Some Polishes May Have Been Provided for Review
Why yes readers, I have done some Holiday inspired nail art. I have rocked a few manis over the past couple of weeks that really got me a lot of attention. I’d love to share them with you! Keep in mind that I’m still new to the nail art world so if I can do these manis anyone can! They just take a little patience and the ability to laugh at your own mistakes!
First up I have a FESTIVE red and white skittle mani
Isn’t it FUN? I loved this peppermint inspired manicure so much! On my index and pinkie fingers I stamped a diagonal candy cane stripe. On my middle finger I used the end of a paint brush to create the large dots. Last but not least on my ring finger and thumb I did contrasting glitter gradients over red and white! This one was really an easy manicure to achieve, you could use a striper to create the stripes if you don’t have the stamps, dots are always easy and the glitter gradient is a really easy technique to master as well.
Polishes Used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Tip Top Nails – Cherry’s In the Snow; Illamasqua – Scorch; Julep – Joelle; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl
I’m really proud of this next one – let me preface by saying this is the second time I’ve tried water marbling and I am utterly pleased with how this turned out. I have been following Let Them Have Polish for like three years – long before I dipped a brush into lacquer to paint my own nails. So I was inspired to do a Merry Pinkmas mani in her honor!
Water marbling is not really for the faint of heart, it can be messy and you might cry a little the first time, but once you get the hang of it it’s so much fun and the results are AMAZING! I learned to water marble by watching video after video by My Simple Little Pleasures (unquestionably the water marble queen!)
I water marbled the pointer, middle, and pinkie fingers and both thumb and ring finger had the fuschia background with the Christmas tree. Before I added the trees I topped everything off with Big Spoon Lacquers Breaking Atavism to give it a frosty glittery look. I used tape to block off where I wanted the Christmas tree and then removed the tape while the polish was still wet to give it a clean line. I then added a pink rhinestone to become the Christmas Tree star!
Polishes Used: Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Bondi New York – Fuschia-istic; Tip Top Nails – Meringue Surprise; Big Spoon Lacquers – Breaking Atavism; Big Spoon Lacquers – Christmas Tree in a Bottle; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl
So do ya’ll like the nail art posts? I kind of like to break the cycle of swatch after swatch! I rarely just wear a polish plain – I usually do some sort of art or pair it with complementary polishes to create some visual interest! If you want to see any NOTD pictures I often throw those onto Instagram!
I joined a link party so if you want to join you can as well!