A Little Christmas-y Sparkle Even I Can't Screw Up

Hello gentle readers.

So, is everyone who celebrates getting all of your Christmas preparations and shopping done? I? Not so much! I am running late, this year. We'll see how well I pull it together. :P

I did manage a very wearable Christmas-y manicure. I wore it for days and was loving it and planned to let it roll for another day or two as it was in perfect condition when my demon seat belt did a number on it. I was getting in the Jeep, and put on my seat belt and was adjusting it to a nicety when it got free of me and snapped back on my shoulder and took a big chip out of the polish on my left thumb nail. At first I was horrified, seeing the little red and sparkly chip on my lap. I thought for sure it took a chunk out of my thumb nail. But my nail was intact. Insert huge sigh of relief. But I had to do all of my running around with a chipped nail. I felt like such a scroddy biotch.

I hit CVS to get in on the clearance sale goodness. I had to return a Milani Click Correct and Conceal HD or whatever the heck they call it pen. I lemminged hard on that thing and finally bought it, thinking that I would loooooove it. Uh... Not so much. At nearly ten clams with tax, that sucker went back! I loaded my little basket with goodies marked fifty and seventy-five percent off. I got shadow quads, a couple of blushes, (one of which I don't think I like) lipsticks, a lip stain, a gloss, a couple of Wet-N-Wild six pans that I like, a pile of polishes, including two Orlys. The only item I paid full price for was my Rimmel waxy brow pencil. I scored a couple of  hundred dollars with of makeup and polish for forty-two dollars, after you factor in my Milani return and my five dollars in Extra Bucks. Not too shabby. Not too shabby at all. :D

Okay, on to the nails. I wore China Glaze Poinsettia topped with a coat of China Glaze Twinkle Lights and Seche Vite. So pretty. Showy and sparkly but not as in your face as one might think. There was a certain subtlety to it. I know that that sounds strange, when describing a glitter mani. I received a lot of very nice compliments on this mani when out and about.

All of these photographs were shot outdoors, in sun and in the shade in the door of my garage. I finally figured out how to shoot sunshine shots and stay out of view of my neighbour who makes me uncomfortable; so when the light is just right in the right spot I can shoot sunshine shots. I won't be doing it with a new camera, for a while, tho. I thought that I could afford one for Christmas but other things are more pressing. I am going to pick up a tripod and see if I can't get better, clearer shots that way. *sigh* One must do what one must do. :)





 In sun. 

In shade.

So I reached a milestone in my nail blogging life. I ran out of free photograph storage in my Picasa web album. Whaaaat? Well dangit! Being the cheap ass ho I am, I thought about going back through my blog and deleting some of my photos, since I tend to post quite a few. But that would have been a huge pain in my ass, (as I am also a bit of a lazy ass ho) as I would have had to not only delete them from my blog, but then go back and find the exact same photos and deleting them from my web album. And the number of photos that did go wouldn't have kept me going for free for much longer anyway. I would have just been delaying the inevitable. I ponied up the five clams for a year of 20 gigs more storage. That should keep me posting photos like a loon for a good, long time.

Nice little racket they have going there. lol

Okay, this post is really long. I'll run along and let you got back to whatever you have going on. Thanks so much for popping in. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.

20 comments

  1. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaDecember 20, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    This is pretty and I like the shade pic best - you can't really see the gold in the other ones.  I'm not finished yet - I was planning on doing some stuff last night but I was having a whole bunch of nail fail.  LOL

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  2. I just ordered these :) I know I probably wont get them in time for Christmas now but I don't care! They're so pretty :)

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  3. This manicure is lovely!!  Sorry to hear about the crazy seat belt and running out of photo storage space.  I'm glad that you were able to get some awesome deals!!

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  4. Super cute! Now following your blog from IGotMyNailsDid.blogspot.com

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  5. your rambling cracks me up!! I hate when I chip my polish! Oh the horror!!! Sucks you have to pay for photo storage-someone is getting rich quick!

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  6. Pretty mani.  Twinkle Lights is so sparkly. 

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  7. Oh my gosh is this super pretty together or what? I LOVE this. You did find some good bargains! Nicely done! Haha, I weighed all the options when I found out I was running out of room when I had MM, and it turned out Picasa actually has the cheapest option, so that's what I will do when I run out of room too.

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  8. I hit up the CVS clearance sale yesterday! I got a couple of Revlon Colorburst lipsticks and some Revlon nail polish. I'd never been to a CVS before!

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  9. Ughh I like this so much better on you than on me! I tried Twinkle Lights over green and was not feeling it whatsoever. I think I'm going to try it over gold and see if that's any better!

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  10. love them! perfect for christmas (: i have been lusting over a sparkly polish for a while now - need to get one urgently! 

    can you check out my christmas nails? let me know what you think! http://naileditperfectly.blogspot.com/
    I'm new to all this blogging stuff :) so even one view is greatly apreciated hehe ;)  

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  11. I like twinkle over red...very pretty.  I hate chips too...but agree better a chip than the nail itself.

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  12. Thank you. :)

    Yes, definitely better trashed polish than a trashed out nail. :D

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  13. Definitely try it over red! In my opinion, this glitter was born to be worn with red. But you know me and red... ;) 

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  14. Never been to CVS?!?! Heh heh. I haunt CVS. :D Get an Extra Care card and join the Beauty Club and you get Extra Bucks for every so much you spend when you use your card.. And, during certain periods, you can earn gift cards, extra extra bucks, special secret savings and so forth. One day, I had a ten dollar gift card and fifteen dollars in Extra Bucks to spend. All at once. Yay! Free stuff! :D

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  15. Thank you so much, Niki. <3

    I love getting a good deal. Makes me as happy as being in a room full of fluffy puppies. 

    I could hold my photographs on Photobucket for free but that is such a major pain in the butt! And eventually, I would run out of free space there, too... So... I had to pay up. *sigh* I guess five clams a year isn't too bad. :P

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  16. Thank you, Desert. :) It is sparkly. It goes crazy in the sun. 

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  17. Thank you. :D

    Yeah, they have a right tidy little racket going, there. lol

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  18. Thank you so much. :) Yes, I sacrificed my perfect manicure to safety. I don't think that it was worth it... ;)

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  19. Good investment. :D If they are a little late for this year, you will have them for next. It's fun to haul out polishes from the previous year and use them. 

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  20. Yes, the gold doesn't show in the sun photos. I'm glad that I did shade shots. :D

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