What I Got for Christmas 2016 Part 2: Nails

Santa clearly knows that I am a nail junkie and provided me with some beyond amazing products that any nail connoisseur can enjoy. If you love nail polish, nail art, and stamping tools as much as I do, then just keep reading. We are jumping right in because I am so gosh darn excited to share these items with you.

nail polish and accessories what i got for christmas 2016

Giordano Colors Nail Collection

This super cute mini polish collection came with a toe separator, nail file, and makeup bag. I like the colors and I think they are good for beginners. 

Giordano Colors Nail Collection

Giordano Colors Nail Collection bag

Bonita Rebel Nails Glitz & Glam

Bonita has really stepped up their game with this set! The polishes are huge and finally have names! I am all about named nail polish because I am in the never ending process of making a swatch book. My favorite is Red Heart because it is unique for my collection.

Bonita Rebel Nails Glitz & Glam

Bright Pink
Cotton Candy
Ballet Slippers
Fairy Babe
Red Heart

wet n wild Make em' Gel-ous!

I absolutely love the 1 Step Wonder Gel polishes, but I do feel that we need to have a small discussion about them. First of all, you need to use at least a topcoat, and even a basecoat if you prefer. These polishes claim you only need to use them alone, but they chip very fast (I have tested this). The good news is that the color payoff is insane and they are almost one coaters! They also dry super shiny as if you used topcoat. They totally make my nails look like acrylics. I know I will love the huge nail files included in this set.

wet n wild Make em' Gel-ous!

All That Jazzy!
Stay Classy
Under My Plum
Crime of Passion

Pop Arazzi 15 Piece Mini Nail Polish Collection

I did not have Pop Arazzi in my collection before receiving this set. From first glance I think the bottles are the cutest thing ever. The colors are great as well. If you are starting out a collection, I think the color variety is perfect. The colors look so rich and smooth. I am interested to try them out and see how they apply and hold up.

Pop Arazzi 15 Piece Mini Nail Polish Collection

Hit the Gold Mine
Denim After Dark
Sapphire Desire
Crimson Couture
Choco-licious

Pop Arazzi 15 Piece Mini Nail Polish Collection

City Sparkle
Toes in Sand
Velvet Vixen
Retro Delicious
Curfew

Pop Arazzi 15 Piece Mini Nail Polish Collection

Sizzlin' Siren
Shell Me More
Glam Factor
Icing on the Cake
Sugar Spun

The Color Workshop Art Deco Nails

You may recognize this set from my Christmas 2015 post, but this is the new and improved version. I am digging the fancy gold nail decals. I also love how the jewels come in a triangular shape and are not separate so that I can create a trendy look quickly. I have used the glitter powder in the past to do a super glittery accent nail by packing the glitter on with a brush. 

The Color Workshop Art Deco Nails

The Color Workshop Nail Boutique

This is another set you may recognize from 2015, but it has some new colors in it. Some are duplicates, which I will pass on to a friend. 

The Color Workshop Nail Boutique

Bundle Monster Glass Stamper Collection

All of these Bundle Monster products are items I have been pining over for quite a long time, but I never took the plunge. If you have not heard of them, you really need to check them out. They are all about nail stamping and come out with some extremely innovative nail tools that I have not seen from any other company. This first set shown below is a clear stamper that enables you to see exactly where you are stamping, and it comes with a scraper card to scrape the excess polish off of your stamping plate. It also has a spare stamping head. The stamper heads are very squishy, which I think works better than other hard silicon stamping heads.

Bundle Monster Glass Stamper Collection

Bundle Monster Creative Art Polishes

I did not own any polishes made specifically for nail stamping, so I asked Santa for black and white to start out with. I feel these are the most commonly used stamping colors in my life. Stamping polishes tend to have a thicker formula so that the stamper can pick them up. Old nail polishes make for good stamping polishes because polish tends to thicken with age!

Bundle Monster Creative Art Polishes

Bundle Monster Poli-peel Cuticle Protector

I have been wishing and hoping that some drugstore or big beauty brand would come out with this kind of product so that I could buy it in a store, but no one has! This is a latex-based polish that you paint onto the skin around your nails, prior to painting/stamping. When you finish your manicure you peel the polish off to reveal clean skin! I am such a messy painter, and, well, I do not have the time to paint carefully, so this is a must-have in my collection. It honestly takes too long to clean the polish off of your skin after a messy manicure.

Bundle Monster Poli-peel Cuticle Protector

Bundle Monster Mochi Stamper

Some of you may own some huge stamping plates that have a giant design on them, which you obviously cannot fit onto your little nail. This is where the Mochi stamper comes in. You stamp the Mochi stamper onto one of those huge patterned plates and then you can press each finger individually into parts of the stamp. It also came with two scraper cards. This stamper is super squishy and almost sticky!

Bundle Monster Mochi Stamper

Bundle Monster Lotus Mat

I am ultra excited for this product! The Lotus mat is for serious nail art junkies, and has many purposes. First of all, it keeps your work area clean, as all polishes peel right off of it. You can also use acetone nail polish remover to clean it up if needed, as it is built tough! Usually you can only use non-acetone remover on nail tools because the acetone breaks down made-made materials. This mat also allows you to create your own nail polish strips, decals, and more, since everything peels off. It also has a handy ruler on the bottom. It is a thin, very soft silicon-like mat.

Bundle Monster Lotus Mat

This concludes part 2. Stick around for perhaps the most awesome part of this series dropping next week- the makeup! I have so many fun makeup products to show you, with swatches and first impressions. To ensure that you do not miss that post, you can subscribe to receive an email each time there is a new post by using the subscribe button located in the right sidebar. Thanks for reading, and until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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