Festive Glitter Gradient ✨🎄

Good morning lovelies & happy Thursday! & happy Christmas Eve Eve. I hope everyone is ready for their holidays, & for those still working long hours & not sure how they’re going to be ready — I feel you! Hopefully everyone is also staying safe with everything quickly changing in the world.

I said I was dedicated to 5 nail art looks this week in preparation for Christmas, & I wasn’t lying! Today is day four, & I went with a classic look that I do some incarceration of every year: a Christmas glitter gradient. Last year’s was very similar to this years, but that’s okay! When you find a classic that works for you, you go with it! (Plus my nails are so much longer this year!)

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Icing Emerald City
  • Icing Tis The Season

Hello Christmas sparkle! I was actually going to use my other Christmas-y glitter from Icing, Santa Baby, but unfortunately it’s on the goopier side, so I decided to go with my other very Christmas-y glitter for this look. I’ve mentioned before how I love the speed & ease of a glitter gradient, plus the versatility, so I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of them.

What do you think about my glitter gradient? Do you like this years version, or last year’s shorty version? Let me know what nail art design/style you repeat year after year & never get tired of!

Abstract Candy Cane Accent Nails

Hello lovelies & happy Tuesday!

I’m seriously dedicated to sharing a Christmas design everyday until Saturday. Today’s look is funky abstract candy cane accent nails.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald
  • China Glaze Friends Forever Right
  • China Glaze Ruby Slippers
  • China Glaze Polarized
  • NailStuff.ca 16mm Striper Brush

These were super easy to do! I used my long striper brush from NailStuff which made painting my lines so much easier. Originally I was going to do something with these colours & nail vinyls, but I was too lazy to wait for my nails to dry, so I decided to abstract stripes was the

What do you think about this Christmas-y look? Let me know all your thoughts down in the comments below!

Glam Nails Challenge December — Wreaths

Hello lovelies & happy Monday! It’s a beautiful—but chilly—day here. Almost all our snow melted away this weekend due to crazy rain, so it’s feeling very un-Christmas like outside. More like April than December.

But that’s okay because I have another cute Christmas look to share for Glam Nails Challenge December: wreath nails. & I think this is my most favourite Christmas look so far!

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Wrenn Polish Happy Thoughts
  • Essie Off Tropic
  • Ardene Jungle Green
  • Essence The Green & The Grunge
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Red It Twice
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush
  • Small dotting tool (NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio)
  • Paper Hole Reinforcements

I’m not going to lie—I’m absolutely obsessed with how pretty these turned out. I’ve done some wreath nails before, but I wanted to do something completely new & I think I succeeded! So much so, I’ve been wearing these nails for going on 3 days now, & they’re still more or less holding up (with a few chips at the tip that are easy to fix).

Also I forgot how absolutely stunning Happy Thoughts by Wrenn polish is. There is a reason why her holos are some of my favourites—they are absolutely eye catching! I’m going to be so, so sad when I finally take these off.

What do you think about these half moon wreath nails? Are you obsessed with them as much as I am? Would you wear this look on your nails?

Let me know all your thoughts down the comments below! & have a lovely Monday!

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!

Glam Nails Challenge October— Zombies/Monsters

Hello Lovelies & Happy Monday! & happy day after Halloween. If you’re surviving the post Halloween sugar craze! I know technically it’s November 1st (how crazy is that) but I have one more prompt for Glam Nails Challenge October to share with you: Monster/Zombie. & I decided to go the Frankenstein’s monster route with some patch work monster nails.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Essence L.O.L
  • Sally Hansen InstaDri Glow in the Dark Fab-BOO-lous (gifted)
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush

How fun did this manicure turn out? This is another look that I’ve repeated over the years for Halloween, & I love how it looks. It’s also a relatively easy manicure to do, all things considered. I decided this time, though, to spruce things up with some glow in the dark action, & I’m very glad I did because you can see how cool it looks! I added it over my base colour of Essence L.o.L, then drew my black lines over top, so you could still see the monster pattern in the dark! & I think it turned out perfectly. My kids were actually obsessed with me turning off the lights, & showing them how they glowed.

The perfect Halloween look!

What do you think of this final GlamNailsChallengeOctober look? Are you as shocked as I am that October is already over? Where is the time going! & now… the countdown to Christmas officially begins!