Gold and Green: days 2 and 3 of the advent challenge!

Post number two for today to get current:  I've got my manicures for "gold" AND "green" to share with you!  Are you excited yet?  First up is day two's challenge, "gold".  Now, I'm not much of a gold person but I have been wanting to do something using pigment powders I have inspired by something I saw on pinterest.  

 I used my brand new Nubar "Indigo Illusion" as the base...two coats of this magical, shifting polish that I received from a birthday club I joined this year.   As soon as I saw it, I knew it needed to be on my hands.
I'm sure you can see why:

For the gold effect, I placed a very small amount of gold pigment powder at my cuticles, and blew it onto the second coat of wet polish.  Then, it was just a matter of sealing the whole thing with topcoat!  If you're on the lookout for this combo, I'll show you what you're keeping your eyes out for.

And here's one more shot of this combo, at another light angle to show off the magic shift of this polish!

Now, onto "green", our theme for day 3.  I chose another new one from my birthday group, Hare Polish's "Asteroid Turf".  This polish is Christmas in a Seussian way, a grinchy green with some "Whoville" purples thrown in.  How fun is that?

I hope you and yours are finding joy this season! 


Red: Day 1 of Hap Hap Happy Hands' Advent challenge

Hi all!   I'll be playing catch up today, because I've decided to participate in Hap Hap Happy Hands' Advent Calendar challenge.   I actually did the first day ahead of time, but I haven't had time to post until now.

Day 1 is red.   I knew as soon as I saw this that I wanted to use one of my favorite reds that I haven't touched since last winter, Sinful Colors "Sugar Sugar".  It's a gorgeous bright winter red, with a unique sparkle shimmer within.  I also knew that my "red" manicure would be inspired by one of my favorite red holiday things...the holiday cups at Starbucks!     Here's a peek...

For the white, I used Zoya Christinna.  In hindsight, I need to try using acrylic paints instead, because it was too sheer and the red bled a bit into it, making it slightly pink as opposed to the stark white I was aiming for.  But, overall, I like it!  Here's the plan for the rest of this series:

 I am so excited to participate in this challenge, and I hope you enjoy following along!  Here's a few more shots of my "Day 1" nails!

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