Thursday, 22 December 2011

More Holiday Manicures!

This week, I had the pleasure of getting together with some old friends Maddie and Sophie to get down to some serious holiday nail business. Plus, it was so great to be able to catch up and chat during the manicures. Sophie wanted something wintery and cute and opted for a full snowflake manicure similar to the one I did a little while ago. We used the awesome Sapphire (Designer series) by OPI and then I added some hand-painted white snowflakes. It ended up looking adorable! (This holographic polish is so difficult to photograph! You've gotta see it in person to experience its beauty).

Maddie asked for something feminine but also holiday-inspired so I gift-wrapped her nails! We chose the OPI Better from the Muppet line (that I used and reviewed here) for the base and, of course, my favourite red - OPI's Red My Fortune Cookie for the accents and the bow.

This one really looked great. Perfect for this time of year! Good choices, ladies!

Last night, I had a girlie Christmas party to go to so I decided to do a last minute manicure before I stepped out (the best accessory). I thought I would try the Born to Die manicure in different colours. This time, I decided to use a colour as the background instead of leaving the nails bare, so I thought I would use something neutral. I opted for OPI's Barefoot in Barcelona as the base.
For the tips, I chose China Glaze's Icicle and the same Nicole by OPI gold glitter (Twist of Fate) that I used for the original Born to Die manicure.

This is how it turned out:

I like this colour combo - still fancy and party-ready like the original, but slightly less eye-popping. Anyway, must go - gotta get back to wrapping!

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  1. I am kicking myself that I just had a nail break deeper than the quick (um, yeah: ouch). I'd love to try that gift wrap / ribbon mani. SO cute!!

  2. omg, the gift-wrapped manicure is amazing!!