Nail Of The Day – Bourjois So Lacque 61 Vert Chlorophylle & Barry M Jingle Bells / Nail Art Challenge #17 Glitter

Christmas NailsHi there! I’m continuing with the 31 Days Nail Art Challenge, and I’m also doing Christmas manis this month. And today’s nail art challenge is #17 Glitter!

For this easy mani I painted my nails with Bourjois So Lacque 61 Vert Chlorophylle (2 coats). I really like this polish – it dries reasonably quickly and the formula is easy to work with.

The glitter polish is one that sat in my stash for quite some time. It’s Barry M Jingle Bells, a cute gold and red limited edition glitter topper from 2014.

So whilst this mani is far from being unique, it’s a wearable green/glitter Christmas mani that shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows. 🙂

How do you like this mani? Feel free to let me know. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Easy Christmas Nail Ideas – Red, Green, Gold, Trees and Tinsel

Hi there! As Christmas isn’t really that far away, I thought I’d show you a few easy Christmas nail ideas. You can click the photo to enlarge it. And now let’s get started!

The first mani is one anyone can do. I chose China Glaze With Love and Astor Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green as my base colours. The gold glitter topper is Essie As Gold As It Gets.

Mani number two is another quick and easy one. The green polish is (again) Astor’s Lacque Deluxe 880 Forest Green. I teamed up the pretty green polish with Beauty UK’s White and a no-name iridescent white shimmer polish. The tree images can be found on Pueen’s 42 plate (Love Elements set).
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I really love the third mani. I called it Tinsel in the Snow. 🙂 The white base is Beauty UK’s White nail polish – again. The cute topper I used is Barry M’s Christmas Tree – a limited edition from 2014 (I think). This topper is packed with green micro, bar and hex glitter, red glitter flakes, golden holo hex glitter and silver holo stars.

I did these manis last year. But I’m sure I’ll be doing something similar again this year because green, red, gold, trees and tinsel are just perfect for Christmas-themed manis. I’ll probably do a few different manis as well, but I thought I’d share these manis with you before Christmas – just in case you’re looking for easy Christmas nail art inspiration.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Christmas Nails

122015 Christmas 333Hi there! I’ve done a few christmassy manis this month, but so far this is my favourite mani.

I was quite impressed with Beauty UK’s White nail polish – which is fully opaque in two coats. So I used it for this mani as well.

The cute topper I used is Barry M’s Christmas Tree – a limited edition from last year. This topper is packed with green micro, bar and hex glitter, red glitter flakes, golden holo hex glitter and silver holo stars.

As the glitter felt very rough, I applied a thick layer of top coat. Result? Problem solved!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Rimmel Salon Pro 312 Ultra Violet & Rimmel Glitter Bomb 020 Midnight Mistletoe

Rimmel Ultra Violet PLUS Rimmel Midnight MistletoeHi there! Today’s NOTD is a bit of an odd one. Well, this is what happened when I couldn’t think up any cute colour/glitter combo and asked Mr Strawberryblonde for help. 🙂

I applied two coats of Rimmel Salon Pro 312 Ultra Violet on top of a strengthening base coat; Ultra Violet is one of my favourites. I love the colour and the formula is great too.

Now here’s how and where it went wrong: Once the second coat of Ultra Violet had dried, I applied one coat of Rimmel Glitter Bomb 020 Midnight Mistletoe, a Christmas glitter topper.

I didn’t like the combo at all, but one of the girls at work complimented me on the ‘cute’ mani. I’m glad my colleague liked the mani, but I won’t use these two polishes together again.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde