Wednesday, December 12, 2012
O! Christmas Tree Manicure
Hello, hello! Two days in a row with a post, shocking, I know! I hope everyone's holiday season is turning out well so far. I've got my first holiday function this Sunday night with the crew from my job. I'm trying to get myself into the spirit of things this year, so I've got another holiday manicure for you today. This manicure is not my own design, as I found it on Pinterest and for once, the link back actually worked. You can see the original design here on Laatikollinen lakkaa. Aaaand here's my version:
So adorable, right?! I started here with 2 coats of Ulta's Salon Formula Nail Laquer in Diva, a pretty holographic glitter in a light pink shimmer base. I used Wet 'n' Wild's French White Creme for the "snowbanks" and dots of falling snow. The snowbanks were done using a method similar to Nailside's Freehand Cloud tutorial. For my accent nail, I used painter's tape to create a long triangle shape and then filled it in with e.l.f. in Green Machine, a dark green creme. I quickly went over GM with Wet 'n' Wild's FastDry in Happy Holidaze!, a teal multi-glitter jelly from their Party Rocks 2012 Holiday Collection, to add some sparkle and depth to the tree. My tree topper is a silver star from Wet 'n' Wild's Stars and Stripes. The ornaments on the tree are done with a dotting tool and e.l.f. in Cherry Bomb.
Overall, I thought this turned out great. I love the sparkle that Diva adds to the whole mani and the nail art came out great! Here's a close up of my accent nail:
I hope you enjoyed this manicure as much as I did. Check back for more holiday nails before Christmas! Thanks so much for reading!