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Morgan Taylor Holiday 2014 – Home for the Holidays

By on December 4, 2014
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Morgan Taylor Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Morgan Taylor Holiday 2014

The more I use Morgan Taylor polishes, the more I become a fangirl. They are definitely one of my favorite new brands to emerge in the past couple years. And the Morgan Taylor Holiday 2014 collection, Home for the Holidays, only cements that feeling. I received four of the six shades to share with you so check them out below!

Formula & Application

Morgan Taylor nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor). The tapered glass bottles have a weighty, substantial feel and the smooth plastic cap has a bit of a curve at the base which rests comfortably between fingers. The brush is long, flat, dense and medium in width. The bristles are firm but can fan out to give good coverage.

The four lacquers I tried from this collection have a good flow and are easy to manipulate on the nail. The brush on the blue was a bit wonky so I couldn’t get a super clean line at the cuticle but that’s not the formula’s fault.

All four shades are well pigmented, even though three of them have semi-sheer jellyish bases. The only exception being Snow Place Like Home. Even after three coats I could still see my nails so it will work better for me as a top coat.

Morgan Taylor Deck The Halls is Ruby Pumps on a glitter high. Think cherry red, heavily pigmented jelly base packed with metallic glitter and larger hex sequins. It glows!

Morgan Taylor Deck The Halls - Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Morgan Taylor Deck The Halls

Morgan Taylor Midnight Rendezvous is a black semi-sheer jelly base with light blue and holo micro-glitters that is the nail polish equivalent of a galaxy nail.

Morgan Taylor Midnight Rendezvous - Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Morgan Taylor Midnight Rendezvous

Morgan Taylor New Year, New Blue is a deep sapphire blue shimmer. It reveals a purple color shift in the bottle but on the nail it’s pretty much lost.

Morgan Taylor New Year, New Blue - Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Morgan Taylor New Year, New Blue

Morgan Taylor Snow Place Like Home is a semi-sheer pearl with a metallic shimmer and holographic hex glitter in varying sizes. Reminds me of a snow globe.

Morgan Taylor Snow Place Like Home - Holiday 2014 via @alllacqueredup

Morgan Taylor Snow Place Like Home

Morgan Taylor Home for the Holidays via @alllacqueredup

Morgan Taylor Home for the Holidays

Bottom Line: I’ve said many times that reds aren’t normally my thing but Deck The Halls is gorgeous and I love the cosmic look of Midnight Rendezvous. Snow Place Like Home will be great for layering and even though I adore blues, New Year, New Blue just isn’t a stand out next to the others.

The Morgan Taylor Home for the Holidays collection is available now at professional salons nationwide and online at Morgan Taylor nail polish retails for $8.50/ea. There are also two gift sets, see below, that are currently on sale for $9.98 and $13, respectively.

***ALU Reader Exclusive*** Just for all of you, I have a Loxa Beauty coupon code so you can get involved with Morgan Taylor.

$5 off $25 CODE: LACQUERED25 at

Morgan Taylor Holiday Gift Sets

Morgan Taylor Holiday Gift Sets

Thoughts on the Morgan Taylor holiday colors? Do you plan to pick up any of these shades or the gift sets?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Morgan Taylor though I purchased Midnight Rendezvous myself. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. Lisa N. says:

    Really nice these are. Love the sparkly shades a lot.

  2. Vedrana says:

    I’ve already gotten New Year New Blue, Midnight Rendezvous and Just or The Occasion. The last one is my favourite of the lot. Such a vibrant and beautiful shade. I love how in such a big market Morgan Taylor manages to come up with new shades.

  3. Lou says:

    These are all so very pretty! What a great collection of festive shade

  4. Emmy L says:

    OMG!!! This holiday collection is so pretty! I super love every color for I find them so perfect for this season. A must try indeed!

  5. Phlegmfatale says:

    Stunning! It’s unusual for me to get all lusty over every sample on a ALU post, but I’m longing for all of em. I may break my piggy bank for these!

  6. deerstop says:

    Holyshit! Amazing collection.

  7. I almost pride myself on being behind the curve. Trying new nail polishes feels like going on a blind date! I may wait until I hear more but you are certainly my most trusted source on whether I may enjoy a brand! Thanks for all the specifics. Is it 3-5 free?

  8. Jessika says:

    Thank you for this and for the discount code! I IMMEDIATELY purchased all of these. The gift set with the blue and glitter was a steal I couldn’t pass up! This will be my first experience with Morgan Taylor polish. I can’t wait! Thanks again:)

  9. Monica Miller says:

    Oooo! These are nice! I placed an order and used your discount code. The two gift sets are marked down and with your coupon code I got $5 off EACH item and free shipping! What a DEAL! Can’t wait to get and try them!

    Thank you so much! The swatches are great and these are my first Morgan Taylor lacquers!

  10. Amanda says:

    Even with the VNL I like Snow Place Like Home a lot :)

  11. Stephanie says:

    Ooooh I love Midnight Rendezvous! Perfect description too, I want galaxy nails this easily :) the red is pretty too but I’ve got so many already that I need to wear more often. I’m not a red gal so I really only pull them out for Xmas and Valentine’s day.

  12. Laura says:

    I’ve been wanting to try these! They’re gorgeous and I love their magazine ads! I tried your coupon code, but it says it’s not a valid code. Has it expired?

  13. Nina says:

    Morgan Taylor has so many stunning lacquers and these are certainly no exception. Great swatches as always! <3

  14. Wow! Definitely on my list to try then.

  15. Makyaj says:

    These are all so very pretty! What a great collection of festive shade

  16. Helena says:

    Looks like a great collection!

  17. Rozae says:

    Thank for the swatches and code, I used it to place my first order of Morgan Taylor. Had to pick up New Year, New Blue! :)