December 13, 2011

31 Days of Christmas - Garland and Wreath!

I have been really busy lately and I haven't been able to paint my nails OR post as much. I did this manicure the weekend before the 5th of December, but honestly, everything has been a speeding blur since then. This week I have finals and this weekend I GRADUATE from college! All of this has not been made easier with an ear infection that has made it difficult for me to hear. Blah blah, excuses over - look at this fab manicure I did!

without flash

This one was fun to do and I really loved it, so I kept it on all week, but I had some major staining from the two green polishes I used when I removed it the other day - bummer for sure. To be really nitpicky, I think this would be even MORE awesome if the white lines were smaller because they mess up the scale of the design; this is supposed to look like a garland draped across a brick wall with a wreath on my accent finger.

small, slightly blurry shot of my thumb :)

For this I used:
  • ManGlaze Fatty's Got More Blood as my base (from the Black Friday sale)
  • white striper 
  • Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe
  • Picture Polish Jealousy (from the Llarowe Black Friday sale)
  • another layer of Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe 
  • China Glaze Poinsettia for the berry and bow accent
I didn't use any top coat on this because I liked the contrast of finishes, and the way it got really 3D where I built up layers.

with flash

Hope your December is going well, lovely readers!

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