Festive Nails

*Disclaimer*
This post discusses a product that was sent to me by Nailene.
The opinions therein are my own and not paid for.
The only compensation received was complimentary product.




Today at work we were able to dress "festively." Now, I don't celebrate Xmas but I do love a good Ugly Sweater Party. The sad news is that we were all sold out of our most gaudiest ones and I just can't commit to wearing a holiday sweater if it's not retina searingly ugly. It's just my way.
Of course, I opted to dress my nails instead.













I debated on what to do exactly but I settled on the confetti nails. It's fun, festive and a breeze to do.
This was achieved with the following:

Base:
Zoya Purity

Dots:
Sinful Ruby, Ruby
Wet n' Wild Craze Inferno
Hard Candy Frenzy
Orly Enchanted Forest
Sally Girl Unnamed neon magenta
OPI Silver Belles

Glitter:
China Glaze Medallion

I did lefty with much bigger dots and splotches. I did smaller ones on righty. I really like how they turned out and I appreciate the differences. It almost looks like one of those snazzy, glitter frosted ball ornaments.
I topped this all with a top coat that was sent to me by Nailene. This came in a package with a French Nail pen. (Which will be spotlighted soon.)
I was pleased with its consistency which was thick but smoothly spread. It dried quickly and easily smoothed out the glitter and bumps from the nail polish dots. It has a great shine and it wore beautifully! I was a little apprehensive because I love me some Out The Door, Zoya Armor and Seche. (Yes, in that order.)

This wore just beautifully for me. I knew I had some extra strength by applying a glitter polish but this top coat was a pleasant surprise. I did not have tip shrinkage and I did not have a single chip. Considering I moved a sectional and recliner, rearranged my furniture section, dug through tubs of donated Xmas merchandise and straightened the tool section today!
However, I did use a glitter and I'm worried my results are really not typical. So I plan on using this top coat with a regular manicure and see how well it stands up to my job. As of right now, I am quite pleased!

Thank you for looking! Hoping your weekend is fun filled and relaxing!

7 Comments

  1. I love it!!! and I love your attempt to find an ugly Christmas sweater -- I admit, I stole one out of my Mom's closet (from the early 90's, late 80's) that worked PERFECTLY! lol

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  2. hehehehe xmas sweaters make me cringe. Love the nails though. I always create disasters with the dotting tool

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  3. This is so festive ! You used such "happy" colors :-) Love it !

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  4. Haha, well we both know how I feel about obnoxious Christmas stuff - the more obnoxious the better, right? :P
    This is perfect, since you couldn't find the ugly sweater, your nails are deliciously gaudy and I love them!

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  5. I've heard of those parties ugly sweater parties. There has been a bunch around campus. Unfortunately, they were all before finals week. Who goes to a party the weekend before finals?! Definitely not me not when you have accounting to study for!

    Surprisingly, those ugly sweaters have been hard to find everywhere. I like the manicure, much simpler than the sweater. :)

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