Poinsettia and Sparkles Nail Tutorial using Sally Hansen’s Gem Crush

It has seriously been forever since my last nail tutorial and when I was at CVS about a week ago, I ran into the new GEM Crush nail polish line from Sally Hansen. I bought the red color and thought it would go perfectly with my outfit for my friend’s holiday party tonight. Since I was going to do my nails for it, I decided to go ahead and film this tutorial.

For my inspiration, I always love poinsettias and around this time, they go hand in hand with Christmas trees to represent my favorite holiday of the year. So I decided to incorporate them into this tutorial. Also, FYI – in the past, I have heard that poinsettias are poisonous to pets and children, however, while searching for the images for inspiration yesterday, I did come across some info to confirm that they are not. Glad to hear, because I couldn’t imagine these gorgeous holiday flowers could be poisonous to anyone.

Materials used:

Orly Nail Defense for base coat
Sally Hanson Gem Crush in Cha-Ching (2 coats)
China Glaze in Golden Enchantment
Art Deco nail polish in red and black
Nail Star art pen/brush in green glitter
Gold crystals
Seche Clear for top coat

Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed this and let me know in the comments below if you do rock these for your holiday party or family get-togethers! =)

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  1. It’s true that poinsettia’s aren’t poisonous, but they can be harmful or even lethal to those with latex allergies. I have a latex allergy and can’t touch them, or sit too close. Sadly there are some with latex allergies so severe they can’t even be in the same room as one, I have no idea how they go out during the holiday season. 🙁

    Otherwise I love the tutorial. I have a similar nail polish from Hard Candy, I might have to try this during the week!

  2. Beautiful holiday nails!

  3. Love the nails 🙂 Might have to change my nails to red 🙂