Starlight and Sparkles’ February inspiration is peppermint, but it’s also a book (following Mardi’s brilliant example!) The name of the polish is Peppermints in the Parlor, and it’s named for one of the first books maker Issa ever checked out from the library and one she loves the most – it was suggested by one of the librarians in the children’s section. She checked out that one (and another recommendation) that day. After reading Mardi’s idea to do a sweet inspiration that was also a book, Peppermints in the Parlor immediately came to mind for Issa. She now owns it in Kindle form – she got it so that she could read it again before making this polish!
Starlight Polish Peppermints in the Parlor
Peppermints in the Parlor is described as a translucent white jelly with white and red shimmer, translucent flakes that flash silver and red, and opaque flakes in both red and white. The polish base looks pale pink in some lights because of all the red shimmer, but if you look closely you can see that the base is actually white. It’s really quite beautiful, I would describe it as soft and delicate.
The formula was stellar. It brushes on smoothly and easily with virtually no need for clean up. It stays where you put it with no concern for flooded cuticles. The red specks are perfectly dispersed and lay flat on the nail. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. Each coat dried quickly in under a minute. Sealed with glossy top coat.
Naturally I had to do some peppermint nail art on this. I used Sally Hansen Let’s Jam for the red stamping. Stamping plates used; Lina Can’t Wait for Xmas 02 for the candy canes and the peppermint candy image was on an unnamed plate (literally there are no markings whatsoever.) If you’re looking for a peppermint candy image though check out It Girl Nail Arts’ plate in the Polish Pickup. Reviewed here by Begin Nails.
Peppermints in the Parlor will only be available through The Polish Pickup, Friday, February 2nd at 11am EST through Monday, February 5th at 11:59pm EST. It will retail for $12.00 and currently there is no cap.
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Until next time, stay polished!