I hope you enjoyed my post on my Favourite Fall/Winter nail polishes for 2012 =)
Here is my promised post on my favourite Holiday polishes for 2012! When it gets into December I like to start wearing nail polish that puts me in the holiday mood =). That usually includes rich reds, glittery golds, and gorgeous greens. This year I even tossed in a beautiful blue! (Yay alliteration =D). So this post will cover my favourite Christmasy nail polishes, as well as my favourite New Years polishes. Enjoy!
Bus Stop Crimson is a beautiful deep true red colour. I don’t tend to wear reds of this shade on my hands ever, but it lives on my toes through the fall and winter! To make it feel a bit more festive I like to top it off with a coat of Ruby Pumps to make my toes all glittery =)
Ruby Pumps is a beautiful red glitter suspended in a slightly red base. The glitter is very dense, and if you are using it over another polish, one coat is plenty!
Phat Santa is my perfect red creme polish for Christmas. It reminds me of the colour of holly berries! Nothing is more festive than a good red nail =)
I used Disco Ball to make the snow in my Blue Christmas nail look here. It is a beautiful fine holographic glitter suspended in a clear base. Great to give any look a hint of “bling”!
As Gold As It Gets is one of my favourite top coats for this season. It is an extremely fine gold flake top coat. Just one coat of this adds a subtle gold sheen to any polish colour.
Luxe is a bit of a shape shifter for me. On first glance it is a beautiful shimmety metallic gold polish, but upon closer inspection there is some silver in there too! It is almost a mixed-metal type polish. It looks mostly gold on the nail, but when the light hits it it can reflect that beautiful silver. Nothing is more festive than silver and gold! (yes yes I know I contradict myself…)
Winter Holly is a really nice green glitter with flecks of gold in a clear base, I love to layer it over British Racing Green! BRG is a beautiful hunter green creme polish that also featured in my favourite fall/winter polishes =)
Aruba Blue is such a gorgeous colour. I lusted after it for almost a year before finally getting it a few weeks ago. I’ve used this already for a holiday look, and it is the perfect winter blue! A deep blue shimmer that looks like the sea =)
This is the combination I used to make the snow in this nail look!
This is 4 coats of the the grey glitter, and then two coats of black topped with one coat each of Winter Holly, Snow Globe, and As Gold As It Gets.
Some Like It Haute is an amazing polish that I bought about this time last year. It is a medium-dark grey base with holographic glitter PACKED into it! It goes on really gritty, so a good thick top coat is a must, but the finished look is so worth it! One thing I will say: if you are going to hang on to this polish, make sure you have a thinner because it does dry out as it’s so thick!
Be sure to check out the video for live-views of the polishes!
What are you favourite holiday polishes? Do you tend to wear festive nails? Or do you just wear whatever you want to?