O Christmas Tree

I haven’t put up nary a decoration in my place.  No tree, stockings, lights…. nada. 

Had to decorate somewhere, so…. you already know where that decoration landed…lol

Christmas tree, star, ornaments, and tree skirt….. only things missing here are the presents.
(feel free to give me gifts. I will gladly accept them) 😉

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OPI “Jade Is The New Black” – base
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Candy Canes!!!

I did it. Smile

Now I can truly say Happy Holidays….. and mean it.

Shamica requested a candy cane design. And now I’m happy she did. I feel like my fingernails will taste like Christmas candy.

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Sinful Colors “Ruby Ruby”, white, glitter red & glitter green nail stripersIMG_2484 IMG_2485

Dre’s Holiday pick

 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!

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I might have to ask André next time I can’t decide on a polish choice Smile.

BFF – Bland for Fran, my bff

More than anything, I know with certainty that my best friend Fran, HATES a neutral color palette for her nails!
So I was searching for a wonderfully bland, neutral, non-stimulating color just for her!  LMAO. 

I actually found an absolutely beautifully finished and gracefully delicate and classy color in my Sinful Colors stash. Out of This World 
(My SDA-friendly polish lovers –>this is definitely one for you)   

 . . . . But then I got distracted, in my normal “polish ADHD” fashion, and had to swagggg that polish out.  I layered a couple of coats of Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty on top. Luv it!  The glitter in this polish has great coverage but the finish is smooth like no glitter exists.  This is good polish right here!

Sinful Colors – Out of This World
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(left – Out of This World)                                        (right – w/Queen of Beauty)

out of this world     queen of beauty

the results:
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I like the look of my nails better in everyday life than photos with the bottle of polish.  You can see the detail of the glitter in this pic from my cab ride on the way to work. Almost looks like aluminum foil 🙂
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