Holiday Nails: China Glaze Holiday Joy Collection

By Dana Fox

Since I’m already in the Christmas spirit, I couldn’t let my nails go untouched with cheer! This look is super easy to do using scotch tape and two sparkly and bright polishes. I used these two brand new shades from the 2012 China Glaze Holiday Joy collection — With Love, a bright, pretty basic red, and Champagne Kisses, one of my new favourite glittery rose golds.  I love this one in particular because the sparkles are so dense. The photos above are only using one coat! I applied it using my sponge makeup trick to get the most bang for the buck.

I’m normally not a red polish lover… I tend to think it makes my hands look old (is that weird!?)… maybe because it’s all my mom and grandma would wear growing up.  On the rare occasion I do sport a fiery shade, I always try to mix it up with something fun. I think this works, and is perfect for the holidays :)

What is a shade you normally never wear?

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
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I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • nicola

    ooooh they look so pretty! love how those colours look together :)
    nicola xxx

  • Chloe Moon

    I have to try this out!!! I love the colors you choose, especially the sparkly gold! I might do a more of a french tip type thing with the circle reinforcement binder hole stickers!

    Ergo – Blog

  • Frankie Spry

    Wow, they're so nice!

  • Tiana

    Dana, your blog posts are always full of such beauty and class.
    This one is no exception. The colors are magnificent! Simple and all too adorable.
    I have to try this for some holiday nail inspiration :) Thanks for sharing with us!

    tiana of l'esthetique

  • It’s Sooo Fluffy!

    OO I really like this. That red is awesome.

  • Jezz Dallas

    That looks lovely!! Definitely inspired for the holidays…
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  • AliceLily

    Love this design, im already onto christmas nail designs too haha x

  • Kelly Ann
  • sparkle.

    Makes me feel like Christmas will be here in some days. :)
    I love your posts and your style is just wonderful.
    Favourite colours for nails: Extreme dark red or brown or a light beige.


  • Sandra

    This manicure looks so pretty! I need to get some gold nail polish to try it out! :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  • nicolina(:

    Definitely going to be trying this manicure this year!x

  • Suzanne

    ooooh! so pretty! so sparkly!

    i've never been a big fan of "nude" colours on my nails… and pastels. i feel like they just don't suit me!

  • Erin @ Isaboo Designs

    I don't think there is a nail polish color I wont wear, I haven't worn yellow though…the brighter/darker/more sparkly the better for me! I am doing this tonight for sure!

  • Sarah S.

    what a pretty color combo. I will have to remember this come december.

  • his little lady

    Love this simple holiday nail look. Just perfect 😉
    xo TJ

  • Melissa

    Gorgeous, simple, classic look – I like it a lot.

    <3 Melissa

  • Marian

    These are so cute! They definitely inspire me to find some sparkly polish for this holiday season.

  • HaleyPants

    I know what you mean about the red nail polish. The one color I can never pull off anymore is black. I used to love it in high school, because it went with everything. But now I feel like it just makes me look angsty. 😐

  • Sarah

    I don't think your hands look old! Funny story, I was taking pictures for my etsy account, and thought oh hey, a picture of a ring on an actual hand would be great. So, I took a picture and when I looked at it on the computer to edit it I had to delete them all immediately! Needless to day, I will never be a hand model, haha.

  • Sarah M

    I love this so much! (even though I'm not big on red either). And I thought I had my holiday nails planned…I'll be trying this instead.

  • Brooke

    Very pretty!


    Happy Holidays!


  • Chantal Dawn Blows

    aww your blog is most adorable!!

  • kirstyb

    wow these look so pretty x

  • Josie Cross

    This looks absolutely gorgeous!

  • Jemma x
  • Jenny

    Wow, they're really gorgeous. I don't usually put on nail polish but I think it looks really pretty.
    I should try doing that sometime…it looks neat.

  • Ashleigh Rose

    These look really pretty, you could try this style, but graduated! Lovely blog.

  • Tiffany at heart-skips-abeat

    It looks absolutely pretty. I can't wait to give it a try :)