Monday, December 23, 2013

Frosty the Snowman Nails

Hi everyone! This is a design inspired by a post by thatleanne  I saw her design and just had to try it myself. I used China Glaze's Sea Spray for the base and China Glaze's Snow Globe for the glitter, and then for the white I used China Glaze's Snow, for the black I used Color Secret's Little Black Book, for the green I used Essie's Pretty Edgy and the orange I used Sally Hansen's Sun Kissed. I am slowly but surely getting better at this  nail art thing.



Hope you enjoy!!! Head over to thaleanne's blog to see how to do this, step by step. If I can do it, so can you! 

As always, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog (and to comment, I love comments). It means a lot to me! I hope you have a fantastic holiday, whatever holiday you celebrate! 

Prim and Polished


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rudolph Nails!


I am so excited to share these festive nails with you! I saw a bunch of similar designs online and on Instagram and I just had to try them! I don't do a lot of nail art but I am really happy with how these came out! 

I used the following colors: China Glaze Ruby Deer, a White Striper, China Glaze Snow, Zoya Chantel, Nuber Toasted Marshmallow, China Glaze Dance Baby, Color Secrets Little Black Book, and Essie Little Brown Dress






  


So what do you think? I am really excited about them! Please let me know if you've done any cool holiday nails.

Prim and Polished
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Update and Holiday Gifts For the Nail Polish Freak in Your Life


Hi all! Sorry I have not been updating. I don't really have an excuse but I am back and I wanted to share some holiday gift ideas for the nail polish lover in your lives. Here are a few things that I think any nail polish fan (hoarder?) would enjoy, and honestly, some of these items are on my personal wishlist!  Let me know what you want for Christmas and what you plan to give to your nail polish loving friends! 



First up is The Twenty-Two from Sephora. This is a 22 piece set of mini bottles of Sephora's Formula X Nail polish!  It's got a fantastic mix of finishes and colors and any nail polish lover would appreciate receiving this. I'd love to unwrap this set on Christmas Day! This set is $55 at Sephora.












Next up is the Best of Both Worlds Pop Rock Mini DuetThis can also be found at Sephora and it retails for only $19. This would be the perfect gift for a friend or co-worker. The two mini lacquers are the famous Happy Birthday multicolored glitter and She Bop creme pink. It also comes with the adorable glitter bag shown in the picture.  The bag measures: 4”(W) x 1 3/4"(D) x 3”(H). So not only will you be giving two awesome quality nail polishes but a bag that can be used for a multitude of things. Perfect stocking stuffer and a great price point! 



Have a friend who is too busy to take the time to do daily manicures? How about treating her to an at home gel manicure kit like Sensationail? I own this kit and I absolutely love it. The polishes are affordable (around $11.99) and easy to find at stores like CVS. Whenever I have a particularly busy time at work, or take a vacation, I use my Sensational kit and know I will be good to go for at least two weeks. The starter kit comes in you choice of three colors, Scarlet Red, Pink  Chiffon, or Raspberry Wine  and comes complete with an LED light and all of the tools you need to create a long lasting, professional manicure at home. You can take a look at my past posts concerning Sensationail here. The kit can be found at places like Walmart and CVS and usually runs about $50. Be sure to check Sensationail's website for coupons! 


Nail care items make amazing stocking stuffers. Here are a few of my favorites that would be perfect to stuff in a stocking. For cuticle care I recommend Badger Balm Cuticle Care. It's made with wholesome, natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemongrass.  This retails around $5.99. Next up is CND Solar Oil. I use Solar Oil during each and every manicure and it keeps my cuticles healthy while smelling amazing (like sweet almond oil). This is a must have manicure product in my book. You can get it at CVS, Sally Beauty Supply or even amazon.com. You all know about Seche Vite topcoat (you better!) and if you're planning to give the gift of lacquer this Christmas you should consider throwing in a bottle of this wonderful, fast drying, top coat! I buy mine on amazon, for like $5 with free shipping! Last, but not least, is Josie Maran Hand Cream. I love The Vanilla Apricot hand cream from Josie, it smells so natural and pretty! Like all of her products, her hand cream is made with  Moroccan Argan Oil, which is really a fantastic product. You can get her products at Sephora, or QVC. QVC has amazing deals, like this set, which includes three different 1 ounce tubes of hand cream for $28. This is a great set to give or break up into multiple stocking stuffers. (Photos courtesy of badgerbalm.com, amazon.com, and QVC.com). 

What will you be giving this Christmas? What do you hope to receive!? I want to hear from you, I miss you all. As always, thanks for reading. :)



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