I bet your nails don’t match your tissue box.
So here are my super juvenile candy cane french tip Christmas day nails. Even though I would’ve loved these in elementary school, the simplicity still makes me smile. I used Ulta’s Angel Baby, Sinful Color’s 948 Last Chance, Essie’s Size Matters, and later I ended up adding Confetti’s Ice Ice Baby. All of it was put together with my Orly Detailer and topped off with a coat of Seche Vite!
Merry Christmas everyone, Phillipians 1:3
I had this on my nails for all but ten minutes. It was honestly just me killing time, but I thought it was worth posting because with more precision and effort it would be a cute Holiday design. If I was doing this design to actually wear, I’d definitely use one base color. But from left to right, the base colors are Milani One Coat Glitter in 525 Gold Glitz, Sally Hansen’s 13 Celeb City, Orly’s Rage, and Butter London’s Yummy Mummy. The holly are created with my Orly detailer brush, OPI’s Vodka and Caviar, and Illamasque’s Rampage.
This is what my Russian Navy manicure evolved into. I absolutely love this. I debated between Russian Navy and Essie’s Borrowed and Blue to be the background color and I’m so glad I chose this. The contrast of the shimmery base color with Ulta’s Angel Baby as the white snowflakes turned out beautifully. I used my Orly detailer brush to create the flakes and then went back over individual sections with Sally Hansen’s #13 Celeb City to add a silver dimension.
TIP: When doing nail designs with more intricate detailing, alternate back and forth with a left hand nail and then right hand nail. This way you’re non-dominate hand gets breaks and doesn’t get shaky, leaving you with two steady hands!
And this is what my present manicure evolved into. I used Ulta’s Angel Baby, Sally Hansen’s Yellow Kitty, Art Deco for a gold glitter high light, and mixed Sinful Color’s Last Chance (which I adore) with white to make a midtone green. Then I put it all together with my current go-to brush – Orly’s detailer. I really like the idea of this three day transformation. And while it wasn’t the precise execution I would’ve hoped for, I think it’s a cute concept and actually painted a similar design on my little cousin this morning.
This is what my Essie Size Matters manicure evolved into – cute little wrapped presents! I used my Orly Detailer brush to do a white cross shape and then fill in the loops of the bow. Then I took Ice Ice Baby by Confetti, which is a clear base holographic glitter polish, and outlined just the bow part to add a little bit of definition.