Happy "Hollydays" with Zoya

Friday, December 7, 2012

Silver and gold - with holly on top.

The holidays mean glittery, shimmery, festive colors. So I couldn't resist trying a "hollyday" manicure.

Holly berries holiday nail art
Holly berries holiday nail art

Holly berries holiday nail art
Holly berries holiday nail art


I started with a base coat and then used Zoya Trixie as a base color. Then I used a cosmetic sponge and applied a gradient with Zoya Ziv.

I used a dotting tool and applied three dots of Zoya Elisa for the holly berries. Then I used a nail art brush and added simple strokes for the holly leaves.

Very simple - yet classy and elegant.

Mont Bleu Crystal Nail Files review

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Part of having a nice manicure is keeping well-shaped nails. My nails are extremely hard and filing them seems like a chore sometimes.

I have a gorgeous and functional crystal nail file to share with you today from Design Glassware by Mont Bleu. It even has Swarovski crystals which add a fashionable flair to the file.

Glass nail files are made from high quality tempered Czech glass decorated with Swarovski crystals, one of Mont Bleu's bestsellers. "Ranked as the safest and durable manicure tool, our glass nail files will satisfy any need of yours; whether for professional use or home nail do," Mont Bleu website. 

They offer plenty of designs, even with silver figurines, and semi-precious stones. This one costs about $14.

I eagerly tried the file on my nails. It had a great feel to it. The crystals actually help in gripping the file. It had a nice bite to it. It filed quickly and evenly without catching on the nail. This is a file I would definitely keep in my purse. I have used a lot of files and they normally aren't something I consider a fashion forward accessory - until I saw and tried this file.

Mont Bleu Crystal Nail File with Swarovski crystals
Mont Bleu Crystal Nail File with Swarovski crystals

Mont Bleu Crystal Nail File with Swarovski crystals

Mont Bleu Crystal Nail File with Swarovski crystals
Mont Bleu Crystal Nail File with Swarovski crystals
 Mont Bleu has a lot of different products. I also received a gorgeous compact with Swarovski crystals. They have a wonderful variety of designs - high quality plastic or metal. The one I received is a plastic mirror with two mirrors inside.

Mont Bleu compact with Swarovski crystals
Mont Bleu compact with Swarovski crystals

Mont Bleu compact with Swarovski crystals
Mont Bleu compact with Swarovski crystals

Mont Bleu compact with Swarovski crystals
Mont Bleu compact with Swarovski crystals
I will definitely be placing an order from Mont Bleu in the near future. I am in love with these nail files. Maybe I will even order some customized "Set in Lacquer" files to share with a few readers.

Holly Jolly Holiday Advent Giveaway - reveal day one

I have teamed up with some extremely fabulous bloggers and shops to bring you a "Holly Jolly Holiday Advent Giveaway"!


Here is the "reveal" for December 5 - Day one. Are you ready?

The prize for Day One is a $20 gift certificate to NinjaPolish.com.



How does it work?

Once the giveaway begins, one prize will be revealed each day by the blogger or shop that has generously provided the prize! Simply head to the blog, facebook page, etc. to take a peek. Entering this giveaway gives you the opportunity to potentially win ANY of the prizes that will be included, regardless of whether or not they have been revealed yet!

Don't worry, we'll let you know which blog or facebook page you should visit to view the PRIZE REVEAL of the day! Look at the prize reveal calendar if you want to peek and see who is going to reveal each day..

Not only will you have the opportunity to try to win some fabulous prizes, you'll get to meet and interact with some truly amazing bloggers and shops along the way ;)


The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents. Good luck!

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