Sunday, 16 December 2012

OPI Ulta 2012 Holiday Exclusive: Stuff My Stocking

I had the pleasure of participating in a swap in one of my nail polish groups, I was lucky enough to be paired up with Katharine who sent me a bunch of goodies including this holiday set from Ulta. Up here in Canada we unfortunately do not have Ulta stores so I was pretty psyched to try out one of their holiday exclusives. The set includes four 3.75ml polishes, 3 coloured and 1 rapid dry topcoat. In this set we have a red, a green and a purple, pretty traditional holiday shades.

Last Minute Shopper - Last Minute Shopper is a very traditional seasonal/holiday red, it has a metallic feel to it. I thought the application of this polish was great, I achieved opacity in 2 coats. The colour is actually more red in the bottle but looks more magenta against my skin tone. 

Skip the Gift Wrap - Of all the polishes from the set, this colour was my favourite from the bunch. On the nail the colour reminded me of beautiful emerald gems. Again, it has a metallic like finish to it and opacity was achieved with 2 thick coats. Application was a little tricky because it is one of those polishes that show every brush stroke and possible flaw on the nail. Other than that, gorgeous!

Gift Cards for Everyone! -  I love the name of this polish! In the bottle this colour looked the most promising, a beautiful metallic purple with blue micro-shimmer (see second picture above). But it was the most difficult one to work with. I felt like the polish was very thin and streaky. I applied 3 coats and still there were some bald patchy spots as you can see in my swatches.

All swatches were topped with a layer of the OPI Rapid Dry Topcoat included in the set. I received this set in a swap so I do not know how much they are sold for. They're available at Ulta during the holiday season. Thanks for reading! And thanks again for the swap Katharine!



  1. Great post! Thanks for the swatches.