Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter Holiday Challenge: Presents and Gift Wraps

Hello my lovelies! It's Friday! I haven't been feeling too well this week and school has been dreadful, so I'm very happy that it's finally the weekend. I have another one of the holiday themed manis for you today. Of course I did this last minute, but at least I'm scheduling the post the night before, not like the last time. I've been a really bad and unorganized blogger lately. Every time I think I'm free something comes up and messes with my schedule again. I was very excited for this manicure, but it didn't photograph well at all. Honestly, it looks much better in reality. I didn't have time to redo it however, so I'm stuck with it how it is. 

For this theme, I decided to only use polishes from last year's China Glaze holiday collection. I guess the contrast between the base and the other colors isn't that high and that's why it all looks dark in the photos. In reality it looks so pretty and Christmassy! 

The base color for this manicure is China Glaze Holly-Day, that I posted about here. I used Velvet Bow and a striping brush to paint the ribbons and then did some bows in the middle. I thought it would be very appropriate to use Velvet Bow to do the bows, obviously. Finally, I painted some Ring In The Red over the bows to make them stand out. I really love this holiday collection and I plan to use these polishes to do some more holiday manis this year. 

Ok, that's it for my presents. To see other, more creative and beautiful present manis check out the links below! 


  1. So cute. The colours are lovelly. Kiss.

  2. Beautiful! I love how this turned out and it didn't photograph badly at all. :)

  3. I'm with Rebecca, I don't think it photographed badly at all!! I really really like this one!!

  4. wow! love this - such a beautiful manicure x

  5. I'm so glad you like them! Thanks!

  6. Well it did show up darker in photos compared to real life. Thank you so much!


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