Ahhh… That was a nice break. I didn’t intend to take a few days off. It just sort of happened. What a busy time of year! I had a fantastic Christmas and am looking forward to getting back in to my regular routine.Right before Christmas I saw this post pinned on Pinterest. I was amazed at the simplicity of it. As many times as I’ve seen and done Jane’s cloud manis, I’d never paid attention to the negative space left at the cuticle. It totally makes the perfect holly leaf!
I had been looking for quick to do for my holiday mani and this is what I chose. I used Kleancolor Green Grass for my leaf and China Glaze Starboard for the veining in the leaf. My berries are OPI DS Indulgence. The purple is OPI DS Extravagance which I LOVE!
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and will be safely celebrating the New Year. I will probably sit on the couch reading my book, peek at the TV at midnight, then go to bed. I’m a party animal, what can I say. 😉
Merry Christmas!!! I hope Santa made it to your homes and that you’re all safe and happy celebrating with loved ones. That’s what I will be spending my day doing. I didn’t go crazy with my Christmas manis this year. I kept them simple and a little more grown up. I guess I was feeling more sophisticated this year. 🙂
I really like this gold mistletoe. I could just hold my hand up over my head and get all sorts of kisses from the hubs and our little one. I didn’t really try that, but I bet it would have worked.
My base polish was Revlon Rain Forest. This is the first time I’ve used it. It’s a deep, almost black base with green glitters in it. Very pretty. My mistletoe leaves and berries were acrylic. I’m loving gold lately. I need to find me a good gold polish with good coverage. Maybe a foil. Any recommendations for a gold foil polish? I love the coverage I get out of OPI DS Radiance which is a silver foil. I’d like something like that in gold.
Merry Christmas again everyone! Or Happy Holidays if you celebrate the season in a different way.
Be sure the check out all the other manis today:
Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jamie of Polish, Please!
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth
Happy Christmas eve everyone!! I hope you’re all ready for Christmas tomorrow, as you’re pretty much out of time. I’m super excited!
I was so happy to see Mr. Candiipants “grown up floral” tutorial video. I have always loved designs like this, but was too scared to try my hand at them. Her tutorial really helped.I practiced a bit on paper first. I have to say I’m pretty impressed with myself.
I used acrylics for these because I new polish would dry up too fast. This was fairly slow going for me as it was a new design. I love it though and am already thinking of different color combination to try it in.
What do you think of this grown up floral? Do you think you’ll try it?
I really have a hard time figuring out what to call designs sometimes. This looks kinda ruffly right?I had the idea to do the sort of ruffles, but when I got done with them, it didn’t look Christmasy. It reminded me of the Mexican flag. Which is fine and dandy, except that that’s not at all what I was shooting for. The addition of the polka dots added the festive touch I was looking for.
I did this with my left hand so it doesn’t quite line up as well as I’d like it to, but I’m still happy with it. I used China Glaze White on White, Color Club Reddy or Not and Kleancolor Green Grass for this design and topped it off with Chill Zone top coat.