Dec 24, 2012

Nail Look for Holidays: Glittery Christmas tree!


Hello my dears!Today is a special day here in Argentina, because we do celebrate Christmas more on the 24th than on the 25th.
Main reason being it's summer here, and reunions are more pleasant during the evening/night. So we get to eat and drink a lot (for US pals think Thanksgiving) but we start celebrating the 24th around 9 PM and go on during the night. At midnight we cheer and drink, there are fireworks and those sort of things, and children open their presents (yes they're not sleeping, I know that may sound weird to many of you, but in Argentina children do all their parents do, and it's not big deal. I remember in Switzerland I was once asked not to bring my baby to a wedding party and I was so shocked!!). Whatever, after that the party goes on, in my family it's a mostly quiet celebration, with chatting and chatting, but some people organize music and dance. Do you celebrate Christmas? If not, what event do you celebrate? I'd love to know!


Anyway, for this evening I was planing to wear a simple yet festive nail look. I did this mani long time ago when scheduling my posts in advance and liked it a lot (therefore, I took a gazillion pictures), so I'm currently wearing a very similar version of it.


It was really simply done, using two coats of Zoya Veruschka as a base, the nusing Mavala Sparkling red, I draw some horizontal stripes with a thin brush and a triangle shape (representing a Christmas tree) with a dotting tool.

I liked a lot the matte look with glitter details, but I had also to try the glossy version, so I couldn't retain myself and put a coat of seche vite on top.



So what do you think about this mani? Is it appropriate for Christmas? Like it more matte or glossy?
Let me know your opinions, and also what is it that you celebrate in this season and how you do it! I'm very curious to know!
Love,
Nati

10 comments

  1. Love it! And I'm pretty sure I'd love the green on its own as well, what a gorgeous color!

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    1. hi Melissa! Thanks for reading, I like the green on its own too!

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  2. This is very appropriate for Christmas!! And I like it better glossy :)
    You know, that reminds me, when I was in Argentina I remember everyone dining really late at night. I thought it was so weird, and even frustrating at times since I usually go to bed at 10pm!!! And that's when they would serve appetizers lol :))
    Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

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    1. Hi Gosia, you're right, I've lost the habit of dining so late and I go to bed around 11pm! so it's been quite an effort :D

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  3. Hi Nati, the matte version is TOTALLY awesome, I am beyond words for this!!!!!! I like the shiny version as well but the matte one just stole my heart ;-)!!! My "Schatz" and me go since many years out for a gourmet dinner with friends on Christmas Eve. I am so sorry for your odd experience with this Wedding Party. At my Wedding Party there were kids as well as I think all the Wedding Parties I have been to. But ashamedly I have to admit it is not unheard of in Switzerland!!! We will celebrate with our families sometime this week - I very much look forward to it. Merry Christmas my dear Nati to you, your husband and your baby and all your loved ones. Love, Christine

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    1. Hi Christine, I'm glad you liked the mani. And your plans for Christmas sound great, I bet you had a wonderful time!
      You know sometimes cultures are different and it's all question of understanding and adapting (when possible), so in the last 9 years I've been in switzerland I've taken a lot of "good" swiss habits and costumes (like dining early, for instance) that I appreciate a lot and have made my life a lot easier and pleasant!!!

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  4. love it, but prefer it originally mattified!

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  5. Merry Christmas Nati! We celebrate on Christmas Eve too!
    Beautiful Christmas manicure!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too! <3

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