Glam Nails Challenge Dec — Santa Claus 🎅

Hello lovelies & happy Monday! Today we have another round of Glam Nails Challenge with our second prompt: Santa Claus!

For this prompt, I wanted to go a little out of the box with my design. I decided to go a little cutesy with these Santa Claus inspired tips. I thought it would be a fun alternative to the usual Santa Claus designs you usually do — it’s more on the abstract side, but still gets the point across.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Cherry Delightful
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Get Mod
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Disco Ball
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio

How cute are these? Originally I imagined them with a thinner with tip, but even though it ended up a little more clunky than I initially imagined, I do still love how cute they turned out. They definitely give off that Christmas-y vibe. & I love the little bit of sparkle that I added to the white polish.

What do you think about this Santa Claus inspired French design? Would you rock a holiday look like this?

Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below!

Festive Candy Cane Stripes

PR Sample/Gifted


Hello lovelies & happy Monday! The last Monday of November…. how absolutely nuts is that? I was a bit MIA this weekend thanks to the fact it was Black Friday weekend, & anyone who works in retail knows — you have zero free time when it comes to working Black Friday. You’re either working, sleeping, or recovering. So my blogging took a bit of a backseat.

However! We only have like 32 days left of 2021. & that means it’s time to get the holiday nails started. I was recently gifted the most amazing PR package from Sally Hansen of their Miracle Gel holiday collection ( Swatches coming this Sunday!) so I had to break them out to start my Christmas nail art designs. & what is more Christmas-y than candy cane-esque stripes?

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Living in the Presents (2021 Joy of Colour collection)
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Wrapped in Love (2021 Joy of Colour collection)
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Red It Twice (2021 Joy of Colour collection)
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Under the Tree (2021 Joy of Colour collection)
  • NailStuff.ca 16mm Striper Brush

How cute are these holiday polishes, first off? I really can’t wait to share the whole collection with you, because it’s so perfect for the holiday! Second, I love a good candy cane design for Christmas. Although, my 4 year old did inform me that candy canes are red & white, so many they’re just candy cane-esque stripes. Either way, I feel like this is a lovely little jump into the holiday nail art world. & a fairly easy design for anyone to do for the holiday season!

I also got a ton of compliments on this design when I wore this at work, which I feel is a good indication of a successful design. If strangers notice (& comment!) on how cute my nails are, then I always feel like it’s a win in my books.

What do you think about this nail art design? Are you starting to plan your Christmas/Holiday nail art looks? I plan on participating in GlamNailsChallengeDecemeber, so get ready for all the Christmas & holiday nail art looks that you can handle, because they are coming!

Vampy Half Moons

Hello lovelies & happy Wednesday! It’s a snowy Wednesday here in Halifax, which is the first snow of the season for us. Not a lot of snow, granted, but just enough to get those toasty holiday vibes swirling. & my kids were so excited for it this morning. The walk to school was definitely interesting, haha.

Today I’m sharing a design style I haven’t in a while: half moons. These have been a go to classic for me since I first fell in love with nail art, but sometimes with all the other awesome nail art designs I love to do, I forget about this classic look. I was wearing a beautiful fun red last week, & decided I wanted to do some kind of half moon look with it, so I grabbed another shade from the same collection (Sally Hansen 2018 Decadence collection) & paired them in a fun vampy design.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Good Cheer-y
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Garnish Attention
  • Paper hole reinforcements

As I mentioned, this is a favourite easy nail art look of mine. & a great beginner nail art technique! I feel like if you’re new to nail art, this is the perfect way to get fancy nails, without too much hassle. The hardest thing is always just waiting to make sure your base shade is dry enough (which I’m super guilty of being impatient, so definitely make sure you wait!)

This colour combination is beautiful, & I like that it’s not too Christmas-y, although you could definitely swap one of the shades out for a glittery gold, & bam! Christmas party ready.

What do you think about these vampy half moons? Are you a fan of the half moon mani design? Let me know down in the comments below which colour combination you would pair together for a fun moon mani!

Gold & Burgundy Colour Block

Hello lovelies & happy Monday! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Myself — I worked all weekend, so it was very busy. The holiday season is full effect, especially in retail, so I’ve really been feeling somewhat pre-Christmas vibes. & I’m showing it off on my nails! Today’s look was really me just feeling some holiday colours. I wanted to pull out some of my more holiday-esque shades, but without going to fall into Christmas land. This feels like a good balance between Fall & the holidays.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • China Glaze Screen Vixen
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Pat On The Black
  • Finger Paints Piece De Resistance

Who doesn’t love red/burgundy & gold paired together? I think it’s such a beautiful combination. I also haven’t worn one of these colour block looks in a long time, & it’s such an easy look to pair together. &, like so many nail art designs that I love, an unlimited amount of colour combinations. You know that I’ll be doing a full Christmas colour block once we get into December (or at least slightly closer to December).

What do you think of this colour block design? Leet me down in the comments below, & let me know what colours you would like to see me do next!

Subtle Burgundy Dotticure

Good morning lovelies & happy Friday!

Who else is excited for the weekend. I can’t believe it’s the weekend already. & the first week of November is pretty much over. The shift in the weather is definitely evident. I can feel the Winter slowly approaching. Which means let’s get crazy for jewel tones. I’ve been going through all my old holiday polishes from years past, & getting excited for the season to come.

Does anyone else have these arbitrary rules when it comes to polish? My brain always seems more drawn to darker jewel tones as the weather gets cooler, which summer I’m more likely to reach for brighter, poppy shades.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Frosted Berries
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Garnish Attention
  • NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio

I’ve literally been wearing this manicure since Tuesday, & I haven’t gotten tired of it yet. My nails are super short now, so I’m not sure inspired for nail art right now, but I do love a subtle dotticure. I had originally thought about doing some gold dots, but I felt like it might be a bit too Christmas-y, so I went with darker dots.

What nail art are you loving right now during this cooler November months? Which nail polishes would you like to see me feature leading up to the holiday season? Let me know down in the comments below!