The Last Evening of the Year

This month at Polish Pickup makers were took on making polishes in the theme of Holidays celebrated around the world. Although it’s not a holiday, the backstory to this polish takes place on New Year’s Eve, the last evening of the year.

Great Lakes Lacquer created a beautiful Pinkish Lavender holographic polish inspired by “The Little Match Girl” a short story written by Hans Christian Andersen, first published in 1845.

The story, brings us to a girl wandering the streets on New Year’s Eve barefoot, unsuccessfully trying to sell matches. Afraid to go home without having sold anything she huddles on a street corner striking matches to keep herself warm.

All the while picturing extravagant feasts and time under the Christmas tree with her grandmother who has passed. The next morning (New Year’s Day), she is discovered stiff and frozen with a smile on her face.

This story reminds us that even today 172 years after publishing, there are children who still suffer in poverty around the world. Some die from hunger, others from exposure and many unfortunately through violence. These innocents are often the one’s who pay the  ultimate price for the decisions made by those who should be protecting them.

Mariah, made a beautiful representation of that final blush on that little girls cheeks.

Now, grab your tissues, dry your eyes and let’s look at these swatches.

I used 2 coats of polish and a coat of quick dry top coat.

The application on this polish was smooth and reached full opacity in 2 coats.


Have a Safe and Prosperous New Year!

Thanks for Reading!



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