12 MoC: Pacific Present

by - 1/02/2014

Here's the last of the Twelve Manicures of Christmas series...

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats Sally Hansen Pacific Blue
2 Coats China Glaze Your Present Required
1 Coat Essie Good to Go

I totally had other plans for this manicure, really, I did. In all honesty, I had my mind set on 99 Luftballoons, a complete and total glitterbomb by Deborah Lippmann that oh-so-awesomely came in my Christmas stocking. But, the Holidays, my crazy little Peanut, just life in general got the better of me.  This seems to happen a lot, and I'm still working on how to make it stop. Suggestions?


New Year's Eve. It wasn't like I was going anywhere or anything... Mr. Sparkle and I planned to stay in, and spent the night watching movies... first Pacific Rim, followed by We're the Millers. If you've seen Pacific Rim, you'll know that my nails were totally matchy-matchy appropriate, which was not planned, but pretty cool, and whoa! Such a great movie! We're the Millers was funny, don't get me wrong, but Pacific Rim was one of the best action movies I've seen in a while. (And I loveLoveLurve action flicks.)

The lone photo of my manicure was taken with my iPhone, and I really should've taken more. My camera battery was charging, and I'm much more skilled at taking shots of my nails with an actual camera than my phone. So, BOO for quantity, but quality? The camera on my iPhone captured the gorgeousness of Pacific Blue to a tee. I bought a bottle during some post-Christmas shopping. I've seriously picked it up and put it down at least 20 times, so it was about time that a bottle finally came home with me. Your Present Required was my must-have from the China Glaze Happy Holiglaze collection, and I was thrilled to find a bottle at Sally Beauty. I wasn't too sure that I'd be able to find it, and I'm pretty sure I scared the employees as I scoured the displays and snatched it up. (Orly Intergalactic Space met the same fate, and probably won just as many awkward stares. It's best not to get between me and potential stash initiates... trust me.)

It was nice to have a relaxing night AND stay up late. This year, I actually managed to stay up until PAST midnight. But not too long after. Maybe 35 or 40 minutes? I know, I know, I'm such a rockstar, right? I'm not even going to mention what my regular bedtime is... Or what I thought the midnight fireworks really were... Oo

So, from me and my little wolfpack, to you and yours...

Happy New Year!

Just a quick sidenote... yes, I am recycling this image. I love this picture of our little family! See, Mr. Sparkle made the cutest New Year top hat for Peanut, but she has this thing about stuff that goes on her head. Hats, bows, headbands, hoods... she haaaaates them, and she's really good at ripping them off. Honestly, I'm not even sure how we got this one to stay on her while we were out playing in the snow. Peanut. Diaper. Top Hat. It would've made for the cutest New Year's photo! Unfortunately, Peanut wasn't having any part of it...

She's happy about the New Year on the inside... somewhere...

like, deep, deep, down...

I think.


There's always next year...

How did you ring in 2014? What did you wear on your nails while you did it?

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