Wednesday, December 31, 2014

China Glaze "December to Remember" - Twinkle Holiday 2014

So far today I've shown you elegantly glamorous New Year soirée nails, raucously fabulous midnight celebration nails, and now, contemplative, reminiscing nails for you girls (and guys!) out there who are in front of the fire, sipping hot cocoa, singing Auld Lang Syne, conversing with loved ones, and reflecting upon beautiful memories of this year soon concluding.  Cheers!!

China Glaze "December to Remember"

"December to Remember" is a muted, sultry cerulean blue frosted over in glassy pink microflakie shimmer with an oblique golden shift.  To me, it looks exactly like a cold, clear winter sky just after sunset, rapidly darkening into night while sparse marshmallow clouds still capture remnants of orchid pink and pale gold light.  The golden duochrome casts the illusion of boreal green at the edges, like the ethereal skyglow that clings to the nighttime cloud cover of a land whitewashed in snow.

"December to Remember" goes on fairly sheer and minutely streaky, and it dries fairly quickly.  I recommend at least three coats, though I used four to eliminate the lingering backlighting glowing up under the nail.  You many notice that the finish betrays some brushstrokes, though I didn't actually find them all that annoying in person; but if you do, you could always try adding a matte topcoat and then another clear coat on top of that (à la Sam of Fashion Polish), to diffuse out the streaks!

I picked up "December to Remember" at Ulta, and today I noticed that it is actually on clearance for $3.77, along with the rest of the China Glaze Holiday/Fall/Summer collections!!  There it is, the most wonderful time of the year.

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What will you be remembering about this December, Twinklings?  There were many noteworthy moments during my month; some happy, some sad, some good, some bad; but my favorites are the ones of simple wonderment.  Times spent in the woods with my dogs and my man are the best balm to a wearied spirit.  It's been a while since these furry little monsters were on the blog, so here they are to say, thank you for reading, loves!  It has been a beautiful 2014 beginning here on Tiny Twinklings, and we look forward to venturing forth with you into the glowing promise of the coming year.  See you on the other side!

Freyja puppy.  (I don't know what this face is, but it gave me the major LOLs.)

May puppy: trekking nobly along like the grand dame she is.

May, and her regal wise gaze; Freyja, and her derpy snow snout.

Our best wishes of warmth, happiness, and joy for you and yours,

Marisa + Sprinklepuff


  1. Yikes...methinks a trip to the Ulta clearance shelf is in order! And I love your babies! <3

    1. Oh yes, it absolutely is!! There are also amazing Zoya and OPI deals to be had; shopping the sale right now is the only responsible thing to do ;) Run, Melissa, run!! D'aww thank you dear, I need to remember to give the doggies more air time :D