Thursday, December 20, 2012

Festive French Tips!

Hey everyone!
Christmas is fast approaching and I wanted to do something fun with my nails...
while also keeping in mind that my sister-in-law is getting married December 29th- 
the weekend after Christmas! I'm very excited and honored to be a bridesmaid! :) 
Her color is royal blue and I think there will be some silver accents.
Since I love using my Mally 24/7 Gel Nail system, I know I'll have these nails for at least a couple of weeks, so I needed something that'd work for both occasions, plus New Year's Eve!

So this is what I came up with! 
It's the first time I've done something other than just a solid color with the gel nail kit. 

First I did the prep steps with the gel nail system, (I talk about it in this gift video if you want more info), then I applied two coats of the Mally 24/7 Gel Polish in Tutu, it's a soft, creamy nude with a hint of pink. Next, I did the tips. I just went right across the tips with Sonia Kashuk polish in Smoke and Mirrors- it's a shimmery silver. Then to add some sparkle, I used my silver giltter from Nicole by OPI in Tip of the Iceberg right on top of the other shade. I finished it by adding my clear gel topcoat and curing it. Now my nails are hard as a rock! :) 

Daily Nuggets...
  • It's been incredibly windy here today, but we haven't seen the snow some areas are dealing with.
  • Cupcake has been agitated all day by the howling wind!
  • Getting some extra video work done so I can have some things to post during our Christmas/wedding travels. So excited for what I have coming up!!
  • Also excited to get some breakfast tomorrow with the morning crew! I miss them! 


  1. So pretty! The mally system looks really cool!

  2. Have you used regular polish over your whole nail with the gel system base and top, or just tips? Would love to use a gel system with my regular polishes

  3. Really nice! Love the color combo. And I'm even more decided to try this system after knowing it works with other nail polishes, not just Mally's or gel polishes. Cool to know!

  4. Your nails are cute! If you don't mind I like to borrow that nail design.I so happen to have those colors you have on your nails.

  5. Hi Emily! Are we going to be seeing some Emily Award videos this year! I love them every single year!

  6. Videos are the hardest to do. Always sound funny on video. Good luck!

    Pretty tips. Like the glitters.

  7. I know this is off topic, but I love your wedding set! My fiance and I are currently browsing wedding bands so I feel like I'm ogling everyone's bands. :P

  8. I think this is the perfect mani for the upcoming holiday/wedding season you have. Love the combo!

  9. Cute nails! Looks easy - I'm all for easy :-)


  10. Great idea for a fun not too crazy mani.

  11. I had no idea you could use regular polish with your gel kit. Have you done that before? Does it last just as long?

  12. These look great! The silver tip is very festive!


  13. I love your nails! I don't have the gel kit but I will have to try a similar version with regular nail polish. I love doing NOTD for my blog and this looks so pretty and it's a great look for the holidays!

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  14. These are adorable and so holiday appropriate!

    xo Abbey

  15. Hi Emily,
    What were your results for the gel nail competition?
    You like the Mally System.
    What did you think of the Sensational Nails and have you tried Sally Hansen?

  16. I also would love to know more (video or blog)about:
    1. your comparison between Mally's system and the Nailene SensatioNAIL! 2. your experience using regular nail polish with the gel system (does it last as long? does it look as good?
    3. Sally Hansen's system - have you used it? I love Sally Hansen and think this will probably be a good one...