20.12.13

the nail files: birthday mani!

Yahoo!! It's time for the nail files!

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Just this week (three days ago, to be exact) I received my first "complimentary polish for an honest review," which pretty much made my life.

Side Note: When Nail Polish Canada contacted me last month to do a review, I nearly lost my mind because it (a) made me feel awesome and (b) it meant I'd get sample polishes!! Ha! 

I got five to review (eeeee!), which you'll get to see when I post my formal review in a couple of weeks, but one polish was so amazing, SO INCREDIBLE that I was all: THIS MUST BE IN MY BIRTHDAY MANICURE.

And you know what? My birthday's on Monday, so that worked out perfectly.

Yes, that means I'm an almost-Christmas baby, so although you were probably expecting another holiday manicure this week, you get a birthday one instead. TRICKED YOU! Hahaha!

Here's the polish that captured my heart:
It's called magic cake and it's amaaaaaazing. I mean, not only does it look like vanilla sprinkle cake (making it super birthday-mani-appropriate) but it's also a bit like Saved By The Bell in a bottle! Haha!

Here's everything else that I used with it:

 And here's the mani!

Pinky: Two coats of Warhol Wannabe.

Ring and Middle: Two coats of Paper Mache and then one thick coat of magic cake, applied with a flat nail art brush because otherwise, the confetti gets all glooped together (this is not specific to this polish, but to all big glitter/sparkle/confetti polish).

Pointer: One coat of Sparkle and Snowflake, followed by two coats of set in stones.

Thumb: Two coats of Paper Mache and then one coat of Celtic Sun.

I freaking loooooooooooove this polish, guys. It's the funnest polish EVAAAAAAAA! It makes me want to draw out the letters of one word in each sentaaaaaaance! Haha! But seriously, it's the best confetti colour combo I've seen yet and just looking at it makes me happy, therefore making it the perfect birthday polish! YAY!

And because next Friday is after Christmas, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


16 comments:

Toria Mason said...

Congrats! Looks lovely! Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!! :D

afitlittleone said...

Okay, yes these are by far my favorite ones you have done!!

Crystal said...

It's so BRIGHT! Love it! Happy happy birthday!!!!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I'm in love with the nail polish you got to review. Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas and Have a great weekend

Drama Queens Mum (Kimberly) said...

These are great. I think people are afraid to use colors like these in Winter, so I really like that you did them these colors.

Beth W said...

Ah, I love it! It's SO totally 80's. :)
And happy birthday- I hope it's as bright as those nails, and as festive. And maybe with some Zach (or Screech? Whatever). ;)

Beth W said...

Ah, I love it! It's SO totally 80's. :)
And happy birthday- I hope it's as bright as those nails, and as festive. And maybe with some Zach (or Screech? Whatever). ;)

aka Bailey said...

Jennnnnnieeee - I just threw my hair into a side ponytail with a big scrunchie, tied my tshirt up with a neon shirt clip, and loaded up my Walkman with the latest Milli-Vanilli cassette tape.

Saved By The Bell in a bottle is THE BEST description ever. Congrats on being asked to review this - I know that's an awesome feeling! What an amazing polish to receive - it's so unique and fun. And I'd like to steal it from you, please. I love the mani you put together to go with the new polish - It all looks so good together!

And happy early birthday :)

Bailey
aka Bailey

Trista R said...

I love this look and the neon colors.

-Trista

Chania @ Sassy Sweet Style said...

Gorgeous! Love everything about it & it definitely screams "Go shorty, it's your birfday!" ;) Happy Birthday & Happy Holidays!
xo
Chania

TriGirl said...

Happy, happy birthday...to yoooouuuuu!!! It's like funfetti on your nails!!

Joey said...

OMG this is the best mani ever!! You're so right! Such a perfect bday mani AND it's SO saved by the bell in a bottle!!! Happy happy birthday sweet girl!! I hope it's amazing!!!

Alisha Lampley said...

I love this mani!!! I have got to get my hands on that polish!

lilliesandsilk said...

Hello!

Ok, once again another week of pretty nails. I love them! I love the colors too! Too cute :) Happy holidays!


Carissa
Lillies & Silk

lilliesandsilk said...

Hello!

Ok, once again another week of pretty nails. I love them! I love the colors too! Too cute :) Happy holidays!


Carissa
Lillies & Silk

daydreaming beauty said...

Happy Birthday!! Yay, you should be getting a lot of nail mail from companies wanting you to swatch!! I love the glitter/confetti polish. It's so cheerful! :)