Hey There Polished People!
Merry Christmas Everybody!!
I am scheduling this post out, but I’m sure I had a nice Christmas Eve and I hope you all did, too. We will be spending Christmas Eve with my in-laws and Christmas Day with my mom and dad, and brother and sister-in-law. Usually we split up both days (half of Christmas Eve with each family, half of Christmas Day with each) but this year my in-laws moved out to Timbuktu so it’s too far to travel. I’ll be sad not to see my family on Christmas Eve because first and foremost my family is AWESOME (seriously, you should come join us for a family function some time) and it’s always fun and hilarious and wonderful, but it will be nice to spend a good chunk of time with each family instead of run run running between Christmas celebrations every two hours.
You’re probably wondering where the title of this post comes from… In my family I’m known as the present princess. Whenever we open presents (with my cousins on Christmas Eve and with my immediate family on Christmas Day) I always seem to have a ginormous pile of gifts and everyone else has a regular pile. It’s inevitable that when my turn rolls around (we usually go around in a circle, each opening up one present at a time) someone will be like, “Nicole you better open two, we’ll never be done if you open one at a time!!” 😀 Now before you’re all like, “Oh my gosh, she’s so spoiled, Christmas is too commercial, blah blah blah.” you should know that the reason I have so many more than everyone else is because I’m the favorite! JUST KIDDING! (maybe ;)) Nah, the real reason is because my cousins and brother and husband like expensive stuff- expensive tools, electronics, super name-brand clothes, Ugg boots, etc. Last year my husband got a 4-5 foot tall safe that was like 300 bucks. I like nail polish, fun things to use at work with the kids (games, books with stuffed animals that match the book, etc), books, and clothes which are rarely all that expensive. I’m sure as you read this I’ll be opening up my presents, happily being called the present princess. 😉 In commemoration of that title, I did some present-y nails. Ready to see them?
Nails Fit For A Princess… Of Presents
How To Get These Nails:
- Base coat.
- Paint your nails with your favorite white. I used Nina Ultra Pro French White.
- Apply a coat of Seche Vite and allow your nails to dry until they’re no longer smooshable (technical term).
- Using Essie Mojito Madness and the Essence stamping plate that I reviewed here, stamp the diagonal stripes onto each nail.
- Use BM 205 and SH Rapid Red to stamp the red presents randomly over the green and white base.
- Apply your Seche Vite very carefully so as not to smear any of your stamping and go show your friends! 😀
I hope you all had a great Christmas with your families and/or friends! Let me know how it went in the comments below, and tell me what your favorite present or the best part was. Thank you all for reading and commenting and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀