Since I did the FingerPaints holiday collection yesterday, I figured I'd continue the theme and share swatches of the Seche holiday colors today. Six shades here: Warm Hearted, Sparkle Click Kiss, Gracious & Kind, Nostalgic, Collected Moments, and All Lit Up.
Warm Hearted is a darkish red creme, and quite honestly I was not excited about swatching a plain red creme, so I used it as an accent nail with the flashiest shade in the collection, Sparkle Clink Kiss, which has various sizes of red hex glitter in a shimmery metallic gold base. I used two coats of Warm Hearted and three of Sparkle Clink Kiss. I left off topcoat; Sparkle Click Kiss does have a texture to it when worn that way, though with the glitter being large and not especially dense, it's more of a chunky type of texture as compared to the finer grained Zoya Pixie Dust style texture.
The hint of visible nail line under Sparkle Click Kiss showing in some of these photos wasn't that prominent in real life, but it does make me wonder how it would look over a colored base. I wish that would have occurred to me when I was swatching, as I likely won't remember to try it out anytime soon, what with all the other pretties waiting for my attention.
The other four polishes all looked to have a similar metallic shimmer finish in the bottle, so I wore them as Skittles. Left to right below: Collected Moments, Nostalgic, Gracious & Kind, and All Lit Up; all two coats, no topcoat.
Collected Moments is a cooler, more silvery gold than the base color of Sparkle Clink Kiss. Nostalgic is a rich purple, so of course it's my favorite of this quartet. Gracious & Kind and All Lit Up are both berry reds, with Gracious & Kind being lighter and All Lit Up darker. I thought all of these would benefit from topcoat, so I added some; it definitely made for a smoother surface and brought out the sparkles in the shimmer as shown below.
I think three reds in a six shade collection is too many; I'd cut out the darker shimmer and probably the creme, too. I'm also not sold on two golds in a group of six, but if it were silver, my preferred metal, maybe I'd feel differently. Maybe the gold shimmer was intended to be a base for the gold/red glitter. Wish I'd thought to try that, too.