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Monday, November 9th, 2009

New Holiday Mini Sets from Borghese

Borghese Holiday Kits

Product: Borghese Holiday Mini Kits, 4 minis per kit, .14 oz/ea 
Price: $9.99/per kit
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Buy it: Rite Aid, Walgreens

When you start to see the Christmas trees, lights and decor - you know the Holidays are right around the corner, which only means, exclusive gift sets! I'll be the first to admit, I'm a sucker for seasonal collections including this one from Borghese.

Each limited edition set includes four, small nail lacquers with Micronized Gemstones or what I'd like to call, Glitter. The mini sized bottle is accompanied with a pint size application brush that I had minor issues with. No biggie, but worth mentioning.

Are you ready for some swatches? Lets start with the first set called, Allegra.

Borghese Gold Glitter Nail Polish

Gold Glitter is a warm toned gold with gold glitter. It's much warmer than Nubar's 24K Nail Polish.

Borghese Red Glitter Nail Polish

Red Glitter is a fabulous holiday color, it's an opaque red loaded with gold glitter. 

Borghese White Glitter Nail Polish

White Glitter is a frosting like white glitter with micro glitter that can be topped over any nail color or worn alone.

Borghese black glitter nail polish

Black Glitter is a opaque black with silver glitter.

Borghese White Glitter over Black

White glitter layered over Black glitter.

Next is the Serena Collection. 

Borghese Brown Glitter Nail Polish

Brown Glitter is a semi sheer brown/red with gold, red and silver glitter. If you love OPI's Holiday Glow like I do, you'll love this one. 

Borghese Green Duochrome Nail Polish

As soon as I swatched Green Duochrome, I knew we had a winner and a close dupe to Laura Mercier's Caviar Dreams. It's a gorgeous duochrome that switches from Gray, Green and Purple depending on the lighting. Really fabl!

Borghese Green and Laura Mercier Caviar Dreams 

Even though Borghese Green is a teensy bit more blue toned or tealish compared to Laura Mercier's, it's great alternative to the fabulous Caviar Dreams. 

Borghese Multi Glitter Nail Polish

Multi Color Glitter is a clear/sheer with blue, purple, gold and red glitter that's a close dupe to Sally Hansen's Rockstar Pink.  

Borghese Purple Shimmer nail polish

Purple Shimmer is a vampy purple/plum with micro shimmer.

Overall, Great Sets! A perfect holiday gift for any fashionista. Each set includes trendy, up-to-date colors that are fabulous and unlike the typical package sets. Downside, I found the price of $9.99/set a bit high considering each bottle is only .14 oz. The smaller application brush gave me some minor issues. Micronized Gemstones or Glitter? Whatever the case, these are awesome! Borghese, we want full sizes!

My favorites: Green Duochrome, Brown Glitter, Red Glitter, Black Glitter and Gold.

What do you think of miniatures? Love them, Hate them? What's your favorites?

(8) Comments

Lucy said on Nov 10th, 2009 7:42 am
I just can't seem to find these! I love the Brown Glitter and the Borghese Green. These two are different than the rest. The others we've seen in other collections. Not these two.
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Sandy said on Nov 10th, 2009 10:56 am
Wow! Thanks so much, Steph! What wonderful colors - my Walgreens has them so I'm off after work to claim them! Thanks again for all of your hard work! It's a daily read for me!
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Laura said on Nov 10th, 2009 11:28 am
I love the darker ones! If only I could find them around here...
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Toni said on Nov 10th, 2009 8:57 pm
I must see if my drug stores have these. I\'m not one for gold colors but I\'m really in love with that gold. I\'m sure I could find some reason to wear it.
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Virginia said on Nov 11th, 2009 2:08 pm
Red glitter is the color I have been searching for! A red with big gold glitter! I just wish they were sold separately because I love that Green!
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Jennifer said on Nov 11th, 2009 4:16 pm
Oh, I just saw these at my local Walgreens the other day... now I'm going to go there after work to grab the Serena collection!! When I saw it the other day, I thought Brown Glitter looked suspiciously like OPI Holiday Glow (a new fave of mine this year) so it's good to know that I'm not the only one that thought that. And the Green Duocrhome one... AWESOME!!! Must have.
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Danica said on Nov 14th, 2009 9:18 am
Those are the names? Weird. I saw the Serena collection and thought it looked nice, but it was really expensive for a drugstore polish - I\'m glad I didn\'t get it, although I like the multicolor glitter over black.
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SakurasamaLover said on Nov 18th, 2009 5:37 pm
Thanks a lot for these swatches, if I can put my hand on those they are mine!!!
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