Hey There Polished People!
My husband was never much into the Christmas spirit before we got together. He was the typical bachelor I suppose, it’s not like he hated Christmas or anything but he just didn’t have any interest in going to see Christmas lights, decorating for Christmas, etc. Well especially since we’ve been married he’s much more festive. He decorates our house with a billion lights (they flash to music, by the way, they’re pretty awesome), helps decorate the tree and participates in all kinds of fun Christmas stuff. In fact this year he decided that he wanted to make Christmas cookies. You know, the sugar cookies that you roll out and cut into 40 different Christmas-y shapes and the edges are all unevenly cooked because the shapes are all so different? Yeah, we made those. They actually turned out really well. We decorated some while they were raw and baked the sprinkles in, and then most of them we baked and then iced and decorated. They turned out to be quite delicious! Here are some of the cookies straight out of the oven-
You should have seen us decorating the cookies. My husband in particular was quite dedicated to the perfect application of sprinkles. Check out how he “taped off” parts of the candy cane with an extra piece of dough before it was baked, sprinkled over it and removed it for the perfect lines-
I wish I’d taken pictures of the iced and decorated cookies, but I forgot to do that before I put them in the Tupperware for storage. I couldn’t talk my husband into it (surprise surprise! ha!), but I also did something festive… I painted my nails with a fun holly design. Here they are!
Holly Berry Nails
How To Get These Nails:
- Base coat.
- Paint your nails with Essie Good As Gold.
- Apply a coat of Seche Vite and allow your nails to dry thoroughly.
- Use NOPI Khloe Had A Little Lam Lam and BM 302 to stamp the holly design on each nail.
- Use a dotting tool and a red sparkly polish (I used an old NOPI red glass fleck polish without a sticker on the bottom) to fill in the berries.
- Give the berries plenty of time to dry to avoid smearing, then apply a healthy coat of Seche Vite.
- Admire your purdy holly berry nails! 🙂
What type of fun, festive holiday stuff have you done this year? Any fun traditions that you and your family participate in? I can’t wait to have kids so I can go on the Polar Express train ride, have them take pictures with Santa, and all those family-type things. There are things adults can participate in that are festive, but sitting on Santa’s lap just aint one of them. 😉 Thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀