Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Holidays Part 5

These are officially my least favorite holiday nails. They looked a lot cuter in my mind before I started painting. I think the base coat just came out too dark.

I used Revlon Colorstay in Rainforest for the base. It's a dark green with silver shimmer, but it's hard to tell here (and in person). I layered Disco Dolls from Nicole by OPI on the tips and then stuck on lots of rhinestones.
And here's one more I forgot about. No one ever posts toenails on any of the blogs I read. I'm starting to think there's a reason for that: feet are ugly. Even "cute" feet are pretty weird looking. Anyway, these are my snow toes.
This is Spoiled Distant Memory stamped with Finger Paints Paper Mache using the BM-323 plate . My stamping skills are not very good yet and this is apparently not a great polish for stamping with, but hopefully both situations will improve soon.

Happy Holidays Part 4

I did these for a friend just before Christmas. They turned out really cute.
The base is Daddy's Credit Card from Spoiled. I've painted on the holly leaves using a tiny brush and China Glaze Holly-Day with Savvy Ebony Black for the outlines. The "berries" are rhinestones I ordered in a giant pack from Amazon.

Happy Holidays Part 3

These are definitely my favorite of the season so far. I love the different sizes of glitter and Christmasey colors.
The base coat is Orly Winter Wonderland. I put clear polish on the tips and used an eyeshadow brush to tap on loose green glitter from the craft store. The big red sparkles are Red by Milani. I really love this red glitter. It goes on thick with one coat so it's not too hard to get good glitter coverage.

Happy Holidays Part 2

These are my second set of holiday nails inspired by just about every post on pintrest this time of year and ugly Christmas sweaters everywhere.

Here I've used Spoiled Hit the Breaks and Finger Paints Paper Mache for the white accents
It looks like a reindeer right? And also a good example of what happens if you try to do the top coat too soon.

Happy Holidays

Since I just started my blog I didn't get a chance to post all my holiday nails before the actual holidays. It seems like a shame to wait a whole year though, so I'll just post them now. This way my first post won't have to feel so lonely while it waits for my New Year Nails.
These were my first of the season. Twinkle lights are so festive.

My base color is Nina Ultra Pro Big Spender. The lights are: Spoiled- Hit the Breaks (red), Permission to Proceed (green), and Distant Memory (blue), China Glaze Sexy Silhouette (pink) and Savvy Deep Amethyst.



The First One!

I think it's fitting that my first post is a manicure done in honor of a few other firsts. We'll be spending part of the weekend with my favorite nephew, Fin, up in the mountains. It's just a couple weeks after his first birthday and this will be his first snow. I'm so excited to see his reactions and hopefully see a few of his first steps as well.

I've used 1 coat of Wet n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint as my base. I was so surprised by how well it covered on the first coat that I didn't even bother to go back and add a second. The sponged tips and white accents are Finger Paints Paper Mache. For the trees I've used China Glaze Holly-Day and Spoiled Pumping Gas and the tiny house is Sally Hansen Brick Wall. I thought this would be a perfect chance to try out my new pearl buttons from Born Pretty on my pinky finger. I've topped it all off with a very goopy coat of Seche Vite. Hopefully the new year will bring me a new bottle because my current one is almost gone.