Wednesday, 11 December 2013

12 Days Of Xmas Nail Art 6-Decorations

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Do you ever have those moments where you do some really awesome nail art that you're really proud of one one hand and just know you're not going to be able to recreate it well on the other? Yeah, this was one of those! I took inspiration for these from Chalkboard Nails' Functional Christmas Lights and for this decided to stray away from the Christmas colours I've been sticking to at the mo! I did a base of Revlon-Minted and then topped it with my Iconic Effect-Extreme Holo Topcoat...because I couldn't resist using it again haha! I did the "string" with my black Barry M nail art pen and drew "bulbs" with the white to provide a good base for my slightly jelly like glow in the dark polishes. I used BK Polishes in 05, 06 and 10 to colour them in. On my thumb I did a sort of Christmas tree with the lights which I really like. Then it came to my right hand. My Barry M pens started playing up and the bulbs all came out different sizes and shapes. I did attempt the tree to match but it just wasn't playing so I gave up in the end, haha! Ah well, can't have it all ey?
I feel I should warn you that my camera was a little dazzled by the holoyness of these, poor thing, so these are a little blurry around the edges.



While one hand is definitely better than the other, I do really like these! And look, they really glow:


GITD nail varnish makes me so happy, which is good because I had crappy news today so I needed a pick me up!
Anyway, let's see Rara's decorations too!

Rara
I had absolutely no idea how to do decorations...so I kind of cheated. I decided to use a new polish from a TarasTalons goodie bag called Paper Chains. I layered it over the top of Avon-Forget-Me-Not Blue. Paper Chain is a beautiful many coloured glitter and makes me happy! To try to match it I painted my other nails with Layla-Mermaid Spell (Holographic effect) and attempted paper chains with my nail pens from Paperchase. Not sure you could tell what they are unless I had already told you though!





Bring on Christmas Animals!!!!

~Rara~

I actually really like those paperchains, they're so colourful, and that glitter is loooovely! There you go, lots of holoy goodness and pretty decorations. Here's a reminder of the rest of the prompts, can't believe we're half way through already!


Don't forget to check out the inlinkz for some more fabulous 'decorations' manis!

~Nail Art Novice~

14 comments:

  1. These came out great! I love the colors of yours!

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  2. Even though the paper chains didn't come out the way you wanted, I still like them! :) They are bright and kind of abstract. And the "holoyness" of the other mani was spectacular! :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm a bit obsessed with that topcoat, haha!

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  3. I do love those! Really love the lights! Must try it :D

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    1. Thanks Nada! Give it a go, I'm sure yours would be fab!

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  4. I love your colour choices for those lights - beautiful! :)

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    1. I wish I could claim creative inspiration for that but it's really because *whispers* they're the only GITD polishes I own, haha! Thanks though =)

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  5. These are fun colourful bright and festive! well done :) xxx

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  6. Your lights turned out so well and I love that they glow!

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