Friday, December 30, 2011

Festive Fingertips

With my birthday, Christmas, and New Years within two weeks of each other, I have feverishly been working on my fingers! For a while, I've wanted to grab about 15 polishes and go wild with different patterns on each nail, while still maintaining some continuity. I finally did it! Here is the result:

My Holiday Nails, done by me (left hand)

I used a regular brush for all of the stripes, except for the very thinnest green and red, for which I used a striping polish. Since I don't have a dotting tool, I used a small bobby pin for the dots in the above picture (my left hand) and a flattened end of a toothpick for the dots in the below picture (my right hand). Do not be mistaken; this took considerable time!

My Holiday Nails, done by me (right hand)

I started by randomly painting each nail either neon mint (Color Club's Twiggy), bright matte red (bottle pictured: Essie's Lacquered Up), a cream white (OPI's Peace Baby), or a light foil silver (NK Nail Enamel's Satin Silver). I'm particularly fond of this shade of red by Essie, Lacquered Up; it is perfect for any time of the year. Another polish to note is OPI's Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, a heavy gunmetal foil color-- a must-have staple for any polish wardrobe.

Hope you enjoy your holiday and are excited for the new year! Happy Polishing!

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