I bought mine from Sally Magpies along with a few others from the same collection which I am looking forward to wearing in the new year.
For Christmas though I wanted something sparkly, and I think this is perfect. Gryffindor is a deep burgundy red, which appears more bluey purple in some lights. It's holographic but it is sparkly too with red and gold glitters.
I did find this polish to be a little sheer so I have applied 3 thin coats for really good coverage, and because it's so glittery I did use 2 coats of top coat. It is a real stunner, and looks different in different lights. Yesterday there was no sunshine, but I could see the red, gold glitters and the polish did look more red. Under my desk lamp which throws a very cool light it's almost purple, and the holo is just fantastic. Today the sun came out and the polish looked more red again and the holo was beautiful.
This was a challenge to photograph, I really struggled to capture its beauty. Flash pictures bleached out the colour, the sun was too low and made most of my pictures look really odd but eventually after discarding about 100 pictures I think I've got enough to make a blog post, including a fairly random shot I snapped whilst trying to finish my Christmas knitting.
The advantage of blogging after 2 full days of wear is that I can also report that this polish is wearing really well, no sign of tip wear and the shade is just very wearable. I think I've made a great choice for Christmas!
|Above the Curve Gryffindor|