Wednesday, December 22, 2010

O, Christmas Tree

Only three more days and then it's Christmas! So excited! Today I'm trimming the tree with nail polish. Well, at least the Christmas trees on my nails. I really like the finished look but found that the polishes with all their subtle and overt glitter made the camera unable to take a crisp picture. Just know that my nails are shimmery and shiny! Also, the pictures don't do the red gemstones on top justice; they are bright red and really reflect in the light. I almost feel like it would shine in the dark....light a light bulb!




I wanted to create dimension with the look I envisioned for my nails as Christmas trees (this photo was inspiration). So, first I coated two coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather for a dark base. I then sponged Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe just on my tips and the lighter It's Not Rocket Science from my nail bed to the previous sponged color line. I added an extra sponged layer of It's Not Rocket Science Just along the center of my nail for added color and light reflection. I hand painted the gold stripes first with Orly Luxe and on top of that OPI Gift Of Gold. I added red gemstones for the tree topper and finished the manicure with two coats of Seche Vite.

8 comments:

Carolina said...

Beautiful design, nice colors combination.

charmed-chick said...

very cute and creative :)

Erin said...

Love this one!

Starving Nail Addict said...

Whoa! That has got to be the coolest christmas tree-inspired mani I've seen! It looks so fancy!

Ginger @ GReads! said...

I think this is my fav christmas design you've done :-) very rich!

nodak1982 said...

I agree Ginger. The designs keep getting better and better! Keep em coming!!!

Sylvia said...

So cute! You make such nice designs!

rins said...

I love how the colors stood out together! I don't think I have a set of green and gold shades that would go well together. :)

Merry Christmas!

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