24 December 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Something Old

Happy Tuesday and Merry Wednesday Eve! This week's TT theme is our third "special something," something old, and...two years counts as old, right? At least, in nail polish and nail art and stuff? Because I came across a Christmas nail art design that Tera at Nails in Nippon posted two Christmases ago that I could not wait to try!

Christmas tree nail art

The base for these is a layering combination of Bandi City Green, SpaRitual Optical Illusion, and China Glaze Winter Holly, over which I dotted golden garlands of Zoya Ziv (alliteration FTW!). In retrospect, I kind of like the silvery garlands Tera did, especially since I decided not to add "lights" to my Christmas tree, but I do love me some Ziv.

Christmas tree nail art

(Dang, that is an enormous hand...)

For the ornaments I lightened some Essie Bikini So Teeny with a teeny bit of Essie Something Blue, but retrospect #2, I think I'd have liked it that little bit darker. The red ornaments are OPI Big Apple Red, half of which got striped with some Ziv, and half of which got some Milani Red Sparkle glitter (the plain red one, not the red and gold one with the same name). Oh yeah, and the blues got a similar treatment, white stripes and/or silver glitter.

Christmas nail art

I wore these nails to see The Nutcracker this weekend and felt so Christmassy! Hong Kong seems to be getting into the holiday more and more--I just wish the weather would cooperate, but I wish I had a pony too. Back in reality, we have a big stack of Xmas movies and specials to watch tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to a fun, relaxing day at home and a tasty Christmas dinner of New Orleans red beans and rice because that's what the local groceries had the ingredients for me to make. Hur.

Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night!

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  1. This looks really awesome Elizabeth!! I love it!

  2. This is a gorgeous mani! It's absolutely perfect for Christmas.

  3. Gorgeous!! :D
    Have a super duper cool and amazing happy and merry Christmas!!! <3 :D!!

  4. Merry Christmas! - I like this Holiday mani!

  5. Your "I just wish the weather would cooperate, but I wish I had a pony too" almost made me die from laughter! :-) The weather this year didn't cooperate to get me into Christmas mood, but I tried to bring some Christmas atmosphere with my manicures! :-)
    I love how your manicure came out, perfect for Christmas! :-)


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