Thursday, December 23, 2010

12 Days of Holiday Beauty: Festive Party Nails

I used to think glittery polishes were oh-so-80's, but then when I kept thinking about how I wanted to do my nails for Christmas visions of blinging glittery nails popped in my head. I didn't want to do the traditional classic red or reach for my deep purple shades. All I knew was that I wanted to do something a little different, a little edgy.

I went to all the stores on the hunt for a glittery polish and what do you know, all but one store was sold out! Guess I wasn't the only one who wanted a little bling on the nails. I originally wanted gold glitter but then I saw this adorable mini set from Nicole by OPI Tinsel Tips for $12.99 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart. Since I wouldn't normally wear a glitter polish a mini bottle is all I really needed. This would definitely make the perfect stocking stuffer! The set includes: 
  • Jewel Nail Decals
  • Spark My Mistletoe (red glitter pictured on my nails)
  • Stuck In The Chimney (gorgeous shimmering plum)
  • Kiss Me At Midnight (deep chocolate with red shimmer)
This is my version of edgy festive party nails - red glitter over a plain black polish. Glitter should stand out on its own. Layering it over black is the perfect way for a glitter polish to stand out. I generally don't like plain black nails but a glittery polish brightens it up. 

The black polish is from Barry M. Cosmetics, a popular cosmetic line from the U.K. It's the first product I've ever tried from the line and I have to say I am impressed with how opaque and non-streaky their polishes apply. It's only my first day wearing it so I'm not sure how long it will stay chip-free but there will be more reviews to come. The line is not available in Canada but if you want to see Barry M. in Canada join the Facebook page here.

What do you think of my festive party nails? Too edgy or goth for a nice Christmas dinner?


socialitedreams said...

i really really like how that came out!

Mommy V. said...

I don't think they're too goth for a Christmas party. It looks like a nice modern twist to the usual glittery holiday nail looks!

dani@callitbeauty said...

i love it! definitely perfect for the holidays :)

Terri said...

This reminds me of the eyeko vampire polish! Love it! I've wore it to Xmas party's :)