Saturday, December 29, 2012

Holiday Nails

I'm not the most holiday happy person, but a lot of sales I found made me slightly happier.  Of those, Zoya had a nice one right before Christmas. I received the 18K 'Gilty' Topcoat (retail $35) free with my purchase of a dream box.  I hadn't purchased any of the ornate polishes, so I used it to my advantage and grabbed the Holo-Day Cheer box (retail $24).  I can confess my love for those polishes another time.  To my surprise I kind of love the topcoat!  My holiday manicure slightly backfired and reminded me more of Fireball, the cinnamon whiskey I love so much.  I decided this would be my Krampus polish. 

I did a sponge gradient of OPI Sephora "Curvacious", MAC "Vintage Vamp", and OPI Sephora "I'm with Brad", topped with these awesome gold nuggets. The color palette was inspired by nails I saw for the Gareth Pugh 2013 runway done by MAC.  For reference, Krampus comes from old folk tales the same as St. Nick. They were partners even, with St. Nick rewarding the good girls & boys, while Krampus carried away the bad ones in a bag. Post holiday, I've seen so many facebook photos of kids who complain about their Christmas gifts. I think Krampus should be brought back to scare some grateful behavior in to bratty kids. Whew. This manicure has lasted me a full week with just a little wearing at the ends.

I have a lot of other things I'm testing and looking to review, with a video of the mystery boxes I received from sneakpeeq.

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