Stocking Stuffers for Nail Lovers

 STOCKING STUFFERS are either the most fun items to buy or the hardest ones to buy. All ages love gift cards but that’s too impersonal (unless it’s a fussy teen who hates anything you picked). This year do something different and do a themed stocking. My theme is for my favorite females and it’s all about nails.
SOME FAVORITES ….

1.  VIOLIFE SLIM UNO PORTABLE NAIL KIT is cute and practical. It’s a battery powered manicure kit that is 4 tools in one. It comes with an emery board and replacement pad, a shaping file, buffer with a replacement pad and a cuticle pusher. It comes in a carrying case so it’s perfect for the travelers you know and it’s cute enough to make every woman smile. Also check out Violife’s great travel toothbrushes which come in a style for everyone on your list.

Violife Slim Uno

Violife Slim Uno

Violife Slim Uno

Violife Slim Uno

2.  NAIL BUTTER is going to change the nail life of the lucky recipient. This non-greasy butter comes in 2 fragrances, lemongrass and geranium. This is a pure, all-natural product that contains essential oils and lanolin. It can be used just about anywhere you need some softening. But the beauty of it is what it does for you nails. It not only helps strengthen nails but it’s great for encouraging growth. Your cuticles will be moisturized and look better than ever. Maybe you should put this on your list while you’re at it!

Nail Butter

Nail Butter

Nail Butter

Nail Butter

3.  MONT BLEU CRYSTAL NAIL FILES has a certain je nais se quois about them. These are the products you want to put in an adult’s stocking because it will blow her away. No one has the quality of Mont Bleu’s files nor the stunning designs and colors. You could easily buy a different one for every female on your list without repeating designs. Expect a “WOW” when it’s opened.

Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu

4.  FARMHOUSE FRESH MARSHMALLOW MELT is an all purpose Shea Butter Balm that is slim enough to fit into a cosmetic bag. It combines pure shea, cocoa and mango butters to make it an all-purpose balm. You can use this on your feet, your hands, elbows and even lips. The fragrance is enticing and not too sweet. You won’t feel like a child using this or smelling it on your body since it adds a little tonka bean and sandalwood to cut the sweetness but leave it smelling good enough to eat.

Farmhouse Fresh Marshmallow Melt

Farmhouse Fresh Marshmallow Melt

Now to the nail polish! I’m a nail polish fanatic and want to wear a different one every week. That means I need at least 52 polishes a year (a hint to my family who might be reading). I chose 3 different brands at 3 different prices. All are high quality and wear beautifully.

1.  PURE ICE NAIL POLISH ($1.97 each) has a new winter collection called Fairytale Forest that is sweet and fun along with a nice change of pace from the typical greens and reds of the season. I chose Pure Ice because it contains some of the Pantone colors of 2016 that were just announced. Pinks and light blues make me smile.

Pure Ice Prince Charming with Stella Grace

Pure Ice Prince Charming with Stella Grace

Pure Ice True Love's Kiss

Pure Ice True Love’s Kiss

2.  KBSHIMMER always makes me ecstatic. Each season they create a new collection that makes my heart flutter plus they have their permanent collection. All are not only beauties but the wear is incredible. I have a thing for their holographs like Coal in One and Fig-Get About it. ($8.75)

KBShimmer Coal in One

KBShimmer Coal in One

KBShimmer Fig-Get About It

KBShimmer Fig-Get About It

3.  butterLONDON polishes make me so happy. It’s hard to walk out of Ulta without perusing their selection and I often walk out with one. KIP was a favorite this past summer and now it’s coming out again so I can be in tune with Pantone now! This is an oxford blue men’s shirt come to life. If you insist on red for Christmas though there’s lots to choose from, especially Knees Up which I love!($15)

butter LONDON Kip in sunlight

butter LONDON Kip in sunlight

butter LONDON Knees Up

butter LONDON Knees Up

Now you know how to make a female happy. Buy her a few fabulous polishes, a terrific hand/cuticle cream, and a perfect nail file! She’ll be your BFF forever.  — Marcia

I can’t wait to see what our other Makeup Wars bloggers have chosen!

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Welcome to the Fairytale Forest from Pure Ice

Fairytale Forest collection from Pure Ice

Fairytale Forest collection from Pure Ice

Pure Ice Nail Polishes are those hidden wonders that no one talks about but that many people love. This is my first set of Pure Ice and it won’t be my last. This is most of the Fairytale Forest Collection that feature 8 icy shades in finishes of glitter and iridescent pearl. This collection will be released exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide. Because they are only $1.97 each, I honestly skipped over Pure Ice when shopping. I admit I was a nail snob but I’ve learned my lesson.

These polishes are totally amazing. The colors are a perfect change from the traditional reds and greens we find for the winter holidays. I was sent 7 of the 8 and I love the change of pace I’m finding in these. Plus when spring/summer comes along these will be a pleasure to pull out again.

Pure Ice White as Snow, Prince Charming, True Love's Kiss

Pure Ice White as Snow, Prince Charming, True Love’s Kiss

Look at these beautiful pastels! But they aren’t ordinary pastels since they have a small amount of shimmer within the formula. This winter wonderland of polishes looks beautiful on nails while lasting on me for a solid week. Use a base coat and top coat and your nails can twinkle along with your tree.

WHITE AS SNOW is a very sparkly white that will remind you of the glisten of fresh fallen snow. There are small shards that lie flat make it look even more realistically like a fresh snowfall.

White as Snow

White as Snow

PRINCE CHARMING is Cinderella come to life. When I wore this I hadn’t really looked at the name but I had a feeling it had to do with Cindy and sure enough it does. It reminds me of the sky on a perfect sunny winter day.

Pure Ice Prince Charming

Pure Ice Prince Charming

TRUE LOVE’S KISS is the perfect pink shimmer. It’s my favorite of the group and I couldn’t stop looking at my nails when wearing this. True Love’s Kiss is very sparkly but that is all hidden within so there’s nothing special you have to do to remove it.

Pure Ice True Love's Kiss

Pure Ice True Love’s Kiss

Pure Ice Precious Jewels, Tales Untold, Faraway Land, Stella Grace

Pure Ice Precious Jewels, Tales Untold, Faraway Land, Stella Grace

PRECIOUS JEWELS makes me want to take a Caribbean vacation. It’s the color of the crystal aqua water that you just want to jump into and never leave. The shimmer shines in sunlight and makes you want to escape.

Pure Ice Precious Jewels

Pure Ice Precious Jewels

TALES UNTOLD is also a princess shade. If you have a young girl in your life, she’ll want to steal it away. But it’s not too young for you. It’s actually the one I want for Easter time.

Pure Ice Tales Untold

Pure Ice Tales Untold

FARAWAY LAND has a clear base with metallic teal small shards of color. I’ve shown it on the nail wheel over Precious Jewels since it’s the type of polish I wear as a top coat. I love polishes like this when I’m coming to the end of a mani since it prolongs the life of it.

Pure Ice Faraway Land

Pure Ice Faraway Land

STELLA GRACE had me enchanted instantly. On its own it’s a white with stunning shimmer but it also has some adorable silver stars within (not enough for me though). I am wearing it as an accent nail over Prince Charming and it looks like the sky with little pinpoints of white and a cute little star.

Pure Ice Stella Grace

Pure Ice Stella Grace

The only one I’m missing is Fairytale Forest which appears to be a beautiful darker blue and you better believe that I’ll pick it up at Walmart.

Pure Ice Fairytale Forest

Pure Ice Fairytale Forest

The Fairytale Forest collection from Pure Ice is one to make a special trip to Walmart to find. It’s available in December but only while supplies last. You’ll want the shimmer and shine to make your days and nights a little brighter. — Marcia

Which is your favorite? Mine is the pink that’s truly pinker than shown.

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