Guest Review : Urban Decay Holiday 2011 Nail Kit


I’ve seen quite a few nail polish sets at Sephora this past month. Some are really quite outstanding such as the Nicki Minaj by OPI Collection, colours are so bright and cheerful. Another collection which is just as beautiful, if not more, is Urban Decay’s Holiday 2011 Nail Kit. This set of 6 has been reviewed by Fatin.

Urban Decay Holiday 2011 does jewel tones which is big this season. Some fashion labels are even carrying jewel tones into Spring Summer, which means you have loads of time to finish these miniature sized bottles. This season’s nail kit features six colours and are heavy on the shimmer. The six rich shades are Barlust, Mars, Ziggy, Gunmetal, Wrecked and Hot Mess.

Photos on left (without flash)/photos on right (with flash).


Barlust – A rich brown dominated by gold shimmer which makes it look bronzey. Two coats was more than enough for full opacity. This is my fave out of the six!


Mars – An emerald green packed with fine silver shimmer. Opaque in two coats with a smooth finish.


Ziggy – Suspended in a clear base, Ziggy is dense with sparkles. With a lot more gold, it also has pink, blue and silver sparkles. It was unbelievably opaque in two coats. I had no problems getting the sparkles out.


Gunmetal – A deep grey with fine silver shimmer though it appears to have a light hint of brown in it.


Wrecked – A dark burgundy with brown undertones. This nail colour was a tad on the thin side making it appear streaky if not applied properly. But a sexy colour.


Hot Mess – A bright fuschia packed with fuschia shimmer. I applied two coats for full coverage and it turned out a beautiful colour. It looked it had gold shimmer under the lights but I couldn’t capture it in the photo.

As these were miniature-sized bottles, the mini brush needed a little getting used too. But it’s easy to apply. Though it does take slightly longer to dry. I’ve had Barlust on for about 6 days now (with base and top coat) and I started noticing slight tip wear after 4 days. No chipping though, which is a plus point.

These mini nail colours are great for gifts too. Give them as singles to add on to other gifts for Christmas or indulge and get yourself a set. The colours are gorgeous! This retails at RM99 for 6x5ml. Available now at Sephora outlets in KL.

Fatin’s note: Product provided by Juniper’s Journal for review.
Editor’s note : Thanks to Fatin for the review and pics. Urban Decay Holiday 2011 Nail Kit was provided by PR for review.