Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Colours and Glitter!


These were spur of the moment. I've been meaning to do this layering combo as a mani, but didn't know what to put on top. Then it hit me...holly! Once I had the base and glitter it just cried out for some holly!

The base green is Essence..., then I layered on NYX Enchanted Forest. A new purchase for the Christmas season. I'm not big into green, but this mani changed that a little.

I then went in with white acrylic for the outline and to make the lighter colours pop on such a dark base. I then layered my coloured polishes over the white and then outlined where needed in black.

The colours were;
Red - OPI Passion for Fashion
Neon Green - Midie 30
Yellow Green - Nicole By OPI Daffy Dill
Dark Green Base - Essence Walk on the wild side
Green Hex Glitter - NYX enchanted forest 
Black and white acrylics









These last two are in sunlight. For some reason this green wanted to shoot greyer than it appears in real life.

Hope you are enjoying the challenge so far. I did realize after I finished these that an upcoming challenge prompt was holly...but, I couldn't save them! I had to send them out into the nailiverse as soon as possible. I love loved these!

Cheers all,


15 comments:

  1. Oh those are adorable! Very cute for the holiday! I love them.

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  2. Thanks Meagan! I left these on a long time for me!

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad I had this post prepped my computers HD fried last night!! Geek Squad has it now fingers crossed my files of everything are saved! Eeeee

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  4. The holly is great! And the berries do stand out nicely :) love the glitter topper too!

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    1. It was a tiny bit gloppy to work with, but worth it. I bought a similar one in a champaign colour as well.

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  5. Oooh that is a perfect glitter/base combination-looks lovely, and the bright red of the holly berries is a great contrast! Ace =)

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    1. I was so happy with the contrast as well. May need to use this combo again before Christmas is over!

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  6. These are so cute!! I really like the NYX glitter!

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  7. I love the glitter and the colour is great for festive nail art :) the berries are wonderful xxx

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    1. Thanks Dawn. I can't wait for decorations. Haven't decided what to do yet!

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  8. I really love the holly! Perfect touch in there!

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  9. You've done a great job on the holly! :)

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