Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Nails

  I had really meant to get these posted yesterday, but my day was crazy!  In a good way, though. :)  We started off by visiting my paternal grandparents for a morning brunch, and after visiting with them went to my aunt's for a huge family get-together of my mom's side of the family, with Thanksgiving lunch.  Then we drove over to Dan's parent's house for dinner with his family.  That is three Thanksgiving dinners.  I think perhaps I am still stuffed?  It was a really great day though, I love that I got to visit with everyone!

Outdoors, shade, no flash
  For my Thanksgiving nails, I decided to go with a beautiful fall orange and gold.  I started off with two coats of OPI Take The Stage, which is a polish I originally had not picked up from Burlesque, but looking at it the other day at Ulta I decided it was a really great fall orange and needed it in my collection - up until this point I only had two oranges, and they were both neon bright, medium-toned oranges.  This gorgeous burnt orange with sparkly foil-like finish had great application as well.

Indoors, artificial light
  On top of this, I used one of my new Christmas presents, Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow.  This is a really gorgeous gold glitter in a super-sheer gold shimmery base, with both large hex and smaller gold glitter.  I used a gradient effect on these, with one coat on the whole nail, a second coat on about half, and then a final coat on just the tips.  I think it gave these nails a really nice look.  I got several compliments from family members, including one from my two-year-old cousin, which was really sweet.

  Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving (if you are here in the USA, of course), and are having a great holiday season!  Expect my holiday giveaway up sometime tomorrow... ;)


  1. Great mani, sounds like you got alot of great food!

  2. Very pretty! I think it was a good choice getting this colour indeed :D

  3. this is a stunning combo! i love the opi color and who doesnt love an awesome glitter topcoat?

  4. that gold is so pretty... I'm glad you like it so much! Merry Christmas xoxo

  5. This manicure is really beautiful (I'm impressed, but I'm not a glitter fan)

  6. Hi Jenny- New follower here-Never liked orange polish until I saw your mani combo. Looks sensational. Love that Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom glitter. It goes perfectly with the OPI color. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving day; three dinners; LOL

    Your cat is so cute, I want to hold and hug the little guy. My (sadly ex) wife and I had a cat named Sadie and he was always into mischief, opening cabinets and hiding inside and when you open the door, out he would come, LOL

    Mc Huggs :)

  7. Gorgeous combination!Really festive :)

  8. Thank you all so much for your kind comments, I am glad you like this combo! I thought it was perfect for Thanksgiving. Especially glad to see some non-glitter or non-orange lovers that like the mani! :)

    Geo58 - It was a great Thanksgiving indeed! Luna is always into mischief as well. We like to say that while Leo knows the rules and tries really hard to follow them, Luna knows the rules and tries really hard to break them.

  9. i love these nails. && I adore your kitty on your banner<3