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If you’re in the U.S.A.,you know it’s Black Friday! Today is one of the biggest shopping days of our calendar year, when people go out to catch some sales and check folks off of their holiday shopping lists.
Yes, I go out for Black Friday shopping. But no, I didn’t go out at 8 p.m. last night. I don’t support the stores opening earlier than midnight Thanksgiving night. A big reason is because I love the excitement and novelty of shopping after midnight! The other part is because I don’t like how commercial Thanksgiving is becoming.
Anyway. Here’s a quick list of gift ideas for the nail lover on your shopping list. Best part? You don’t even have to fight the shopping crowds to get some of these fun, trendy gifts!
1. KB Shimmer Winter 2013 Nail Polish
The 22 new hues in the KB Shimmer Winter/Holiday collection are such a range of glittery, shimmery and multichrome-y shades that there is sure to be something to please the nail polish lover on your holiday shopping list. Plus, the savvy nail polish addict who reads/views nail polish blogs will love the fact that 11 popular nail bloggers collaborated with the indie brand to make half the collection! Above are some of the polishes from the collection, including one of my favorites, Snow Much Fun, a collaboration with Victoria from Manicurator. Customer service at KB Shimmer is great, and shipping is quick.
These polishes retail for $8.75 and can be found at www.kbshimmer.com.
2. Gelish Mini Kit from Sally’s
If you need a “big gift” idea for the nail addict on your shopping list, this gift is it.
I change my nail polish on the regular, and the last thing I thought I’d find useful is a gel manicure kit. But honestly? It’s been a lifesaver. And if you take your time in removal, you won’t destroy your nails.
If I have work travel or anything coming up, I whip out my Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish kit and in under an hour I have a long-lasting, glossy nail look for whatever the week, or two, holds.
The Gelish Mini Complete Starter Kit costs $99.95 ($89.95 with Beauty Club Card) and includes everything you need to get started, from the lamp, treatments and two polishes. If you want to add a couple color choices, Gelish Mini Gel Polishes are $12.95 each – right now online, on sale for $10 a piece. There’s also the Trends collection, which retails for $16.96 ($14.95 with Beauty Club Card). You can buy the kit and polishes in Sally Beauty Stores, or online at www.sallybeauty.com.
3. Butter London Double Take Fire & Ice duos
I spotted these when I got my hair done at Ulta for my wedding. The blue in the above photo is more duochrome-appearing in the bottle with a pink shift. I can’t wait to use these together!
But what a fun stocking stuffer for the nail polish collector! According to Butter London, this is “IIce” of the Fire & Ice Double Take 2-Piece Sets. Each one contains new shades (Rebel Fox, Brass Monkey in one and in the one pictured above, Bluecoat on the left, and Leccy on the right).
This can be found at Ulta, Ulta.com, butterlondon.com and b-glowing.com for $24 each set.
4. Jesse’s Girl JulieG Frosted Gum Drops Collection Holiday 2013
Jesse’s Girl and JulieG have done it again with the texture craze – the brand has released six new JulieG Frosted Gum Drops polishes for holiday 2013, and they are vibrant, jewel-toned and PERFECT stocking stuffers!
Or, if you have a nail lover on your list, what a cute idea to grab all six of these, and a bag of gum drops, and wrap it all up?! That’d be a roughly $25-$30 gift (depending on the sales tax and type of candy you buy!)
These retail for $3.99 a piece and can be found at www.jessesgirlcosmetics.com, and Rite Aid!
5. Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art products
On a recent visit to Walgreens, I spotted a new, full display of nail art goodies from Sally Hansen! Included were a bunch of new I Love Nail Art Pens – the one above is silver. They are fine-pointed.
There was also a box of glitter, and a box of I Love Nail Art Studs Kit, like the one shown above. Included in that kit is a vial each of black and clear rhinestones, and a vial of gold studs.
A great idea to package together with a couple new nail polishes to allow the nail addict on your list to unleash their creativity!
I scored the Pen for $5.99, and the Stud kit for $6.49, both from Walgreens.
Photo courtesy Zoya PR
6. Zoya Dream Boxes
I love my Zoya nail polish, and I’m excited that the brand has curated some of their popular and most beautiful hues to offer gift sets for the nail polish addict on your list!
These are not only great for addicts, these would make great gifts for any woman who enjoys nail polish and likes a polish with the luxe quality of Zoya! Check out the offerings –
Photo courtesy of Zoya PR – Dream Box in Tinsel Time
Zoya DREAM BOXES – TRIOS: $24 each
Zoya Tinsel Time: includes Zoya Ziv, Storm and Trixie.
Zoya Glittering Gift: includes Zoya Storm, Payton and Blaze.
Zoya Fireside Chic: includes Zoya Black Swan, Casey and Sam.
Zoya Oh What Fun: includes Zoya Aurora, Dream and Logan.
Zoya Roasty Toasty: includes Zoya Lael, Timo and Envy
Zoya Warm Wishes: includes Zoya Maria Luisa, Sarah and Asia
Zoya Merry and Bright: includes Zoya Alegra, Ivanka and Charla
Zoya Ice is Nice: includes Zoya Ziv, FeiFei and Daul
Zoya Rosey Cheeks: includes Zoya Kerry, Tinsley and Bobbi
Zoya Cozy Cashmere: includes Zoya Nyx, Vespa and Godiva
Zoya Starry Night: includes Zoya Tomoko, Dahlia and London
Zoya Sparkling Lights: includes Zoya Carter, Sunshine and Arabella
Zoya DREAM BOXES – Six PACKS: $48 each
Zoya Keep it Cozy: includes Zoya Flynn, Hunter, Livingston, Mason, Neve and Channing
Zoya Sugar Rush: includes Zoya Tomoko, Dahlia, Chyna, Arabella, Carter and Sunshine
Zoya Festive Favorites: includes Zoya Maria Luisa, Storm, Kissy, Blaze, Aurora and Mosheen
Zoya DREAM BOXES – BUILD YOUR OWN:
Zoya Build Your Own Box – Trio (3): Order the box and fill it up with three of your own polish picks. $24 (US)
Zoya Build Your Own Box – Six (6) Pack: Order the box and fill it up with six of your own polish picks. $48 (US).
Photo courtesy of Zoya PR – Cheers to All Dream Box
Zoya DREAM BOX – TWELVE COLORS: $96 each
Zoya Cheers to All: includes twelve (12) colors – Zoya Ziv, Anaka, Sarah, Rekha, Dakota, Stacy, Payton, Dream, Timo, Black Swan, Noot and Cassedy in a Mega Deluxe Dream Box.
Please note that today, Black Friday, if you purchase $72 worth of merchandise from Zoya.com, you can get that Cheers to All set for free, along with a Zoya Color Lock Mini AND free shipping – use the code, DREAMBIG – it is good until 11:59 p.m. tonight!
These are all available at Zoya.com!!
Bonus 7. – MoYou London Plates
I am putting this suggestion in as a bonus because for those in the United States, shipping takes three to four weeks and you might not get the plates in time for Christmas morning, and definitely not for Hanukkah!
But, MoYou London Nail Art Stamping Plates are like the new big thing in stamping – these plates come in pretty folders and have all kinds of fun designs on them. I love the decade-themed plates, and just looking at them sparks creativity.
For the nail art lover on your list, these are a great idea! You can get these plates directly from moyou.co.uk or through amazon.com (how I purchased mine). Like I said, allow three to four weeks for delivery! They cost roughly $9.99 a plate.
So what do you think – see anything on this list for your nail lovers?! Anything you want on YOUR list?! I’d love to hear your good nail gift ideas in the comments below, too!
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