Better late than never, I hope, I present to you the ELF Holiday 2009 set, which was a set of 3 polishes for $3. I didn't really buy any polish around Christmastime (save the RBL sale), so when I saw these at Target while I was Christmas shopping, I grabbed 'em for the heck of it. I did these swatches way back before Christmas.
This is the box:
And these are the 3 polishes:
L to R: Pearl (shimmery frosty white), Dark Navy (shimmery deep blue), and Royal Purple (red-leaning shimmery plum, almost dark fuchsia).
From far away for a bit of perspective...
It's only a bit brushstroke-y, and despite its frostiness, I kinda dig it. I can't explain why.
And next, Royal Purple. It was kinda sheer, this was two thick coats.
It's a bit more red-leaning and less pink in real life. There's also a distinct blue pearl to it.
And, lastly, my favorite, Dark Navy.
It's quite dark, but really pretty. Doesn't look black from far away, as you can see.
For inexpensive polishes, the formula on these was actually great. They dried well. I didn't wear any of them as a full manicure though, so I'm not sure of the wear on them, but I tend not to have any problems since I found base/topcoats that work for me. I'm sure these aren't available anymore (maybe they are??) as a set, but from these, I'd buy another ELF polish any day if the color struck me. These aren't terribly unique, but they were fun nonetheless.