22 December, 2013

Holiday Nail Polish + Top Coat Combinations

holiday nail polish glitter top coats combination china glaze drugstore
I used to be pretty good at nail art back in the day, but after attempting it a few days ago I discovered I lost any ability I had. So if you're like me and can't do nail art to save your life, why not go for the nail polish & glitter top coat route? It's fool proof, quick, and easy. Here are a few holiday inspired combinations I came up with.


holiday nail polish glitter top coats combination china glaze phat santa
01. The Uber Festive: Can't go wrong with red and green. This reminds me of Santa Claus or a Christmas tree. The red base is Phat Santa from China Glaze ($5) and the glitter coat is Party Hearty, also from China Glaze. They were part of their 2010 Holiday Collection but colors like these are common. China Glaze's holiday collections are always amazing. I reviewed both last year.

holiday nail polish glitter top coats combination china glaze snow globe
02. The Winter Wonderland: This is a more toned down holiday nail. It's very frosty and snowy. For the base I used Illamasqua Raindrops ($17), a white crackle polish on top (not shown), and China Glaze Snow Globe ($5) glitter top coat (also limited edition, sorry!) Snow Globe is well loved but it has sadly gotten very clumpy as of late.

holiday nail polish glitter top coats combination china glaze
03. The Party Girl: Gold on the nails always reminds me of New Year's for some reason. The metallic gold base is Because You're Worth It from L'Oreal ($5). To make gold polish a bit more youthful, add a multi-colored glitter top coat like Technic's Carnival (£2.50). Carnival is a dupe for Deborah Lippman's Happy Birthday and was given to me by the lovely Sandra from The Black Pearl blog.

I hope you enjoyed that! Let me know what nail polishes you like to wear during the holidays.

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28 comments:

  1. D.L's Happy Birthday has always been one of my fav glitters! Great picks, loved this post :)
    Kallie, But First, Coffee

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  2. Gorgeous combinations, I particularly love the China Glaze shades :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Love your second and third combination the most! Omg, that white glitter on the pale blue is just so fairy queen like!

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    1. Yes! It'd be great for halloween too. For a snow fairy look x

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  4. They are all really pretty, love the last one especially x

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  5. These are really gorgeous combinations, glitter is a must for Christmas :D I just only put my holiday manicure on this morning ;)
    xx

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    1. Glad to know you're already in the festive mood. Merry Christmas!

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  6. I love those glitters!!!

    Christal
    LipstickAndPonytails.com

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  7. The L'oréal is so gorgeous !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  8. I seriously love how festive the first combo is! Definitely my favourite of the three xoxo

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  9. Phat santa is the perfect red colour!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  10. Love the Winter Wonderland :)

    xx

    http://analeote.blogspot.pt/

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  11. The first one really reminds me of a christmas tree! SO pretty!Xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

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  12. I'm swooning over all these combinations! Their so nice. I think the top one is my favorite. I'm so traditional this time of year with green and red.

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  13. I think simple looks like these are always the best :) you can't beat them!
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  14. The second combination looks gorgeous Coco!! I love holiday nails that are more subtle like that and hint at the season rather than the celebratory holiday :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha, I'm all about the full-on red and green x

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  15. I am obsessed with both of those china glaze polishes! And I love the illamasqua color! So many gorgeous choices!

    Carly

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  16. I really like the first, dark red nail polish! It looks so gorgeous :)

    Valérie // scribblesofvalerie.com

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  17. They're all really pretty, but I think I think the first combo would have to be my fave. :)

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  18. Beautiful combos! Loving the Illamasqua/China Glaze combo especially. Happy Holidays, Coco! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  19. The Winter Wonderland combination is my absolute favourite - so so pretty! Totally my favourite kind of polishes. Snow Globe is gorgeous and that Illamasqua shade is lovely.

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  20. I love me some glitter top coats!!!

    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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