Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you all have had an amazing Christmas Eve and have an awesome Christmas Day planned!  While you are all out celebrating and enjoying the time with your loved ones, don't forget the real reason for the season.  Without Christ, there would be no Christmas.  I swear, if I see one more person write Xmas, I may scream.

Anywho, today I am bringing you one last festive Christmas manicure.  I won some Christmas polishes from Salon Perfect in a giveaway by Nail It! Magazine.  Honestly, I do not even remember entering the contest, so it was quite the pleasant surprise when I found out!  I received a shipment notification and the estimated delivery date was 12/23 so I was rather upset thinking that I wasn't going to be able to use these awesome Christmas polishes.  Thankfully, the package showed up on the 22nd so I had plenty of time to create a manicure.  Sure I only used two of the six polishes, but hey there's always next year!

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Salon Perfect - He's With Me
  • Salon Perfect - Christmas Cookie
  • Sally Hansen - Moonstone
  • Sinful Colors - Pistache
  • Acrylic Paint
I really was obsessing over Christmas Cookie as soon as I opened the package.  This polish is a matte circle glitter set in a clear base.  I have absolutely nothing like this in my collection and I have always been a fan of the Indie lines and their circle glitters.  I had to dab and place the glitter on the nail over two coats of Pistache, but it was well worth it in the end.

He's With Me is such a pretty red polish.  It's a dupe of China Glaze Red Ruby Pumps which is a polish I have been eyeing for a long time.  I'm not a huge fan of reds, so I never bought it because I never thought I would use it.  Now that I have it though, I'm going to put it to use.  Absolutely love it!



I decided to do a Gingerbread man accent because I thought he would look cute next to Christmas Cookie.  And well, gingerbread men are Christmas cookies.  I wish the second part of that statement was part of my reasoning for picking that accent, but I literally just came to that conclusion as I was typing this post.  The real reason why I picked a gingerbread man was because the Christmas tree design I tried to do failed miserably and I literally had no idea what else to do.  I remembered a friend of mine showed me a gingerbread manicure a few weeks ago so I went with him!

What do you think?  Liking this manicure?

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!  I will try to get a New Years Eve manicure up on the blog soon!  I have to figure out scheduling and such.  Also, the January Nail Artist of the Month post will be delayed because I forgot to follow up with the artist because of the holidays.  So I'm hoping to share that mid January!  That's not a feature that I'm phasing out!

Again, Merry Christmas!

Until next time, <3.