Christmas Red & Gold Manicure

23 December 2013


I've been busy doing last minute Christmas preparations this weekend; wrapping presents, baking some sweet treats and giving myself a new Christmas mani. As far as Christmas nails go, there is only one contender for the best Christmas polish in my book - China Glaze Ruby Pumps.

If you don't know this polish, you really should, it's a perfect crimson red with micro glitter that reflect a slightly brighter red, so festive! It's also good for Valentine's Day (see this post here). I love it, and although it looks perfectly fabulous on it's own I thought I'd jazz it up with some gold because is there really any better Christmas combination?!!

L to R // The Face Shop Gold Glitter & Micro Gold Glitter, OPI Big Apple red, China Glaze I'm Not Lion, China Glaze Ruby Pumps.
Ruby Pumps China Glaze Nail Polish Red
Duckling To Swan Beauty Blog
Sugar Cookie Betty Crocker Mix Stars
Sugar cookies - I cheated by using the Betty Crocker mix (shhh!) They're so good, it's unlikely they'll be any left by Christmas.
How cute is my little reindeer nail decal!!Nail Art Ruby Pumps China Glaze OPI

I topped off my manicure with Seche Vite in the hopes of it lasting until Wednesday. Seche Vite usually gives me really good wear time, even if it does come at the price of a little shrinkage on the tips. Anyway, only two sleeps to go! :)

So, are you ready for Christmas or do you still have some last minute shopping to do like me?!


x x x



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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures and I love love love your nails! I really want to do mine all lovely and christmassy! Maybe I shall do that after I made some gingerbread men this afternoon!

    Great post :-)

    Merrrry Christmas!
    (...or Happy Holidays if you don't celebrate Christmas :P)

    Hailes<3
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

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    1. Did you get chance to do Christmassy nails??

      Hope you had a fabulous Christmas. Happy New year!! x

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  2. Your nails look gorgeous - red & gold is the perfect festive combo!
    Happy Monday Amelia xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  3. Oh, such a pretty manicure! Unfortunately I'm not giving away presents this year, as I'm just too broke, I feel almost ashamed. :( x

    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

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  4. You always have the most beautiful nails, I need you to come and do mine! Have a fabulous Christmas!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

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    1. You buy the plane ticket, I'll paint your nails as much as you need :D hehe.

      Hope you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!! :)

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  5. Ruby Pumps is such a gorgeous color for the holidays. Merry Christmas!!

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    1. I know, I love it! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Happy New Year sweetie x

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  6. The manicure is absolutely stunning - love the overall effect, but the China Glaze shade is gorgeous! And those sugar cookies.... I'm in awe of your icing skills, wow! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Aw, thanks. They took a bit of time to ice and then they were gone in mere seconds. Almost not worth it, almost. hehe!

      Happy New Year!

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  7. loving the red and gold! very festive
    Merry Christmas xx

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  8. I really really like Your blog! :))

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  9. This is one of the cutest Christmas manicures that I've seen! So perfect!
    -Adara
    adaradella.blogspot.com

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  10. You are the queen of nail art Amelia!
    Your pictures are always so pretty and inspiring!
    I hope you are settling well in Jakarta!
    Much love from Dubai!
    xoxo

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  11. pretty pretty nails!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com
    http://outsidetheboxpapers.com/blog

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  12. I can't take it! So so cute! You are my nail polish idol! And that youtube video you sent me, has improved my nail polish application. Just need to practice it some more!

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