Holiday Manicures

Post #2 today! I’m on a roll, haha. I wanted to post all of my holiday manicures that I’ve done thus far today, and I realized that Goldeneye/Milan should probably have their own post.

Let’s jump right in!

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This gorgeousness is Rainbow Honey Demeter, part of a holiday duo – I couldn’t tell you from what year, though. I was actually sent a free mini of the other half of the duo, Persephone, but I haven’t swatched it yet. Neither one of them are available anymore, I’m afraid, although the folks down at the Rainbow Honey Lab will occasionally re-release colors in their Vault. Fingers crossed!

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Demeter is a beautiful blue-toned green base just brimming with tiny gold flakes. The flakes are tinted by the base, however, so everything comes together to create this insanely rich glass-flecked emerald green. And, because Rainbow Honey polishes are usually fairly thick, I only needed one coat and it dried insanely fast! I’m honestly so in love with this, haha.

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Next is a manicure featuring a base of OPI Got The Blues For Red topped with Sally Hansen Eyelet from their Luxe Lace line (say that five times fast!). Got The Blues is almost like a jelly finish, and I was surprised to need three coats with this! But it’s beautiful, so I’ll let it pass.

Eyelet contains four different sizes of matte white hex glitters, but I was completely unable to get any of the largest size. I still like how it looks all together, though. Shown is one coat with a little swirling and dabbing. You might need to push the larger glitters back, as they may want to hang off the end of your nail.

And now for my showstopper.

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I told you you’d be seeing more of Nine Zero Lacquer around here! What I’m wearing here is one deep forest green coat of b.s.n. Nail Lacquer Midnight Marsh, topped with one incredibly dense coat of Nine Zero Lacquer Stocking Stuffer, which is probably my favorite of the four polishes I bought from them. I’ve honestly never received more compliments on a manicure in my entire life than I have on this one, haha.

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Stocking Stuffer has a lot going on—you have matte white circle glitters (snowballs!), metallic red squares and hexes, metallic green hexes, 3d silver squares, two sizes of 3d silver hexes, and tiiiiiiny 3D microglitter. At first I thought that there was transparent iridescent glitter in there as well, but those turned out to just be the silver pieces reflecting crazy colors at me! I love this so much.

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I even managed to get a macro shot of it! Pardon the bubbles, though—I used two layers of two different topcoats on this, one of which had gone super thick over time and caused the bubbling. But hopefully this will give you all a better look at what’s going on in that crazy festive mess!

Nine Zero Lacquer can be purchased here, and Rainbow Honey can be purchased over here!

Thanks for reading… again!

-Aley

 

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