Mani poinsettias are much easier, and you don't have to water them. I saw this nail art on Dressed Up Nails, and decided to do my version of them.
I started with Rainbow Honey Annual Emotion.
I was totally suckered into buying this one by a blog post. They played up all the other colors in the silver, and how wonderful it was. Ok, I will say that in the photo (and even in mine) you can see tinges of other colors. It is NOT holo, like I thought it was going to be. In Real Life, you couldn't even see those colors. It applies like a silver glitter, and it takes two coats to be opaque, because the glitter needs to 'fill in' the spaces, not because it's thin like a polish. It actually applies like a microglitter, not as a polish, if you can understand my gibberish.
I used Misa Bourbon on the Rocks for the first layer of petals. It was more brown than I thought it would be, but I loved this color. The more coats you use, the more red it becomes.
I had received Dazzle Dry Rapid Red in a grab bag. It's okay - it wouldn't be my goto red polish. It's a little thin and required 2-3 coats to be opaque, even over the silver. It also leans a little too cherry-pink for me.
The leaves are China Glaze Running in Circles from their Cirque du Soleil collection. Love this bright green, with a nice shimmer. I added a little bit more of Misa Bourbon on the Rocks for details., and finished off each flower with a rhinestone in the center, topped off with lots of Seche Vite to lock it in.
Are you decorating the house or your nails with poinsettias this holiday?