Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Color Block


Hi guys.  Here are the Christmas nails I wore today when I went shopping with my new friends here in Stockholm!  These were a design inspired by the little gold beads, which came from a holiday Dial-a-Gem set by Cina.  (You can buy these at Sally Beauty.)  My mom sent me the set as a surprise in a package she mailed me, and I love them... they are something that I wouldn't buy myself but I was excited to use.


I decided to do some color blocking with the gold accent.  I started off with one coat of OPI Smitten with Mittens as my base color.  This is one of a few HTF colors I have in my stash, and I can see why everyone is so obsessed with it!  It is the most gorgeous shimmering red, perfect for the holidays.  The shimmer is something like a combo of a small flakie and a glass fleck.  So lovely.  If you see this in a blog sale or anywhere, don't hesitate to snatch it up!!


I painted the green, which is OPI Live and Let Die, on half of my nail on the diagonal.  I didn't use any tape to do this, because I wasn't too worried about my line being 100% perfect since I would be covering it with the gems anyway.  Next, I dabbed one coat of China Glaze Party Hearty (the quintessential Christmas glitter!) over OPI LaLD.


After that was all finished I put a coat of non quick dry top coat over everything and set the gems onto that while it was still wet.  I did not seal them with more top coat after applying.  I will say that they didn't wear for very long this way... by the end of the day all my gems had fallen off.  I wasn't too worried about longevity though.  If you are, I would definitely recommend using nail glue to attach things like this.

Thanks for reading!

10 comments:

  1. This turned out great. I would be scared of them falling off.

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  2. This is really cute! I love those gold beads!

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  3. Gorgeous, perfect for Christmas! :)

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  4. I love this! So festive and beautiful.

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  5. Gorgeous! Love what you did with the gold beads.

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  6. Wow!!! This mani is so gorgeous! I find it so elegant and classy. You def did a great job here.

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  7. This is so beautiful~!! Looks pretty and not too over with those beads... some used too many and it kinda threw it off.. yours look really beautiful!! wow~!!

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