Merry Happy December!
December time is one of my favourite times of year. The atmosphere everywhere changes as people shift into holiday mode and I’ve particularly looked forward to starting Christmas manicures!
My first Christmas manicure was inspired by Christmas trees. I wanted to create a Christmas tree effect on my nails. I bought the *perfect* green polish specifically for Christmas manis. The polish is made by Charlie and the shade is Daring. It is a dark green polish with a beautiful green shimmer. I started off with my regular base coat to protect my natural nails and painted the Daring on all my nails except on my thumbs. On my thumbs I painted one coat of essence magic carpet magnetic nail polish. I did not use the magnet. One by one on my green nails I painted a coat of Tip Top Rocky Road. I love this! The holographic hexes look like twinkling lights when I move my hands. I’ll post a video of this on Instagram. While the Rocky Road was wet, I placed a few of my Born Pretty Store studs on my nails to represent the decorations on the tree. On my middle nails I also used my star shaped studs to represent the traditional star on top of the tree. Once my thumbs were dry I used striping tape to tape off a “ribbon” pattern and painted over the tape with L.A. Girl Sands Of Time gold texture polish. I immediately pulled off the tape while the polish was still wet. I placed two leaf shaped studs on the tip of my thumb to decorate the top of the gift. I sealed everything in with two coats of Seche Vite to secure all the studs. The result:
This mani is very busy. Much busier than I’m used to wearing and it took quite some time for me to grow accustomed to it. I do think, however, that it represents the concept very well. It doesn’t get more Christmassy or Christmas tree like than this! As I do with all my manis, I will be wearing this one until it starts to look shabby (i.e. has a chip), while it is not easy to wear…it is Christmas damnit! Time to let it all hang out and celebrate!
I look forward to trying a few more Christmas manis during the festive period 🙂 What do you think of this mani? Would you dare to wear it?