This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Holiday Nails

November, 26, 2014

I’m ready to welcome all the holiday parties, and now my nails are party-appropriate too, thanks to the help of my #1 manicurist. I’m calling this look The Julie Nail.

Holiday Nails A

The combination of colors in this creation can carry you through the entire holiday season. To build it, we used OPI and FingerPaints.

Holiday Nails B

First, Julie applied two base coats of a deep wine.


Then, starting at about the center of the outside edge of each nail, we added a lighter shiny, upward-diagonal stripe in a similar hue.

Holiday Nails D

We ended by layering on a slightly-smaller gold-diagonal stripe. The diagonal tip is 2014’s version of the French nail…it’s dominating the style scene.

Holiday Nails E

For a professional, finished look, Julie recommends adding some additional gold to the end of your nails. Then polish everything with a clear top coat.

Holiday Nails F

This trio of colors gives your nails holiday pizzazz in a sophisticated way. A girl can wear this into the office, and then throw on her sequin gown for a holiday romp. Either way, she’ll be in vogue:)

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