Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Nails Round Up

I wanted to do a quick post of my recent Christmas nails. Since Christmas is sadly over I thought I'd just group them into one big post. All the polishes come from the China Glaze Naughty or Nice collection. This collection had the most amazing colors for Christmas!

Mrs. Claus - gorgeous light red base with silver and red glitter. Reminds me of candy canes! Almost looks pink and would also be good for Valentine's Day!

Frosty with Party Hearty layered on top - Frosty is a gorgeous shimmery white polish. Looks like sparkling snow! Party Hearty is a red, green, and gold glitter polish perfect for layering.

Mistletoe Kisses - a light green base with green and silver glitter. So pretty and such a unique color. I added a little water decal for some extra Christmas spirit.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Barielle Elle's Spell

Here is a gorgeous red from Barielle's Holiday collection. Elle's Spell is a lovely red jelly loaded with tons of flakies! The flakies create this glowing ember effect, which is really pretty!

Close up of the flakies.

I graduated from college last week and this is what I wore! It matched my school colors and was festive for the Holidays! Really lovely polish!

Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

Today I have for you a lovely Christmas green from Orly's 2010 Holiday collection. Meet Me Under The Mistletoe is a deep green with flecks of green glitter. I can also spot the occasion glint of gold.

What really drew me to this polish is it reminded me a lot of the Cosmic FX collection. It's formula is very similar and even has the same duochrome feel. Love it!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MAC Jade Dragon

When I first saw Jade Dragon by MAC I was so excited. In the bottle it looks like a deep forrest green with tons of aqua shimmer. However, on the nail it's a bit of a disappointment. The shimmer is almost undetectable unless in direct light and even then it's subtle. It's still a lovely dark green polish though.

The polish went on nicely, but was a mess to remove. The skin around my nails was stained green! I usually don't have that problem, but with this it was major. Bottom line is this is a nice color, but I'm don't think it's worth the hassle.

OPI Ali's Big Break

I just love this time of the year because of all the beautiful Christmasy polishes around. Ali's Big Break by OPI is one of my favorite red's for the holidays. It's a bright candy apple red with tiny flecks of red sparkle.

Close up of the sparkle

What is your favorite Christmas red polish??

Monday, December 20, 2010

China Glaze Ingrid

Ingrid by China Glaze is a fabulous chocolate taupe. What makes it really unique is the hint of gold shimmer.

I love this color for the winter season because it reminds me so much of hot cocoa. The whole time I wore it I kept thinking how I wanted a warm mug of hot chocolate! Yummy!

Zoya Kym

Kym is from Zoya's recent Wicked collection. It's a coppery warm red with lots of sparkle!

I just adore this polish! It reminds me of changing leaves in the fall.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Inque Nails - Christmas Plaid

I first heard of Inque Nails from Katrina over at Katrina's Nail Blog. She did a review on the nail stickers and I decided to check out their site. I have tried these types of nail stickers before (i.e. Sephora/Minx collaboration) and they were OK. When I looked at the Inque website I was impressed how you could customize the size of the stickers to fit your nails and the image you put on them. Not only do they have stickers for your fingernails, but toenails as well!

However, what really sold me was the fact that they had a Hello Kitty set. I'm a huge HK lover and can never find any nail art stuff. Also, they were running a promotion for 5 sheets for $30, which is a great deal considering one sheet is priced at $15. So I went ahead and picked out 5.
The first of which I'm showing you is the Christmas Plaid!

They come on a sheet like this. 16 stickers per sheet. This is just the standard sizes, but you can get custom fit ones if you wish.

And here they are on the nail! Just in time for Christmas! They were really easy to apply and I didn't have any wrinkles or snags! I got so many compliments on these and I cannot wait to wear the next set I bought.

Check out the Inque website. They are still having the 5 for $30 deal or buy one get one free if you don't want 5. They have a ton of super cute designs, so check it out!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow Suede

Today I have for you a lovely color for the Christmas Season! Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow is a forrest green with a suede finish.

I usually don't like matte polishes, but I really adore this one! The shimmer in it is just gorgeous! This is a great polish to throw on if you're in a rush because of it's quick dry time. Now as with most matte polishes you are going to see chips in 1-2 days, but because it's so pretty I can overlook that :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Zoya Gloria

As you can see I've been wearing polishes from the Zoya Flame collection lately! Today I bring you Gloria.

When I first saw this polish in the bottle I was eh about it. However, once I put it on I fell in love!! Gloria is a gorgeous light cranberry red sparkle. It has hints of gold flecks in it and is a great color for the Holidays.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Tomorrow is the last day!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Zoya Crystal

Here is another beauty from the Zoya Flame Collection - Crystal.

Crystal is an icy blue with tons of gold sparkle. This is a really unique color. It reminds me of winter ice and snow, so it's perfect for the Holiday season. I highly recommend this whole collection. If you haven't gotten it yet, then put it on your Christmas list! It's a must have.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I've been tagged...

One of my favorite blogs, Toes That Twinkle, has tagged me in her series of Tagged Tuesday posts. This is a great way to draw attention to new blogs and help current blogs reach new audiences. I'm very excited to have been picked! If you want to be tagged check out her blog here: http://toesthattwinkle.blogspot.com/

Thanks for reading!

Misa Quirky Smile

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Unfortunately I have been sick with a stomach virus and can't do much of anything. I don't even have polish on my nails *gasp*! So this is a mani I did a few weeks ago using Misa's Quirky Smile

Quirky Smile is a shimmery teal leaning more on the green side. I added some gold Konad using Orly Luxe as my gold and stamped the fishnet design from plate m57. I then added some heart jewels for a little extra oomph.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

China Glaze Yee-Haw!

One color I don't have much of in my collection is orange. So when I find a flattering and gorgeous orange I always love to grab it. Today I bring you China Glaze Yee-Haw! from their Rodeo Diva Collection (a beautiful collection worth checking out).

Yee-Haw! is a golden orange with golden microglitter. Such a pretty shade and a very unique one in my collection. This is also a great work appropriate color. It's subtle, yet gorge!

Also, if you haven't already don't forget to check out my giveaway!