Purple & Blue Holo Snowflakes ❄️

It’s finally here! Merry Christmas Eve! I hope everyone is all ready for Santa to come… & if you’re not ready, we’ll, I’m right there beside you! The amount of wrapping I have left to do… it’s going to be a long night!

You know Santa has an espresso machine right in his sleigh.

My final Christmas/holiday look is this pretty holographic snowflake design! Usually I wear a few snowflake designs before Christmas comes, but I’ve been slacking — maybe because we’re going to have a very green Christmas here.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • OPI DS Extravagance
  • Superchic Lacquer Throwing Shade
  • Nailstuff.ca clear stamper & scraper set
  • Assortment of BornPretty stamping plates (no longer available)

I really, really love the untraditional colour scheme of this look! It’s not what you would usually expect for Christmas & that’s why I love it. Plus you can never go wrong with holo! & I love Superchic Throwing Shade because it stamps so very well!

It all kind of reminds me a beautiful wrapping paper or gift bag. Who wouldn’t love to find a gift under their tree with this pretty wrapping paper.

What do you think about this pretty holo snowflake look? Would you wear this for Christmas morning? Let me know in the comments below!

Glam Nails Challenge December— Reindeer

Hello lovelies & happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a lovely (& not too exhausting) week so far!

Today I’m showing off another manicure prompt for GlamNailsChallenge December: reindeer nails! & not unsurprisingly, I decided to go with some stamped reindeer inspired nails. I’ve been really loving the speed & ease of stamping lately — plus I have a whole bunch of Christmas-y stamping plates that I only get the chance to use this time of year.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • China Glaze Frostbite
  • Essie No Place Like Chrome
  • NailStuff.ca Clear Stamper
  • Born Pretty Store Stamping Plates (both no longer available)

This is my first time using the ugly sweater reindeer print from this particular stamping plate, & I think it’s super cute. I had a bit of a struggle with picking up the image for some of the nails, but that could be a combination of rushing, the polish I used, & the tiny details of the stamping plate image.

Over all, though, I think this manicure turned out super cute & I got so many compliments on it over the 2 days I was wearing it!

What do you think about this reindeer design? Are you a fan of this stamping look? 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!

Purple & Gold Freehand Swirls

Hello lovelies & happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone is having a very lovely week so far! We’ve actually been having a beautiful weather here in Halifax — very un-November like weather! It’s been absolutely beautiful… which has kind of made being inspired for nail art a little difficult. So I decided for my latest mani to go with a look I used to do all the time — this freehand dainty swirl look.

The polishes I used for this manicure are: 

  • Base Coat: Essie First Base
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • OPI Ink
  • Essie Getting Groovy
  • NailStuff.ca 7mm detail brush

Back in circa 2014-2015, I used to love freehanding these swirly looks, so I decided since I wasn’t feeling all that inspired, it was a great look to go with.

I really love the look of the gold over the shifty purple base of OPI Ink. I feel like this look is very regal — it also gives me slight wrapping paper vibes, but I’m not mad about it. I think it looks very beautiful. It was definitely a good nail art choice in this in between time when it doesn’t quite feel like Fall, but is too early (in my eyes, anyways) for Christmas.

What do you think about this nail art look? What designs are you wearing right now? Have you started thinking about Christmas nail art? Let me know in the comments below!

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!