Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Leftovers - Poinsettias and Dots

Another leftover mani that isn't the best. I only wore it for one day, but I thought I'd post it anyways.
I used Refresh-Mint, Ruby Pumps and Meet Me Under The Mistletoe.

This was the last of my leftover manis!

Christmas Leftovers - Red, Green, White

Here is another leftover holiday mani I did for my mom. She had seen some nail art where dots were used to make a diagonal stripe and she really wanted that design replicated. I used Ruby Pumps, Meet Me Under The Mistletoe, and Winter Wonderland.

Not my favourite Christmas mani I have done this year.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Leftovers - Lights

So I figured that since Christmas is over, I'd round up all of my leftover mani's and put them in a bunch of posts while I am still on vacation.

For this first "leftover" post I will show you a Christmas lights design that my mom requested that I do on her nails.

Not perfect, but festive!
Hope your holidays were awesome no matter what you celebrate :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

China Glaze - New Holographic Polishes!

China Glaze has announced a new collection that will be available April and May of 2011. The collection is called Tronica and will have 12 new polishes. The best part is that they are all holographic!

Image is from China Glaze.

If you want more info, check out the company's twitter and twitpic accounts.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gingerbread Man Nail Art

Today I thought I'd show you some nail art I did a couple of days ago. This was done on my mom's nails :)

It's not perfect, but she wanted something cute. This design is similar to something i saw on YouTube.

Sorry for the lack of many pictures, my camera isn't working very well.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

China Glaze - Peace on Earth and Party Hearty

To start with, I just wanted to let you guys know that I won Zombie Claws' celebration nail art contest! This is the first nail art contest that I have ever entered, and the first I've won :)

But onto my recent mani. This is Peace On Earth, and Party Hearty, both from the collection 'Tis The Season To Be Naughty Or Nice by China Glaze. ( I really wish that the collection had a shorter name, so from now on I'll call it Naughty or Nice.)

Peace on Earth is a beautiful metallic olive colour, with a bit of gold too.
I honestly thought that this colour was ugly when I first saw it, but now it's one of my favourites!
This is one coat!
I added Party Hearty to make it a bit more festive!

As a bonus, here is a bottle picture of Party Hearty!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Suit Up" Tuxedo Nail Art

Some more nail art done on my mom's hands. Recently we began watching How I Met Your Mother on DVD, and it wasn't until part way through this mani that I realized what it reminded me of.

 I used:
 Wet N' Wild - French White Creme
 China Glaze - Little Drummer Boy
 Sally Hansen - Disco Ball  Blue Rhinestone

Before Glitter

After Glitter


Celebration Nail Art

So recently I entered Zombie Claws' celebration mani contest and I thought I'd post my entry here, now that her post is up. What you are about to see isn't the best mani and I will admit that. The reason being is that it was done at around 11 p.m., I hadn't eaten since lunchtime so I was shaky, and I was in a bad mood because my hairstylist took 5 hours to do 7 foils.

Anyways, the link to her post is HERE. I would like you all to vote for whoever you believe did the best job. I don't like it when people bribe their followers to vote for them, so the choice is yours.

                                                                   LEFT HAND:


Left Hand:
  • Pinkie - December in my family's household gets a little bit hectic and crazy. We get into a happy daze and the time flies quickly, the swirls represent that.
  • Ring Finger - This is a Chinese symbol with a couple of meanings. It means joy, cheer, and festive.
  • Middle Finger - This is a candy cane. My mother, brother and I used to hang them on the Christmas tree when I was little, then on Christmas day we would eat them while opening our gifts.
  • Index Finger - Yin Yang is for the peacefulness of Christmas night. After all of the presents are opened and the dinner is done, we just relax.
  • Thumb - My father's side of the family is fairly religious, so the star shining represents the star of David that shone when Jesus was born.
 Right Hand: 
  • Pinkie - When I was very young, my father would dress up as Santa Claus on Christmas Morning, and hand out the presents, so I painted a Santa hat.
  • Ring Finger - I painted music notes because I have always loved Christmas songs. I used to listen to them year round because they are cheerful and always put me in a good mood.
  • Middle Finger - Gifts are pretty much self explanatory. I would always unwrap them very carefully because I didn't want to rip the pretty wrapping paper.
  • Index Finger - On Christmas Eve we usually go to my father's church wearing red and green and Santa hats, and my father wears a Christmas tie.
  • Thumb - My mother loves snowmen and has lots of decorations for the winter depicting "snow families".


Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Few of China Glaze's Christmas Polishes

Out of the 16 colours available from China Glaze's Tis' the Season to be Naughty or Nice collection, I only got five. The first two, Mistletoe Kisses and Mrs. Claus were purchased in the Rejoice! box set (with a candle) at Sally's, Peace on Earth and Little Drummer Boy were also purchased there but on a different occasion, and Party Heart was purchased on eBay.

I have already blogged about Mrs. Claus and how I couldn't get Party Hearty at Sally's Beauty Supply HERE.

                                                   Now onto the pictures!

  Mrs. Claus, Mistletoe Kisses, Little Drummer Boy, Peace on Earth, Party Hearty

    I added close-ups of the polishes too, so you can see the glitter, metallic finishes, etc.
Mrs. Claus
Mistletoe Kisses
Little Drummer Boy
Peace on Earth

Party Hearty

I have only worn one of these but I am going to be using them throughout the month. I have swatches Party hearty over a TON of colours on a nail wheel and I am going to try some of those out. I also have three holiday Orly's that I will show you later.

                                                I hope you enjoyed this post :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Opinion on Coty Acquiring OPI

I'm almost positive that all of you have heard about Coty acquiring OPI and there is a lot of controversy.
I am not going to put the whole official statement here but if you haven't read it yet it's HERE. This is just my personal opinion about the matter and I would absolutely love to hear you voice yours in the comments.

Obviously OPI is a popular brand, but I only have one of their polishes. Where I live in Canada, one bottle costs around 18 dollars, and I am not willing to spend that much money. The bottle I do have (which is called Holy Pink Pagoda) wasn't even purchased by me. Before I heard about the Coty deal, I was planning on purchasing two of the Katy Perry polishes when they are released, but now I am not so sure. I am mostly against animal testing, because I love animals and don't like the idea of them being hurt just so we can be beautiful.  But from what I have read, it is still unconfirmed whether or not Coty still tests on animals. The statistics that many are making reference to are somewhat outdated. I am still undecided on if I will purchase OPI products in the future, but if I get any new information, I'll let you know.