Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#Monthly Mani - Winter Wonderland

Two exciting new things for the blog, my friends!

First:  Go like my new Facebook page - Being Mrs. Olson Blog.  We will be doing a fun giveaway when we reach 250 likes!

Second:  I am joining the #MonthlyMani crew for a new linkup party!

So here we go!

If you've seen me at all in the past few years, you've probably seen my nails painted.  They may be a bit chippy at times, but they usually have color.  I told myself a few years back that I would ALWAYS have my toenails painted and try to have my fingers done as well. 

By "done", I mean painted by myself.  For special events, I will sometimes treat myself to a REAL manicure, but I generally do it pretty well at home.  Which is why the #MonthlyMani linkup is perfect for me!  I am joining along with a few other ladies who have been doing this for a while.  It will give me an opportunity to be a bit more creative and also a great reason to invest in some great polishes and adornments. 

I am pretty excited, but didn't go too crazy this month.  I was recently reminded about my grey nail polish I bought while I was in Norway.  Though you might not think of grey as being "in the holiday spirit", it looks great with some gold glitter! 

This way, my nails can go along with anything I am wearing.  I really love this grey color for any season and tend to get a lot of compliments on it.  With the large gold glitter as an accent, I'm ready for ANY holiday.  But especially Christmas, because it's my hubby's birthday!

Polishes include Black Poppy in Gold, Sinful Colors clear coat, and H&M Nail Polish in Miss Stone Hart.  I like this clear coat, but make sure your colored polish is VERY dry before you use it.  It tends to do a bit of stripping and some color can stick to the brush.  If you look closely, you can see some red residue on my left pinky from the color I put on my toes.

Lexy and I's new rings...polish highlights the gold!
For my first #MonthlyMani, I have to give a shout out to my mom.  When I was younger, she refused to paint my right hand for me (I'm right handed) so that I would get practice and get better at it.  To this day, I paint my right hand better than anyone I know.  Thanks for being a meanie, mom.  Now I'm great at doing my own nails!  I can also thank her for my long, strong nails.  I am lucky!

Check out my thoughts on Sinful Colors Nail Polish and Shellac Manicures.
Also, check out my fellow gals posting today for our holiday manicures!

Kristi from Delightfully Kristi
Piniel from Pins-Place
Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali
Marlena from Here, Pretty Kitty



  1. I love this shade of gray polish! I almost went with gray on my nails, but I didn't like the polish I have (it's a bit dull). Also, I love the gold glitter and the fact that this mani works for any occasion! Welcome to #MonthlyMani's, so happy to have you!! :)

  2. Ooooh girl I love your interpretation! Perfectly winter-y :) Welcome to #MonthlyMani!

  3. Oooh I love the gold glitter accent nail paired with that pretty grey! darling.


  4. Welcome to the gang! I love the gray with gold - it's such an unexpected color combo, but it looks awesome! I love gray nails during the winter months too, so I'll have to give this a try. :)

    Erika ~ Erika's Style Diary