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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 8 – Snow falling December 19, 2011

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“On the Eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Eight Maids a-milking” Hmmm, what are the eight maids milking? I haven’t gotten any cows, just lots of birds.

Something else we haven’t got is snow – at least here in Seattle. It’s been a fairly warm winter so far (*knock on wood), but though I love snow I do not love driving to work in snow. So instead I decided to re-create snow on my fingers! This is Sally Hansen’s All Wined Up with Cosmetics Arts Fairy Dust white glitter. I put on 1 coat (that’s all it takes to be opaque) of the All Wined up and then once it was dry I put a super light coat of the Fairy Dust on starting half way up the nail, then half way up that I put a medium coat of more Fairy Dust. Then finally I put a nice thick bit closer to the tip – it gives a similar effect to sponge painting I’ve seen some bloggers do – but this was much quicker with less cleanup. As usual the nails are covered with my standard Seche Vite

What is your favorite thing to do in the snow?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 7 – Christmas Lights December 18, 2011

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“On the Seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Seven Swans a-swimming” Okay, enough with the birds. Oh, hey, did you know that swans can fly up to 60 miles an hour? Thats speedy.

Know what else is speedy? The speed of light of course.  Well, though my nails are not covered with light itself, they are covered with freehand christmas lights! I love driving around at christmas looking at christmas lights and my nails remind me of this tradition.  The base is a white Zoya and the rest are random colors from my collection. As usual the nails are covered with my standard Seche Vite

One more thing – Its my birthday  – Yay! I feel old :(

What is your favorite tradition during this season?

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 6 – Holly December 17, 2011

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“On the Sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Six Geese a-laying.” Just when I thought these Christmas gifts were getting good I learn that I get 6 MORE birds – and not just regular birds but birds that are currently laying eggs for NEW birds.

Tired of birds like me? Well nothing says Christmas like Holly, and Zoya brings you a lovely sparkly green with that name.  It looks great alone or when paired with a lovely red sweater. Trust me, this color is not just for the holidays – but it is indeed perfect anyway.  Holly is covered with my standard Seche Vite

What is your favorite color for Christmas?

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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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