December 21, 2014

Green Holograpic Nail Stamped With Ivy - 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Manicures Day 10

Green Holograpic Nail Stamped With Ivy
If you've got a keen eye, then you just might recognize this green holographic polish from day eight's design, if you did - good sleuthing! I mentioned I was going to start using my stamping tools more often, so before I wiped that gorgeous polish away I just could not resist stamping over it to give it a different look first.
Green Holograpic Nail Stamped With Ivy
Green Holograpic Nail Stamped With Ivy

I hadn't planned on using this for one of my 12 days of Holiday manicures, but what the hey, life's short. I love the ivy design and this stamping plate worked awesome. It gave me no troubles whatsoever, it's a Christmas miracle!

This is the same 3 coats of Color Club - Holiday Splendor stamped with the Pueen 55 plate. I used my Konad stamper and white Konad polish again, because hey if it ain't broke don't fix it, right? If you are rocking a polish and you want to freshen it up, try stamping over it. Seriously it changes everything and who cares if it's yesterday's polish? Ain't no shame in our polish game!

December 20, 2014

Candy Cane Striped Nail Art - 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Manicures Day 9

Christmas Candy Cane Nails by @UnitedinBeauty
Now you didn't think I was going to make it all the way through my Christmas designs without first representing my favorite holiday candy, did you? If you couldn't tell right off the bat, my favorite treats of the season are the delicious, old fashioned red and white striped peppermint candy canes. Just looking at my nails right now is making me hungry, YUM!
I painted my nails white first and once completely dry, I used striping tape to create the lines. Once I got all my tape in place, one quick swipe of my favorite glittery red polish Chine Glaze - Ruby Pumps did the trick. PRO TIP: Be sure to pull the striping tape off quickly while the polish is still wet in order to get neat and crisp lines!

If you recreate this or are inspired by any of my other manicures please be sure to add the hashtag #HeyUnitedinBeauty so I can see your awesome work!


December 19, 2014

Holiday Party Perfection - Look of the Day

Holiday Party Dress by @unitedinbeauty

Holiday Party Perfection by UnitedinBeauty on Polyvore

After thinking on it a bit, I've decided to venture outside of my comfy world of nails and expand the blog a bit by including both beauty and fashion items as well, and here is my first look! I tried to come up with something effortless, yet polished and holiday party appropriate. This entire look is based around my recent 12 Days of Christmas green holographic manicure featuring Color Club - Holiday Splendor. No doubt that green sparkly polish will look amazing with this cute lacy party dress and the green and gold jewelry. 

One of my favorite parts of this look is the cute little clutch, I used to be such a big fan of oversized purses, but now I find a clutch to be so simple and streamlined. Plus it stops me from cramming it full of everything I've ever purchased in the past 10 years! Honestly, a clutch is perfect for tossing in the essentials - an ID, some cash or a credit card, and a lip gloss. No need for a heavy bag, just grab and go!


Color Club Holiday Splendor - 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Manicures Day 8

Color Club Holiday Splendor
Ho-Ho-Holy Holographic Polish, Batman! I am losing my mind today over this amazing sparkly holographic green, Color Club Holiday Spendor is seriously just so much yes in a bottle. SO. MUCH. YES. I was tempted to ramp up the nail art again today while I was still  riding on yesterday's stamping high, but I just couldn't bring myself to cover up the natural amazingness that is this polish.
Color Club Holiday Splendor
I've been dying to get my hands on this polish for the longest, and just like a Christmas miracle, my dreams have come true! I must have been a very good girl this year, or very good at hiding from Santa - could go either way... This is 2 coats of Color Club Holiday Splendor topped with my go-to topcoat, Seche Vite. I added the gemstones just for a little extra somethin' somethin.
Color Club Holiday Splendor
I honestly wish I could get my camera to take it all in, these photographs really don't even do this polish justice. It is so much more sparkly in real life, take my word for it. If you spot this little gem, better grab it up because I think before long this will be one of those ever coveted holos that become the stuff of legends.

Snag the look:
Color Club - Holiday Splendor
Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat
Nail Art Gemstones

Is all this holographic goodness striking your fancy? Share your favorite holo polish, I'm always on the hunt for more!
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