Holiday Dotticure

Holiday dotticure featuring polishes by OPI, Sally Hansen, Zoya, Fingerpaints and Barielle

Are you ready for the holidays? My house is decorated, a lot of my shopping is already done, but for some reason I am just not in the holiday spirit this year. I decided to do a holiday mani to help get me in the mood. When it comes to Christmas, I prefer traditional colors. Naturally, my first holiday dotticure of the year needed to reflect that preference!  Continue reading

I Know What I Wore for Christmas Last Year… But I Can’t Show You.

Christmas a la Barielle

So, yeah. I spent a lot of time early in December, trying to decide what the crown jewel of my Christmas manicures would be. The special one I’d have on for Christmas day (yes, these are they types of thoughts that consume me, don’t judge!). Then there was the sickness. Which lead to the exhaustion. Which lead to me wearing a chipped manicure for almost 4 days (7 days total!). Sadly, it didn’t get any better.

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White and gold manicure with berries

Winter Berry nails featuring OPI - Don't Touch my Tutu

I participated in a Secret Santa with my ladies from the BHB and my amazing Santa got me a polish that had been on my wishlist for at least 6 months. It’s hardly shocking that it is like the first polish I tried out, right?

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Marsala Madness – Experiments in Frankenpolish

Marsala Inspired Frankenpolish mani

Pantone announced this years color of the year: Marsala. It’s a very earthy orangeish-reddish-brownish (rustish) color and personally, I love it. As soon as I saw the color, I knew I wanted polish just like it! I looked around a little bit, but didn’t see anything quite right so I decided to make my own using polishes currently sitting in my destash box!

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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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#pymdec2014 St. Nicholas, Candy Cane and Christmas Tree Nails

Santa, Christmas Tree and Peppermint mani

Yeah, so I wanted to do the @pushyourmani December challenge, but my plans went awry when I got sick. So this mani is all about keeping up with the challenge and putting multiple prompts into one manicure – it ended up being a bit busy, but I really like how the Santa came out especially!

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Sinful Colors Holiday 2014 Swatches and Review: The new, the repromoted and the favorites!

Sinful Colors Holiday 2014 Swatch and Review
Sinful Colors Holiday 2014 Swatch and Review

Like many other crazy nail fanatics, I am gearing up for the holidays. For me, that means hunting down colors to fill out my collection and Sinful Colors is always the first thing I look at. The price is really reasonable and at that price point, the quality is (generally) quite good. My post today is not a complete rehash of all the polishes Sinful is promoting for Holiday 2014 but it does contain looks at the 3 completely new polishes and my favorites from the re-promoted colors.

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