Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday selfie (NYE nails...inspired by holiday cocktails)

Drink (responsibly) and be merry! Today's selfie is inspired by a few of my favorite holiday cocktails.

Dear Reader,
Just a few more days of 2013. As you reflect on the past year, I hope you look back with fond memories and I pray it gives you the fuel to charge forward into 2014.    

Whether you're heading to a raucous New Year's Eve party or spending a quiet night with loved ones, NYE is the perfect occasion to showcase your fabulous self -- from head to toe and to the end of your fingertips! 

Today's nail selfie is inspired by some of my favorite holiday cocktails and features a gorgeous collection of nail colors from Chanel (a big thank you to the amazing cosmetics team at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beachwood, Ohio). 

Now, go have some fun and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

NYE cocktail inspiration #1: White Russian martini with a shot of Goldschlager

Frost and bling: Chanel Nail Colour in Pearl Drop with Sally Hansen Crown Jewels on the tips.
Click here for a yummy White Russian drink recipe from the good folks at Esquire. 

NYE cocktail inspiration #2: pink champagne in a gold-rimmed flute*

Keepin' it classy: Chanel Nail Colours in Ballerina with Rose Moire on the tips.  

*though technically not a cocktail, champagne always makes an elegant appearance at New Year's Eve. So why shouldn't you?

NYE cocktail inspiration #3: Sugar Plum Dreams

Pretty in pink: Chanel Nail Colour in May with Essie A Cut Above on the tips.
What's a Sugar Plum Dream? Find out here

NYE cocktail inspiration #4: Peach Bellini*

Peachy keen: Chanel Nail Colours in Frisson (base) and June (on bottom half of nail)
with 10 Day Nail Lacquer in Men At Work** and Sally Hansen Crown Jewels on tips.

*Peach bellinis on NYE? I say, why not? 

**Beauty tip: I used a toothpick, dipped it into my gold polish and applied a few dots to each nail. Then finished with a coat of gold glitter polish.  

NYE cocktail inspiration #5: Jingle Bell Julep

Jingle all the way: I love this look because it's bold and has an
endearing ugly Christmas sweater thing going on. Love!
Chanel Nail Colour in Coromandel and Sparitual Lacquer in Optical Illusion.  

A girl needs good tools. While working on this story, I fell in love with
Chanel's Protective Base Coat and Extreme Shine Nail Lacquer.
They're not kidding about "extreme" and "shine." Brilliant!