Hiya guys! I am on the brink of falling behind on my 12 Days of Christmas challenge prompts. Actually I am a little behind, but it's only by one prompt so there is still hope! Now the prompt I'll be sharing with you guys today is tree ornaments! Ah, one of my favorite parts of the season. I always have super fun memories of decorating the tree with my mom... and breaking a few ornaments each and every year. I'm such a butter-finger it's impressive that I have never broken a polish bottle *knock on wood*. Anyway, here's the mani I came up with!
I am so happy with how this ended up turning out. Especially a whole night of feeling defeated and getting nothing, but nail fails out of it. It just goes to show that sometimes you just need to walk away and give yourself time to breathe!
Ever since I reviewed Mistletoe Kisses from CDB Lacquer I knew I'd be using it as a nail art base for Christmas time. It's so vibrant and really makes the ornaments stand out! Now there are two important factors to remember when you're creating this ornament mani. First, do yourself a favor and outline in acrylic paint. It's so easy to work with and worst case scenario is you can take it off and start over without ruining your base. The second is to use shimmer polish when coloring in the ornament to create a dazzling effect!
Now here's a break down of everything else I used to create this mani:
- Base: CDB Lacquer - Mistletoe Kisses
- Finger Paints: Amethyst Accent, Go Baroque, Amazon Sky, and Vermillion & Painting
- Zoya: Kerry
- Winstonia: Berry Wine Brushes
- American Craft acrylic paint: black and white
- Top Coat: Glossy - Seche Vite
- Knuckle Ring from Lady Queen #SP0264
And to keep up with my good streak, here is a video tutorial for how to accomplish this look. If you recreate it, be sure to tag me @roselynn787 because I'd love to see it!
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Don't the ornaments look almost life-life? That's all thanks to the shimmer polish magic! I don't usually include a macro for nail art, but I think you guys will really like it in this case.
Now for a tad bit of regret... I didn't get a shot of it with matte topcoat! I bet it would have given the mani a killer vibe too. And in case you're curious, this mani took about two hours to do. That does include the time it took to create the video, so maybe cut it to an hour and a half without it. I'm incredibly slow when it comes to freehand though so that's about normal for me. How do you guys do with freehand? What's the average time you dedicate to a mani?
Don't forget to check out the other ladies participating in the month long Challenge Your Nail Art prompts. And if you're looking for something fun to do this month, then consider joining in yourself! Thanks for reading guys.