Feliz Navidad

I discovered Happy Hands nail polish a couple of months ago and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite indie brands.  She has a great eye for color combinations.  And I really just love the packaging.  The bottles are nice and thick, which great brushes, and the labels are really cute.

Feliz Navidad is a peachy nude base (pretty much my perfect mannequin hands shade) with soft pink and gold glitter.  It’s a very subtle effect, and this could definitely qualify as work-appropriate glitter.

feliz navidad

This is three thin coats with Essie Good to Go.  Kristi, the creator of Happy Hands, warned that this had a pretty strong smell because of some of the ingredients.  I was expecting strong, Seche Vite-like, nail polish smell.  Instead, this has a strange, hair-salon type of smell.  Which is, honestly, a lot easier to handle than overwhelming nail polish smell.

Here you can see that some (not all) of the larger pink glitter pieces are holographic.  Very pretty.

feliz navidad

Happy Hands nail polish is available on Etsy, and they’re relatively easy to get your hands on because Kristi is awesome and restocks every Saturday at 5pm EST!  You can also check out her nail polish blog here.

Advent Calendar Day 5 – Blue

This is going to be a super quick post, but I wanted to get it up before I go to lunch.  Today’s theme was blue, so I decided to combine a few of my new favorite blue polishes, and of course stamping, because, well, it’s becoming an addiction.

Anyway, here are my blue nails.  They’re not necessarily “Christmassy,” but I think they’re still great for winter.

glitter & swirls

I’ve been really loving index finger accent nails lately, so I decided to do one again here.  I used Happy Hands I Just Blue Myself (Arrested Development reference) from the I’ve Made A Huge Mistake collection.  It’s a mish-mash of different shapes of blue glitter that are pretty much all the same size and shade of blue, with a few holographic pieces thrown in.  Love it!  The rest of my fingers are OPI Unfor-greta-bly Blue stamped with one of the new Gals plates (GA33) and Sinful Colors Black on Black.  It’s one of my favorite patterns from the set!  You can’t really tell in the picture because of the reflection off the glitter, but the blues are the exact same color, and they look amazing together!

glitter & swirls

What’s your favorite blue polish? I’ve been loving all your suggestions the past few days!