Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Before & After: Golden Ornaments


I have an accidental bonus post for today--I meant to post it tomorrow, but that's okay because it means I can review the new Cheeky Fairy Gal plates for you tomorrow...:)

Today's look is very subtle, but still has that holiday spirit. In my opinion, quite fitting for Boxing Day, which for most of us in the US involves going back to work or shopping the after-Christmas sales. If you don't know what Boxing Day is, it originated in the UK, and it was (or so I've been told) the day when the wealthy people boxed up the left-overs from their Christmas feast and gave it to people in need. Even though we don't celebrate it here, I love the spirit of it and try to keep it as part of my holiday plans in some way--to me remembering those who don't have as much to be thankful for in their life as I do is an important part of the holiday season. So I like this mani because it keeps the spirit in that more understated way. :)

I made a glitter sandwich with China Glaze Platinum Gold and Literary Lacquers $1.87 (One Dollar And Eighty-Seven Cents) from her Gift of the Magi Collection (if you missed it, you can see my review of part of the collection by clicking here):

China Glaze Platinum Gold + Literary Lacquers $1.87

Glitter Sammiches for da win!

Then I did a simple stamp over it with China Glaze Passion, and Bunny Nails plate HD07:

Golden Ornaments :)

Closer up

I really love this glitter; it's so versatile. I have a glitter-three-ways post with it coming up soon; stay tuned for that. :)

Hope your Boxing Day is relaxing and filled with great shopping scores. :) Thanks for reading!!



  1. OMG!!! This mani is so gorgeous!!! Love the colors used and the design. I find it elegant and classy. Great job on this one.

    1. Thank you so much! I like that it's subtle, even though it has glitter in it. :)

  2. Wow!!! This nail color rocks! I never pick this kind of color for I was thinking that it would not be nice on nails. But upon seeing it, I think I wanna try it out. Looks so pretty especially when you put some art on it. Love it!

    1. Thank you! I originally bought it hoping it would stamp well, but it was too thin. So I thought, glitter sandwich! :)

  3. Cute! I really like this one, love the chunky sparkly glitter!

  4. Thanks! i just learned something new. :)
    Never thought about the origin of Boxing Day, as we dont have that in Norway. So when i moved to UK, I was puzzled about the name. Surly puts you in the holiday spirit with a day like that, not sure many ppl do that still thou..

    Great post and manicure as always hun.

  5. Thank you! And thanks to my friend Ann for originally teaching me about the origins of Boxing Day, lol. :)


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