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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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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 4 – Kristi AND Holly December 15, 2011

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“On the Fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…four calling birds.” Ok I get that they like birds – but we are up to 10 birds – that is a lot of bird droppings to clean up!

Something easier to clean up is nail polish 🙂 My buddy Mr. Acetone works great for that.

I know guys love women getting it on with each other – and well, so do I, at least when it is Kristi and Holly!  That’s right the two Zoya’s look fabulous together. Kristi’s creamy red with Holly’s sparkely vibrant green makes quite the duo, and with using the new “half moon” style it is a really contemporary style that makes me think of those round glass orniments.

I applied Holly just over yesterday’s Kristi using the handy dandy 3 hole punch re-inforcers.

This is much more vibrant than yesterday’s but it is still really nice and not too out there. 

What colors do you like to put in a half moon design together?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 3 – Kristi December 14, 2011

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“On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…three french hens.” Seriously? The person who is the gift recipient must have an aviary or something…Me? I just own way too many nail polishes…

So today I bring you Zoya Kristi. To me this is the perfect RED. It’s not cool toned, it’s not warm toned – it’s just Red.  It is a cream that could probably be opaque in just one coat – but I’m light handed with my coats so I needed a second.  Kristi also was a little chilly so I covered her with some more Seche Vite – if you need to figure out what to get me for Christmas, another bottle of Seche Vite would rock!

So this is a totally normal look – but it’s still really pretty and given all the other Christmassy  things around, the red feels Christmassy too.

Are there any non-holiday things you have that you think translate great into holiday wear?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 2 December 13, 2011

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“On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Two turtle doves.” Well again with the birds, but at least these are prettier.

Lets spice up Shawn instead – like I mentioned yesterday I’d do some looks that have a simple change up to make them fresh looking. For Shawn I added some Wet ‘n Wild red glitter. I got the polish in a holiday set from Rite Aid so it doesn’t have a name, but any old red glitter in clear base polish would work. Again I covered it all up with some more Seche Vite.

Cute right? Its a little glitzy but not too much.

Now here is a special treat – it’s my house all gussied up for the holidays (just like my nails!)

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 1 December 12, 2011

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“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…A partirdge in a pear tree.” Hmmm, not sure what a partridge would do for me, its just a bird – I mean its sorta cute in a way – it looks like a pheasant. I do know what I would do with Zoya Shawn though!

I’d paint my nails for my first day of Christmas!!!

Here he is – in all his glory – risking making my husband upset since I’m wearing another man!

I added a coat of seche vite on top. Keep in mind I am awfully hard on my nails – so when I say this lasted a full day with no chipping or edge wear that is an amazing feat – it should last nearly a week on a normal person.

 I thought this color would be festive and yet still subdued.

Most of my nails for this season will show the same polish two days in a row – the first day one way and then altered the next day to extend wear or add a simple change-up (like you will see tomorrow).

It was a great kickoff to the holiday season.

What did you do to kick off the holiday season?

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