Nail Diaries: Merry Christmas!

“We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas…”

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!!  Since I’m sure you’re all busy preparing for, and enjoying, today’s festivities, I’ll keep this short and sweet.  As the countdown to Christmas comes to an end, we hope you’ve all enjoyed putting up your trees, singing ALL the Christmas carols, wrapping presents for your loved ones, reconnecting with friends and family, and, of course, having fun with Christmas-inspired nail art.

And just in case you’re looking for some last-minute inspiration, here’s a look at the festive manicure that I’ll be sporting for our Christmas party.

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Because nothing says Christmas like a green and red colour combo, boughs of holly, and a bit of glittery gold for good measure.

The polishes:
– Green: Zoya‘s Giovanna (ZP680)
– Red:  NailsInc‘s The Boltons (Gel Effect)
– Gold:  OPI‘s Love Angel Music Baby (NL G28)

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The best part of this design is that it looks much more impressive than it actually is.  I started with a base layer of green, then  applied the gold nail polish in 3 strokes to create the illusion of a holly leaf (this technique is described in more detail in my scalloped nails post).  I used my dotting tool to add a few strategically-placed green and red dots, and finally, I made the holly leaf look slightly more convincing by drawing in lines with a black striper.

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And that’s it!  Merry Christmas!!!

Until next time,
Ryann

 

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