Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas everyone. Christmas day is over, the kids have played all day with their new toys, we all ate way too much turkey and I personally must have eaten about 3/4 of a pavlova!  

I can't believe it's been a whole year since I did my last holly leaves mani like this one.  I used the beautiful OPI Golden Eye for my base (which I received a mini of for my birthday earlier this month - I think I will need a full size of this gold!). I hand painted the holly using a green franken and China Glaze Emerald Sparkle.  The holly is created with red rhinestones.  

I can't believe how long my nails are at the moment. I think I must file them down soon, although it's kinda fun having nails this long when I'm not working.  I got this extra length using the Gelicious hybrid gel nails.  I've not got gel on for this mani, but it certainly has helped my nails grow out without breakages.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!


  1. I wore Goldeneye for Christmas too! It's freaking GORGEOUS!
    Merry Christmas! :) xx

  2. Lovely!! <3
    Hope your Christmas was very good.

  3. I adore Goldeneye - and initially did not order it...but I think it was Mary at Swatch and Learn that talked me into 'needing it.' Have to admit I don't wear gold polish often. Most give a cheap look like a bad holiday ornament gold (or the gold is just too much for all fingers)...GE is really in a class of it's own. I have put a little Zoya Ziv under it to give me something to get Goldeneye on faster without needing 3 coats. I think my NY is going to bring me into trying Gelicious Hybred - I can grow my nails out without too much trouble esp if I give them rest days between polishes. I do OK with OPI Nail Envy and my Orly fav base coat Nail Armor..but like most folks, I get periods when they are not all even. I tend to like mine shorter, but I get used to them the lenght you have shown here.

    Great, easy mani here - if I had the little nail jewles...I need to get together an order for BornPretty and another etailer as well here soon..space major limited for storage so I have to choose wisely and make sure I don't stash them so far away that I don't have easy access to the supplies.

    Thinking maybe this look with Logan for the green would be good. Have a good Christmas day and if you attack the stores tomorrow...good luck..I am going to a movie I think - hordes and my canes don't do well together!

  4. I now have Goldeneye on the top of my shopping list :) Love the Christmas mani.

  5. That looks gorgeous! I love how you have used the little gems for the berries!
    That gold is a lovely colour, i need to get some.

  6. Great mani! Hope u had an nice christmas

  7. Sounds like you had a fun Chrissy. I love this mani!

  8. I saw the picture as I was scrolling and HAD to comment, its so beautiful. simple elegant and festive! :D


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