First up, I would like to apologize for being absent the past few days. I had a guest over at my house over the holidays and had to play tour guide and bring him all over town. Literally. My nails were bare for 3 days and after it all I was so burnt out I spent the last 2 days sleeping it off.
I did a cute little snowman mani the other day just in time for Christmas Day. It’s a little overdue but I do hope you will like it 🙂
My base color was Color by T.B.N. Stevealicious because I thought it would be nice for Mr Snowman to shine against a nice dark blue background! I used OPI Alpine Snow to create the snowman as well as the random, er, snowflakes on my other nails. I finished off Mr Snowman with a red scarf (OPI Big Apple Red), some coal for eyes (OPI Black Onyx), buttons (OPI Warm and Fozzie) and a small little carrot for a nose (Sally Hansen Sun Kissed)
I applied top coat a little too early and it smudged Mr Snowman’s Scarf. Do you see what else is wrong with Mr Snowman?
I realised when I posted the photo above on Instagram that My little Snowman actually was missing a hat! I quickly went through my drawers and picked out OPI Skyfall to make a little hat for him.
Since I was going to apply another coat of top coat I also fixed up Mr Snowman’s Scarf.
Much better now 🙂
I finally found time to sit down and write this post! It was a really busy Christmas for me! I had so much to eat I think I would need to go on a diet after this. LOL.
Anyways, I do hope all you girls had a great Christmas with your families 🙂
I am sure you have noticed this manicure from a few days ago! The inspiration for this monotonous manicure was from Marta form Chit Chat Nails
. She always posts the most interesting skittlete manicure which I love. A few weeks back, Marta had a Skittelete Manicure Contest so I decided to try my luck with this!
I took me a long time to decide what skittlette to do but I finally decided that I wanted to incorporate the new polish I got from my Glitzology Haul – Robots in Love.
I first painted coat of Color Club Harp on It and topped it off with one coat of Robots in Love to bring out the holo goodness in Robots in Love. I even managed to get a heart out for this!
I then proceeded to paint my thumb, index and middle finger with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow and, to avoid it looking to stark white, I topped it off with OPI Pirouette My Whistle.
This was a competition held before Christmas so I thought it would be nice to have a little Christmas Tree incorporated in it. So I did that with a nice grey – Zoya Dove – and some striping tape. I topped the litle Christmas tree off with a holographic star I fished out from Robots in Love. 2 quick coats of OPI Black Onyx on my pinky and I was good to go!
And while I was taking photos of it, I realised that I did an Ombre manicure! Ha!
Well, I did not win a prize in the Skittlette Contest but I sure did have fun coming up with the manicure. You should check out all the awesome entries and see if your favorites won!
The polishes I used were:
OPI Alpine Snow
OPI Black Onyx
OPI Pirouette my Whistle
Color Club Harp on It
Glitzology Robots in Love
It’s Christmas eve already!!
I will be really busy today so this is going to be a really quick post!
I finally gave the braided manicure another go last night! It turned out quite nicely if you asked me.
I now know that the trick is to let the different colored stripes dry a little bit before moving on to the next to avoid pulling and dragging 🙂
China Glaze Passion (gold)
OPI Big Apple Red (red)
OPI Green-wich Village (green)
And to my readers who are in a time zone earlier than me – Merry Christmas!!
I showed you my right hand yesterday and now I am back to show you my left hand.
I am not one to always have both hands an exact match for each other. In fact, most of the time they do not match in design but the colors are often the same few polishes. Today is the day where they are similar in design but in different colors! — Yay for striping tape!
I started off with the same base color (OPI Don’t Touch My Tutu) and this time used 2 different greens to create this look. I used ulta3 mojito and Cult Nails Feeling Froggy for my accent nail.
I love how for both the polishes the color seems way different than I expected them to be! mojito turned out to be lighter and more neon than I expected and Feeling Froggy, well, this one was a good surprise to me. I was expecting Feeling Froggy to be quite light and thin because of it’s jelly-ish properties but it really was this nice Christmas-sy green which popped against the white base.
I placed the striping tape differently this time and left less white space in the design. What do you think of it? Just in case you don’t remember, here are both my hands side by side 🙂
I finally got time to make me some Candy Canes! The ones that make your hands look awesomely pretty. LOL!
I started off with 3 coats of OPI Don’t Touch My Tutu Stuck on some striping tape and topped it off with one coat of OPI Big Apple Red. It was a fairly easy manicure as long as you are patient and careful!
To make the thicker white areas, I placed 2 striping tapes next to each other and painted over it. But I think I did not place them close enough and some red polish seeped through and left small red lines in my design.
Red is one of the most challenging color to photograph if you ask me! Often times it would turn out far from what it is in my photographs! Just look at the 4 photos below! It’s just like magic. Haha!
After about 8 hours of wear, I thought that my accent nail was kinda boring and decided to add some stripes in gold to it!
What do you think, gold or no gold?