Ho Ho Christmas, My Christmas Tree’s Delicious…

It’s Christmas!! Christmas Christmas Christmas!!

*spins around in happy frantic circles like a puppy*

I’m really relishing the long road up to Christmas – for most of my life, it’s been marred by exams or work, and I often end up sitting down on Christmas morning thinking “well, that was a gyp”. So this year, responsibility-free, I am milking Christmas for all it’s worth. I plan to go holly and ivy picking this weekend. Deck the halls!

Anyhow – regarding the post title – If you haven’t heard that lyric before, I suggest you listen to Lady GaGa’s amazeballs Christmas song, Christmas Tree. It has been stuck in my head since mid November. Here’s a linky!

*edit – ugh Youtube won’t let me embed the video because it contains stupid content from UMG. Gah. UMG is getting coal from Santa this Christmas*

I’ve been so excited to try out Christmas nail art. I couldn’t make my mind up on what to paint on them, so I tried out a few different designs – one on each nail. Here’s what happened:

Christmas nails!

Here are the polishes I used:

Thumb – ย Wet n Wild Red Red, and Essence Tip Painter (white)

Index finger – Essence Multi Dimension 19 Rock n Roll (silver), and Wet n Wild Red Red

Middle finger – Essence Colour & Go 18 Check Me Out (base green), Rimmel Play Fast 800 Camouflage (tree green), and Wet n Wild Red Red. Also nicked a little star from a bottle of Yssy Nail Polish (no name, but is clear with holographic hex glitter and holographic stars)

Ring finger – Essence Multi Dimension 64 Trendsetter (teal green), and Essence Multi Dimension 19 Rock n Roll (silver)

Baby finger – Wet n Wild Red Red as a base coat, followed by 2 coats of W7 Nail Polish 2 Red Dazzle.

Time for some pic spam – warning, my cuticles are just… well, you were warned.

candy stripe thumb

red and silver Ruffian

Christmas tree (shoulda defined the edges better... hmmm...)

falling snow (on inexplicably teal background)

it wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of glitter

my Christmas nail polish stash

new polish no. 1 - W7 Red Dazzle

new nail polish no. 2 - Yssy unnamed

Another combination I tried this week is a straight-forward, one nail green, one nail red pattern – for this I used Rimmel Camouflage and Wet n Wild Red Red (which is THE perfect Christmas red, as you might have guess from my copious usage of it in the above photos).

Are you guys going to try out nail art this Christmas? Or will you be sticking to metallics and glitters?

P.s. the weather here has been MAAAAD altogether. Check out my front lawn, earlier this week.


… and the weather forecast on the RTE website…

tonight -11 degrees, eeep.

But my little pup pup could care less because it means she gets to stay in my room at night ๐Ÿ™‚

my smelly but beautiful dog






(Lady GaGa image credit:

arjanwrites.com,ย http://www.arjanwrites.com/arjanwrites/2008/12/listen-to-lady-gagas-christmas-tree-.html)



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11 responses to “Ho Ho Christmas, My Christmas Tree’s Delicious…

  1. dee

    maxi is a fine lady. I liked the pinky best, but the falling snow was pretty too….

  2. Those nails are incredible!
    Please check out/follow my blog. Love yours!


  3. Wow love the Ruffian (and Christmas tree)!!! Defo gonna try that out – thanks for the inspiration x

  4. I love this!!! The Christmas tree one is definitely so cool, especially with the star detail! Did it take you long to do? My mom was definitely appreciating this art, too ๐Ÿ˜›

    Oooo holly and ivy picking!!!!!!!!!!! That sounds like something they do in the movies! that is soooo lovely!! Are you going to put it up around the house? Is the holly and ivy scented as well, like pine is?

    • yay, so glad you and your Mom liked it! It didn’t take that long to do – I wanted to do holly with berries but I didn’t have the skill ๐Ÿ˜›

      Yep, we are going to decorate the kitchen with holly and ivy, have it draping down from the tops of our cupboards! Aoife has already done the mantelpiece with ivy and pine cones and white fairy lights – so super pretty. They don’t have a particular scent but they are lovely and fresh-smelling. I LOVE Christmas ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Awesome nails! I love Christmas manis! ๐Ÿ™‚

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