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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 12 – Frosty Christmas Lights December 23, 2011

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“On the Twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Twelve Drummers Drumming” My husband already plays drums, I really don’t need more drumming in the house, but I suppose if its like “Bring in da noise, bring in da funk” it’d be ok.

Today’s nails look like the drum shattered the ice.  I painted each of my nails the color of one of the lights on my christmas decorations.  After they were each dry I coated them with some Seche Vite.  Then I added a coat of Sally Hansen’s white crackle coat.  The interesting thing here is that I used Kleencolor red holo for the red nails and it seems to have seeped through the Seche Vite and then even more it seeped into the crackle coat. It made the white look pink. None of the rest of the colors bled into the coat.  Here they are!

 

And now I have a very special treat for you.  I’ve been in contact with a very special organization (http://www.adoptapolish.org/) which helps lonely polishes find new homes.  Their adoption process for the first group of polishes ends on New Years Eve (December 31st).  These polishes come from all different backgrounds and have a different story to tell. You can see their pictures and read their stories. If one sounds like it will be a good fit for you then you can write up an adoption application and maybe if the polish chooses your application  then it will go home to you.  See more details below the break.  I’ve put in my application, have you?

*I have received nothing in exchange for this promotion of the program – I just think it is super neat and hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 11 – Stamps (not for the mail) December 22, 2011

Before I get on with my post I want to say hi to all of you! I have gotten quite a few new followers over the last two weeks and I want to say hi. I’m so glad you are finding my posts interesting enough that you want to read more!  I’m always open to comments, so if there is something you’d like to see or a product you’d like me to review, just let me know 🙂

“On the Eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Eleven Pipers Piping” I like music – I wonder what type of music they are playing? Perhaps “The Twelve days of Christmas”

I’ve got some super fun nails today – though they have nothing to do with pipers piping.  I used my stamps from the Born Pretty store and there were some super cute christmas stamps!  I have Christmas trees, snowmen, candy canes, Christmas bells, and rudolph the red nosed reindeer.  Check ’em out.

   

What is your favorite Christmas or winter symbol?

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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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Feeling Blue October 26, 2011

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Well, I’m not feeling Sad (blue), I’m feeling the color blue – and white. After my horrific broken nail I wanted to cheer myself up – how did I do that? Eat a dozen chocolate chip cookies? no. Watch a corny movie? no. Go buy nail polish? yep! I really had been looking for an excuse to go buy a white crackle – so I used my misery. Please excuse the stubby nails, as I said this was the result of a tragedy. Please be kind I am not the normal “boo hoo I broke my nail” person – this one ripped into the nail plate and started bleeding. It looked horrible so I had to cover it up.  I decided on blue to go with my new white crackle polish. I had some Mezmerised by Essie that looked to be a good base for Jessie’s Girl Confetti (which shows up better in the second photo). Then I applied the SallyHansen white crackle overcoat. It made for a cute manicure.

 

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