24 December 2012

Christmas manicures, part one! China Glaze Running in Circles and Pure Joy

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy Saturday errrrr Monday, rather! Apparently I am a failure with days of the week haha. Christmas is coming up fast so I'm forcing myself to snap out of my rut and post some of the photos that I have on my camera... if I don't post them they're just sitting there taking up space, right? Right. Exactly.

So today I've got two of my favourite polishes to have come out for this holiday season. Both are China Glaze - I feel like ChG always has really beautiful holiday collections. Of course, I always think there are too many red cremes but that's just my opinion haha. More glitter please!

First up is Running in Circles. You'll be seeing this one on a certain list I'm working on! I can't even with this polish, it's seriously perfect. Even if you aren't really a fan of green polish (if such people exist), you'll love this one. The depth and complexity of it make it a real winner in my book! This is two coats.

Next up is Pure Joy, a red and gold glitter in a clear base. It's not the most unique thing ever but this is the red and gold one I have and I quite like it. The glitter payoff is excellent and I love that the glitters aren't the same size - the red is smaller and more dense and the gold is the accent, not the main feature haha. I layered one coat of Pure Joy over one coat of OPI Danke-Shiny Red. And yes, I did topcoat this one - a coat of Gelous and a coat of Seche kept it smooth and glassy.

I have two (possibly three) more of my festive manicures to share with you tomorrow and then I'll (hopefully) be starting in on my favourites of 2012! I can't believe that it's been two years since I started blogging... crazy. Hopefully 2013 will be more consistent with me being here, because I really do love doing this and I always miss writing to you guys and talking about pretty things when I disappear.

So, what do you lovelies think? What are you going to be rocking on your nails for Christmas? DO YOU OWN RUNNING IN CIRCLES YET???

Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!


  1. Running in Circles is sooo pretty!

  2. I also love RIC, as I call Running in Circles. What a beauty it is! I have a weak dupe of Pure joy, your pictures show how awesome that one is too. China Glaze seriously is killing it this year with the collections. I love your swatches. Happy Holidays! : )

  3. Oh my gosh, Running in Circles is gorgeous!! I seriously need to find it soon! And I know how you feel, it's so hard to keep track of the days of the week this time of year! I spent the day today thinking it was Friday...lol.

  4. I love Running In Circles so very much! I just took it off this morning, and then only because my water decals wouldn't show up over it.

  5. Merry Christmas! I'm wearing Pure Joy today also.. first I've seen Running in Circles; it looks gorgeous!

  6. I have Running in Circles otw and I can't WAIT!!!! your swatches are killing me, it looks so amazing and I can only imagine it's even better irl.


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