic prettiness. When the light hits it this polish goes crazy!
I love the holographic red against the chrome/ foily gold it looks really pretty. I wore this polish combination for four days with any chips with a topcoat of Seche Vite (which also doesn't dull the holographic effects by the way)! This manicure looks a lot more complex than it really is, which is great because over Christmas we have all got other things to be doing, haven't we?