12 Days of Chriselle 5 years ago

Unconventional Holiday Glam

Happy 1st day of December, and happy 1st day of the 2nd annual 12 Days of CHRIS-elle! My team and I loved doing it so much last year and we’re so excited to bring it back!

If you’re new to the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle, here’s the 411: from December 1st-12th, I’ll be posting a blog post every day (including the weekend!) featuring some of my favorite brands and highlighting my favorite goodies for the holidays. The coolest part? At the end of the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle, one lucky reader will win all of my favorites from each of the 12 days! To enter, simply leave a comment on each of the 12 blog posts to win!

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left: celebrations collection | right: leathers collection

For the very first day of 12 Days of CHRIS-elle, I teamed up with essie to create this amazing unconventional holiday glam look. I love the classic holiday colors just as much as the next girl- but if you really want to stand out at your holiday party, try mixing it up a little bit with an unexpected color. When I saw this nail color For The Twill of It, I totally fell in love. It has a gorgeous sheen to it and I love how, depending on the light, you can see so many different shades of blue, purple and teal. I took that color inspiration and brought it to my beauty look to give me a show-stopping dramatic eye. ‘For The Twill of It’ is a part of the essie 2017 holiday minis kit! It has four of my all-time favorite essie shades in adorable mini sizes! And if you love the holiday minis kit, you’ll love the essie 2017 leathers collection by Rebecca Minkoff too! It has three beautiful deep shades and a fourth rosy mauve shade with a new take on smooth matte polish.

If you usually stick to neutrals, this is a great way to introduce a little punch of color into your life! It’s bold enough to make a statement but subtle enough to not overwhelm you. Not to mention this little essie holiday minis set is probably the best stocking stuffer ever!

So what do you guys think? Ready to rock an expected polish color like For The Twill of It? Well, you can! This color plus some more amazing essie shades are the first giveaway for the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle. Plus, thanks to our partnership with Essie, we were able to make a generous donation to Baby2Baby!

Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9

Remember, to enter the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment down below on this post telling us about your favorite holiday tradition.

2. Come back to the blog every day for the next 12 days and leave a comment on every post!

3. We will be randomly choosing a winner at the end of the 12 days to be announced no later than one business week after.

So remember to comment as much as you want!

Good luck everyone and see you tomorrow!


Photography by Karla Ticas

Manicurist: Tracy Clemens

Click HERE to read the Giveaway Terms & Conditions