I love this time of year, holiday parties with family and friends, presents, great food, and hot toddies!
And did I mention HOLIDAY themed NAILS!
This month I have tried out a bunch of different nail designs to get into the Holiday spirit.
I HAD to try this color by Color Club called Harp On It. It’s from their Holographic collection and it just screams winter to me. It’s the perfect silver! The white color is WHITE by Milani lol (this is the color we used for the snowflake stamps). The blue is Dream by Zoya, and the glittered polish is Paris It Girl by Julep.
The stamping plates that we used are by Moyou London. Check them out online, they have so many different collections.
So, I never like all my nails the same color, and I really wanted to use the holographic color by Color Club as much as possible. So, I decided to do it on alternating nails, and only stamped over the blue Zoya color.
So, Cassandra ( from On Wednesday’s We Wear Polish ) is the stamping queen and always does it flawlessly. This time I was able to catch her in action, and it really is super easy when you have the right tools.
I got tons of compliments on this winter wonderland themed manicure. And both the Color Club and the Zoya polish lasted for a week and a half with no chips. I will definitely be trying Color Club polish again.
Nothing says Christmas like a fresh red coat of polish. Smith and Cult is a new nail polish line that I stumbled upon. It’s a 5 – free formula which means it does not contain Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. So, it is completely safe for pregnant women, and children.
The color’s that I used for this manicure are Kundalini Hustle (red) and Dirty Baby (black). I kept this manicure simple because I really wanted to see how the coverage was for this new line, and how long it would last. Dirty Baby has fine silver glitter mixed in with the black, so it is great to add a pop to any manicure or even if you did it alone. Kundalini Hustle is a great fire engine red , but in certain light it has orange-y undertones. However, this manicure held up well. I kept this polish on for 8 days and it did not chip. I will be trying out more colors from this line.
So, I love green but not really a big fan of this color combination. But, HEY! It’s festive!
The color’s used in this manicure are; Jingle Hi Jingle Low by Essie, Jest-er Kidding by Morgan Taylor, Stassi by Zoya and Shake Your $$$ Maker by Essie.
First off I am NOT the biggest fan of Essie because in my opinion it has very minimal coverage and you need a thousand coats for it to look opaque. However, Jingle Hi Jingle Low is a great metallic polish, that covered so well. But, Shake Your $$$ Maker was super watery, so I added a coat of Stassi by Zoya on top to make the green sparkly.
I originally did this manicure to try out this gold, red and green glitter by Morgan Taylor. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed. When applying the glitter polish over the Essie color, I barely got any red or green specks. I did like 5 coats of polish and it still looked very scarce. I don’t know if that is how it is supposed to be but I wasn’t too happy with the end result. =(
But, surprisingly I got lot’s of compliments on this manicure!
Candy canes and Christmas go hand in hand. And when I saw some fun candy cane themed manicures on Pinterest , I got inspired. (Check out my Pinterest, Here!)
The color used in this manicure is Livingston by Zoya. A white nail art pen was used to make the candy cane stripes.
At first we kept the candy cane plain, but to add some dimension we added red loose glitter to the Livingston color to make it sparkly. Then we added thin red stripes to the thicker white lines. And it really made a huge difference!
I usually use Seche Vite top coat religiously but my friend introduced me to this stuff called Rush. This top coat is AMAZING! It is super thick because it is a nail lacquer so it leaves your nail ridiculously shiny like you have on gels. I don’t think I can use anything else now. And did I mention it dries in 60 SECONDS!!! This is a MUST HAVE for all my nail addicts out there, and it’s only 4.99. It is sold at many beauty supply stores, but I found it HERE!
Thank You for checking out my blog, and have a very Merry Christmas!
Love you mean it!