Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Overload and Giveway is Up!

How about a little Christmas overload!  This mani is a smattering of a few things associated with Christmas!  

Started with a base of one coat of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, topped with two coats of Contrary Polish Hallelujah, topped with SV.

Bottle pix of Contrary Polish.  This picture, you can see both the very fine glitter as well as the golden shimmer.  While I did a coat of white as a base, I *think* that full coverage could be achieved using this in three coats. It is simply beautiful!

Added assortment of images; MoYou Festive Collection-03 (thumb and pinky), HD-E (index), HD-F (middle) and Chez Xmas-001 (ring).  Polishes used for stamping are Sally Hansen Jumpin' Jade (green), Kiko 323 (brown) and Konad special polish (red).  I did some minor filling in on a few areas that didn't stamp as well as I wanted (but see now I still missed a few areas lol!)

Added random dots and glitter to accent.  The added glitter is from KBShimmer Kringle All The Way; the polish dots are from the same stamping polishes.  I wanted to add a star to the top of the trees but when I picked one from a bottle of polish, it was too large to fit on top of the trees. Then I remembered that I had received a Sally Hansen Nail art pen as part of a promotional package** so decided to use it for some hand drawn stars. My freehand skills are still to be desired but I still like how the stars turned out!  The pen was easy to use; I'll be doing a review of it and others in future posts!

Added a few more random dots to accent.

Topped with SV to finish.

I loved how this turned out (well, minus the ouchies I'm sporting again!)

I also have some exciting giveaway news!  I mentioned a couple posts ago about a giveaway and here's the details!  There is one prize lucky person takes all!   The prize consists of the following:

Seven MJ plates have been supplied by My Online Shop (MJ XI, MJ XVII, MK XV and MJ Special Edition plates as well as XXV, XXIII and XXIV test plates which are slightly different that the ones that the shop sells even if you have these already!!).  Also, three MoYou plates; Festive Collection - 04 (the elusive sweater mani plate that keeps going out of stock!), Pro Collection-06 and Time Traveller Back to the 70'x 01.  The three polishes shown are also included; KBShimmer Snow Flaking Way, KBShimmer Urban Camo and I Love Nail Polish Babes in Toyland.  

In addition to the above, there's still more more!  There's a brand new Canadian indie polish maker, Candy Nail Polish, who has also offered your choice of three full size polishes from the the Candy Nail Polish Holiday Collection.  Please make sure to check out the Candy Nail Polish link for a better look at the polishes as you'll need to list your three choices from the Holiday Collection only to answer one of the raffleopter options.  

Please feel free to click on the pix to look at better or visit the websites to view!


Please go here for better look at My Online Shop plates (except test plates).

Please go here for better look at MoYou plates.

Please go here for better look at CandyNailPolish.

I'm going to do things a little different this time and attempt a raffleopter (if anyone notices as error, please comment below as me and raffleopter don't seem to get along too well...but I do think I figured it out!!).  The contest will run from today's post until the time runs out on the raffleopter on or about Monday, January 6, 2014. Once a winner has been chosen and verified, they will have 48 hours from the time of the email notice to contact me; if no response is received, another winner will be chosen.  Open internationally; please refer to giveaway policy for further details!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks so much to My Online Shop, Candy Nail Polish and MoYou UK*** for their generous sponsorship in the giveaway!  It is gratefully appreciated (and will certainly be appreciated by the one lucky winner!) Other items have been provided by moi!

Good Luck!!!

**item received for review; please refer to disclosure policy for information.

***The MoYou plates are plates that either I bought or had been sent a second plate in error. In the instance that I did receive the second plate by error, I had contacted MoYou to let them know that I had received an extra plate and had asked if they wanted to have it returned or if it was OK to use for a giveaway; they had indicated it was OK to include for a giveaway! 


  1. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  2. I love the mani. So festive. I need to get that OPI at some point. I don't remember why but I didn't get it when the collection was out and forgot about it completely. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. It is an awesome one!

  3. I never no if I fo these right on my fone x

  4. Thanks for the chance to win such scrumptrious goodies!

  5. thanks for this amazing giveaway! and overall thanks for share with us your manicures!!!! I <3 them! and by the way, I let you know thanks to you my wishlist is bigger and bigger xD

  6. Lovely nail art, very colorful. I entered the giveaway too :D

  7. Thank you!!! I love your blog. :D

  8. i am exploring the nail art world and glad to find your blog. Its a nice blog to follow and thanks for giveaway too. you need to watermark your images too as I saw them some where published un-credited.

  9. I'm following you. Thanks for the giveaway...

  10. This manicure is amazing. I love all the details! Also, great giveaway :)

  11. This is an amazing giveaway but also I just LOVE all the images you fit into this manicure!

  12. Mint tea, eggnog & fruit cake!! And thank you for this awesome giveaway!!

  13. Who was the winner?


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