Categorized: Holiday 2009

Holiday Nail Polish Gift Ideas

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The holidays are fast approaching, are you ready? Do you know what you want or what your friends/family wants? Well I might have the solution!

I have put together a list of nail polish/manicure gift ideas for you! These polish collections are all ones I have swatched and personally endorse. The manicure ideas are all products I currently use and love.

You can find pricing and where to buy these products at the bottom of my posts. The links under the “Other Manicure Ideas” section will take you straight to their website to purchase.

Classic Holiday Nail Polish Collections

Other (non-Christmas colors) Collections

  • BB Couture For Men (2nd collection)

Other Manicure Ideas

  • CND Solar Oil (search under “Creative” category)

Happy shopping!

-VV

Diamond Cosmetics Holiday 2009 Collection Swatches and Review

Hey there folks,

I’ve been showing a lot of nail polishes lately by Diamond Cosmetics, and today I’ve got more! It’s their new holiday 2009 collection featuring four new colors.

These are all beautiful glittery, sparkly colors and not totally obvious “holiday” colors either (well ok maybe one or two are).

The formula on these is really great (three-free!), and they cover very nicely. Enjoy!

Diamond Cosmetics Diamond's Diamonds
Diamond’s Diamonds

Diamond’s Diamonds is a silvery white base with silver micro glitter. This one would look especially awesome over a dark ruby red or jet black. This was three coats.

Diamond Cosmetics Amethyst & Diamonds

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China Glaze Loves You Snow Much Holiday 2009 Swatches and Review

Good morning ya’ll.

Today I’ve got China Glaze’s Loves You Snow Much collection for holiday 2009. These are all colors we saw last year with the exception of 5 Golden Rings.

I apologize in advance for the suck-tacular quality of these photos. The sunlight in my backyard this time of year is totally pathetic. We get slivers of sun here and there, and in-between every photo (which is usually only 2-5 minutes) the sun moves, so I have to chase down a new spot in the yard to take a photo in. It’s ridiculous, I need good indoor lighting desperately!

The other issue is that I only used two coats because I was pressed for time, so the colors aren’t as vibrant and saturated as they normally would be with three coats. Bear with me and check them out!

China Glaze Tinsel
Tinsel

Tinsel is a silver glitter that’s slightly sheer if you don’t pack on the coats.

China Glaze 5 Golden Rings

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OPI Holiday Wishes for Winter 2009 Swatches and Review

Hey there Internet, how are you today?

Remember waaaaaaay back last week when I posted the first part of OPI’s Holiday Wishes collection? Well I finally have the second half to show you. The sad part is, the sun decided to hate me this day, so the pics aren’t as nice as they should have been, sigh. Oh well, I guess I can’t control Mother Nature.

The formula on these is really good and thick. Almost all of them were two coaters.

For me, this is the better half of the collection (read: no red’s). Let me know what you think!

OPI Shim-mery Chic

Shim-Merry Chic

Shim-Merry Chic is a caramel colored polish with gold flake glitter, and green  and gold micro-glitter. I love this one because it’s unique, and really pretty. This was three coats for full opacity,

OPI Smitten with Mittens

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Color Club Wonderland for Holiday 2009 Swatches and Review

Happy Friday!

I cannot believe I am showing you this, but I need to start posting my holiday collections or I’ll never get them all done!

Today I’ve got Color Club’s mini glitter collection called Wonderland. These are your basic Christmasy looking glitters so let’s take a peek, shall we?

Color Club Wonderland
Wonderland

Wonderland is silver glitter in clear gloss. To me this would be best used as “icing on the cake” in other words, on top of other colored polishes. This was two coats.

Color Club Yule Love It

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