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 *)*

Holiday Nails Silver Smash

Holiday Nails Gradient Up!

HOliday Nails Gradient Up

I like gradients a lot. But it seems I do better when I work with glitters. I guess its just easier

HOliday Nails Gradient Up
I used
China Glaze Party Hearty
American Apparel Smoke Dazzle

Party Hearty is not as dense as I would have liked it to be, so I used Smoke Dazzle to help fill in the gaps. I applied Smoke Dazzle to the tip of the nail first, then applied Party Hearty. To have it look more sparse, wipe the bush in the bottle a few times, to get off as much excess as possible. Then kind of dab the nail. Then move further down and apply a another coat. One tip for glitter gradients is that it does get a tad thick, so when it is a little dry, press down on it with your finger. Lightly. That will help to flatten the glitter, and to get rid of bubbles or whatever.

HOliday Nails Gradient Up

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

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 *)*

Holiday Nails Gradient Up!

Holiday Nails Shimmer & Shine

Hello Everyone :)

I know its been awhile. Unfortunately the #darkto power outage (the “state of emergency” that wasn’t…) got to me once we finally got power, and I needed a bit of time to recuperate. I’m hoping that those who are still held captive by this outage are saved soon.

Anyway, I wanted to get the rest of the Holiday Nail posts out, so here is one today. I only have two more.

Holiday Nails Shimmer & Shine

I love glitter. Really. I don’t think you are surprised if you are a long time reader. The thing is, I like glitter even more when it has holo in it.

So OBVIOUSLY, despite the fact that I wanted to wear just Zoya Nova, I couldn’t stop at just that…right??

Holiday Nails Shimmer & Shine
I used
China Glaze Nova
Zoya Nova

I was completely amused that both China Glaze and Zoya were named Nova for this mani :D

I didn’t even realize until I was finishing up this post lol. In any case, Zoya Nova is dark pink glitter in a dark pink jelly like base. The thing is, that with Zoya Nova, it really looks better when there aren’t any glitter bare spots. But it would require about 3 or 4 coats of Nova. So I figured that I would sandwich China Glaze Nova in between the two layers of Zoya Nova.

I found that this added the extra shine that I was looking for, while at the same time filling in some of the bare spots…but not all. I took this picture with my point and shoot camera, so it doesn’t really capture how it should look. It emphasizes the bare spots a bit much. IRL it wasn’t as noticeable, and was loud yet pretty. I liked it. So much that I applied this for during my second set of exams…just so I could stare at my nails if I thought I was bombing the exam. LOL…luckily I didn’t :P

Holiday Nails Shimmer & Shine

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

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 *)*

Holiday Nails Shimmer & Shine

Holiday Nails Stamp Happy

Holiday Nails Stamp Happy

I have really neglected my stamps…so I figured I would pull them out. Unfortunately I don’t really have anything that is Christmas themed…

I used
Nicole by OPI Faux Fir
China Glaze Party Hearty
American Apparel Silver Jazz
Bundle Monster #314*
Holiday Nails Stamp Happy

I used Silver Jazz for the stamp, mainly because I couldn’t find my Sally Hansen Chrome polishes. I regret that. I should have used something more pigmented so that the stamp would be more vivid. Oh well. Live and learn :P

Holiday Nails Stamp Happy

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…

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 *)*

Holiday Nails Stamp Happy

Holiday Nails: A dash of silver and red…

Holiday Nails

So technically today should be day 15 of the series, but since I skipped Wednesday and Thursday, I figured I would label this 13, and do the next two on the weekend.

Anyway my exams are finally done, and I have rested up a bit today…so there shouldn’t be any more delays! *fingers crossed*

Holiday Nails
I used
China Glaze Ruby Pumps
AA Silver Jazz
Claires Chunky Silver

I applied Ruby Pumps to two nails, and Chunky Silver to the other two (I went back to Chunky Silver for the thumb). I then applied tape to the pinky and index, and painted a coat of the opposite colour. After peeling it off, I added the rhinestones.

But this mani reminds me of clown pants…not fun ornaments like I had hoped lol

Oh well :P

Let me just say, if you like red, and glitter…it will be in your best interested to give Ruby Pumps a try. It was my go to colour a few years back. And for good reason!

Anyway, I met up with my friends for our annual Christmas drinks. We went to Joey’s at the Eaton Centre. It was my first time at that location…and I can’t say that I enjoyed the service completely. Let me just say this. It is important to be attentive to your customers…but not to the point that you are in their face constantly, and disrupting their flow of conversation. Extremely annoying. Plus, if you want to go, you need a reservation. My friend waited awhile (40 mins) so that we could get our seat…and this was for 8pm O___O. Well the plus side is that I got a lot of nail polish from my friends, so I can’t wait to try them out and share posts on them :D

Hope that you all have your Christmas shopping done, and excited to sit back and relax with family and friends.

Holiday Nails

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

You can also check out the series from last year.

*all products in this post were purchased with my own funds*

Holiday Nails: A dash of silver and red…

Holiday Nails: Oh Christmas Tree…

OOPS!

I almost missed posting this. Yikes!

Have an exam Thursday afternoon…which I really desperately need to ace. Didn’t do too well on the midterm, and it was 40% of our grade. It was really unfortunate that I did poorly, as the first test (20%) I ended up getting an 85%. Seeing as it is a UT course…I mean I thought that was amazing. Anyway…midterm didn’t go to well, and well I need this course to go well so that I can ask for an exception…a lot is riding on this one exam -____- In any case, I need to get at least an 80 on the final. Let’s see if I can actually achieve this…

Holiday Nails Oh Christmas Tree
The worst application I have done in awhile. I didn’t have the time to spare to remove what I had before, so I layered it on a green polish that I was already wearing. It deepened the China Glaze Polish I was wearing, and made it more rich in a way. It was lovely.

Holiday Nails Oh Christmas Tree

Holiday Nails Oh Christmas Tree
I randomly dotted different green polishes in my stash, in a tree shape. Then added a few different colours to act as ornaments. It didn’t look too awesome, so I stopped and added Fairy Dust all over the nail as snow.

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

You can also check out the series from last year.

*This post contains products that I have received for review purposes, and products I have purchased with my own stash*

Holiday Nails: Oh Christmas Tree…

Holiday Nails: Starry Night

I almost forgot about this today…
But here we go!

Holiday Nails Starry Night Gradient

I keep trying with the gradients. I think I will give up and just resort to the regular sponging. With a good sponge though, the sponge I used for this broke off in tiny bits…making it a tad lumpy in areas.

I used…
Holiday Nails Starry Night Gradient
China Glaze Up All Night
China Glaze Midnight Mission
Barielle Stardust
Hottie

I applied the different polishes in layers. I used Hottie to pull back the darker colours from the tip to the nail bed.

Holiday Nails Starry Night Gradient
Just another shot to show the shimmer…

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

You can also check out the series from last year.

Anyway, if you are Canadian and reading this post, make sure to enter my GIVEAWAY.

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I missed a lot of the days for 12 Day’s of Beauty, but here is me all bundled up. I left the house for once yesterday for my exam, and BOY was it cold. Heard it was colder today, but been stuck indoors studying my butt off.

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I used CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in 300. Takes a bit of time to work with, but it is a fun product to use.

*I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own*

*All nail polish in this post has been purchased with my own funds*

Holiday Nails: Starry Night