Odds and Ends

Hi.  I hope you’re having a nice New Year’s Eve.  Today I’m posting some odds and ends of holiday polishes I bought this season.

The first batch is from head2toebeauty.com.

These are two holiday mini sets from China Glaze.

1 - Opal's Gems - China Glaze Cheers set

Above includes Angel’s Wings and Glistening Snow from the Holiday Joy collection.

2 - Opal's Gems - China Glaze Stocking Stuffers set

Above includes Pure Joy and Champagne Kisses  from the Holiday Joy collection.

In a previous haul, I bought three of the Color Club Halo Hues: Cherubic, Blue Heaven, and Halo-graphic.  I loved them so much, I bought the other three of the set.  They are so gorgeous!  How could I resist?

3 - Opal's Gems - CC Halo Hues

4 - Opal's Gems - CC Halo Hues

Next are four polishes from the Color Club Winter Affair collection: Winter Affair, Ho-Ho-Holly, and Gift of Sparkle.  I’ve already used Ho-Ho-Holly in a previous post.

5 - Opal's Gems - CC Holiday Polishes

6 - Opal's Gems - CC Holiday Polishes

Below I have China Glaze Winter Holly (Holiday Joy collection) and Color Club Snow Flakes (Winter Affair collection).

I’ve already shown Winter Holly being used in a couple of my blog posts.  Here and here.

This season, I’ve bought several of the polishes from the China Glaze Holiday Joy collection, including the mini sets above.  I showed Pizzaz and Glitter All the Way in this post.

 7 - Opal's Gems - Winter Holly & CC Snow Flakes

8 - Opal's Gems - CG Winter Holly & CC Snow Flakes

You might remember back around Halloween I had some nail polishes in round bottles with Jack’o’lantern faces.  These are put out by Blue Cross Beauty.  Well, they also have cute little snowmen bottles.

They are so adorable!  And so far the ones I’ve tried are really nice.

I bought these ones directly from their website, but you have to buy a whole display.  (I did that because I want to use the extras as gifts.)

9 - Opal's Gems - Blue Cross Snomen

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I also got a set of nail polish pens from them.  They act as both a striping brush and a pen.  I bought the holiday set, which should have been red, green, gold, silver, black and white.  Unfortunately, instead of green they sent hot pink!  I asked them to send me green to replace the missing ones and when I received them, they were neon green.  Not too Christmasy!

12 - Opal's Gems - Art Pens from Blue Cross

Here are the ones that should have been a nice glittery Christmas green!

13 - Opal's Gems - Art Pens from Blue Cross

The green one doesn’t even have the printing on the bottle!

Now I can update my stash count.  I only update it when I update a haul and I’m way behind!

My current count is

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Halloween 2012 – Spider Webs

Hi.  I’m hoping to get a few Halloween manis posted before the big day.  With only a few days left, I’m not sure what I can accomplish, but I’ll give it a try.  I also want to put up my Halloween haul.

First up, I was inspired by a great spider web design by PixiePolish.  I hate spiders, but I loved her beautiful orange and black design.  When it came time to do it, though, I found the prospect of hand painting all those webs daunting, especially using my non-dominant hand.  (Maybe I’ll try it with an accent nail later.)  Then I realized that one of my Bundle Monster stamping plates has a spider web design!  Yay!

Here’s the result.  Do you like the eerie prop? It reminds me of The Blob from the old horror movie!

To do this mani, I used Bizarre Blurple from the China Glaze Wicked collection for the base coat.  It’s such a rich, dark purple-blue, I thought the webs would contrast well.  I used Konad white for the webs to ensure I got good coverage.  The plate is BM13.

If I’d hand painted the webs, I would have overlaid them with Fairy Dust from China Glaze, a lovely sheer holo, to give a glistening effect.  I also considered using a silver for the stamping.  Maybe next time.

My son found a really weird black and orange gourd when he bought our Halloween pumpkin, so I took some shots with that.

Doesn’t it look delightfully creepy?  I think it looks like it’s about to devour my hand. lol

I think the only thing scarier than the gourd in these pictures is the state of my cuticles, but they don’t look that bad when they’re not magnified about 600 percent!

Have you figured out what mani you’re going to do for Halloween?  Please share!

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