Hi everyone! I hope your Christmas was a good one, and if you don't do that, I hope your December 25 was most spectacular. ;) I wanted to show this mani before the day even hit, but life gets so incredibly busy.... I can't fathom how some of you found the time to do beautiful and intricate artwork when I could barely eke out a layering combo, lol. Anyway, here's what I wore on my nails for Christmas day. I really like it and I hope you do, too :)
I picked up Essence A Piece of Forever, part of their Breaking Dawn Part 2 collection, back before the movie came out (being a bit of a Twi-hard, myself) and realized that the faintly metallic butterscotch golden shimmer would make the perfect base for Butter London's West End Wonderland (which I happened to have picked up that same day).
West End Wonderland is a dense twinkling gold glitter with a liberal sprinkling of red. I like A Piece of Forever as a base for this because, since it's a little bit flat, it really highlights both the red and the gold glitters while adding its own warm, vibrant glow.
A Piece of Forever is thick, with one of those tapered to fit your nail brushes. It worked pretty well, because I have small nails, and is easily a one-coater. It's a pretty unique shade, too, brighter, more goldenrod, and less metallic than other gold polishes. I used one coat of West End Wonderland, too, and one layer of topcoat.
I kind of did a bad in posting about a great color that might not be that easy to find anymore (APOF) but certain drugstores and Ultas might still have the Essence Breaking Dawn collection on their shelves, yet, and possibly for a discount. West End Wonderland is, of course, available where Butter London is sold and on the BL website.
Sooo, what was on your nailses this Christmas? Did you get any cool new polishes or makeup this year?