Thursday, December 11, 2014

12 Manis of Christmas: Santa/Rudolph!


Hello dolls!

It's been a few days since my last post and I've missed you all haha ;)  For my 3rd festive mani of the season, I decided to tackle no. 2, "Santa/Rudolph".  I decided to use some Jamberry wraps that I received from rep Stacey Henderson :)

 Colors Used: Jamberry Nail Wraps, Simply Beautiful - Emerald City

I think the thing I like most about Jamberry nail wraps is that they're easy to use and really helpful when you're in a pinch.  I mean I slapped this look together pretty quickly before heading out the door to work.  And since I'm pressed for time these days, I can use all the help I can get in the manicure arena haha.  For those who are unfamiliar with how these wraps work, listed below are the application instructions...

I have used Jamberry wraps in the past and am really surprised at how the product has expanded.  On the plus side, the wraps are good for multiple manicures because they don't "dry out" like other wraps tend to.  This means you can use them as a full manicure, or mix and match like I have doe here and still have plenty to spare.  I also love that there are so many varieties of patterns and designs to choose from!  

Average wear time for these wraps is between 1 - 2 weeks.  I never keep a mani on for that long so I can't speak from personal experience, but I work with a lot of women who do wear them regularly and love that they can clack away on their keyboard without worrying about wear & tear on their wraps.

My wrap choices were "Santa Suit" and "Reindeer Games", both of which can easily be found under the Fashionably Festive tab when shopping.  If you don't currently have a Jamberry rep, but are interested in the product, reach out to Stacey for consultation :)  Jamberry Nail Wraps retail fro $15.

What do you think?  These totally have me in the Christmas spirit!

Until next time!

Stef <3

* This product was provided to me for review.  I received no payment or other compensation for the review of this product.  The opinions stated here are completely my own.  The contents of this review are based on my direct experience with this product.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

12 Manis of Christmas: Snowflakes!

Hello lovelies!

I'm back today with another wintery mani :)  This time I chose to do snowflakes...

 Colors Used: Milani - Blue Zoom, White Acrylic Paint

I started with my cobalt base (2 coats) and then, once it dried, I took a detail brush and painted snowflakes with white acrylic paint.

 I looked at some illustrations of snowflakes via Google Images and then just sort of went for it haha.  I used a small dotting tool for my polka dots and then I top coated with OPI Matte Top Coat so that all of the details would pop.

Yay snowflakes!

Two manis down, ten more to go!

Until next time!

Stef <3

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12 Manis of Christmas: Ornaments!

Hello dolls!

It's that time of year when I decide to personally challenge myself to some Wintery/Christmas-y nail art!  I know that there are quite a few of these challenges floating around, but I've been creating one for myself since I first started blogging... so why stop now?  Lol...

So here is the master list of the looks I will be creating between now and Christmas *crosses fingers*.  I won't be going in any particular order, just sort of when I feel like it haha.  First up for today is ornaments!

 Colors Used: Smitten Polish - Between the Baubles, Acrylic Paint

How gorgeous is this polish!!  This is from Smitten Polish's new  Holiday Collection... I just had to have it!  I applied 2 smooth coats.

Then, using some new acrylic paints my sister-in-law bought me (see here), I free-handed my ornaments with a small detail brush.  Top coat and voila!

If any of you would like to participate in this challenge with me, I'd love the company!  I hope you all have a fantabulous day :)

Until next time!

Stef <3