Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mrs. Claus Is Comin' To Town

Red. Glitter. Slatkin & Co. Leaves candle.

Those three things just ooze with festiveness.

I recently discovered a fun way to wear the first two together - and no, I'm not talking about those ruby red slippers Dorothy wore in the Wizard of Oz. Though on second thought, it would be pretty cool to have shoes that could transport me anywhere at the click of my heels. Hmmm...

Unfortunately, I've heard sparkly red teleporation shoes are currently on backorder until - well, the end of time. So what's the next best thing? Sparkly red nails of course!

Last week while I was waiting for my car to be serviced, I tweeted a picture of me wearing my favorite holiday nail polish combination - Sephora by OPI Personal Shopper with China Glaze Mrs. Claus on top.

Personal Shopper is a pretty standard red color that I got in a little trio from Sephora a while back. It was a 500 point prize. Not too shabby for a prize from Sephora right?

Any rich, creamy red color will work just fine as a base, so there's no need to feel like you have to run out and get this exact color. Just don't skip the base altogether though, because Mrs. Claus on her own just doesn't look the same. Bonus points for everyone who noticed that I used "her" instead of "its." (:

Now on to the main attraction - Mrs. Claus. I was debating between this and Ruby Pumps, but ended up going with the missus because she had big chunky glitter - and that's exactly what I wanted. None of that dinky "shimmer" glitter stuff for me. Nuh uh!

The only downside to this combo is that it's a nightmare to get off. Prepare to scrub your life away ladies! There is an upside to this downside though - since it's so hard to get off, the color is less likely to chip. Yay! Also, be sure to use a good thick top coat like Seche Vite or Sally Hansen's Mega Shine. If you don't, the glitter will snag on everything and that's not something to be "yay-ing" about.

Now if only nail polish smelled like the Leaves candle - then life would be perfect. I guess we can't have it all though! *Sigh*

98 comments:

  1. gorgeous! and so festive :)

    Laura x

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  2. Nail snap! I did something similar to this this morning, but my glitter nail polish is clear so I can wear it with any colour :) It's made me feel really christmassy :)

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  4. Love this colour but intrigued to know what Mrs Claus is like on its own. Does it not show up as well? Please check out my blog;

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  5. gorgeous! i love red nails for christmas!


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  6. Love it! I do a similar look on my nails for the holidays, using a plain red from Finger Paints and a gold glitter polish from ELF cosmetics.

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  7. Ingrid! Didn't you know there's a trick to taking off glitter nail polish super easily?! Here's a video tutorial how! All you need is aluminum foil. After i saw the video it worked so well for me!

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  8. i looooove mrs. claus. i'm wearing it right now and its so pink and sparkily! :)

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  9. Very pretty combination! BTW, which nail polish remover do you use? I get very dry nails & cuticles with almost every single nail polish on the market (UK/Ireland) I can't paint/remove nail polish as often as I like. Have a lovely holiday week, Ingrid(:

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  10. gorgeous ingrid! i may try this out tonight x

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  11. Love it! I'm wearing the same for Christmas but using Barry M instead (:

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  12. Wow. Seriously absolutely gorgeous! You have beautiful nails and hand :)

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  13. That is so cute, Ingrid. I decided on metallic gold nail polish for the holidays. :)

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  14. Hey, I saw on your video that you are going to thailand! I am thai but living in France. I will leave to thailand in 2 weeks. I might see you in shopping areas ;-) cheers

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  15. ur nails look so nice:)
    i used rasberry by Barry M this morning and i decided to paint over it with Models Own pearly queen. similar effect, but more snowy and without the glitter chunks :P

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  16. Im wearing China Glaze Ruby Pumps...LOVE it!!

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  17. Love the combination! I just wish it was easier to remove the glitter :(

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  18. it looks so perfect on your nails! i can never do colored nailpolish. i go crazy when it chips

    xx

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  19. It's such a beautiful colour! I should've gotten one like that for the holidays.. o well. Slatkin & Co is the best 'candle-brand' ever, I got a sandalwood vanilla scented one from my granny :) But I'm not sure if you can buy it anymore.
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  21. Very pretty polish! My favorite Christmas one is Ruby Pumps by China Glaze. :)


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  22. I love red nail polish. The 2 colors you posted are gorgeous.

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  23. I really like this nail polish. It's the perfect amount of glitter, not too much but not too little either. And the color is gorgeous too! Nice Combo!!!

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  25. Thats lovely :)
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  33. i love pairing a basic color with a sparkly one, but you're right, it is such a nightmare to take off! ;)

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  34. That glittery one looked really awesome!

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  35. I've never used China Glaze products, but I've heard good things about them. Cute nails!

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  36. This looks gorgeous :) I love sparkly stuff but getting it off really is a pain. There is loads of glitter stuck in my nail remover pot now so I end up keep reapplying it when Im trying to get another one off. foof!

    x

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  37. Ingrid!! You are such a gorgeous and sweet girl! I adore your videos on YouTube!(:

    I've been looking for a nail polish that complements my pale skin... I'm going to give this one a try!

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  39. Beautiful color!

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  41. love the sparkly red nail polish, really suits you! My skin tone doesnt appreciate the red lol

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  45. LOVE the deep red, so much fun for summer!! I may have to go pick some gf those up! Thanks for sharing


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  46. that's gorgeous! i've been looking for a nice deep red!

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  47. I have ruby pumps! If you do the same but swap Mrs to Pumps it still looks amazing! xxx

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  57. Hello :)

    I really like your nail polish, and I have been watching your youtube videos for a long time, so I am jealous of your huge collection of nail polishes haha

    Also even though I am a dog lover myself Nugget is one of the cutest cats I have ever seen, his eyes :') very adorable

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    (:

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  59. I think doing my nails is the hardest thing for me, specially because i have the worst habit of biting them, but lately i've been feeling the need to start doing it and this post has really helped, i love red nails and i love red sparkly nails even more!

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