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State of the Sparkle *008*

We've been prepping for Christmas like crazy, and I managed to get a couple of great shots that I just can't resist sharing! Here's to hoping that your Holiday is filled with all your family, friends, great food, and tons of amazing memories just waiting to happen! From our little wolfpack at Chez Sparkle to yours... We hope you have a very Merry (and sparkle filled!) Christmas!!!









12 MoC: Candy Canes

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulShine Wisp
1 Coat SinfulColors Queen of Beauty
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

1 Day of Wear

Bundlemonster Plate BM-423
China Glaze Pointsettia

Here's another manicure for the Christmas season. It's a super festive look that's fun to wear on all your nails, or just a couple of accents. You can use striping tape to create your own candy cane effect, but I totally cheated and used my stamping kit. It's soooooo much faster than working with striping tape. BUT... if you're just doing 2 or 3 accent nails, taping probably wouldn't be that bad. But I'd probably still stamp... especially if you've got the plate!


12 MoC: Christmas Cookies

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Rainbow Honey Cafe Con Leche
2 Coats Sally Hansen Eyelet
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

You know, I'm not normally one for nude polish, but add in a whole lot of shimmer and paint some glitter on top, and I'll wear it for days! Well, at least one... I've still got four more Manicures of Christmas to go! Aaaaand if I can be completely honest, I can't waaaaiiiit to see what new polishes might be in my stocking(s) and under the tree!

But for now... Christmas Cookies! That's what I've called this pairing, and so far this year, my little Peanut and I have been quite the cookie baking elves. There's even a super fun dance involved, and it's quite catchy! But alas, I digress...

Cafe Con Leche came in my October mystery bag from Rainbow Honey. I've been wanting to wear it for a really long time, but I couldn't quite bring myself to wear it alone. Then, on Sunday, the Sparkle Pa…

12 MoC: Wispy Sparkles

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulShine Wisp
1 Coat SinfulColors Queen of Beauty
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

So... I've finally found a true white polish that is wonderfully opaque and self-leveling. Its name is Wisp, and I'm seriously in need of another 5 bottles or so. Maaaaybe 8. (Is that excessive? Don't answer that...)

White nails look crisp and fresh any time of year. It really doesn't matter if the heat is sweltering, or the thermometer has totally bottomed out. It just works, you know? Buuuuut I like to add a little sparkle to everything I do, so a nice layer of fine silver glitter later, and you've got yourself a fresh and festive look!


12 MoC: Merry Marsala

Since the announcement of Pantone's Color of the Year 2015, I've been on the hunt for Marsala in polish form. You might think this would be a simple task, but it's actually been quite difficult, and I'm still not 100% there. But this polish is thee best match (and deal) I've found so far. I give you Haze of Love...






Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
4 Coats Wet N Wild Haze of Love
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Marsala is an earthy red with an almost equal blend of red and brown. It's a super versatile shade, and depending on what you pair it with, it can lean towards either color. It's a rich shade, but not overly dark, and a little dusty. In all honesty, Haze of Love is a decent enough match, but it could still stand to be muted down a little bit. It's just the slightest bit too dark, now that I look at the graphics and my nail photos so closely together. But how many people are going to put the two side by side in rea…

Fishbowl Friday *008*

I'm thinking I need to dump out my prompts, shake 'em up, and put them in the bowl all over again. Or maybe just get a bigger fishbowl. This week's prompt is 4 COLORS. (Not all that different from last week's prompt, huh?) Thankfully, my definition of "color" is broad, and can mean four distinct hues OR four different bottles of polish. I'm going with the latter, bringing you a manicure featuring four different polishes...






Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulShine Most Sinful
1 Coat SinfulColors Ice Dream (accent)
1 Coat SinfulColors Queen of Beauty (accent)
1 Coat Spoiled Champagne Siren (accent)
1 Coat SinfulColors Queen of Beauty (accent)
2 Coats SinfulColors Ice Dream (accent)
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

I'm seriously loving this manicure right now! Honestly, Most Sinful and other bright blues are just so fun and cheery, I can't get enough. It also doesn't hurt that they're kind of trend…

12 MoC: Christmas Skittles 2.0

Last time, I showed you how to mix it up with non-traditional colors for your nails. If you're looking for a more traditional festive and fun manicure, these skittles might be just the thing to try!






Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulShine Amazonian (l. thumb, r. pointer)
2 Coats SinfulColors Queen of Beauty (l. pointer, r. ring)
2 Coats Spoiled Champagne Siren (l. pointer, r. ring)
3 Coats SinfulShine Devious (r. middle, l. thumb)
4 Coats SinfulColors Exotic Green (l. ring, r. pinky)
2 Coats China Glaze Ravishing, Dahling! (l. pinky, r. middle)
2 Coats China Glaze Twinkle Lights (l. pinky, r. middle)
1 Coat China Glaze Ravishing, Dahling! (l. pinky, r. middle)
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

This isn't the first time I've done Christmas Skittles, but I do like this version better than the one I did last year. I think because of the variation in colors and finishes. Amazonian is a dark evergreen with small green sparkles that i…

Outfitting Me *001* (Ring in the New Year)

12 MoC: Razzleberry Sparkles

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulColors Feeling Great
2 Coats Rainbow Honey The Master
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

It's officially the time of year to Razzleberry All. The. Things. Okay, so maybe that's just my Dad, but it's definitely contagious! I find it really easy to get stuck in a rut of red, green, gold, silver, and repeat this time of year. There's definitely nothing wrong with switching it up a little bit and painting your nails a nice bright pink! (or really, any other bright color you love!) To make it festive, just do what I did, and add a little bit of shimmer on your accent nails! Insta-Holiday Classic!!!

Feeling Great was hanging out with the Holiday SinfulColors display the last time I was at RiteAid. I've never met a bright pink I didn't like, so I just had to pick it up, despite the fact that I'm supposed to be on a No Buy right now. In my defense, I did have a coupon, so, that makes me …