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Nov 26, 2017

3 Holiday Manicure Ideas

If you read my blog on regular basis, you probably already know that nails are my thing. I don’t know what it is really, but I’ve always loved playing with different nail colors, designs and textures. In fact, as much as I tend to stick to the same color palette when it comes to make up, as far as nails are concerned, I always challenge myself to try something new. And so, seeing how Holiday season is fast approaching, I’ve partnered with CVS Pharmacy and came up with a few Holiday manicure ideas that weren’t necessarily something you would expect right away.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love red nails for the holidays, and the classic burgundy-gold French combo will always be my go-to manicure come party season. Yet, every once in a while, I think it’s fun to try something new, and this year, rose-gold chrome is the new I am completely and totally obsessed with.

First, you simply cannot go wrong with rose gold nails. Soft and feminine, they add that pretty sparkle and create a perfect finishing touch for most of your pastel-colored holiday looks. Another reason I love rose-gold chrome is because it complements a lot of different nail colors really well, which makes it the perfect option if you choose to opt for a nail design like a French tip or a half moon. So, in the spirit of thinking outside the box, I decided to create 3 different holiday manicure ideas using rose-gold chrome nail color alongside some of my other holiday drugstore brand nail faves.

I will fully admit that I do get my nails done every once in a while, yet most of the time, I prefer to do my manicure myself. For me, the key to having a great manicure are polished hands. Though I’ve tried many different things from paraffin masks to vitamins and everything in between, more than anything else, keeping my hands well moisturized tends to be of most importance. At the moment, I am very partial to Beauty 360 Hydrating Hand & Nail cream, which I apply religiously morning and night. This ritual not only makes my manicure look polished, it also tends to make my manicure last longer! Love that!

The first nail-color combo I am loving at the moment is rose-gold-chrome paired with soft gray polish. This very soft and feminine look makes quite a statement paired with soft pastel colors but also with statement sparkly numbers like the one I am sporting in today’s post. To create this look, I used Sally Hansen Salon Chrome in Rose-Gold and Beauty 360 No Light Gel Polish in Pebble. The reason why I love these two particular products is because aside from being really easy to use and having amazing staying power they are also readily available at my local CVS Pharmacy.

I also love the way rose-gold chrome pairs with soft pink and white, which is why for my second look, I chose to combine all 3 of these colors to create a rather bold, yet decidedly feminine manicure perfect for a slightly dressier occasions. To create this look, I once again used Sally Hansen Salon Chrome in Rose-Gold and Beauty 360 No Light Gel Polish in Cotton & Cotton Candy. What I love about this particular look is the pairing of glossy pink and white, which are not necessarily typical holiday nail colors with shimmering chrome, for that touch of sparkle that makes this pairing perfectly holiday appropriate.

Last, but certainly not least, is my all-time favorite combination of various shades of pink ranging from soft grayish rose, rose-gold and deep mauve. To create this look, I once again used Sally Hansen Salon Chrome in Rose-Gold and Beauty 360 No Light Gel Polish in Eggplant & Plum. A true statement pairing, this combo is likely the one I’ll be sporting the most this holiday season. Pink is one of the biggest color trends this year and I love the way this particular combination adds a touch of polish, sophistication and glamour to softer shades of pink.

 

What about you guys, what are some of your favorite holiday manicure go-to colors?

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