I did my fiance's mother's nail for Christmas. I did Christmas lights on her nail last year and she loved them so much she wanted the same thing this time. The lights took hours, so I did every other nail to save time and holly on the other nails.
I didn't have my teeney paint brush with me so the holly leaves and things were hard. I did the lights with a dotting tool and made a point on one end of the dot.
She already had her base color on and liked it. It was Sally Hansen Crystal Chrome in Lilac Crystal. It's actually a really nice pearly color.
Here are the polishes I used, most of which she already had because I've gotten to where I only bring 10 or so in my little togo thing. She did love my Nail Envy though. Everyone does!