Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Christmas-Inspired

Merry Christmas to all my Christmas-celebrating readers!  And a very special welcome to our newest Twinsie, Jamie from Polish, Please!  I know you will all love her as much as I do!

As you read this, I will either in the process of leaving Vermont where I have hopefully spent five wonderful days skiing, skating, shopping, and drinking lots of warm beverages to celebrate my boyfriend and my anniversary.  While we won't be celebrating Christmas, I still hope for our last day of vaca to go smoothly...especially our six hour return car ride.

Anyways, for this special Twinsie Tuesday we are, as I'm sure you guessed it, posting Christmas-inspired manis.  I'm not one for nail art, but I think I pushed myself for this one...well ish.

I started with two coats of Zoya Elisa, an absolutely stunning semi-metallic cherry red creme.  The shimmer is very slight with this polish but it does leave a pretty glow.  Application was perfection.


To Christmas up my mani, I decided I would attempt sponging glitter -- my second attempt after an abyssal first try a few weeks ago.  For my glitter, I used Pretty and Polished Happy Holodays, a clear jelly mix of red and green glitter.  I used the tip of a makeup sponge to dab the glitter by my nail beds; as you see, the placement was slightly more random despite my best attempt.  However, I have to say, I kinda like this look.  Simple yet effective.


Any suggestions for a more specific sponging process?  Please feel free to let me know in the comments.

And for more Christmas manis, make sure to check out my Twinsies' blogs!




Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Katherine at Haul of Fame

26 comments :

  1. Love it! I love red and green manis, and this season is the best time to rock one LOL!

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  2. Perfect colour combo and I love the glitter placement. Merry Christmas :)

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  3. Gorgeous manicure, and congratulations!!! :D Merry Christmas! :D

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  4. Elisa is beautiful!! It looks fantastic on you!

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  5. So cute! I love Elisa as well, such a gorgeous red.

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  6. Such a gorgeous mani! I love it!

    What I do for my glitter gradients is remove the excess glitter from the brush and dab with the brush onto the part of the nail I want the glitter on. It saves time.

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  7. Just talked to some of my old friends and neighbors in VT - it's snowing! Hopefully being there 5 days you will get clear enough weather to get down the slopes. I can empathize with that drive...I made it a few times from Woodstock, VT down to the Princeton area of NJ and also to the shore out by Manasquan and a few trips down all the way to Cape May...I am used to long drives now living in Cali where you drive forever and still are in state! Have a wonderful vaca - bet you won't be doing your nails a ton of this trip! Maybe good time to give 'em a rest. Would love to see photos from gorg VT in winter when you get time to share!

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  8. The drive was not so bad given the fact that as a New Yorker who lives in the city, anything beyond an hour is considered far. And I will definitely try to post some pics from the vaca, it was truly one of the most beautiful places I've ever been in the US.

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  9. Hmm...that makes way more sense than my process.

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  10. I hope you're having an amazing vacation!!
    Love the added glitter to your mani :D

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  11. I LOVE the Happy Holodays!! Gorgeous! And a tip, maybe you can try wetting the sponge before applying the glitter?

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  12. That's an interesting thought...

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  13. This is gorgeous Amanda!!! Perfect Christmas mani!

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  14. So pretty! I love the little accents of glitter!

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  15. I like this look! It's something I want to try more next year. I did it the other day with Revlon Girly and I was thinking why didn't I try this before?

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  16. Ooh interesting thought to sponge Girly...

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