Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fancy-schmancy Christmas Nails!

Happy Holidays!  Hi everyone, it has been way too long since I have written a post!  Between working 8-5 six days a week and having no sunshine since I don't know when, there have not been many opportunities to write new posts.  I think I am going to start playing with alternate light sources today, because surprise, surprise, it is supposed to cloudy all day here in northern Florida.

I would like to give a big "Welcome!" to my new follower!  It really surprised me when I checked on my blog the other day and saw a new follower during this dry spell.  Thanks to anybody who takes interest in what I do! :)

While I have not posted in about a month, I have not quit painting my nails!  I have 2 Christmas manicures photographed and ready to go, and after I am done writing, I am going to start a new manicure!

I have been using my Bundle Monster nail stamping plates a lot lately, and it is taking some getting used to.  I keep trying to use polishes that are too thin, and of course there is the getting the stamp lined up correctly.  Practice makes perfect!  When I look at other nail blogs I always love the fancy scroll manicures, and I thought I would give it a try.  For this design I used Orly Luxe for my base coat, and Sally Hansen Save the Date for the stamping.  I used stamping plate BM21 for the scroll design.  I absolutely love how it turned out!  I got really creative and painted my toes to coordinate with this too.  I used the Sally Hansen Save the Date for the base on my toes, and then I stamped the leaf design from BM01 on my big toe with Orly Luxe.  I really LOVE the Save the Date on my toes, it is a gorgeous shimmery maroon.  I have never been big on coordinating my fingers and toes, but this was fun!

So I dont know about you guys, but I am NOT ready for Christmas.  It seems like it has snuck up on me this year, don't tell anyone, but I don't even have any presents bought yet...but my nails are ready!!!

Tada!  I love them!   I would love to share the photos of the toes, but I really do not like how any of the photos came out.  Just know they looked great!

These photos were actually taken after a few days of wear.  I really like how well the polish held up!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I really like that design! Very pretty. Back when I used to paint my nails, I could barely get one solid coat of color on properly. I can't imagine doing such intricate patterns on my own nails. And I know what you mean about the holidays sneaking up this year. I just finished wrapping the last of the gifts last night. You know what they say, though - if you wait until the last minute, it takes only a minute! Have a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!