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Alchemy Lacquers Holiday Duos

Are you all in the christmas spirit yet? I sometimes struggle really getting in the spirit, last year I didn’t even put up a tree. This year however has been a very different story! I put my tree up the day after thanksgiving, and have done more christmas nail art in the last week than I usually do all year. Granted you haven’t seen any of those manis yet… pssst next week 🙂 Well the polishes I have to show you today were really fun to swatch because they are all about Christmas, with both holos and glitters. Let’s take a look… Alchemy Lacquers Holiday Duos


Candy Cane Kisses Duo
Candy Cane Kisses Duo

Alchemy Lacquers Peppermint
Alchemy Lacquers Peppermint Peppermint is described as a red nail lacquer containing lime/green/turquoise/blue shifting shimmer with a linear holographic finish. Flawless formula. My swatches show 2 coats with glossy top coat.

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Alchemy Lacquers Candy Cane
Alchemy Lacquers Candy Cane

Candy Cane is described as a topper containing various sizes of red matte/holographic, white matte glitter and red/green shifting iridescent glitter. For these swatches I painted on one coat over Peppermint, with the exception of my ring finger where I sponged it on for full coverage.

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Alchemy Lacquers Candy Cane
One Coat over Peppermint
Alchemy Lacquers Candy Cane
Sponged on for Full Coverage


Deck the Halls Duo
Deck the Halls Duo

Alchemy Lacquers Forever Green
Alchemy Lacquers Forever Green

Forever Green is described as a holiday green nail lacquer containing green/turquoise/blue/purple shifting mini flakes with a linear holographic finish. This green is everything! Such a rich deep color. My swatches are 2 coats followed by glossy top coat. Fantastic formula.

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Alchemy Lacquers String of Lights
Alchemy Lacquers String of Lights

String of Lights is described as a topper containing various sizes of red, orange, green, blue, and silver holographic glitter. This may be my favorite glitter topper. I love how the combination totally looks like a christmas tree. For these swatches I painted one coat over Forevergreen, with the exception of my ring finger where I sponged it on for full coverage.

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Alchemy Lacquers String of Lights
One Coat over Forevergreen
Alchemy Lacquers String of Lights
Sponged on for Full Coverage


Festival of Lights Duo
Festival of Lights Duo

Alchemy Lacquers True Blue
Alchemy Lacquers True Blue

True Blue is described as a royal blue nail lacquer containing green/purple/pink/copper shifting shimmer with a linear holographic finish. To me this is softer than a royal blue, I would describe it as an azure blue. Beautiful regardless! This is 2 coats with glossy top coat.

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Alchemy Lacquers Festival of Lights
Alchemy Lacquers Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights is described as a glitter topper containing various sized blue matte/holographic glitter, white matte glitter, and blue iridescent glitter. For my swatches I painted one coat over True Blue, with the exception of my ring finger where I sponged it on for full coverage.

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Alchemy Lacquers Festival of Lights
One Coat over True Blue
Alchemy Lacquers Festival of Lights
Sponged on for Full Coverage


Metallic Melody Trio
Metallic Melody Trio

Alchemy Lacquers Golden Rings
Alchemy Lacquers Golden Rings

Golden Rings is described as a metallic gold nail lacquer containing gold/lime/turquoise shifting mini flakes with a linear holographic finish. The mini flakes really come through in this one. Flawless formula. My swatches show 2 coats with glossy top coat.

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Alchemy Lacquers Silver Bells
Alchemy Lacquers Silver Bells

Silver Bells is described as a metallic silver nail lacquer containing holographic flakes, gold/lime/turquoise shifting mini flakes with a linear holographic finish. Check out all the flakes in the macro shot below, beautiful! For my swatches I used 3 coats just to be sure to cover my nail line, but you could probably get away with 2. Sealed with glossy top coat.

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Alchemy Lacquers Metallic Melody
Alchemy Lacquers Metallic Melody

Metallic Melody is described as a topper containing various sized silver and gold metallic/holographic glitter. For my swatchrs I brushed on one coat over Golden Rings, with the exception of my ring finger where I sponged it on for full coverage. I don’t know why I didn’t think to show this over Silver Bells too. (*mutters* bad blogger)

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Alchemy Lacquers Metallic Melody
One Coat over Golden Rings
Alchemy Lacquers Metallic Melody
Sponged on for Full Coverage

How fun are these? They all go so well together. My personal favorites are Peppermint, Forevergreen, String of Lights, Festival of Lights, Golden Rings, and Metallic Melody.

The Holiday Duos are releasing Thursday, December 6th at 7 PM EST.

Do you have a favorite duo? I’d love to hear in the comments below!


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  • marciaf

    You did an excellent job showing these so well. The colors are so vibrant. Sponging on the glitter is such a great way to make them pop.

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    These are brilliant duos. I especially love the silver, gold and light blue.

  • Wow, I love this duo idea! Deck the Halls is my favorite

  • Ehmkay Nails

    The metallic melody duo is my favorite of them all. Love gold.

  • Im totally feeling Christmas vibe with all your swatches

  • Jen Mathews

    Wow I love your photos!

  • I love Silver Bells the most but those glitter toppers are so old school looking – back when indies were all glitter bombs. I love that retro look!

  • They are all so festive and perfect for now!

  • I love those foil holos! They are going on my list!

  • Madhubani

    This post screams “Christmas” and I absolutely loved going through the pictures. Such beautiful, neat work. This type of nails I have only seen on magazines and on TV. Stunning.. String of Lights being my most favorite

  • Natoya

    Candy Cane is my favourite! Loaded with such beautiful flakies/glitter

  • Jen Sky Walker

    I love the idea behind these duos! Forever Green is such a spectacular shade of green!