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Another Christmas Mani

So I tried some nail art.  I loved this look by The Nail Network, and although it’s more complicated than anything I’m typically willing to try, I decided I had to give it a shot.  Well, it didn’t work out so hot.  After a couple hours of waiting for the base color to dry, messing it up the first time I tried to put the stickers on and redoing it, I had an acceptable manicure.  Then I decided to go for the gold dots.  I do not own a dotting tool, but have read that a toothpick will work it it’s place.  It doesn’t.  I ended up completely messing it up, took the whole thing off and decided to go for something fool proof.  So this is what I ended up with.


This is China Glaze Emerald Sparkled with a glitter gradient using Zoya Maria Luisa.  Emerald Sparkled is one of my old favorites, and every time I use it I fall in love with it again.  Maria Luisa is awesome too, its a gold flake glitter that applies smoothly and lays flat on the nail.


My First Christmas Manicure of the Year!

I finally got around to doing something Christmasy on my nails.  I have no patience for nail art, so glitter gradients are about as far as I’ve ventured into the nail art realm.  And a glitter gradient is exactly what I have today!

I used Darling Diva Black Diamond as the base, and China Glaze Party Hearty over that.  Party Hearty is a glitter topper with red, green, and gold glitters in different sizes.

China Glaze Party Hearty + Darling Diva Black Diamond 2

This was part of China Glaze’s 2010 Christmas collection, but it is still one of my favorites.  However, I think it’s time for a new favorite.  When I opened this up, it was pretty dried up.  After 3 full droppers of Seche Restore, I finally got it back to something resembling nail polish.  Unfortunately, I think it may be time to retire this one.

China Glaze Party Hearty + Darling Diva Black Diamond

The awesome holo in Black Diamond was pretty much over taken by Party Hearty, but I still enjoyed this as an understated Christmas manicure.

China Glaze Party Hearty + Darling Diva Black Diamond 3

Any recommendations for a must-have Christmas glitter?