The One With the Christmas Garland

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Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  Can you believe that Christmas is Sunday?  Hopefully your nails are festive for the holiday.  If you need some ideas, then you should take a look at my Christmas Nail Art Wheel I created a few years ago.  I really should make a new one of these for next year.

Today's design is something I have never done before on the blog....a french tip design.  I don't like french tips on my nails because I don't think they look good on my nail shape.  After seeing a garland french tip design by Nails by Cambria, I thought I would give it a try since it wasn't your typical french manicure.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Sally Hansen - Sheer Force
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • Acrylics
Okay, I really do love how these turned out.  They kind of looked like stickers or nail decals.  They were super easy to do also.  First, I started off with one coat of Sally Hansen Sheer Force.  When that was dry, I used ORLY White Tips to add the french tip design.  I didn't tape them off or make them even because I knew that I was going to be painting the garland over the edge.

When the bases were dry, I then took green acrylics and painted the garland across the nails.  When that was dry, I used a red acrylic for the little berries, then finished them off with the white detail.  Added a top coat, and called it a day.

Sheer Force is a great subtle nude polish.  It's more nude than OPI Bubble Bath but has the same effect.  I wasn't going to use this polish at all, but I was scared that the green acrylic would have stained my naked nail.

ORLY White Tips is my favorite white polish.  It's perfect for french tips because it's so opaque that it covers in one coat.  One swipe across the tip of the nail and I had a perfect french tip.  Since this bottle has the normal ORLY brush, I use it for my white base coats a lot because of the fact it covers in one coat.

What do you think of this garland manicure?  Something you would try?  Think French tips look weird on me?

Unfortunately I baked a whole lot of Christmas cookies, so these pretties only lasted about a day on me because I was washing dishes and such.  Kind of sad, but that might mean that I'll have some time to fit in a few more Christmas manicures before Sunday!!

Until next time, <3.

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