Above & Below: The top photo was taken outdoors, while the ones below were taken with an Ott lamp. I only used 2 coats and all in all, I'd say I had good coverage with a fairly even application. Three coats would be ideal, or it could easily be used as a top coat over another shade. Like many clear based glitters, the formula has a somewhat jelly texture, but it dried quickly.
Below: Before I removed Bring on the Tinsel, I added one quick coat of the other Nicole shade I picked up, Spark My Mistletoe. This is poor lighting, but if that look doesn't say Happy Holidays, I don't know what does!
Below: If you're wondering how the Nicole compares with another holiday favorite this year, China Glaze Party Hearty, here's a bottle comparison showing just how different they are. The Nicole is more blue with finer glitter, while the China Glaze has more green in it, as well as a variety of sizes and shapes for the glitter.
Below: Spark My Mistletoe is shown here using 2 coats over China Glaze Frosty. This primarily red glitter with secondary multi colored larger glitter seems to have a bit of a foil finish, making it another festive shade for the upcoming holidays.
Below: This shows two coats by itself, and I think when I use this the next time, I'll use it alone and go with 3 coats.
Even though I'm not a fan of Nicole's bottle shape, I do think they come out with some beautiful shades, and these holiday polishes are a good example. Have you seen these in a display? I'm wondering if any of the other shades are worth hunting down! Let me know your thoughts if you've come across these yet.