If there was any holiday more appropriate for this, I don’t know what it is.
However, I’ve opted for the beautifully muted Color Club “Sheer Disguise” blue. Top Coat of Essie Luxe Effects “Shine of The Times” (THANK YOU Liza! I am in LOVE with this top coat!! it’s like an iridescent flake-filled jelly = fun!)
My nails reflect the kind of celebrating I plan on doing this evening to bring in this new year: Calmly chilling with a nice sparkle.
My nails wanted to make a statement. Wanted to be “heard”.
So I pulled out bold and bright primary & a couple secondary colors in the loudest temperature I owned. And let them scream.
For some odd reason the blue base in the purple is so strong it’s difficult to differentiate it from the blue in the pictures. If I can get a clear picture to show PURPLE instead of blue, I will post asap!
Felt like a princess with a little crown after this manicure.
Maybe my expectations are too high now because I am not at all enamored with the formulation of this polish. It’s a pretty color, but it’s thin, and slightly streaky. You will most definitely have to use a minimum of two coats for any remote coverage and opacity. I will still use it again… because like I said, it’s a pretty color. Plus, I feel like a beautiful girl with it on.
I loved the Christmas polish adventures…. but being happy that it’s over, I don’t really want to see anymore red and green polish for at least a couple of weeks!!
so I ventured as far away from Christmas as I could when I painted my nails this time.
…but just some little freehand dotted flowers.
China Glaze “White On White” – acrylic paint dot flowers
As many others have reviewed “White On White”…. they are all right. It’s a very pretty and creamy white polish…. once you get enough coats of polish on. It’s a streaky polish, but I only had to use 2 coats to achieve these results. I had initially planned on purchasing OPI Alpine Snow… and actually, next time I will. #NoDiss
Cutest. design. ever. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to try it.
So, I used my favorite… OPI “I’m Not Really A Waitress”… striped OPI “Black Onyx” across and made a “Glitter Hologram” buckle….
Voila! Santa’s belt.
I absolutely love this design. So fun! Really may work for any time of the year – if you’re a diva…. it’s all in the context. Because it’s almost December 25th, we’ll just say this is holiday nail art.
Yep, ‘tis the season. All things sparkly and shiny… red and green…. and gold. 🙂
Seems to me that the best folks to ask for nail polish suggestions are men! I was talking to my brother André as I was pondering over what color/design to adorn my nails… he sarcastically replied “that should be hard”…smh. I had to explain how difficult it is to choose when there are so many options. Then I asked for his suggestion…… Twinkle Lights with Black tips… (no he did NOT know the name of the polish. hahahahaha)
the result was quite nice! I would have been more surprised, but he actually has good taste. so……..
China Glaze “Twinkle Lights“ as a topcoat over “Passion” was the bow on the “holiday feel”. Like candy sprinkles on a sugar cookie in the shape of a Christmas Tree. The glitter was sparser than I would have liked, so I ended up using three coats. Nonetheless still festive. The topcoat alone would be adorable for little kiddie nails during the holiday.
Deviating from the widely held belief: This “Twinkle Lights” glitter is NOT of the devil. lol
I decided to use acrylic paint for the tips instead of polish because there would have been SIX layers of polish on the tips of my nails….. NO SIR!
China Glaze “Passion” w/ “Twinkle Lights” and black acrylic paint tips
I might have to ask André next time I can’t decide on a polish choice .