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Christmas Crackle

Christmas CrackleThis is just red polish with silver crackle polish on top, and then green crackle polish on top of that!

 

Winter Wonderland Nails

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It may be 68 degrees here in DC, but it’s winter on my nails!  This manicure was actually super easy to do.  The best part is that the white tips are supposed to resemble mounds of snow, so they are not actually supposed to be straight.

I started out with gray polish and used a matte topcoat, which makes the tips stand out a little more.

Then I painted the white tips, just making them uneven-pretty hard to mess up.  I didn’t do the ring fingers yet.  I finished the tips by putting clear topcoat on them & dipping them in loose glitter to make them sparkle.  Then I did the shiny topcoat only on the tip.

For the ring fingers, I used this tutorial for the tree, using scotch tape.

Tree w/o snow

Once the tree was dry, I did a little white on the tips and then dipped them in glitter like the other nails.  Finally, I used a toothpick to put a little bit of clear polish on the tree itself and then sprinkled the glitter on it to make it look like a little snow is on the tree.

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Tree with snow

 

Christmas Nails

Hey, welcome to my nail blog!  I hope you enjoy it!  Eventually, I will probably post new nails about once a week, but for now, I’m going to back log some older nail creations in addition to current ones, so the posts will be more frequent.

To start off, here is my current nail creation, Christmas nails!Image

 

I originally got the idea from here.  I didn’t have a shade of white that I thought would look good with the other colors, so I decided to do gold as a base shade, and I think it turned out really well!

This was my first time trying dotting.  Since I have limited funds to buy nail art tools, I decided to try using a bobby pin.  I just pulled it apart and used one of the ends.

ImageIt took a little practice, but worked well in the end.  The rest of the nail was pretty simple, just paint a base coat of gold, then do the tips with green (there are many different techniques to do french manicures, but I usually just do them freestyle), and then I painted the thin silver sparkle stripe across the bottom of the green (make sure to keep it mostly on the green because it won’t really show up on the gold part).  Then the dotting and a top coat and you are done!

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