Guest Post: Christina from Adventures in Polishland

Hello from Adventures in Polishland! Zenorah has kindly asked to feature a guest post from me, and I am excited to share some of my tips and tricks with all of you, her readers. My blog has always been dedicated to fabulous and affordable nails. Today I will show you how I use holiday themed nail polishes throughout the year to really get the most for my money. There is no reason you can’t enjoy a Halloween or Christmas nail polish during more than one season! Feel free to get those red and green polishes for the holiday without worrying about them siting in your collection until the next year rolls around. Let me share with you some simple manicures that put your holiday polishes to good use!

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First up is a neon manicure that is perfect for summer and easily incorporates a green, glow-in-the-dark pumpkin polish! While these pumpkin polishes are perfect for Halloween, the neon green color is right on trend for this season as well. I thought a neon skittle with a cloud accent nail would be really fun, so I grabbed Did I Dye It Too Blonde? and Plastic Flamingo, both from Spoiled, to complete the look. First, I painted all of my nails with a white nail polish to ensure the neon colors really popped. Then, once the white base was completely dry, I painted my nails with the neon colors. For the accent nail, simply follow the instructions HERE. Three simple brushstrokes create a cool, cloud effect. Make sure you let each layer dry completely so you don’t smudge the polish. Finish up with your favorite top coat, and you’re ready for summer!

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Things become a bit more challenging when your holiday polish is a red and white glitter reminiscent of candy canes! Have no fear, this glitter is perfect for a jelly sandwich manicure! Begin by taking any polish with a jelly formula and apply two coats for an opaque base. I am using Hello, I Love You! from ncLA, which is a gorgeous berry color. After letting the base color dry, it’s time to apply the layer of glitter. I am using Santa Baby from the indie brand Different Dimension, which was a mix of red and white glitters in different shapes and sizes. Finally, apply a thin coat of the jelly polish over the glitter to complete the look. Jelly sandwich manicures always have a cool, layered result, but the white glitters from Santa Baby really stand out beneath the jelly here. This manicure is now perfect for any time of year!
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Last but not least is a metallic manicure that is beyond easy to create. I love Zoya’s Logan from the Ornate Collection, but in my eyes it is the epitome of a Christmas green. In order to make it more wearable year round, I paired it with another metallic shade — Stay Outta My Bismuth from Wet ‘n Wild Chrome. First, I painted my nails with two coats of Logan and let it dry completely. Then I grabbed some saran wrap from the kitchen to create some easy nail art. I layered one coat of Stay Outta My Bismuth over Logan, and immediately dabbed the saran wrap lightly over the nail. This removes some of the blue polish, and creates a marbled effect. Repeat this on each nail and soon you’ll have a funky, metallic design! The blue color toned down the holiday green, and also mixed in seamlessly. My nails are now ready for any season!

As you can see, it is easy to use your holiday themed polishes during any season with a little patience and imagination. These nail art techniques are very easy to recreate, and can work with a variety of polish colors and formulas. I want to ensure I get the most for my money with every polish that I purchase, and the same goes for the holiday ones! I hope you enjoyed these manicures, and perhaps you learned a little something along the way, too. Be sure to stop by my blog Adventures in Polishland for more fabulous and affordable nails!

*A Special THANK YOU to my friend Christina for doing this post. Please visit her blog Adventures in Polishland   and follow her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AdventuresInPolishland?ref=stream&hc_location=stream).
100% photo credit goes to Christina, PLEASE contact her directly as a reference for her pictures.
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