Mini Update

Hi All

I know not everyone follows me on Twitter or Facebook, so I wanted to post here as well.

I will have to take a bit of a hiatus. I’m hoping that it will be small, but it is necessary for me at the moment. I just cannot fully immerse myself to the blog the way that I want, and which my readers, my friends, deserve. So, if you’ve come to browse, well there are several years of random posts on this blog, so you could check out the archive :)

In any case, I thank you for your continued support of Rasilla, and I hope to see be back to writing very soon…*fingers crossed*

- Esther

Musical Friday with Jaurim


The video features “blood”, and shooting. If you are uncomfortable with that, please do not watch it. Maybe minimize it and listen to the song…

Since this was released on Youtube in the beginning of November, I have to say I have listened to it close to 150 times. I don’t know, something is just so…lovely about the song.

Then I saw the MV…and thought… -_____-

Holiday Nails Silver Smash

Holiday Nails Silver Smash

So this is possibly the last one. I might have one more to share depending on if I can decide on a pattern for my gel nails for NYE. But I can’t seem to figure out what to do…

In any case, thanks for checking out this years Holiday Nails series :D I appreciate all the comments, and the likes, and the pins…everything!

Holiday Nails Silver Smash

Holiday Nails Silver Smash
I used a bunch of stuff, so I wanted to break it down for what nail I used them for.

Holiday Nails Silver Smash
For my index and pinky, I thought I would do a gradient. I applied Sally Hansen Celeb City to the tip of the nails. I applied China Glaze Medallion to the middle bit, as the transition glitter. I then applied China Glaze Nova to the rest of the tip. As a last step, to bring the transitions together, I applied a coat of Sally Hansen Silver SLingblade to the entire nail.

Holiday Nails Silver Smash
For my middle finger, I applied a coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Celeb City, mainly because it would take two more coats of OPI Crown Me Already in order to make it more opaque. Anyway I applied a coat of Crown Me Already.

Holiday Nails Silver Smash
For the ring finger, I applied Essie Sand Tropez to the entire nail (to basically neutralize the colour). Then I applied Sally Hansen Xtreme Celeb City half way down the nail, in two round hills, and filled in the rest to the tip. I then applied 2 coats of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure (Flakie) to the entire nail. I then applied the rhinestones to the upper curves of Celeb City…but then thought I would continue outlining all the silver…it looks weird though. Like a squished heart, or an apple. Anyway it still looks…oddly interesting lol

Holiday Nails Silver Smash
Holiday Nails Silver Smash
For the thumb, I applied two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Celeb City, then applied a coat of Sally Hansen Silver Slingblade (China Glaze Fairy Dust is similar).

Holiday Nails Silver Smash

The layers of glitter will get thick for some nails, so for each layer, I end up lightly pressing down on them, once they are a bit dry. I feel like it helps, as if it gets rid of the air bubbles of whatever between each layer. Anyway this also helps to smooth out the nail as well, so it does do something :)

Previous Posts on Holiday Nails
Holiday Nails 1 Lipstick & The Art of Seduction
Holiday Nails 2 Silver & Baubles
Holiday Nails 3 Just Be-Claus, why not?
Holiday Nails 4 Rich Evergreen Greens
Holiday Nails 5 Red Green Somewhere in Between
Holiday Nails 6 Ornaments
Holiday Nails 7 Gingerbread Man
Holiday Nails 8 Starry Night
Holiday Nails 9
Holiday Nails 10

Holiday Nails 11 Glittery Green Gradient
Holiday Nails 12 Oh Christmas Tree
Holiday Nails 13 A dash of silver and red…
Holiday Nails 14 Stamp Happy
Holiday Nails 15 Shimmer & Shine
Holiday Nails 16 Gradient Up!

You can also check out the series from last year.

*This post contains products I have purchased with my own funds, and ones I have received for review purposes(noted with *)*