Christmas Challenge: Glitter, Glitter, Glitter

FINAL-Christmas-Challenge-smallSo its finally here, Day 1 of the Christmas Challenge.

The theme: Glitter, Glitter, Glitter!

Polishes Used

Polishes Used

Ok so before I show you what I did let me just break down exactly how many products were used lol…


SinfulColors 101 Snow Me White (Base Colour)

Essence Colour & Go in 141 Icy Princess, 128 Let’s Get Lost and 129 The Boy Next Door.

Essence Nail Art Tattoo Pen

And of course no mani is complete without Seche Vite!!!


Essence Nail Effects 01 I’m So Dreamy

Tip Top Wild Thing Glitter Platinum Pizazz

Born Pretty Glitter in White

Thats loads of stuff for 1 mani but totally worth it!

Glitter Snowflakes

Glitter Snowflakes

I even got a personalized Xmas Card today to go along with my Mani

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This is the first time I have tried a proper sponge gradient.

Sponged Gradient

Sponged Gradient

And here is a little glitter tip that might just make your life loads better…

When ever we order Pizza Take-outs we get all our extra’s like Chilli’s and such in little plastic containers.

I keep mine and use them for various Nail Art storage options but one of my favs is as a glitter catcher!

My Glitter Catcher

My Glitter Catcher

Just helps contain any mess because glitter sticks to everything!

So thats it, first day down and so many more fun ones to come.

Who is joining in?

Dont forget to share your links below.

All The Best



Essence Special Effects Topper 12 Holo Topping, Please!

Last week Thursday I went to the shops and bought myself the “Holo Topping, Please!” polish from Essence. I love Holo Polish but I don’t have very many at all.

I decided its time to up my collection!

I started the Mani with a Base coat of Essence Colour & Go, 111 English Rose.

111 English Rose

111 English Rose

I found that this colour is the closest match to the  Holo Polish. I feel it made the mani that much more beautiful!

I then applied 2 coats of Holo Topping, Please…

Hello Holo Sparkle

Holo Sparkle

Hello Holo

Holo Topping, Please!

12 Hello Holo

12 Holo Topping, Please!

I then wrapped my mani the way that “For The Love Of Nail Art” suggested to make it last longer so I could do a life span test… And I was a little let down.

My Mani managed to survive all the way from the Friday until the Monday (Public Holiday) and then I noticed the chips. As soon as the chips started and I got water on my hands everything just peeled off. It was as if I had the Peel Off Base coat on but I didn’t, I just had a regular Essence Base Coat.

After 3 Days

After 3 Days

You can notice the chips on the corners of my nails.

So what do you think of the polish? And do you have any Holo polishes? I would love to see them xxx

All the Best

Holo Mint

I love holographic polishes, sadly I only have 1… I need to change that!

Essence has a really pretty one (The one I have) called “03 Hello Holo” from their Special Effects Topper Range.

03 Hello Holo

03 Hello Holo

Its my current “Pedi” fav!

Then they have also recently launched some new polishes into their “Colour & Go” Range and my favorite is “146 That’s What I Mint!”

146 That's What I Mint!

146 That’s What I Mint!

Because I love both of these pretties so much I decided to do a pretty simple Mani with them.

Holo Mint

Holo Mint

I love it!!!

What do you have on your nails today?

All The Best



Girly Girl Challenge- Day 2: Gimme That Bling

Gimme That Bling

Gimme That Bling

For Day 2 I decided that Matt Black & Diamonds was the way to go.

For This mani I used:

Essence 144 Black is Back

Essence Special Effect Topper 03 Hello Holo

Essence Special Effects Topper 07 Soft Touch

The next Theme is Delicate & Elegant