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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 10 – Snow on the ground December 21, 2011

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“On the Tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Ten Lords a-Leaping” Maybe they could dance with the the nine-ladies dancing, but one poor guy will be left out.

My nails certainly haven’t felt left out this holiday season. I’ll change it up from the traditional Christmas hues to a nice winter snowy color. When I was applying my white Zoya followed by Cosmetics Arts Fairy Dust, the song “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” kept going through my head.  My nails remind me of that fake snow that people use on their miniature towns. It’s all glittery and white.

What do you like to do when it snows out?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 9 – Glittery Christmas December 20, 2011

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“On the Ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Nine Ladies Dancing” That sounds pretty – but not terribly useful.

Something else that isn’t useful – but is pretty is a set of painted nails.  Today I bring you a glitter and accent nail style. On the 4 green fingers is Wet n’ Wild’s SaGreena the Teenage Witch and the accent nail is Zoya Kristi. SaGreena is – in my opinion a perfect clone of Holly. Some people have said Sagreena is much darker – but when I swatched both under all lighting in my house the two colors were identical and the amount of shimmer was the same too! (but you get what you pay for – I like the zoya formula better – it seems to peel off less.)  Then on top of all nails I added a medium thickness coat of Wet n’ Wild’s The Gold and The Beautiful.  It is super sheer (up to ~7 layers) so it just added a subtle gold shimmer to the top of the nails – to me this is a great holiday combination. As always Seche Vite finishes up the nails.

What is your favorite color combination for Christmas-time?

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My Glam! I got it! December 19, 2011

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So I just got my “My Glam” bag during the middle of last week. Sooooo excited! Squeel.  As soon as I saw that Michelle Phan was launching a brand new “sample box” I had to opt in!  Without hesitation I ordered up the 12 month subscription.  Shortly after I ordered my subscription I received my box! 

What’s Inside?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 8 – Snow falling

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“On the Eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Eight Maids a-milking” Hmmm, what are the eight maids milking? I haven’t gotten any cows, just lots of birds.

Something else we haven’t got is snow – at least here in Seattle. It’s been a fairly warm winter so far (*knock on wood), but though I love snow I do not love driving to work in snow. So instead I decided to re-create snow on my fingers! This is Sally Hansen’s All Wined Up with Cosmetics Arts Fairy Dust white glitter. I put on 1 coat (that’s all it takes to be opaque) of the All Wined up and then once it was dry I put a super light coat of the Fairy Dust on starting half way up the nail, then half way up that I put a medium coat of more Fairy Dust. Then finally I put a nice thick bit closer to the tip – it gives a similar effect to sponge painting I’ve seen some bloggers do – but this was much quicker with less cleanup. As usual the nails are covered with my standard Seche Vite

What is your favorite thing to do in the snow?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 7 – Christmas Lights December 18, 2011

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“On the Seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Seven Swans a-swimming” Okay, enough with the birds. Oh, hey, did you know that swans can fly up to 60 miles an hour? Thats speedy.

Know what else is speedy? The speed of light of course.  Well, though my nails are not covered with light itself, they are covered with freehand christmas lights! I love driving around at christmas looking at christmas lights and my nails remind me of this tradition.  The base is a white Zoya and the rest are random colors from my collection. As usual the nails are covered with my standard Seche Vite

One more thing – Its my birthday  – Yay! I feel old 😦

What is your favorite tradition during this season?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 6 – Holly December 17, 2011

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“On the Sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Six Geese a-laying.” Just when I thought these Christmas gifts were getting good I learn that I get 6 MORE birds – and not just regular birds but birds that are currently laying eggs for NEW birds.

Tired of birds like me? Well nothing says Christmas like Holly, and Zoya brings you a lovely sparkly green with that name.  It looks great alone or when paired with a lovely red sweater. Trust me, this color is not just for the holidays – but it is indeed perfect anyway.  Holly is covered with my standard Seche Vite

What is your favorite color for Christmas?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 5 – Good tidings we bling December 16, 2011

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“On the Fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Five Golden Rings.” Phew – finally something pretty to wear- one for each finger on one hand! I hope they are real gold though!

If that Bling isn’t enough for you – I know what is – Iin fact it is in the title of this Sephora by Opi polish “Good Tidings We Bling”. This is a glitter polish that has different sized hexagional red and green glitters suspended in a clear base.  It goes opaque in about six coats – so instead I put 3 coats over Sally’s All Wined up just so I didn’t have soooo much polish on my fingers.

The photo came out horrible, I know. I tried many times, but I just could not pick up all the glittery goodness – sorry! I promise it is way better in real life.

What is your favorite holiday bling?

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