Monday, December 17, 2012

Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Good morning my lovelies, today is an exciting day! Sometime today my family will be arriving for the holidays! Oh, and my graduation ceremony tomorrow. Can't forget that. My dad hasn't been back to Vegas since my surgery in 2008 and my step-mom hasn't been back since 1989! She's in for a bit of a shock, because this place has changed so much since then. I can't wait to see them, and my youngest little sister too! They'll be staying through the holidays so I'm not sure I'll be getting much manicuring done, or posting either, but its going to be a lovely holiday. <3

To put myself in more of a Christmas mood, since it feels more like October outside and we're unlikely to experience a white Christmas unless we venture up the mountains, I gave myself a holiday themed manicure (In addition to watching the Christmas Sweatz video on repeat all morning).

I started with two coats of Zoya Elisa, a candy apple red shimmer that I wore for a full day as a mani before using tape on my middle finger to create an abstract Christmas Tree with Zoya Ziv. I Then added a single coat of China Glaze Party Hearty to my index and ring finger and two coats of Twinkle Lights to my pinkie and Thumb. So far I've left my left hand free so I can add some candy canes!

Here's two coats of Zoya Elisa all by herself. I hadn't intended to purchase this color but a B2G1 sale plus a $5 off $10 coupon at Ulta landed this baby in my hands. I'm always reluctant to purchase reds because I swear I already own that exact shade, and I'm convinced this is identical to butterLONDON Knees Up, I just haven't compared the two yet. Regardless, this is a good staple metallic red shimmer to have in any collection and I'm pleased.

Next on my list of holiday themed manicures is snowflakes (which might wait until January), candy canes, a gold and green gradient, and what else... any suggestions I should try out?


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