Sunday, December 25, 2011

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Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas everyone.  It's the end of Christmas day here and the kids are exhausted from 100% play all day. We've had a lovely day at home with the family, and will be off tomorrow to visit the rest of the family. 

Here is my Christmas day mani.  The gold base is Orly Luxe, I then painted holly leaves using a fine brush and the dark green holo polish I showed here.  I highlighted the leaved with China Glaze L8R G8R and black and then added red gems for the berries.  The accent finger is a pimped up bottle of Ulta3 English Rose, which I added a little extra red and gold micro glitter to.  It's such a totally awesome red polish now.

I love how the red gems glowed golden orange in the light.

I totally loved this mani, and because I pressed the gems into the outer edge of each nail I hardly even fiddled with them, which means they lasted well.

I hope you had a great day, or if your Christmas day is just beginning, I hope it is wonderful.


  1. Merry Christmas!!! Gorgeous nails!! xx

  2. merry christmas gorgeous nails as ever

  3. This looks so beautiful! The rhinestones seem to glow from within in that one picture!

    Merry Christmas to you! :-)

  4. Merry Christmas to you too! I hope you had a great time with your loved ones!
    Splendid mani by the way!

  5. Happy Christmas!
    Isn't it over quickly but so nice when the kids are finally in bed. we're still cleaning up though. It was my turn to host this year and I had to feed 14 people. I think I'll be washing up for days.
    Love your pimped up red :)

  6. Beautiful girl! Love the holy berries :-D

  7. Merry Christmas!!!
    Great mani!

  8. I love this so much, what a fantastic job you did on the holly!

  9. Merry Christmas Cathy! I love the mani :D

  10. very pretty and festive! merry christmas!

  11. Oh my god...that mistletoe is amazing! IT'S SO COOL! *drools*

    By the way, I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

  12. I absolutely love all your holiday manis!

  13. These are beautiful!


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