Monday, December 23, 2013

The Nightmare before Christmas ~ Sally & Jack

The Nightmare before Christmas ~ Sally & Jack  
Black with multicoloured miniglitter and red jelly with red and pink miniglitter

'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems
in a place perhaps you've seen in your dreams.
For the story you're about to be told
began with the holiday worlds of auld.
Now you've probably wondered where holidays come from.
If you haven't I'd say it's time you begun.

This is a quote from Tim Burton’s ‘A Nightmare before Christmas’; one of my favourite Christmas movies. I was thrilled to find Sally and Jack polishes in Hot Topic in New York! I almost made a mistake only buying Sally though: I’m a sucker for glittery red and I don’t wear black very often. But Jack and Sally belong together, so I ended up bringing them both home. And I’m glad that I did.

I applied two coats of each polish. The polishes are equally easy to apply and it takes two coats to make them look at their best. Drying time is on the slow side, and their smell is a bit odd, but I can easily live with that because the polishes are both dead gorgeous.

Let me show you two coats of Jack and two coats of Sally, all with a layer of Poshé topcoat on:

See what I mean? I love that there’s multicoloured glitter in the black, and the red looks really great with the pink and red glitters too.

Here’s the pretty couple:

Allow me to make them even prettier. I painted white stripes on my pinkie to represent Jack’s stripy jacket. The ring and the middle finger got a kiss and a couple of hearts on them – Sally is so sweet <3 My pointer had Jack stamped on it, and the thumb had a layer of L A Girls “Uninhibited” black glitter over it.
I found the stamps on these plates:
Lips: Bundlemonster BM-02
Hearts: Unnamed Essence stamping plate
Jack: XL stamping plate K Holiday designs
I stamped with a no name black stamping polish.

I applied another layer of Poshé topcoat, and here’s my final mani:

I really like this, it turned out just the way I wanted it to!

One last shot, just because I can:

Like I said: This is what I wanted it to look like. Perfect for Christmas and as a tribute to a Christmas movie that I really like to watch.

Have you seen The Nightmare before Christmas? If yes, did you like it?


  1. Aww, those bottles are the cutest ever <3
    And I love your mani, it's both fun and pretty :)

    1. Thank you so much, I'm very pleased to hear that <3

  2. Love those bottles! And the polish and manicure as well :)

  3. these nails are awesome. The bottles are also too cute! I need to look for them....Hot Topic here I come (sometime after the holidays - if im lucky)

    1. I wish I lived close to Hot Topic. There were so many cool things in there! :)

  4. What a cool bottles! And polishes! And manicure! ;D

  5. I am totally loving this!!!! Very freakin cool! Yes I am 600 posts behind in my reading-but wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!