Wrapping Paper Nails, Christmas Gifts on eBay and a Giveaway

 Wrapping Paper Nails, Christmas Gifts on eBay and a Giveaway

I really can’t believe Christmas is less than one week away. I feel like we were still in November last the weekend! I still have a few things on my to-do list so I’m hoping I can fit them in before the big day. I have a few days off just before the 25th so it’s going to be the usual mad dash to the finish line! This year has been another dry one for me when it comes to Christmas nail art and even when I do create some, it’s just ‘barely there’ Christmas! Today I’ve gone for a Christmas paper look. All classy, like!

My Inspiration

Believe it or not, I don’t get gifted a lot of nail themed items at Christmas. I’m very fortunate to have more nail polish than I’ll ever need and I think my friends and family have realised this! I have a theory that they don’t bother getting me nail stuffs in case I already have it in my stash (which, let’s face it, I probably do). However, it got me thinking – what would be the perfect gift for a nail lover who (seemingly) has everything?

If you’re scrambling for some last minute gifts ideas, I’ve put together a collection on eBay, Gifts for the Nailista, with some ideas you might like. Most are somewhat out of the ordinary and I threw in a few of the usual suspects too! My personal favourites are a Year’s Supply of Top Coat (you really can’t go wrong with this one) and the one that’s at the top of my own wishlist this year, the Gelish starter kit!

Click here here to see the rest of the collection and read on to find out how you can win a £20 eBay voucher!

Nail Art

To wrap my nails all up in paper, I used Barry M Coconut and NYC Flat Iron Green as my base colours. Flat Iron Green has turned so dark under the stamping and top coats that it just looks like a straight up black now but I think it’s quite a nice contrast to have the black vs. white.

For the stamping, I used the baroque patterns from MoYou Fashionista 08 with Barry M Gold Foil over the white. Then stamped the snowflakes from Bundle Monster Plate BM223 with A-England Excalibur Renaissance over the black.

It’s all topped with one coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl, then one of NYC Matte Me Crazy to finish off the look.


For the chance to win a £20 eBay Gift Voucher all you have to do is hop over to my collection of ‘Gifts for the Nailista‘ (and/or my other collection, Autumn Essentials) and give it a follow. It really is as simple as it sounds:

  • Click here to go to the Collection
  • If you like what you see, use the ‘Follow’ button in the top right of the page (just make sure you’re logged in to eBay)
  • One winner will be picked at random and they’ll be contacted by eBay on or before January 5th 2015

This post is sponsored by eBay UK
  • Ash

    Your nails look lovely (: xx

  • These are gorgeous!

  • Eva

    Super elegant manicure! And a nice giveaway too 🙂

  • These are amazing, you’re so talented xx

    Ioanna |

  • So pretty!

  • Laura

    This is a great idea. And it would be fun to Christmas it up with red or green!

  • I love this so much! 🙂

  • how gorgeous!

  • I just did a mani that ended up super similar to this! I did link back to you as well, so check out my version of the same idea on my blog!

  • dee

    I thought this post was how to use wrapping paper to create a mani… lol. It took me a while to realise that it was stamped to LOOK like wrapping paper…
    Have a great Christmas.

  • Susannah Lee Myers

    So beautiful! <3

  • Love the gold on white!

  • Wow the nails look gorgeous^^ Love the pattern and the color~

  • love the look. however i think you stamped the baroque over the black/green and the snowflakes over the white- not vice versa like the post says?

  • Love this idea. Thanks for sharing all your ideas and information with us, and I hope the New Year is a happy and prosperous one for you and yours.

  • Natalie Crossan

    Fab all done my username is paulinec3179 🙂 xxx