China Glaze Velvet Bow

    Good afternoon, Dear Reader!

    After all the glitter I've worn in recent weeks, China Glaze Velvet Bow from their Let It Snow Collection seemed really appealing to me.  That's the burgundy jelly-ish creme, and I'm absolutely smitten with it now that I have it on.

    I used Illamasqua base coat (for no other reason than it was handy), and I tried to do thicker coats to see if I could get Velvet Bow even in two coats.  I almost did, but the fact is that I normally do very thin coats and at this length I'm spreading the polish pretty thin, so I needed three for even coverage.  I think most people could do fine with two.  I finished it off with a coat of SpaRitual Tout de Suite, and after it dried I took pictures in moderate natural light.

    China Glaze Velvet Bow Swatch
    China Glaze Velvet Bow Nail Polish, Three Coats

    I love this as a holiday color, but also as an all-purpose color.  It's along the lines of a Rouge Noir standard vamp, and it's also just the color of a rich burgundy velvet.  It's one of those colors that I associate with childhood Christmases (I had a fabulous burgundy velvet dress that I loved when I was maybe five, and it brings it to mind), and I think the older I get the more holidays are about tradition and family history, so this one fits the bill.

    I'm thinking of adding a coat of FingerPaints Sparkle Top Coat to this one tomorrow just because Velvet Bow seems like it would make a cool base color for it.  We'll see!  Until next time, Dear Reader, love and nail polish to you!

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