Thursday, December 24th, 2009

China Glaze Christmas-themed Nails

As I mentioned this morning on Twitter, I did a Christmas-y theme on my nails with China Glaze Ruby Pumps and Emerald Sparkle. I just alternated the colors for my theme :)  I used Zoya’s Color-Lock System for base, top, and drying coats!

I’d love to know if you’ve been doing any winter or holiday-inspired nails this season! Share what you’re wearing in the comments!

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79 thoughts on “China Glaze Christmas-themed Nails

  1. Sara

    Very gorgeous nails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    unfortunately I can’t find China glaze here in Italy so, for this holidays I’m wearing Dior Nail polish in Red Dahlia :)))

  2. Jordana

    LOVE! Wish I’d thought of it! I painted using OPI Merry Midnight last night and probably won’t have time to change again… but may have to stay up late tonight and do it anyway!

    • Oh, Merry Midnight! That’s a nice one :) So pretty. I’m cheesy, so I HAD to do red/green. I rarely have the time (or the patience) do a real, full mani (well, at least… the color part of one) since I usually just do swatches, but this was a must-do!

  3. nuraini

    i’ve also been wearing Ruby Pumps on my nails the past couple of days, but for Christmas tomorrow i’ll be wearing OPI’s Holiday Glow.

  4. Steph

    OPI I’m Not Really a Waitress. I really want Ruby Pumps now, haha.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ally Ally

    I’m planning on doing that exact mani tonight :)

  6. Emm

    Merry Christmas Christine! They look beautiful!

  7. Jameyn

    love love love! but how come the nail polish never touched your cuticles? i’ve been wondereing about that forEVER.

    • I’m not skilled enough to not get it ALL OVER my cuticles for one, but since I don’t wear polish for long, I prefer to keep off my cuticles so I don’t rub ‘em too much in the removal process.

  8. Gorgeous manicure! :)
    Today I am wearing OPI’s Dear Santa. I adore this one and I just love the name. :D

  9. Haley

    Haha, I did the same exact nails with the same nail polishes about a week ago! :D

  10. Ashley

    How do you keep your nails looking so nice? I can’t seem to get mine to grow!

    I’m wearing Ruby Pumps, too. :)

  11. i have white thumbnails and matte red every other fingernail, and green sparkly nails(San Francisco)

  12. Karla

    I haven’t been doing my nails lately, but I did paint my toe nails red for the holidays. Affaire in Red Square by OPI it’s a really pretty red shimmer. Maybe I will paint my nails too. lol.

  13. Wonderful :) Now I must think about elfs :D:D

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shontay shontay

    I’m wearing Emerald Sparkle right now. The girl at Mac was gushing over it so much, she gave me the wrong item. >:o

  15. Gorgeous choice of colors!
    Since here in Brazil is summer, I choose a bright and happy orange from a national brand.
    Merry Christmas!

  16. kate

    ever since you reviewed emerald sparkle last month i’ve been rocking this christmas nail look!

  17. egon

    Talk about gorgeousness =)

  18. Kaylabella

    I’m wearing Sinful Colors San Francisco (emerald green) with Call Me Later (bright green glitter) over the top! It reminds me of Emerald Sparkle, but brighter and with a lot more glitter!

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    So cute! Love the glitter. I’ll be wearing Chanel Gold Fiction (Ltd. Ed. from last year).

  20. Marina

    Cute!
    I’m wearing Dior Silver Purple, it’s gorgeous! But i’m changing it to Dear Santa – ho! ho! ho!

  21. K

    Today I’m wearing China Glaze Ruby Pumps, and last week I was wearing China Glaze Outta Bounds with Nicole by OPI Winter Glitterland top coat (looks very similar to this person’s: http://www.stephscloset.com/blog/gallery/id/3753/nicole-by-opi-winter-glitterland-nail-polish-over-green/)

  22. I’ll be wearing OPI’s “Smitten with mittens” In the jar it looks like Ruby Pumps but with gold glitter too, but when you put it on your nails it’s a complete dupe for ruby pumps. I like the application of OPI better, but both gorgeous colors!

  23. Alison

    I’m totally rocking emerald sparkle too.

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alannah Alannah

    Oooh, I love it! :D

  25. I’m doing my nails before I go to Midnight Mass. I think I’ll wear Ruby Pumps. :) At the moment I am wearing Essie Mint Candy Apple though.

  26. amy

    I am wearing Sephora OPI Worth My Weight today.

  27. Tekoa

    I’m wearing Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers. Oh so sparkly!

  28. dorothy

    I love these colors

    I’ve been painting my nails with diagonals of ruby pumps, medallion, and then the emerald sparkle.

    My fingers look like little ornaments!!!!!! :)

    Ruby pumps and emerald sparkle are both THE red and green of christmas…like PERFECTLYYYYYYY

  29. I wish I had Emerald Sparkle! The closest thing I have is Watermelon Rind, which is too blue-y for Christmas, so instead I went with Heart of Africa, with Ruby Pumps on top! It’s actually really hot, if I do say so myself :-)

  30. Miranda

    I love this! Sadly I could not find these polishes where I live, so I’m going with MAC’s Lucky Number (still very pretty, though).

  31. Nadine

    I’m wearing ruby pumps with a gold holographic by china glaze over top – it makes it look so multidimensional! Happy holidays to all!

  32. Sarah

    I actually have Essie’s Mint Candy Apple on, reminds me of these mints my aunt made when I was a kid lol. I broke 3 nails today though so I’ve gotta give myself a new manicure :-/

  33. i’m wearing $OPI worth my weight (:

  34. Melissa

    I’m wearing Emerald Sparkle as well!

  35. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cristal CRiSTaL

    Oh so pretty!