Tuesday, December 6, 2011

'Tis the Season!

I 'm a big fan of the red cups at Starbucks, it makes me feel extremely festive and full of holiday spirit while getting my much needed daily doses of caffeine haha! To me, there is nothing that signifies the arrival of the holidays more than seeing people sipping from these beautifully designed cups. However, I have always been hesitant about ordering their holiday drinks because I worry they may be too sweet or sugary; but this year I finally decided to give them a try after you ladies recommended them in this post. After multiple taste tests these past weeks, I can conclude my favourite is definitely the Peppermint Mocha, the cool mint chocolatey taste reminds me a lot of After Eight hehe. :)

This is the first holiday nail art design that I have created for this year. All the nails except for the accent finger features diagonal stripes painted with gold and white polish, which I find a lot more unique and interesting than the usual holiday colour combination of red and white. 

Here are the steps to create the design on the accent nail:

1. After applying base coat, paint your nail with a gold nail polish. I used a franken I created with OPI Glitzerland and Designer...De Better because I wasn't able to locate a warm golden polish in my stash.

2. Next, paint a diagonal section on the upper portion of your nail using white polish. I used Essie Marshmallow for this design.

3. Line the edge where the two colours meet with silver nail art tape.

4. Glue on your favourite rhinestones and nail decals and finish the design with a thick layer of top coat to protect your mani. 

I hope you like this design ladies and I'd love to know what your favourite holiday drink is at Starbucks! 


  1. These are very beautiful!! :D

  2. These are so cute, I'm totally going to try these on my nails. I actually prefer to make my own flavored coffee (I'm a bit of a snob). My favorite this time of year is peppermint, but I frequently add a bit of chocolate in it too.

  3. Ashesela and Marijo- Thank you so much ladies!

    Anita- Please post pictures on your blog when you do try them out, I'd love to see your beautiful creation! And thanks for your awesome idea, I've never thought about making my own flavoured coffee at home! I imagine it to be a lot more fun cuz you get to experiment with the endless flavours!

  4. This is gorgeousssss! I love your gold/white/silver take on the nails, because green and red are so expected haha.
    I actually don't drink coffee! When I was younger, I used to get car sick a lot and most of the time it was when my aunt was driving, and she always had a cup of coffee in the car. I think that smell subconsciously triggers me to feel queasy because I never feel well when I get a whiff of that stuff. I do like the peppermint hot chocolate at Starbucks though! :9

  5. I love this nail art ! Unfortunately, there is no Starbucks coffee in the region where I'm living =(

  6. The Sneakerette- Thanks sweetie! Haha for some reason, this design reminds me of wrapping paper! I wasn't a big coffee drinker until this year cuz I'm about to finish my degree and have to spend endless hours staying up late working. Do you drink caffeine at all? or just no coffee?

    Twin Star- Thank youu! I bet you guys have even better coffee chains there so you're not missing out! :) I would love to travel to Bretagne someday, I read that the region's famous for crepes and seafood! Yummm!

  7. oh my! so pretty! love love this!

  8. So cute! I like this nail design!I can't wait to have a try!

  9. Very nice designs! Usually, people like having red nail polish for the holidays. But thank you for the nice ideas. Definitely will try out the designs.

  10. Oh yes, crepes are delicious !! However, I'm not really into seafood ^^'
    I went to Sarbucks coffees in Paris, London and Geneva and honestly, I'm missing them here !!

  11. I'm seriously obsessed with your blog! I love all things that have to do with nail polish! AMAZING!

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Awards!


  12. nice rhinestone design and i like the colour too..

  13. I love nails art, verrry nice your nails style,

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  14. so beautiful!



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