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Dec212012

Christmas Tree nails

What do you plan to do on Christmas? Me, I just want to eat all my favorite things, and maybe go out to watch a movie with my family. ^_^ All very straightforward. I want to finish reading the books on my list and just relax during the holidays.

Of course, Christmas is not complete without the requisite red and glitter upon our persons. I'm celebrating this whole weekend with my Etude House nail set in Christmas Miracle!

Christmas Tree is a set of three polishes that is designed to give a gradient glitter nail effect. The red base has some fine gold shimmer - absolutely gorgeous - and is opaque in only one coat. The gold glitter has both big glitter and fine shimmer floating in a clear base. The last bottle is a mix of large sparkles in green, magenta, silver, and blue.

Someone commented in my capsule review post that the combination seems rather odd. I tried using just the gold and red, but it seemed flat to me so I added the psychedelic glitter. I love the effect! The finished work looks more dimensional and eye-catching.

You'll notice that I did a sort of reverse gradient starting from the nail bed. I just patted the glitter on the base of the nails until I got the coverage I wanted. It might take a bit of effort to get A LOT of the sparkles in one place, but just push and prod them quickly, before the polish dries. It also helps to push the glitters to the tip of the brush before applying it on the nails.

I finished off my work with a thick coat of the Revlon Colorstay Base Coat to keep the glitters from flaking after a day or two. :)

And that's it! What nail polish will you be wearing on Christmas? :D Do share!

Reader Comments (15)

Very right in time. I'll have my mani-pedi later for the Christmas party in the office and I'll have it as my peg. :-)) I think it will suit my all-black outfit. It will surely stand out. Very Christmasyyy! Thanks, Liz!

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmhy

Oh man, I still haven't been able to drop by an Etude House to get the Holiday Miracle set. I wanted to have that on my nails for the christmas events. I do have some new Caronia polishes (with glitters!) that I'm itching to try out. It's picked by my daughter! We'll have a nice bonding session while playing with the polishes in the weekend.

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat

Gorgeous! I've actually never tried glittery nails but this is just perfect for the holidays. Oh and this Christmas I plan to spend a lot of quality time with my family, eat all my favorite food without feeling guilty, catch up on my favorite series and movies that I've missed, and get some studying done for my upcoming exam :)

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

what a better way to celebrate Christmas with Christmas nails, I actually thought these colors will be kinda odd, but no! they look festive!
Happy Holidays Ms. Liz! :D

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPauline P.

Do you know when this will be available in Etude House stores? I've been looking for it in their SM North branch but it hasn't arrived yet :(

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdanna

I will probably be wearing my normal nail polish, beige (toenails only) :) I will decide tomorrow if I should shake things up a bit and have my toenails painted blood red. Merry Christmas to you Liz and to all your followers!

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMadel

oooh a nail post! actually im also planning to bling my nails for christmas. im quite ahort on cash so i wish to celebrate the season with minimal impact to my wallet.

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December 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

Super nice! I"m a big fan of Etude House's nail sets...

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErica

very Christmas-y indeed. Now I know how to apply the glitter nailpolishes. Big thanks to you Ms.Liz.

I will be spending Christmas with my family. This year, I am planning to start a Christmas tradition with my daughter. I still haven't decided on what to do. I hope to visit an institution like Hospicio de San Jose. i want to instill in her that Christmas is all about loving and sharing, just like what Christ did for us :)

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheng

Awwww this is really a must wear for the nails this Christmas! It will make anyone stand out with the cute nail art <3 I love how you made your style. Really unique! Have a happy Christmas, Ms. Liz!

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadine

Very festive nail colors Liz! And that gold glitter polish is so versatile. Try thebeautydepartment.com's nail art tutorials too. So simple and cute.

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Very interesting nail art! I will experimenting with nail polish during the holiday vacation since I will have a lot of free time :)

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrownOso

Would go also with plum nails!

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

Very pretty, but the conservative me will not be able to pull off, will just admire the pretty on somebody else hand. :)

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

Oohh totally appropriate for Chinese New Year as well!

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPolished Pinay

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