I’m the type of person who can listen to Christmas music any time of year because it’s so cheerful, and whenever you’re in a bad mood, you just play a festive tune, and it’s like magic.
There are so many great songs that are like instant cheer, and Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You is certainly one of them. It just has that happy, feel-good vibe to it. That coupled with Mariah Carey’s outstanding singing voice is a perfect match!
This brings me to today’s post – a Christmas nail polish that you can wear any time of year to give you that holiday cheer. It’s OPI All I Want for Christmas (Is OPI) from the OPI Mariah Carey Holiday Collection!
My one piece of advice is that if you’re wearing a fast-drying top coat like I did with this polish, you may need to do some clean-up because it could shrink a little and leave behind raggedy edges.
China Glaze Mingle with Kringle is a blingtastic gold that I am absolutely crazy about! (It’s from the China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection.)
There aren’t too many golds in my nail-polish collection, but the ones I have, I love!
Thanks to NailPolishCanada, I got to try this incredibly festive shade that I have been wearing for a full 7 days as of the time I’m preparing this blog post!
(That doesn’t usually happen because I’m the type of nailphile who typically changes my nail colour often. So, I hope it speaks volumes as to just how much I adore China Glaze Mingle with Kringle!)
My cuticles are a little stained from a red nail polish that I wore earlier. After a day of washing my hands, it went away, haha, but I just couldn’t wait that long to snap photos of this nail polish.
In real life, the red cuticles weren’t so obvious as when they’re blown up on the blog. And really, the gorgeous gold put such a huge smile on my face, I hardly noticed the stained cuticles when I wore it, so that’s all that matters to me!
Gwen Stefani gets my attention because she expresses her individuality freely, whether it’s through her statement-making red lips, bright pink hair (back in the day), or quirky fashion sense.
Naturally, when I caught wind of a collaboration between Gwen Stefani and OPI, I anxiously anticipated what colours and finishes would be included in the collection.
Yesterday, I received the Gwen Stefani by OPI Collection press release and some promo pictures, so I had to share them with you!
You’ll notice that there are 6 nail-polish images, yet there are 7 shades in the collection. This is because (as PR informed me), Push and Shove isn’t yet available. When it is, if I can get an image, I will update this post.
Remember not long ago, I participated in a nail-art challenge to create a prom-inspired manicure for a new magazine called Prom Canada? (I came up with this manicure incorporating freehand and nail-stamping designs.)
Well, they’ve launched a new website (PromCanada.com), and they published an article featuring my nail art as well as Dee Thompsons’ (the contest winner’s) and other voters’ favourites!
China Glaze Just Be-Claws is another stunning shade from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection. (They’re really on a roll for this Christmas collection!)
If you liked the way OPI Underneath the Mistletoe looked, I think you’ll probably also adore China Glaze Just Be-Claws.
While they’re very different polishes (and you can certainly justify owning both), what makes them like cousins instead of sisters is how the glitter looks so sparkly, as though you’re gazing upon treasures at the bottom of the ocean.
This jewel-toned red is very luxurious, and I really loved wearing it!
Now that December is here, I’m getting more into the festive spirit with red nail polishes.
Well, I’ve worn several already, but I decided to blog about them this month, so it’s more timely. You can expect more holiday shades coming soon!
Are you getting your home all ready for the holidays? Or are you planning to pack your bags and head somewhere to visit family and friends?
I’ll be visiting my mom during the Christmas week, and I’ve taken time off work so that we can do more things during the day.
Since I usually just visit her once a week, it’s nice that I’ll be able to spend a longer time and consecutive days with her.
In today’s post, I’m showcasing China Glaze Elfin’ Around from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection, which is an interesting twist on the typical Christmas reds on the market during this time of year. It’s actually a reddish orange, but it can read red when you look at it solo and in some lighting conditions. (When I review traditional reds later this week, you’ll really be able to see the difference!)
Zoya is one of my favourite brands of nail polish because they always offer such fashion-forward and daring colours plus finishes that take my breath away.
So when they sent me a press release about the Zoya Dream Boxes and also a special Black Friday Deal, I had to share it with you.
Zoya doesn’t ship to Canada, but even if I can’t partake in this special deal, it doesn’t mean that I won’t pass it along to my American readers! (I will admit that being a Canadian nailphile right now is making me shed lacquer tears because the Black Friday offer is insane, and I wish I could participate.)
If you want to get right to the Black Friday Deal, scroll to the bottom of this post for the coupon code that will get you the above Zoya 12-piece set free (yes, FREE!) plus more goodies (valued at over $118 US) when you spend at least $72 US from November 28 (6 pm EST) to November 29 (11:59 pm EST) only on Zoya.com!