Sunday, 25 December 2011

China Glaze - Twinkle Lights over Etos 26, my Christmas mani

Hey darlings. Merry Christmas! Hope you're having lovely holidays with your loved ones! I want to show you my Christmas mani. I don't really celebrate Christmas and I greatly dislike how they're washing out the magic of it with all the decorations and all in the end of November already, but I do a Christmas themed mani nevertheless. It's very simple, but I like it. 

I wanted to make an impression of colourful lights in the silvery whiteness of snow. Sadly, Etos ruined the plans, being a very flat silver, so I put two coats of China Glaze Twinkle Lights over it, instead of just one, making it almost opaque. I still love how it turned out, I wanted a bright mani and I succeeded. Alas the pictures are less than good. They kill the playfulness of Twinkle Lights. It's a happy glitter, I love that so much. Simple, but colourful and not too much in your face. I love it so much more than I thought I will. 

Pictures, as much I don't like them.

 Sparkle check photo.

The base colour. I find it very flat and boring. Pity.

Like I said, you should see Twinkle Lights in person to really appreciate its beauty. I love it. It's a part of China Glaze Let It Snow collection for Holiday 2011, also a varnish I didn't plan to get at all. I'm happy I got it thanks to my awesome swap buddy. I also can't wait to layer it over red and green. Glittering Garland + Twinkle Lights = squee!!!

Etos 26 on the other hand was a bit disappointing. I also wanted a sparkly silver, so my expectations weren't met. It's a bit brush-stroky, but nothing major. Two coats for full coverage, application isn't difficult at all. Still, I need a sparkly silver! 

Did you enjoy your Christmas/holiday celebration? Any suggestions on sparkly silver polish? Would be appreciated. :)

Thank you for reading, have a lovely Sunday!


  1. looks fantastic!
    Merry Christmas :)

  2. Stunning! I think you achieved the Christmas lights look perfectly. (:

  3. Sretan Bozic :) super izbor za bozicnu manikuru

  4. Great job! Super application, as always. Also, I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award, which you may have gotten before ... but either way, I've linked to your blog in my last post! Merry Christmas!

  5. sretan božić i tebi :-D
    krasna ti je manikura, idealna za ovo vrijeme :-D

  6. This looks so great!

  7. Bleščice bleščice bleščice ... zadnje čase sem obsedena z bleščičastimi manikurami. Ravnokar sem nanesla prvo plast Nicole by OPI - Follow Me Glitter, čez bom pa dala enega svojega zmešančka (črna osnova in srebrne, turkizne bleščice). :D
    Tale ChG je lušten!

  8. Ja,mene tudi bleščice matrajo že cel mesec, prav ne morem brez njih. Pa sem sicer zelo lena za njihovo odstranjevanje, ampak me je kar prijelo. Imam jih še kar nekaj med nesprobanimi, upam, da me ne mine predno jih dam na nohte. :D