It’s time for an Australian Christmas!
As many of you know Grace-full Nail Polish hails from Australia. She sent me her Christmas collection with lots of personal information about her Christmas in Australia and I am going to share with you!
The Christmas 2016 Collection is already available here and should stay available for a few more weeks. Theresa, the maker, is going to be taking a holiday hiatus so these may only be available in Australia for a small while, but will stay available in the US longer.
GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH CHRISTMAS 2016 “CHILDHOOD WONDER”
“Childhood Wonder” is a holo base with silver flakes, emerald green and red metallic glitter and iridescent glitter that moves through gold, green, and red. Shown is two coats plus two coats of top coat to smooth it out.
“When I was little our Christmas tree was made of silver tinsel and we always had a very traditional theme. I can still remember just how exciting it was to put the tree up each year.” – Theresa
GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH CHRISTMAS 2016 “CHRISTMAS EVE MAGIC”
“Christmas Eve Magic” is a very dark navy with a linear holo base and packed with holo flakes. Shown is ONE coat plus top coat.
“I adore Christmas Eve and throughout my childhood it involved having a gathering with my parent’s friends. I remember going out to the driveway in my Father’s arms to wave people off and seeing Santa’s sleigh and the reindeer in the sky. So I always add a night sky to a Christmas collection as I can still feel the excitement of that night.” – Theresa
GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH CHRISTMAS 2016 “NAN’S COPPER”
“Nan’s Copper” is a copper linear holo. Shown is ONE coat plus top coat.
“My husband’s mother and Nan used to make the Christmas puddings down in the garage in an old copper.” – Theresa
GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH CHRISTMAS 2016 “FAMILY TRADITIONS”
“Family Traditions” is a deep coral holo with gold flecks throughout. Shown is two coats plus top coat.
“In joining my husband’s family at Christmas, I remember being very surprised that they had prawn (shrimp) cocktails as part of their Christmas lunch. We never had anything for lunch other than the tradition Christmas food. This was my first introduction into another’s traditions.” – Theresa
GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH CHRISTMAS 2016 “GROWN UP CHRISTMAS TREE”
“Grown Up Christmas Tree” is a dark green jelly base packed full of gold, green, fuchsia, purple, blue, lime green and pink UCC flakes. Shown is three coats plus top coat.
“Now as a grownup we have a huge Christmas tree that I just love to decorate. I adore Christmas tree so it’s like a child’s dream come true to have my own enormous tree.” – Theresa
GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH CHRISTMAS 2016 “CHERRY BEST FRIENDS”
“Cherry Best Friends” is a super glowy bright red holo with gold flecks throughout. Shown is ONE coat plus top coat.
“I have my own Christmas tradition now where we spend every Christmas Eve with my best friend and our families. It’s like the official start to Christmas. My best friend is lucky enough to have a mother-in-law who is an amazing cook. We have a weakness for shortbread so every year my best friend gifts us a tin of shortbread made by her mother-in-law, topped with pieces of cherry.” – Theresa
GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH CHRISTMAS 2016 “PAVLOVA ROLL”
“Pavlova Roll” is a dark berry pink/red jelly with holo flakes. Shown is two coats plus top coat.
“One of my favorite desserts at Christmas is Pavlova Roll. All of that marshmallow goodness wrapped around cream and fresh raspberries. Yum! Rod’s eldest sister introduced me to the Pavlova Rolls are hers are the best I’ve ever had. She is no longer with us but Pavlova Rolls will always be a part of my Christmas memories.” – Theresa
GRACE-FULL NAIL POLISH CHRISTMAS 2016 “ZIBIBBO”
“Zibibbo” is a holo base with ultra holographic glitter in gold and silver. Shown is two coats plus top coat.
“My favorite sparkling wine also introduced to me by my sister-in-law. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Zibibbo.” – Theresa
I also did a bit of reverse stamping with three of the colors. I used the St. Holly plate by Gogo Only and my Winstonia Jumbo Clear Stamper.
I hope you enjoyed this collection and Theresa’s stories as much as I have! Merry Polishmas!
Thanks for reading!