Blogging for a Cause: All Lacquered Up for Polished Girlz

I’m dying a little inside with this post. Today I have Michelle Mismas, founder, writer, and editor of All Lacquered Up and literally the FIRST nail blogger. I’m so honored that she agreed to participate. When I started WPP, I studied Michelle’s blog carefully. It’s not often that you get to rub elbows with the originator of a movement. She’s infinitely educated about the polish industry, well-connected, and a talented polisher and photographer. (And she’s also a fellow Ohioan like me!) Thank you, Michelle, for agreeing to take part in this series. It’s bloggers like you with your tremendous reach that can help get the word out!

With Michelle’s post, I’ll be giving the Polished Girlz $10 more. If this is the first post you’ve read in the WPP “Blogging for a Cause” Guest Post Series…pop over to the intro post here to see what an amazing organization each of these bloggers are supporting with their participation.

Michelle from All Lacquered Up

Hi WPP readers! I’m so proud to be a part of this fun and charitable series. I thank Leslie for making me aware of the amazing work that Polished Girlz does and for being so generous by donating to their cause. I know I will be following in her footsteps and I hope all of you will as well.

I know no one in my life who enjoys Christmas more than my mom. From Thanksgiving until well into the New Year, her house looks like Santa exploded. We’re talking three Christmas trees, with a train running around the base of one, a lit up Holiday village, and holly hung from anything standing still. It’s in her honor that I created my nail art design. Her Christmas pride and joy is a tree decorated with every gold ornament and ribbon known to man so I created this Gold Christmas Tree textured nail art look to emulate it.


I polished all my nails, except my ring finger with L’Oreal The Statement Piece, a champagne colored polish from the Gold Dust texture line. I love how the tonal sequins reflect the light.


On my ring finger, I started with a base of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Black Out. Once dry, I taped off the space for my tree using blue painter’s tape then added three diagonal lines with striping tape. I polished over the area with The Statement Piece, pulled up the tape and finished the look with a holographic gold star from an old Color Club holiday nail art kit.


I really love black and gold together at the holidays. As much as I’m all about emerald green polish, it feels a bit more chic than traditional Christmas colors. I hope you like this design as much as I do and give this simple technique a go.

Thanks again to Leslie for including me and happy holidays to you all!

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  1. Monique says:

    I love love love the christmas tree!

  2. Beautiful manicure, Michelle!! :) Ohio girls blogging to help an Ohio-based organization…love it!

  3. Kelly R says:

    This is gorgeous and glitzy. I love it!

  4. I love this polish!!! Looks amazing on you!

  5. So festive and elegant! I’m loving the texture of that L’Oreal polish too.

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