Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Light Nail Art


Hey polished peeps!  Hope you are all having a good Wednesday!  I'm pretty happy because I'm feeling better and it snowed a little last night.  It is that pretty fluffy snow that lands on the top of the bushes so the Christmas lights just start to peak out.  I love when that happens.

I also love that my nails are currently matching all my outdoor decorations thanks to the snow!  Today I am bringing you these cute Christmas Light nails!  Last year I did this manicure and really enjoyed the look.  As it says in that post, I got the idea from a couple of different manicures.

Of course, both years I couldn't get decent photos, but this years aren't as awful.  Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Base
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • Sally Hansen - Disco Ball
    • INM - Northern Lights
  • Lights
    • Zoya - Josie
    • Zoya - Livingston
    • Zoya - Darcy
    • Ulta - Blue Streak
    • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Cute, right?  Too lazy to create a tutorial for this manicure, but of course I will share with you how I got the look!  I first started with a clear base coat.  I took a make up sponge and painted some white polish on it and dabbed the tips of my nails.  I wanted to give the look of a snow accumulation on my nails.  To make it look more "snow" like, I added a coat of Disco Ball and INM Northern Lights.  This made my nails sparkle like the fluffy fresh snow does on a sunny winter day.

When that was dried, with my nail art brush, I drew the line using Orly Liquid Vinyl.  I next made sure that the black was completely dried because I didn't want to get any black polish mixed onto the colored bulbs.  I used my smallest nail art brush and created all the bulbs.  After they were dried, I wasn't 100% happy with them, so I took a toothpick and added the white little glowing lines.



Alternatively, you could do this manicure on a completely white nail, but I still would suggest adding some form of glitter!  I think it really makes the manicure pop.  Same with the little lines on the light bulbs.  I am so happy I decided to add those because it looks more realistic to me.  Well, as realistic as nail art can be.

What do you think?  Liking the Christmas lights on the snow base?

I'm off to paint another Christmas manicure!!!  Hope you have a great day! Until next time, <3.