Here is a post on my first Christmas nails of the season! I posted a photo on instagram that you would have seen if you follow me there. I wore these last week, and they lasted the entire week without a single chip (until I wanted to change them). This was a total experiment, and I’m really happy with the way they turned out! =D
Here is the finished product!
The base colour is a beautiful new blue polish that I picked up from Essie: “Aruba Blue”. I had been eyeing this polish for such a long time, and finally thought it would be just a perfect colour to wear for the holidays, so I got it! I am SO happy with it. It is the perfect shimmery blue =)
The “snow” I did with Sally Hansen’s “Disco Ball”. It is a clear base with tiny holographic glitter particles in it. I tried to do a gradient effect to make it look kind of like the snow was falling and settling on the tips of my nails =) It was my first attempt at a gradient of any kind on my nails, and I love it!
The stamping is done with Konad special polish in white pearl. I bought the Salon Express stamping kit from the “as seen on tv” section in Walmart when it went on sale because I wanted to try stamping out so badly this year! The kit came with a stamper, scraper, plate holder and 5 image plates (for $9.99!). I have a few Konad plates and a few cheaper ones that I bought on eBay. Honestly, I think you can totally get away with cheaper products for the stamper and scraper and plates and such. But I 100% recommend using polish that is specifically made for stamping. My first attempt was around Halloween, and I just used a regular black polish. I got so frustrated! I finally got a decent looking stamp, but it took me ages and I was a bit discouraged. I decided to invest in the special polish, and WOW. The difference was unbelievable! Honestly these turned out perfectly on the first try. So amazing.
I used Orly’s “Won’t Chip” top coat.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Have you done any holiday nails yet this year? Send me photos!
Let me know if you want to see a post about how I use my stamping kit! Keep your eyes peeled for a Favourite Holiday Polishes post coming soon =)