Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sugar & Spice: Christmas Nails

Words go here right? This work week has officially turned my brain to jelly and it's not even over yet. It's finals week at the university where I work so the stress level is higher than usual and I'm not even the one taking the tests. My deepest sympathies to those of you who are in the middle of all that fun. I graduated about seven and a half years ago now and the amount of times I've missed being in school is exactly zero. 

I've got another set of Christmas nails for you today. I wanted something extra glitzy this time like lights and ornaments all smushed together. I really love how these came out. The glitter catches the light when I move my hands and they feel so festive.

I started out with two coats of Finger Paints, Romanticism Ruby which is a nice red jelly packed with red micro glitter. Next I dabbled on a generous coat of Milani Jewel FX in Red for some larger glitter. The Milanis have some great coverage for being such a chunky glitter, but it's never enough so I also added individual pieces of loose glitter that I got from Born Pretty to the barer spots. At this point I should have done top coat to even it out because the texture of all that glitter was bumpier than I anticipated. Next time right? I used the brush from the bottle of Maybelline Color Show, Bold Gold to paint the tips and a striping brush to add the chevrons on top. It's all finished off with a coat of Sally Hansen, Dries Instantly.