Tuesday, 24 December 2013

#xmasnorules - SANTA CLAUS !!

This is the final manicure in the No Rules Christmas Mani Challenge .  Santa Claus to me is red & white and because of my very short nails I had very few options, not a lot of space for nail art. The Santa hat didn't turn out too bad.

I used Sally Hansen's White On, China Glaze's Angel Wings, Wet n' Wild Fergie in Glamorous and Sinful Color's Sugar Sugar.

Best wishes for a joyous and safe holiday season.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Essie's Parka Perfect

Essie's Parka Perfect is part of this years Winter collection.  It is a light blue-grey creme polish with a slight silver shimmer.  It was opaque with 2 coats.

When I was swatching this polish, I thought it look very similar to China Glaze's Sea Spray sans the slight silver shimmer.  What do you think :-ss

Friday, 20 December 2013

#xmasnorules - GIFT !!

Gift can be interpreted many different ways; I took it as a present, so I went with my fav colours to wrap a gift in...blue and silver.  Oh and glitter.

I used one of this years fav for me... Zoya's Dream.  I also used Kiss me at Midnight by OPI, Revlon's Silver Dollar and China Glaze's Nova & Fairy Dust.

Next up and the final manicure of the challenge is Santa Claus.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Essie's Sable Collar

Essie's Sable Collar is part of this year's Winter collection.  I'm not sure how to describe this polish...it definitely looks different in different lighting.  Sometimes it is a brownish/cocoa-red, but other times it leans more towards a plum.

This picture is 2 coats with no top coat and it looks like a brown with red shimmer.

The next 2 pictures are 2 coats with a matte top coat.  As you can see it looks plum-purple.

I really think this polish is cool...I love that it looks different in different lighting.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

#xmasnorules - CANDY CANE !!

YAY... candy canes!!  My fav candy canes are fruit flavoured, but I wouldn't turn my nose up at any flavour :)

I made my own red and green nail polish stripes...while it is easy to do, it is time consuming!  I did the same technique in another challenge in October, here!  I use Sally Hansen's White Out, Indie Polish in Frog Prince and China Glaze's With Love & Fairy Dust.

Next up is a Gift!!  Hopefully the nubbins will grow a bit more.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

#xmasnorules - GINGERBREAD MEN !!

When I was a little girl I remember going to the bakery for gingerbread men.  They were so beautifully decorated I almost hated to eat them, almost :)  I haven't had one in years and it seems all the local bakeries are long gone...might be a fun project this Christmas!

I used Color Club's Berry & Bright and OPI's A-Taupe the Space Needle & My Vampire is Buff.

Next up Christmas Tree.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

China Glaze's Put a Bow On It !!

Put a Bow On It is part of this year's Happy HoliGlaze Collection.  It is a Fuchsia/Purple dense micro glitter.  I achieved opacity with 3 coats, but could have gotten away with 2.  This is such a pretty glitter and is not specifically a holiday polish, so it can be used all through the year ;)

China Glaze has to be one of the best at making micro glitters!

Monday, 2 December 2013

#xmasnorules - CHRISTMAS LIGHTS !!

While I love all Christmas lights my favourites are coloured :)  I went pretty simple with this manicure...I used Essie's Mojito Madness, Pure Ice's Siren, OPI's Dating a Royal and Rimmel's Sunny Days.

Next up is Gingerbread Men.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day!
'World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.'