Grace-full Nail Polish Christmas 2018 Collection - Swatches & Review

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


Before I jump into today's post I just wanted to share that today's post is my 1000th blog post!  Woohoo!  I can't believe how quickly this has popped up.  I started blogging back in February 2015 (with a Grace-full Nail Polish post so having another Grace-full post is quite fitting) and never did I think that I would ever write 1000 posts.  When you break it down, that is a whole lot of writing and even more mani time!  But let's not talk about that, it's a very scary thought but I really enjoy blogging.  Now I know I said this before (and I will continue to say it) thank you to everyone who takes the time to stop by my blog and/or leaves a comment.  I hope that you enjoy my posts as much as I love doing them.  If there is anything that you would like to see on my blog feel free to let me know.

Earlier this week I shared with you a new collection from Grace-full Nail Polish (the Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum Collection) that is being release this week.  Well today I have another new collection that is being released at the same time.  Yay for being able to save on shipping costs!  This collection is the Christmas 2018 Collection.  Yes, that's right - Christmas.  Everyone is starting to roll out the Christmas things to ensure you have plenty of time to grab yourself (and others) some pretties to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.


Frosty is a combination of blue and silver metal flakes.  This is such a shiny polish.  I'm not sure pictures really do it justice.  The formula is great and easy to use, however clean up is quite tricky.  I definitely recommend a careful application.  For my swatch I used two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors (overcast)

Picture taken outdoors (overcast)

Golden Rings is a silver, peridot and red metallic flaked polish.  This is such an interesting polish.  It very much looks gold until you look closely.  It doesn't really have any gold in it.  Like with Frosty, this one is very shiny that pictures don't really do it justice.  The formula is also really good but again clean up can be tricky so I do recommend a careful application.  For my swatch I used two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Kringle is a mid red to mid green thermal with gold and silver microglitter.  This polish isn't really my cup of tea but the formula is great and it transitions well between the shades.  For my swatch I used two coats.

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in light box (transition)

Picture taken in light box (transition)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (transition)

Picture taken in direct sunlight (transition)

Merry And Bright is a crimson red magnetic polish with lighter red magnetic pieces.  Now we all know that red isn't really my thing but this one I really like!  Especially with the magnetic effect.  The formula is awesome and applies like a dream.  I used two coats for my swatch.  Now I will go ahead and apologize for the weird picture (the last one).  I took this picture before I added top coat and I loved how it looked.  My top coat does like to make the magnetic effect dance around a little as it dries.

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in light box (no magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken in light box (with magnet)

Picture taken under direct LED lighting (no top coat)

Mistletoe is a lime green with a super strong gold shift caused by the aurora shimmer all in the linear holo.  This is such a cool colour but I am not sure I like it on my nails.  The formula is great and easy to use but I did find it to be a little one the sheer side (well at least for my personal taste).  My swatch shows three coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Those Christmas Lights is a black jelly filled with multichrome and iridescent crystal chameleon flakes with holo flakes and holo microglitter.  It is noted that this polish does have an unpleasant aroma (caused by the flakies) in the bottle but it disappears on the nails.  I didn't experience this but maybe I have just had too many polish fumes that I am immune to it.  Anyway, this is another really pretty polish with a great formula.  For my swatch I used two coats.

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken in light box

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken outdoors in shade

Picture taken in direct sunlight

Picture taken in direct sunlight
Winter Wonderland is a triphase thermal that moves between a very light grey, rose pink and grape purple.  I really like all three colours in this thermal.  They are all so pretty and they transition really well.  When I swatched it was quite warm so I struggled to keep this in it's cold state.  Ice was only helping so much.  The formula is good and easy to apply.  I found that it was a little on the sheer side in the warmest state so I used three coats for my swatch.

Picture taken in light box (cold-ish)

Picture taken in light box (cold)

Picture taken in light box (warm states)

Picture taken in light box (warm states)

Picture taken in light box (transition)

Picture taken in light box (transition)
And there you have it - all seven polishes from this year's Christmas Collection.  What do you think?  I really like that this collection doesn't completely scream Christmas.  It means you can wear each of the polishes all year round.  My top three polishes from this collection are Winter Wonderland, Frosty and Golden Rings.

The Christmas 2018 Collection will be available from Grace-full Nail Polish on October 26th at 8pm AEST on the Australian site and October 26th 5am CT on the international site.

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