Catching up on my Christmas manis

OPI - My Vampire is Buff stamped with Essie - Good as Gold

December was a bit on the sucky side this year. I was sick for most of it and only had enough energy to deal with the holiday stuff going on, which didn’t leave nearly enough time for manicures and polish. I have several holiday manicures that I wanted to post and never did, so they all go here to help me catch up on my posting. I never even managed to find the energy to post these manis to IG, so I am putting them all together in one post.

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China Glaze Swatches: Ruby Pumps and December to Remember

China Glaze - December to Remember

I’m so behind on posting! I got sick the day after Thanksgiving and didn’t start feeling better until the end of last week! I finally feel like myself again today, so I will be playing blog catchup and you can expect a glut of posts! First off is a couple of China Glaze swatches. During the recent Buy 2 Get 1 sale at Ulta, I picked these two polishes up along with a Secret Santa gift (shhh!). Ruby Pumps is not a new polish, but it is gorgeous for the holidays, so I went ahead and swatched it. December to Remember is part of the new China Glaze Holiday 2014 Twinkle Collection.

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China Glaze and Butter London gradient manicure

Gradient: China Glaze - When Stars Collide & Butter London - All Hail the Queen

Have I mentioned how much I love doing gradients? If not, I need to. I love them. I adore them! I think it is one of the very best ways to adorn my nails. You can do sharply contrasting colors for a vivid effect or more subtle colors if you want something lower-key or even work appropriate. Today’s manicure is of the second variety – until you get into the sun!

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#Spooktober Day 6: Skeleton/Ghost nails

Spooktober Day 6: Skull nails

I did have these on time, just put off posting them until today! Sunday was release day for the new China Glaze Halloween line: Apocalypse of Color. I got the glitter topper a couple of weeks ago via Amazon because I found it for a discounted price, but I really wanted this one (Don’t Let the Dead Bite) as well and decided to wait until it was out at Sally’s. I used a smidgen of this on my vampire manicure, but here it is as a full mani!

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BHB Challenge: Inspired by the Season and new China Glaze – Rest in Pieces

BHB Challenge: Inspired by the Season

I love everything about Fall. The cooler weather, the leaves changing colors, Halloween, etc. etc. You get the idea. Sadly, I live in Texas and fall is pretty short-lived here. We’re still hitting the 90’s and the trees haven’t started to change yet – but our grass is dying because we haven’t had enough rain. My seasonal inspiration was the colors around us and this is what I ended up with:

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